In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).
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The current Portuguese Government took a clear stand regarding culture and arts from day one: sidelining the Ministry of Culture and appointing a Secretary of State reporting directly to the Prime Minister. And since then – and not innocently – culture and arts have been treated according to an economic vision subservient to markets and commercial goals
- 26.9.2013 -
Slovak documentaries, our focus for this week. A cinematography in the last months best known for Peter Kereke's Velvet terrorists, who will also present his new much awaited film at the International film festival Cinematik. This documentary competition presents the essentials of Slovak theatrical documentary distribution. We have gone through the history of their selection and made one of our own, leading to a presentation of 5 documentaries, which might ring the bell, having travelled a couple of international film festivals in history. We present films of directors Jaroslav Vojtek, Erika Hníková (Czech director, but Slovak coproduction), Zuzana Piussi, Marek Šulík and Jana Bučka.
- 9.9.2013 -
Your summer, brimming with young film, would not be complete without delicacies from FAMU. Some of the students of the FAMU’s Department of Documentary Film, whose films are included in the selection, already have their profiles at the portal, providing portal’s visitors with a unique opportunity to follow the creative development of these young filmmakers...
- 2.9.2013 -
For the third week in a row, DAFilms has been vibrating with fresh blood and showcasing student works online. In addition to films presented in the past days, we bring you a selection from the Fresh Film Fest international film festival that focuses directly on film debuts and student films.
Watch a selection of the best from this and last year’s edition. Why not start with an essay, a meditation, a firework of pictures, which brings the filmmaker from the wrestling ring to a talking car, through the desert back to his roots? Me, Nobody and I...
...and other films form August 26 to September 1.
- 26.8.2013 -
In August, DAFilms will liven up with new talents. The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU, will present a selection of the best student works, followed by an event dedicated to film debuts at Fresh Film Fest (International Festival of First Features and Student Films in Prague) and Nisi Masa (European network of associations consisting of young professionals and students from 26 countries).
STREAM the films of NISI MASA for free from August 12 to 18
- 12.8.2013 -
This films explore the continuous journey between the past and the present. In the sense of change, like the natural condition of man.
In Portugal films up to 60 minutes are considered short films (compared to other countries where only films up to 30 minutes are shorts). What impression will the Portuguese culture make through this specific format and film choice? Is Portuguese cinematography on the rise? Our selection will reveal more.
STREAM FOR FREE from August 5 to August 11
- 5.8.2013 -
Is it hard to decide which documentaries to choose from our catalogue of 800 films? We are always happy to recommend the best from our offer! Our film selectors updated the Recommended section highlighting the best world documentaries by filmmakers such as Petr Kerekes, Zuzana Piussi, Nicolas Philibert, Agnes Varda, Bert Haanstra, Nikolaus Geyrhalter or Jorgen Leth.
- 29.7.2013 -
Laila Pakalnina is one of the most prolific contemporary Latvian directors. She made dozens of documentaries well received at international festivals. In the film Leiputria, the film crew look for new, mutated animal forms living at garbage dumps. This documentary film received the European Film Award. Her feature length films usually have the form of comic, absurd mystification.
- 15.7.2013 -