Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
Mrs. FangWang Bing IFFR 2018 86′
Wang Bing continues to work, his empathy and concentration as great as ever, on an oeuvre depicting the struggles of poor Chinese to survive in a country in transformation. Here, he trains his camera on Mrs Fang and those gathered around her deathbed. Confrontational, poignant and intimate, this film won the Golden Leopard in Locarno.
Good LuckBen Russell IFFR 2018 143′
Serbian miners find their counterparts across the ocean, in the tropical heat of an illegal Surinamese gold mine. An attentive, earthy film about the sense of community that invariably develops under harsh conditions. This is the basis of our capital and Ben Russell puts a face to that fact.
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.
Such a MorningAmar Kanwar IFFR 2018 85′
A celebrated mathematician suddenly abandons his career and becomes a hermit, moving into an abandoned train carriage as his humble abode. He then devotes all his energy to observing with the maximum possible awareness. From the dread of losing his eyesight? A delicate art film in which each image provides a powerful sensual experience.