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Three stories, three women, one autor: A focus on Anja Salomonowitz


DAFilms.com is offering an insight into the predominantly documentary work of Anja Salomonowitz, renowned Austrian filmmaker. We offer 3 of her documentary films at the genre’s intersection with fiction, internationally acclaimed, awarded numerous film prizes and inscribed in the literature relating to documentary film: Carmen, You Will Never Understand This and It Happened Just Before.

The last feature film of Anja Salomonowitz Spanien started its festival trip at the Berlinale Forum and her name will fill the internet once again, now with the recent theatrical distribution of her The 727 Days without Karamo.
But we have had Anja in our minds even earlier, following her previous predominantly documentary work out of which we are now offering you three titles for FREE STREAM from September 16 to 22:
Carmen, It Happened Just Before, You Will Never Understand This.


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Films for the event

You Will Never Understand This1

You Will Never Understand This

Das wirst du nie verstehen (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 52 min

Three elderly ladies are sitting at the table with cakes and coffee. But when it comes to questions about the past, a seemingly ordinary family meeting turns to a strategy of telling stories and being silent...



It Happened Just Before

Kurz davor ist es passiert (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 72 min

Special Between the Seas Jury Award, IDFF Jihlava 2007

An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. A film about false promises, exploitation and disappointment.




Carmen (Orig.) / 1999 / Austria / 23 min

A documentary about the wondrous passion of Carmen Martinek, who takes movie theaters as her lovers...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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