France / Switzerland
It was love at first sight for the couple of devil-may-care teens at the heart of this scorchingly sexy mystery. Two months later, Vincent’s dead body is being fished out of the Rhône, and Rebecca is nowhere to be found. Using tension-building flashbacks, Frédéric Mermoud reconstructs the timeline of this ill-fated affair, plunging us into a world of kinky love and sordid prostitution.
French with subtitles, 93 minutes
Daniel has a talent for making life go his way, but lately he’s been put to the test by a stranger who follows him through the streets, to his job, to his apartment. And this strange relationship is not the only one wearing on him: His possessive attitude toward Sonia, his partner of three years, is slowly poisoning them both. Soon Daniel will discover how it feels to be both persecutor and persecuted…. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Romain Duris, and Jean-Hugues Anglade star in this psychological drama from provocative director Patrice Chéreau (Intimacy, Queen Margot).
French with subtitles, 100 minutes
Looking for photographs of Jesus, yetis, and Hitler in 1948? Help is at hand with this documentary-fantasy based on true stories of requests for impossible images. Photograph of Jesus will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 2: Animation Nations: Information & Show Times
Hong Kong / Taiwan
The search for a home dominates the lives of a diverse group of strangers in the directing debut from the writer of God Man Dog. Lou Yi-an subtly interweaves the stories of a struggling indie rocker and an ailing origami master, whose fates collide over an inauspicious real estate deal. A sympathetic cast brings the characters to life, and the radiant cinematography illuminates many sides of contemporary Taipei.
Mandarin, Taiwanese, Amis with subtitles, 118 minutes
Brazil / China / Hong Kong
Yu Lik Wai
This super-stylized, turbo-charged crime saga enters the dark heart of Liberdade, a gritty multiethnic neighborhood of SÃo Paulo. A fearsome Chinese outlaw called Yuda and his adopted son Kirin lord over this nest of rivaling gangs, corrupt politicians, and erotic dancers. When a conspiracy lands Yuda in jail, it’s up to Kirin to fight his father’s wars singlehandedly, but does Yuda really want his brutal empire saved?
Portuguese, English, Mandarin with subtitles, 118 minutes
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