Consular Corps of Arizona

The Phoenix Film Festival is excited to announce a partnership with the Consular Corps of Arizona. As part of the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival, there will be a showcase of films from nations representing the Consular Corps of Arizona. Five films from different countries will vie for the Consular Corps of Arizona Audience Award and screen April 8th to 14th.


 

Fireflies

Run Time: 88 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, April 9 at 2:45 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 5:55 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 12:05 pm

Directed by: Bani Khoshnoudi

Cast: Arash Marandi, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Luis Alberti

Synopsis:
Ramin is a young gay man in his 30s who fled the repression in Iran and arrived to Veracruz after traveling clandestinely on a boat from Turkey. While coping with the distance that he has taken with his loved-ones, he begins to discover a freer life here, far from Iran.


Jan Palach

Run Time: 125 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, April 8 at 2:30 pm
Friday, April 12 at 7:50 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:15 pm

Directed by: Robert Sedlacek
Cast: Viktor Zavadil, Zuzana Bydžovská, Denisa Barešová, Kristína Kanátová, Jan Vondráček

Synopsis: Jan Palach - student, who set himself ablaze in 1969 to protest the Soviet invasion to Czechoslovakia. An uncompromising young man who brought the ultimate sacrifice in a hope to rouse the nation from lethargy. The film depicts the last months of Palach’s life: his path from an affectionate son, a devoted friend, a sensitive and thoughtful philosophy student to the “Torch number 1”.

The film is a part of the Czech That Film North American festival.


Rusty Boys

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, April 9 at 5:00 pm
Friday, April 12 at 3:55 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 7:55 pm

Directed by: Andy Bausch

Cast: Andre Jung, Marco Lorenzini, Paul Greisch

Synopsis:
When the elderly folk don’t behave like their children would prefer, the latter cannot cope at all. They have enough trouble trying to keep their own children in check, and now the old codgers are rattling their cages as well. Fons (70), Lull (82), Nuckes (65) and Jängi (84) have spent their entire lives not letting themselves be bossed around, and they have no intention of putting up with it now. Together, the four gentlemen plan their futures without an old people’s home. Nuckes is the leading force. As an old ’68 protester, he knows how to organize dissent, but all of this is easier said than done!


Secret Ingedient

Run Time: 104 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, April 8 at 5:00 pm
Friday, April 12 at 5:40 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 1:40 pm

Directed by: Gjorce Stavreski

Cast: Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski, Aksel Mehmet

Synopsis:
Vele can’t afford to buy the expensive medications for his father, who has cancer. Desperate, he steals marijuana from some criminals, makes a cake with it and gives it to him, hoping it will reduce his pain. His father’s health miraculously improves, but Vele is suddenly confronted by their neighbors, who demand the recipe for the “remedial” cake, and by the criminals, who want their drugs back. The greatest challenge, however, is to persuade his father that his life is worth living for.


The Fireflies are Gone

Run Time: 96 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 11:20 am
Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 am

Directed by: Sebastien Pilote

Cast: Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Francois Papineau

Synopsis:
A frustrated teenager frees herself from her mother's influence and her narrow life in a small, industrial town to find out who she really is.