Premiering at the Sundance Festival, film critic Kogonada's debut feature interweaves themes of crystal meth, coma and architecture with a romantic tragicomedy set in the titular town of COLUMBUS, Indiana.
In Pahokee, a small town in the Florida Everglades, four teens experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school.
From sporting events to beauty contests at school, the filmmakers explore social and community rituals, and how gender and identity are portrayed as new stories are created.
The film begins with a man called 'Thief' who is harvesting a type of larva for the bizarre effects it has on the human mind.
Thief kidnaps a woman (Kris) at a club and makes her swallow the larva. The drug induces a hypnotic, suggestible mental state which the Thief exploits to gain control of Kris' mind and her bank account.
Thief eventually releases Kris, who awakens at home to find several large worms visibly crawling under her skin. she has no memory of the Thief. By chance, she meets Jeff, who seems to be going through the same ordeal. Together they set out to find the perpetrator.
"Another work of genius. One thing is certain: Shane Carruth's name is becoming synonymous with innovative concepts and ideas." (The London Film Review)
"An outstanding hybrid piece that enchants you on all possible levels, invigorating both the brain and the senses." (Cine Vue).
After her decision to end and unwanted pregnancy, 34-year-old Bridget reluctantly becomes a nanny to the bright and boisterous Frances. Unexpectedly Bridget also forms a close bond with Frances's family.
This visually stunning monumental work is an emphatic reminder of the enduring threat of total annihilation by nuclear weapons.
The driving electro soundtrack was composed especially for the film by electronic music quartet The Acid. Intentionally non-chronological, THE BOMB edits together footage of missile tests, military parades, and instructional films.
Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the film was conceived for projection onto meter-high, 360-degree screens. As classic silent films, it was to be presented with live music performed by The Acid. However, the work also unfolds its full impact on home screens.
"A multimedia experience that shocks, shakes and, above all, opens your eyes." (The Upcoming).
It's summer. Zou and Anselm are newly in love and spend their afternoon at the lake. A fairy tale seems to have come true.
The mood is peaceful, the light breaks on the waves and the sun's rays warm their skin. But then Anselm's friend Gustav shows up, and reality returns with him. The ease has vanished, the sun is burning and their young love is suddenly questioned. Is this love at all? A narcissistic impulse? Boredom? Or just the fear of being alone?
The more Zou racks her brains, the more uncertain she becomes, and suddenly her life and dreams begin to falter. Lost and bored, she sets out to find her place in a seemingly free society whose concepts of life have been severely disrupted by globalization and social media..