4-14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Feature Films Competition

Bringing to the Italian audience ten stories, first and second films, that we loved and that make us reflect on the cinema and on the present is one of the main objectives of the International Feature Film Competition of Milano Film Festival. A year-long work of exchanging visions and discussion by the selectors seeking to compose an original story of emerging cinema and which, at times, consciously rewards partiality, in the way of telling a story or of production.

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Age of Cannibals
Zeit der Kannibalen

Johannes Naber, DEU, 2013, HD, 93´

The world of Öllers and Niederländer, rich consultants in a multinational company, is built on greed and the profit of their clients. Their routine comprises luxury hotel rooms, where geographic location is not important and the outside world is excluded. A critical drama on the contemporary world of finance – grotesque and fast-paced.
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Brides
Patardzlebi

Tinatin Kajrishvili, GEO/FRA, 2014, HD, 94´

Nutsa and Goga are very much in love. Goga is in prison, and the two are forced to marry because the Georgian prison system only allows visits for married couples, so this way they can spend a day and a night together. A delicate and moving film which leaves the audience gasping.
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Brooklyn
Brooklyn

Pascal Tessaud, FRA, 2014, HD, 83´

Coralie wants to be a hip-hop artist, and she wants to do so in Paris. There she finds work as a cook in a musical association in the banlieue of Saint Denis, where she meets Issa, a rising star. A true chorus film, in which the characters are all hip-hop singers around the star KT Gorique, and which describes the liberatory power of music.
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Comandante
Comandante

Enrico Maisto, ITA, 2014, HD, 70´

Francesco Maisto, the director’s father, was a parole officer in Milan’s San Vittore prison in the years of terrorism. Felice has always been a Communist, an ex-activist of Lotta Continua. They are great friends. Humanity is the guiding thread of this intimate and sincere documentary, which deals with friendship and political urgency.
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Come to My Voice
Were Dengê Min

Hüseyin Karabey, TUR, 2014, HD, 105´

The Turkish army comes bursting into a Kurdish village and arrests the men, who are suspected of terrorism, threatening to hold them captive until the weapons it is looking for are surrendered. An elderly woman and her granddaughter set off on a long journey in search of a gun to exchange for their loved one.
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Forma
Forma

Ayumi Sakamoto, JPN, 2013, HD, 145´

After not seeing each other for nine years, two former high school classmates find themselves working together. But then the first signs of distress start to appear: are they gestures reflecting hierarchy and subordination, or the ghosts of grudges past returning to the surface? A drama of ambiguity and claustrophobic thriller set in modern-day Japan.
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Le sedie di Dio
God's Chairs

Jérôme Walter Gueguen, FRA, 2014, HD, 88´

Jérôme wants to make a film that embodies our time and the sempiternal crisis of the present-day: so what better subject matter than chairs, the true symbol of all semi-logical reasoning, everyday tools that are easy to use, and the perfect incarnation of all productive processes?
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Navajazo
Navajazo

Ricardo Silva, MEX, 2013, HD, 75´

An anthropological lysergic journey into the depths of Tijuana, Navajazo explores, outside the boundaries of genre, a borderland of homeless people and pornography producers, goth singers and junkies. It shows a breed of humanity without hope of redemption, on the margins of a bottomless abyss.
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Somos Mari Pepa
Somos Mari Pepa

Samuel Kishi Leopo, MEX, 2013, HD, 95´

Alex and his friends spend the summer happily mucking about in the parks of Guadalajara, but they also have a goal as a punk band (their name is Mari Pepa): to double the success of their first song, Natasha. A bittersweet film about the delicate passage from the age of innocence to the age of experience.
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The Tribe
Plemya

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, UKR, 2014, HD, 132´

Sergey joins a special school for the deaf and dumb. The institute is governed by violent dynamics, which the young boy will have to learn to control if he is to resist being overpowered. Acted out entirely using sign language, this is a shock film that is disturbing and brutal, a completely new cinematographic experience that cannot possibly leave the viewer feeling indifferent.
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