Single thirtysomething best friends Jenn and Matt want to make a baby together, but they aren’t ‘together’: Jenn is straight, and Matt is gay. Inspired by the short film that screened at DIFF in 2010, GAYBY explores the meaning of family with effortlessly fast and intelligent dialogue, wildly entertaining scenes, and frank hilarity.
With the promise of a profitable career in modeling and the hope of rescuing her family from financial troubles, Siberian 13-year-old Nadya moves to Japan alone. Meanwhile, her recruiter, former model Ashley, travels the world to scout for that new “fresh face”. Though they only meet twice in the film, their journeys are tautly bound and hauntingly told. GIRL MODEL is a documentary that gives us a rare glimpse inside the world of modeling that we can no longer ignore and must try to change.
In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.
A Brazilian soccer star by day and playboy by night, Heleno de Freitas provoked his fate to die in a sanatorium with a difficult temper and questionable life choices. Director Jose Henrique Fonseca captures the poetry of a hero’s tragedy HELENO, as well as the elegance of a bygone era through music, aesthetic, and beautiful black-and-white photography—not to mention some incredibly authentic sports sequences.