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).
Sarah is an Israeli café owner; Saleem, a Palestinian deliveryman. Both are married. But the attraction is strong, and Saleem’s delivery van is soon the...
PALESTINE , Germany , Netherlands , Mexico | 110 minutes | 2018
Two years after Yamato (California), the Japanese director is back with a Singaporean jaunt that’s a cross between a guided tour and a surreal music...
JAPAN , Singapore | 110 minutes | 2018
Sleepless nights are the grim reality in this second outing by the Singaporean filmmaker. It all starts with an expat Chinese worker, incapable of sleep,...
FRANCE , Netherlands , Singapore | 110 minutes | 2018
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