Film Guide 2020


TO THE DUSTY SEA

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 12 min East Coast Premiere On a sweltering summer day, a pair of siblings try their best to catch their mother’s elusive eye.

Directed by Héloïse Ferlay

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 84 min Simultaneously intimate and visually opulent in its storytelling, THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS exquisitely portrays a simpler but endangered way of living in harmony with nature. The White Alba Truffle, the …

Directed by Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw

TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 81 min East Coast Premiere Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s (LOVE, CECIL, HIFF 2017) latest documentary is an intimate, candid portrait of two luminaries of American literature—Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. Jim Parsons ( …

Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

TWO OF US “DEUX”

2020 Narrative Competition | narrative feature | 99 min East Coast Premiere Nina and Madeleine are two retired women living across the hall from each other. To the outside world, including Madeleine’s family, they are merely neighbors, but in reality the two have been car …

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

UNDINE

2020 World Cinema | narrative feature | 90 min Legend holds that if the water nymph Undine falls in love with a human and he becomes unfaithful, she must kill him and return to the water. Acclaimed auteur Christan Petzold (PHOENIX, TRANSIT) buil …

Directed by Christian Petzold

US KIDS

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 98 min New York Premiere When a gunman entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018, gruesome images of the deadliest high school shooting in US history quickly emerged. In the massacre’s aft …

Directed by Kim A. Snyder

WANDER DARKLY

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 97 min East Coast Premiere In WANDER DARKLY, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of …

Directed by Tara Miele

Winick Talks: ‘Keeping it Reel’ with SAGIndie

2020 Winick Talks | panels and events | 45 min Join us for a candid conversation with SAGindie and some of the Festival’s BIPOC filmmakers as they discuss the trials, tribulations and triumphs they faced in the making of their films. Moderator …


Winick Talks: Lights, Camera, Action?

2020 Winick Talks | panels and events | 45 min With 2020 bringing global production and theatrical exhibition to an immediate halt, the contemporary film industry is in a period of massive transformation, rebirth, and frequently predicted demise …


Winick Talks: Meet the 2020 Competition Filmmakers

2020 Winick Talks | panels and events | 45 min The Competition section of the Festival recognizes the work of emerging directors from around the world in narrative feature, documentary feature, and short film. Join some of the highly innovative …


WITH DRAWN ARMS

2020 Opening/Closing Films | documentary feature | 84 min World Premiere OPENING NIGHT FILM At the 1968 Olympics, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists from the podium during the medal ceremony as the American anthem played. Though this choice rad …

Directed by Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi