Limelight made its debut last year, and has now been incorporated in the Voices series. All 28 films have already been bought by Dutch distributors. IFFR offers you the opportunity to enjoy these big, compelling films for the first time. That makes this collection of titles interesting for anyone who loves a sneak preview, for this is the chance to see a coming attraction before the masses.
Films in ‘Limelight’
The AssassinHou Hsiao-hsien IFFR 2016 105′
Hundreds of martial art films have been made in the wuxia genre over the years, but the Taiwanese master of the modern Chinese outlook on life gives it his own unique twist. With magisterial swordfights but also room for beauty and quiet, conferring a rare realism to the genre.
Neon BullGabriel Mascaro IFFR 2016 101′
On the road with a travelling rodeo troupe through Brazil, the camera registers panoramic views. Sublime images, which alternate with a less idyllic reality: the hard work amidst the cows. Jointly they form a fabulous choreography, against the background of a rapidly changing society.
Much LovedNabil Ayouch IFFR 2016 115′
An intimate and candid drama about the life of prostitutes in Marrakesh. Once again Ayouch (Les cheveaux de Dieu) uncovers a reality that some people find hard to swallow. In Morocco the film was prohibited sight unseen; both the director and the courageous leading actress Loubna Abidar received threats.
With Brave Talk in Lantaren Venster 1 on Tue 2 Feb.
Arabian Nights: Volume 3 – The Enchanted OneMiguel Gomes IFFR 2016 125′
While Scheherazade wonders how much longer she’ll be able to distract her cruel husband with stories, we discover how the love of birdsong came to Portugal from Flanders after WWI. In spite of the crisis, men from all kinds of backgrounds find one another in their aviary passion. A sensitive slice of life as conclusion to an idiosyncratic trilogy.