Today, a silent thunderstorm is rolling over our society and Cyril Schäublin helps to make it palpable for us. In his feature debut THOSE WHO ARE FINE, we follow the young call center employee Alice, who calls up elderly strangers and pretends to be their granddaughter in urgent need of money. By using her skills gained selling internet and insurance deals, the trick quickly makes her a fortune. Through the film’s coolly understated tone we observe people and places in contemporary Zürich, all mysteriously connected to Alice’s business.
HEART OF HUNGER is the first part of a trilogy in which freshly-graduated artist Bernardo Zanotta reflects on the relation between cannibalism and sexuality. It’s a highly intimate film which alternates between absorbing and repelling the viewer in the most unanticipated ways. It premiered this August at the 71st Locarno Film Festival, where it won the Silver Leopard for best short film, the Pardino
From the jury report:
(HEART OF HUNGER is) a film that exorcises the fear of death through the oblique portraits of two mavericks in all their strength and fragility. Laughing, singing, crying, sharing, testing the limits of bodies in intimacy and friendship. Vitality sets cinema on fire through a baroque and exhilarating collage of crazy images. A poem of disruption and splendor.
Bernardo Zanotta will be present for an introduction and Q & A.