Andre Antonio/BRAZIL/70min/2015/Portuguese with English Subtitles
In the lugubrious future (a breezy 2040), Earth is abandoned for interplanetary colonization and only the disaffected remain. Too bored to travel and immunized from the need to sleep, they lounge languidly in ornate interiors, whiling away the hours with hookups. This confident first feature brims with vibrant ambiance and lush cinematography, taking its time to reveal the namesake cult and its rituals, which run just this side of Kenneth Anger. It’s Kubrick by way of Coppola (Sofia, that is) with a dash of Ozon to keep things queer.
Famous Diamonds by Daniel McIntyre/Canada/7:01/2016
A kaleidoscopic diary trapped inside a volcano, Famous Diamonds studies lies, love, and desire through the eyes of an exploding icon.