Contemporary World Cinema

Three of these film festival favorites were directed by acclaimed international directors: Terrence Davies (Sunset Song), Anne Fontaine (The Innocents) and Hong Sang-soo (Right Now, Wrong Then); two of them represent stunning feature film debuts—The Wedding Doll & Ixcanul—and the sixth, Chevalier, is a brilliant second feature from Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose work, together with director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster), has given rise to the term Greek Weird Wave. The films are set in Scotland, Israel, South Korea, Guatemala, Greece and Poland, respectively. Sunset Song is set in the early 20th Century leading into WWI, and The Innocents is set in the aftermath of WWII; both films depict the ravages of war. The remaining films are set in contemporary times.

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