Films in ‘Spectrum Premieres’
Li Wen at East LakeLi Luo IFFR 2015 117′
As with everything in life, the same goes for East Lake, a threatened lake near the expanding mega city of Wuhan. You can get worked up about it and get involved - or you can think, it won’t affect me. Fortunately there’s the intriguing new film by Li Luo, which brings to an end these doubts.
natural historyJames Benning IFFR 2015
In 54 static shots, Benning provides a picture of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. With the exception of the first three shots, he chooses areas that are normally closed to the public: offices, store rooms and empty corridors. A characteristically meditative Benning, even though this time he chooses to stay indoors.
Stinking HeavenNathan Silver IFFR 2015 70′
The fragile harmony of a sober commune is cruelly disrupted by the arrival of Ann. The paranoia and drug relapse she causes result in destructive chaos. With admirably controlled improvisations, Silver creates an idiosyncratic film that leaves a deep impression.
Key House MirrorMichael Noer IFFR 2015 90′
An old woman (a wonderful Gita Nørby) in the autumn of her life falls in love with a man who is not her husband. This time, the director of realistic dramas about the seamy side of Danish society (R., Northwest) doesn’t show any violence or wrongs, but maintains his gripping and honest gaze. Nominated for The Big Screen Award