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Shorts Block: Allies: World Cinema

  • LightSpace Studios 130 Thames Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

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.

Films Include:

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.