Glocal Images Competition 2018

Sunrise in Kimmeria

Simon Farmakas
119’, 2018, Cyprus

Skevos is a gracelessly handsome young man, with wide naïve looking and dreamy eyes. He is fair-haired, fair-skinned and tall. Not your typical Mediterranean male. He and his family are in debt to a local loan-shark, and Skevos works hard to repay him. When a strange object tracked by an international intelligence agency, crashes into his field, inside a U.N. controlled area, his debtor, Pambos, a.k.a. “The Shark”, offers to cut 10% off Skevos’ debt if he takes the object to him. The village goes into tragicomic overload as the young farmer unwisely digs it out, setting off a chain of unexpected events.

The film also participates in the International Competition Section

Disappearance (Napadid Shodan)

Ali Asgari
88′, 2017, Iran / Qatar

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (27/4) 22:00, ZENA (26/4), 20:00

In the course of one cold night in Teheran, two young lovers go from hospital to hospital in search of help. Soon they will have to face the tragic consequences of their youthful innocence.

Awards

  • Cineuropa Award – Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Asian Feature Film & Best Actress awards – Singapore International Film Festival, 2017
  • Nominated for Best Film Award – Venice Film Festival, 2017

The Forest (Les)

Roman Zhigalov
97’, 2017, Russia

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (27/4) 20:00, ZENA (26/4), 22:00

Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her out of the corner of his eye from an old shed on the edge of the forest.

Awards

  • Best Screenplay Award – International Arctic Film Festival “Arctic Open” Arkhangelsk, Russia, 2017
  • Nominated for New Director Award – São Paulo International Film Festival, 2017.

Happy Birthday

Christos Georgiou
87’, 2017, Greece / Cyprus / France / Germany

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (24/4) 20:00, ZENA (25/4), 20:00

When George exits the police riot bus and sees his daughter among the demonstrators facing him, he and his wife decide that father and daughter should go to their country home for a few days, to keep her safe and see if they can salvage their relationship.

The film is also competing for Best Cypriot Director

The marriage (Martesa)

Blerta Zeqiri
97’, 2017, Kosovo / Albania

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (22/4) 20:00, ZENA (23/4), 22:00

Anita and Bekim are getting married, but she is unaware that he is still in love with his best friend Nol.

Awards

  • FIPRESCI Prize for First Feature Competition – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2017
  • Special Jury Prize for First Feature Competition – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2017.

Respeto

Treb Monteras II
80’, 2017, Philippines

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (23/4) 20:00, ZENA (22/4), 20:00

Hendrix dreams of hip-hop greatness, but he is spiralling down a rabbit-hole of crime and poverty until he meets Doc, an old poet still haunted by his martial law past

Awards

  • Audience Award – Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Film, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor awards – Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2017
  • NETPAC Award – Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2017
  • Nominated for Bright Future Award – Best First Film at Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2018.

More (Daha)

Onur Saylak
115’, 2017, Turkey

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (26/4) 20:00, ZENA (20/4), 20:00

Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees to Europe, giving them temporary shelter and scant food until they attempt their crossing.

Awards

  • The Best Film Poster – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Film FIPRESCI Prize – Valladolid International Film Festival, 2017

Alanis

Anahí Berneri
82’, 2017, Argentina

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (26/4) 22:00, ZENA (21/4), 20:00

A young Buenos Aires mother finds employment as a sex worker and struggles to live under the same laws that are supposed to protect her.

Awards

  • Best Film Award Grand Coral First Prize – Havana Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Director & Best Actress Awards – San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2017.

Too much info clouding over my head

Vassilis Christofilakis
95’, 2017, Greece

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (21/4) 20:00, ZENA (24/4), 20:00

The life of an overanxious young director searching for success is further complicated when he is forced to raise money for a movie screenplay he detests.

Awards

  • FIPRESCI Prize for Best Greek Film – Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2017
  • First Cinema Award for Best Debut Film – Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2017
  • Greek Film Centre “New Cinema” Award – Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2017

I am not a witch

Rungano Nyoni
93’, 2017, UK/ France

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (20/4) 20:00, ZENA (24/4), 22:00

After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat.

Awards

  • BAFTA Film Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer – Bafta Awards, 2018
  • Best Film Award & Best Feature Awards – Adelaide Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Feature Film – Africa International Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Director Award & Douglas Hickox Award – British Independent Film Awards, 2017
  • Best Directorial Debut – Stockholm Film Festival, 2017
  • Nominated for Golden Camera – Cannes Film Festival, 2017.

Men don’t cry (Muskarci ne placu)

Alen Drljevic
100’, 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Slovenia / Croatia/ Germany

SCREENINGS: RIALTO (20/4) 22:00, ZENA (25/4), 22:00

Less than two decades after the war ended in Yugoslavia. When a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel to undergo days of therapy, it is hard to expect absolute harmony.

Awards

  •  Best Fiction Film – Bratislava International Film Festival, 2017
  • Label Europa Cinemas & Special Prize of the Jury – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2017
  • FIPRESCI Prize – Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Minority Co-productions – Slovene Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Film Award “The Golden Pram” – Zagreb Film Festival, 2017