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A new film review

Cinema has long been exploring the dystopias in our society, and especially with digital.
We want together with cinema to open a discussion on the dystopias taking place in our society with
The MEET Movie review, produced in collaboration with FILMEETING, an association that promotes auteur film and audiovisual culture, wants to offer an overview of the most recent film productions on the topic selected especially for MEET.
Starting on Friday, January 27, we are organizing a weekly event that will be repeated for all subsequent Fridays until the end of February. Each film is introduced by a Q&A with experts who introduce us to the film, its history and connection to technology.

After Yang (2021) by Kogonada
Friday, January 27.
Introduced by Stefania Operto
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 pm
Screening (duration: 101 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

In the near future, androids have human guises and live alongside humans, acting as their helpers. In Jake’s family, who lives with his wife Kyra and their daughter Mika, there is an artificial intelligence named Yang that they are all fond of, especially the little one at home. When Yang stops functioning properly, Jake looks for a way to fix it. As he explores Yang’s inner workings, however, unexpected memories and secrets also emerge that strain the family’s balance.
“After Young” was presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

All Light, Everywhere (2021) by Theo Anthony
Friday, Feb. 3
Introduced by Gabriele Balbi
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
Screening (running time: 109 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

In 2017, director Theo Anthony released “Rat Film,” an incredibly poetic, intellectually dazzling and politically astute documentary on the seemingly prosaic subject of rats and their place in the modern urban landscape. “All Light, Everywhere,” Anthony’s new film, reflects on a range of more abstract subjects-the physiology of human vision, the history of photography, the ethics of surveillance-in a spirit of open and morally urgent inquiry. The film investigates biases in the way we see things, focusing on the use of police body cameras.
“All Light, Everywhere” was selected to premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition slate.

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Friday, February 10
Introduced by Simone Spoladori
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
Screening (duration: 139 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

Evelyn and her husband Waymond are Chinese Americans with a typical family business: a laundromat. Unfortunately, they are behind on their taxes and must appear at the IRS office with various documents to justify the deduction of expenses. The family also includes maternal grandfather Gong Gong and daughter Joy, who is in a lesbian relationship that is poorly digested by her mother.
Fiscal control represents for Evelyn the door to an extraordinary world. Indeed, not one, but many and parallel: the metaverse exists and is as real as ever. She is drawn into a compelling adventure in which she encounters people capable of giving her right directions and others entirely wrong ones to trap her.
Called upon to save the fate of the universes, Evelyn will have to draw on all her courage to defeat a seemingly unstoppable foe and bring the expected harmony back to her family.

A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) by Rodney Ascher
Friday, Feb. 17
Introduced by Ruggero Eugeni
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
Screening (duration: 108 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

What if the reality we think we experience is instead an elaborate simulation built for us by a state-of-the-art computer? A doubt that has surely touched, at least once, every gamer in the world or fans of movies centered on Plato’s cave myth such as “The Truman Show” or “The Matrix.” This very cult film is the cornerstone on which “A Glitch in the Matrix,” a documentary presented in its Italian premiere at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2021, rests.

Lumina (2021) by Samuele Sestieri
Friday, March 10
Introduced by director Samuele Sestieri
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
Screening (duration: 105 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

A mysterious woman wakes up on a deserted beach. She wanders among ruins and rubble, sensing the memory of objects. Like an energy source, she is able to reactivate technological devices that have long been turned off. In a ghost town, the woman accesses the digital archive of the smartphone that belonged to a boy named Leonardo. She thus learns the language of images and sounds and, through the videos of the relationship between Leonardo and his girlfriend, comes to know love. A poetic reflection on the power of images, media memory and the (possible) future of the world.

Coma (2022)by Bertrand Bonello
Friday, March i7
Introduces Alice Chirico
MyMEET Lounge, 6:30 pm
Screening (duration: 80 min)
MEET Theater, 8 p.m.

The lockdown due to Covid-19 provided an ideal condition for Bertrand Bonello to continue portraying the lost condition of young people at the center of his recent films. In “Coma,” reality looms over each of them, this time with no choice: isolation is something one must necessarily accept. The film tells the story of a teenage girl locked in her home during a global health crisis, navigating between dream and reality until she starts following a disturbing and mysterious YouTuber named Patricia Coma. The world premiere of “Coma” was in 2022 at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.