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The Tree HouseTruong Minh Quý IFFR 2020 84′
The reflections of a filmmaker on Mars, prompted by the stories told by an isolated people in Vietnam.
What does a filmmaker’s journey to Mars have to do with the Rục – an isolated ethnic group living in the mountains and caves of Vietnam? This original mix of science fiction and anthropology investigates the meaning of the concept of ‘home’.
VHYesJack Henry Robbins IFFR 2020 72′
Life seemed so straightforward in the 1980s. A 12-year old's hilarious, bizarre home video provides a different perspective.
Oh, the 1980s! Women in tight aerobics wear and Tel Sell ads for (Truly Fantastic!) ballpoints. A deliciously crazed, retro comedy shot in VHS with a pinch of Blair Witch and ... climate porn? Hilarious fun for everyone with a fruit fly's attention span and nostalgia for fast forwarding.
We Are From ThereWissam Tanios IFFR 2020 82′
Two Syrian brothers flee to Europe: a sober carpenter and a sensitive musician, each with a different idea of what 'home' is.
Two young Syrian brothers take a leap of faith and decide to start their lives from scratch in new cities. They leave everything behind except their passion for life, determination and hope for a better future. Their closest cousin, Wissam, decides to film their odysseys for over five years, exploring the human ability to cope with the most radical change.