Featuring Big Bridge by Simón Vélez López, Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year by Jacqueline Lentzou, Misericórdia by Xavier Marrades, A Million Years by Danech San, and Echoes by Lucila Mariani
Program 94 min.
La máxima longitud de un Puente (Big Bridge). 2018. Colombia/Argentina. Directed by Simón Vélez López. Spanish with English subtitles. 14 min.
After a daring dive in Colombia’s Cauca River, a young man steals a motorcycle to take his girlfriend for a ride in this subdued yet mesmerizing work. North American Premiere
Ektoras Malo: I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias (Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year). 2018. Greece. Directed by Jacqueline Lentzou. Greek with English subtitles. 23 min.
A young woman spends New Year’s Eve reflecting on a foreboding dream in this wistful portrait of loneliness and alienation. Winner of the Leica Cine Discovery Prize at the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week. New York Premiere
Misericórdia. 2019. Brazil/Spain. Directed by Xavier Marrades. Portuguese with English subtitles. 21 min.
Filmed around Brazil’s Itaparica Island, this oneiric documentary evokes the rich, complicated ancestry of Bahia—considered the African heart of Brazil—through the dreams of its present-day inhabitants. World Premiere
A Million Years. 2018. Cambodia. Directed by Danech San. Khmer with English subtitles. 21 min.
Combining naturalism and dreamy stylization, this intoxicating, personal film follows a man and a woman as they wander through a rainforest. North American Premiere
Resonancias (Echoes). 2019. Argentina. Directed by Lucila Mariani. Spanish with English subtitles. 15 min.
In this ruminative snapshot, a swimmer with a clogged ear finds herself drawn back to the sea. North American premiere