LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT
Kathrine Skibsted, Caroline Mathilde Salic and Andrine Moland
Denmark // 2021 // 73 min // VOSE // National Premiere
An intimate look at the love lives of 20 young people. Through vulnerable conversations about their personal experiences, they tell a modern, poetic but crude range of love stories.
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ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE
USA // 2021 // 105 min // VOSE
The new feature length by Theo Anthony. A unique reflection on the human gaze, based on material from police cameras, video surveillance, and his own work tool (his eyes, his camera). An incomparable study of the act of looking, a terrifying approach of connections between disparate subjects and ideas, which brings us closer to the limits of the filmic device, and even our interpretation in the face of reality. Who is watching whom?
THE FIRST WOMAN
Spain // 2021 // 76 min
Eva is discharged after six years in a psychiatric hospital. It is the first step towards the normal life that she longs for but, above all, Eva has a dream: to meet her son again and ask him for forgiveness, after fifteen years of silence.
Tremendous redemption film, with one of those stories that make documentary cinema tremble and capture the heart of those who see it.
TAMING THE GARDEN
Georgia // 2021 // 92 min
A powerful man, former Prime Minister of Georgia, has developed an exquisite hobby. He collects ancient trees along the coast of his country. He instructs his men to pluck them up and take them to his private garden. Some of these ancient trees are up to 15 stories tall. Cutting other trees, moving electrical cables, and paving new paths through orchards.
In short, the madness of power.
FROM THE WILD SEA
Denmark // 2021 // 78 min // VOSE // National Premiere
Powerful documentary focused on the complex collision between humans and the marine world. Drawn on a murky but fascinating journey in the Anthropocene era, seen from both points of view.
FRIENDS & STRANGERS
New Zealand // 2021 // 84 min // VOSE
A twenty-something Australian couple, Ray and Alice, have almost everything in life. And maybe that's the problem. It seems that no aspect of your day to day is intense. With all your ambitions buried, the only thing left is the indefinite remains of something. And that something is a film that recalls the most uncomfortable and comical Eric Rohmer.
THEY CARRY DEATH
Helena Girón & Samuel Delgado
Spain // 2021 // 84 min // OV
1492. Among Christopher Columbus's crew are three men who should have already died. They have managed to avoid their convictions by participating in the uncertain journey, but upon reaching the Canary Islands, they flee loaded with one of the boat's sails. Meanwhile, in the Old World, a woman tries to save her dying sister, hoping that a healer can help her. Both trips try to cheat death. Both trips are at the mercy of time and history.
Norway // 2020 // 93 min // VOSE
Gunda is the protagonist of this beautiful black and white film. She takes care of her children, accompanies them in their discoveries and takes a little breath to regain her energy. She approaches the camera curiously.
Do you know what your destination will be? What is he thinking? What will he think of us? Gunda is one of the hundreds of millions of pigs that inhabit the planet together with her piglets. They are playing in the mud, chasing the flies or looking for worms. They live.
- Paloma Hernández
- Tono Mejuto
- José Creus y Covadonga Carrasco(Estudo Creus e Carrasco)
- Juan Manuel Sande (Filmoteca de Galicia)
- Cibrán Tenreiro (Cineclube de Compostela)
The Cormorant is one of the few birds capable of diving underwater, diving for food, and surfacing, flying again. That is why the Cormorant Film Fest chooses this animal as a symbol of a cinema that searches the depths of the human condition, that immerses itself in our social and emotional ins and outs, to create an honest and strong work, without masks or impositions that hold back the point of view of the author and his team.
This small festival in A Coruña is nothing more than an attempt to justify the transgression and positive criticism in the seventh art, the power that cinema has always had to raise awareness and excite.
As Parquet Courts proposes in his recent album Wide Awake , we live in a turbulent time, faced with an uncertain future and very crude at first glance. Therefore, more than complaining, the Cormorant proposes to seek solutions and raise awareness.
Because cinema is sensitivity, and with it, nations can move.