In Signatures, IFFR presents new work by established makers, auteurs and festival veterans. From Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left (an award-winner in Venice) to Albert Serra’s La mort de Louis XIV and Ulrich Seidl’s latest film, Safari. Almost ten years after his legendary Historias Extraordinarias, Mariano Llinás’ new epic project is nearing completion. The first part of La Flor, which is made up of two distinct parts, will have its international première during the festival. Bill Morrison and Patrick Bokanowski – two exceptional filmmakers, each of whom has developed a highly personal form of filmmaking – have also been confirmed for Signatures. In Dawson City: Frozen Time, Morrison reveals a treasure trove of stories on nitrate film, buried for decades in Canadian soil. With Un rêve solaire, the visual alchemist Bokanowski has created perhaps the most hallucinogenic film in his oeuvre.
Films in ‘Signatures’
HierroEva Claus IFFR 2017 17′
The chronicle of a long stay on an island. Each static shot offers an experience of the time spent facing out to sea, observing the natural landscape.
Belle dormantAdolfo Arrieta IFFR 2017 82′
Ever since the 1970s, the Spaniard Arrieta has been building an oeuvre that is admired in underground circles and by his colleagues. Now he is past 70, he is finally able to work with a fully-fledged budget and some well-known French film stars. In the fairy-tale beauty of Brittany, an anachronistic update of Sleeping Beauty unfolds.
La mort de Louis XIVAlbert Serra IFFR 2017 115′
On 1 September 1715, King Louis XVI of France dies of gangrene in his palace at Versailles. In his darkened bedroom, confidants and doctors come and go during his last days. The Sun King’s mythical status and his agony come together in this memorable interpretation by Jean-Pierre Léaud.
The Woman Who LeftLav Diaz IFFR 2017 226′
Locked up for thirty years because of a false accusation and then to hear your relatives have disappeared. Moreover, the unexpectedly freed Horacia has to discover her country all over again. She takes pity on poor losers, from street hawkers to prostitutes, and plans revenge. A calm sit (nearly 4 hours) by master Diaz won the Golden Lion in Venice.