The Love & The Fury/El amor y la furia

Thursday, October 4th
7pm
Jackman Hall Map

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Some people will go to great lengths to follow their dreams or to protect what and whom they love. While some acts are fuelled by a beautiful nobility, others by the cruelty of oppression and some are just darkly and comically absurd. But in the case of these films, all our protagonists push their edges to enact their reality.

Muchos harían cualquier cosa por seguir sus sueños o para proteger lo que aman. Algunas acciones tienen nobles intenciones, otras muestran la crueldad de la opresión, mientras que algunas una absurda y oscura comicidad. En el caso de las películas de esta colección, los protagonistas van más allá de sus límites en busca de la felicidad. Trágicos, tiernos, cómicos y absurdos estos films son para deleitarse.

*ALL FILMS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES*

Regular screenings are restricted to those 18 years of age or older according to the
Ontario Theatres  Act.

Following the film, there will be a reception with filmmakers, food, drinks, and music for all to enjoy. Come join us for an exciting opening night of festivities! 

*Access to reception is valid with film ticket stub

23m2
Esteban Castaño
2017 - Colombia - 12’25” - Comedy
Canadian Premiere

A strict security guard that watches over a big piece of land faces himself due to the change of his routine. Nothing remains the same and the security guard is no longer certain about what place he has to be in.

Un estricto guardia de seguridad que vigila un gran terreno se enfrenta con sí mismo debido al cambio en su rutina. Nada permanece igual y el guardia ya no está seguro de cuál es su lugar.

 

Hambre/Hunger
Alejandro Montalvo
2017 - Mexico - 15’ - Fiction
Best Short Film, FotoFilm Tijuana

Hunger shows the last moments of a man drowning in a monotonous life who never had the guts to do what he really wanted. On his 57th birthday, he decided to do what is necessary to redeem a lifetime of hunger.

Hambre muestra los últimos momentos de un hombre ahogándose en la vida monótona, que nunca tuvo la valentía de hacer lo que realmente deseaba. El día que cumple 57 años decide hacer lo que sea necesario para salvar una vida de hambre.

 

A la distancia/From a Distance
Victor Audiffred
2017 - Mexico - 5’ - Fiction

René le lleva a Adela un valioso regalo, mismo que le permitirá decirle “a la distancia” cuanto la ama.

Rene gives a very valuable gift to Adela, that will allow him to tell her, “from a distance”, how much he loves her.

 

Cementerio/Cemetery
Luis Fernando Villa Botero
2017 - Colombia - 23’35” - Fiction

Best Colombian Short Film & Best Comedy Short Film FICOCC, Venezuela
 

After receiving a call announcing the visit of a Church delegate to San Luis de Frá, a town both ordinary and absurd, Jose Maria Marin, the priest in charge, knows the time to be held accountable has come. To save himself, he and his sacristan, will have to find a corpse and inaugurate the cemetery no matter what. Their journey will show us the consequences of living in a world in which the ends justify the means.

Tras una llamada anunciando la visita de un delegado de la iglesia a San Luis de Frá, un pueblo tan ordinario como absurdo, José María Marín, el párroco encargado, sabe que llegó el momento de rendir cuentas. Para salvarse el pellejo, él y su viejo sacristán, tendrán que encontrar un cadáver e inaugurar el cementerio a como dé lugar. Su viaje nos mostrará las consecuencias de vivir en un mundo en donde el fin justifica los medios.


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Bittersweet (LGBTQ Films)


Thursday, October 4th
9:30pm
Jackman Hall Map

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El cine latino, como no podía ser de otra manera, expresa la maravilla de la diversidad sexual en todas sus formas, exponiendo sus variadas facetas. Deseo, felicidad, miedo, orgullo, prejuicios, amistad, todo se entrelaza conformando un cine profundamente humano.  

En este programa presentamos dos películas que abordan la diversidad sexual desde ángulos muy diferentes. Comenzamos con un cortometraje en el que las distintas aristas de la diversidad sexual son mostradas con sutileza y sin barreras. Y para terminar, una impactante obra de arte llega desde Brasil atravesando la idea de la sexualidad para ir más allá, en busca del amor.

*ALL FILMS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES*

Regular screenings are restricted to those 18 years of age or older according to the
Ontario Theatres  Act.

 

Oasis - 16min
Alejandro Zuno
2017 - Mexico - 16’ - Fiction, Drama

Literally Short Film Festival Award of Excellence and Grand Jury Prize / Mexican Cinema Journalists - Silver Goddess: Best Short Film / Ariel Awards - Silver Ariel: Best Short Fiction Film

Ophelia goes to El Oasis, a tavern where men pick up men, looking for her husband. Her suspicions confirmed, she faints and a transgender prostitute unexpectedly helps her.

Ofelia acude a El Oasis, una cantina de ligue entre hombres, para buscar a su marido. Esa noche no sólo encontrará aflicción, también hallará consuelo en una inesperada compañía.

 

Tinta Bruta/Hard Paint - 118 min
Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher
2018 - Brazil - 118’ - Fiction, Drama

Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, Outfest Grand jury award, Guadalajara IFF Best Feature Film

A socially withdrawn young Brazilian finds virtual-world escape as a seductive gay chatroom performer, until a copycat steals his trademark of neon body paint, creating conflict while opening new possibilities.

Hard Paint is a voyeuristic seducing cinephile that engrosses the viewer frame by frame. Themes of abandonment, loneliness and yearning flow through Hard Paint; a hypnotically intimate character study that examines a damaged young gay man's double life as an online sex performer. “The mix of sexual explicitness and incisive social context with melancholy sensuality should put this distinctive work on the radar of queer film specialists beyond the festival circuit.” - The Hollywood Reporter.  It has won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, the Outfest Grand jury award, and the Guadalajara IFF Best Feature Film. It was also in the official selection 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.


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