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Film Screening. Faritra & Two by Marek Moučka

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The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2022, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for a screening including two short films by Slovakian director Marek Moučka, and the Madagascan film Faritra (2021), directed by Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo.


Dir. Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo, Luck Razanajaona. Madagascar. 2021, 78 mins.

In Malagasy with English subtitles. DCP. This startlingly candid observational documentary takes place almost entirely inside a juvenile prison in Madagascar, where young boys rough-house, barter, gamble, and recount the conditions and incidents that led to their incarceration, both to the filmmakers and each other as they pass around the camera and slide provocatively between roles. North American premiere.


Preceded by:

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Dir. Marek Moučka. Slovakia. 2020, 19 mins. In Slovak with English subtitles. DCP. United States premiere.

and In Shallow Water

Dir. Marek Moučka. Slovakia. 2020, 10 mins. In Slovak with English subtitles. DCP.

Redolent of the frank, reportorial mode of early cinema vérité, these two miniatures, shot on 16mm, explore social rehabilitation in two different sets of men: train pilots recovering from the trauma of experiencing fatal collisions and prisoners who fish for traditional Christmas carp as a form of community service. Moučka evinces a keen eye for the telling idiosyncrasies of his subjects. New York premiere.


Use code Harriman20 at checkout for a 20% discount on this event or on an All Festival Pass.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.