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Agnès Varda, JR / France / 2017 / 89 min / Slovene subtitles, French
Agnès Varda joins teams up with artist street JR, who shares her love for regular people and their stories to create a warm and soulful road movie – a moving meditation on friendship, transience and the power of art. Winner for Best Documentary at Cannes, and nominated for an Academy Award.
Naomi Kawase / Japan, France / 2018 / 109 min / English, French, Japanese
In this sensitive film, a woman searches for a rare medicinal herb in the depths of a magical forest only to discover traces of her own past. Director Naomi Kawase casts Juliette Binoche in the starring role.
Vitalina Varela Vitalina Varela
Pedro Costa / Portugal / 2019 / 124 min / Portuguese
Winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival. The suggestive reality told by Vitalina, a 55-year-old Cape Verdean actress playing herself, is fraught with pain, its desperate sadness displayed in nocturnal images and a Caravaggio-esque chiaroscuro.