PREVIEW: WAM! Boston Film Festival

WAM! Boston

We’re more than a week into Women’s History Month, and already there have been a host of events celebrating women around the city. But you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the one we’re most excited for: the WAM! Boston Film Festival, which returns to the Brattle Theatre on March 21. As always, the festival will showcase incredible films directed and produced by a women and female-identified filmmakers, as well as selections that highlight female characters and women’s issues.

We’ve listed the descriptions of a few selections we can’t wait to see below, and you can check out the complete festival listing on WAM!’s website.

Kintsugi
Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery,” is the Japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with gold filled resin. Every repaired ceramics has a unique and irreplicable pattern of golden lines due to randomness of the crushing. This technique has its roots in the belief that the object is more valuable and beautiful with its history revealed. Bodies also tell us their story. Some of them say it loud.

Coffee
Drinking coffee in the morning is not this family’s ritual anymore, but a sad memory which is reborn every day. The mother lives in illusion of the past, because the present is too cruel and the father is trying to impose the truth on her, the truth that he himself is not willing to accept. Destiny is often like a morning coffee—bitter and harsh, but we still drink it. This is a story about the gap and losses in the family which can be overcome only by selfless support and love.

Alles Wordt Nu Anders (Everything Will Be Different Now)
Esther (40) is expecting her first child, Marie-Louise (61) is terminally ill. Although they travel in opposite directions, there are numerous similarities. They are both preparing for a major and incomprehensible event over which they have little control. They become dependent on others but at the same time they are thrown back on themselves and their world shrinks into an ever smaller universe. The film takes us into both women’s heads and makes us part of their changing worlds.

Jewish Girls Are Easy
Tova has a Passover Seder to throw but her brother Sol who is supposed to bring the main course is nowhere to be found. To make matters worse, Colin, Tova’s most recent one night stand, thinks the hickey on her breast is the Virgin Mary and refuses to leave her side. Will Tova be able to find Sol, get rid of Colin, and save Passover?

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