by Sandra Kogut
with Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller
Every Christmas, with the help of their employees, Edgar and Marta host a lavish family celebration at their summer house. In the course of three years, their lives are going to turn upside down. What happens to the invisible people living in the orbit of the rich and powerful when everything collapses? Through their gaze, we witness the gradual disintegration of Brazil on the eve of 2018.
by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul, Ben Tesseur
with Michael DePrince, Daniel Camargo
A modern tale for young and old, told through a unique combination of 2D animation and live action classical ballet.
by Jean-François Laguionie
'Slocum' recounts the memories of the young François, growing up beside the Marne river in the late 1940s. One day François’ stepfather starts building a boat in the back garden. Meanwhile the boy’s imagination is inflamed by the diary of Joshua Slocum, the first man who circumnavigated the world alone in the 1890s...
by Catherine Catella & Shu Aiello
'Leoforio' is a journey, a daily bus ride of a hundred kilometers. From the chaotic, overpopulated capital of Athens to the small town of Eritres, the bus - leoforio in Greek - winds between the coast, the mountainous roads and the deserted villages. A brief glimpse into everyday lives, to grasp the resilience of a people in times of crisis.
by Nathalie Biancheri
with Cosmo Jarvis, Lauren Coe
A father in his thirties befriends his estranged teenage daughter. Out of cowardice and the fear of being rejected, he does not reveal his identity to her. The pair embark on a boozefueled, destructive friendship of nocturnal meetings and reckless behaviour. As she becomes infatuated with him, he finds himself playing with fire at the risk of ruining everything…
by Alain Raoust
with Salomé Richard, Yoann Zimmer, Estelle Meyer
Salomé lands a summer job in the junkyard of a village in Southern France. In this timeless place, her rebellious adolescence catches up with her. She meets friends, old and new, who all share the same desire to build a way of life far from any social order.
by Martin Laroche
with Léane LABRÈCHE-DOR, Alexandre LANDRY, Micheline LANCTÔT, Sylvie DRAPEAU, Jean-Sébastien COURCHESNE, Normand DAOUST
Mixing realism and unsettling bizarreness, Laughter explores the survivor’s syndrome, the grieving process, the distance of time, the power of love, and the joy of being alive.
by Nicola Alice Hens
with Marthe & Major Cohn
The untold story of a French Jewish former spy, Marthe Cohn - aka Chichinette. After keeping silent for almost 60 years, she shares her extraordinary story of a 4.5 feet high woman who managed to beat the odds and fight the Nazis as a spy. At the age of 98, she now tours the world, promoting her message to people of all generations.
by Giovanni La Pàrola
with Miriam Dalmazio, Filippo Pucillo, Antonia Truppo
1860, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - while Garibaldi’s troops are invading this lawless territory, four female bandits called the “Drude” are looking for their own personal revenge.
by Jean-François Laguionie , Xavier Picard
After his entire troop drowns crossing a sea of ice, a monkey Prince discovers in awe a new civilization and befriends 12-year-old Tom. But this new world might not be without danger for him.
Once again this year Locarno Film Festival in collaboration with Festival Scope held an online competition to celebrate auteur film, and “digital moviegoers” expressed their vote! THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE, by Jean-François Laguionie – Officiel and Xavier Picard won the Cinelab Award 2019!
Nathalie Biancheri‘s debut feature NOCTURNAL will have its World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival next month ! “Rife with simmering emotional tension, Nathalie Biancheri’s beautifully controlled character study boasts remarkably natural performances from Lauren Coe and Cosmo Jarvis Actor, whose playful banter conceals something more serious lurking beneath the surface”
THREE SUMMERS is selected at TIFF – Contemporary World Cinema! Don’t miss its World Premiere! . Screening schedule available on TIFF’s website.
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