Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
I diari di Angela – Noi due cineastiYervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi IFFR 2019 125′
Personal, moving account of Yervant Gianikian’s life and work with Angela Ricci Lucchi, until her recent death.
After the death of Angela Ricci Lucchi in February 2018, Yervant Gianikian created a moving portrait from her diaries, drawings, footage from their work and many travels together. This personal account is a pledge to continue their lives' work of 'cinematic excavations'.
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.
CeremonyPhil Collins IFFR 2019 67′
Essayist road movie on the relation between England's Manchester and philosopher Friedrich Engels, founder of communism. Are his ideas still alive?
A dismantled statue of the philosopher Friedrich Engels travels from Ukraine to Manchester, the historic 'home' of this co-founder of communism. What's left in 2018 of his body of thought? British artist Phil Collins investigates this question in a layered, socially-committed crossover between documentary and road movie.
Hombres de piel duraJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2019 96′
The end of an Argentinian love affair between a farmer’s son and a preacher. For one it means freedom, for the other punishment.
After their affair ends, Ariel continues to explore his sexuality, while the priest Omar wrestles with his erotic urges in ecclesiastical circles. Argentine filmmaker José Celestino Campusano interweaves their stories to provide an unsentimental picture of power, abuse and (homo)sexuality within richer and poorer circles in Argentina.