Kenneth Branagh’s film is a true labour of love, an intimate portrait of William Shakespeare. Returning to his family in Stratford after his years of triumph in London, the aging poet faces the ghosts of his past.
The screening is a selection of video works the Pro Finlandia awarded photographer and video artist Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) made for her Carte Blanche PMU award exhibition “Règle du jeu” in Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2017.
Céline Sciamma is an artist at the height of her powers. Her fourth film is an enigmatic story of love and desire between two women in 18th century Brittany, a cerebral and sensual study of art and the transformative power of the female gaze.
Kim Longinotto’s carefully structured portrait of the fearless photojournalist Letizia Battaglia introduces, who's been capturing indelible images of the brutal atrocities of life under the Mafia in Sicily. Battaglia has the curiosity and ageless spirit of Agnès Varda.
A gem of a film, shot with powdery perfection, Joanna Hogg’s multilayered memoir of self discovery, artistic dreams, class privilege and the pains of first love solidifies her place at the forefront of new British cinema.
Is it possible to update one’s identity? Where could the best possible nationalism be found? Nadav Lapid’s fragmentary masterpiece doesn’t give answers to the questions and won the Golden Bear in Berlinale.
In the urban jungle of Kinshasa underground visual artists, musicians and performers create amazing art using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger, but also their dreams for change.
An elderly art dealer about to retire spots an old painting at an auction. He suspects it is worth much more than the starting price and decides to make one last deal in order to earn proper pension money.