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Faritra, courtesy of filmmakers


Faritra + Two by Marek Moučka

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Location la: Bartos Screening Room

With Marek Moučka and Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo in person

Dir. Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo, Luck Razanajaona. Madagascar. 2021, 78 mins. In Malagasy with English subtitles. DCP. This startlingly candid observational documentary takes place almost entirely inside a juvenile prison in Madagascar, where young boys rough-house, barter, gamble, and recount the conditions and incidents that led to their incarceration, both to the filmmakers and each other as they pass around the camera and slide provocatively between roles. North American premiere

Preceded by:

Attention All Passengers
Dir. Marek Moučka. Slovakia. 2020, 19 mins. In Slovak with English subtitles. DCP. United States premiere
and In Shallow Water
Dir. Marek Moučka. Slovakia. 2020, 10 mins. In Slovak with English subtitles. DCP.

Redolent of the frank, reportorial mode of early cinema vérité, these two miniatures, shot on 16mm, explore social rehabilitation in two different sets of men: train pilots recovering from the trauma of experiencing fatal collisions and prisoners who fish for traditional Christmas carp as a form of community service. Moučka evinces a keen eye for the telling idiosyncrasies of his subjects. New York premiere

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.