Tag Archives: 2020s

Philippe Grandrieux & Lav Diaz & Manuela De Laborde & Óscar Enríquez – Liminal (2020)

A FICUNAM commission for four directors, Liminal seeks to play with poetic affinities between film and music. Moving across aesthetic and generational differences, the film-makers explore this relationship through four distinct stories as to context and imaginary.

Within the category of world cinéma d’auteur, Philippe Grandrieux and Lav Diaz have much in common in terms of their affinities with radical cinematographic form: both are extremely inventive in their practical relationship between music and narration. Read More »

Pascal Plante – Nadia, Butterfly (2020)

While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games; to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.

Official Selection Festival de Cannes 2020. Read More »

Daniele Luchetti – Lacci AKA The Ties (2020)

The Ties (Italian: Lacci) is a 2020 Italian romantic drama film directed by Daniele Luchetti, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Domenico Starnone.
In early 1980s Naples, the marriage of a loving couple is threatened by a potential affair between the husband and a younger woman.

The picture will have its world premiere on 2 September 2020 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, out of competition. Read More »

Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson & Guy Maddin – The Rabbit Hunters (2020)

A short film in honor of Federico Fellini’s centenary. Read More »

Akshay Indikar – Sthalpuran AKA Chronicle of Space (2020)

After his father’s disappearance, eight-year-old Dighu seeks refuge from loneliness in his imagination and diary entries. Read More »

Rosa Friedrich – Topfpalmen AKA Potted Palm Trees (2020)

The dress is too lavish and the toilet cubicle too small for the bride to fit in. The ballroom is jam-packed and the mood is alarmingly good. Something is about to burst: the groom’s delusion of grandeur? The pregnant belly of deaf Betti? Her step-father’s patience? Or the wine-filled bladder of his ex-wife? Read More »

Achille Mauri – Carie (2020)

The perception of a place, the idea we create of it and the emotions it arouses in us are closely linked to the type of interaction between different aspects. Carie is the discovery of a new dimension of climbing, but at the same time an excuse to stop and reflect on what it means to maintain a balance between safeguarding the environment and human development, creating a multiparty discussion on the matter. It is a journey that began in one way and was transformed during the course of the project, one piece at a time, thanks to a succession of encounters during the search for possible climbing routes in the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps. Read More »