Best Central European Documentary, IDFF Jihlava 2006
Originally the film was intended to be a portrait of a day in the life of a Japanese woman. The result is a narrative imbued with subtle humour about how the Polish filmmakers set out to pursue their original concept for the film of which they ultimately achieve almost nothing...
20 Women born in the year 1906 share their memories in a film that turns stories of long-ago lives into remarkable landscape paintings and images of current events.
Morgane has just turned eighteen. She lives with her father and brother in a typical suburb of Paris. When she’s not in school, Morgane reads Russian poetry, calls herself and idiot endlessly on her blog, wanders through the streets of her painful childhood, regretting that things weren’t easier...
The Hradčany district of Prague. A 16th century building, which abuts the Foreign Ministry, is one of the few places in the area still inhabited by its original, pre-Revolution tenants.
Prague has applied for candidacy for the 2016 Olympic Games. The idea of the capital turning into the world's largest sporting venue polarizes Czech people.
The mother and daughter, two directors, two generations, discuss issues that are framed by these relations of family, profession and age as friendly duel.
Scratched film stock that reminds us that film remains in a state of birth, a shocking poem of physical suffering and the danger of organized violence that can be denied by a cynical but free gesture.
Szirtes's masterful experimental work is a dazzling composition of several years of filming within an industrial macro/microcosm, an abstract model of revolution and the beauty of daybreak.
Photographic and filmic portraits of women with engaged and disengaged expressions, forced smiles, nodding, evasive; the film's description gives a source for the photographs, but their authenticity is uncertain.
Although it consists of only 20 shots, Sunday. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas is a rich allegory that one can read in several different ways. Religious references and allusions to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot urge themselves upon us, and Matelis's view of reality is just as sad as it is humorous.
The film based on a strange old pagan tradition, still preserved in only one village in Semogitia (a part of Lithuania). The tradition goes back to the archaic space of the magic’s of folk theater.
Short documentary film about a MSF (Doctors without Borders) mission in Guatemala. The mission deals with sexual violence in the capital.
A film add of the forever unhappy man with a fixed idea that "something is about to happen", always waiting for the moment to start to live.
Memories don’t need a space, but the bodies and the objects.
What am I doing with them? What is left after death? - A last film about my father.
Béla, a retaired hungarian biomolecular scientist is waiting for death. In the meantime, he has some things to say.
Documentary film about Konev smeltery in Kladno, Czech Republic. During the communist period the Konev smeltery in Kladno produced "peace steel", which was meant to be poured down the throats of imperialists.
“Black Heart” is a film about aftermath. It follows three New Yorkers, each struggling with the process of loss. The forth character is New York, as it pulls itself together after the 9/11 tragedy and the scar that has remained.
The war report on a Christmas concert of local pop stars for Bosnian soldiers.
BROKEN SPACE the television broadcast as the ruination of the image - each previous instant determines the transience of whoever is watching.
Pavel Kohout precisely records anything that happens on any given day in his diaries; we can therefore recall the social and personal vicissitudes in the life of a Czech writer.
Berlin and Beirut were occupied, destructed, divided, reconstructed and today people still say "East and West" in both cities.
This documentary is the first report on videotherapy, a new and unexplored branch of psychology in Bohemia.
In the late 1960’s, four strong men from a local bar in Wroclaw in southwest Poland carried a 150 kg heavy German-made "credenza" from one side of the Zgodna street to the other. Then it disappeared.
User’s manual for aliens from Perelandra.
Hamas have just won the Palestinian elections and a chocolate bar in a Rotterdam hotel room eventually reminds the filmmaker that there are more important things going on in the world outside. Exactly one year later he returns to the same city and checks in at a very different hotel.
This is a gentle and slightly absurdist documentary about the Ardoteli family in the mountains of Georgia who discovered that a Chechen helicopter carrying cheese had crashed by their house.
Two years after the end of the Second World War, Film Journal No. 1 was released in Sarajevo, and four years after the collapse of the Communist bloc this newsreel, which has only survived on nitrate film, was lost in the confusion of the fighting in Yugoslavia....
A little superficial reportage from the big superficial world of Czech porn business.
Troop No. 731 was a secret unit of the imperial armywhich tested biological weapons during WW2.
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