Boris Without Beatrice
A Film by Denis Côté
2016 - Canada - Comedy/Drama - 1.85 DCP - 93 min.
Produced by Sylvain Corbeil
Boris Malinovsky has achieved all of his life goals: he’s strong willed, independent, proud, and arrogant. After his wife Beatrice falls into a mysterious depression, Boris indulges in a love affair with his colleague Helga. When a mystical stranger appears Boris must confront his world view and put his achievements and his certainties to the test.
Agua Fría De Mar
A film by Paz Fábrega
2010 - France/Costa Rica/Mexico/Netherlands/Spain - Drama - 2.35 DCP - 83 min.
On New Year's holidays, Mariana (21) and Rodrigo (30) drive to the Pacific coast. There, late at night and in the middle of nowhere, they find Karina (7) who ran away from home. The couple decides to stay the night and deal with the situation in the morning. But by dawn, the girl’s gone.
To Die Like A Man
A film by João Pedro Rodrigues
2009 - France/Portugal - Drama/Music - 1.33 DCP - 133 min.
Once upon a time there was a war… In the darkness of the night, a young soldier goes AWOL. Tonia, a veteran transsexual in Lisbon’s drag shows, watches the world around her crumble. The competition from younger artists threatens her star status. Under pressure from her young boyfriend Rosário to assume her female identity, the sex change operation that will transform her into a woman, Tonia struggles against her deeply-held religious convictions. If, on the one hand, she wants to be the woman that Rosário so desires, on the other, she knows that before God she can never be that woman. And her son, whom she abandoned when he was a child, now a deserter, comes looking for her. Tonia discovers that she’s ill. To get away from all her troubles she travels to the countryside with Rosário, on the excuse of visiting his brother. Rosário takes the road of his childhood but will never find the right way. Lost, they find themselves in an enchanted forest, a magical world where they come across the enigmatic Maria Bakker and her friend Paula. And that meeting will turn their whole world on its head…
A film by Markus Imhoof
2018 - Germany/Switzerland - Documentary - 1.85 - 92 min.
In the lean years of WW II, the family of Swiss director Markus Imhoof took in Giovanna, an Italian refugee part of a limited-term program for children. When her stay ended, Giovanna was forced to return to Italy, where she died of illness soon after. With this early experience as a point of entry to the ongoing refugee crisis, Imhoof takes us on a journey with extraordinary access through the Italian warships of Operation Mare Nostrum, refugee camps handled by the Italian Mafia, asylum hearings with local authorities, all designed to turn back refugees at all levels. What emerges is a stark picture of a human tragedy and the biggest mass displacement of people since World War II.