Engaging with the world
JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand
| 183 minutes | 2016
Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck is the queen of Paradise, a brothel in the Thai capital frequented by Japanese expats. One day, she comes across Ozawa, a former client and lover. They set off on a road trip to the backcountry near the Laos border. Like an archaeologist, the filmmaker reveals the layers of colonial heritage embedded in the globalized present. A meandering epic that roams over the shards of broken dreams, carried by an electrifying score.NORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREIN COMPETITION
“It’s about the journey, not the destination”: an adage that takes on its full meaning in this Don Quixote-inspired documentary. In defiance of his...
GERMANY , Spain , United Kingdom | 183 minutes | 2017
Breath of fresh air from Brazil in this debut that embraces desire and sensuality freely expressed. Marcelo Caetano was inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem I...
BRAZIL | 183 minutes | 2017
In the form of a clever montage of a dozen feature films, this unusual documentary presents a new take on the pornochanchada genre. Por- nochanchadas, half...
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