Mark Jenkin / United Kingdom / 2019 / 89 min
Tourists shamelessly occupy a seaside town and drown out its fishing everyday life, while the locals have difficulty tolerating the unsolicited, but inevitable changes. Shot on 16 mm and developed virtually in the bathroom, this funny, chilling, violent film, full of love, addresses the viewers with quite unusual combinations of narrative modes taken from film history.
Bamboo Dogs Bamboo Dogs
Khavn / Philippines / 2018 / 83 min / Filipino
Four criminals, four cops and a van are the ingredients of Khavn’s tense, pitch-dark and claustrophobic crime thriller and road movie mixture, based on the Kuratong Baleleng Rubout Massacre of 1995, the biggest police conspiracy in Philippine history.
Girlhood Bande de filles
Céline Sciamma / France / 2014 / 112 min / Slovene subtitles, French / 14+
In her take on Parisian suburban youth, Céline Sciamma continues her exploration of adolescent sexual identity.
Mathieu Amalric / France / 2017 / 98 min / English, French
Actor Mathieu Amalric revisits the iconic French singer twelve years after her death with this multifaceted and dream-like nod to her life and work, starring Jeanne Balibar. The film, which the auteur describes as simultaneously ‘all made up and all true’, was the opening screening at last year’s Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, and winner of the prestigious Louis Delluc Prize for the Best Poetic Narrative.