Director's Choice: Paula Hernandez

An important voice from the Argentinean film industry: Paula Hernández from Argentina is represented at filmingo with her previous feature films UN AMOR, LLUVIA, HERENCIA and LOS SONAMBULOS.

Winter Sleep (2014)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey
196′
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...
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«After UZAK, I started to follow this filmmaker. This a beautiful Chekhovian spirit film. A great Mise-en-scène, great script and sensitive performances for this desolate movie.»
«UNCLE BOONMEE is a sensory journey between the present and the past with powerful images and sound design. It' s a radical film that puts the audience in an active place, never indifferent.»
«I went to the cinema with my father to see this film. I was 15 and at that moment I was far away from being a filmmaker. But Tarkowsky made me discover that films were much more than I had seen so far. It's a must-see movie.»
«I once heard that Guzman said that the desert was a great container of the past. With poetry and lucidity, the film proposes that the ground is the best place to think about the fragility of the present and the future.»
A Separation (2011)
Asghar Farhadi
Iran
123′
Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. She has already made all the necessary arrangements. Nader, however, is having second thoughts. He is worried about leaving behind his father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. For this reason he decides to call off the trip altogether. As a result of Nader’s decision, Simin decides to sue for divorce at the family court. When her request is rejected, however, she refuses to live with Nader, moving instead into her parents’ home. Termeh decides to stay with her father, hoping that her mother will soon come back to live with them.Nader finds it difficult to cope with the new situation - not least because it turns out to be so time-consuming. And so he hires a young woman named Razieh to look after his father. This young woman is pregnant and has accepted the job without her husband’s knowledge. One day, Nader arrives home to find that not only has his father been left alone, he has also been tied to a table! When Razieh returns, a blazing row ensues, the tragic consequences of which not only shatter Nader’s life, but also the image his daughter Termeh has of her father.
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«A Separation is a great film. A powerful and revealing portrait of the abrupt changes and the strong contradictions between tradition and modernity in a contemporary Iranian society.»