Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
La telenovela erranteRaúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento IFFR 2018 80′
Ruiz, who passed away in 2011, posthumously delights with his 121st film, shot in 1990 and completed by his widow Sarmiento – a hilarious, absurdist, satirical commentary (in the form of a seven-part soap opera) on the political-social landscape he found upon returning to Catholic-capitalist Chile after years of exile.
RadianceKawase Naomi IFFR 2018 101′
Hearing is believing: Japanese Misako writes audio descriptions for blind and visually impaired film audiences. She receives harsh criticism from an almost blind photographer in her feedback panel. Nevertheless, the two of them come together in Kawase’s sensitive exploration of loss and acceptance – which also probes the role of photography and film.
The Bottomless BagRustam Khamdamov IFFR 2018 104′
This Russian adaptation of the story that inspired Kurosawa's masterpiece Rashomon (1950) is filmed in stately black-and-white and is set partly at the Court of Czar Alexander II and partly in a wood where a murder takes place. Three involved parties give their version of the story. Which is true?
O termómetro de GalileuTeresa Villaverde IFFR 2018 105′
The great Portuguese filmmaker Villaverde spent a summer in the company of her Italian cult colleague Tonino De Bernardi. Her documentary is a loving, intimate and artistic portrait of a unique filmmaker, and at the same time an associative essay on the art of living – and living for art.