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BOLINGO. THE FOREST OF LOVE

DCP-HD - 2016 - Spain - 55 Min - Color / Black & White

BOLINGO. THE FOREST OF LOVE

Bolingo. The forest of Love. (original title)


A film by Alejandro G. Salgado

BOLINGO, THE FOREST OF LOVE tells the journey made by several women from the heart of Africa to North Morocco looking for the “European dream”. This journey will get them into a trip to motherhood at Bolingo or some other awaiting camp settled next to the Moroccan-Spanish border.

Bolingo means love in Lingala; a language used by a group of Congolese migrants giving humanity to the migrants’ drama in North Africa. They created a camp where migrant women could live with their children until circumstances allowed them to cross the border to Europe. 

BOLINGO, THE FOREST OF LOVE shows mothers fighting for survival and raising their children in hostile circumstances.

 




LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 85 Min - Color

LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (original title)


A film by Florent Vassault

Lindy, a former juror, starts a journey through Mississippi looking for the 11 jurors alongside who she sentenced a man to death, 20 years ago.

Looking like 12 ANGRY MEN, Lindy’s story is all but fictional.

For 20 years, she has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt and no one, in this Republican and Protestant community, understood her distress.

In 2006, Lindy met the man, Bobby Wilcher, who didn’t have a single visitor on death row in Parchman. She sought his forgiveness and became his friend. This friendship shocked and she lost dear friends along the way.

Lindy was the only visitor Bobby Wilcher had on the day of his execution and she remembers seeing him in shackles in the middle of the room, glancing one last time in her direction before passing away.

Traumatized, this is how Lindy begins her journey and finds her 11 fellow jurors since they sentenced this man to death and questions the impact this experience had on them.




The Nature of things

DCP - HD - 2016 - Italy - 70 Min - Color / Black & White

The Nature of things

La Natura delle Cose (original title)


A film by Laura Viezzoli

A journey through the human soul where the present merges with the past and the future

Laura Viezzoli met Angelo Santagostino for the first time in July 2013 when he was already seriously ill with ALS. A man trapped in his own body except his moving eyes, so intelligent, lively and eager to communicate. Letter by letter, time after time, with the fundamental help of the eye-pointer translating their movements, he sharpened and transmitted his thoughts to his loved ones. Up until June 2014, Angelo answered questions and allowed us an emotional immersion towards his own mortality.

In those precious moments, through a whole year of meetings and conversations between the young female filmmaker and the main protagonist, we explore the vibrant mobility of the brain with a hypnotic visual style.




WE’LL BE ALRIGHT

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 77 Min - Color

WE’LL BE ALRIGHT

Bref Manuel de Libération (original title)


A film by Alexander Kuznetsov

In Siberia, Russia, Alexander Kuznetsov follows Yulia & Katia who went from an orphanage to a neuropsychiatric institution.

Deprived of freedom, work and family, they had no say in it and getting those fundamental rights back is a long and painful bureaucratic process.

WE'LL BE ALRIGHT is their path to freedom.

 




THE LAST RESORT

DCP - HD - 2016 - Italy, Greece, France - 135 Min - Color

THE LAST RESORT

L'Ultima Spiaggia (original title)


A film by Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan

THE LAST RESORT describes the lives stories of beach-goers revolving around a very popular beach located in Trieste, in the Northeast of Italy, where a wall still separates men from women.

A film about boundaries, identities and discrimination.

A tragicomedy on human nature.




Cheer up

DCP - HD - 76 Min - Finland, Canada - 76 Min - Color

Cheer up

Cheer Up (original title)


A film by Christy Garland

Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of cheerleaders from the Arctic Circle in Finland, who always seem to place last.  They struggle to improve, and try their best to look perfect doing it, but really, teenage life can be tough for these girls. For Patricia, Aino and Miia, finding out who they are,  where they belong and what family means is much more important than any trophy.

Cheer Up is a universal story about teenagers. The film embraces the inner conflicts these young women face at such an important turning point in their lives - when relating to family, finding your own way, and fitting in with the crowd is not so easy. Win or lose, cheerleading for them is a second family (like dance, football and other hobbies) and an opportunity to learn about life, it’s pitfalls and success, sorrows and joy.




YOUNG WRESTLERS

DCP - HD - 2016 - The Netherlands - 90 Min - Color

YOUNG WRESTLERS

Genç Pehlivanlar (original title)


A film by Mete Gümürhan

The 26 boys living at the sports academy in the Turkish province of Amasya will endure a lot to realize their wrestling dream. In Young Wrestlers (Genç Pehlivanlar) they face the usual challenges of adolescence in a male dominated environment and contradictory contemporary Turkey.

The camera remains observational and discreet while still allowing us to experience their everyday life at close range – somewhere between camaraderie and competition.




LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

DCP - HD - 2016 - Denmark - 82 Min - Color

LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

Les Sauteurs (original title)


A film by Moritz Siebert & Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé

In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above, live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the fence separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them – the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly attempted to jump the fence.

At the fence, they have to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugú, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return.

Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation. "When filming I feel that I exist". But after 16 months on the mountain, Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe.

By the producers of Academy Award Nominees

THE LOOK OF SILENCE and THE ACT OF KILLING




The Graduation

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - Approx 90 min - Color

The Graduation

Le Concours (original title)


A film by Claire Simon

With THE GRADUATION the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…"

Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, THE GRADUATION will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.

 




Man Falling

DCP, HD - 2015 - Danish - 105 min - Color

Man Falling

Mand Falder (original title)


A film by Anne Regitze Wivel

A brain injury after a fall forces Per Kirkeby - one of Denmark's most famous artists - to stop painting. In an instant, Kirkeby loses his life's foundation as well as his ability to work. No longer able to see colors, he cannot orient himself in the large canvases that made him a figurehead for Danish and international contemporary art.

"Man Falling" is the story about Per Kirkeby’ s universe - marked by deep melancholy as well as astounding beauty; a story about a personal struggle for life and work, a return to the universal language of painting that has been his way to get his visual and emotional impulses out. Per Kirkeby is one of Denmark's greatest and most famous painters worldwide. He has an unusual and extremely rare linguistic gift.

The film contains a continuous series of registrations and reflections on what human life means; a passion for leaving a mark and being present until the end.