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.
Nuestro tiempoCarlos Reygadas IFFR 2019 173′
Virtuoso filming and confrontational scenes from an open marriage. With director Carlos Reygadas and his wife in the leading roles.
Visually overwhelming scenes from an open marriage, with director Carlos Reygadas and his wife playing the lead. Poet-rancher Juan wrestles with jealousy and his status as an alpha male who always has everything under control when his wife Esther starts having an affair with horse trainer Phil.
Miel-EmilePeter van Houten IFFR 2019 150′
Poetic, patient and loving film essay about Emile, who is almost 80 and looks back on a wondrous youth in the French Pyrenees.
In 2015, IFFR screened filmmaker Peter van Houten’s The Life of Jean-Marie. The slow-cinema portrait of a talkative pastor in the French Pyrenees proved an audience favourite at the time. In Miel-Emile, Van Houten presents his younger brother, the thoughtful Emile. Surrounded by beautiful nature, he wrestles with his past.
Love Me NotLluís Miñarro IFFR 2019 82′
A titillating, stylised film version of the story of John the Baptist and Salomé, against the background of a contemporary war.
Oscar Wilde’s dramatic interpretation of the Biblical story of John the Baptist, filmed against the background of a contemporary war. Salomé, daughter of the corrupt commander and his adulterous wife, is obsessed by this prophet and prisoner of war. A stimulating mix of mythology and modernity, dream and reality, humour and cynicism.