The starting point for this unusual film is an American film production by Bertolt Brecht, inspired by an article in Life magazine. Shortly after arriving in the United States in 1941, the famous writer and playwright was fascinated by a report on the daily lives of a family of “model” farmers who had been invited to live in a “model” home open to the public 12 hours a day...
Wally’s life is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. Helplessness, excessive demands and desperation shape her childhood – a daily struggle for survival.
Excerpts from a television interview with Eugène Ionesco in an adaptation of his absurd story The Colonel’s Photograph, which is dominated by the motif of a swimming pool that conceals drowned bodies. The visual pun is a compilation of techniques: animation, video, 3D graphics, and text, which give the seemingly random scenes a sort of structure.
Film-maker Vladislava Plančíková was born in Felvidek – a multiethnic, Slovak-Hungarian region in the southern part of the Slovak Republic. Far too often Felvidek has been trapped in between the opposing interests of politicians, and far too often its people have been tossed around by the twists of history...
The story of our sad hero Eduard Kirchberger begins during the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Although he was not an actor, Eduard played different characters throughout his life. Karel Fabián (one of Kirchberger’s pseudonyms) changed with the world around him and did so to such an extent that his own daughters are unable to differ between the real memories of their father and those based just on his books...
A pregnant soon-to-be mother is forced to choose whether her beloved child should try to live or not with a cardiac malformation. Feelings of anger, powerlessness and immense grief overwhelm her.
Miroslav Janek observes life in a children’s home through games. He chooses the children like partners for filming, teaches them to handle the camera, and leaves them to film their environment themselves...
On screen, one blank sheet of paper after another is slowly being filled with lines: inhabitants of Aida Refugee Camp (Bethlehem) draw mental maps of their surroundings and tell the stories related to those subjective geographies.
An ironic look at life on the run, with the former Serbian general, accused of war crimes, forced to live like a hermit in a cave.
This is the story of a sixty day long walk in Cape Verde. No mobile phone, no watch, no plans for what to do next – only the bare essentials in the backpack. Out traveller explores the mountains, the villages, the sea, a talking tortoise, the goats, the music, the dry haze, the people of Cape Verde and an essential part of himself.
This animated short by Theodore Ushev is like a whirlwind tour of Russian constructivist art and is filled with visual references to artists of the era, including Vertov, Stenberg, Rodchenko, Lissitsky and Popova.
Built around an intimate interview with the acclaimed Canadian dancer and choreographer, Peggy Baker Four Phrases is an artful animation and documentary hybrid that travels through a variety of techniques to celebrate Baker's work and legacy.
Shui-Bo Wang's feature documentary is a visual autobiography of an artist who grew up in China during the historic upheavals of the ‘60s, '70s and '80s.
In this short film from the Canada Vignettes series, historical events are depicted through simulated 1878 news broadcasts.
As a small user guide of tortures for domestic use, this film-pamphlet presents to you the ABC stages of torture and all its forms...
In movement, you control your life, you're free to come and go, to have gestures... So when you are deprived of the ability to move, as I am...
A windowglass tour of the world proposed to children too young yet to read or write; they simply take a place in the frame by drawing a picture of themselves...
The director’s Italian mother remembers how she followed her Greek husband to Athens in the 1970s.
In August 2006, the monsoon hit the Indian province of Rajasthan like a flood. It rained without a break for 25 days...
Man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, normal, exotic, Drag Queen, Drag King – New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan challenges our notions of gender, sexuality and beauty.
Hand-drawn animation is not the art of moving pictures, but rather the art of drawn movements, claimed the experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren.
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