Films Boutique Line-up : AFM 2020

CHARLATAN

OFFICIAL CZECH OSCAR ENTRY 2021
Shortlisted for European Film Awards

A Film by Agnieszka Holland (MR. JONES, IN DARKNESS, EUROPA EUROPA)

2020 - Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia - Historical Drama - 2.35 - 118 min

with Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj

Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

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Available online November 4 - 12


AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD

OFFICIAL GERMAN OSCAR ENTRY 2021

A film by Julia von Heinz (I’M OFF THEN, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS)

2020 - Germany/France - Drama - 2.39 - 110 min

with Mala Emde (CHARITÉ, BRECHT, 303), Noah Saavedra (O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT), Tonio Schneider

When Luisa leaves her wealthy parents to study law, her best friend introduces her to a rag-tag collective of Antifa activists drawn together by their will to fight for the cause and a disdain of conventions. In their mission to halt the continued rise of neo-Nazis across Germany, the group quickly comes to a crossroad: does combatting hate justify violence? As Luisa struggles to understand whether her actions are motivated by personal allegiances or political convictions, she and the group must decide what to do when the ideological fight against fascism becomes concrete.

SCREENINGS


Available online November 9 - 12


LA VERONICA

A film by Leonardo Medel

2020 - Chile - Drama - 1.85 - 100 min

with Mariana Di Girolamo (EMA), Patricia Rivadeneira, Ariel Mateluna

As the wife of a famous soccer player, Veronica has a bitter-sweet life: laying by the pool, attending photo-shootings, doing interviews for a book about herself but most importantly taking care of her Instagram account. In order to be the new face of a beauty campaign, she needs more than 2 million followers and LA VERONICA is ready to do whatever it takes to get them...

SCREENINGS


Available online November 4 - 12


THE DEATH OF CINEMA
AND MY FATHER TOO

A film by Dani Rosenberg

2020 - Israel - Comedy, Drama - 1.85 - 100 min

with Marek Rozenbaum, Natan Rosenberg, Noa Koler (THE WEDDING PLAN)

When Yoel hears about an imminent Iranian military attack on Tel Aviv, he knows what to do - escape with his family to a safe haven in Jerusalem. His son Assaf, who is a filmmaker and about to become a father himself, wants to give Yoel one last lead role in his movie by melting the fictional world into bittersweet reality.

SCREENINGS


Available online November 4 - 12


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DEAR COMRADES!

A film by Andrei Konchalovsky (PARADISE, THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS, HOUSE OF FOOLS)

2020 - Russia - Drama - 2.39 - 120 min

with Julia Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrei Gusev

A provincial town in the south of the USSR, 1962. Lyudmila, a devout Communist Party official and idealistic veteran of WW II, is a scourge of anything she perceives as anti-Soviet sentiment. Together with other local Party officials, she is taken by surprise by a strike at the local factory, in which her own daughter is taking part. As the situation quickly spirals out of control, Lyudmila begins a desperate search for her daughter in the face of curfews, mass arrests, and the authorities’ ruthless attempts to cover up the state violence. Her once unquestioning faith in the Party line is shaken by her growing awareness of its human toll, tearing apart the world she thought she knew.

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STRIDING INTO THE WIND

A film by Shujun Wei

Produced by Alibaba Pictures

2020 - China - Roadmovie - 1.85 - 130 min

with You Zhou, Xiaomu Wang, Ying Chen Zheng

Kun seems to be messing up pretty much everything: his senior year at Film school, the job on his friend's graduation's film and the relationship with his girlfriend. But Kun just got his driving license and with it, the cheapest second-hand car he could find: an old wreck of a Jeep Cherokee that might turn out to be the key to his wildest dreams.

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THE VOICELESS

A film by Pascal Rabaté (WANDERING STREAMS, PATCHWORK FAMILY)

2020 - France - Burlesque - 1.85 - 85 min

with Yolande Moreau (HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE, AMÉLIE, SÉRAPHINE), Gustave Kervern (IN THE COURTYARD, MR. STEIN GOES ONLINE, NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE), François Morel (GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE, WAR OF THE BUTTONS)

A small clan lives in the underworld of a rubbish dump. They recycle the waste they find or steal, in order to cobble their home together. Life there could be so sweet, were it not for a chief inspector hot on their heels.

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