The new section is dedicated to European comedy and meant to focus on the necessary charge of nonsense in this genre, that reveals the coarseness of conventional morality, the claims signi canti and the haughty certainty of reality issued by each country of origin. A closer look to the human reality that reveals its authentic dangerous complexity, through a various repertoire of thematic, figurative and stylistic items.
THE FILMS IN COMPETITION:
Butterflies by Tolga Karaçelik (Turkey, 2018). Three siblings come back to their village after 30 years upon their father’s request. When they arrive to the village, they realize that their father is dead and in his will he asks to be buried when the butterflies come to the village to die. Three siblings who do not know each other will have to kill time in this village. As they start to find out more about their father and about each other, they also start to know more about themselves.
Happier times, Grump by Tiina Lymi (Finland, 2018) tells about the willpower of a grumpy old man who wants to die, because all the work is done, and the meaning of life is gone. But just as his own coffin is being finished, a new life appears to the Grump…
Hopelessly devout by Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz (Spain, 2018). Carmen, a devout Catholic woman from Malaga, is about to be chosen leader of her local religious guild, but it all goes up in smoke when her biggest rival is chosen. Life, however, is always surprising, and what at first seems like a terrible predicament could turn into Carmen’s chance to fulfil her dream.
I feel good by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (France, 2018). Monique runs an Emmaus community near Pau, in the South of France. After being estranged for years, her no-good brother Jacques shows up with a single obsession: to find the idea that will make him rich. Rather than a family reunion, it’s two different worldviews clashing.
What Have We Done to Deserve This? by Eva Spreitzhofer (Austria, 2018) is the story of Wanda, an atheist feminist from Vienna who faces her worst nightmare when her teenage daughter decides to convert to Islam and wear a headscarf. Wanda’s world is turned upside down, but she finds a supporter: it’s Hanife – a mother of Nina’s friend Maryam – who together with her parents immigrated to Austria 35 years ago in order to be saved from the outdated image of women having to cover their hair….