Tag Archives: 2020s

Naomi Kawase – Asa ga kuru AKA True Mothers (2020) (HD)

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, convinced by the discourse of an adoption association, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a baby boy. A few years later, their parenthood is shaken by a threatening unknown girl, Hikari, who pretends to be the child’s biological mother. Satoko decides to confront Hikari directly. Read More »

Pedro Almodóvar – The Human Voice (2020)

Synopsis: A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up. but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him. Read More »

Fabrizio Albertini – Io sono una Sirena AKA I am a Mermaid (2020)

Synopsis
Michele lives and studies in London. They’ve been dreaming of working in fashion since they were a child, and they are now a gender fluid model at an agency. Born a man, Michele feels they are a third sex.
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Mariusz Wilczynski – Kill It and Leave This Town (2020)

Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive.

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Lynne Sachs – Film About a Father Who (2020)

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Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, Lynne Sachs recorded 8mm and 16mm film, analogue videotape, and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah. Ostensibly a documentary portrait of a parent, Film About a Father Who . . . reveals as much, or more, about patriarchal silences and omissions than about the subject himself, who remains enigmatic throughout. “My father has always chosen the alternative path in life, a path that has brought unpredictable adventures, nine children with six different women, brushes with the police, and a life-long interest in trying to do some good in the world.” It is also a film about the complex dynamics that conspire to create a family. Read More »

Daïchi Saïto – earthearthearth (2021)

The expansive mountainscapes of the Andes are the basis for this new, 35mm film by Daïchi Saïto, who won the 2016 Tiger Award for Short Films with Engram of Returning. Once again propelled by the free, pulsating improvisation of saxophonist Jason Sharp, in which his heartbeat and breathing play a prominent role, the series of images slowly becomes more abstract. The end result is a hypnotic, sensory meditation on ‘our’ earth. Read More »

Mark Rappaport – L’année dernière à Dachau (2020)

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Near Munich, in Bavaria, Germany, is the Schleißheim Palace, where French filmmaker Alain Resnais shot his film Last Year at Marienbad in 1960. Nearby is the Dachau concentration camp, where thousands of people were killed between 1933 and 1945. An essay about the present and the past, beauty and horror, life and death. Read More »