France 2008 22'2009 Tuesday November 3rd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Wednesday November 4th, Spazio Uno, 9:00 PM
Directed by: Frédérique Pollet Rouyer
A subtle and mysterious portrait of Morgane, who has just turned eighteen and is experiencing the change with a ton of conflicting emotions and thoughts. Childhood is over, perhaps a new sense of freedom is on its way. But what is she losing? What is she leaving behind? And what is she moving toward? Morgane’s every move is an attempt to answer these questions, to clarify them for herself.
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee
Thailand/Germany/Great Britain 2009 17'2009 Friday November 6th, Odeon, 9:30 PM - Saturday November 7th, Spazio Uno, 7:30 PM
Directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A silent panorama of the various homes in a small Thailandese village. All of the homes are abandoned. Except one. Some soldiers are digging. One can just hear voices reciting, repeating, reading a letter addressed to a man named Boonmee. The voices tell Boonmee about a small community called Nabua, by now deserted by all the residents who’ve moved to the city.
Slovak Republic 2009 23'2009 Thursday November 5th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Friday November 6th, Spazio Uno, 10:30 AM
Directed by: Miro Remo
Lubos lives out of the world, looking for a sort of symbiosis with nature; «arsy versy», upside-down, in order to understand and be understood by bats. His mother worries for her son’s future and wishes to straighten things up. Nevertheless, those who first thought Lubos was mad, after watching this film felt in his same way. Upside-down.
USA 2008 38'2009 Thursday November 5th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Friday November 6th, Spazio uno, 10:30 AM
Directed by: Yoni Brook, Musa Syeed
Rocky is a smart and stubborn girl. After school she leaves her mother in New York and fly back to Ghana to her father. The movie follows the difficult passage rite into adulthood. On the border between the need to go back to one’s own origins and the defense of one’s independence, Bronx Princess depicts in an enthralling way the difficult task of reconciling such distant worlds.
Photo: © Highbridge Pictures LLC 2008
As We Were
Italy 2009 15'2009 Wednesday November 4th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Friday November 6th, Spazio Uno, 3:30 PM
Directed by: Bruno Oliviero
During the demonstrations against globalization that took place in Naples in 2001, director Bruno Oliviero helped a girl, wounded by the police forces. She will appear in a picture edited by many newspapers. Eight years later, the two meet again, because he wants to shoot her testimony. Not only had time passed between the photo and the film, but the desire to work for the social and civic betterment of the world had faded too.
Jagdfieber - The Hunting Fever
Belgium 2008 21'2009 Friday November 6th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Friday November 6th, Spazio Uno, 5:30 PM
Directed by: Alessandro Comodin
A group of hunters advance like a pack in search of their prey. Their senses are taut, weapons held in a tight grip. But we never see the prey. A primordial and unchanged ritual that takes us back to the dawn of humanity. “I wanted to make a silent, contemplative film that draws the spectator into an unknown world in which there is nothing to get a grip on if not the trajectories of the men we are following.”
Notes On the Other
Spain 2009 14'2009 Monday November 2nd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Tuesday November 3rd, Spazio Uno, 9:45 PM
Directed by: Sergio Oksman
Every summer in Key West, Florida, a bunch of people gather to choose the best Hemingway’s look-alike, after real Hemingway’s death. One day in 1924, back in Spain, Ernest Hemingway himself wished he could be someone else, and in a way he achieved his goal. This movie tells the story of this desire. This movie is a fascinating short circuit between reality and imagination, passion and destiny, where any identity is but an hypothesis without certainties.
Songs from the Tundra
USA/RUSSIA 2009 24'2009 Friday November 6th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Saturday November 7th, Spazio Uno, 7:00 PM
Directed by: Alexander Berman
The Even live in the peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. For centuries their material existence has adhered to well-defined rules: building and razing their houses, following the herd of reindeer, hunting… Today modernity has intruded upon their daily lives and routines, and their activities are regulated by new contraptions like off-road vehicles and computers.
Soy un alma sin ley en el mundo
I am a Soul with no Law in the World
Argentina 2008 12'2009 Tuesday November 3rd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Wednesday November 4th, Spazio Uno, 9:00 PM
Directed by: Alejandro Fernández Mouján
Ualdino Caceser is a former laborer. Now he lives in the ruins of an old plant, like a vagabond, a reject of society. But Ualdino has a story to tell. From his tired, hardened face words pour out about his life, the story of a hard life, of murder and jail-time. His life might be summed up in the words of a popular song that Ualdino begins to sing into the camera.
Tam gdzie slonce sie nie spieszy
Where the Sun doesn't Rush
Poland 2009 18'2009 Monday November 2nd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Tuesday November 3rd, Spazio Uno, 3:00 PM
Directed by: Matej Bobrík
In the middle of the Polish countryside, life in one village passes tranquilly under the warm summer sun. Daily routines unfold in an atmosphere of imperturbability, just barely broken by a voice on the loudspeaker announcing things that the people seem to pay little attention to. Only at the end of the day does everyone come together for a funeral in a cemetery that seems to be the town’s true social center.
The Land of Jerry Cans
Italy 2009 30'2009 Thursday November 5th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Friday November 6th, Spazio Uno, 10:30 AM
Directed by: Paola Piacenza
Iraqi Kurdistan suffers from the contradictions of modernity and a system organized according to the logic of profit. Because of this, many of the ancient «peshmerga», once national heroes, have become outlaws, hiding out along the state’s rocky borders and hoarding all kinds of goods, including, oddly enough, gas oil imported from Iran on the backs of mules because in Iraq, which literally sits on oil, there is none for them.
The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik
Austria 2009 30'2009 Friday November 6th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Saturday November 7th, Spazio Uno, 7:30 PM
Directed by: Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
In the Polish community of Pruchnik, Good Friday is celebrated by destroying an effigy of Judas. A dummy is dragged through the town streets, beaten, burned and thrown in the river. Attributing deicide to the Jews becomes a key moment in community life that is built around the idea of vengeance while awaiting the resurrection.
France 2009 29'2009 Monday November 2nd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Tuesday November 3rd, Spazio Uno, 8:00 PM
Directed by: Yakup Girpan
The Van Cat is a major figure of ancient Turkish lore that dates back to a time before man when the earth was governed by cats. These animals with different colored eyes are commonly found in the streets of Istanbul, but you can also find them on Mount Ararat, that place where one day a shepherd who had lost his flock saw a boat at the top of the mountain.
Latvia 2009 30'2009 Wednesday November 4th, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Thursday November 5th, Spazio Uno, 9:30 PM
Directed by: Rimantas Gruodis, Julija Gruodiene
Alongside the riverbank three boats are moored. They are old and battered, always flooded, but for the nearby residents they are indispensable. You must cross the river to go to anywhere. Therefore the three boats go back and forward every day, every year. Except in wintertime, when the river freezes over and with some precautions you can walk on it.
The Old Fool who Moved the Mountains
China/Thailand/Philippines 2008 30'2009 Tuesday November 3rd, Odeon, 3:00 PM - Wednesday November 4th, Spazio Uno, 3:30 PM
Directed by: Joanna Vasquez Arong
Yugong Yishan, an old Chinese fable, tells the story of a man who one day finds a mountain in front of his house. Keeping his calm, he begins to dig a tunnel through the rock; trying to persuade him not to go through with it, the neighbors call him «the old fool». Through three generations the director paints a poetic portrait of a people and salient moments in their history.