After years of separation, the filmmaker renews her relationship with her mother, Aïcha, now suffering from Alzheimer’s. From Brussels to Tangiers, the odyssey of a family marked by exile is evoked through discretion and confession, pain, separation, grief, and joy.
The Dispossessed examines the global food crisis from the viewpoint of farmers in various countries, exploring how their situation relates to the economic crisis, rural exodus, and dwindling natural resources.
Alphée shares much in common with other five year olds. She likes to laugh, and to play and she has a vivid imagination. Unlike other kids, she has an extremely rare genetic disorder—Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome—that affects neuromuscular development...
Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead under mysterious circumstances...
Two women and a dog live next to each other in a house during one summer and fill up this peaceful time.
After 25 years in France, I return to Bulgaria when a vertiginous suspicion arises: what if my family had collaborated with the secret police of the totalitarian regime?
On the western-most point of brittany, in the lighthouse, at night, Damien is busily building a mysterious something out of pieces of mirror.
A film about the mysteries of memory, about the strength of its expression through the spoken word. On the strength of the word as cinematic image.
Created at irregular intervals, Pierre Léon’s small oeuvre oscillates between experimental home movie and theatrical mise-en-scène, found footage and documentary assemblages.
A portrait of Jean-Claude Biette, a filmmaker as confidential as he was essential, author of Théâtre des Matières and Saltimbank, critic for Cahiers du cinéma, founder with Serge Daney of the magazine Trafic, but also an actor, music lover, entertainer and friend.
Two sons, Pierre and Vladimir, question their father, Max Léon, about his biography in a domestic environment.
Prince Myshkin (“the idiot”), who has just returned to Russia, suddenly bursts into a soirée where nobody is expecting him...
When Lord von Ketten sets off to battle, staying away for eleven long years, his newly married wife carves out a life for herself—reading, singing, dancing, swimming, and riding in the forest.
At 30, with not much of a job, and too timid in love, Rémi is a little lost in life until the day he has to share it with his doppelgänger, another him, who is overbearing and not very nice. Which one is the real Rémi?
In this film about Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha in exile in Sintra, Portugal, the question arises: How are the traveler and the exile different? How shall we think of memories created in exile?
A breton grandmother will have to open her heart to her granddaughter in order to mourn her husband.
Exile to the Far West is a story of solitude and hope set in a frozen land.
A film about the Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström’s climate-related art, which for three decades has been inspired by research on the effects of climate on humanity and vice versa.
Six Beirutis accompany the camera on its one-hour walk through downtown Beirut and declare the space in-between the built environment, in-between the transformed and the demolished, their very personal theatrical stage.
Every year, thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses.
What if the danses macabres, beyond their grimacing folklore, staged the death of the Middle Ages and the invention, in the middle of the 15th century, of modern Europe?
Filmmaker Angela Christlieb embarks on a search for the vanished art terrorist group Gelitin. The artist and gallerist Salvatore Viviano is at her side. Interviews with internationally renowned names of the international art scene and archive material lead to a journey into a world full of wonders, scandals and body parts.
Meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, digital versus analog, and the fractured love of a father for his son.
A dozen or so young percussionists bring music to Barumbu, a poor neighbourhood of Kinshasa. They are the Beta Mbonda, former members of the Kuluna violent gangs. Music has given a new meaning to their lives while cementing their friendship.
Lebanon. Nowadays. The traces of the heavy past of the civil war are still vivid. Corruption of government parties is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Bodies rise. Words collide. At the heart of this, musicians from different backgrounds connect their instruments and make them resonates from all sides.
The interwoven stories of Henriette, a female post-office clerk, colleagues Simon and Nzai at the railway station and the group of firemen in the only fire station give an insight into their daily lives and survival in the third largest city of Africa, Kinshasa.
The life of Pedro Manrique Figueroa, a pioneer of collage in Colombia...
Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories.
Starting with an empty factory, a family name and a trunk of archives, the poetic stroll of an apprentice film-maker who moves in her grandmother's house.
