The story revolves around Luisa Palmeira, born in France from Portuguese immigrants. In 1979, Luisa is eight years old. Almost a grown-up in the eyes of her illiterate mother, she remains just a little girl to her hard-drinking father. One day, he trusts her with a heavy secret: he suffers from a serious illness. But she refuses to believe him and thinks instead that he is hiding something else from her...
SCREENINGS Thu 19th I 14:30pm I Barberini 1 I Market
Fri, Nov 3rd I time & venue tbc I Official Premiere
Sat, Nov 4th I time & venue tbc I Repetition
REY'S EDUCATION by Santiago Esteves
Drama Thriller - Argentina - 2017 - 96min
Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias “Rey”, lands in the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard. Vargas offers him a deal: the young boy will repair the damage caused to his home when falling - in return for not being handed over to the police. The lessons given to the teenager by the old guard will give rise to a relationship not unlike the old legends of educating a king (for the “Rey” of his name, meaning “king”). But the agreement will start to fall apart when the loose ends of the robbery Reynaldo had participated in start wrapping themselves round them…
Original TV series (8 episodes x 30min)
MARKET SCREENING Thu 19th I 11:40am I Barberini 4
OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami
Drama - France, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile - 2017 - 92min
The elderly caretaker of a remote morgue possesses an impeccable memory for everything but names. He passes his days showing corpses to those searching for their lost ones and tending to his beloved plants. When protest in a nearby city breaks out and the militia covertly raids the morgue to hide civilian casualties, he discovers the body of an unknown young woman. Evoking memories of personal loss, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial with the help of a mystic gravedigger who collects stories of the dead, an old woman searching for her long-lost daughter, and a hearse driver tormented by his past.
VENICE ORIZZONTI - WINNER OF
BEST SCREENPLAY, INTERFILM AWARD, FIPRESCI AWARD
MARKET SCREENING Sun 22nd I 10:35am I Barberini 5
TRENDY by Louis Lagayette
Thriller - UK - 2017 - 96min
Richard, a secondary school teacher in his 30’s, just moved from the countryside to East London. Quickly, he faces the violent gentrification occurring in the trendy areas of London. His unclear past combined with his growing psychiatric instability make him an easy target for all communities and he experiences rejection and humiliation. It doesn’t take long for his darkest impulses to unleash, turning him into an uncontrollable murderer...