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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Estado do mundo (O)

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h45

Synopsis

Six directors, six regards on the state of the world. Their cross over creates a new space for a dynamic and radical inquisitive reflection, a space to defy the future. • Luminous People • Germano • One Way • Brutality Factory • Tarrafal • Tombée de nuit sur Shanghaï

Directors

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok in 1970. Artist and independent filmmaker, he earned international recognition when his films Blissfully Yours (2002) and Tropical Malady (2004) were selected for the Cannes Film Festival. He has since made Syndromes and A Century, shown at Venice in 2006.

Ayisha Abraham

Ayisha Abraham studied painting in India and the United States before making numerous experimental films in video and mounting exhibitions in art galleries and museums around the world.

Chantal Akerman

Born in Brussels in 1950. Directed her first short film in 1968, film in which she was the only actor and which already looked forward to the director’s unusual vision of our daily environment, with its blend of black humor, fantasy and insolence. Directed her first feature in New York in 1972, but it was with « Jeanne Dielman » that critics and audiences discovered her work. In her most recent work she has alternated documentaries and autobiographical fiction: « Sud » (documentary, 1999), « La Captive » (fiction, 2000), « De l’autre côté » (documentary, 2002), « Demain on déménage » (fiction, 2004) et « Là-bas » (documentary, 2006).

Pedro Costa

Born in Lisbon in 1959. Gave up history studies to attend António Reis’s editing courses at Lisbon film school. Recently contributed to the Jeonju Digital Project with The Rabbit Hunters (Silver Leopard, Locarno 2007), and Tarrafal for the project L’État du Monde (Directors’ Fortnight, 2007).

Vicente Ferraz

Born in Brazil in 1965, Vincente Ferras Gonçalves has directed fiction and documentary films. In 2004, his documentary, Soy Cuba, o mamute siberiano won many prizes in international festivals.

Wang Bing

Born in 1967, in the Shaanxi province of China, Wang Bing is a producer, director and cameraman. In 1999, he created Wang Bing Film Studios and produced and directed the nine-hour documentary West of the Tracks, completed in 2003.The film enjoyed major critical success around the world and won numerous prizes in international festivals.

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Title in Original Version : L'Etat du monde