Contrasting visions of world cinema
FRANCE | 104 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 with more than 2500 portraits of women from 50 countries. On a very sparse set, they candidly discuss work, social issues, body image, sexuality, motherhood, desire and, sadly, violence. In the post-#metoo era, this feature documentary is an essential panorama that reveals how women see the world today. With an admiring but unsensational eye on its subjects, Woman is an affectionate, honest take on women.CANADIAN PREMIEREPanorama closing film - Q&A with Anastasia Mikova et Yann Arthus-BertrandPresented by BNP ParibasWith the support of UniFrance and SODEC"a magnificent, touching documentary that is both funny and sad." Cineuropa"... ambitious, wide-scale documentary." Screendaily
Venice 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
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
They gather in some of Kinshasa’s meanest streets, with imagination to burn. They turn electronic scrap, old bullet casings from the civil war and animal...
FRANCE | 95 minutes | 2019
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