Realists and visionaries. The 2020 Film and Women's Festival is online

From November 25-27, appointment with the 42nd edition of the International Film and Women's Festival: this year entirely online.

From Nov. 25-27, the annual appointment with the International Film and Women Festival returns: now in its 42nd edition, this year it offers programming entirely online through the virtual hall Più Compagnia.

Realists and Visionaries, this is the theme of the 2020 edition, aims to offer a feminine look at the issues of the present.

“Cinema under the threat of the pandemic is very much about women, who see their world falling within the confines of the home, from which it is increasingly difficult to get out. When we conceived this program with the title/theme Realists and Visionaries,” reads the festival’s presentation, “we were well aware of the risk of being confined to our own middle ground, but there was also the opportunity to be able to expand the festival’s audience through online platforms; therefore, this is an opportunity not to be wasted. ”Realist“ female directors draw on history, using archival material, mixing together personal and political root research, restoring eras and atmospheres. ”Visionary“ directors are dominated by the audacity to imagine other worlds, imagination and rigor. An exceptional mix and a collection of major awards, but they have not yet given access to distribution. So all the more reason to preview them.”

It will start on Nov. 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, with several films: Malgorzata Szumowska ’s tragicomedy BODIES (recounts difficult relationship between father and daughter with severe bulimia disorder), Nòra LakosHAB (comedy about the vicissitudes of the female role), Xiana do Teixeiro ’s TÓDALLAS MULLERES QUE COÑEZO (three conversations between women of different ages and social backgrounds, LONTANO DA QUI by Tommaso Santi (a detective story that invites us to look around without underestimating women’s problems), IL TESORO by Nicol Zacco, HISTOIRE D’H by Silvia Lelli (tells the first-person story of the pedophile incest suffered).

Thursday, Nov. 26, continues with the world premiere of NASRIN by Jeff Kaufman (story of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights activist lawyer in Iran and committed to the defense of women protesting against the compulsory wearing of the veil), CUBA’S FORGOTTEN JEWELS: A HAVEN IN HAVANA by Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale (in collaboration with The National Center For Jewish Film), MY FATHER’S NAPLES by Alessia Bottone, DELPHINE ET CAROLE INSOUMISES by Callisto McNulty, granddaughter of Carole Rossoupoulos, a pioneer of video and the relationship between feminism and cinema, OFF-IDENTIKIT by Veronica Santi (documentary about critic and curator ofart Francesca Alinovi, killed in 1983, through the memories of the New York avant-garde artists she worked with).

Friday, Nov. 27, concludes with LA HIJA DE UN LADRÓN by Belèn Funes, A PORTUGUESA by Rita Azevedo Gomes, COVID 2020 by various authors (seven mini-documentaries, almost messages in a bottle launched from a country that is very close but increasingly forgotten by the media, Palestine), SOLO NO by Lucilla Mininno (an actress barricades herself in a closed theater destined to be destroyed. She is ready for the ultimate sacrifice in order not to give up her life’s passion: acting).

The films will be available OnDemand until Nov. 30, viewable with a single subscription fee of 9.90 euros.

Pictured is Bodies by Malgorzata Szumowska. Ph.Credit Jacek Drygala

Realists and visionaries. The 2020 Film and Women's Festival is online
Realists and visionaries. The 2020 Film and Women's Festival is online

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