Z

by COSTA-GAVRAS

Written by Jorge Semprún, Vasilīs Vasilikos / From the novel by Vasilīs Vasilikos / Photography Raoul Coutard / Editing Françoise Bonnot / Starring Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin, Pierre Dux / Produced by Jacques Perrin, Hamed Rachedi per Reggane/ONCIC/Valoria

Algeria, France 1969 / 127’
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Z, a physician and left-wing activist, dies in unusual circumstances. Investigations conducted by the appointed detective reveal responsibilities and attempts to cover them up by the Government and police. Awarded with two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Z is a political and engaged film, which nonetheless employs the technical and narrative devices of more ‘spectacular’ films.

Pontecorvo had done the same a few years
earlier with the Algerian story.

DIRECTOR

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Costa-Gavras, born in 1933 in the Greek province of Iraia, he started his career as a director of detective thrillers and later mostly focused on political thriller films. He went into exile due to the dramatic socio-political situation in his country and received French citizenship in 1965. Here he shot The Sleeping Car Murders starring Yves Montand who would become his ‘muse’ and star of many of the films he shot in Europe. In 1969 he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Z for which he took inspiration from the assassination of Lambrakis. In 1982, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Missing, a portrait of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. In 1989, he triumphed also in Berlin where Music Box won the Golden Bear. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek.

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REGINA

by ALESSANDRO GRANDE

Written by Alessandro Grande / Photography Francesco Di Pierro / Editing Annalisa Forgione / Starring Ginevra Francesconi, Francesco Montanari, Barbara Giordano, Max Mazzotta / Produced by Bianca Film, Rai Cinema, with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, with the support of Fondazione Calabria Film Commission

Italy 2020 / 82′
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17:00

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The vicissitudes of the very young Regina are told set against the background of the Calabria region presented from an unusual viewpoint. After having prematurely lost her mother, she grows up with her father Luigi with whom she shares a passion for music.
The mutual support and care and the indissoluble bond between the two are put to the test by a traumatic event, which will end up turning upside down and changing their lives.
It is a dramatic interplay between faults, responsibilities, and acquisition of awareness, and also a clash, comparison, and an encounter between generations.

DIRECTOR

Alessandro Grande

A director and screenwriter from Calabria, a region in southern Italy, Alessandro Grande started his artistic career in theatre. Before making his first feature film, ‘Regina’, he became well-known through a series of short films, such as ‘In my prison’ (2010) and ‘Bismillah’ (2018), which won a prize at the David di Donatello Awards.

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GARÇON CHIFFON

GARÇON CHIFFON

by NICOLAS MAURY

Written by Nicolas Maury, Sophie Fillières, Maud Ameline / Photography Raphaël Vandenbussche / Editing Louise Jaillette / Starring Nicolas Maury, Nathalie Baye, Arnaud Valois, Théo Christine, Laure Calamy / Produced by CG Cinéma

France 2021 / 112’
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15.11.2021

18:30

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Jérémie, played by Maury himself, is an inexperienced actor. Work, love, and family adversities follow and torment him also in Paris, where he has moved for work, and push him to go back home. Here he has to grapple with his father’s recent suicide and the demanding presence of his mother Bernadette (Nathalie Baye) while he is preparing for an important audition. The queer theme and the conflictual mother-son relationship remind of the last films by Xavier Dolan, including the daring and strongly expressive use of photography rich in pastel colours.

DIRECTOR

NICHOLAS MAURY

A French director and actor, Nicolas Mauryis mainly known for his participation in the TV series Dix pour cent (Call my Agent 2015-2020) and film Un couteau dans le coeur (Knife+Heart 2018) by Yann Gonzalez.

Garçon Chiffon (My best part) is his debut as a director and has received a nomination at the César Awards for First Best Feature Film.
Maury plays himself in an autobiographical comedy-drama that has been well-received at Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

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COMPARTIMENT TUEURS

COMPARTIMENT TUEURS

by COSTA-GAVRAS

Written by Costa-Gavras, Milan Kundera, Christopher Frank / From the novel by Sébastien Japrisot / Photography Jean Tournier / Editing Christian Gaudin / Starring Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Jacques Perrin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Allégret, Michel Piccoli / Produced by Julien Derode

France 1965 / 91′
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A woman is found dead in one of the sleeping cars of the train connecting Marseille to Paris. It is the first of a series of murders, all perpetrated by the same killer.

