This year’s festival programme will be released in it’s entirety on Friday, September 23rd, but we’re looking so much forward to this festival that we’re dropping a few of the titles already! We recommend you buy tickets quickly, as these films are available longer than the rest of our programme, and will be more easily sold out.
The variation among these eight films, stretching from documentary to thriller, horror to comedy, is a taste of how much different stuff you can see at Films from the South, October 6th - 16th. Read more about each film and buy tickets by clicking the titles.
The Untamed is a is a genre hybrid that focuses on topics such as masochism, homophobia and the role of women in society, interspersed with elements of both horror and realism. A young couple in a small town in the Mexican lowlands struggle with their destructive relationship, when a meteor suddenly crashes into a nearby mountain.
AFTER THE STORM
Our closing film, with a visit from director Koreeda on that occasion! A broken family is forced to take shelter from a raging hurricane, which forms the backdrop for a moving drama about heritage and environment, family and unity.
FIRE AT SEA
Fire at Sea, the striking documentary about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean that won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale. The slow, abstract and observational approach, where the crisis is shown through the eyes of the local community, is a stark contrast to how we are used to see the migrant crisis presented in mainstream media.
I MARRIED A DUMBASS
I Married a Dumbass is a funny and touching comedy from Argentina about love, and how far we are willing to go for it. The movie poses many interesting questions, and the most important one - “To what degree can we really be ourselves in a relationship?” - is always going to be relevant.
This years opening film is a masterful South-Korean thriller on love and vengeance, which has been hailed for its liberating depiction of female sexuality. The film is Park Chan-wook’s most audience friendly thus far in his career, and a visual feast unlike anything else!
Liberation Day takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most surrealistic concert at the last outpost of the cold war. In the crowd waits possibly the toughest crowd imaginable: 1500 North Koreans never before exposed to anything even close to experimental rock’n’roll, meeting Laibach, both famous and infamous for their totalitarian aesthetics, industrial sound and slogan-like lyrics.
This is a mesmerizing story about a girl in Iran who refuses to accept her destiny. The 15 year-old Sonita has a strong will, and through her rap lyrics she rebels against the patriarchal and discriminating society she grows up in.
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS
Post-9/11, the world famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma wanted his music to channel something more, and formed The Silk Road Ensemble, with the motivation to inspire compassion, creativity, understanding and unity despite political conflicts. In this documentary, we join the ensemble on an extraordinary journey through the world of music, hearing and seeing tones and instruments from all corners of the world.