Even in this climate, cinema knows no boundaries, leaping over every physical barrier that is devised to separate people and perspectives from each other. The directors featured in this block hail from three continents, six countries, and are just a brief survey of international cinema today. Their films tackle a range of universal subjects: grief, fatherhood, elevator rendezvous, and sex dolls; all of them contribute to cinema’s greatest gift: like magic, both sharpening and expanding our perspective.
Babs, dir. Celine Held, Logan George / Narrative / United Kingdom
Weekend (آخر هفته), dir. Vahid Bemani / Narrative / Iran
okaasan (mom), dir. Kana Hatakeyama / Narrative / Japan
Still Water Runs Deep, dir. Abbesi Akhamie / Narrative / Nigeria
Stay Quiet, dir. Victoria Linares Villegas / Narrative / Dominican Republic
Blackjack, dir. Lora Mure-Ravaud / Narrative / Switzerland
Showcase runs approx. 95 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.