Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

L'avenir dure longtemps, 50 ans de guerilla des FARC (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France

Director: 

Pierre Carles

Synopsis: 

The FARC, oldest guerilla of the planet is going to sign a peace agreement. In 1965 Jean-Pierre Sergent and Bruno Muel were the first men filming rebels in a country devastated by inequalities and violence from the landowners. Both Frenchmen are secretly making their way as far as Rio Chiquito where guerilla is being carried out. Not far from here, one year earlier fifty farmers took the arms to defend themselves and broke loose from being encircled by the Columbian Army, it is the founding act of the FARC. They are filming the everyday life of the peasant guerilleros. Manuel Marulanda who will be leading for half a century the most important communist maquis of half XXth century grants his first interview. Nobody at the time knows he will become a mythical character such as Che Guevara. Muel, Sergent, the members of the maquis, surviving people from that time and the youngest ones call forth this unusual resistance.

A pele da flor (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France

Director: 

Aude Chevalier-Beaumel
Dominique Guerrero

Synopsis: 

In Curibita, Brazil, on the initiative of Flavia Carvalho, the project A pele da flor was born, tattoo as a repair. In her tattoo shop, Flavia talks with a woman, a picture of a scar is on the table. While they evoke its history, a stab wound given by her ex-husband, Flavie sketches a draw. By filming Flavia's movements, this drawing is going to take shape on her skin, fill up with colors, erasing little by little the print which made her relive daily this painful moment. We are in Rosy's home. Tattooed by Flavia after an aggression, she tells us how this tattoo allowed her to made up with her own body and to regain self-respect. Other women will bring their own testimonies. We will also put our camera in the local police that guides women assaulted towards Flavia. A surprising collaboration ! This movie will show how artistic creations substitute for barbarism

Ave y nada (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Mexique

Director: 

José Antonio Cordero

Synopsis: 

Two deaf half-siblings of indigenous origin live as a couple in Mexico City’s outskirts. Nada works as a janitor in a fancy gym, while Ave does the same in a gay sex club. Ave wants to father Nada’s  child but she strangley refuses any intercourse with him. Since she has joined the Jehovah's Witnesses and has become obsessed with the verses of the Song of Songs, the couple’s life seems to become mythical. Iván, a young mysterious businessman, tries to seduce Ave at his work. Being rejected, Iván becomes increasingly obsessed with Ave and his partner. When Nada miraculously gets pregnant, Ave decides to accept Iván's friendship and financial aid. In a tragic twist of fate, Iván finds Nada alone at her work when the venue is closed. After trying to seduce her, he sexually attacks and strangles her. It is then we discover that he is the owner of the two businesses where the couple worked.

Boca de aire (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Argentine

Director: 

Julián d´Angiolillo

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Airflows guide the mountain’s expeditionary team, to the rhythm of the breath in its insides: the caves. A group of speleologists makes acoustic records to measure up the size of invisible hollow spaces, huge sound boxes. The Field Recording changes into a time-space odyssey that tunes historical episodes which are isolated but secretly bonded: the Renaissance representation of the caverns and its influence on the public parks of modernity, the hydrological studies of Martel the pioneer, the geographical institutionalization in Cuba where caves were thought as refuges for civilians during the Cold War, or the tourism industry taming centuries of geological erosion. The language of the expeditionary members mutates smoothly from one history to the other; the underground inspires the dissolution of the homeland that rules up in the surface.

El Vientre de la Ballena (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Cuba

Director: 

Zoe Garcia

Synopsis: 

The certainty of a change is breathed in each of the corners in Havana. In the last months Cuba begins to look less like Cuba and more like the rest of the world. While everyone seems to be hurried to sell or buy something inside a dark home, the father of the director looks at the changes with apparent indifference, while refusing to go to the street. This documentary film dialogues on the future of Cuba through the view of a man who considers himself incapable of inserting within the new context. At the same time, it is an exercise on memory, a history on the destruction of a model of society for the construction of another. While everyone seems to look at the future, this film asks... what about those who are not able to insert themselves?

Filho de Boi (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Haroldo Borges
Ernesto Molinero

Synopsis: 

Lucas is 12 and he lives with his father, isolated, in the middle of the dry outbacks in Bahia, an area harshly punished by the drought. His father is a severe and authoritarian cowboy. Lucas’ greatest wish is to run away from him. Lucas’ inspiration is the superhero in an old comic book comic that he keeps hidden under his mattress. One day a circus comes to town looking for candidates to fill clown a vacancy on the troupe. Lucas believes that this is the perfect opportunity to escape! But the challenge is not easy. He is a shy boy and has no comic talent. Also, everyone in town, adults and children, is thinking the same thing. Everyone wants to be funny to become a clown and escape the hinterland and the drought. But, surprisingly, Lucas is chosen as the circus new clown, and he travels on a journey that will take you where he least expected: the meeting with his father.

