Homage to the industry's greats
From Asia we eagerly anticipate the presentation of new films by Hong Sangsoo – Hill of freedom first screened at Venice in 2014 and Right now, wrong then, winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2015 – as well as Tsai Ming-liang’snew release,Afternoon.
From France, the home of auteur cinema, we have Philippe Garrel and his In the shadow of woman, which opened the Directors’ fortnight at Cannes this year. Next-door neighbour Belgium is also represented by Chantal Akerman, who strips bare the relationship with his mother in the documentary No home movie.
Italian brothers Paolo e Vittorio Taviani will be present with their Wondrous Boccacio, a re-reading of and tribute to the Decameron, one of the greatest literary works of all time. The birthplace of Fellini also offers a visual masterpiece from Nanni Moretti, My mother, that was shortlisted for a prize at Cannes this year.
The sights and sounds of Latin America are evident in Bleak Street by Mexican director Arturo Ripstein and Argentina, a musical homage to the nation’s folklore directed by Carlos Saura.
And that’s not all: there are also films directed by Wim Wenders (Every thing will be fine, screened at Berlin), Peter Bogdanovich (the comedy She’s funny that way) and three works acclaimed at the Venice festival: the new film by Jerzy Skolimowski (11 minutes), Amos Gitai (Rabin, the last day) and Aleksandr Sokurov (Francofonia).
Finally, two of the industry’s biggest names in documentaries will have their works screened: Frederick Wiseman with his In Jackson Heights and Albert Maysles with his In transit, co-directed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker, David Usui and Ben Wu.
See the full programme at Panorama: Masters.