A woman carries on her shoulders her most precious heritage: the liberation of our souls. This liberation comes with a spiritual choreography that underlines the complexities of our humanity.
Manuel Mathieu is a multidisciplinary artist exploring historical violence, erasure, and spiritual heritage. His work merges diverse influences, creating meaning through a spiritual and asemic approach. With a formal artistic education, culminating in a MFA from Goldsmiths, he creates new lexicons, defining cinema as a language that connects us to each other through empathy and universal temporality.
As a child in Vietnam, Thao’s mother often rescued ants from bowls of sugar water. Years later they would return the favour. Boat People is an animated documentary that uses a striking metaphor to trace one family’s flight across the turbulent waters of history.
When elite level chef Eloise Vaughn receives a scathing review from famed critic Alistair Brown, she invites him back for a private dinner service aimed at redeeming her name. Alistair accepts, and as the service commences, the pairs shared history is revealed, as are the extreme lengths Eloise is willing to go to impress him.
Content Warning: This film contains depictions of blood and gore. Some viewers may be sensitive to this subject matter.
Meet Melody; at fifteen, she is outspoken, intelligent and creative. Melody enjoys hanging out with her friends, keeping up with 70s pop culture, and dreams of performing in her school talent show. The problem? Her strict father, a traditionalist who shakes Melody's world overnight after sewing a zipper onto her mouth on her sixteenth birthday.