34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

APPRENTICE

(APPRENTICE)

by Junfeng Boo
2016
96'
Singapore

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

Aiman is the son of a murderer who was sentenced to death several years ago. When he starts working in a high security prison, he ends up bonding with the executioner who hanged his father. As their bond deepens, Aiman has to choose whether to become his successor in Death Row. A prison drama where the dramatic tension hinges on the lure of the power to administer death.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

19 November 2016
09:30
22 November 2016
17:00
The screening will be introduced by Raymond Phathanavirangoon (producer)
23 November 2016
09:00

CÂINI

(DOGS)

by Bogdan Mirica
2016
104'
Romania

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

After inheriting his grandfather’s estate on the border between Romania and the Ukraine, a young man returns to his childhood home to sell it. But he soon discovers that those lands are of interest to a local criminal organization involved in some shady trafficking. Mirica’s debut feature is a torrid and sunny noir in which the tense realism of the Romanian New Wave meets the western genre. Edgy and desperate up to the shocking, blood-soaked ending.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

21 November 2016
14:15
24 November 2016
22:00
25 November 2016
14:00

DEADWEIGHT

(DEADWEIGHT)

by Axel Koenzen
2016
88'
Germany

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

After the suicide of a member of the mostly Philippino crew of cargo ship on route from Rotterdam to Savannah, the world of its stern and introverted captain shatters. An intense debut feature that skillfully studies the faces and discretely captures the tension in an almost abstract suspension of time. Exciting like an adventure film, tense like a thriller, and with a grand finale. 

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

19 November 2016
12:00
22 November 2016
19:45
The screening will be introduced by Axel Koenzen and Benjamin Drechsel (producer)
23 November 2016
11:45

DIE REISE MIT VATER

(THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD)

by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
2016
111'
Germany

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

Romania, 1968. Two brothers with different political views embark on a journey to East Germany, where their ailing father can get eye surgery. They make it past the Iron Curtain, but is it worth going back at that point? A bittersweet comedy about family dysfunctions over the backdrop of the Cold War, and about rediscovering the sense of cultural belonging. The filmmaker also shot several documentaries and worked for the TV show Scrubs.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

20 November 2016
11:00
23 November 2016
19:00
The screening will be introduced by David Lindner (producer)
24 November 2016
11:45

GO HOME

(GO HOME)

by Jihane Chouaib
2015
98'
France

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

Nadia is going home, or at least that is what she thinks. When she arrives in Lebanon though, she feels like a foreigner in her own country. She looks for a sense of belonging in a dilapidated house that used to belong to her grandfather, who disappeared during the civil war. But a violent secret is hidden in the house. A story about cut roots, the disorientation of a young woman (played by the stunning Golshifteh Farahani), and her country devastated by conflicts. 

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

21 November 2016
09:15
24 November 2016
17:15
The screening will be introduced by Jihane Chouaib
25 November 2016
09:15

GODLESS

(GODLESS)

by Ralitza Petrova
2016
99'
Bulgaria

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

In a remote town in Bulgaria, a nurse in charge of looking after elderly dementia patients takes advantage of them by stealing their documents and selling them on the black market. But an unexpected sense of empathy changes everything. A raw and intimate drama seen from the mineralized perspective of its protagonist to capture various types of loss of humanity and self-alienation. Winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

22 November 2016
09:45
25 November 2016
17:15
26 November 2016
09:45

LA ÚLTIMA TIERRA

(THE LAST LAND)

by Pablo Lamar
2016
77'
Paraguay

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

A man silently watches over his dying wife in a remote hut in the hills of Paraguay. The days go by as he waits by her deathbed, mourning. The slowness over every shot, movement, and sound falling into the silence is grueling, just like waiting for a loved one to pass. A small and proud debut on the inexorability of some forms of waiting.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

20 November 2016
09:15
23 November 2016
17:15
The screening will be introduced by Pablo Lamar
24 November 2016
09:45

OUT OF LOVE

(OUT OF LOVE)

by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito
2016
101'
Netherlands

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

From his kitchen, Nikolai, a Russian chef, catches sight of Varya, a Greek woman sitting at the bar. It is love at first sight. They dive into a passionate relationship that leads them to extreme behaviors in the middle of an anonymous city. They soon discover that their love is made of more than just physical attraction, there is also a drive to overpower one another, to hurt and be hurt. A blunt and brazen debut film about couple dynamics.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

20 November 2016
14:15
23 November 2016
22:00
The screening will be introduced by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito
24 November 2016
14:15

POLAARPOISS

(THE POLAR BOY)

by Anu Aun
2016
97'
Estonia

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

An aspiring photographer falls in love with a bipolar girl. He puts everything at risk to win her heart by proving that he can be just as adventurous and unpredictable as she is. But he ends up committing a crime and will have to find an extreme solution to avoid going to jail. A breezy coming of age movie from Estonia in which mental illness is a key to understand relationships and the self-representation of one of contemporary society’s disorders.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

21 November 2016
11:15
24 November 2016
19:15
25 November 2016
11:30

THALA MY LOVE

(THALA MY LOVE)

by Mehdi Hmili
2016
87'
Tunisia

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • TORINOFILMLAB

A political prisoner escapes from prison and returns to Thala, his home, to look for his wife, the leader of a Tunisian militant group. He would like to seek refuge with her in Algeria, but she forces him to stay and fight for his country. A semi-autobiographical drama about the revolution of January 2011, an ode to freedom and a “love letter to countries that rebel themselves against injustice.”

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 2

22 November 2016
14:00
25 November 2016
22:15
The screening will be introduced by Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra (producer)
26 November 2016
14:30