Plans for the day: 8 and 9 November
An eventful film week went by in one breath. But during the last days of "Listapad" you can catch a lot! For example, you can watch the first film from Sudan in the history of the festival, a new picture of Hirokazu Kore-eda, the director of "Shoplifters", as well as the films you have missed. And in the evening we are waiting for guests at the closing: we will announce the winners and together with "Listapad" we will get to the credits, behind which – only the continuation of the way to joy.
A shot from the film THE TRUTH
All those who did not have time to see the film ADAM directed by Maryam Touzani, can catch up at 12:00. Further at 14:00 Hirokazu Kore-eda's out of competition feature film THE TRUTH will be shown. The director is known to the Belarusian audience for the film "Shoplifters". His new picture tells the story of a French film star, about whom candid memoirs are published. She meets with her daughter, and suddenly the truth about the actress is revealed, and the accusations sound in unison with the declarations of love.
At 16:00 Philippe Lesage's modern bildungsroman GENESIS and at 18:30 Xavier Dolan's touching tape MATTHIAS & MAXIME about bosom friends and their experience of unexpected shooting in a short film will be shown again.
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDICE GUSMAO by Karim Ainouz became the best film of the UN Certain Regard competition in the Cannes film festival. Euridice dreams of becoming a pianist, Guida dreams of being free and loved. But the despotic father condemned them to separation. The story of the loving hearts' fortitude in Rio de Janeiro scenery of the 50s is on the screen at 21:00.
The day at the "Centralny" cinema will end with Dominik Moll's ONLY THE ANIMALS at 23:30. In the Alpine village suburbs a rich Parisian, Evelyn Duca, mysteriously disappears. Five people are suddenly involved in this incident, and each has his or her own skeleton in the closet.
A shot from the film TALKING ABOUT TREES
For the first time a film from Sudan came to the festival. You can see Suhaib Gasmelbari's TALKING ABOUT TREES at 16:00. Directors and old friends, after years of separation and deportation, join together efforts to fulfill an old dream – to revive cinematography in Sudan.
The documentary screenings will continue at 17:00. Marianna Economou's WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER will tell about the inhabitants of a dying village who grow organic tomatoes and are inspired by Wagner's music. Further at 11:00 experimental AQUARELA will immerse the audience in a truly cinematic journey through changing beauty and unbridled power of water. Shot in an innovative 96 frames per second format, Viktor Kosakovsky's film warns that a man is nothing compared to the power and changing will of the Earth's most precious element. And at 18:40 it will be possible to see again Evgeniya Ostanina's documentary film WHITE MAMA from About Love section.
HEITMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise tells the story of people who accidentally find each other, and then lose again. The time journey, which makes possible to feel love through sounds, images and language, will begin at 20:00. And you can end your evening by studying a real treasury of unreleased materials about "Alien" together with its creator Ridley Scott at the MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN at 21:40.
A shot from the film THE BEST OF DORIEN B.
In the cinema, the festival day will begin at 12:00 with a rerunning of WUSHU ORPHAN, and at 12:30 "Listapadzik" will finally end with a closing film ALFONS JITTERBIT – COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS by Mark Schlichter. The films will be shown in the small and large halls, respectively.
If you haven't seen JUST 6,5, hurry to the small hall of the cinema at 14:40. And in the big hall at 15:00 you can once again see THE BEST OF DORIEN B. Anke Blonde is a film about getting through a bad luck.
At 17:00 there will be a rescreening of Jan Komasa's feature film CORPUS CHRISTI which is about a young man who pretends to be a priest and changes the life of the neighborhood.
The audience can see OLEG TCHERNY’S FILMS during the second part of the evening. At 17:10 the young director will answer the questions and present his short films: SCHERZO – about the invisible life around us. DOCH (TRAUMGEWALTEN) will confuse you. THIS IS THE PARADIGM OF THE WORST POSSIBLE FILM will tell about the eccentric director Stan Brakhage. A man will defy nature in A LEAF, TREELESS, FOR BERTOLT BRECHT. There is a man's disappearance in the ballet of shadows in PROMETHEUS AND EPIMETHEUS.
If you haven't managed to watch the film THE TRUTH in the "Centralny", then at 17:00 do not miss the second screening! And after that the feature film WHITE ON WHITE will end the Youth on the March program at 19:30.
You can get back into the reality of Eastern Ukraine in the near future at 21:15 at the rerunning of Valentyn Vasyanovych's ATLANTIS. And at 21:30 the audience will immerse into Lola's minute-by-minute planning, which will change dramatically due to her sister – a patient of a psychiatric clinic in the film THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET.
A shot from the AND THEN WE DANCED
At 11:30 the comedy ON A MAGICAL NIGHT by writer and director Christophe Honore will show the heroine's interweaving of the past and present, she watches her husband and step by step recalls the history of her marriage. Actress Chiara Mastroianni won the UN Certain Regard award for best actress in the Cannes International Film Festival this year and will now delight the Belarusian audience with her performance.
The film AND THEN WE DANCED will close the Main Feature Films Competition. Swedish director Levan Akin's dynamic tape which is about a Georgian dancer, who dreams about gaining the upper hand, will be shown at 20:45.
It seems that the camera broke the plate only yesterday, nevertheless tomorrow at 17:30 the closing Ceremony of "Listapad" 2019 will take place in the "Moscow" cinema, where the winners of the competition programs will be announced and awarded with Prizes from the President. After the official part at 19:00 there will be a screening of the closing film THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDICE GUSMAO – a colorful melodrama about the fortitude of loving hearts with the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro of the 50s.
A shot from the film PROXIMA
Listapad. Post Scriptum
We are ready to meet moviegoers who do not want to say goodbye to the "Listapad", on November 9: at 19:00 in three cinemas at once – "Moscow", "Falcon Club Boutique Cinema" and voka cinema by Silver Screen – the out of competition feature picture PROXIMA about the relations of the cosmonaut and her daughter will put an end to a series of festival screenings.
The general partner of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad is the Belarusbank Premium Mastercard. The World Mastercard Black Edition of Belarusbank OJSC is issued as part of the Persona Privilege Club.
The Organizer of "Listapad" – The Center for Visual and Performing Arts "ART Corporation". The founders of the MIFF are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Minsk City Executive Committee with the support of the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus, the National Film Studio "Belarusfilm", the Republican Public Association "Belarusian Union of Cinematographers" and the advertising agency Forte Grey.
Text by Diana Ratkevich