Ils me laissent l’exil (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France

Director: 

Laetitia Tura

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

This film is built on the travel of exiled Spanish republicans between south of France and Chile on three generations. Those stories will form the frame of the film: the journeys of Spanish exiled who were the first to know the Retirada in 1939 ; who run away from the dictatorship of Franco, who knew the internment camps in France and then the dictatorship of Pinochet in Chile before they went back to Europe. The entire project explore different layers of the transmission of the migratory patterns. Which tales of exile are built in duration, in the private and public spheres ? What can be passed (or not) overtime? Taking as the first point private objects like noise, speeches, heroes. But also silence, denial and oversight.

Julio (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Équateur

Director: 

Javier Andrade

Synopsis: 

1976,  Julio Jaramillo, the most famous pasillo singer in history, the Nightingale of America, comes out of hiding in order to fulfill previously arranged engagements in Guayaquil, the biggest city in Ecuador. The excitement is palpable as Jaramillo takes the stage in front of a loving crowd that cheers with all the emotion they can handle. But this time around Julio’s voice betrays him; it’s weak, sick, only a notch above the voice of a cantina drunkard. As he finishes the song accompanied by horrible booing, Julio realizes he might have lost his gift: the voice that took him out of poverty and into the stratosphere of success in Latin America. Julio is about music and creation, about an artist trying to win back the love of his people through his music. It is the intimate comeback story of a popular idol. And it’s all true.

Las Flores del Oro (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie
  • Équateur
  • France

Director: 

Carlos Tribiño Mamby

Synopsis: 

The flowers of gold tells the adventure of Mary (15), Pipe (14) and Tavo (16) in the search of their dreams and desires in a rural zone of Colombia. Easy money and quick enrichment is the dream that makes them escape from their homeland and adventure to find wealth in the large illegal gold mines of the Amazon. They will come across obstacles to overtake and tragedies to mourn. Their morals will be decimated and their world will become complex and violent. Tavo's pursuit of vengeance and power, Mary’s dream of fortune, and the escape of reality that Pipe gradually achieves, are the main motivations that will make the story end in a tragic and at the same time fantastic ending. Mary, Pipe and Tavo will adventure themselves in the search of their ambitions, moving farther away from home each time.

Letters from the Land of the Tarahumara (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France
  • Mexique

Director: 

Federico Cecchetti

Synopsis: 

In 1936, at the sierra Tarahumara in Mexico, Rayenari is a young indian who is in his way to become a shaman. His life suddenly changes when he meets a strange poet named Antonin, who comes from a very distant land. At first the community feels threatened by the foreigner, but he slowly gains people’s trust. Antonin confesses to Rayenari that the purpose of his trip to Mexico is to heal his Soul. He participates in a ritual taking a sacred cactus and exorcizing his demons. When Antonin leaves the mountains, Rayenari starts having a lot of nightmares regarding his friend. With the help of a shaman, Rayenari can perceive that in France, Antonin is recruited in apsychiatric hospital, being coursed by dark sorcerers who perform electroshocks on him. Trough a shamanic process Rayenari visits Antonin in his cell, and with the magic of poetry helps him toescape in the only possible way: Death.

L’homme caché (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Chili
  • France

Director: 

Sergio Castro

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

After attending the capture of his father from the hands of Pinochet's soldiers, Ricardo, a young man of 17, decides to join the "resistance front" that work against the dictatorship. Ricardo life changes forever when participating in an operation which finishes with the death of a senator,5 which is the brain of the "military coup" in Chile. Ricardo is arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was interrogated and tortured. Yet while the future was very dark for him, he managed to escape. Now in 2015 he is still the most wanted man in the country. Hidden somewhere, Ricardo yet managed to contact his relatives. This film is his story, past and present, that of "hidden man."

Marny la panthère noire (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France
  • Martinique

Director: 

CAMILLE MAUDUECH

Synopsis: 

Pierre Just-Marny is, in the 60s, in Martinique, a 19-year-old boy, a kind of chief warrant officer of district, pigeon in an affair of criminal traffic. Blinded by a feeling of vengeance, he surrenders justice himself when he release of prison. He causes a shooting which entails the death of people who had other disadvantage no than to be on his path, in particular of a two-year-old child. In this country, which wears the stigmas of the colonization, the delinquent is going to carry values of rebellion and to be socially legitimized by a disadvantaged population which sees itself in him. He becomes the black panther. 45 years later, we authorize the prisoner Pierre-Just Marny to get back to his country within the framework of a request of parole. The collective imagination recovers in motion.

