“It’s 1977, the (red) sky has finally fallen to earth. (A) To blow on the flames - through the discord, the (armed) joy, (class) revolt and conspiracy, giving no quarter - is a strange movement of strange students, a conspiracy of madmen without family, without prisons. The prairie is in flames, the revolution is over we won.” Luis Fulvio
A woman on the shoreline looking into the distance is the starting point of several magnetic sequences - each one different but all interconnected – in 16mm black and white film, using a single shot and in-camera techniques, and chemically manipulating the film.
Two Germans in Bangkok, nightclubs, drugs, drug dealing, the idea of opening a restaurant; and then a theft, a woman and a gang of criminals who mastermind it all, a murder, the getaway. A screenwriter (Zerrumpelt Herz by Timm Kröger) directing his first film, Warwick, with a European’s gaze, plunges into the sticky atmosphere of a Far East which is inevitably (and magnificently) filtered by the memory of Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Yu Li-Wai and Wong Kar-Wai.
The true story Pierfelice Filippi, the son of an industrialist from Mondovì, who was kidnapped on June 28, 1978 by the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta which had taken root in Liguria. The years of lead from the perspective of a provincial family: a story which depicts the darkness of the moment but also the spirit of people who don’t give up. A tense docu-fiction made of memories recounted by the protagonists, but also brought to life by a taut mise-en-scène.
It starts like a noir and turns into an adventure story and post-apocalyptic fairytale, a journey on a cargo ship toward Nowhereland. “What is Nowherland? It’s a terrestrial place where emotions have been frozen.” The fifth feature film by F.J. Ossang, director, punk musician and artist, Silver Leopard for Best Director at the last Locarno Film Festival.
From the realism of the crisis which has been gripping Portugal since 2008 to the unexpected explosion of a musical: when the workers in an elevator factory realize that the management is dismantling the machinery and raw materials, they organize themselves to fight the delocalization and remain at their stations, even if there is no work to do. A portrait of post-capitalism, part agitprop, documentary, drama and psychological and musical comedy. The complex, vivid and ironical debut of a young director.
Every year, the University of Saint-Denis elects its best orator. The students of a multiracial class participate in the competition; a professor teaches them the secrets of language and the art of expression. At stake is the pleasure of taking the floor, existing on the world stage but also changing the world through the power of ideas. A dazzling film about a future to be constructed, about democracy, about the value of education, and about the overwhelming power of words and ideas. Still, today.
New York is about to be hit by a snowstorm. He wanders bitterly, between a love story which has ended and a job on Wall Street he has quit. She wanders disillusioned, with an old camera and, at home, a man she has to break up with. Their encounter is a possible love, frozen by the city in black and white and by the sense of the end which is looming over everything. Shot in film, looking at the Ground Zero of American cinema, between Amos Poe and the early Jarmusch.
Shot in 16mm and Super8, Al di là dell’uno is a poetic essay about love, in constant motion. The succession of fragments of encounters and interviews which the director filmed in France, India, Italy, Germany and Belgium create a broad map of relations and the various attempts at and ways of loving. “Because each person has a form of love,” as Sumathy, one of the protagonists, says.
An unscrupulous forty-year-old earns a living by guaranteeing that criminals win tenders for public works. No one know how he does it, but he always knows the lowest offer, and this contaminates the market and bankrupts cooperatives and small entrepreneurs. But one day he is faced with the extremely ethical question of choice. Civic cinema, courageously produced by a social cooperative in Turin, with the support of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte.