Contrasting visions of world cinema
NORTH MACEDONIA, Belgium, Slovenia, France | 100 minutes | 2019
Shtip, January 19. Once a year, male swimmers compete to get their hands on a cross thrown in the water by a priest. But this year, Petrunya manages to snag the coveted object, to the shock and horror of her community and the religious authorities. The Macedonian filmmaker thumbs her nose at the patriarchy in this denunciation of gender inequality and the stranglehold of the clergy featuring a mould-breaking heroine: a 32-year-old intellectual living with her parents. A social and political critique blending comedy and drama, Mitevska’s third feature enthusiastically celebrates an invigorating power grab that feels overdue.CANADIAN PREMIEREThe film will be screened in its original version with french subtitles on October 12th and with english subtitles on October 16thIn collaboration with the Festival de films féministes de Montréal ."... this isn’t just an engaging tale of one woman challenging the male-dominated church and state, but a movie making a smart, impassioned statement against widely accepted subjugation in many forms." Screendaily
Guild Film Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Berlin Film Festival
In this utterly one-off début feature, Susanne Heinrich’s archetypal “melancholy girl” wanders the city in search of shelter. Po-faced and pensive,...
GERMANY | 80 minutes | 2019
While filming Human, Anastasia Mikovia and Yann Arthus-Bertrand recorded footage of women around the world. That is where Woman began – an ambitious film...
FRANCE | 104 minutes | 2019
Pablo is a model of good behaviour. He’s devoted to his wife and two kids, he goes to church regularly, life’s good and the money’s flowing in. When...
FRANCE, GUATEMALA, LUXEMBOURG | 107 minutes | 2019
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