Thu, Feb 16
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ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS
This film pits the purity of first love against the poverty and corruption that dominate the slums of Manila. The Philippine capital is home to twelve-year-old Maxi, who comes from a poor family. Maxi cleans the house, cooks, washes clothes and repairs tattered jeans for his relatives, who are all petty thieves...
AU-DELA DE LA HAINE
On a September night in 2002, three skinheads roam through a park in Reims. They are after an Arab, but when they encounter a homosexual, they attack him instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu defends himself and calls his attackers cowards. Severely injured, he drowns in a nearby pond. His murderers are arrested quickly. Olivier Meyrou arrives in Reims even before the trial. He gets to know the attorneys for both parties, but...
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE
They called her “the dark pin-up goddess”. Her name was Bettie Page. In the 1950s, her lascivious yet cheerfully innocent poses were to make her a legendary photographic model. Considered a “sex bomb” at the time, she later became an icon of pop culture and a fetishist figurehead to the members of the sadomasochistic scene. Scantily clad in black leather, bound or armed with a whip, she personified a style of eroticism that...
ATOS DOS HOMENS
ATOS DOS HOMENS should have been a film about the daily lives of massacre survivors in Brazil. Everything was planned for us to start shooting in April 2005. But reality did not wait. On the last day of March, exactly one month before shooting was scheduled to begin, things changed: A terrible massacre took place in Baixada Fluminense, near the city of Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-nine people were killed by a death squad, the largest massacre in the...
COMBAT is the third and last part of the fi lmed diary started by Patrick Carpentier in 2003 and entitled The irregularity of the tearing.
Two young men fi ght with each other. They hit each other very hard. But their fi ghting remains an act of love. There is no prize. There is no winner. There is no pride. A voice-over narrator tells a strange story in which he rediscovers the extent of his desire...
EL DIA QUE MORI
A girl, her brother and their best friend on a long, hot summer’s day in Chascomús in Argentinia. A love-triangle takes its course.