Tag Archives: 2020s

Vadim Perelman – Persian Lessons (2020)

A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.
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Fernanda Valadez – Sin señas particulares AKA Identifying Features (2020)

A mother travels across Mexico in search for her son who authorities say died while trying to cross the boarder into the United States. Read More »

David Cronenberg – The Death of David Cronenberg (2021)

“The Death of David Cronenberg” is a short 1-minute film written by and starring filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor David Cronenberg.

“The Death of David Cronenberg” features the subject standing in a small, softly lit room. He wears a robe and looks deeply into the camera before his gaze shifts to a motionless figure in a bed. The film, a collaboration with Cronenberg’s daughter Caitlin, who shot and produced the film, explores mortality, surrealism, and the metamorphosis of life and death. Read More »

Anocha Suwichakornpong – Jai Jumlong (2021)

How do you put together the puzzle if the image is missing? You start from individual pieces and see how they fit together. There are the four young actors on a trip to Kanchanaburi, “a city so meaningful, I’d rather die if I don’t get to be with you”, as the song goes. They stay in a hut in the forest by the river, drink on the terrace, talk and watch the fireworks at night, the same scene they later re-enact on the stage set back in Bangkok. The harried young woman is lost in the same forest, or maybe in the young actress’ dream; when the screen splits into two distinct parts, it’s also not clear how they fit together. The foursome came to Kanchanaburi to see the museum, but it’s closed for refurbishment, although they still manage to walk along Hellfire Pass. You can hear the sounds of construction as the scenery rushes past on the train; you can see the rails rush towards you from the window of the theatre set. If you follow the Death Railway back from the west, you reach Bangkok too, which was once home to the Dusit Zoo; the actors also cluck, howl and bark, in city and country alike. What if the missing image isn’t one place or moment in time, but many?(From Berlinale Forum) Read More »

Laura Wandel – Un monde AKA Playground (2021)

7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place. Read More »

Lynne Siefert – Generations (2020)

Thirteen static shots of coal-fired power stations across the United States, seen in rural landscapes, urban settings, sun or cloud and at all times of year. Whatever the location or season, there’s always at least one chimney belching out fumes. Read More »

Daniel Sandu – Tata muta muntii AKA The Father Who Moves Mountains (2021)

Mircea, a retired intelligence officer, finds out that his son from has gone missing in the mountains. After days of searches, Mircea put his own rescue team together, leading to altercation… Read More »