21.10.2017, Saturday, 17:10
Kino Zamek, Korsarzy 34 (where is that?)
Blok tematyczny: The European Competition '17
take a look: Block 2
“Then indeed there’s got to be, what do I know, something good” is a quote from the conversation Fassbinder has with his mother at the beginning of “Germany in Autumn,” which treats about the Red Army Faction (RAF). Dedek's unusual film has many layers. It tells a story of the author's parents, sentenced for a terrorist attack that they may not have committed. The personal story is also part of West Germany’s political, mental, and cultural narrative. Although personal experience may have been its starting point, the film hence exceeds the autobiographical by screening the RAF as an obstinate memory that is ripe with artistic references and mnemonic displacements.
An incredibly innovative, engrossing film collage documenting dissociation, sexual assault, and other difficult-to-describe experiences of the protagonist. Directed by Lexie Bean and Zach Jamieson, the film will evoke true uneasiness in any viewer. The authors have found a non-trivial way to document traumatic events that leave a mark on a person's entire life.
In the life of every Catholic child, First Communion is a unique and festive ceremony, and an occasion to meet the whole family. The film, documenting the day of a little girl's First Communion, exercises original poetics that merge home video with beautiful shots of a very stylish home interior. “La comunión de la Nena” is an unusual look at family and childhood which seems like a great, elusive mystery when viewed from the perspective of bygone years.
Francesca, a freelance gym teacher, lives alone with her three children in Sardinia. The economical crisis goes on, and her efforts now do not seem to be enough to maintain the life status that she desires for her and her children. That is why she decides to take a chance and enter a TV quiz show. “The Contestant” is a drama documentary about an incredibly strong and dynamic woman who bravely faces life obstacles and tries to be the best mother she can be.
We all have dreams. What happens, however, when those longings radically intrude the taboo that society and culture impose upon us? A hair-raising psychological documentary by Jan Soldat portrays three men whose concealed fantasies will evoke disgust and shock in some viewers. The protagonists wish to be slaughtered, dismembered, and eaten. A more insightful audience member may find references to famous cannibalistic films (“Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Grimm Love”).