In May, MUBI’s Special Discovery series juxtaposes youthful fantasy and stark reality, pairing João Nicolau’s ode to adolescence JOHN FROM with OVER THE YEARS, Niklaus Geyhalter’s epic documentary tracing the devastating repercussions of economic recession in eastern Austria.
Dir. João Nicolau, 2015
Portugal. 100 mins.
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
TUESDAY, MAY 16 – 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 28 – 7:30 PM
Rita has everything. 15 years and a whole summer ahead of her; a future ex-boyfriend and a best friend to braid her hair. But then, she visits an exhibition from a known neighbor, and her perfect world crumbles around her.
João Nicolau has become one of the main voices of contemporary Portuguese cinema, next to the likes of Miguel Gomes and João Pedro Rodrigues. Shot in 16mm, Nicolau’s second feature is an original, enchanting ode to adolescence and fantasy.
Official Selection: Torino Film Festival, Sao Paulo Film Festival, Cine Europeo, Belfort Entrevues Film Festival, Angers Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival
OVER THE YEARS
Dir. Nikolaus Geyhalter, 2015
Austria. 188 mins.
In German with English subtitles.
SATURDAY, MAY 20 – 3PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 – 7:30 PM
Taking the demise of a textile factory in Austria’s Waldviertel region as its starting point, with antiquated manufacturing plant initially shown in full operation, this film poses the question of what work means for people’s self-image and character.
OVER THE YEARS is an epic exploration of the repercussions of economic recession in eastern Austria. True to its name, this doc directed by Austrian documentary maverick Niklaus Geyhalter (HOMO SAPIENS) was filmed over the course of 10 years.
Official Selection: IDFA
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