A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
RosiePaddy Breathnach IFFR 2019 86′
A young Dublin family is having trouble finding temporary accommodation. From their car, they search desperately for a place to sleep.
When their landlord sells their home, Rosie and John Paul's world slowly shrinks back to their only possession, the car. While he works in the kitchen, she drives the children back and forth to school, meanwhile searching desperately for a place to sleep. Heartbreaking social-realistic drama, written by Roddy Doyle, with impressive acting performances.
Mabata bataSol de Carvalho IFFR 2019 74′
What killed young Azarias during the Mozambican civil war? Does his spirit really want to return, now the family requests this?
This magic-realist adaptation of Mia Couto’s short story about the Mozambican civil war elegantly merges times and realities. While the old spirit of Azarias looks on, the film slowly works towards the point at which young Azarias ceased to exist.
Memories of My BodyGarin Nugroho IFFR 2019 106′
Modern politics, traditional Indonesian dance and an exploration of sexual identity fuel this critical-poetic coming-of-age story.
A sensitive Javanese boy explores his sexual identity through a dance company where male and female merge in a sensual way. In the wider world around him he sees only violence and intolerance. A poetic-realistic coming-of-age story, based on the life of dancer Rianto.
BelmonteFederico Veiroj IFFR 2019 75′
At the age of 43, painter Javier Belmonte can no longer camouflage his fear of life and insecurity with bohemian bravura.
What’s wrong with Belmonte that makes him repel people with his divergent behaviour, even risking losing his young daughter? He wants both a free artist's life and normal family life, but on the other hand he doesn't. The director of A Useful Life and The Apostate takes warm, ironic pleasure in wrong-footing the viewer.