Film Guide 2018


UNDER THE WIRE

2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 95 min New York Premiere In February of 2012, war correspondent Marie Colvin (also the subject of HIFF 2018 Spotlight selection A PRIVATE WAR) illegally crossed the border into Syria with her photographer, Paul Conroy. Igno …

Directed by Chris Martin

UNDISCOVERED

2018 Shorts Program | narrative short | 3 min Like all of us, Sasquatch just wants a good photo of himself—is that too much to ask?

Directed by Sara Litzenberger

WALDEN

2018 Documentary Competition | documentary feature | 100 min New York Premiere On a gentle day, deep in an Austrian forest, we hear the sudden sound of a chainsaw sending a fir tree to the ground, and thus begins Daniel Zimmerman’s formally fascinating and uncompromising exp …

Directed by Daniel Zimmermann

WATERGATE

2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 260 min Few moments loom larger on the collective conscious of contemporary American history than the Watergate investigation, and the subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. Now over 40 years late …

Directed by Charles Ferguson

WIDOWS

2018 Spotlight | narrative feature | 128 min From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdr …

Directed by Steve McQueen

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

2018 World Cinema Narrative | narrative feature | 84 min Literary icon Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) breaks free from her public persona as a famously prudish spinster and claims her status as a vibrant lesbian hero. Balancing raucous humor with tender …

Directed by Madeleine Olnek

WILD WILD WEST: A BEAUTIFUL RANT BY MARK BRADFORD

2018 Short Films | documentary short | 6 min Where do artists come from? An answer explored through paper, percussion, and one provocative artist.

Directed by Dime Davis

WILDLIFE

2018 Spotlight | narrative feature | 104 min In 1960s Montana, Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds his family at yet another crossroads when he loses his job at the local golf course. With a wildfire raging in the surrounding mountains, Jerr …

Directed by Paul Dano

Winick Talks: A NEW (VIRTUAL) Reality

2018 Winick Talks | panels and events | 60 min As the tools of virtual reality have moved outside of the realm of science fiction and into our homes, the last few years have seen the rise of an entirely new visual medium. With creators continuin …


Winick Talks: BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS

2018 Winick Talks | panels and events | 60 min Join this year’s Breakthrough Artists for a lively discussion about what it takes to make it as a young actor in today’s film industry. The actors will share stories about their work and experie …


Winick Talks: OUR BODIES, OUR STORIES

2018 Winick Talks | panels and events | 60 min On the one-year anniversary of the emergence of #MeToo as a global movement for change, a panel of filmmakers talk through how stories of the abuse and subjugation of women and girls must be told, n …


WITH THELMA “Avec Thelma”

2018 Short Films | narrative short | 13 min Jean and Vincent suddenly find themselves in charge of their young niece when a volcanic eruption unexpectedly strands her parents overseas.

Directed by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni

WOMAN AT WAR “Kona fer í stríð”

2018 World Cinema Narrative | narrative feature | 100 min US Premiere Fifty-year-old choir teacher Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) has, on the surface, an uneventful life in her Icelandic countryside home. By day a pillar of the local community, Halla leads a secr …

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER “Vidi ja ti nea”

2018 Shorts Program | narrative short | 19 min New York Premiere A stubborn tomboy finds the unlikely solution to her problems in an all-male religious ritual.

Directed by Goran Stolevski