2011-2020

Hadi Mohaghegh – Mamiroo AKA Immortal (2015)

Ayaz, a lonely seventy-year-old man, detests his life. He’s constantly in search of ways of ending his life. Some years back, on the way back from a family wedding party, the minibus which he was driving, falls in the bottom of a valley and people on board -all his own family- are killed. Now, Ayaz lives with his teenager grandchild, Ebrahim – who is the last remainder of his family- and his wife’s voice on a cassette tape. He loathes being alive. Read More »

Renata Gasiorowska – Cipka AKA Pussy (2016)

A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan. Read More »

Stéphane Lafleur – En terrains connus AKA Familiar Ground (2011)

Benoit and Maryse: a brother and sister with seemingly normal lives. Everything is changed by a series of coincidences… and the arrival of a man claiming to come from the future. Read More »

Lynne Ramsay – Swimmer (2012)

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Swimmer is a poetic journey through the waterways and coastline of the British Isles, following a lone swimmer through lakes, rivers and coves. The journey is framed by a soundtrack of seminal British music, combined with a sound tapestry of hydrophonic recordings and snippets of bankside conversations. The film aims to give a real feel for the diversity of landscape and people of Britain. Read More »

James Benning – Stemple Pass (2012)

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Benning, like Kaczynski a mathematician who came of age in a working-class Midwestern family in the late 1950s/early 1960s, was able not only to get hold of Kaczynski’s secret journals but also managed to decipher their code (giving added significance to the filmmaker’s reprise of his subject’s words: “FBI, suck my cock!”). Read More »

Felipe Guerrero – Oscuro Animal (2016)

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The protagonists don’t speak – which only makes the images all the more telling in this drama about three women who manage to escape a dangerous war situation in different places in the jungle. One day, La Mona stabs her sleeping boyfriend, a brutal paramilitary commander. She flees. A second woman, Rocío, also has to leave her place of residence, as it is surrounded by paramilitary troops. Nelsa is one of the paramilitaries, but she turns her back on them after being forced to bury the dismembered bodies of executed farmers. Read More »

Martin Donovan – Collaborator (2011)

The career of dramatist Robert is in steep decline – his last play was canceled after a two-week run. On top of that he is unable to decide what to do about an old love affair that is once again gaining steam. Finally, his neighbor Gus is able to shed some light on many issues when he and Robert spend the evening together in a highly unexpected situation. The picture captures the protagonists at fragile moments in their lives, when long suppressed truths come to light and there is no longer any uncertainty concerning the decisions they have made. Read More »