For his first film, Costa-Gavras chooses a detective story rich in suspense. However, he goes beyond the genre canons by employing innovative visual solutions and makes the most of Hitchcock’s lesson while skilfully building up the suspense.

DIRECTOR

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Costa-Gavras, born in 1933 in the Greek province of Iraia, he started his career as a director of detective thrillers and later mostly focused on political thriller films. He went into exile due to the dramatic socio-political situation in his country and received French citizenship in 1965. Here he shot The Sleeping Car Murders starring Yves Montand who would become his ‘muse’ and star of many of the films he shot in Europe. In 1969 he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Z for which he took inspiration from the assassination of Lambrakis. In 1982, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Missing, a portrait of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. In 1989, he triumphed also in Berlin where Music Box won the Golden Bear. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek.

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HOT SCENT

by ALI EBRAHIMI

Written by Ali Hamid Nejad, Ali Shourvarzi / Photography Saaed Nikzat / Editing Sara Ahani / Starring Bahareh Kian Afshar, Shahram Haghighat Doost, Khatereh Asadi / Produced by Art House

Iran 2020 / 86’
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15.11.2021

22:30

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Maryam is a 20-year-old Iranian girl who is forced to lie about her relationship not to have to deal with the rigid rules of her family of origin. She has to pay a high price for her freedom, the price of lies and obstacles, which make her path dangerous.

Ebrahimi’s story tells of the difficult generational gap between parents and children and, in particular, of the problematic life of women in a country such as Iran…and not only there.

DIRECTOR

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Ali Ebrahimi started his
career in the cinema in 2005 as a set-designer assistant and costume designer. His first short film, ‘The Smile of God’ (2013), has been presented in numerous festivals. After having been successful with short
and animation films, ‘Hot Scent’ is his debut feature film.

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ERNA AT WAR

by HENRIK RUBEN GENZ

Written by Bo Hr. Hansen, Henrik Ruben Genz / From the novel by Erling Jepsen / Photography Jørgen Johansson / Editing Anders Skov / Starring Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sylvester Espersen Byder / Produced by Nimbus Film, Nafta Films, Entre Chien et Loup

Denmark, Estonia, Belgium 2021 / 110’
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17:00

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In a Jutland village,
Erna cherishes her dream of opening a cold cuts factory. It is the last year of the First World War and her son, who suffers from a mental disorder, is called to arms. To protect and save him from the ferocity of the war, Erna finds a way to stay by his side: she disguises herself as a soldier and enlists.
The Danish director looks at the last stages of a war of attrition from a new, female, perspective.

DIRECTOR

HENRIK RUBEN GENZ

A Danish director, Henrik Ruben Genz graduated from the National Film School in Denmark.
His short film ‘Theis and Nico’ (1999) was nominated
as Best Documentary at the Oscars. He directed his first feature film ‘Someone like Hodder’ in 2003. ‘Erna at War’ is his third feature film.

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BAIT

by MARK JENKIN

Written by Mark Jenkin / Photography Mark Jenkin / Montaggio Mark Jenkin / Starring Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd, Giles King / Produced by Early Day Films

UK 2019 / 89’
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16.11.2021

19:00

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Times (modern ones) are tough for fishermen in Cornwall since many were forced to sell their boats to rich capitalists. Fisherman Martin does not have a boat anymore, while his brother Steven has transformed his into a cruise boat, which is a source of tension between the two.

What is striking about the film, even before learning about the plot and story, is how it is shot: it is entirely in black and white, filmed with a hand- cranked 16-mm Bolex camera from the Seventies, perfectly in line with Eisenstein’s style.

The theme of the water and the acting pushed to the extreme of comedy hint at the L’Atalante by Vigo with Michel Simon playing the character of the grumpy fisherman.

DIRECTOR

Mark Jenkin

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Mark Jenkin is a director, editor, screenwriter, director pf photography, and producer from Cornwall. He has won numerous and prestigious prizes with his debut film ‘Golden Burn’ (2002).
In his career he has made low budget documentaries, and short and long films such as ‘The Man Who Needed a Traffic Light’, and ‘The Lobsterman’.

He was given a BAFTA Award in the Outstanding Debut for a British Writer for the film ‘Bait’ (2019).

