The Fifth Season

In their follow-up to the remarkable Altiplano, co-directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth create a mystifying, surrealistic tale of a mountain village where spring refuses to come, inspiring the villagers to ever more desperate and bizarre measures to save their land and their lives. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]


Maxime (Kacey Mottet Klein) and Mélanie (Galatea Bellugi) are a typical teenage couple. Like most lovestruck fifteen-year-olds, they can’t get enough of each other and they think they’ll be together forever. But when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Returning home from a business trip, Dan finds that his wife Edwige has disappeared. When the police are of no help, he begins to obsessively investigate the singular and increasingly surreal art deco apartment building where the couple reside, in search of any clues to her whereabouts. Soon traditional narrative dissolves into mise en abyme in this kaleidoscopic and vertiginous adventure in sound and image, sadism and eroticism, and the real and the imagined. The unwary may be shaken up by the Belgian duo’s overpowering and percussive stylistic shocks, but in this haunted-house movie, one thing’s for sure: the eyes have it. [Synopsis courtesy of New Directors/New Films]