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TorinoFilmLab enriches the TFL collection on Festival Scope!

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TorinoFilmLab enriches the TFL collection on Festival Scope!

May 14, 2018

TorinoFilmLab has been partnering for two years with the on-line platform Festival Scope to present a wide selection of TFL Films – accessible for free to all cinema-lovers around the world*. The TFL Collection comprises 32 titles by emerging directors who received support from TorinoFilmLab. We are glad to announce the 4 latest entries – 2 of which made their world premiere precisely two years ago, during Cannes Film Festival 2016!

APPRENTICE by Boo Junfeng (Singapore, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, Qatar)
Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?
- Cannes Film Festival 2016 – Un Certain Regard

MIMOSAS by Oliver Laxe (Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar)
A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh through the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his close ones. But death does not wait. The caravaneers, fearful of the mountain, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Saïd and Ahmed, two rogues travelling with the caravan, say they know the way and promise to take the corpse to its destiny. In another world, Shakib is chosen to travel to the mountains with a mission: to help the improvised caravaneers.
- Cannes Critics' Week 2016 – Nespresso Grand Prize

GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria, Denmark, France)
A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash, and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void, and a growing fear of punishment.
- Locarno Film Festival 2016, Competition – Golden Leopard

JESUS by Fernando Guzzoni (France, Chile, Germany, Colombia, Greece)
Santiago, Chile. Jesús, 18, lives alone with his father Héctor in a flat where the TV covers up their inability to communicate. The rest of the time, he dances in a K-pop band, hangs out with friends and does drugs, watches trashy clips and has sex in public places, looking for a thrill. One night, he finds it with his friends, being involved in an irreversible misadventure. If this event will make Jesús and Héctor closer than ever, it will also tear them apart forever.
- Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Discovery Section

Tickets are limited, so hurry up! The taste of TFL starts here. 

                                                              *Restrictions of availability may apply in some countries