France 2019, London BFI
Feature Film by Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martinot
France 2019, Berlin Forum, Curitiba Olhar do Cinema New Views Award – Feature for Best Film, DocLisboa Special Prize of the Jury
First Documentary by Frank Beauvais
January 2016. The love story that brought me to this village in Alsace where I live ended six months ago. At 45, I am now alone, without a car, a job or any real prospects, surrounded by luxuriant nature, the proximity of which is not enough to calm the deep distress into which I am plunged. France, still in shock from the November terror attacks, is in a state of emergency. I feel helpless, I suffocate with contained rage. I am lost and I watch four to five films a day. I decide to record this stagnation, not by picking up a camera but by editing shots from the stream of films I watch. Continuer la lecture
India 2019, Busan New Currents competition- special mention, Mumbai -Film Critics Guild Award & Best Actress Award
First Feature Film by Kislay Kislay
In the outskirts of a small village in India, Mrs. Sharma is forced to remain a respected middle-class wife and a faithful, wise old woman upon her husband’s death. Her son and his family, who live with her, have no doubt that she will make sacrifices to help them out financially. But Mrs. Sharma has absolutely no intention to do so. Instead, she tries what she has never done before—getting beauty treatments, going to a shopping mall, watching a movie in a theater, and making dolls. Making new friends along the way, she also tries to maintain financial independence and opens a bank account under her own name for the first time.
India 2019, Busan A Window On Asian Cinema- Kim Jiseok Award
Feature Film by Pradip Kurbah
Iewduh is the name of the largest and the most vibrant market in Northeast India. Market, whose original title is ‘Iewduh’, tells the story of the people of the Iewduh Bara Bazaar market. Mike is a bathroom cleaner working in the darkest of the dark places in the market. He lives with Hep, a boy who was abandoned by his parents and was later taken in by Mike.
Azerbaijan 2019, IDFA main competition
Argentina 2020, Rotterdam Tiger Award competition
First feature film by Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf
Deep inside the Argentinian highlands in a small community at an altitude of 4000 ma.s.l, a native llama herder is following the traces of an invisible puma who is killing his livestock. Through his search, a mystical exchange is revealed between him, his ancestors and the changing form of the puma.
USA/ Hong Kong 2019, Rotterdam Tiger Award, Mexico Ficunam Special Mention for Best Film, Paris Cinema du Reel Young Jury Award Special Mention, Montreal RIDM Grand Prize.
Documentary by Shengze Zhu
Argentina 2019, San Sebastian Zabaltegi, IDFA Masters
Documentary by Andrés di Tella
Over several days and nights, an actor and an actress read the correspondence between Torcuato and Kamala, the film director’s parents, he from Argentina, and she from India. The letters, encompassing the decades from the 50s to the 70s, refer to love and idealism, record world travels, talk about socialism and psychoanalysis, about pain and broken dreams. Their reading reveals a relationship between the actors, with similarities and differences. Meanwhile, with his own daughter, the director sets about solving the puzzle of the family memory, an intimate twentieth-century tale.