Tag Archives: 2010s

Paula Rodríguez – JAAR el lamento de las imágenes (2017)

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Observes the creative process and thinking of Alfredo Jaar, of the the most relevant artists in contemporary art. His work deals from the migration in the frontier of Mexico and the US, to the genocide in Rwanda and the chilean coup d’etat in 1973. He sees art as the “last place” of freedom in modern society and from that idea he unfolds his work as an act of resistance. Read More »

Philippe Kotlarski & Anne Weil – Les interdits AKA Friends from France (2013)

In 1979, Carole and Jerome arrive in Odessa posing as a couple to contact other Jews and help them sneak out of the country. Read More »

Bigas Luna – Di Di Hollywood (2010)

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Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star. Read More »

Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León – La casa lobo AKA The Wolf House (2018)

The stories come in layers. There’s the one narrated at the start, about the joyful community of Germans living in dignity in the south of Chile. It may be set to wholesome archive footage of mountains and rosy cheeks, but even the narrator mentions the rumours, the other, less savoury tales that also circulate. There’s the story that appears as text on the screen, of a girl from the colony, Maria, who fled into the forest to avoid punishment, it in turn involves three little pigs and a big bad wolf. Then there’s the narrative that takes up the bulk of the film, the story of what happens once Maria enters the house she finds in the woods, rendered in intricate, mesmerising stop motion animation. Read More »

Felix Herngren – Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann AKA The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

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Allan Karlsson’s life has always been pretty explosive – and not just because he’s had a penchant for dynamite since childhood. His greatest adventure begins on his 100th birthday when he slips away from his old people’s home in his slippers and discovers a suitcase full of money which he henceforth feels obliged to protect. Allan makes friends, meets crooks and gangsters and also the female elephant Sonja, with whom he undertakes a journey by air to Indonesia. None of which is special to Allan, whose travels over the last century have taken him around the globe and brought him together with some of the world’s most famous personalities. Unbeknown to him, he has also significantly contributed to turning international politics on their head. Read More »

Gürcan Keltek – Meteorlar (2017)

They come at night and everybody steps out. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the coming hours, the city will be on lockdown: an eclipse appears and meteors start to fall. Read More »

Pablo Larraín – El Club AKA The Club (2015)

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A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs. Read More »