Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival
Maoriland Film Festival
Nuuk International Film Festival
Birrarangga Film Festival
Asinabka Festival Snow Screen
Nina Paninnguaq Jakobsen
Jørgen Chemnitz, Ulannaq Ingemann, Nivi Pedersen
Connie Arenas, Ujarneq Fleischer, Vivi Nielsen
Jørgen Chemnitz, Nina Paninnguaq Jakobsen
Wiebe Van der Vliet
(Visual Effects not Animator) Marc (Visual Effects not Animator) Fussing Rosbach
With his wedding day approaching, a man (Ujarneq Fleischer) and his fiancée (Connie Arenas) grow increasingly concerned about whether it would be wise to invite his dementia-stricken mother (Vivi Nielsen). As she’s using implanted assistance equipment, they ponder whether updating its software could help her function through increasingly frightening hallucinations. A tragic work of humanist science-fiction from award-winning Greenland filmmaker Nivi Pedersen, UPDATED asks uneasy questions about technology’s place in caregiving, and the privacy trade-offs that come with the barter. – Mitch Davis
Winning praise from Martin Scorsese, HAN GONG-JU verges on perfection. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by this drama, as relevant as it is powerful.
The legendary Koji Yakusho delivers one of his most moving performances in this repentant yakuza drama by Miwa Nishikawa.
A masterful film with a phenomenal actress, using the codes of the boxing drama to deliver a moving, powerful and hopeful work.