Films Boutique Line-up : VENTANA SUR 2019

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INSTINCT

OSCAR ENTRY 2020 - THE NETHERLANDS
MORE THAN 100 000 ADMISSIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS

A Film by Halina Reijn

Produced by Topkapi Film, Man Up

2019 - Netherlands - Drama/Thriller - 2.39 - 98 min

with Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK BOOK), Marwan Kenzari (ALADDIN)

Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution. She meets Idris, a sex offender who committed a series of grave crimes. After five years of treatment, he is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners is enthusiastic about his development but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him and tries to push his probation. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, while slowly, he transforms into the manipulative man she saw in him from the beginning. A power play emerges between the two and Nicoline, in spite of her knowledge and experience, lets herself be trapped completely.

PIAZZA GRANDE
VARIETY AWARD
LOCARNO 2019
BEST 1ST FEATURE
SPECIAL MENTION

"Impressive, icily disciplined debut feature […] Van Houten and Kenzari are astonishing, both individually and as a crashing, combustible unit." - Variety

"An ambitious and auspicious debut" - The Hollywood Reporter

"Instinct remains an aesthetically enthralling film" - Cineuropa

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THU DEC 5th 16:30 CINEMARK PUERTO MADERO SALA 3            

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PELICAN BLOOD

A Film by Katrin Gebbe (NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN)

Produced by Junafilm

2019 - Germany/Bulgaria - Drama - 2.39 - 120 min

with Nina Hoss (PHOENIX, HOMELAND), Murathan Muslu

Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

FANTASTIC FEST 2019
BEST DIRECTOR

"An endlessly intriguing drama […] Nina Hoss anchors this tense drama" - Screen International

"A provocatively and defying drama with a grandiose Nina Hoss" - Filmstarts.de (Germany)

"Raises a lot of fascinating questions" - The Hollywood Reporter

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WED DEC 4th 14:30 CINEMARK PUERTO MADERO SALA 1            

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ABOU LEILA

A Film by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

Produced by In Vivo Films, Thala Films

2019 - Algeria/France/Qatar - Drama - 2.39 - 135 min

with Slimane Benouari, Lyes Salem, Azouz Abdelkader

Algeria, 1994. With Civil War raging for years in the north of the country, each day continues to bring its share of death and horror. Police officers S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. In the immensity of the Sahara, their quest seems absurd, but Lofti has only one priority: to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed. But the deeper they get into the desert, the more they are confronted with their own trauma and violence.

SEVILLA 2019
NEW WAVES AWARD

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LIBERTÉ

A Film by Albert Serra (THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV)

Produced by Idéale Audience, Rosa Filmes, Andergraun Films

2019 - France/Spain/Portugal - Drama - 1.85 - 132 min

with Helmut Berger, Marc Susini, Baptiste Pinteaux

1774, shortly before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin. Madame de Dumeval, the Duc de Tesis and the Duc de Wand, libertines expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the legendary Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker, lonely in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reign. Their mission is to export libertinage, a philosophy of enlightenment founded on the rejection of moral boundaries and authorities, but moreover to find a safe place to pursue their errant games, where the quest for pleasure no longer obeys laws other than those dictated by unfulfilled desires.

CANNES 2019
UCR SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

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FLESH OUT

A Film by Michela Occhipinti

2019 - Italy - Drama - 1.85 - 94 min

with Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saab Bouh Oumar, Aichetou Abdallahi Najim

Verida is a modern girl. She works in a beauty salon, is addicted to social media and hangs out with her friends. Still, she is engaged to a man chosen by her family. Like many girls her age, she is under pressure to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called gavage, in order to reach the voluptuous body considered in Mauritania a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida is starting to challenge everything she always thought was normal: her loved ones, her way of life, and not least, her own body.


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