A harvest of outstanding features, the future classics of arthouse cinema. With the eight nominees for the VPRO Big Screen Award.
Films inside ‘Voices’
Father to SonHsiao Ya-chuan 115′
On his 60th birthday, Van Pao-te is told he is seriously ill. Together with his son, he goes in search of the father who abandoned him as a child. Past and future revolve around the present like a whirlpool in this calm, well-thought-out family story with subtle references to Taiwanese history.
Lorello e BrunelloJacopo Quadri 87′
The hard-working brothers Lorello and Brunello are filmed throughout the seasons on their farm in Tuscany. Their efforts look like a labour of Sisyphus, in which all progress is destroyed by prices on the world market and the return of packs of wolves hunting sheep. Respectful, detailed and filled with earthly beauty.
RavensJens Assur 107′
The Swedish leasehold farmer Agne wants his son Klas to take over the farm, but Klas prefers to sit in the library bus and read a book. The landowner wants to modernise, something that the stubborn Agne doesn’t want. Does his farm have any future? Beautifully filmed debut, full of telling details, that slowly nestles under the skin.
An Impossibly Small ObjectDavid Verbeek 100′
In the maze of streets, parking lots and alleyways in Taipei, an eight-year-old girl enjoys herself late one evening with her kite. A photographer takes a picture of her. When he gets back home, it makes him think. Moving, beautifully filmed meditation about alienation, loneliness and the bond between photographer and subject.