Continuing with its consolidation and influence in the Festival line-up, this year the Noves Visions section promises to be a category dedicated to the most innovative and transgressive approaches. This edition is committed to both widely acclaimed artists and new talents, with a noteworthy presence of works by women.
Below is a preview of the film selection, divided into four sections:
Ficció: A selection that combines big names in contemporary film with young artists appearing around the festival circuit.
-The Day He Arrives (Sang-soo Hong): A game of meta-language in the Korean master’s most accessible film. - Vampire (Shunji Iwai): The director of All About Lily Chou-Chou travels to North America to explore juvenile anguish in a generic key and paying tribute to Martin of George A. Romero. - 22 mei (Koen Mortier): The director of Ex Drummer is back to explore post 9/11 paranoia. - 4:44: The Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara): A reflective, intimate exercise from the director of The Addiction revolving around fear of the end of the world. - Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto): The return of the director of Tetsuo to the most reflective and transgressive horror cinema. - Hanezu no tsuki (Naomi Kawase): Mythological meditation on the loss of transcendental values in today’s society. - La belle endormie (Catherine Breillat): A very personal and atypical version of Perrault’s story. - The Tempest (Julie Taymor): A spectacular, fantastic adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s strangest works by the director of Titus and Frida. - Le petit poucet (Marina de Van): Another feminine, atypical version of a famous children’s story from the director of Don’t Look Back. - Beyond the Black Rainbow (Panos Cosmatos): A bizarre science fiction exercise with roots in the 70’s genre tradition that was one of the big sensations at this year’s Tribeca festival.
No Ficció: Confirmation of the growth of the creative documentaries that have been screened during recent editions of the Festival.
- Arirang (Kim Ki-duk): A self-reflective exercise from the director of The Isle, winner of the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes 2011. - Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney): Reconstruction of Ken Kesey’s psychedelic trip and a passionate study of LSD culture. - Project Nim (James Marsh): The Academy Award winning director of Man on Wire delves into a fascinating experiment about animal intelligence. - The Bengali Detective (Philip Cox): A blend of social documentary and comedy that surprisingly explores the complex society of present-day India. - Knuckle (Ian Palmer): An incredible documentary on street boxing. - Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (Jon Foy): Award winner at Sundance for best documentary director and a real science fiction experiment with a dose of millenarian paranoia.
Discovery: A selection of films made from independent, experimental postulates and investigating new possibilities of film language and the fantastic genre.
- Vlogger (Ricard Gras): A Catalan produced audiovisual experiment that translates the mixture of material from the Internet and generic fiction into a fictional plot. Its world premiere will be in Sitges. - Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass (Pat Tremblay): The apocalypse as a theme, this time playing with textures and images and dispensing with dialogue. - Invasion of the Alien Bikini (Young-doo Oh): A superhero movie, with large doses of pop culture and zany comedy. A surprise that goes way beyond its title.
Dark-Ficció: A selection of auteur approaches with a cult vocation.
- Onna no kappa (Underwater Love) (Shinji Imaoka): Un indescribable blend of pink eiga and musical starring a mythical Japanese creature. With cinematography by Christopher Doyle. - Meat (Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth): A butcher’s erotic fantasies in a film experimenting with textures that brings Lynch or Greenaway to mind. - Kaidan Horror Classics (Shinya Tsukamoto, Msayuki Ochiai, Sang il-lee, Hirokazu Koreeda): An omnibus film revolving around traditional horror legends directed by masters like Tsukamoto or Koreeda.