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shadows festShadows @ AFI Fest

Los Angeles’ largest film festival
held at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood

Toronto Fest site AFI Fest
25-29 OCTOBER 2023
in Los Angeles


shadows@afi
FESTIVAL REPORT
Five quick reviews
and Insta pics on the
SHADOWS BLOG


2 0 2 3   F I L M S
20,000 SPECIES OF BEES (Urresola, Sp)
ABOUT DRY GRASSES (Ceylan)
ALBERT BROOKS: DEFENDING MY LIFE (Reiner)
ALL DIRT ROADS TASTE OF SALT (Jackson)
ALL OF US STRANGERS (Haigh, UK)
ALPHA KINGS (Botero/Tsakas)
AMERICAN FICTION (Jefferson, US)
ANSELM (Wenders, Ger)
ARO'S WORLD (Kulkarni)
BACKBONE (Hames)
BASRI & SALMA IN A NEVER-ENDING COMEDY (Rizal)
BEEN THERE (Ilic)
BEYOND THE SEA (Leibovici)
BIENVENIDO JUANITO (Westin)
THE BIKERIDERS (Nichols, US)
THE BOOK OF SOLUTIONS (Gondry)
LA BRUJA (Villareal)
THE BULLFIGHTER (Bonilla)
THE BURITI FLOWER (Salaviza/Messora)
CAIRN (Nathan/Harris)
CARCASS (Schwager)
CAROLINE (Highberger)
CHERRY KOMPOT (Schaffer)
LA CHIMERA (Rohrwacher, It)
CHUTES (Sutton)
CITY OF WIND (Purev-Ochir)
CLOSE YOUR EYES (Erice, Sp)
CLOSING DYNASTY (Choi)
COBWEB (Kim)
COLORS OF SOLACE (Northern)
COPA '71 (Ramsay/Erskine)
A CRAB IN THE POOL (Myotte/Hamel)
DAD'S JOURNAL (Choa)
THE DAUGHTERS OF FIRE (Costa)
DAYDREAMING SO VIVIDLY ABOUT OUR SPANISH HOLIDAYS (Aviles)
DILDOTECTONICS (Marques)
DIPPED IN BLACK (Thorne/Lynch)
DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH OF THE END OF THE WORLD (Jude, Rom)
DOSH (Mehta)
THE ECHO (Huezo)
EEVA (Mrzljak/Tsinakov)
THE END WE START FROM (Belo, UK)
EVIL DOES NOT EXIST (Hamaguchi, Jpn)
FALLEN LEAVES (Kaurismaki, Fin)
THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED (Arnow)
FINGERNAILS (Nikou, US)
FISHMONGER (Ferron)
FLESHWORK (Cornett)
FOUR DAUGHTERS (Hania)
FRATELLI CARBONAI (Hughes/Bazalgette)
FREUD'S LAST SESSION (Brown)
FRIDAY NIGHT BLIND (Krahn/Fischer)
FULL MOON (Kapil)
THE GARDEN OF EDETTE (Thomas)
GEORGE-PETERLAND (Wahlberg/Jensen)
GO FOR GRANDMA (Doyle)
GOING VARSITY IN MARIACHI (Vasquez/Osborn)
GRANDMA & GRANDMA (Wang)
GREEN BORDER (Holland, Pol)
HAFEKASI (Hickey)
HERE (Devos)
HONOLULU (Tanaka)
HOT SODA (DiGiandomenico)
IN OUR DAY (Hong)
IN WATER (Hong)
IN WONDERLAND (McCracken)
INSHALLAH A BOY (Rasheed)
KIDNAPPED (Bellocchio, It)
A KIND OF TESTAMENT (Vuillemin)
LAST SUMMER (Breillat)

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (Esmail)
LEE (Kuras, UK)
LITTLE GIRL BLUE (Achache)
LOST IN THE NIGHT (Escalante, Mex)
LUCKY MARKET (Schwager)
MADDEN (Johansson)
MAESTRO (Cooper, US)
MAXINE'S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY (Bekele/Ortiz)
ME CAPTAIN [Io Capitano] (Garrone, It)
MEMORY (Franco, US)
MENUS-PLAISIRS: LES TROISGROS (Wiseman)
MERMAN (Hampton)
MIDWIVES (Fehner)
MIISUFY (Gronberg)
MILISUTHANDO (Bongela)
THE MINERS (Whiteman)
THE MIRACLE (Deutz)
MIS-ALIGNMENT (Almonacid)
MOIRA'S MEATS (Brewer)
MOUNTAINS (Sorelle)
MUSIC (Schanelec)
MY NAME IS EDGAR AND I HAVE A COW (Diviak)
NAHUAL (Holmquist-Franco)
OBJECT OF DESIRE (Trantu)
OCCUPIED CITY (McQueen)
THE OLD YOUNG CROW (LoPinto)
ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY (Preciado, Fr)
PAEONIA (Buson)
THE PEASANTS (Welchman/Welchman, Pol)
PERFECT DAYS (Wenders, Jpn)
LA PERRA (Gampert)
PICTURES OF GHOSTS (Mendonca)
PRIMETIME MOTHER (Calvento)
THE PROMISED LAND (Arcel)
PUFFLING (Bishopp)
QUIET AS IT'S KEPT (Gary)
QUIZ LADY (Yu)
RAIN (McCluskey)
A ROADSIDE BANQUET (Peng)
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: OPUS (Sora)
SANDWICH CAT (Fidalgo)
SAVI THE CAT (Tucker/Tjirongo)
SET LAM (Fontano)
THE SETTLERS (Galvez, Chl)
SHAYDA (Niasari, Aus)
THE SKATES (Ouardiri)
SLOW (Kavtaradze)
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (Hints, Est)
SOCIETY OF THE SNOW (Bayona, Sp)
SOME KIND OF PARADISE (Finegan)
STALLED (Lazovsky)
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING (Williams)
STARLING (Shahidi)
THE SUMMER WITH CARMEN (Mavroeidis)
SWEET LIKE LEMONS (Jokela)
TANGO IS CONSCIOUS! (Wu)
THE TASTE OF THINGS (Hung, Fr)
THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE (Catak, Ger)
TERRESTRIAL VERSES (Asgari/Khatami)
THEY SHOT THE PIANO PLAYER (Trueba/Mariscal)
THRIVING: A DISSOCIATED REVERIE (Bazuin)
THURSDAY (Cukier)
TIGER STRIPES (Eu, Mys)
TOTEM. (Aviles, Mex)
THE UNIVERSAL THEORY (Kroger)
UR HEINOUS HABIT (Kolb)
THE WAITING (Schlecht)
WAKE (De Mita)
WE GROWN NOW (Baig)
WE MET AT CAMP (Plaschke)

* reviews coming

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