WELCOME BACK, FAREWELL
Bem-vindos de novo
Parents and children are reunited after 13 years apart. This is the starting point of Welcome Back, Farewell. The documentary follows the process of rebuilding affection in a Japanese descent family that is affected by the immigration flux between Brazil and Japan known as the dekassegui phenomenon. The debut feature film by Marcos Yoshi, director and a character, portrays his familyʼs immigration trajectory as it stresses the conflict between the desire to guarantee the family’s future and the impossibility to remain together. Itʼs one of thousands of stories about families torn apart by immigration as it highlights the Japanese presence in Brazil, home to the largest Japanese-descendant community in the world.
Bem-vindos de novo / Marcos Yoshi / Brazil / 2021 / 105 min.
MOUNTAINS AND HEAVEN IN BETWEEN
In 2020 the world was suddenly put on pause because of the pandemic. At this time the work of the medical workers comes to the fore, after the decades of being largely invisible. Doctors have to choose whom to save first and who’ll have to wait. Humans have difficulty understanding a threat if it can’t be …
The Dutch-caribbean Shabu (14) lives an inner-city flat called Peperklip (The Paper cClip) in one of the most notorious neighborhoods in Rotterdam South, the Netherlands. He dreams of being a famous musician. In this feel-good film we enter the neighborhood seen through his eyes, vibrant and exuberant, exciting and fun. A colorful loving environment where everyone knows …
A.I. AT WAR
In the warzones of Mosul and Raqqa, then in Paris during the Yellow Cest suprising, filmmaker Florent Marcie confronts Sota, an AI robot, with the tragedy of mankind. As the story unfolds, the relationship that develops between man and machine questions our human condition and our future.