Film Comment Selects 2019: Documentary Overview

The 19th Film Comment Selects

February 6-10

The editors of Film Comment curate an eclectic mix of new and retrospective films, including five recent works of nonfiction.


The two North American doc premieres are two IDFA debuts: Yang Zhang’s UP THE MOUNTAIN, about life in a remote Chinese mountain village, centered around a master artist; and Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff’s LOS REYES, about two stray dogs living in a Chilean skatepark.


The event also presents the US premieres of Ekta Mittal’s hybrid ABSENCE, on loss felt by women whose husbands and sons have left as part of economic migration; and of Victor Moreno’s THE HIDDEN CITY, a city symphony set in Madrid’s underground. Rounding out the nonfiction offerings is Beata Bubenec’s FLIGHT OF A BULLET, which follows combat in Ukraine in a single-take.

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