Faced with the always-annoying dilemma of having no money and no cast, director Miguel Gomes decided to make his film anyway. Shot during the summer music festivals in rural Portugal, what results is a playfully challenging hybrid of fiction and documentary.
In this wry comedy of errors from Argentina, an unaccomplished screenwriter who works children’s birthday parties for a living tries not to sleep with his best friend’s girlfriend, but fails at that, too.
This inventive collection of experimental films and videos presents visual and aural sparring sessions that may or may not prepare you for various states of demise. (TRT 96 min)
An intense mixture of theater, punk show, political rally and film screening, this live performance features death-folk band Los Duggans backing filmmaker Travis Wilkerson’s radical agitation on American aerial bombing.
FOUNDER’S DIRECTING AWARD In the film that launched American Zoetrope, a Long Island housewife hits the road on a quest for freedom. Prior to the screening, Coppola will be joined onstage by esteemed friends and collaborators for a discussion and Q&A, accompanied by film clips and the new Tetro trailer.
The International Criminal Court’s attempts to prosecute powerful killers who formerly acted with impunity is examined, through accounts of victims, prosecutors, and human rights activists, in this fascinating, often encouraging, account of the pursuit of justice.
This provocative cine-essay by the director of The Draughtsman’s Contract (SFIFF 1983) and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) reframes Rembrandt’s The Night Watch as an indictment of 17th-century Amsterdam’s ruling elites.
In an elegiac portrait blurring fiction and reality, an extended family of fisherfolk continues its generations-old pattern of life in Shanxi as modernization seeps in and the young look beyond the river to the outside world.
Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna are two fútbol-loving, constantly feuding Mexican stepbrothers who head from the sticks to the big leagues in this raucous soccer comedy from the talents behind Y Tu Mamá También.
Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Marie Téno profiles a poor but lively neighborhood in the capital of Burkina Faso, where a cine club proprietor tries to include Burkinabe films among the action and Bollywood fare. With short Homage (13 min).