Film Of The Week
Week 26 –Counterfeit Kunkoo – International Drama – India – directed by Reema Sengupta
FILM OF THE WEEK
The New Renaissance Film Festival will select every week from all the received submissions a Film of the Week. We will post the winning TRAILER and a bio of the filmmaker on our website and social media to highlight the project. The Prize for the WINNER is automatic selection into the festival.
LGBT – Youth – Mexico
Director: Tavo Ruiz
Beto and Daniel are best friends. Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal.
INT – Social Drama – Canada
Directors: Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin
The mother of 18-year-old Amon Beckles relives the moments that led to his gang-style murder in Toronto, at the funeral of his best friend. The film was created from interviews with Amon’s mother, Nadia Beckles.
Scenes From Outside A Marriage
INT – Drama – France
Director: Thien Nguyen
In a desperate attempt to search for peace in their relationship, Jean and Anna justify the nature and the core reason for their intoxicated liaison.
INT – Dance, Experimental – New Zealand
Director: Kezia Barnett
Emerging from the sea’s dark folds, three lone figures are reborn into a post-apocalyptic world.
Forest of Echoes
INT – Drama, Supernatural – Austria
Director – LUZ OLIVARES CAPELLE
Christina loses her friends in the forest. Whilst looking for them, she stumbles across the bodies of three children beside a lake. Are they dead or is Christina…?
LGBT – Documentary-Drama, Experimental – Italy
Director: Giovanni Coda
April 20, 2017 – Avenue des Champs-Elysées. During an attack, police officer Xavier, among his injured fellow-officers, was shot dead. This is a story about a love lost and what happens to those left behind after a sudden and pointless death.
INT – Drama, Historical – Macedonia
Director: Marko Gjokovik
Ohrid, 4th of may 1980. Marko, son of the cook in the Marshal’s villa, get’s a chance to try the food that has been cooked in front of his eyes all his life.
SEAT IN SHADOW
LGBT – Comedy, Arthouse – UK
Director: Henry Coombes
The debut feature film of renowned artist filmmaker Henry Coombes.
INT – Drama, Mystery – GR
Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
12+1 Kids and the carcass of a whale are washed ashore…
INT – Drama – BE
Director: Frederike Migom
A fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, sees Eva escape into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE – GHOST AGAINST GHOST
INT – Music – USA
Director: Craig Murray Composer Producer: Christopher Bono
A dramatic, dreamy experiment in lush, dark, romantic harmonies and grating, headsplitting noise.
INT – Drama – USA /POL
Director: Katarzyna Plazinska
A father, mother, and child lead their life in the midst of remote landscape.
LGBT – Drama – Cz Rep
Director -Tereza Pospíšilov
Fifteen-year-old Roma transsexual (FtM) Martin is running away from home, hoping to start a new life in Prague.
TILL THE END OF THE WORLD
INT – Sci-Fi, Drama – Jp
Director: Keishi Suenaga
The Earth has been invaded by extraterrestrial biological entities that possess greater than human intelligence. The ET’s send “Domes” to colonize the planet. Humans live in fear and are waiting for the end of civilization as we know it…
INT – Experimental, Animation – USA
Director : Conner Griffith
A choreographed dance of pedestrians and automobiles, presented on their routinized stages.
HOW TO BE ALONE
LGBT – Drama – ISR
Director: Erez Eisenstein
Based on a short story by Orna Coussin.
SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE CLOUD
INT – Romantic Drama – HK
Director: Alon Chan
When pureness and simplicity take us on a journey, do you dare to choose an adventure and where will it take you?
INTRINSIC MORAL EVIL
LGBT – Dance, Experimental – NE
Director – Harm Weistra
Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play with the viewer’s perception and expectations.
INT – Drama – LUX
Director: Fabien Colas
Roxy is an aging prostitute, working in a lovemobile on the German-luxembourgish border. After being rescued from a brutal rape, she meets Jeff, a young man, whose presence and intentions are unclear to her…
IN THE MIRROR
LGBT – Drama – FR
Director: Manuel M. Mercier
In New York, a son finds his transgender father – a medium length film violently delicate.
INT – Horror – FR
Director: Cyrus Neshvad
Sebastian, who can’t accept his son being in a coma, begins to see him at work during the night.
DIE PANTHERIN (PANTHERESS)
INT – Drama, Mystery – GER
Director: Lydia-Maria Emrich
A young woman jumps off a bridge and survives, only to discover that her former life no longer exists.
BULLIED TO DEATH
LGBT – Documentary -IT
Director: Giovanni Coda
A story of solitude and denied redemption, inspired by a true story of a 14-year-old boy.
UN CIEL BLEU PRESQUE PARFAIT / AN ALMOST PERFECY SKY
INT – Horror – FR
Writer / Director: Quarxx
You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong…
LIGHTNING BUGS IN A JAR
LGBT – Drama – USA
Directors: Robert Ian Simpson & Sara Wolkowitz.
When a mother and son with a caustic history are reunited to pack-up their old house, sparks fly as long-buried secrets are revealed.