Remembrance: A Portrait Study

Remembrance: A Portrait Study 1967

“The music is by Marilyn Monroe singing ‘Running Wild’ from Some Like It Hot, because it’s a film portrait of Nettie Thomas. She did floors in white women’s homes, like black women did to support their families in the olden days. My mother is sitting in a wicker chair with an ostrich feather boa, a grey worsted wool skirt, a silk belt. For her portrait, I used ‘All Cried Out’ by Dusty Springfield...I was advised by Gregory Markopoulos not to play the music. Because Gregory didn’t think it was proper.” - Edward Owens

We are seeds, we are community

We are seeds, we are community 2019

This documentary takes us on a journey to Chile where the cultural diversity is as big as the country itself, made up by a number of aboriginal and ethnical groups. Many of these people possess a unique knowledge about nature, tilling of the land and the symbiosis between all living organisms surrounding them. At the same time Chile is a country with rising financial, ecological and climate related issues, and capitalism cannot find a solution. Rather it’s making it worse.

Ani

Ani 2019

A young girl finds comfort in play and slowly reconnects with her distant father after her mother walks out on the family.

Fiela's se Kind

Fiela's se Kind 2019

Fiela Komoetie, a coloured woman living in the arid Karoo, finds a lost white child on her doorstep and takes him in, raising him as her own. Nine years later, Benjamin Komoetie is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with Elias and Barta Van Rooyen, a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs. Separated by law and geography, they spend the next decade trying to find each other while simultaneously coming to terms with their individual identities.

Borderless Love

Borderless Love 2019

Borderless Love is a romantic comedy about two couples - Pedro and Joana, Brazilians; Martin and Pilar, Argentines - involved in an involuntary couples exchange. Pedro and Joana turn a blind eye to each other's infidelity. Their daughter, Paula, a jealous teenager, distrusts the father and ends up discovering his case with Pilar. Pedro opts for the family, but without his lover, he becomes a burden at home. Tired of her husband's depression, Joana asks Pilar to return to be Pedro's lover. In the end, everyone's life takes on new paths, but they remain united. Borderless Love is a fun and romantic journey of self-knowledge in the lives of these characters.

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes 2019

John Torres repurposes documentary footage captured from the sets of various Filipino productions (including the likes of Lav Diaz and Erik Matti) into an eerie, elliptical sci-fi narrative about human avatars controlled by apps.

SaF05

SaF05 2019

Turner Prize–winning artist-filmmaker Charlotte Prodger deftly blends the scientific with the diaristic, as the hunt for a rare maned lioness structures a personal reflection on queer desire and mobility.

Lyrebird

Lyrebird 2019

A soldier and member of the Dutch resistance investigates stolen art in the wake of the Second World War, including a Vermeer sold to the Nazis by a flamboyant forger.