With a startling opening featuring music by Arca, this is a new adaptation of Alfred Döblin’s novel: a portrait of a Berlin’s misogynist society, with all its scheming, drugs, alcohol and a female presence that is anything but in tune with the #metoo trend. ‘Total neon’ hype.
A black, ironic, hyperbolic, over-the-top, colourful and extremely kitsch comedy, where the delusions, wet dreams and fantasies of a woman emerge before the attentive gaze of a vast assemblage of saints and virgins. A madcap frenzy that brings together, with the director’s permission, Pedro Almodóvar, Aki Kaurismäki and Roy Andersson.
D’A 2021 Shorts
For several years now, D’A Film Festival Barcelona has been paying close attention to directors of short movies. Don’t miss this collection of 26 pieces across five sessions that can only be viewed in person and with presentations by some of the directors. A refreshing journey through some of the most outstanding shorts of recent months.
Projecte DAU: DAU. Natasha & DAU. Degeneration
Premiere of one of the most controversial audiovisual productions of recent years. This immeasurable project has caused rivers of ink to flow and requires unhurried viewing, but you’ll also need a good swig of vodka if you want to digest everything the way it should. From Russia with love and delirium.
An indie movie from the US in the old tradition rather than the kind that Hollywood controls. A thrilling and visually surprising debut, pure Black Lives Matter, that without forcing anything describes the gentrification of a Washington DC neighbourhood. An elliptical movie that plays with compositions and off-camera shots to portray the loss of innocence, in which memories blend with the force and nature of the here and now.
Nippon, mon amour: Under the Open Sky, True Mothers, El teléfono del viento
Not one, not two, but three Japanese masterpieces with which to continue admiring the savoir faire of three greats of contemporary cinema: Miwa Nishikawa, Naomi Kawase and Nobuhiro Suwa. Two women and one man who offer us their vision of Japanese society, its traumas and its hypocritical conformity through penetrating portraits and poignant compositions of life in a peculiar world.
Jo Sol dares to revisit an old legend that has been suspended in time and in full nature and where two human souls cohabit with special harmony, affection and need, as they wander through inhospitable lands crammed with magic, love and death.
— Carlos R. Ríos (Director del D’A Film Festival Barcelona)