Starting today, between May 29 and June 7, this first-of-its-kind festival will feature over 100 films over ten days co-curated by 21 leading festivals, in addition to talks, VR content and musical performances.
Here are our recommendations:
Annecy Shorts for Families: Bird Karma, Bilby, Marooned
29 May, 7 am EST
Tribeca 2020 Shorts Program: Egg, The Light Side, TOTO, When I Write it, Motorcycles Drive By, No More Wings, Cru-Raw – 29 May, 05.15 pm EST
Eeb Allay Ooo
30 May, 7am EST
Prateek Vats’s feature about a young contract worker hired to chase monkeys by imitating their sound.
Claire Denis in conversation with Olivier Assayas
30 May, 1.15pm EST
Acclaimed French filmmakers, Claire Denis and Olivier Assayas discuss the state of film art today. The conversation is fascinating and unexpected: it presents not only one of many possible narratives of the festival but also a vibrant picture of cinema.
Cinema Café with Jane Campion and Tessa Thompson
May 31, 1:45 p.m. EST
This conversation was recorded live from the Sundance Film Festival.
Best Animated Short Films Rigo Mora Award: The Cats, Cerulia, 32-RBIT – June 1, 12.30EST
Tribeca Talks: Alejandro Iñárritu with Marina Abramović
June 1, 11.45 am EST
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker Iñárritu talks with Abramović, a renowned performance artist, about his celebrated movies.
June 2, 12.15 pm EST
A restoration by the BFI National Archive. This movie is directed by Franz Osten and features an Indian cast of Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau and Seeta Devi.
The Epic of Everest
June 4, 5 pm EST
Shooting with a hand-cracked camera in brutally harsh conditions, Captain John Noel accompanied George Mallory and Andrew Irvine as they made their third attempt to climb Everest. The documentary, restored by the BFI National Archive, showcase the landscape’s breathtaking beauty and life in Tibet at that time.
Conversation: Ang Lee and Hirokazu Kore-eda
June 5, 05.30 pm EST
Nine-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee and Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) discuss the state of film art today. Nasir is helmed by Arun Karthick.
June 6, 9.30 am EST
Arun Karthick’s sophomore feature applies subtle expressionism to an ordinary day in the life of Nasir, a middle-aged salesman, and stays quietly observational until nationalist bigotry disrupts the routine.
June 7, 11:55 am EST
Mati Diop’s 2009 richly textured documentary and precursor to her much-acclaimed debut feature Atlantics.
The Iron Hammer
June 7, 4:30 pm EST
Director Joan Chen’s charts the inspiring life and career of ‘Jenny’ Lang Ping, a fearless volleyball star and coach.