2011-2020

Toshiaki Toyoda – Monsutâzu kurabu AKA Monsters Club (2011)

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Having abandoned modern civilization, Ryoichi lives an isolated, self-sufficient life on a snow-covered mountain and sends mail bombs to the CEOs of corporations and TV networks. One day, he encounters a mysterious creature in the forest. That night, his older brother, who had committed suicide, appears before him at his cabin. The apparition takes Ryoichi beyond a door, where Ryoichi learns the truth about his family. Read More »

Ayat Najafi – No Land’s Song (2014)

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In Iran, since the 1979 Islamic revolution, women are no longer allowed to sing in public as soloists – at least in front of men. Defying censorship and taboos, the young composer Sara Najafi is determined to organize an official concert for solo female singers.

In order to support their fight, Sara and her friends invite three French female singers, Elise Caron, Jeanne Cherhal and Emel Mathlouthi, to join them in Tehran and collaborate on their musical project, re-opening a musical bridge between Europe and Iran. Read More »

Salvador del Solar – Magallanes (2015)

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“Del Solar turns the screws on the audience expertly, but the thriller elements never distract from the moral crisis of a man — and a country — whose decades-old mistakes cling to him like a tattoo”
—Variety

Taxi driver Magallanes (Damián Alcázar) struggles to get by, and spends his spare time with his former military superior, a once-feared colonel during the civil conflict, who is now senile. Read More »

Jeff Zorrilla – The Impossible Flowers (2019)

Largely a personal document of life over the course of a summer in Buenos Aires, “The Impossible Flowers” collides the voices of close friends, everyday imagery, and quotations taken from a range of diverse literary sources into a single, intimate stream of consciousness. Read More »

Kantemir Balagov – Dylda (2019)

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1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. Read More »

Shelly Silver – A Tiny Place That is Hard to Touch (2019)

In a faceless apartment in Tatekawa, Tokyo, an American woman hires a Japanese woman to translate interviews about Japan’s declining birthrate. The two women grate, fight, and then crash together in love or lust, at which point their story gets hijacked into science fiction territory, as the translator interrupts their work sessions with stories from a world infected with the knowledge of its own demise. Read More »

Various – Ten Years Thailand (2018)

10 Years Thailand is a collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future. The project is a continuation of 10 Years, a Hong Kong film produced in 2015 that posed the same question to five Hong Kong directors.

Featuring shorts by: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Read More »