The Woman Who Left
A Film by Lav Diaz
2016 - Philippines - Drama - 1.85 - 226 min.
with John Lloyd Cruz , Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino , Charo Santos-Concio & Michael De Mesa
Produced by Lav Diaz
Horacia has spent the last 30 years in a women's correctional facility. A former elementary school teacher, she leads a quiet existence helping others practice reading and writing. When another inmate confesses to the original crime, Horacia is released and seeks out her estranged family. While searching for her missing son Junior, she discovers again her homeland - the Philippines of the late 90s, only to realize that its inhabitants are terrorized by corruption and rampant kidnappings. Her generous personality becomes tainted by feelings of revenge...
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
A film by Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri
2021 - Sweden - Documentary - 2.39 - 93 min.
In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old teenager whom he brought to international fame overnight and led to spend a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and the so distant Japan. Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey made of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragic events in what could be Bjorn’s last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.
A film by Oleg Pogodin
2012 - Russia - Drama/Action - 2.35 DCP - 109 min.
In a large house in the middle of the steppes, the Shamanovs meet for a family gathering. When suddenly the eldest brother Victor appears after a 25 year absence, unspoken family conflicts come to light. Nobody suspects that Victor is escaping his dark past and that killers are looking for his hiding place.
A film by Amanda Nell Eu
2023 - Malaysia/Taiwan/France/Germany/Netherlands/Indonesia - Fantasy - 1.85 - 95 min.
The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracized by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning that to be free she must embrace the body she feared, emerging as a proud, strong woman.