Along with Beshir’s artistry, one of the film’s key assets is its filming location, the historical city of Harar in Eastern Ethiopia.
Serhat Karaaslan creates a unique atmosphere and walks seamlessly through the genres, employing just the right solutions in just the right places.
Ghost Dogs is a film that banks on its spooky atmosphere and deft visual storytelling with hardly any dialogue involved.
Dick Johnson, the protagonist and the subject of Kirsten Johnson’s documentary is not dead yet, but he is heading down on a one-way road to be so in Dick Johnson Is Dead.
Anton Sazonov’s strong and distressful short fiction film Leave of Absence premiered at the last year’s edition of Locarno, where it was awarded for the best direction in Leopards of the Future competition.
When combined, solitude, recent tragedy and traumas from the past can prove to be a lethal cocktail inducing an overdose of regrets, as it is the case with Santiago Meneghini’s exquisitely spooky and metaphorical short Regret.
Quiet, almost muted as it is, So What If the Goats Die speaks volumes to the audience, not about the possible life with the aliens, but about the life as it is, as we know and live.
Benevolent Ba is certainly a film that is extremely fun to watch, deliciously tense and absurd at the same time. The script economy is marvelous and the characters, even those who could serve as passers-by, are developed to a certain extent over the film’s brief runtime of just nine minutes.
In his second feature-length documentary Midnight Family, the American filmmaker of the young generation Luke Lorentzen takes us to the streets of Mexico City where the Ochoa family that operates an ambulance.