Kamila Andini – Sekala Niskala AKA The Seen and Unseen (2017)

A young girl seeks out imaginative ways to cope with the death of her twin brother. Read More »

Selin Senoken – Yangin Yerinde Orkideler AKA Orchids in Fire (2020)

One day, the painter and photographer, Ali Arif Ersen, is suddenly struck down with locked-in syndrome and finds himself imprisoned in his own body. Despite being bedridden, Ersen discovers ways to embrace life through his passion for art and creating. Read More »

Jon Jost – July 4, 2020 (2020)

Autotranslated description:
Impressions from the American Independence Day celebrations in Butte, Montana: evening mood, American flag on the veranda, barbecue, firecrackers, fireworks. A quote from Donald Trump: “Marxists, anarchists, troublemakers and looters destroy our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children and trample our freedom. Your goal is no better America, your goal is the end of America. ”A short, to-the-point comment.
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Chris McKim – Wojnarowicz: Fuck You Faggot Fucker (2020)

The artist David Wojnarowicz escaped one American hellscape to find himself smack-dab in the middle of another. In a 1985 short film he made with Richard Kern, “You Killed Me First,” Wojnarowicz, then in his early 30s, portrays a version of his own alcoholic, abusive father. The grindhouse-style underground movie depicts a real event — that father feeding his children’s pet rabbit to them for dinner. Read More »

Fred Scott – Being a Human Person (2020)

At 76, Swedish auteur Roy Andersson is about to complete his last film. With the end of his career in sight, the central thematic concerns of Roy’s work – vulnerability, insecurity and mortality – spill over into his creative process. Over the course of a career spanning decades, he’s remained enigmatic and reclusive… until now. Read More »

Stere Gulea – Morometii 2 AKA Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time (2018)

A sequel to Romanian cinema’s best-known family saga, The Moromete Family (1987), the film continues the tale of Ilie Moromete and his family, this time focusing on his youngest son, Niculae. The entire world order of the village, where the most important thing is to own land and live as a peasant, changes with the Communist regime and their collectivization. The years 1945 to 1946 find Ilie Moromete aging, but still healthy. There are tensions between him and his second wife Catrina and Ilie’s children from his first marriage. Niculae is the only one of the children who has gone to school. He’s finished three high school years and stopped before the final year, because of the lack of money. What he wants most in this world is to finish his studies. He becomes a journalist and novelist and writes about the changing times he’s seen. — IMDB Read More »

Vipin Vijay – Chitra Sutram AKA The Image Threads (2011

A computer teacher, his black-magician grandfather and a cyber-creature—a series of pre-destined rendezvous, both online and offline, over the shreds of mnemonic time and space, at the cleavages of various parlors of subculture—finally the narrative images of the computer screen are drained off from the color and the texture, the images collapse down to a mere pulsating pixel, potentially to start another cycle of the story once again. Read More »