A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
Entre dos aguasIsaki Lacuesta IFFR 2019 136′
Twelve years after La leyenda del tiempo, two Roma brothers are reunited in Isaki Lacuesta's Golden Shell winning follow-up.
Isaki Lacuesta has made a sequel to his La leyenda del tiempo (2006). The Roma adolescents back then are now themselves fathers who want the best for their family, but hesitate about what that actually is. An intimate and natural portrait of struggling men that feels like a documentary.
Inner LandscapeFrank Scheffer IFFR 2019 90′
Documentary about the creation of chamber opera Si Fan, composed for the Nieuw Ensemble in 2015 by Chinese composer Guo Wenjing.
Painstaking documentary about the creation of the chamber opera Si Fan ('yearnings of love'), composed in 2015 for the Nieuw Ensemble by Guo Wenjing, one of China’s most famous contemporary composers. Second part of Frank Scheffer’s tetralogy on the disappearance of musical traditions in an era of modernisation and globalisation.
BhonsleDevashish Makhija IFFR 2019 133′
Former policeman Bonshle has to intervene when escalating violence between Indian ethnic groups endangers his young neighbour, Sita.
In Maharashtra province, tensions between Marathi and Bihari communities are running high during the run-up to the annual feast honouring the god Ganesha. Former policeman Bhonsle looks on with resigned despair. When the young woman next door falls victim to the conflict, he feels compelled to make one last stand.
Vulnerable Histories (A Road Movie)Koki Tanaka IFFR 2019 103′
The troubling rise of racist sentiment in Japanese society is the subject of a series of conversations between two young people.
Japanese artist Koki Tanaka asks his young subjects to discuss identity politics and the increasing presence of hate speech in contemporary society, particularly Japan. The quiet activism of this artist documentary is Tanaka’s call for people to reflect and listen to one another.