Featuring new works by master filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub (Le Genou d’Artémide), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao), and Miguel Gomes (Tabu), this trio of films slyly probe history’s mark upon our contemporary moment.
Un Conte de Michel de Montaigne, Jean-Marie Straub (35 minutes):
Master filmmaker Jean-Marie Straub continues his exploration of classic texts with this "collaboration" with the great 16th-century writer of the Essais.
The King's Body, João Pedro Rodrigues (30 minutes):
Celebrated Portuguese auteur João Pedro Rodrigues (To Die Like a Man) enlists a group of musclemen for this brilliant and idiosyncratic inquiry into his country’s centuries-old fascination with the legendary king Afonso Henriques.
Redemption, Miguel Gomes (26 minutes):
Miguel Gomes (Tabu) muses with characteristic humour and melancholia upon small-scale, perversely prescient moments of human fallibility in this witty and affecting found-footage film.