Special Jury Prize in Venic. Andrei Konchalovsky (co-writer of Andrei Tarkovsky's Rublev and Yvan's Child) tells the story of a violent political disillusionment in a provincial town in the south of the USSR in 1962 in sublime black and white.
With French and English subtitles from Monday 27 September. Two years after Synonyms, the Israeli director returns to the screen with Ahed's Knee. Nadav Lapid is not afraid to depict a dirigiste country and an Israeli society governed by fear, under the influence of political censorship, art and ideas. A modern western as musical as it is radical, whose protagonist, a filmmaker in the midst of a personal crisis, will have to fight in the middle of a society in the midst of a collective crisis.
"Like Iranian master Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”), Roustaee blends the best of Eastern and Western cinematic traditions. The result — a stunning Iranian-style riff on “The French Connection” — is a run-and-gun, Hollywood-caliber cop movie grounded by a clear-eyed assessment of how Tehran’s system works, and all the ways in which it doesn’t." Variety