Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
Nietzsche Sils Maria Rochedo de SurlejRosa Dias, Júlio Bressane, Rodrigo Lima IFFR 2019 58′
In the pure air of the Swiss Sils Maria, where Nietzsche spent many summers, he found rest for his swirling thoughts. Shot in the style of a travelogue.
After his brilliant film from 2001 about the latter days of Nietzsche in Turin, plagued by insanity, the Brazilian cinema marginal master Bressane returns with philosophy as subject for this travel essay. In the pure air of the Swiss Sils Maria, where he spent many summers, Nietzsche found rest for his swirling thoughts.
La Flor (Parte 1)Mariano Llinás IFFR 2019 220′
Monumental masterpiece in two episodes: a B-film about a scary mummy and a musical drama mixed with a real mystery.
First part of a monumental masterpiece that, as a whole, is an ode to pleasure in cinematographic narrative, or rather a rediscovery of this. Part one comprises two episodes: a B-film with a cursed mummy and a musical-romantic drama combined with a mystery, both without any real ending.
God Only KnowsMijke de Jong IFFR 2019 88′
When Thomas has a nervous breakdown right before Easter, this puts his relationship with his sisters on edge.
When Thomas has a nervous breakdown right before Easter, his older sister Doris rushes to his aid. Younger sister Hannah doesn’t think this is what he needs. Sharp, heart-warming, painful, funny moments unfold in the subsequent days, filling in the background to and details of their difficult, but close, family bonds.
High LifeClaire Denis IFFR 2019 110′
A spaceship is sent to explore a black hole. Its crew consists of dangerous prisoners, including Monte (Robert Pattinson) who is caring for a child born on board. Their medical officer (Juliette Binoche) may have sinister intents. A sci-fi film like nothing else, where Claire Denis explores bodies and souls in her very personal way.