Five Films to Watch out for in the “We Are One” Film Festival
With the world on a standstill since the pandemic strike, every industry is adversely hit. However, one could say that the entertainment industry is the worst hit of them all. With shootings on pause, no movies are releasing, and not many projects in the discussion, please are clueless on the way forward. A lot of big-ticket events in the film industry, like film festivals and award nights are not happening anymore. However, a few of them are working out ways to keep the show going despite the lockdown. One such event is the We Are One: A Global Film Festival.
We are one: A Global Film Festival is an initiative by the film community. The filmmakers from across the world are hosting a film festival on Youtube. You can watch this ten-day free film festival on their Youtube channel We Are One from May 29 – June 7. Each of these films or programs will first have an official screening at a scheduled time. However, you can watch them later at your leisure as Video-On-Demand(VOD). Besides that, you can also donate to various global organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, etc. Many famous film festivals around the world are also part of this film festival like the Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival, to name a few.
While 100s of films will find a platform in this film festival, here are five films to watch out for!
The Tear’s Thing
This is a french short film that has a runtime of 20 mins and won critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. This movie is about a protagonist who undergoes training at a shooting range. However, her past trauma takes a toll on her, how she deals with it forms the plot. The movie screening will take place at 12:45 pm EST on May 31.
Ticket of No Return
What happens when a solitary woman buys a one-way ticket to berlin only to indulge in her greatest passion: Drinking. Ticket of No Return is a societal essay of the judgments and struggles women go through when they drink and the curiosity of people when they know the reason behind why women drink. The Berlinale Camara award winner at the 70th Berlin Film Festival, Ulrike Ottinger, is the director of this film.
Mystery Road is a neo-western crime film set in the Australian outback. It won a whole host of awards at the Australian Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Film, among other awards. The movie won a lot of praise for retaining its “Australianness” while staying true to the Western cowboy genre of movies. The movie screening will be at 08:05 am EST on June 7.
Eeb Allay ooo
Eeb Allay ooo is an Indian film by director Prateek Vats. This film deals with the issue of monkeys taking over a city in the Indian sub-continent. The story revolves around how the government hires a monkey repeller to deal with the menace.
The movie has critical acclaim, and the screening was in the panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival. Besides that, it also went on to win the 3rd prize at PYIFF (Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival). The movie is also a winner of the Golden Gateway Category at the Mumbai Film Festival. The movie screening will be on May 30, 07:00 am EST.
No-one Left Behind
The plot of this movie revolves around a group of American soldiers. The movie traces the journey of a group of soldiers who travels to Mexico on a mission. However, they are met by a few surprises while on their mission. This movie is a creation of director Guillermo Arriaga, who is famous for Babel and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. The movie screening will be at 07:00 am EST on May 30.
Apart from these films, there will be various short films, animation films, interviews, masterclasses, and various other programs for all the movie buffs out there to enjoy. Besides that, you would also be able to watch films that were shot on a 360-degree camera angle and have a runtime of around eight to ten minutes. You could find this under the Virtual Reality category.
In short, the film festival promises to give you a wholesome entertainment of world cinema, from the comfort of your couch. We Are One film festival is setting an excellent precedent for all the film festivals around the world to follow suit. So, mark your calendar and start binge-watching some of the best films from around the globe. You never know which genre will steal your heart and take you by surprise!
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