For the 20th anniversary of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Thematic Program, DoubleTake, will be a retrospective celebrating the films and filmmakers who helped put the festival on the map.
Santa Cruz del Islote
NAME OF FILM: SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE
DIRECTOR(S): Luke Lorentzen
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Just three acres large, Santa Cruz del Islote is one of the world’s most densely populated islands. A fisherman and ten-year-old boy live peacefully within this Colombian community, but struggle with isolation as resources become scarce.
‘A Childhood’ ‘Volta à Terra’ ‘Underground Fragrance’ Win Gold Hugos at 51st Chicago International Film Festival
The French film A Childhood directed by Philippe Claudel won the Gold Hugo for Best Film at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival. In this tender, keenly observed look at growing up in poverty in small town France, 13-year-old Jimmy dreams of a bourgeois life with family vacations and games of tennis. Trapped in an unstable household with a drug-addicted mother and her criminal boyfriend, Jimmy is forced to grow up too quickly. Over the […]