Bas-Fonds is live on Vyer Films. #basfonds #isildlebesco
On the outskirts of civilization, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a complex game of love and domination.
Bas-Fonds premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2010, where Le Besco was nominated for a Golden Leopard, screened at the Oldenburg Film Festival, where it was nominated for the German Independence Audience Award, and was the opening night of the 2011 Film Comment Selects series. Scott Foundas, writing for Film Comment, said the film “extends to the viewer a feeling of being pulled so deeply inside this alternate universe that we ourselves lose all sense of which way is up,” and Andrew Schenker in Slant Magazine praised Le Besco’s directorial style, writing it “ensures that we get just as much information as we need without enough lingering camera gaze to invite gawking.” Its release on Vyer Films marks the first time the film will be available to a wide audience in the United States.
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"OK, Enough, Goodbye" is live on Vyer Films. Check out this "slyly funny" film now.
In the small, tightly knit city of Tripoli, Lebanon, where family bonds run very deep, a forty-year-old man still lives with his elderly mother and has given up on the idea of becoming independent. But when one day his mother suddenly leaves him, the man is left with nothing but the company of the small city and what it offers.
OK, Enough, Goodbye premiered at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010, where directors Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia won Best New Directors from the Arab World, and subsequently screened at the Philadelphia Film Festival (winning a Special Jury Award for Narrative Feature), BAFICI 2012 (winning the Cinema of the Future Award), as well as the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and many, many more. Writing for Variety, Jay Weissberg said the film “achiev[es] a rare sympathetic glimpse into not merely a few characters but an entire milieu,” and Scott Macaulay in Filmmaker Magazine called the film “evocative” and “affectionate, observant, and slyly funny.” Its release on Vyer Films marks the first time the film has been available outside the film festival circuit.