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Walking with Shadows

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Walking With Shadows

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Walking With Shadows

DIRECTOR : Fumni Iyanda, Aoife Kelly
COUNTRY : Nigeria | UK
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 95min

Nu Metro 5, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 6, 16 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

In Lagos, Nigeria, Ebele Njoko has been running away from his true identity his entire life. A search for validation and love from his family, has led him to create a character at variance with himself but one more acceptable to society. Suddenly, Adrian’s past and secrets have caught up with him and his world soon begins to crumble as he frantically tries to control the growing ripple effect of a revelation. In a context of strong religious and cultural beliefs the repercussions of this news soon threatens the perfect life he had created. Adrian now has to confront past traumas and starts a quest for acceptance and understanding.

Walking In Shadows is adapted from Jude Dibia’s 2005 book of the same title, which was awarded Sweden’s Natur och Kultur Prize. 

Walking With Shadows_Aoife O_ Kelly

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Aoife O’Kelly is an Irish writer/director, based in London. In 2016, she completed her MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmith’s University. She also holds a BA in English Literature and Psychology and an Msc in Applied Digital Media. Aoife has worked in TV and film production for nearly a decade, She has worked on a variety of formats and subject matters including docs, features and animation. Her skills cross over multiple departments including video editing, script-writing, camera work, producing and directing. Her latest short film Lula has been nominated for a number of awards including Best Student Short Film at the London Short Film Festival. Aoife’s films aim to combine striking visuals that convey truthful and unusual humanistic stories.

Walking With Shadows_Funmi Iyanda

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Funmi Iyanda is a multi-award winning TV host, Writer, Film and TV producer. She was creator of Nigeria’s most iconic talk show, NEW DAWN for which she won 57 industry awards including the Nigerian Media Merit Award for TV presenting. Her BBC commissioned My Country Nigeria was nominated for best news documentary award at the 2011 Monte Carlo Film and TV festival whilst her gritty Web social-political diary, Chopcassava was nominated for best web series award at Banff Film and Television Festival in 2012. She has a slate of critically acclaimed social documentaries. She has written for theatre, news and music in a career spanning two decades. Funmi’s talent is turning dark matter to light. Shadows is Funmi’s directorial debut.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / The Miseducation of Cameron Post

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

DIRECTOR : Desiree Akhavan
COUNTRY : France
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 93 min

Nu Metro 6, 10 Oct @ 10.30pm | SK Nouveau 4, 13 Oct @ 6.15pm

SYNOPSIS

In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

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Desiree Akhan

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Akhavan made her first short film Two Drink Minimum while studying in London as a graduate student. In 2010, she wrote and directed the short film Nose Job.
Akhavan has regularly appeared in her own work since after writing, directing, and acting in the lesbian-themed web series The Slope.for which she and Ingrid Jungermann, her creative partner, were named to Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012. The series premiered in 2011
She plays a writing student in Season 4 of Girls. The role was offered to her after Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner saw her film Appropriate Behaviour.
In 2014, Akhavan’s film Appropriate Behaviour, in which she plays an alternative version of herself, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was first written as her senior thesis paper as a graduate student at New York University. Although it is inspired by personal events in Akahvan’s life, such as the break up of her first lesbian relationship, she has asserted that the film is not autobiographical. That year, she was also selected for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab for her pilot script Switch Hitter.
She has stated she drawn inspiration from people such as Woody Allen, Todd Solondz, and Noah Baumbach.
Channel 4 commissioned a sitcom called The Bisexual to be written, directed by and starring Akhavan.
In November 2016, it was announced Akhavan would write, direct and produce The Miseducation of Cameron Post, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sasha Lane

Soldiers Story From Ferentari

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Soldiers Story From Ferentari

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Soldiers Story From Ferentari

DIRECTOR : Ivana Mladenovic
COUNTRY : Belguim | Romania | Serbia
TIME : 120min
YEAR : 2017

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

SYNOPSIS

Seeking someone to smooth his introductions to the cautiously closed-off, police-harassed local “gypsy” society, Adi stumbles upon garrulous, guileless, beer-bellied Alberto (Vasile Pavel-Digudai), who went from a rough upbringing to a long prison stint. After a couple years of homelessness, he’s living with a wealthy crime-boss cousin as a glorified servant. Ostensibly heterosexual, he’s half-hustler, half-suitor in his dealings with Adi, who it turns out isn’t averse to a little same-sex nookie, either.
The relationship develops from there, though it seems on the verge of imploding at any minute. With a child’s impulsiveness and no sense of adult responsibility, Alberto, who has a gambling problem, constantly taxes Adi’s limited finances. Word of their liaison soon gets around, with a feared cousin threatening to “break all their legs” over the disgrace if he sees them. Naturally, Adi’s hopes of gaining access to the general community and its musicians go up in smoke. But the two men are equally attracted and indecisive enough to keep this awkward match going on for a while.

 
Soldiers Story From Ferentari_Ivana Mladenovic

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Ivana Mladenovic was born in Serbia. After studying Law in Belgrade, she moved to Bucharest, Romania where she graduated in Film Directing at the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in 2010. In 2011 she finished her MA studies in Film Directing at the same university. Her short student films were shown at various film festivals around the world. She started working on her first feature documentary, Turn Off the Lights(2012), in 2009 and finished it after three years of work. The film follows three young ex-convicts after their release from prison. The documentary was developed in the acting workshops organized in the Jilava prison by director Florin Serban who invited her to join the project. “Turn Off The Lights” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012 and later won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary and the Gopo Award for Best Romanian Documentary. She appeared as an actress in Radu Jude’s acclaimed feature film Scarred Hearts (2016).

Retablo

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Retablo

DIRECTOR : Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
COUNTRY : Peru | Germany | Norway
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 95min

Nu Metro 5, 18 Oct @ 5pm | Nu Metro 6, 16 Oct @ 8.30pm

SYNOPSIS

Segundo sees silence as his only option for dealing with his father Noé’s secret. The 14-year-old lives with his parents in a village high up in the mountains of Peru. Noé is a respected artisan and Segundo’s role model. With loving eye for detail, he artfully crafts altarpieces for church and homes, and is preparing his son to follow in his footsteps. But cracks form in their tight bond.

 
Retablo_Alvaro Delgado Aparicio

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

A film director, he studied psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and innovation design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before going on to attend the London Film Academy. After making two highly successful short films, Retablo is his debut feature. It was developed through the Sundance Feature Film Program Lab and screened at the 2017 Festival de Cine de Lima where it won the prize for Best Peruvian Film.