To Be Followed…
This year, our selection of the best of world auteur cinema has a special flavor – that of seeing long-time friends who, in great shape, remind us what it was like before the pandemic!
Tsai Ming-Liang stretches the time of a carnal encounter in Bangkok (Days); Rehad Desai pursues an American-style investigation on corruption around South African President Zuma (How to Steal a Country); Teboho Edkins stages a western that pits Chinese grocers against Sotho shepherds (Days of Cannibalism); Sion Sono films cinema within cinema and girls, girls and more girls (Red Post on Escher Street); Joël Akafou narrates the emigration attempts of a young Ivorian met while shooting his previous film (Traverser); Hong Sangsoo choreographs the doubts of a woman temporarily rid of her husband (La Femme qui s’est enfuie); Rodrigo Sepúlveda adapts a queer cult novel against a background of dictatorship (Tengo miedo torero); Felipe Bragança has fun with the adventures of a damned Brazilian hero (Um Animal Amarelo) and, finally, Adilkhan Yerzhanov creates a pop female Robin Hood in the hinterland of Kazakhstan (Ulbolsyn).
To top off this sparkling program, we have the immense privilege of reprogramming Los años de Fierro by Santiago Esteinou (BM15) on the occasion of the release of his protagonist, César Fierro, almost 40 years on death row. Fierro is now trying to raise funds to finally have his trial reviewed.