Category archives: Foreign

  • Tabatô

  • dir. by João Viana Mutar, who fought in the war, is back in Guinea. In his luggage, he brings strange objects. Fatu, his daughter, takes the opportunity of Mutar's absence to open his bag. Shortly afterwards, Fatu's boyfriend Idrissa finds Mutar with his hand soiled in blood and Fatu dead. It is then that Idrissa picks up a drum. LONG SYNOPSIS 4500 years ago, while you were waging you[...]
  • Shadow

  • Directed by: Richard Fields https://vimeo.com/94792066 Helena, an aging dancer who's injury forced her into retirement, sits alone in a dark bedroom reflecting somberly on the evening's events.  Earlier that evening ,Yosef, her husband, enters the dining room as music fills the air, meeting Helena for a night of wine, romance, and dancing. He guides her to the table and surprises her with[...]
  • Longing (7m, United Kingdom)

  • dir. by Zoe Sailsman-Asghar Dawn has recently lost her husband. She finds it difficult to let go, and longs for his presence. She delves into her subconscious and imagination to try and feel him; but the more she sees the more her reality becomes distorted. (French)  Aurore a récemment perdu son mari. Elle a du mal à lâcher prise et aspire à la présence de son mari. Pour voir ou sentir lu[...]
  • JOY, IT'S NINA (34m, United Kingdom) dir. by Jane Thorburn

  • Shot in England and Nigeria by Jane Thorburn, this evocative and original film builds on the experiences and emotional lives of West African women living in the UK separated from their families. The stories are based on news and court reports and Joy Elias-Rilwan's own life, including voice mails left on her answer-machine by the legendary singer Nina Simone, her friend and self proclai[...]
  • The FADE: A Clean Cut Documentary

  • Big Bright Films debut their feature length documentary The Fade; the distinctive film presents an exclusive window into the lives of 4 barbers, including Johnny "Cakes" Castellanos; responsible for the images of two of hip-hop's icons, Jay Z and Pharel Williams. The observational film seamlessly transports us to and from Accra, London, New Jersey and Kingston submitting to its inhibited narra[...]