My 2016 or 24 films by 24verite
The official selection of the 24 films that marked the cinematic year of 2016.
Grímur Hákonarson creates a wry subtle tragicomedy set in the rural Icelandic landscape that feels exceptionally heart-warming while touches the verges of melancholic sarcasm. Golden Alexander at the 56th Thessaloniki Film Festival.
With his directorial debut, Yorgos Zois breaks the fourth wall as he is experimenting on how myth and art interrupt actual life. Or is it the other way around?
In his debut film, Vahid Jalilvand is looking for humanitarian solidarity in today’s Iranian society through the private realistic stories of two women in need.
Pema Tseden depicts through a visually immaculate and lyrical slow burning film, how rough is to search for your own inner hidden identity.
Renato De Maria creates an unconventional and extremely minimalistic dramatized documentary that explores the most violent thirty-year criminal period of post-war Italy.
Gabriel Mascaro observes the social and cultural changes of Brazilian society as genders lose their identities and when a vaquero dreams to be a tailor.
Athina Rachel Tsangari tries to find Who’s the Best in General with a deadpan odd satire that dismantles masculinity and makes Greek Weird Wave to go feel-good. Special Jury Mention at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.
Aleksander Sokurov's Francofonia - In Competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival
László Nemes masterfully recreates a Holocaust Inferno where you can’t escape and the only way to survive is through death. Special Jury Prize at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.
Deniz Gamze Ergüven creates a "joyful" feministic fairytale that explores if teen rebelliousness and sexual awareness can survive in conservative Anatolia. Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.
Paz Fábrega creates a low-key romantic bittersweet journey where a boy meets a girl as the time runs against them.