Q&As with Martin DiCicco and João Vladimiro on September 29 & 30

Yalda Afsah, Germany, 2018, 15m
U.S. Premiere
Yalda Afsah’s nonverbal documentary beholds the strange, subtly tense proceedings of a bullfight in the south of France, in which young men confront the animal inside the arena.

Here There Is No Earth
Martin DiCicco, USA/Turkey, 2018, 6m
Turkish with English subtitles
North American Premiere
A testimony about a shepherd’s fatal encounter at the Turkish-Armenian border provides a haunting perspective on the countries’ physical and invisible lines of separation.

Man in the Well / Jing li of ren
Hu Bo, China, 2017, 16m
Mandarin with English subtitles
U.S. Premiere
Desperation and ruin pervade this unsettling short from the late novelist-turned-filmmaker Hu Bo (An Elephant Sitting Still), in which two starving children encounter a dead body.

Laura Huertas Millán, Colombia/France, 2018, 7m
Spanish with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Footage of an abandoned Bauhaus-style building accompanies confessionals from Jeny, a self-described living work of art, in this fleeting meditation on architecture and biography.

João Vladimiro, Portugal/France, 29m
Portuguese with English subtitles
North American Premiere
This vividly stylized and formally audacious work from Portuguese director João Vladimiro follows the life of a young man as he gradually becomes the last living person of his village.