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YouthFeng Xiaogang IFFR 2018 136′
Love, dance, lust, war, friendship, betrayal, heroism, disappointment and then love again in spite of it all fight for attention in this colourful, melancholy hit from China's most successful filmmaker. In the background, China’s turbulent history from 1970; in the foreground the young people fulfilling their military service, propagating the revolutionary values through song and dance.
ZamaLucrecia Martel IFFR 2018 115′
At the end of the eighteenth century Zama, a servant of the Spanish crown, whiles away his time on the banks of a South American river waiting for a letter from the king to reunite him with his wife – and civilisation. Martel’s film is an enchanting and original masterpiece that seems to have been made in a different era.
'77 No Commercial UseLuis Fulvio IFFR 2018 127′
The maker, born in 1977, made this montage film about his endlessly fascinating year of birth. In Italy the streets were full of groups protesting, there were deaths during riots in Rome, Milan and Bologna, while armed movements attacked politicians and journalists. At the same time, there was a creative boom on many fronts, punk broke through and Elvis died.