Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
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.
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.
GartenPeter Schreiner IFFR 2019 136′
Time seems frozen in this hypnotic black-and-white film. Four people who have lived hard lives muse on their pasts and futures.
Stunning black-and-white images glide effortlessly past musings, quarrels and dreams in this hypnotic film about four mentally scarred characters examining their pasts and futures. Are they actors on a film set or are we watching real people? It all becomes clear only after the final credits have rolled.
Your FaceTsai Ming-liang IFFR 2019 77′
Study of life and the human face in 13 close-ups. Minimalist, intimate, candid, and a unique watching experience.
Less is more definitely applies to this lovingly crafted experimental documentary featuring 12 people from Taipei, and Tsai Ming-liang’s preferred actor and muse Lee Kang-sheng. 13 long close-ups that feel like intimate meetings. Meditative moments and candid revelations from the world behind a fleeting smile.