2019 Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Program 2019 Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Program - Page 5

PUPPET MASTER (14:55) Written and directed by Hanna Bergholm, Finland, German Premiere A lonely woman, yearning to be caressed, allows a man to transform her into a puppet. But when the man loses his interest, the puppet won’t let go. 20H Feature FILM: NANCY (85:00) Written and directed by Christina Choe, US, 2018, Berlin Premiere Starring Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd NANCY is a provocative psychological thriller about love, intimacy, and trust – and what happens when lies become truth. Craving connection with others, Nancy creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, fact and fiction begin to blur in Nancy’s mind, and she becomes increasingly convinced these strangers are her real parents. As their bond deepens, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality. 22H Feature film: AS BOAS MANEIRAS (good manners) (135:00) Written and directed by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra, Brazil/France/Germany, 2017 Starring Isabel Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans. With powerful visuals and an impeccable cinematography, GOOD MANNERS is a genre hybrid - an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.