CONVALESCENT • 2020

DIRECTOR: Matias De Leis Correa

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '108

 

SYNOPSIS: January 13th, 2019. Catalina lives with her son Emanuel and her mother Nilda, who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease two years ago.

This same day is Nilda's 70th birthday and some relatives will visit them. Catalina will struggle with her feelings, her relatives, her mother and the hotness of the day.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

FEATURE FILMS

1618 • 2020

DIRECTOR: Luís Ismael

COUNTRY: Portugal

RUNTIME: '81

 

SYNOPSIS: This film is based on a true story: the visitation of the Inquisition to the city of Porto in 1618. At the time the entire population was exhorted to denounce heresies under pain of excommunication. In a city where a large part of the population had Jewish ancestry, over one hundred New Christians, among others, were imprisoned, causing terror in the New Christian community, mass emigration and the near total destruction of the city’s economy. Friction between Porto’s judicial authorities, which had always been on good terms with the New Christians, and the inquisitorial visitation reached such a point that guards on horseback surrounded the ecclesiastical court, preventing the “heretics” in custody from being transported to Coimbra. The Visitor even travelled to Spain to give Philip II an account of the events transpired. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

RIO, THE SURVIVOR • 2020

DIRECTOR: Yudie Oktav

COUNTRY: Indonesia

RUNTIME: '109

 

SYNOPSIS: Rio The Survivor is a film based on true story of a child living with HIV fighting for the right to life and education. Rio Sudiro (11 years old) has been living with HIV from his birth, and both his parents have died of AIDS. Rio's father passed away while he was still in his mother's womb and his mother has recently passed away a year ago. After his mother died, Rio was taken care of by his grandmother. They live by selling fried food in front of the house and to have other stall in neighbourhood reselling their fried food.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film