Mato Seco em Chamas (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil
  • Portugal

Director: 

Adirley Queirós
Joana Pimenta

Synopsis: 

 In 2013 the military police of the Brazilian Federal District initiated a large operation against drug traffic in the peripheral city of Ceilândia, dismantling a series of illegal networks and arresting sixteen men. A year later, the women took over the streets. Rapidly they established their own field of action, imposing other codes, reorganizing labor relations, transforming the modes of production of a Brazilian periphery. Their disputes for economic, symbolic and territorial power slowly turn into a war. They claim a space for the peripheral female body, and its own codes of action. They are the map for a new territory.

O Filho Plantado (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Thais Fujinaga

Synopsis: 

Afraid of living her oldness alone, Hilda decides to adopt Lia, a 14 years old who needs to endure a race against the time to become a professional athlete. Joca, her brother, is turning 18 soon and has to leave the orphanage even without a place to go. Lia tries to convince Hilda to adopt both of them and the woman starts to spend time with the brothers. At first, Hilda is intimidate with Joca's presence, but eventually she develops affection with the boy. Even so, she cannot consider adopting a grown-up black male. Meanwhile, Lia believes Hilda wants to adopt her to be a house keeper and is angry at Hilda ́s decision about not adopting her brother. In the middle of all of that, Joca hardens. He feels time rushing against him and runs away. Hilda, who just wanted to save herself, feels she needs to find Joca and help him. When they finally meet again there is only time to say goodbye.

O herói hesitante (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Carlos Segundo

Synopsis: 

A man and a woman isolated in a beach house. Him, a poet who seeks to figure out what is around him at that moment. Her, maybe the key to his understanding. For both of them, the only bridge to the external world lies on the poems he writes or recites. Outside, he has the chance to revisit his own old life in a time-space game, a spiral narrative where he can remember and reinvent vital characters and passages in his background. Seven stories that make up a love adventure and build up a journey, and the freedom to that prison lies solely on the discovery of the real meaning of his relationship with his memory and with that woman. A film that explores the limits between human consciousness and unconsciousness, between concreteness and unpredictability. One contemporary’s movie with structure, situations and events that guide the character through his experience.

Oro (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Angela Osorio
Santiago Lozano

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

In the jungles of Colombia’s Pacific region lies Timbiquí, a village inhabited by Afro-Colombians –once slaves in the mines and now miners themselves. Along the riverbanks, a few villagers continue to prospect using the same rudimentary tools handed down by their ancestors, trusting in Divine Willor the magic of Chango to guide them to a new mine.

Relato de un cierto oriente (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Marcelo Gomes

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Lebanon, 1950. Emilie and her brother Emir abandon the arid mountains of their homeland and head for the Brazilian Amazon region in search of better days. They take with them their sole possession and heirloom – a large wooden grandfather clock in which Emilie hides her secrets. They make their way to the port city of Trieste where they wait for a ship leaving for Brazil. While there, Emir falls in love with a local prostitute and doesn’t want to continue, but Emilie manages to convince him otherwise. The brother and sister disembark in cosmopolitan Manaus –  a city known for the pacific cohabitation of individuals from all nationalities and creeds. It is in this effervescent milieu that Emilie defies the catholic traditions of the Lebanese community and falls in love with Abbas, a Muslim storeowner with whom she settles down and builds a new family. The movie relates the saga of this family, its trials and tribulations, hopes, joys, tragedies and disillusions as seen revolving around Emilie: an enigmatic woman who believed love was the only weapon she had in which to overcome cultural differences.

Rey de la Patagonia (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Director: 

Pablo Agüero

Synopsis: 

Film based on a real story.  1860.

Horacio is a killer of Indians working for landowners. In a seaside pub, south of Chile, he meets Antoine, an eccentric Frenchman in search of a guide to explore Patagonia. Antoine wants to achieve the union of Mapuche tribes and create the kingdom of Patagonia. He pretends to be supported by the French government and to have a steady link with a big chief. But as a matter of fact, he is completely alone. Horacio accepts to go along with him in that utterly absurd adventure. But his actual aim is to take back his wife held back by the Indians. And to avenge her too. Nothing happened as they imagined. The camp they wanted to get to have been devastated by the Chilean army. The Mapuche Horacio wanted to kill and Antonio to be allied captured them into being slaves, working for the chief. An unexpected outburst of passions will be needed to invert parts once more, and the ephemeral miracle of the kingdom of Patagonia will happen.

Tinnitus (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 11 / 2016

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Gregorio Graziosi

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Marina, 30 years old, is an ex­diver who is suffering from a terrible buzzing in her ears, which affects her emotional and physical balance. Away from professional competitions after an accident suffered in the last Olympics, she decides to go back to competing in hopes of winning an Olympic medal, even though her life is put to risk by doing so. In order to attain her goal and beat her younger opponents, Marina needs to regain confidence in her own body, overcome her fear of the diving board and defeat her biggest enemy: that haunting buzzing sound.