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Cinema Pur


Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

Lukas Feigelfeld • Germany

Sun. Nov. 5 • 2pm • Cinemapolis

Albrun lives with her mother in a remote village in the Alps. They scratch out a living milking goats in seclusion, shunned by the majority of the village for being a fatherless family. One day, her mother takes ill and Albrun’s world is changed forever.

From Austin’s Fantastic Fest to Sitges and London’s BFI, Feigelfeld’s HAGAZUSSA has blown collective minds. The direction and storytelling are masterfully handled while Baqueiro’s cinematography elevates the film to new levels. Come discover these new voices of German cinema. It will be one of the most talked about films at IF. Believe us!

Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse


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Ceylan Özgün Özçelik • Turkey

Sat. Nov. 4 • 2pm • Cinemapolis

News network employee Hasret is unsettled by media censorship as anti-government news stories are increasingly kept quiet. On top of troubles at work, she keeps having the same nightmare. Through the recurring dream, a question creeps into her mind: Is it possible that her parents were not killed in a traffic accident twenty years ago?

Özçelik’s sociopolitical film is exactly what we seek for our CINEMA PUR competition: it takes visual and narrative risks to create an unconventional and touching story. Don’t be surprised if you shed a tear while the credits roll.

Inflame


Let The Corpses Tan

Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani • France | Belgium

Sun. Nov. 5 • 10pm • Cinemapolis

Ahh, the Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun...and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They think they have discovered the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet occupied by an artist in search of inspiration. Unfortunately, surprise guests—and two cops—compromise their plan.

Cattet and Forzani (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) are at it again and, as usual, they do not disappoint! Visually stunning and narratively challenging, LET THE CORPSES TAN is definitely one of the gems of this competition!

Let The Corpses Tan


November

Rainer Sarnet • Estonia | Netherlands | Poland

Sun. Nov. 5 • 6pm • Cinemapolis

In a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam, the villagers' main problem is surviving the cold, dark winter. To that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, from spirits, the devil, and Christ. Based on best-selling Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, NOVEMBER addresses longing for and selling your soul—and even living without one.

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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Issa López • Mexico

Sat. Nov. 11 • 4pm • Cinemapolis

Alone and afraid, Estrella makes a wish: that her mother will come home. But her wish-come-true has eerie consequences. Seeking solace, Estrella joins a gang of other children orphaned by the drug war. In a nameless and ruined city, they tell each other stories of princes, faeries, and tigers who never feel fear—and always get revenge.

Fantastik favorite Issa López brings us a dark, violent, and unexpectedly lyrical tale of horror and loss, courage and survival—of what gets left behind and what always returns. Do not miss this beautiful and devastating film

Tigers Are Not Afraid


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Top Knot Detective

Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce • Australia | Japan

Sun. Nov. 5 • 4pm • Cinemapolis

How do you feel about masterless samurai who wander the countryside looking for vengeance, solving mysteries, and battling hordes of villains from Amazonian cannibal lesbians to giant robots and kittens? How do you feel about combining all that with public access late night television from the 90s? If the answer is “it’s everything I never knew I always wanted” then this is the mockumentary for you. TOP KNOT DETECTIVE is an action-packed and loving parody for fans of Danger 5 and Lone Wolf and Cub.

Top Knot Detective


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