In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires. Read More »
Until the beginning of the 20th century in France, the game of hide and seek was called “cligne-musette”. In a winter landscape, the film follows five kids and a young man who wanders alone between the desolate buildings of the Valibout neighbourhood, located in the province town of Plaisir. They will not cross paths but seem destined to meet the same fate, that of being abandoned to themselves; to hide and not to be found. Read More »
A veil of sadness lies over the oppressively hot summer days. Cleo dives into daydreams with her cousins, the girls share secret signs and rituals. Flowing gently, in impressionistic images, the empty space that the death of Cleo’s sister has left in the family is poetically encircled. Read More »
During the “Arab sprig” an Algerian journalist (Ibn Battutâ) researches the history of the Zanj revolution, from IX century. On his path he mets a young Palestinian student (Nahla). Read More »
When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist. Read More »
In the electric debut feature from David Zonana, a construction worker in Mexico City falls to his death tragically — and suspiciously — while on the job, prompting his brother and widow to seek justice on their own terms.
On one level, Workforce is simply a story about building a house. But a deeper look reveals a whole economic system in microcosm. This sharply observed drama is quiet, precise, and crushingly effective. Read More »
A boy lives alone in the desert. He spends the day gathering firewood, waiting for an old man to provide him of the essentials to his survival. Read More »