A young girl disappears in a forest in the heart of São Paul
What kind of images can possibly inhabit the people who are described as “homeless”? Are there images appropriate for the experience of having no home – of being beside oneself, one might say?
On January 7th 2012, the orthodox Christmas holiday, an Odessian student in order to quietly meditate headed to a wide-stretched maze of former mining tunnels – the so-called catacombs. He knew the place well and planned to stay in there for one night. He has disappeared without trace since.
A film about today’s relationship between humans and technology...
Summer of Goliath is a documentary/fiction hybrid that narrates various stories of the people of the town of Huilotepec in rural Mexico...
Roman Štětina returns to the subject of radio in a documentary project created in collaboration with radio director Miroslav Buriánek. In documenting Buriánek and the members of the KLAS theater ensemble as they prepare a radio adaptation of Kolář’s poetry collection Instructions for Use, Štětina tries to explore radio directing as a distinctive but hidden artistic act...
Recent history dies out in the overgrown landscape of a former German military base where children are playing. Through performances by young protagonists and disturbing commentary that suggests that the innocence of the images isn’t what it appears to be, the film reflects on the phenomenon of violence and encourages us to learn from the past.
On 18th October, 2011, the sheriff of Zanesville, Ohio, got an agitated phone call: the animals that eccentric Terry Thompson was legally keeping on his ranch were roaming the county. Red alert! That night, a heavily armed police force killed more than 56 bears, tigers, wolves, leopards and lions...
Told with light a touch and gentle words, this humorous film straddling the line between documentary and fiction takes a loving look at the story of an old man who devoted his life to aquarium fish and dreams of entering the underwater world. “Those who want, find a way. Those who don’t, find a reason.”...
As a cameraman for Spanish television, Pedro Martin made his name by filming the attempted coup d’état on the Spanish parliament on 23 February 1981. In trying to uncover the secret of her father who disappeared without a trace, the cameraman’s daughter meets characters who are haunted by images of the past...
This documentary essay, containing certain elements of a road movie, traces the journey of several individuals during their trek through the foothills of the Ore Mountains. Its aim is to capture an image of the unstable terrain of the area, which is the result of decades of mining and the subsequent (un)successful reclamation activities...
To become an object of one own's intention.
The documentary film HUMAN study what’s human – out of context. Without familiar purposes and surroundings, the film plays our labeling instinct against the factual meeting with another person. How close can we get to another human before it gets inhuman, – or maybe too human?
2 ladies in a room: a casting agent and an actress. This hybrid documentary deals with empathy, acting and authentisity. Marie starts: “When I enter into a role, I imagine that every individual has a core, with the same potential emotional life.”
A woman's voice and a man's voice speaking in unison: »A woman called Monika, and a man called Hans. Hans documents in writing that Monika has threatened him - her boss, employer and lover – with the withdrawal of her sexual favors if his wife doesn't apologize to her.«
Through an individual story of a gradual memory loss film reflects the attitude of the post communist society towards its recent history.
This film comes from my study trip abroad. Before I set out, I had a nightmare about being devoured by an animal. I subsequently composed the music for the film as a refuge to go with me on that journey, with its people and its places...
Helga and Yann have been friends for a long time. They suffered persecution, those closest to them disappeared, they knew destitution, and exile. They have built a new life for themselves...
Ice hockey - war documentary about leaving your team behind.
The movie “When The Sun Goes Down” is about freedom, identity and self-realization in a relationship. It tells about those serious themes with humor and poetics.
A young director decides to make a film about his friend who wants to return to his town of birth Marseille. In the meanwhile, his friend discovers that he has a half-sister in France and that she is coming to meet him for the first time. The filmmaker starts to doubt about the film and the protagonist's story who quits the film while shooting and leaves to Libya.
Two twins were separated at birth and grew up in Helsinki and Amsterdam without knowing each other, as part of a scientific experiment. The result is incredible: they have both become artists as adults, one is now older than the other - and they have maintained a mysterious telepathic connection...
Trantor, most populated planet of this region of the universe, is the seat of political intrigues. An archaeologist looks for the original planet of the humanity, a man spies him. He does not know that Trantor once was called "Earth".
