OFF ON Selection 'Narrative Films'
January 28 - February 18
This special section is available for streaming only. All selected films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
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Only between January 28 and February 18.
It Must Be Love (Japan) by Junko Emoto
Rumi cannot overcome the absence of her former lover, Ryosuke. Aki, an aspiring singer, longs to grasp some form of love, yet she is unable to break away from her manager, Donko. Moreover, she finds herself at odds with her sister, Rumi. Rie, another of Ryosuke's ex-lovers, strives to become romantically involved with Ryosuke's friend, Tomotarou. This ensemble drama captures the intricate interplay of male and female relationships over several years. The irresponsibly detached gods watching their lives might claim, “That is not love.”
Running time: 02:00:05
Little Yellow Flower (Taiwan) by Chien-Ping Lin
Photo Retoucher A-nan returns to the old house that saddens him. The eerily beautiful yellow flowers on the loofah trellis attract a whole nest of ants. As a child, A-nan accidentally killed all these yellow flowers when spraying insecticide on them to kill the ants. In a rage, his father beat him lame. This caused a lifelong conflict between them. The elderly and paralyzed father, now wrapped in diapers and covered with ants, evokes the painful memories of A-nan’s youth. A-nan sprays and kills the ants again. But how will A-nan unravel this knotted relationship with his father, entangled for so many years? How will he restore the loving beauty of the yellow flowers that once bloomed in the courtyard?
Running time: 00:29:55
Pentaclub (The Club of Five) (Italy) by Roberto Strazzarino
The year is 1968. Five teenage boys dream of running a movie theater in which they will not show pro-war films. One summer afternoon Giò, Delfo, Max, Ricky and Paolo learn to become trusted friends, indispensable to one another. A coming-of-age, adventure film about friendship, one with small but large rebellious acts that signal the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. A group of friends, who met in the 1960s, was essential to the film’s production. Therefore, Pentaclub is a film about friendship, both on the screen and behind the scenes.
Running time: 00:25:00
Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz
Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing the reality and the digital universe adolescent, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown
Running time: 00:17:26
The Loop (Poland) by Antoni Ferency
A young man takes a night bus to meet a girl. He falls asleep. He wakes up in the company of a strange man who turns out to be somewhat similar to him. The sequence of events makes the young man miss his stop and return to the same place from which he set out. He fails to meet the girl, but it's not clear if it's bad or good.
Running time: 00:14:30
Yeah I'm good thanks (United Kingdom) by Hannah Lau-Walker
Whilst messaging online a woman contemplates being honest about how she’s really been doing.
Running time: 00:01:30