EXCLUSIVE: New York-based Visit Films’ EFM slate includes the world premiere of Berlinale selection History Of Fear, Sundance award winner 52 Tuesdays and a couple of Rotterdam Tiger competition titles.
Benjamin Naishtat’s History Of Fear screens in competition and paints a portrait of social unrest in Buenos Aires during a heatwave as seen through the eyes of a diverse group of people.
52 Tuesdays (pictured) earned Sophie Hyde the best director prize in Sundance’s World Cinema section and follows a teenage girl over the course of one year as her mother prepares for a sex change operation.
Food Chains from Director Sanjay Rawal screens in the Culinary sidebar and exposes abuse of farm labourers in the US.
All three films are feature directorial debuts and will also screen in the market.
Visit’s line-up includes six titles receiving their market premieres.
UK director Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition follows a married couple during a turbulent home sale, while Stay from Germany’s Canada-based Wiebke von Carolsfeld stars Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling as a couple whose happy existence is interrupted by an unexpected pregnancy.
Tim Sutton’s second feature Memphis premiered at Sundance and centres on a spiritual journey by R&B singer Willis Earl Beal. Mina Djukic’s Serbian rom-com road movie The Disobedient screened in Rotterdam.
Mark Jackson’s second film War Story was a Rotterdam Tiger competition entry and premiered at Sundance. Catherine Keener plays a world-weary war correspondent.
Fellipe Barbosa’s first feature Casa Grande or The Ballad Of Poor Jean follows a Brazilian teenage boy’s struggle to escape his overprotective parents and also played in the Rotterdam Tiger competition.