The best film released in 2010? Quite possibly. In this loopy tale of female empowerment, Sawako is a clueless young woman who embraces her own mediocrity. She quits her miserable, humiliating job in Tokyo to return to her hometown. Though pretty much everything that happens there is a disaster, she finally begins to make sense of her life and herself. It’s a bold claim, but the last scene is one of the most moving (and shocking) scenes in the history of cinema. Do not miss this film. (2010, 112 min, 35mm)
Yoshua Okón video installations are built on improvisational narratives created by the artist and his collaborators, mostly non-actors willing to participate in a game of social chance that may easily spiral out of control.