INFO • COVID-19

HAVANA KYRIE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Paolo Consorti

COUNTRY: Cuba

RUNTIME: '90

 

SYNOPSIS: An aging, down-on-his-luck Italian conductor reluctantly travels back to Havana, Cuba, to oversee several performances of compositions in which he specializes.

His concerns seem well-founded when his trip starts off on the wrong foot and he is quickly met by the son he never knew he fathered years ago, but his past eventually adds new purpose and meaning to his present.

This is a heart-warming, nostalgic tale of a quirky old man rediscovering the “spice of life” once again.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

FEATURE FILMS

AWAUTA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Mile Nagaoka

COUNTRY: Japan

RUNTIME: '71

 

SYNOPSIS: Yumiko abandons her life as a geisha in Tokyo, returning to her provincial hometown. She embraces her freedom, but winds up collapsed on a riverbank. There, she is found by Koji, a bartender. They begin a simple life together, but one day Yumiko is seized by a wild impulse.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film

CAT LADY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pedro Vodanovic Rojas

COUNTRY: Chile

RUNTIME: '71

 

SYNOPSIS: The story is about Byron, a lordly black cat that helps Sandra, a lonely and depressive writer, learn how to share her life and give back all the love that she carries. She teaches him like a son, they share their life and then they raise Tom, a naughty and younger cat. For years they go through thin and thick and Sandra can finally achieve balance and joy in her life. However as old as a cat can get, Byron gets sick suddenly and the doctor gives him 3 more months to live. Sandra must understand that the end is near, and she cannot do anything to stop this, so she has to take the decision to end the life of the one she loves the most to stop his suffering.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Film