The choice of Titanic film festival is extremely wide not only in terms of theme but also of geography. This year works have come to our festival from 25 countries all together, the world’s most divert parts from Chile through Russia to Cambodge. The exotic places usually get an important part in the movies themselves. Today we are selecting from those movies that bring us to remote and most special sceneries.
How I Ended This Summer
is located on an island far out on the Arctic Ocean. On the small piece of continent there are only two people living who work for a research station. Pavel and Sergej are waiting for the ship to take them back to civilisation. Pavel, single, receives one day a radio message he does not dare to tell about to Sergej who has a family. He hopes that the ship arriving will transfer the message but then it turns out that the ship is not expected to arrive this year. Adrift
is the title of the Vietnamese film in which we can discover the stuffy, chaotic city of Hanoi which serves as a backdrop to the
revelation of an unknown world; where desire and loneliness, passion and pain intermingle. While watching the movie we can get the feeling that we are crossing Vietnam with Antonioni. The picture tells Duyen’s story: about her not so fortunate marriage and the so far unexplored feelings entering her life.White Material
is set in Africa that the heroine considers as her homeland, although for those back at home it rather means colonisation. Although the civil war breaks out and the armed troops of children are also approaching Maria’s farm, she doesn’t seem to acknowledge the whole situation. She keeps cultivating her land even when her own labourers have already fled.
We are taken to today’s Tasmania by blood-curdling Australian drama Van Diemen’s Land
. This territory named Van Diemen’s Land by the first settlers in the 19th century used to work as a prison island. This place, far from every inhabited area, perfectly served the function of a penal colony, the surrounding rigid nature meaning an impenetrable obstacle. The movie, full of breathtaking landscapes is based on a true story. In 1822 eight bold prisoners attempt an escape, which leads to the unknown wilderness.
The movie Budapest
is the odd one out, in which the city is represented as an exotic scene however the Hungarian viewers can recognise well known streets, familiar spots in the film. Despite all this, it can mean an exciting new experience to discover our capital from a new perspective, through the glasses of a Brazilian director.