O som da casa (Home’s Sound) (2016 Short Film)
A few fleeting moments between a Brazilian student getting ready to leave for Europe and her mother observing her silently. A loving farewell.
Seymour: An Introduction (2016 Feature Film)
Loving documentary portrait of pianist Seymour Bernstein (1927), made by actor and good friend Ethan Hawke. Hawke reveals how Bernstein passed up on a brilliant artistic career because he wasn’t a performer and thought passing on knowledge was more important. What drives this virtuoso musician as a pianist, teacher and last, but definitely not least, as a human?
Room (2016 Feature Film)
Original psychological thriller (by the director of Frank), after the international bestseller by Emma Donoghue. The peaceful life of Ma and her five-year-old son Jack, in their unusual universe, takes a blood-curdling turn when the yearning for the outside world becomes too strong. Moving performances by Brie Larson and the young Jacob Tremblay.
Radio Dreams (2016 Feature Film)
It’s a big day for the little radio station Pars Radio, broadcasting in Persian from San Francisco: Metallica is going to jam in the studio with Kabul Dreams, the first rock band from Afghanistan. But first, everyday life intervenes, in a dryly comical way.
Que horas ela volta (The Second Mother) (2016 Feature Film)
For years and with great dedication, Val has been caring for the household of rich couple Carlos and Barbara. She’s like a second mother to their son Fabinho. But when Val’s daughter Jessica turns up, the fragile equilibrium at the luxury villa starts to crumble. Bittersweet, airy drama that has won many audience awards.