Here’s the list of movies we feel you shouldn’t miss on Day 2 (Friday, 13th October) of the film festival:
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Bad Lucky Goat (Screen 3, 12:20 pm)
Touted as a simply, sweet comedy this debut feature should be a delightful watch. Check out the quirky plot –
After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s pick-up truck, two bickering teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation.
Quest (Screen 3, 5:30pm)
It seems like one of those documentaries from recent times that are making the boundary between fiction and real rather thin.
Plot – Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.
24 Frames (Screen 3, 8:30 pm)
Recently deceased Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s last film is an experimental project made by him in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minutes films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs. It’s something his fans wouldn’t want to miss!
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Beach Rats (Screen 4, 1:45pm)
Plot – A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.
Awards – Best Director at Sundance Film Festival
Bad Back (Screen 3, 4:00pm)
Variety describes this Ugandan indie movie as ‘a deliriously entertaining multi-genre mashup‘. Need we say anymore? Also, experience tells us that it’s good to watch a fun film amidst the usually ‘heavy’ that one sees at film festivals. This one perfectly fits the bill.
Loveless (Screen 4, 7:30pm)
Andrey Zvyagintsev has marvelled one and all with this last film Leviathan. Well, his latest one is supposed to be equally good. Here’s Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw calling Zvyagintsev’s film ‘another masterpiece in this apocalyptic study of a failed marriage and the subsequent disappearance of a child’
On Body and Soul (Screen 2, 3:30 pm)
It’s touted as one of the most wildly imaginative films of the year.
Plot – When a man and woman who meet at work begin to know each other, they discover that they have the same dreams at night, and they decide to make them come true.
Awards – Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival
Other Side of Hope (Screen 1, 9:20 pm)
Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki is about a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriending a group of refugees that has recently arrived in Finland. Kaurismaki is supposed to be at his quirky best in the movie.
On the Beach at Night Alone (2:00 pm)
This Hang Sang-soo directed film was in the main competition at Berlin this year. He’s one of the most celebrated Korean director of the arthouse circuit,
Plot – After a publicized affair with her director, an actress leaves South Korea and goes to Hamburg, where she gains insight into the meanings of love and identity.
It Comes at Night (7:30 pm)
Peter Bradshaw on the movie “Everything about the atmosphere in It Comes at Night is tense, and the tension comes both from within and without – human betrayal and airborne sickness.”
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I am not a Witch (Screen 5, 11:00am)
Considered to be one of the most strikingly original debuts of this year, the film is about an 8 year-old girl in Zambia who’s convicted of being witch and sent to a camp in the desert.
The Party (Screen 5, 4:30pm)
A British comedy from Sally Potter that was competing at the Main Competition section at Berlin. Should be a much needed break from the all the other heavy dose films.
Plot – After she receives a promotion and becomes the secretary of health, a British cabinet politician and her academic husband host a soiree for the political and intellectual elite that ends with blood on the floor.
Wonderstruck (Screen 5, 7:00pm)
Todd Haynes adaptation of the popular novel seems to be a visual delight.
Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n207k52C3DM
Nothingwood (Screen 8, 6:50 pm)
One of those documentaries which are as entertaining as feature films. The subject here is filmmaking itself.
Plot – On a trip to the Kabul area, Salim Shaheen, a prolific filmmaker from Afghanistan, shows several of his 110 films and, decides to shoot his next project while he is there.
Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing worth a watch at Thane on Friday as well. The delegates might as well travel to other venues.