Viewfinder 2021

Sweat

Magnus von Horn
106’, 2020,  Poland, Sweden
SCREENING: RIALTO (23.04) › 18:00 / ZENA (18.04) › 20:30

Sweat recounts three days in the life of fitness motivator, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by
acquaintances, she is looking for true intimacy.

Selected Awards:

  1. 2021 Best Film – Cineuropa Prize, Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Italy.
  2. 2020 Best Feature & Best Art Direction Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA.
  3. 2020 Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress, Best Feature Film, Polish Film Festival, Poland.
  4. 2020 Best Actress Award, International Film Festival & Awards Macao, China.

Nomadland

Chloé Zhao
108’, 2020,  USA
SCREENING: RIALTO (16.04) › 20:30 & (21.04) › 18:00  / ZENA (17/4), 20:30

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploringa life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

Selected Awards:

  1. 2021 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture & Best Director, Golden Globes, USA.
  2. 2021 EDA Awards for Best Picture, Director, Writing, Actress, Cinematography, Editing, Alliance of Women Film Journalists.
  3. 2021 British Independent Film Award, British Independent Film Awards.
  4. 2021 ALFS Award for Best Film, London Critics Circle Film Awards
  5. 2020 Golden Lion for Best Film, Fair Play Cinema Award, Venice Film Festival, Italy.
  6. 2020 Best Screenplay, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA.
  7. 2020 Rare Pearl Award, Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  8. 2020 Audience Choice Award, Chicago International Film Festival, USA.

Night of the Kings

Philippe Lacôte
93’, 2020, France, Ivory Coast, Canada, Senegal
SCREENING: RIALTO (18.04) › 18:00 / ZENA (22.04) › 20:30

A young man is sent to «La Maca», a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the life of the legendary Zama King and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

Selected Awards:

  1. 2021 IFFR Youth Jury Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  2. 2021 Best Foreign Film, Black Film Critics Circle Awards.
  3. 2020 Best Cinematography & Best Sound Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA.
  4. 2020 Artistic Achievement Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  5. 2020 Amplify Voices Award, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

Bad Tales

Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo
98’, 2020, Italy, Switzerland
SCREENING: RIALTO (22.04) › 18:00 / ZENA (17.04) › 16:00

Once upon a time there was a dark tale set in a small community somewhere
in the world. A seemingly normal world silently festering with the sadism of fathers and the anger of diligent, desperate children.

Selected Awards:

  1. 2020 Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany.
  2. 2020 Jury Award for Best Film, Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium.
  3. 2020 Spirit of the Festival Award, Cork International Film Festival, Ireland.
  4. 2020 Silver Star – Feature Narrative Competition, El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt.
  5. 2020 Golden Globe for Best Director & Best Screenplay, Golden Globes, Italy.

Apples

Christos Nikou
89’, 2020,  Greece, Poland, Slovenia
SCREENING: RIALTO (22.04) › 20:30 / ZENA (21.04) › 20:30

As an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia, a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life. His treatment: performing daily tasks prescribed by his doctors on cassette tape, and capturing these new memories with a Polaroid camera.

Selected Awards:

  1. 2020 Best Screenplay, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA.
  2. 2020 Special Jury Prize, Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  3. 2020 Young Jury Prize, Les Arcs European Film Festival, France.
  4. 2020 Kingfisher Award, Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia.
  5. 2020 Best Sound, Best Minority Co-productions, Slovene Film Festival, Slovenia.
  6. 2020 Best Actor, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece.