Lukas Valenta RinnerStill: Parabellum
Lukas Valenta Rinner at IFFR
Threatened by the end of the world, a group of Buenos Aires residents receive lessons in survival. Bitterly comical stylisation of human failings.
A servant girl obtains a position in an exclusive gated community in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. When she notices a nudist swingers’ club behind the high walls of the garden, she begins a spiritual and sexual voyage of discovery. Socio-political allegory with exactly the right dose of dry, dark Austrian humour.
In the Dominican capital, Alberto, a gardener and evangelical Christian, hears that his father has been murdered in his birthplace by a powerful man. In a gripping amalgamation of colourful film styles and forms, the award-winning Cocote shows how Alberto is dragged against his will into his family’s death rituals and yearning for revenge.