Bronx World Film Cycle, Winter 2023 (PROGRAMME 01)
After the Equinox (SCR/DIR Álvaro Franco. USA, 2021, 06:00. Comedy.) Manuel does spiritual work in the community. Phil (formerly known as Filiberto) is a seemingly successful entrepreneur. By chance, they both happen to meet in the same park, and exchange pleasantries. As the conversation goes on, however, Manuel begins to doubt Phil's success story, and tries to find a way to extricate himself from being recruited into any suspicious activity.
Buzz Kill (SCR/DIR Mark Cabaroy. USA, 2022, 08:00. Horror, comedy.) Two guys hang out watching a horror movie on a new experimental 3D TV and get more than they bargained for when they decide to get high.
The Star (SCR/DIR Kevin Mavakala, DRC, 2022, color, 12:41. Comedy). With the means at hand, a director does everything possible to make his film shoot a success. Unfortunately for him, he falls on an actress who does not facilitate his task. (In French and Lingala, with subtitles in English. NYC Premiere)
Kalashnikov (SCR/DIR Mehroz Amin, PAKISTAN, 2021, color, 18:31). A one-take film reflecting an artists journey from rise to fall, the story revolves around an actor from yesteryear, a suppressed actress, and a boy who sells eggs on the streets. Part melodrama, comedy and tragedy, a tribute to the golden age of Pakistans film industry and the superstars of 1980s Lollywood. (US Premiere. In Urdu and Punjabi, with English subtitles)
I Wanted to Be Vittorio Gassman (SCR Cristian Scardigno, Simone Fotti/DIR Cristian Scardigno, ITALY, 2021, color, 16:00. Comedy/Biopic). 1962. Aldo Marianecci, a 40-year-old actor seeking his big break, returns to his hometown, Cisterna di Latina. He will spend the weekend with his lifetime buddies and with a young American woman he met on a movie set in Rome. His days will go by waiting for a call that might finally change his life. (In Italian with English subtitles. NYC premiere)
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