What will he do next? The films in this block span three continents, six countries, and are just a brief survey of this year’s international cinema today. Only one is subject to sanction. These films, from Asia, North America, and Europe 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.