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TRAVELLING – PLAN 234 – EXTÉRIEUR NUIT

TRAVELLING – PLAN 234 – EXTÉRIEUR NUIT

by CONSTANZE RUHM

Written byConstanze Ruhm / Editing Constanze Ruhm

Austria 1999 / 2’30’’

16.11.2021

20:25

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In a scene from Godard’s Nouvelle Vague the camera moves along the façade of a night-illuminated villa, pauses briefly at its corner, and then mirrors its way back again to the starting point. Constanze Ruhm’s recent video, “Travelling,” adopts precisely this symptomatic movement taken from Nouvelle Vague to conceptually present its function within a virtual space.

DIRECTOR

Constanze Ruhm_FKO0031_Foto_Vitòria Monteiro

Constanze Ruhm lives between Vienna and Berlin and works as filmmaker, artist, author and curator. Her films and installations investigate the relation of cinema, new media and the archive,
often with an emphasis on the subjects of casting and rehearsal.
They focus on issues of representation, performativity and their reciprocal relation to feminist historiography. Her works appear on cinema screens as well as in exhibitions, and focus –always through a feminist optics – on film history and female film characters suspended between fiction and reality, documentation and fantasma.

ADULTS IN THE ROOM

ADULTS IN THE ROOM

by COSTA-GAVRAS

Written by Costa-Gavras / from the novel Adulti nella stanza: La mia battaglia contro l’establishment dell’Europa byGianis Varoufakis / Starring Christos Loulis, Ulrich Tukur, Alexandros Mpourdoumis, Valeria Golino / Produced by KG, Wild Bunch, Elle Driver, France 2 Cinéma, Odeon S.A.

France – Greece 2019 / 124’
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Thanks to RAI Cinema for
the copy of the film

16.11.2021

20:30

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To counter the serious economic crisis that has swept Greece since 2009, the Eurogroup has imposed ‘a dictatorship of austerity’ on the country while disregarding humanity and compassion. So, from the ‘room of power’ started a human tragedy, one in the most ancient and ‘truly Greek’ sense: the characters are led by their ideas of good and justice. Super-national decisions have trapped citizens in a cruel web of power while citizens on their part find their own personal ways to resist and face the social twists generated by the economic recession.

DIRECTOR

efebo_doro_film_AdultsintheRooms_regista

Costa-Gavras, born in 1933 in the Greek province of Iraia, he started his career as a director of detective thrillers and later mostly focused on political thriller films. He went into exile due to the dramatic socio-political situation in his country and received French citizenship in 1965. Here he shot The Sleeping Car Murders starring Yves Montand who would become his ‘muse’ and star of many of the films he shot in Europe. In 1969 he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Z for which he took inspiration from the assassination of Lambrakis. In 1982, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Missing, a portrait of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. In 1989, he triumphed also in Berlin where Music Box won the Golden Bear. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek. Adults in the Room is his first feature film shot in Greek.

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N.P

by LISA SPILLIAERT

Written by Lisa Spilliaert / From the novel N.P di Banana Yoshimoto / Photography Lisa Spilliaert / Editing Inneke Van Waeyenberghe, Lisa Spilliaert / Starring Clara Spilliaert, Mikiko Kawamura, Saartje Van de Steene and Hiroshi Miyamura / Produced by Escautville

Belgium 2020 / 62’
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first screening

16.11.2021

22:30

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During a summer in Japan, four young men unexpectedly realize that they have in common
the novel ‘N.P’ written by the late and mysterious
Sarao Takase. The
book is a collection of 98 autobiographical short stories written in English during the period Sarao Takase was living in the United States. Some years later, Shoji Toda, who was curious about the novel, started translating the book into Japanese, but he committed suicide and left the translation of the last story unfinished.
It will be precisely this mysterious 98th story, and the alleged curse hidden between the pages of the book, to motivate the protagonist, Kazami, to set off on her journey.

DIRECTOR

LISA SPILLIAERT

Lisa Spilliaertwas born in 1990 in Tokyo
and later moved to Gent, in Belgium, where she studied photography at the KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent. She currently lives in Gent.
In 2013 she directed her debut
short film ‘Hotel Red Shoes’
together with her sister Clara where she displays
her skill in working with both moving and fixed images. Her first feature film ‘N.P’, which will have its Italian premier at the 43rd edition of the Efebo d’Oro Prize, participated in the international competition FID Marseille in 2020 and was screened at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (UK), Literatur Film Festival Münster (DE), Underdox Munchen (DE), Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival (MX), and Singapore International Festival of Arts (SG).

© Helena Spring Films, 2020