What’s New on Kino Film Collection in January 2024

January 1, 2024
What’s New on Kino Film Collection in January 2024

From the Oscar®-nominated documentary Four Daughters to Sundance award-winning British comedy Scrapper to ‘80s lesbian indie classic I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, there’s something for everyone coming to Kino Film Collection this month.

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Premiering on January 4


Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2020
In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.

Charlotte Regan, UK, 2023
Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, this vibrant father-daughter comedy follows a resourceful 12-year-old girl (Lola Campbell) who secretly lives alone in a London flat until her estranged father (Harris Dickinson) unexpectedly returns and she’s forced to confront reality. Scrapper is a joyful comedy about family and fresh starts that believes life’s not so much about chasing rainbows as snatching fistfuls in both hands.

Premiering on January 11


I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Patricia Rozema, Canada, 1987
Patricia Rozema’s lesbian indie classic tells a charming, whimsical story about a waifish daydreamer with artistic aspirations. Structured around a video-recorded confession, the film won the Prix de la Jeunesse (Youth Prize) at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Alejandro Loayza Grisi, Bolivia, 2022
In the starkly beautiful Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple lives a tranquil life herding llamas. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, they must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or abandon their home for life in the city. Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and Bolivia's official submission to the 95th Academy Awards®.

Premiering on January 18


Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today?
Beth B, USA, 1987
In this prophetic satire by Beth B, a laid-off factory worker (Viggo Mortensen) enlists the aid of his sister-in-law (Dominique Davalos) to abduct and blackmail a sex-obsessed TV minister (Stephen McHattie). But when Rev. Randall meets Jerome’s true-believer wife, Rhonda (Exene Cervenka of the punk band X), he realizes she is an evangelical rock star in the making.

Sebastian Schipper, Germany, 2015
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and shot in a single, uninterrupted take, Victoria stars a runaway party girl from Madrid who joins a group of men (including a young Franz Rogowski) as they hit the town. But these boys have got themselves into hot water and owe someone a dangerous favor that needs repaying that evening. As the night rolls on, what started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control.

Premiering on January 23


Four Daughters
Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia/France/Germany/Saudi Arabia, 2023
In this 2024 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature – and winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Gotham Awards, and Spirit Awards – filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania uses an audacious formal conceit to tell the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters. Attempting to answer the question of how and why the Tunisian woman’s two eldest were radicalized, Ben Hania reveals a complex family history.

Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy
Nancy Buirski, USA, 2023
This is not a documentary about the making of Midnight Cowboy. It is about a humane and groundbreaking masterpiece and the flawed but gifted people who made it. It is about a troubled era of cultural ferment, social and political change, about broken dreams and strivers, then and now. It is about an era that made a movie and a movie that made an era.