Posts Tagged: Feature

FREMDE TOCHTER (STRANGE DAUGHTER)

Type:  Feature, Drama

Director:  Stephan Lacant

Country:  Germany

Runtime:  01:46:00

Production Year:  2017

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:
Lena (17) meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love. When Lena unexpectedly gets pregnant the two of them must make a pledge to each other and their child. Hannah, Lena’s mother, sees red, realizing this means her daughter will be expected to marry a Muslim man – unfathomable both to her and to Farid’s family. A couple destined to be together stuck between worlds, traditions, religion, contradictions and prejudices.

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THE PRINCE OF OSTIA BRONX

Type:  Feature / Documentary

Director:  Raffaele Passerini

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  01:15:00

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

Warning: This film is designed for those people who have failed at least once in their lives. Dario, the Prince, and Maury, the Countess, are two actors rejected by the academic theater and cinema, so, they decide to transfer their imaginary stage on the gay nudist beach of Capocotta, near Ostia, Rome. In a world obsessed with reality shows, the Prince and the Countess are here, on this very beach, free to be the absolute protagonists of their improvised sketches, a magical and safe place, where life mixes with art and creativity becomes an antidote to an absent audience. Until one day a director comes, and the shooting of the film can begin. Failure becomes a parody that can make, anyone who wants to join, a Prince or a Countess, at least for a day. About the project The Prince is an experimental work with a folk and a kitsch taste. Its music touches upon Pop, Disco, and Electronic rhythms, featuring unreleased songs by Rossano Baldini and the Raffaele Passerini, who co-authored and sang some of the tracks. These original songs play aside some iconic Italian and international tunes by Antonello Venditti, Pierangelo Bertoli, and Gala. This ultra-low budget movie received three awards at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, starting an unexpected tour throughout Italy since January 2018.

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DOUBTFUL

BEST FEATURE 2019

Type:  Feature / Drama

Director:  Eliran Elya

Country:  Israel

Runtime:  01:28:00

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

A story about a detached man that aspires to save delinquent youth through art, and thoughtful teenagers who do not want to be saved.

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NEEDLE BOY

Type:  Feature / Drama / OUT OF COMPETITION
Director:  Alexander Bak Sagmo
Country:  Denmark
Runtime:  1 hour 13 minutes 14 seconds
Production Year:  2016
Production Budget:  30,000 EUR

Synopsis:
Life has become unbearable for 23 year old Nick who is convinced that he's an evil person. Consequently, he shows up at the university with a gun in his pocket wanting to shoot his fellow students. But something beats him to the punch; a few hours before his classmates have died in a terrible drowning accident at sea. Nick now stands alone with a gun in his pocket, and he faces 24 dark hours in Aarhus where everyone around him perceives his frustration as grief.

BEO

Type:  Short / Documentary
Director:  Stefano Viali, Francesca Pirani
Country:  Italy
Runtime:  1 hour 1 minute
Production Year:  2017
Production Budget:  60,000 EUR

Synopsis:
Born in 1920, Beo narrates. The hills of Montefeltro are the background where episodes of past life - fields, sharecropping, war, resistance, political militancy, emigration - and daily life – kitchen garden, bees, thoughts on the world and mankind are narrated as a tale of personal story and History. A tale of words and images speaking of humanity, dignity and resistance. An original perspective to recall a whole century, the '900, through an extraordinary witness.

GOLIATH

Type:  Feature / Drama
Director:  Dominik Locher
Country:  Switzerland
Runtime:  1 hour 25 minutes 41 seconds
Production Year:  2017
Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:
When Jessy tells David she’s pregnant, he panics. A few days later the two are assaulted in the city train, and when David realises he is unable to protect his girlfriend, his fears of inadequacy as a man take hold. Frantic, he resorts to steroids and begins with excessive strength training. Initially, the muscles give him self-confidence. Within a short time, however, David develops erratic behaviour and becomes a threat to Jessy and the unborn child.

Sex cowboys

Type:  Feature / Drama

Director:  Adriano Giotti

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  01h 12' 59"

Production Year:  2016

Production Budget:  5,000 EUR

Synopsis:

'They will perform on demand'. Simone and Marla are madly in love. They have tons of sex. Every day. When they run out of money they decide to start selling what they do best --sex. Sex Cowboys is a trip inside our generation, the lost generation, destined to live without permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle. The characters of this travel are nomadic, precarious and immature in the comedy of their life. To Simone's anger and to Marla's magic need, alternates passion and sex. The generational crisis is inside us, and we have to find a way to survive and make the present our dream, since in our future we won't have space.

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The Astronauts’ Bodies

Type:  Feature / SciFi

Director:  Alisa Berger

Country:  Germany

Runtime:  1h 13' 56"

Production Year:  2017

Production Budget:  20,000 USD

Synopsis:

When his two mature children Anton (19) and Linda(19) start leaving the house, as they just have graduated from school, father Michael(55) stops taking care of his body as a protest. His son Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-travelling, while his sister Linda is in search of her first love and is drawn to a young man, who seems to have similar problems like her father.

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