After witnessing his dad's drunken argument with next door neighbor Alma, Lars' already strained relationship with his father goes from bad to worse. Lars and Peter will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times
Danish with English Subtitles, 15 minutes
Alex van Warmerdam
The Dutch master of madcap misanthropy returns to the Festival with a precise, pitch-black comedy set in the country home of terminally ill Emma Blank. Her domestic servants have long submitted to her venomous attitude and irrational whims with an eye on an inheritance (van Warmerdam himself plays a character ordered to serve as the family dog… see it to believe it), but slowly the truth about this way-offbeat household is revealed.
Dutch with subtitles, 89 minutes
In the late 1960s, the military moves Russian pilot Yuri and his beautiful wife Vera to the town of Legnica, headquarters for the Soviet Army in Poland. While fraternizing between the Russian occupiers and local Poles is strictly controlled, Vera's enchanting performance in a singing contest ignites a deep passion in Polish lieutenant Michal and the two must choose between loyalty and love. Seeking truth and redemption in the past, Yuri and his daughter return to Legnica 30 years later.
Polish with subtitles, 114 minutes
François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain
In a world where company logos have come to life—and the earth, galaxy, and universe have become part of the corporate machine—Esso Girl and Big Boy try to escape the wrath of Ronald McDonald. Logorama will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 2: Animation Nations: Information & Show Times
This bold first feature tells the story of three men suddenly released after 20 years of imprisonment for political acts of conscience. When word of their freedom and imminent arrival reaches their families, old wounds are opened. What happens when duty to country conflicts with duty to family? Winner of the top prize at the Taormina Film Festival.
Arabic with subtitles, 93 minutes
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