Tag Archives: 2020s

Manav Kaul – Tathagat (2020)

Set in the meditative quietude of a Himalayan village, Tathagat is a poetically shot tale of guilt. Following the journey of a monk questioning his renunciation, this philosophical drama takes a thought-provoking look at the relationship between our childhood memories and adulthood perplexities. Read More »

Cécile Ducrocq – Une femme du monde AKA Her Way (2021)

“A mother who is determined to do whatever it takes to give her son the opportunities she never had… “ Read More »

Jan Prusinovský – Chyby AKA Emma in Love (2021)

Synopsis:
Emma is a lively 25-year-old shop assistant living in a small town. Tomas is a 30-year-old roofer living in a village nearby the capital. They spend a night together, with no expectations. However, it becomes the start of a relationship, love, living together. Emma decides to unburden herself and is ready to tell Tomas about her tainted background. Tomas doesn’t want to hear it as he wants to live “here and now”. A random episode unveils Emma’s past and starts off a series of incidents which turn their lives upside down. Read More »

Ga-Young Jeong – Nothing Serious (2021)

Woo Ri is a 33-year-old single man. He is a rookie reporter and he writes a sex column, although he wants to become a novelist. Woo Ri hates being lonely, but he is not very good with romantic relationships. Ja Young is a 29-year-old single woman. She has a daring personality. Ja Young strives to become a mature 30-year-old woman, but she has experienced failures and is mired in debt. Her boyfriend dumps her after dating for only a month. Ja Young declares that she will not date anymore. Woo Ri and Ja Young meet through a dating app. Read More »

Nicol Ruiz Benavides – La Nave del Olvido AKA Forgotten Roads (2020)

Synopsis
Claudina is a traditional woman from the countryside. After the pass away of her husband, she gets into a lonely routine. Having a difficult economic situation, Claudina has to move with her dearest grandson Cristóbal, and her daughter Alejandra, knowing that both women have a distanced relationship. Living together, Claudina meets the neighbor Elsa, an independent and married woman who sings on a hidden bar called “Porvenir” (The Future.) Claudina starts a relationship with Elsa, getting in love. Since then, she develops a journey of self-knowledge to be free, under the judgment of her daughter and friends on a religious and conservatory little town, obsessed with UFO sighting. Read More »

Arie Esiri & Chuko Esiri – Eyimofe AKA This Is My Desire (2020)

Quote:
This revelatory, award-winning debut feature from codirec­tors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers—Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician dealing with the fallout of a family tragedy, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister—as they each pursue their dream of starting a new life in Europe while bumping up against the harsh economic realities of a world in which every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, whose social fabric is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity. Read More »

Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier – La panthère des neiges AKA The Velvet Queen (2021)

Two men explore the high-altitude wilderness of Tibet with many cameras, filming wildlife from a respectful distance and searching for the rare snow leopard. Read More »