Tues 12 | 9:30 pm

“Semalu” which means Sensitive Plant in Malay, is a cinematic portrait of the children of Cheras, a suburb in Kuala Lumpur. A place in the middle of a transition period of modernization. Between a noizy landscape of construction works we see the youngest generation grow up. The ancestors of this children did not grew up here, they came live here to build a new future. 30 years ago this territory was still jungle and swamp. Far away from the jungle this new urban area will be the kids’ new playground. Here they discover themselves. And here they discover God.

Jimmy Hendrickx  BE Semalu 19:37 2013 (EP)

Tues 12 | 11:30 pm


Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli IT SEX EQUO (sex in the foreground) 63:00 2011 (GP)

After disobeying God and having visited the site of “forbidden fruits”, Adam and Eve are trying to regain the lost Eden. For each fruit a parable about sex is told.

“A series of short stories with a fetish, eccentric, porn, and funny sexuality, in the same remixed and exasperated tone of Italian picaresque comedies. There can’t be any possible linear storytelling in this lesson of sexual misbehaving, because Germondari & Spagnoli’s four eyes see a lot more than a single pair and have a lot less guilt than many. So, high impact voyeurism is the base here for a whole festive imagery of sex, no matter how strange, vulgar, or chic it may be, seem or look. This new cinematographic Kamasutra features Adam and Eve in a paradise of infinitely tempting red apples, a pornographer focused on his Little Red Riding Hood, an androgynous shooter, some playful bi sexuality, multiple-use inflatable bodies, and other indecent fun elements of the flesh. And all that in the context of Italian architecture, which even if it seems touristic, it draws an appealing key on each door to explore other locations of pleasure. You just have to know how to look and enjoy”. (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2011)

TRT 63 min

Afterwards Nightlounge

Thurs 14 | 9 pm

This film is a vertiginous voyage about the impermanence and evolution of the relative value of things through certain lapses, spaces, ideas, conditions, beings and objects; our attachment to them, to life, their way to the end, to their rebirth, to their transformation.

Dalia Huerta Cano  MX  ¿Olvida usted algo?  27:47  2012 (EP)

TRT 28 min

Thurs 14 | 11 pm

Paradise East by Nick Taylor (US)

In attendance of the director

Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional, lower middle class family, fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a coffee shop and has a difficult time dealing with the idiosyncrasies of his two sons. Ernie, the oldest, is a wannabe pimp and street hustler forever searching for the perfect angle. Chip, the baby, is unemployed with a passion for french fries and underaged girls. He is forever starting grease-fires in the kitchen, driving his father completely up the wall. David, Lucky’s fairhaired nephew, is somewhat normal and the Marilyn Minster of the group. A drifter in between jobs, he’s been dealing, unsuccessfully, with the fact that his mother was recently murdered. Enter Jane, the luscious older woman who is renting an apartment from David. She is in a relationship with Lisa, a beautiful college girl, but is also deeply interested in her troubled landlord. Life is good….

Nick Taylor US Paradise East 1:47 2011 (GP) (English without subtitles)


GP German premiere