International Features

Winter Brothers

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre)

DIRECTOR : Hlynur Palmason
COUNTRY : Denmark | Iceland
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 94min

SK Nouveau 4, 15 Oct @ 6.15pm / 16 Oct @ 8.30pm

SYNOPSIS

A brother odyssey set in a rural chalk-mining community during a cold winter. We follow two brothers working in this harsh environment focusing on the younger brother Emil, who distills moonshine made from stolen chemicals from the factory. Emil is an outsider, an oddball, who made a conscious choice for loneliness and is only accepted by the mining community due to his older brother Johan. Emil longs for passion, for being wanted and loved. When a fellow worker becomes sick, the moonshine and Emil are prime suspects. Gradually a violent feud erupts between him and the tightly-knit mining community. Parallelly, Emil feels betrayed by his brother when he finds out that the neighbor girl Anna, the subject of his unfulfilled desires, chooses his older brother instead of him. Revenge, loneliness, and lack of love pervade this modern brother odyssey..

AWARDS

27 awards in various International Film Festivals.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Hlynur Pálmason is an artist / filmmaker born in 1984 in Iceland. He started out as a visual artist and continued his career in filmmaking by pursuing education at the Danish National Film School. His graduation film, A Painter (2013), won best short film at Odense IFF, Reykjavík IFF and was nominated for The Danish Film Academy. His latest short film, Seven Boats (2014) premiered at Toronto IFF. His debut film Winter Brothers will premiere in the main competition in Locarno in 2017. Hlynur lives in Copenhagen with his fiancé and three children and is currently working on his second feature, A White, White Day, parallel with exhibiting art work and video installations.

We’ll Be Young and Beautiful (Saremo Giovani e Bellissimi)

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

We’ll Be Young and Beautiful (Saremo Giovani e Bellissimi)

DIRECTOR : Letizia Lamartire
COUNTRY : Italy
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 92min

Nu Metro 6, 14 Oct @ 5.30pm | SK Nouveau 5, 19 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

Isabella still sings Tic Tac, the song that made her famous in the early nineties, when she was only seventeen. Her place is the Big Star, which has also become her second home. Her young son Bruno is her guitarist. The two are inseparable, they perform every night together and they share a ramshackle but happy life of unpaid bills and midnight strolls around the city. Bruno, however, dreams of a different musical career.
Light touches of comedy and the music bring to life the slow but necessary separation between mother and son, a crucial and painful detachment. Just like the end of any other love story. 

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Letizia Lamartire (1987) graduated from both the Conservatory in music and from the Accademia dello Spettacolo UNIKA in Bari, in acting. She then went on studying directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Her graduation short film LITTLE ITALIAN GIRLS had its world premiere at the 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week. WE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL is her first feature film.

The World is Flat (La Terre est Plate)

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The World is Flat (La Terre est Plate)

DIRECTOR : Matteo Carrega Bertolini
COUNTRY : Switzerland | France | Italy
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 76min

Nu Metro 4, 18 Oct @ 5.30pm | SK Nouveau 5, 13 Oct @ 8pm

SYNOPSIS

Jean is a young man at the end of his studies, wandering in a city too big for him. His monotonous reality is shaken up when Antoine, a charismatic musician, takes him under his wing. The two comrades, bound by a powerful friendship, are carried away by the magical and unpredictable journey of life.

 
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Matteo Carrega Bertolini was born in 1990. He grew up between France, Switzerland and Italy. In 2010 he directed his first short film « In The Wild Room » and opened in Sofia International Film Festival. Since then he directed many narrative shorts and explored also more experimental fictions. « The World is Flat », presented at WEMW – work in progress programme during Trieste Film Festival, is his first feature film.

The Wedding Ring (Zin’naariyâ!)

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The Wedding Ring (Zin’naariyâ!)

DIRECTOR : Rahmatou Keïta
COUNTRY : Niger
YEAR : 2016
TIME : 96min
TIME : 117min

Nu Metro 2, 11 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 4, 19 Oct @ 4.45pm

SYNOPSIS

Tiyaa is a student, member of a prestigious aristocratic family. She is back home to sultanate of Damagaran, in Niger Republic, for the Winter holidays. As planned, she is expecting the young man she met in the university she is studying, in France, to make a formal proposal of marriage. He too comes from a prestigious family, not far from Damagaran, in the Emirate of Maïduguri and her parents cannot reject such an eligible fiancé. Tiyaa is overwhelmed… While expecting him, she has time to inform her friends of this secret Parisian love. Life is pleasant and peaceful but time passes and the handsome suitor is slow to come. Tiyaa has the opportunity to discover in her surroundings other women whose love stories, marriage, desertion or divorce tell of the relationship between men and women in the Sahelian society.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Rahmatou Keïta
Writer – director
Born in Niger, the award winner, Rahmatou Keïta is a daughter of the Sahel. She is
descendant of its oldest dynasty, the one of Sundjata Keïta. As she puts it, she is of the true essence of the Sahelian countries : She is Fulaani, Songhoy and Mandigo. After studying philosophy and linguistics in Paris, she started her career in France.
Before becoming a movie director, she made herself a name as a journalist for European TV channels. With the team of the TV Magazine “L’Assiette Anglaise”, on French television France 2, they won the prestigious “7d’Or” Award. In 1993, she decided to devote her time to her true passions: writing and directing. She went on to direct documentary films. She directs short films and create the TV series Femmes d’Afrique (Women from Africa) (26 x 26 minutes episodes – 1993-1997), screened on national channels in Africa.
With friends, Rahmatou Keïta started Sonrhay Empire Productions, to produce films “off” beaten tracks. In 2005, her first feature film AL’LÈÈSSI…, about the pioneers of African cinema, was selected at Cannes Film Festival and and won the Sojourner Truth Award. Al’lèèssi… received several awards such as the Best Documentary Award at Montreal, FIFAI
and won the Sojourner Truth Award at Cannes. A committed militant of the African cause, Rahmatou Keïta is a founding member of the Panafrican Association for Culture (ASPAC) and takes an active part in the dialogue of
cultures and civilisations.