We will meet the last day of the festival at the intersection of cyberpunk and technologies. Films selected for this day mix elements of different genres and expose society’s economic and performative agendas. They tell stories of violence imposed in the name of building wealth—the ways economic and political forces encroach territories, bodies, and the environment.  In their critique, ‘Titane’ (2021) and ‘Neptune Frost’ (2023) not only centralize the messiness of subjectivities that this logic forecloses but also center them as key to imagining other futures. As a result, the possibilities for gender, time, technologies, humans, and more-than-humans arise out of recognizing, rejecting, and, yet, moving through these complex realities. 



(Julia Ducournau, 2021, 108’ France,)

Alexia is a dancer who, after being injured in a car accident as a child, has a titanium plate fitted into her head. Amidst a series of brutal and unexplained murders, her path crosses with Vincent, a firefighter desperately searching for his long-missing son, changing their lives forever.



Neptune Frost

(Anisia Uzeyman Saul Williams/ United States, Rwanda, 2021, )

“Neptune Frost,” the dense Afrofuturist film about the links between modern-day colonialism and the capitalist system that feeds on it, about queer liberation as a step toward liberation for all, and the ability for a community to embrace the technological chains that are used to hold them back and instead take control. 

Thanks to DOCA for the support. 



(Anna Engelhardt, Mark Cinkevich 2023, 25’ Poland, UK)

Colonialism blooms and the constant war is around us. Demonic forces possess human and land bodies alike. Ukraine, Syria, and Belarus are infected by Russian imperialism, resources extracted parasitically. 



(Riar Rizaldi 2023, 13’)

Fossilis is a oneiric cinema, a phantasmal science-fiction prognosis, an essay film and a tale of the verdant inferno of technological legacy, resonating the complexity of electronic waste in the 21st century Asia where most of the discarded electronics—due to the planned obsolescence—in the planet is dumped and buried
What separates the Earth, mind, body, and machines? 'Probably nothing' argued a future archaeologist.

A glimpse into the far future: in search of the ultimate truth about the past, meditates with her brain-machine interface of a crude neural network, machine learning, and virtual world-building, a paleo-media-ontologist—with the help of a researcher—digs and scavenging the imagination of the past to recontextualize and reflect what it is called fossil relic in their time; a mountain of invisible electronic waste buried in a tropical landscape of the South.