2011-2020

Shin’ya Tsukamoto – Kotoko (2011)

Synopsis:
When a single mother suffers a nervous breakdown, she is suspected of child abuse and her child is taken away. Her mental suffering escalates as she succumbs to her darkest fantasies. Read More »

Yi’nan Diao – Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui AKA The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. Read More »

Peter Tscherkassky – The Exquisite Corpus (2015)

Synopsis:
The Exquisite Corpus is based on various erotic films and advertising rushes. I play on the “cadavre exquis” technique used by the Surrealists, drawing disparate body parts constellating magical creatures. Myriad fragments are melted into a single sensuous, humorous, gruesome, and ecstatic dream. Read More »

Eisuke Naitô – Sensei wo ryûzan saseru-kai AKA Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club (2011)

Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club is a Japanese movie written and directed by Eisuke Naito. It was screened at the Nippon Connection Film Festival on April 30, 2011 and released by Spotted Productions in Japan on May 26, 2012.

Based on true events, the movie revolves around a group of junior high school students who attempt to make their pregnant teacher suffer a miscarriage. Mizuki (Kaori Kobayashi) is the ringleader of the group as she and her friends come up with a bunch of sadistic “pranks” to play against their homeroom teacher Sawako. Read More »

Jorge Jácome – Flores (2017)

In a natural crisis scenario, the entire population of Azores is forced to evict due to an uncontrolled plague of hydrangeas, a common flower in these islands. Two young soldiers, bound to the beauty of the landscape, guide us to the stories of sadness of those forced to leave and the inherent desire to resist by inhabiting the islands. The filmic wandering becomes a nostalgic and political reflection on territorial belonging and identity, and the roles we assume in the places we came from. Read More »

Claire Simon – Le bois dont les rêves sont faits AKA The Woods Dreams Are Made of (2015)

The Woods is a deep investigation of both people and place. Whether it’s Gay men crossings for sex in the rain, out a hermit who makes his home deep in a remote section of the park, everywhere humans are busily going about their business Read More »

Johnnie To – Chihuo Quan Wang AKA Chasing Dream (2019)

A young man and woman are meeting each other and establishes a special relationship due to debt problems. Him, finds that her have a singing talent and help her develop a singing career. For its part, he also strives to become the champion of the boxing championship. Both have the same state of mind and fight for their dream. Even if they burn their lives, they will have no regrets in this life. Read More »