For anyone who needs a reminder that cinema is still very much in the process of being rediscovered and reinvigorated, this program brings together some of the most exciting and innovative new film artists from around the globe, with bold, visionary features by emerging auteurs from Mexico, the Balkans, Brazil, and beyond.
Dane Komljen’s second feature is a tender and enigmatic farewell to failed utopias, set amidst the bungalows of a former Yugoslav resort complex.
The first film directed jointly by Brazilians João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa, a contemporary hallmark of the hybrid docufiction genre.
A riveting observational documentary portrait of a traditional community shaken to its foundations by the coming of modernization.
El Zohairy’s absurdist satire observes the transformations that occur in an Egyptian family after a children’s birthday party goes awry.
Heartening or horrifying depending on your viewpoint, The Computer Accent is a window into the future.
A sensuous study of textile patterns from around the wide world, set to a pop soundtrack by the visionary filmmaker Jodie Mack herself.
Writer-director-editor Eduardo Williams’s experimental debut feature, a startling three-act opus that travels from Argentina, to Mozambique, and the Philippines.
Vasconcelos’s magic realist hybrid documentary tells the story of the filmmaker’s family history with lyrical, dreamlike imagery.