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Ghost Town Anthology

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Colored / 97 Min

In a small, isolated town with a population of 215, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end. Something descends slowly upon the area. In this period of mourning and in this fog, strangers start to appear. Who are they? What is happening?

Production

Couzin Films

Director
Denis Côté 

Born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1973, after working for a few years as a journalist and film critic, he made his directorial debut in 2005 with LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES which won the Golden Leopard in the video competition at Locarno. His 2013 film VIC + FLO ONT VU UN OURS premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize

 

hope gap

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Colored / 100 Min

Grace and Edward have been married for 33 years. When their son, Jamie, comes to visit them at their home on the Sussex coast, where the picturesque cliffs of Hope Gap look out onto the open sea, Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace the next day.

 

Production

Origin Pictures, Protagonist Pictures, Immersiverse, Sampsonic Media

Director
William Nicholson 

William Nicholson was born in 1948 in Lewes, Sussex, England, UK. He is a novelist and prolific screenwriter whose credits include SHADOWLANDS (93) and GLADIATOR (00), both of which earned him Oscar nominations. He has directed about 50 documentaries for the BBC, mid-1970s to mid-1980s. His directorial credits include FIRELIGHT (97) and HOPE GAP (19).

 

bait

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Colored / 89 Min

Martin Ward is a fisherman without a boat, infuriated with his brother for using the family vessel for day-tripping, and the well-off Londoners who have bought his childhood home. Nearing the end of the summer season, tensions rise and when a misguided prank and retaliation escalates to tragedy the brothers are forced to unite and face the future together.

Production

Early Day Films Limited

Director
mark jenkin 

Born in 1976. Mark Jenkin is a director and editor who makes experimental short films, documentaries and features. He teaches at Falmouth University (Cornwall, England). In 2012, he formulated the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto, which comprises 13 rules that he follows when making his own films. He lives in Cornwall, which is a constant motif in his films.

 

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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Black & White / 104 Min

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a tough reform school for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. As his steady jog-trot rhythm transports him over an unrelenting, frost-bitten earth, he wonders why, for whom, and for what he is running.

Production

Woodfall Film Productions

Director
Tony Richardson 

(1928 – 1991) English theatrical and film director, producer. His experimental productions stimulated a renewal of the British stage during the 1950s. In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Film Productions, and, as Woodfall's debut, directed his first feature film,  LOOK BACK IN ANGER, based on the the play by John Osborne. In 1964 Richardson received two Academy Awards (Best Director and Best Picture) for TOM JONES (1963).

 

The Browning Version

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Black & White / 90 Min

Andrew Crocker-Harris is an ageing Classics master at an English public school, and is forced into retirement by his increasing ill health. As he winds up his final term, he discovers not only that his wife has been unfaithful to him , but that the school's students and staff of the school have long disdained him. However, an unexpected parting giftcauses the once-brilliant scholar to re-evaluate his life.

Production

 Javelin Films

Director
Anthony Asquith  

Anthony Asquith was active in the British film industry from the late silent period until the mid-1960s. In a career lasting around forty years, he made films in a variety of popular genres - comedies, thrillers, costume melodramas, adaptations. The British Academy Award for best music is named the Anthony Asquith Award in his honor.

 

 

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Colored / 110 Min

Divorced woman Alex and well-to-do  family doctor Daniel Hirsh share the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as the mood takes him. Both Alex and Dr Hirsh are aware of the other's existence but prefer to live with the situation rather than risk losing Elkin completely. But a wet winter weekend in London can be difficult.

Production

Vectia

Director
John Schlesinger 

 (1926, London, England – 2003, Palm Springs, CA). Director and actor. Beginning his film career as an actor and documentarian, John Schlesinger flourished first as part of the British New Wave of the sixties and then in the New American Cinema of the seventies. He won an Oscar for MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) and several other awards throughout his career.

 

Don't Look Now

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Colored / 110 Min

John and Laura Baxter grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter. The husband at first resists the idea, but starts to experience mysterious sightings himself.

Production

Casey Productions, Eldorado Films

Director
Nicolas Roeg  

1928 –2018) English director and cinematographer. When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer. In 1994, he was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.

 

Monos

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Colored / 102 Min

Eight adolescent members of a paramilitary squad and their hostage hide in the Colombian mountains. What at first glance looks like a hedonistic summer camp, is actually the setting of a mission: child soldiers with war names must make sure that a kidnapped American woman stays alive. But when a battle approaches and their treasured milk cow "Shakira" is killed by accident, playtime is over.

Production

Stela Cine, Mutante Cine

Director
Alejandro Landes 

Born in 1980 in São Paulo, Brazil, he grew up in Ecuador and Colombia. He studied political economy at Brown University and graduated in 2003. His debut feature film PORFIRIO premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2011. His latest film, MONOS, recieved the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2019

 

Give Me Liberty

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Colored / 110 Min

Vic, a young Russian American, drives a medical van for people with disabilities in Milwaukee. He risks his job to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, dragging clients like Tracy, a young woman with ALS, along for the ride.

Production

Give Me Liberty Productions, The Space Program, Ursa Minor Independent

Director
Kirill Mikhanovsky 

Born in Moscow, Kirill Mikhanovsky moved to the US, worked as a medical transport driver, and studied linguistics. Graduated from NYU, he shot SONHOS DE PEIXE (2006) in a Brazilian village (Cannes Critic’s Week, Prix Regard Jeune). His second feature film, GIVE ME LIBERTY, screened in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2019.

 

Los miembros de la familia

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Colored / 86 Min

Lucas and his older sister Gilda haven’t gotten along for years, but they are journeying together to the family’s beach house to pay their last respects to their mother, who has recently died. Determined to be gone by morning, the two soon find themselves marooned in the sleepy Argentinian coastal town by a bus strike. Card reading, parties and fitness on the beach provide Gilda and Lucas with remedies against boredom. Gradually, more and more people enter their microcosm, and their search for traces of their own past reveals present-day secrets.

Production

Volpe Films, Varsovia Films

Director
Mateo Bendesky 

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989, he graduated with a film degree from the Universidad del Cine (FUC) in 2011. In 2016 he was selected as a participant of the TIFF Talent Lab at Toronto International Film Festival and won a MacDowell Fellowship to complete the screenplay for LOS MIEMBROS DE LA FAMILIA. The film screened at Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.

 

 

Bacurau

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Colored / 132 Min

A few years from now… Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

 

Production

Símio Filmes

Director
Kleber Mendonça Filho 

Born in Recife, northeastern Brazil, in 1968. He graduated in journalism and has worked extensively as a film critic and film programmer. His first feature film NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (O Som ao Redor, 2012) was selected in over 100 festivals and won 32 awards. BACURAU was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and won the Jury Prize, together with director Juliano Dornelles.