Arabia: Trailer

arabia-still-2Arabia aka Araby is a Brazilian film by Affonso Uchoa and Joao Dumans. In an old aluminium factory in Ouro Preto, a young man finds the diary of a worker who died in an accident. Reminiscent of the way Westerns use anonymous drifters, driven by survival instinct, as the story’s hero, Arábia focuses in on the life of a marginalised worker in contemporary Brazil. Arabia was one of the contenders for the prestigious Hivos Tiger Award at Rotterdam (IFFR) earlier this year.Continue reading “Arabia: Trailer”

Light Thereafter: Trailer

light-thereafter-posterLight Thereafter by Konstantin Bojanov was one of the contenders for the Hivos Tiger Award at Rotterdam (IFFR) earlier this year. This Bulgaria-Belgium co-production follows the emotionally unstable and otherworldly young man Pavel, who criss-crosses Europe in search of his idol, the mysterious painter Arnaud. Desperate, lonely and adrift, Pavel tries to clamp on to the characters he meets along the way.Continue reading “Light Thereafter: Trailer”

Quality Time: Trailer

quality-time-posterQuality Time is a Dutch-Norwegian film by Daan Bakker which was in the fray for the Hivos Tiger Award at Rotterdam (IFFR this year). The film resents a series of short narratives about young quaint men who are struggling, and their concerned parents. Through a wondrous combination of film styles, a loving portrait is sketched of human beings as the playthings of life. Continue reading “Quality Time: Trailer”

Rey: Trailer

rey-posterThe second film from Niles Atallah, who lives and works in Santiago, Chile and holds duel US-Chilean citizenship, Rey is produced by Diluvio in Chile and Lucie Kalmar of Mômerade in France. The film also has co-production partners in Germany (unafilm), the Netherlands (Circe Films) and Qatar (Doha Film Institute) and tells the story of Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, an eccentric French explorer and lawyer who was proclaimed, or proclaimed himself “King of Araucanía and Patagonia” in the 19th century. Rey was in contention for the Hivos Tiger Award at Rotterdam (IFFR), earlier this year (the award eventually going to Sanal Kumar Sasidharan‘s Sexy Durga).Continue reading “Rey: Trailer”