Contrasting visions of world cinema
UNITED STATES | 74 minutes | 2019
Facing an imminent blizzard, Yazmine, a young homeless woman, has just one goal: survive without compromising her own rules. Prowling the dilapidated tunnels of an unrecognizable New York, she’s wild as a cornered animal, keeping everyone at bay — not just those whose paths she crosses, but also the viewer. Driven by breathless pacing and careful staging that downplays any victimization or wallowing, Feral takes a hard look at urban squalor, with a standout performance from Annapurna Sriram in the main role. A film that gets under your skin and stays there.INTERNATIONAL PREMIEREQ&A with Andrew Wonder on October 17th"A powerful examination of one woman's experience with homelessness in NYC with a captivating lead performance by Annapurna Sriram." Film Coterie"A remarkable first feature... Sriram's performance is intense.” Eye For Film"Sriram's performance is exceptional; she completely embodies Yazmine, in her moments of loneliness, self-entertainment, brutality, pain, and brief moments of joy." ScreenAnarchy"Feral is an honest but surprisingly uplifting character study, as dark as the streets our main character walks." Nofspodcast"With any number of high profile “Important Message” films put out each year, the subdued intimacy of Feral stands on its own as a film worth experiencing." Lewton Bus
Sarasota Film Festival
2019FeralNarrative FeatureRole: Director/Co-Writer2017Seed Documentary Feature Role: Director/Producer2016 Dog Eat Dog (Dir. Paul Schrader) Narrative Feature Role: 2nd Unit Director/Associate Producer 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded Short Film Role: Co-Director w/Paul Schrader 2010 Undercity Documentary Short Role: Director/Producer/Cinematographer2010 MTV’s Made TV Series - 200th Episode Role: Director/Cinematographer
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
Two couples work together in a factory, and each have an only son born on the same day. The two boys grow up as best friends, but a tragic event shatters...
CHINA | 180 minutes | 2019
Toichi, a kindly and helpful old man, earns a modest living by ferrying the villagers back and forth across the water. His life flows placidly by until the...
JAPAN | 137 minutes | 2019
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