Yamada (Calling) (2018 Feature Film)
LOCAL & REGIONAL HISTORY_In 1977, an unexpected musical marriage occurred between a local youth rock band and a church choir. 40 years later, this band (Grupo Serenada) is still dedicated to preserve traditional Papiamentu songs.
Welterusten Papa (Goodnight Daddy) (2018 Feature Film)
LOCAL & REGIONAL HISTORY_Cinematographic portrait of various father-daughter relations that shows us an alternative narrative about the presence of fathers in the lives of their daughters and challenges stereotypes about masculinity and fatherhood.
Un tributo a Cheo Feliciano (2018 Feature Film)
MUSIC CALLS_Tribute to salsa giant and legend José Luis “Cheo” Feliciano.
El silencio del viento (Silence of the Wind) (2018 Feature Film) Nominee
Director Álvaro Aponte-Centeno impresses with this beautiful drama of loss and hope. Dedicated Rafael doesn’t have time to mourn the death of his sister Carmen. Alongside caring for his mother and teenage daughter, he is also part of a human trafficking network. There is an endless stream of migrants seeking a better life in Puerto Rico.
Respeto (2018 Feature Film)
MUSIC CALLS_Here’s a film reminding us that true hiphop is political. In this era of extrajudicial killings under the reign of the current Phillipines president, Duterte, young Hendrix sets his sights on underground rap battles in the slums of Pandacan, Manila. But his true enemies don’t have ears for his words.
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018 Feature Film)
By having an affair, Jewish Sarah and Palestinian Saleem risk much more than just their marriages. Their relationship attracts attention from the security services on both sides of the Israeli ‘wall’, who are convinced there’s more to it than mutual attraction.
The Party (2018 Feature Film)
Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the champagne. A black comedy, full of sharp dialogues.
Oso polar (Polar Bear) (2018 Feature Film)
When Heriberto picks up his former classmates Trujilo and Flor en route to a school reunion, memories of the first few years at school gradually emerge. On the surface a brief road movie to a suburb of Mexico City, Polar Bear soon proves to be a painful journey into the past.
Nervous Translation (2018 Feature Film)
SCENES OF SENSES_Sensitive, sparkling film that captures the confusing and magical moments alike in the life of a child who, while preferring to be by herself, deep down also longs to be heard. The events of 1987 in the Philippines play a role in the background, but shy Yael is more concerned with her absent father, her uncle who is a rock star and a pen with special powers.
Moko Jumbie (2018 Feature Film) Nominee
Romantic drama about roots and tolerance by Trinidadian-American filmmaker Vashti Anderson. Whilst visiting her aunt in Trinidad, the young Englishwoman Asha meets her aunt’s mysterious neighbour Roger. This starts a romantic, magical search for identity and love. Intense debut film delicately navigates taboos, superstition, and spirituality.