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Du Forsvinder / You Disappear
by Peter Schønau Fog
Over 180000 entrees in Denmark!!!
Release October/November 2017
Mia is married to the charismatic principal Frederik. When he is diagnosed with a brain tumour and hereafter arrested and charged with fraud for millions, Mia's picture of him is challenged. With help from the lawyer Bernard, Mia must find answers to whether Frederik was guilty in his own actions or if it was the tumour that affected his decisions How well did she really know her husband? Who is this person she built her life around? Are we our brains and do we have a free will at all? The film is a thoughtful and touching portrayal of a woman's fight to survive her husband's disease.
The Nile Hilton Incident
by Tarik Saleh
Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Won Grand Jury Prize
Release 19 July 2017
Cairo police detective Noredin Mustafa is an ordinary corrupt cop. He’s handed the case of a singer found murdered in a Nile Hilton hotel room and soon discovers the dead woman’s secret relationship with the hotel owner—a wealthy developer and member of parliament. While searching for the only witness, an undocumented Sudanese maid, he’s abruptly ordered to close the case. But Noredin continues, and the investigation leads to an “untouchable” elite who runs the country, immune from justice.
Tarik Saleh’s (Metropia) third feature is a riveting Egypt-inflected noir with the requisite corruption, cynicism, smoking, and forsaken city, where everyone wants their cut. Set on the eve of Egypt’s 2011 uprising, it shrewdly twists the genre to examine political power, decadence, and life on the margins. Its unlikely hero, Noredin, is a hard-drinking, divorced loner who lives off dirty money. But as his father says, “You can’t buy dignity.” Can a corrupt cop mete out justice? Ultimately, Noredin’s moral struggle is overtaken by history. Where in noir corruption breeds corruption, here it breeds revolution.
Il colore nascosto delle cose
by Silvio Soldini
Release november 2017
Teo has a successful career in the advertising world. He has a girlfriend, a mistress and a fascinating love life behind.
One day he meets the attractive, married and blind Emma, who never lets her disability interfere with her life.
Between the two of them blossoms a passionate, but seemingly impossible love, which allows for plenty of unrest in both their lives.
by Atsuko Hirayanagi
56 La Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2017
Release begin 2018
Setsuko is stagnating in middle age until an English class (and a blonde wig) transforms her into a new persona named Lucy. Setsuko quickly falls for her instructor, John, but when he suddenly disappears, she recruits her sister and tracks him from Tokyo to the outskirts of Southern California. In an unfamiliar world of tattoo parlours and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream of Lucy.
by Chloé Zhao
La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes 2017
Release begin 2018
Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives for a different way of life, Brady’s sense of inadequacy mounts as he is unable to ride or rodeo – the essentials of being a cowboy. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES
by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
(2010 : Amer & 2013: The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears)
World Première: 70 Locarno International Film Festival
Release: January 2018
The Mediterranean, summer: azure sea, sun beating down... and 250 kilos of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang who’ve found the ideal hideout in a deserted village, cordoned off from its surroundings by an artist suffering creative block. But when two cops turn up unexpectedly, this little paradise, formerly the site of orgies and wild happenings, will turn into a hallucinatory, brutal battlefield.
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