A passenger train travels across the landscape of the Philippines, while a monologue description of the journey presents fragments of memory and fantasy that look back at the country’s past. This graduate film by debuting filmmaker Jet Leyco is not based on a fixed script, but was made intuitively and spontaneously on location...
White powder, dealers and poseur women in a shady city you hardly get a glimpse of. Not to forget a man who introduces himself as a warrior talking to spirits. All the ingredients are set, the deceit is disclosed right from the start.
This film describes a collective awakening from a war nightmare. A few years after the Balkan conflict, the inhabitants of a village return to their destroyed houses and meet each other again. The dreams they have during these days reenact old wounds.
This is Denmark. This is Denmark’s most sold car. This house’s worth has doubled over the last 3 years. A measuring tape and some hedges.
A Proud Archive is an auto-docufiction that speaks of rejection and disappointment. It tells a tale of a failed artist who surrendered his dream to reality and became a postman...
The paranormal experiment with a train set by psycho-physisist Dr. Johannes Hagel relates to something, which can’t explained in physical terms.
Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk"...
Magda is Czech and Loic is French. They live together in Paris, but it is now about time for Loic to meet Magda’s family. Despite his reluctance, the couple visits Magda’s grandparents for lunch which, unfortunately, does not turn out as expected. Is the cultural difference to blame?
An absurd and secret meeting of two important men Marian Čalfa and Václav Havel in 1989.
Pavel Abrahám’s football documentary offers 22 diff erent viewpoints of who is watching.
The time of exposure is the life span of an object in frame. In this regard, no photo is just a two-dimensional graphic composition - it always has the third, temporal dimension. A photo is a time carrier, the vessel of memory... But whose memory? Of the Face or the Thing or the Landscape which are still on the photo? Of the photographer?
Since weeks it's cold and wet. It's already late, Karl Winter is on his way home. Under dark circumstances he accidentally meets a woman of mysterious fascination - Martha... And so begins a love story of fatal dynamics which throws Karl far off the tracks of reason. Wicked dreams and subliminal changes in Karl's surroundings confirm his feelings that with Martha the uncanniness has also entered his life.
This iconoclastic film, midway between fiction and documentary, explores the "over-sacred" side of Jerusalem. A political gamble for its inhabitants, a myth for its visitors, Jerusalem remains a universal object of desire that borders on fetishism.
Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men tries to recover the legacy of the medieval reformist priest Jan Hus who was burnt to death by inquisition for his criticism and calling for reformation of the Catholic Church in 1415.
A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen.
Antoine, private eye from Montréal, runs, drives, makes decisions and captures sounds. Antoine is five years old and he is blind.
Elsa returns to her homeland, Caldas da Rainha, in Portugal to meet her mother. Through this little adventure, we discover the city and the mysterious activities of its inhabitants, as well as elements of Elsa's family history. A crossed impressionist portrait is woven, temporalities become confused, and dreams mingle with reality.
Blind Loves is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at times...
Synopsis: "João Viana, the crisis of cinema in one minute."
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.
In Caxinas, the relationship between the woman and the fisherman is founded on trust, born of their mutual and complete dependence, which is vital for the survival of the family. The wife trusts and depends on the fisherman to survive, the fisherman trusts and depends on the woman to manage his life.
There should be silence in a museum. And someone should see to it that the silence is there. It’s the logical order of things. However, it might seem weird to somebody.
A man in a grey coat roams the city. He is interested in boys and men. Those good enough for him will get a green bag. Marija is home alone. She is the only woman to get a green bag. But the film does not end quite there.
Already before Marija is born it is clear that she will be a person getting into trouble all the time. However, that’s not all. The most important thing is that she is often alongside firemen. Is it because things around her catch fire?
A hijacker forces a plane to land in Riga, in Latvia. A child hostage wants to lean all about the country where they have landed, so he begins to ask for local chocolate, information about Latvia and so on...
Maria decides to go for a swim in the pool even though it looks deserted and she’s warned that the water is cold. When she gets into the pool she is faced with not only the frigid water, but with her other feelings as well. Like fear.
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