Sicilian filmmaker and satirist Franco Maresco is both the director and one of the subjects of Belluscone: A Sicilian Story, an occasionally hilarious wannabe-documentary about Maresco’s failed attempts to make a film about former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s alleged ties to the mafia. Only in a work by Maresco could this mean that Berlusconi remains entirely off-screen, while the director himself shares the spotlight with a film critic, a shady talent manager and two popular local singers.
The Quiet Girl An Cailín Ciúin
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 18:15 / Main Hall
A quietly moving and sensitive coming-of-age story exploring issues of family, loneliness and grief through the eyes of its young protagonist. Filmed in the rarely heard Irish language, the film has delighted audiences and critics alike, winning numerous awards, including the Grand Prix in the Generation Kplus section at the Berlinale and an Oscar nomination.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 19:00 / Small Hall
This deeply personal yet at the same time distinctly political documentary by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) explores the inextricable link between the activism and the life and artistic work of Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most prominent photographers. A Golden Lion for the best film at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
The Night of the 12th La nuit du 12
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 20:30 / Main Hall
Every police investigator, sooner or later, comes across a case that starts to haunt them. For Yohan, it is Clara’s murder… A unique crime thriller, The Night of the 12th is a response to the divisions in today’s society and the fraught relationship between men and women. The film enjoyed a big night at the 2023 César Awards, scooping six prizes, including for Best Feature.