Competition

ama_san_23

AMA-SAN

Cláudia Varejão, 112', 2016, Portugal
Director and Cinematography: Cláudia Varejão
Assistant Director: Aya Koretzky
Sound: Takashi Sugimoto
Underwater Camera: Masakazu Akagi
Editors: João Braz, Cláudia Varejão
Production: Terratreme Filmes, João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha
With Mayumi Mitsuhashi, Masumi Shibahara, Matsumi Koiso.

A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air on both lungs will have to be enough to rip the abalone from the rocks in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With no aid from air tanks or any other tools to enable underwater breathing, the body as a whole is summoned to its limit. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, Mayumi and Masumi dive everyday not knowing what they’ll find. Underwater, their delicate bodies turn into those of sea hunters. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.

Contact
TERRATREME FILMES
info@terratreme.pt

futuro-perfecto

EL FUTURO PERFECTO

Nele Wohlatz, 65', 2016, Argentina
Director: Nele Wohlatz
Producer: Cecilia Salim
Cinematography: Roman Kasseroller, Agustina San Martín
Sound: Nahuel Palenque
Editing: Ana Godoy
Production: Murillo Cine
Cast: ZHANG Xiaobin , Saroj Kumar Malik , JIANG Mian, WANG Dong Xi, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

Xiaobin is 17 years old and does not speak a single word of Spanish when she arrives in Argentina. But a few days later, she already has a new name, Beatriz, and a job in a Chinese supermarket. Her family lives in a parallel world in a launderette, far removed from the Argentinians. Xiaobin secretly saves money and enrols at a language school. She tries out in the street what she learns there. After having learned how to “make appointments”, she arranges to meet a supermarket customer, Vijay. He comes from India, and although they can barely communicate with each other, they start a secret relationship. And when she practises the conditional, the form of possibility, Xiaobin starts thinking about the future. What would happen if her parents learned about Vijay? The more she masters the Spanish language, the more she interferes in the scenario. Her Chinese classmates comment on the events like a chorus.

Contact
info@murillocine.com

le-concours

LE CONCOURS

Claire Simon, 119', 2016, Argentina
Written and directed by Claire Simon
Production: Arnaud Dommerc / Andolfi, Michèle Casalta / Mouvement
Photography: Claire Simon, Aurélien Py
Sound: Olivier Hespel
Edition: Luc Forveille, Léa Masson

With The Graduation  the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: “everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…” Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, The Graduation will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.

Contact
Wide House
infos@widehouse.org

Liberami

LIBERA NOS (LIBERAMI)

Federica di Giacomo, 89', 2016, France-Italy
Director: Federica di Giacomo
Screenplay: Federica di Giacomo, Andrea Zvetkov Sanguini
Cinematography: Greta de Lazzaris, Carlo Sisalli
Editing: Aline Hervé, Edoardo Morabito
Producer: Francesco Virga, Paolo Santoni
Production Company: Mir Cinematografica, RAI Cinema

Exorcism is still a fact of contemporary life. Every year, more and more people claim that their illnesses are caused by demonic possession. Father Cataldo is a veteran, one of the most sought-after exorcists in Sicily. Every Tuesday, many believers follow his mass of liberation, searching for a cure for some adversity for which there does not seem to be a label or a remedy. The Catholic Church reacts to this crisis by nominating priests as exorcists in increasing numbers and by organizing training courses for them. In order to respond to the rising number of requests for deliverance from evil, all French dioceses have installed at least one exorcist. In Spain, the archdiocese of Madrid is desperately trying to fill seven additional positions. In Rome and Milan alone, the number of exorcists has grown from six to 12, and the Church has set up an emergency call center. In the US, the number of exorcists has increased tenfold over the last few years.

Contact
True Colors
gaetano@truecolours.it

OMAR-Y-GLORIA

OMAR Y GLORIA

Jimmy Cohen, 84', 2017, Mexico
Original idea, directed and edited by Jimmy Cohen
With Gloria Aguilar López / Omar Manuel Aguilar / Acerina y su danzonera
Production Paula Astorga Riestra / Erik Majzner
Cinematography Gloria Aguilar López / Omar Manuel Aguilar / Jimmy Cohen
Sound Erik Majzner / Alan Fis / Alan Rabchinsky
Sound design: Alan Rabchinsky
a project by ASALTO A LA PELUQUERÍA FILMS

Omar & Gloria dance Danzon. Gloria who is 80 years old is a woman full of light. For over 15 years Omar has been her  accomplice and dancing partner. Omar and Gloria are mother and son. As part of their daily lives, they record themselves regularly. They capture every moment of their lives as amateur filmmakers, whilst also becoming their own audience. Omar relates to life through Gloria. She relates to the world through her video camera. Together, they both tell a unique life story told through music in dancing halls, their lived and recorded memories, and the traditional 11 steps set by every good Danzon.

Contact
paula@circo212.org.mx
distribucion@circo212.org.mx