It’s been seven months since Recife, the former tropical city, has seen the sun shine. The temperatures plummeted, the days are cloudy and rainy. The scientists stay pragmatic, the population needs to adjust to new conditions. In the mockumentary by the director and film critic Kleber Mendonça Filho this unusual climate crisis unveils the absurdity of the existing social and economic order.
The short film by Céline Sciamma, the director of Tomboy and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, that was commisioned for the campaign “Five Films Againts Homophobia” is a confession of a small town girl growing up in the stifling atmosphere of the French countryside.
Wes Anderson: Hotel Chevalier
Hotel Chevalier, Paris. Jack Whitman is lying on the bed, leafing through the newspaper. When his phone rings, he surprisingly realizes his ex-girlfriend is coming over. A prologue to Wes Anderson’s feature Darjeeling Limited.
The World Book Day: Tove Jansson and her Moomins
We celebrate the annual World Book Day with a BBC documentary The Life of Tove Jansson, a film about the mother of all Moomins. Kinodvor has shown three Moomin films in the past and organized a variety of events for young audiences.
In 2014, artist Olafur Eliasson and filmmaker Claire Denis connected for the first time to explore and discuss their common fascination with phenomena that have not yet been fully explained by science – such as black holes – and their shared interest in abstraction. This short film by Denis, contemplating tests for Eliasson’s work ‘Contact’, is one outcome of that conversation which would eventually lead to their collaboration on High Life (2018).
Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor “cures”, thereby building a reputation. When he hears that his girl is marrying another, he decides to commit suicide and spends the bulk of the film in thrilling, failed attempts.
Sans titre (1997)
In 1997, for it’s fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked Leos Carax for a short film, a kind of postcard addressed to the festival, in which the director would give news of himself and of his film project “Pola X”.