The Ape Woman La donna scimmia
Marco Ferreri / Italy, France / 1964 / 92 min / Italian
Marco Ferreri’s tragicomic satire and perverse love story, starring Annie Girardot and Ugo Tognazzi, bears all the marks of its maker, the surreal humanism and compassionate nihilism of a master provocateur, an anarchic anti-conformist and a visionary genius.
Memoir of War La douleur
Emmanuel Finkiel / France, Switzerland, Belgium / 2017 / 127 min / French
1944, occupied France. Gifted young writer Marguerite Duras and her husband Robert Antelme are active members of the resistance. When Robert is deported, Marguerite is prepared to do anything to save him. To do so, she releases herself into dangerous circumstances with local collaborator Rabier – but are his motives as pure as meets the eye, or is he trying to obtain to details of the resistance movement as an informer? Based on Marguerite Duras’s 1944 autobiographical novel, Pain.
The Whistlers La Gomera
Corneliu Porumboiu / Romania, Germany, France / 2019 / 97 min
An original take on the thriller genre tinged with humour, Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers contains unmistakable traces of the Romanian New Wave.