2020 Films: F
FaceDate Commercial (United States, 2:10)
Directed by: Mary Corigliano
Written by: Mary Corigliano
Cast: Mary Corigliano, Kat Moser, Sophia Lee, Andrew Gordon, Blair Tate, Zack Watson, William Schuman
FaceApp's new feature, FaceDate, eliminates any worry of what'll happen when someone gets slapped in the face by father time.
Family Matters (Japan, 2:09:00)
Directed by: Shohei Shiozaki
Written by: Shohei Shiozaki
Cast: Hana Hizuki, Fumio Kohinata, Keiko Takeshita, Minami Tsukui, Ayane Kinoshita, Yutaka Ishii, Takeshi Matsumura
Kana, mid thirties, aimless and single, lives at home with her ineffectual parents. When her sister and her family return home after the husband’s business fails Kana is driven out of the house and seeks refuge with a nearby “commune” of misfits. There she falls under the spell of the charismatic leader of the colony, Seiji, and begins to develop a sense of purpose in life. But Seiji becomes more and more unstable and it becomes clear that his vision of the future is weirder than Kana had imagined.
FEAST (China, 1:37 )
Directed by: YUNXING NIE
Written by: CHUANFA WAN
Cast: DONGNI WU
Being deluded by the “directors”, Miss Wang decides to film her life stories. During their meal in the woods, she tells the “directors” her “legendary”.As Miss Wang tells her experiences, the “directors” become unsatisfied.They demand her to act more crazily for the needs of “art”. Miss Wang realizes that what is miserable is not her experiences, but the “stories” that the “directors” want her to have.
Festival Of The Midnight Sun (Sweden, 8:45)
Directed by: Björn Rallare, Niklas Mertel Ekelund, Peder Carlsson
Written by: Björn Rallare, Niklas Mertel Ekelund
Cast: Peder Carlsson, Björn Rallare, Bert-Åke Varg, Kristoffer Pettersson, Daniel Ogelius, Frank Sanderson, Hellsingland Underground
Two filmmakers wants to make a movie, but what story to choose? One of them pitch the idea of that true story about what was supposed to be Sweden's answer to Woodstock, set at a motorway in the Swedish countryside back in 1970. They expected 300.000 people, but only 3.000 showed up and a plethora of weirdness took place around what has been described as "Sweden's biggest music failure". As this story unfolds over a phone conversation, we see what the movie would have looked like, it they were to pick that idea. But will they?
Fondations (Canada, 09:46)
Directed by: Matthew Fournier
Written by: Matthew Fournier, Julie Renault
Cast: Julie Renault, Charles-Alexandre Dubé, Élodie Grenier, David Leblanc
Katie is inviting friends to help with renovations in the basement, but her boyfriend Benjamin seems strangely determined to push back the work at all costs.
For All The Brilliant Conversations (United States, 55:13)
Directed by: Seok Wun Au Yong
Written by: Seok Wun Au Yong, Faith Njahîra Wangarî
Cast: Seok Wun Au Yong, Faith Njahîra Wangarî
Two international graduate students in the USA - Malaysian queer filmmaker Seok and Kenyan disabled activist-scholar Faith - embark on a journey to make a film that captures their friendship, putting them in vulnerable positions as they navigate trauma and healing.
Foret - Fôret (United States, 03:48)
Directed by: Lisa Barcy
Written by: Lisa Barcy
Animated iterations and recursions made 64 with 2" x 3" collages form a hypnotic bombardment of color and shapes, accompanied by music from Malian artist Luka Productions.
FRAM (Finland, 28:00)
Directed by: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
Written by: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
Cast: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
How far would you go to pursue an idea? Why do we do incredibly difficult things that have no practical application? Is there a parallel between geographic and artistic exploration? Fram is a documentary and travel film about two friends journeying to the end of the earth, in order to make a dance film in the polar wilderness of Svalbard.
French Fly (United States, 04:28)
Directed by: Liam LoPinto
Written by: Liam LoPinto
Cast: Arthur Chaumay, Zoe Lacau, Maija Burnett, Vincent Chansard, James Molle, Tia Gilles, Cain Pickens, Kion Heidari, Liam LoPinto
A fly returns home to find his life completely changed!
Friday Afternoon (United States, 1:16:47)
Directed by: Paige Campbell
Written by: Paige Campbell
Cast: Kim Blanck, Andrew R. Butler
The day that Gus goes in for her medical abortion, an unexpected complication leaves her with four hours to kill in the East Village before she can complete the procedure. During these hours, she is forced to confront the passivity with which she has lived her life, and as the result of her decision to end the pregnancy, she finds herself reborn through the deaths of her relationships.