Many works take disruption and repetition as their themes, and many artists resurface in different sections, creating multiple affinities.
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
Robust, voluptuous, and sexually frank, the works in Tête-à-Tête showcase Caland’s outré sense of humor and vivacity.
Director Malgorzata Szumowska uses fantasy to satirize the lives of the affluent in Poland’s official Oscar submission.
Dancing in Real Life makes a strong case for recognizing the Greek painter as a pioneer of queer art.
Here are some cartoons outside the mainstream, from a mischievously psychosexual short to an allegory for post-WWII Europe.
These indie thrillers revive classic noir tropes with fresh, distinct approaches.
Sergei Loznitsa’s expansive filmography is a great entryway to films from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, and more which grapple with the legacy of the Warsaw Pact.
Erotic Abstraction revels in the subversive absurdity shared by both artists.
These classics were produced during Czechoslovakia’s brief political thaw in the 1960s.
The poet suggests his art’s highest calling isn’t truth-telling but stirring our empathic imagination.
In its desire to avoid cliches, Nina Wu skips over some of the more complex fallout of sexual trauma.