Filmette Film Festival 2017
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 1PM,
TICKETS for SATURDAY and SUNDAY click HERE (please choose :date: accordingly)
THE WATERING ROOM
NARRATIVE, 35MIN, NYC/ UZBEKISTAN, DIRECTOR: KATYA YAKUBOV
IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Based on Russian fairy tales involving Baba Yaga, this film stages a shifting power-play between an isolated old woman living in squalor and a surveyor-bureaucrat working for an undisclosed agency.
NARRATIVE, 30MIN, ITALY, DIRECTOR: ANTONIO DE PALO
IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Each afternoon, a young boy with Down syndrome sneaks into a small-town theatre in order to witness the rehearsals of an actor who is preparing for a show inspired by the great mime Marcel Marceau.
SNOW TOUCHED TEA
DOCUDRAMA, 34MIN, TURKEY, DIRECTOR: OGUZHAN IHTIYAR
IN TURKISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A visually rich look at the process of tea-making -- from the greening to the packaging -- as experienced by one family near the Eastern Black Sea.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 4PM,
DOCUMENTARY, 52MIN, FRANCE, DIRECTOR: SEBASTIEN LE CORRE
IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A documentary about a tipping point in the socio-agricultural history of Europe -- on March 4, 1976, the gunfight of « Montredon » put an end to a radical winemaker’s movement in South of France.
DOCUMENTARY, 55MIN, USA, DIRECTOR: TERRI HANLON
A decidedly unconventional biopic inspired by the life of the great French chef Antonin Carême, arguably the inventor of modern “power dining.” Starring Eric Barsness, Carol Clements and Jacques Bekaert.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 7PM,
TORMENTS OF LOVE
NARRATIVE, 54MIN, FRANCE/ GUADALOUPE., DIRECTOR: CAROLINE JULES
IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
This dreamy film from Guadeloupe examines the hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father.
THE OTHER LIFE OF CHARON
NARRATIVE, 40MIN, ROMANIA, DIRECTOR: IONA GEORGETA TURCAN
IN ROMANIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Set in Romania, this poetic documentary which explores whether a gravedigger is a persona non-grata simply because his job is digging graves.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 1PM,
EXPERIMENTAL, 35MIN, USA, DIRECTOR: HOLLY FISCHER
A pairing of two dreamlike experimental shorts from the 1980s reflect on the nature of individualism in constrasting ways.
NARRATIVE, 33MIN, KENYA, DIRECTOR: BII COSMAS
IN SWAHILI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Through flashbacks, a student with addictions to alcohol and gambling narrates a constructed story of his life to a pair of students as a way of extorting money from them.
THE POWER OF MOTHS
DOCUMENTARY 35MIN, BELARUS, DIRECTOR: ROMAN ROMANOV
IN BELARUSIAN, POLISH, RUSSIAN, UKRANIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A documentary about various theatrical companies (from Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus) united by a mission to challenge preconceptions of the limits of actors with varying disabilities.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 4PM,
THE INDIAN PRIEST
DOCUMENTARY, 59MIN, SWEDEN, DIRECOTR: MATTHIAS LöW
IN SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Cultures clash in this documentary about a Catholic missionary priest from India who is seeking to make a difference in the modern, secular country of Sweden.
IS RADIATION THE ASBESTOS OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
DOCUMENTARY 45MIN, NETHERLANDS, DIRECTOR: HJALMAR ILMER
IN DUTCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
From the Netherlands comes this incredibly timely documentary investigating the effects of cellular and wifi radiation on the human body.