An orchestra and its famous conductor go on tour in the great northern tundra of Quebec to visit the Cree, Innu and Inuit communities and share with them an Aboriginal chamber opera.
Lamis and Wilson are migrants in New York. An hybrid narrative constructed with a poetic approach; a travel diary that becomes a chronic and takes us into the essence of human micro-politics in times of globalization: an uncertain kingdom of desire, hope and fears.
In the midst of Egypt's worst political time, a young filmmaker returns home, to Cairo, for the first time since the start of the revolution.
When I got to Rignano, the Ghetto residents told me : "You mustn’t keep any trace of our lives here in these precarious houses. This despair is not yours to display."
Deep in South-East Cameroon, the great primary tropical forest shelters a territory for which colonial powers fought, exploiting through forced labor the prodigious resources of nature. At the heart of this region, the people are now mobilized around an economy of survival — the consequence of this history.
The film combines places and landscapes of the Mediterranean island of Corsica with travel diary entries by Gustav Flaubert which he noted down during a round trip in 1840.
In the heart of a Corsican forest at night, a woman dreams of hunting. After killing, as she looks into the eyes of dead wild animals, she can see faces. Those of people who in real life are about to die.
Originally there was a silence. That of Malek, the filmmaker's father, who for years said nothing of his childhood in Algeria. And then, the need to break the silence, with a script that he gives to his children, to start telling his story.
Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour.
Libreville, Gabon, 2016. Christ, a young boxer, trains relentlessly by day and earns his living as a doorman at nightclubs. At the same time, another combat is being played out, or played out again —that of the presidential election.
On the vast and empty roads along the Pyrenees,
Two women are marching on a blind pilgrimage.
The one is carrying an unborn child in her belly,
The other a huge inflatable hemorrhoid on her back.
A poetic documentary about the Mediterranean brings together a mosaic of images of the southern and the northern coast that the director, writer and poet Nathalie Quintane collected without traveling anywhere – they acquired them through hotel and other publicly accessible webcams.
A wild and enchanting journey in Karen Dalton’s footsteps, the cult singer and her breathtaking voice, friend of Bob Dylan and forgotten muse of the ’60s.
RAGE, a movie about Acid Techno, TB-303, rave parties, disorder, life instinct and death instinct, secret societies and chaos, childhood, noise, pleasure to make music and listen to it, violence and how to answer to it with violence. Love.
In the streets of Geneva, a stationary bus is open three nights a week for any person practising prostiution, regularly or occasionally. Street sexworkers come in to get free condoms, seringues and other risk reduction material, but mostly they come to talk and exchange.
An intimate portrait of three women who share an extraordinary strength. What links Shelly, Sian and Linda? With sensitivity and affection Peter Entell films these three women whose lives come together, weaving a shared story that reveals itself little by little.
Robinson Crusoe is a small island hundreds of kilometres away from the Chilean coast where in 1704 the Scottish sailor Alexandre Selkirk lived the incredible experience that inspired Daniel Defoe's novel of the same name. In 1877 the island becomes the property of a young Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt. Film reveals a utopia that relies on the "purity" of its inhabitants and environment, and offer a potent metaphor for contemporary nationalism and politics of fear.
The film sets a strong and confident frame around the last days of ramshackle Shanghai, a notorious slum of Baku whose bowed and painted walls skirt an operating railline’s single track...
Esperança, 15, has just arrived in France from Angola with her mother. At Amiens station, they don't know where to sleep and look for someone who can help them. Esperança tells us her story in an animated documentary.
What sounds like a feminist utopia, is in Rwanda reality: Since 2008 women form the majority in the rwandan parliament - up to now a global novelty. 20 years after the genocide the country is considered as one of the most progressive countries of the African continent – quick economic growth, technological forerunner position, and a pulsating network of women-activists who in the fight for reconciliation and equal rights have created new spaces for women.
This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club), socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood…
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