Masterstrokes

masterstrokes

1) TAXI by Jafar Panahi
TAXITaxi passengers express their views and opinions as filmmaker Jafar Panahi drives through the streets of Tehran, Iran. The film premiered in the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI prize.

 

 

2) DHEEPAN by Jacques Audidard
DHEEPANThe film is the story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France, in the hope of reconstructing their lives. It won the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

3) CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
cemetry of splendourA lonely middle-aged housewife tends to a soldier amid a spreading epidemic of sleeping sickness. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2015 and shown in the Masters section at TIFF 2015.

 

 

 

 

4) MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART by Jia Zhangke
mountains may departA drama film split into three parts, taking place in 1999, in 2014 and in 2025, is a polymorphous snapshot of 21-st century capitalism and its discontents. It competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015.

 

 

 

 

5) Jia Zhangke: A guy from Fenyang by Walter Salles
jia zhangke a guy from fenyangThe film is about reflections on transformation of Chinese society, towns, family, the cultural revolution and globalization through the life and filmmaking of Jia Zhangke. It was screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

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