Alejandro Fernández Almendras – Matar a un hombre AKA To Kill A Man (2014)

A working class man who, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice in his own hands. Read More »

Unknown – The Frozen Rose (2003)

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This is a Iranian short film named “The Frozen Rose”. Its story is an excerpt from the movie Khodahafez Rafik meaning Goodbye my Friend (2003) which includes three mini stories. This story is about a young girl named Rukkayah and her deep desire to see her father again who had already been martyred on the frontlines during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). We see at the beginning that when the train which carries Iranian soldiers stops, this little girl is the only one who stands in the same position until the other children move away after having sold their flowers to the soldiers. Every morning she cuts flowers and offers them to the soldier who will be martyred without taking their worth in return. The end of this movie is very powerful and moving. In essence, the whole story relies on the fact that Rukkayah hasn’t accepted that her father has passed away 2 years ago. Read More »

Amie Siegel – Provenance (2013)

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Provenance is a touchstone in Siegel’s work, with its accumulative, cinematic representation of economic and political cycles. The work enacts a slow reveal over multiple parts, stripping back the layers of patrimony that influence the cultural value of objects to ask a broad set of contemporary questions about the speculative markets of art and design. Read More »

Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat – El Artista aka The Artist (2008)

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Jorge (Sergio Pángaro), a 40-year-old man, single, shy and circumspect, works as a nurse in a geriatric house. There, he looks after Romano (Alberto Laiseca), an old man who hardly walks and does not speak, with a special attention.
Jorge regularly keeps paper rolls with drawings. With Polo’s help (Diego Perdomo), a photographer neighbor of his, he makes a folder with these paintings, which together with a brief resume, he presents in a prestigious art gallery. Read More »

Julien Duvivier – Sous le ciel de Paris AKA Under the Sky of Paris (1951)

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Fates of multiple otherwise disconnected characters intertwine miraculously under the sky of Paris. And it all happens in one day. Read More »

Anders Fløe – Afskåret AKA Secluded (2016)

19-year-old Sarah is going on holiday deep in the Swedish forests with her parents. Everything seems to be completely idyllic, but just as she leaves behind civilisation and mobile phone coverage, she discovers that a sex tape of her has been shared on the internet. Without a connection to the outside world, it is difficult for her to prevent the video from spreading, and Sarah’s world slowly falls apart. But what seems like her life’s worst crisis is overshadowed during the holiday by an even worse nightmare, that has fatal consequences for the entire family. Read More »

Ming-liang Tsai – He liu AKA The River (1997)

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An unemployed young man named Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) passes idle time at a local Taipei mall when he encounters an old friend (Chen Shiang-chyi) on the opposite escalator. With time on his hands, he agrees to accompany her back to the location shoot where she is working as a production assistant for a film. At the site, the director is displeased with the unrealistic appearance of a mannequin intended to represent a dead body floating on the river, and asks the aimless Hsiao-Kang to act as a stand-in for the shot. Read More »