Two elderly women bear the consequences of a crime involving their respective grandsons. One is the victim, the other is the suspect. Both weak and poor, they laboriously solicit money in ... See full summary »
"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and ... See full summary »
Summer time. Two teenagers, a boy and a girl, have their first date in a park. Hesitant and shy at first, they soon discover each other, get closer as they wander, and end up falling in ... See full summary »
A famous filmmaker works on his next film, which will focus on monstrosity. He is obsessed with the idea of finding a painting that will be central to the film and will crystallize all the power and beauty of monsters.
Mary-Jane asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" She's divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, ... See full summary »
With LE CONCOURS the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can ... See full summary »
Avi Mograbi's Between Fences not only has a rarely-known and talked about subject matter, it also has genuine care for them. The film is about refugees detained in Israel's Holot. We hear first-hand accounts of refugees from Eritrea and other countries, and then we get to see them reenact their own stories in this theater workshop with other detainees. It's a process that allows the audience light moments while also never forgetting the issue and the human beings at hand. I love how Avi found this unique way because the lighter moments never dilute the experiences the people had. Instead, they get to explore their own stories, see and learn from others' perspectives, and heal in the process. Avi's genuine care for his subjects is to be commended, especially because too many filmmakers often prioritize their 'vision' and their film over the real life situations and actual humans. I hope to see more from him.
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