Engaging with the world
CHILE , Brazil , Argentina , Netherlands
| 110 minutes | 2018
Summer 1990. The Chilean people are finally throwing off the yoke of the repressive Pinochet dictatorship. In search of freedom, a handful of families have founded a small commune far from the big-city frenzy. Everyone is busy preparing for their New Year’s Eve party, which promises to be tough on young Sofia, given her mother’s usual glaring absence. The Chilean director deftly evokes the complex relations between parents and teens while brilliantly portraying the budding emotions of a sensitive, vulnerable yet determined young woman. The result is utterly authentic.
Best Direction Award - Festival de Locarno
Dominga Sotomayor Castillo was born in 1986 in Chile. She is a producer and writer, known for Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Too Late to Die Young (2018) and La isla (2013).
Eyes that light up, knowing smiles, lingering gazes: Kena and Ziki get butterflies whenever they’re together. Their fathers are facing off in an election...
KENYA , South Africa , Germany , Netherlands | 110 minutes | 2018
More than 10 years after Caramel, Nadine Labaki adopts a gritty, documentary-style approach to chronicling the loveless existence of slum child Zain, age...
LEBANON , France | 110 minutes | 2018
The sea and its endless horizons. For some, it represents freedom from the stress of urban life. For others, it’s the involuntary passage to a new...
GERMANY , Austria | 110 minutes | 2018
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