New Directors | New Films
Be Kind Rewind 2019 Selection
15.04.2019

As we walk steadily in the direction of FEST’s 15th birthday party celebrations, we start to unravel the cinema program, with Be Kind Rewind, that promises a program dedicated to FEST’s last 15 years, remembering the past while having our eyes set to the future.

Having started em 2004, FEST does not forget the work and the artist it has helped to arise, including names like Sean Baker, Ruben Ostlund, Manuel Abramovich, Jonathan Glazer, Pedro Pinho and many more. The Be Kind Rewind 2019 section presents a retrospective composes by many films that have been displayed in Espinho, throughout the festival’s history.

The BKR (Be Kind Rewind) sessions this year will be organized by themes, with movies that will cover a broad range of subjects. Some films will challenge common perceptions about what a documentary is; others will dare to redefine the borders of love and sex; others are meant to provoke even the most experienced of audiences; and many more.

We open up your appetite for the Be Kind Rewind section, with some confirmed films that we want to point out.

The program includes the return of the unforgettable Manoman (2015), by Simon Cartwright, an animated short that tells the story of a man going through a middle life crisis, tormented by a little demon that turns his life upside down.
Cracks (2016), from Koen van Sande, presents us a different perspective regarding immigration in Belgium, forcing us to reflect on the reality of a cultural clash.
Bernhard Wenger stands out again after winning the Silver Fiction Lynx in 2018 by bringing back the movie Excuse me, I’m looking for the ping pong room and my girlfriend (2018). The work of the Austrian director will be present in other parts of the festival.
For a different vision about the Sirian conflict, Be Kind Rewind remembers one of the most internationally acclaimed documentaries: 9 days - From my window in Aleppo (2016).
Lastly, we highlight the short-film A Instalação do Medo (2016) by Ricardo Leite. A film produced in Espinho and winner of the Audience Award back in 2017, this is an example of a Portuguese name that Be Kind Rewind will honor and remember this year.

This non-competitive section is a great opportunity to get to know some of the most revolutionary pieces of work that have attended the festival.

But we will not stop here. Be Kind Rewind still has many surprises in store, to be revealed soon enough.

Join us in celebrating 15 years of FEST, all together.

 

SELECTION

 

Pale Blue Dot (2015)
Pourya Ezzati Pour - Germany

 

I would like to be enraptured, muzzled, and on my back tattooed (2015)
Andy Malafaia - Brazil

 

Voyeur (2016)
Pedro Florêncio - Portugal

 

Manoman (2015)
Simon Cartwright - UK

 

Papa Wrestling (2009)
Fernando Alle - Portugal

 

Blind Audition (2017)
Andreas Kessler - Germany

 

Pussy (2016)
Renata Gasiorowska - Poland

 

Silence (2016)
Dejan Mrkic - Australia

 

The Treehouse (2017)
Juan Sebastián Quebrada - Colombia

 

The Last Virgin (2017)
Bàrbara Farre - Spain

 

Playfellows (2014)
Ábel Visky - Hungary

 

March 9th (2010)
Irena Skoric - Croatia

 

Ready to Assemble (2017)
Astrid Thorvaldsen & Erik Paulsen - Norway

 

Snake (2017)
Titas Laucius - Lithuania

 

Herman the German (2015)
Michael Binz - Germany

 

Larp (2014)
Kordian Kadziela - Poland



Cracks (2016)
Koen van Sande - Belgium

 

Cavy World Cup (2017)
Maria Philips - Netherlands

 

SOG (2017)
Jonatan Schwenk - Germany

 

A Cat's Consciousness (2017)
Andrea Guizar - México, Poland

 

Apocalypse (2016)
Justyna Mytnik - Poland

 

Lux (2015)
Bernardo Lopes & Inês Malveiro - Portugal

 

Excuse Me, I'm Looking for the Ping-pong Room and My Girlfriend (2018)
Bernhard Wenger - Austria

 

The Beep Test (2017)
Maxime Aubert - Canada

 

Amor (2017)
Isabel Lamberti - Netherlands

 

To All My Friends (2010)
Behrouz Bigdeli - Denmark

 

#YA (2015)
Ygor Gama & Florencia Rovlich - Argentina, Chile, Germany

 

Dust (2017)
Jakub Radej - Poland

 

Homeland (2016)
Sam Peeters - Belgium

 

9 days – From my window in Aleppo (2016)
Floor van der Meulen, Issa Touma & Thomas Vroege - Netherlands, Syria

 

The Meadow (2015)
Jela Hasler - Switzerland

 

Connection (2016)
Horizoe Garcia Miranda - Cuba

 

Farewell to Flesh (2017)
Julia Anquier - Brazil

 

Room for Rent (2016)
Enock Carvalho & Matheus Farias - Brazil

 

Palhaços (2015)
Pedro Crispim - Portugal

 

A Instalação do Medo (2016)
Ricardo Leite - Portugal

 

The Giant (2012)
David Raboy - USA