World Premiere, 63 Berlinale
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Diego Star Canada/Belgium, 2013, 83 minutes In French with English subtitles Written and directed by Frédérick Pelletier
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2012 Avanti Popolo Brazil, 2012, 72 minutes In Portuguese with English subtitles Written & directed by Michael Wahrmann Through the recovery of found Super-8mm footage captured by his brother during the 70´s dictatorship, André tries to revive the memories of his father, who’s been waiting for his missing son for over 30 years.World Premiere, VII Rome Film Festival ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jonathas’ Forest (A Floresta de Jonathas) Brazil/2012/99 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles Written & directed by Sergio Andrade
Jonathas lives with his parents and his brother, Juliano, in a cottage in a rural area of the Amazon. The family harvests and sells local produce at a roadside fruit stand, a place of contact with new friends and novelties from the rest of the world. Juliano is outgoing and laid-back, while Jonathas is centered and emotional. They meet Milly, a visitor from the Ukraine, and the local native Kedassere. The group decides to spend the weekend at a campground in the jungle. Against his father’s wishes, Jonathas will embark on this adventure. Seduced by Milly and the forest, he undertakes a journey full of discoveries and fatalities in which emotion will be his sole guide.
World Premiere, 2012 Rio International Film Festival~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dog Flesh (Carne de perro) Chile/France/Germany, 2012, 81 minutes In Spanish with English subtitles Written & directed by Fernando Guzzoni
Dog Flesh deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro (Alejandro Goic), a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past. The story is that of a man searching for a new identity, but who becomes lost among his own ghosts and obsessions: a man who begins to dangerously unravel and whose perception of reality is warped. Carne de Perro tells the tale in 2012, of one of the torturers of the Pinochet dictatorship as he attempts to redefine and give purpose to his existence~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yema Directed by Djamila Sahraoui
Algeria/France, 2012, 91 minutes
In Arabic with English language
In a small abandoned house isolated in the Algerian countryside, Ouardia (Djamila Sahraoui) has buried her son Tarik. She suspects her other son, Ali, leader of an armed Islamic group, to be involved in his death. Ali has sent one of his guards to watch her. In this universe, stricken by drought and tense with pain, life tries to reassert itself…
World Premiere, 2012 Venice Film Festival!