AFI FEST presented by Audi, November 14-21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood, an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®.
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Director: Albert Serra
Screenwriter: Albert Serra
Producer: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Joaquim Sapinho, Albert Serra & Montse Triola
Director of Photography: Artur Tort
Editor: Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra, Artur Tort
Production Designer: Sebastian Vogler
Music: Marc Verdaguer, Ferran Font
Cast: Lluís Serrat, Marc Susini, Théodora Marcadé, Helmut Berger, Alex Duttman, Xavier Perez, Baptiste Pinteaux, Laura Poulvet, Iliana Zabeth, Catalin Jugravu
France, Portugal, Spain, 2019
World Cinema Section
In a small clearing in the woods somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin, over the course of one extended night of debauchery, a band of exiled Libertines seeking support from the German Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger) will revel in the freedom to take sexuality to its darkest places.
In his latest provocation Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra (THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV) finds a small clearing in the woods somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin where, over the course of one extended night of debauchery, a band of exiled Libertines seeking support from the German Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger) will revel in the freedom to take sexuality to its darkest places. In the absence of imposed morality, their philosophy espouses an enlightenment that can be attained through hedonistic pursuits and unrestrained animalistic impulse. To the rhythmic drone of a chorus of cicadas, they will push sexuality to its limits in a display of depraved decadence, where the absolute end is when sex meets death.
THE SLEEPWALKERS (LOS SONÁMBULOS)
Director: Paula Hernández
Screenwriter: Paula Hernández
Producer: Juan Pablo Miller, Paula Hernandez
Executive Producer: Juan Pablo Miller
Director of Photography: Iván Gierasinchuk
Editor: Rosario Suárez
Production Designer: Aili Chen
Music: Pedro Onetto
Cast: Érica Rivas, Ornella D’elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski, Daniel Hendler, Valeria Lois, Rafael Federman.
Argentina, Uruguay, 2019
World Cinema Section
While preparing to spend the summer at her mother-in-law’s cottage, Luisa discovers her teenage daughter Ana sleepwalking naked. In the countryside, each woman becomes alienated by repeated attempts to connect and be understood and, with surmounting feelings of entrapment, will be pushed beyond complacency in Paula Hernández’s elegant and bold debut.
While preparing to spend a reluctant summer holiday at her mother-in-law’s family cottage, Luisa (Érica Rivas) discovers her teenage daughter Ana (Ornella D'elía) sleepwalking naked outside of their apartment. Now in the countryside surrounded by extended family, tensions heighten and Luisa’s concerns for Ana linger while restrained clashes with her husband’s family cause deep-seated problems in her marriage to surface. Meanwhile, Ana attempts to negotiate disconcerting, if not unwelcome, attention from her charismatic older cousin Alejo. Each woman becomes alienated after repeated attempts to connect and be understood and, with surmounting feelings of entrapment, will be pushed beyond complacency. Elegant and contained, Argentine filmmaker Paula Hernández’s bold depiction of the inescapably gendered mother/daughter dynamic brings a remarkable depth to, what is for women, an all-too relatable low hum of despair.