Three estranged siblings reunite following the death of their mother in Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s Roots in Water.
The culmination of a years-long project to cultivate talented young filmmakers from the hillside favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 5X Favela’s five short films offer a rare glimpse of the vigorous culture emerging from these communities, exploding the popular myth that they are merely hotbeds of drugs and violence. Featuring rising-star directors Manaíra Carneiro, Wagner Novais, Rodrigo Felha, Cacau Amaral, Luciano Vidigal, Cadu Barcellos, and Luciana Bezerra.
Portuguese with subtitles, 103 min.
Moth follows the story of Sophie, a beautiful starlet caught up in drugs and stardom, who flies into Los Angeles from New York for a job.
Showcasing a wide range of voices from today’s vibrant Mexican film scene, this 10-film omnibus commemorates the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. From portrayals of hapless tuba players to dreamlike processions through downtown Los Angeles, these films explore the meaning of revolution in contemporary Mexico. Featuring the talents of Carlos Reygadas, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Patricia Riggen, Rodrigo García, Gerardo Naranjo, Mariana Chenillo, Rodrigo Plá, Fernando Eimbcke, and Amat Escalante.
Spanish with subtitles, 124 min.
Lucio loves his wife Diana desperately, but her losing battle with depression prompts him to commit her to an institution in the hopes that their radical methods will cure her. Diana returns home only a few days later, pronounced healthy yet deeply altered by the treatments she underwent. Festival alum Alejandro Chomski creates an atmosphere of disquieting surreality with his arresting, off-center visual style in this Kafkaesque tale of mental illness.
Spanish with subtitles, 83 min.
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