The dual subjects are the inhabitants of tower blocks in Hackney and the components and conventions of filmmaking.
The Prague Uprising released from stubborn myths, superstitions and the falsifications of history.
Film paints a portrait of the Petr Hájek, head of the presidential chancellery, who is known for his conservative views...
Happy Farm, an organic vegetable farm, is a part of zen-buddhistic monastery called Plum Village, established by a Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh...
A poetic journey to Japan. A discovery of simple things talking the language of humanity…
Home 4 is loosely inspired by Olaf Breuning’s trilogy of films entitled Home, in which the Swiss artist used an actor, home videos, and the aesthetics of trash to explore the phenomenon of home.
How to Destroy Time Machines is a film for your ears. It focuses on Jeph Jerman, an Arizona-based experimental musician, his passion for sounds, and his unique perception of the world.
A portrayal? A sketch? And who is portraying who here? A quest for the Czech experimental writer, translator and poet Bohumila Grögerová; a quest in words that we cannot see, and inner movement that is hardly visible to our eyes and yet changes the wor(l)d.
The word “panchão” was first heard in Macao. From the Chinese “pan-tcheong” or “pau-tcheong”, dictionaries define it as a Macanese regionalism also known as “China cracker” or “Chinese rocket”. Who inhabits the ancient Iec Long Firecracker Factory?
An uncompromising look at the ways privacy, safety, convenience and surveillance determine our environment. Shot entirely at night, the film confronts the hermetic nature of white-collar communities, dissecting the fear behind contemporary suburban design...
Film essay about classical and postmodern supervision mechanisms.
A film about the distance between people living close to each other.
A poetic documentary about the lost film culture in the small villages on the Croatian islands during the second half of the last century. Six witnesses of the time are remembering their favorite films and events related to their viewing and screening experiences, which marked their lives.
Thomas A Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He is known for combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries such as Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In Your Dreams, which have received numerous art and film awards...
The central character, a man who, having leased a feline companion for a single day, laboriously tries to return him the next to avoid a fine and in the process, experiences endless drama.
A minuscule bar-grocery in the industrial city of Kawasaki in Japan is the meeting place for regulars busy drinking cans of beer, chatting about this and that, and betting on bike races.
Drawing on trace elements of Jazz and Arte Povera, Swiss duo Andy Guhl and Norbert Möslang use a range of cracked everyday electronic equipment to create abstract sound environments.
Zuzana Piussi, the director, in the main role of a documentary crime story about the fate of Slovak cinema...
Relatively little export, cultural or otherwise, reaches the west from southeastern Africa. Spurred by curiosity about how knowledge of place spreads, Kuyenda N’kubvina looks at how thought and culture propagate in Malawi...
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.
Summer of 2010. Russia. Fires. Lesha’s village burnt almost totally. The only beings that survived are a gonewild cow, a dog and a cat. Lesha comes to the burnt place to feed them..
Almost 100 Danes -including a cyclist, a minister of finances, a popular actress and 13 single women from province - try to convey a realistic impression of Denmark, different from the usual view as a little, exotic and strange country.
A film in search of traces of Egyptian civilian resistance against military and colonial oppression. An archaeology of January 25th 1952 to January 25th 2012, revealing the stratigraphic layers that build up from the rubble of history. A mystery, an allegory of revolution.
The story is quite simply magnificent. In 1979, to thank the owner of the island of Logoden for authorising the filming of scenes for Mon Oncle d’Amérique, Alain Resnais offered this gentleman, Jean Fraysse, a highquality super 8 camera...
In 1999, the Indigenous Culture Club at the National Taiwan University held a series of annual ceremony activities as a tribute to traditional indigenous rituals.
Cine-poem and sensorial drifting in a French-Senegalese experience of Shadow cinema. Someone who leaves the dying fire without his torchlight is a lost man.
Varziela, Vila do Conde, the biggest Chinatown in Portugal. A man wearing a hat and a missing woman. A high-heeled shoe, a blond wig and a Chinese dress. The confrontation between the East Wind and the Red Dragon; the cardinal points switched as in an ultimate Mahjong game.
Man Loves Dog presents an intimate insight into the world of two German zoophiles, their understanding of themselves and their idea of love.
A young girl disappears in a forest in the heart of São Paul
My brother and I have a mother born in Algeria. Akice, one of my brother friend, has her grand father Harki (muslim involved with France during the independance war). I want to film those two characters to catch the Story the have inside...
In Mexico, first prize winner at Oberhausen Short Film Festival, we are taken to Mexico City and back to Toronto in a timeless, beautifully filmed and paced journey through the 'New World Order’ with images of bullfights, dinosaur graveyards, aquariums, tourists climbing the Aztec Pyramids and the belching smoke of a North American factory polluting the Mexican jungle.
Milica Ostojić a.k.a. Mica Trofrtaljka or Mica Davorika a singer from Milićevci near Čačak (Serbia) by singing the song ”Davorike, dajke” became a big star of new underground music in the seventies in former Yugoslavija. Forgotten for years, she returned to the scene in the film ”Preaty village, preaty flame”, saying the historical sentence: “Shut up mate, erotica”.
The film debut of Karel Vachek, the most important personality in Czech film documentaries and one of the most important names in Czech cinematography as a whole.
A portrait of Sonja, adventurer of the twentieth century, living on an island that she built by herself: Motu Maeva.
Daniel Kötter’s single take film Neues Theater, based on a performance staged in November 2011, examines a moment of fundamental change in the understanding of public space in post-communist Poland.
A group of Pangcah people left their homeland in the eastern Taiwan to seek jobs on the western coast. They drifted from one construction site to another, until they finally settled on a temporarily unclaimed clearing behind a university, building a community far away from home.
In a rural site in Lonquén, a place near Santiago, and hidden inside a mining furnace, the bodies of 15 peasants were found. They had been detained by the police in 1973, a few days after the military coup. Their relatives searched for them for 6 years...
Movie about an abandoned sanatorium in a small spa town. Constructivist building, a celebration of development, a substantiation of the architect´s humanistic vision. Nowadays: it is a modernist ruin of utopia...
Their aim was to contribute to discussion about media manipulation, hence the entire action was called “The Media Reality”. However in the end, it touched upon many other topics. Regardless of the action’s point, the artists were labeled dangerous hackers and digital pirates. The debate about media (in)dependence swiftly turned into a hoax accusation.
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...
Islam Chipsy from Egypt and Aïsha Devi from Switzerland are two musicians whose main strength lies in their live performances, informed by a non-repetitive unique style that YouTube or SoundCloud will never be able to reproduce...
Opera about Poland is a film that functions through collage, combining elements of archival footage, documentary, staged scenes, press reports, social announcements, sale offers and speech excerpts, all in an attempt to answer the question: Pole, who are you?
ôtênaw is a film documenting the oral storytelling of Dwayne Donald, an educator from Treaty 6, Edmonton Canada.
A film shot exclusively by refugee Emanuel, as he smuggles himself “the other way”: out of Europe and into Africa. Emanuel gives his unique perspective on modern life and as he invite us on his escape from Europe...
The film tells us the story of the confrontation between a group of trendy urban artists who are invited to make public art in different villages of one of Portugal’s poorest and most isolated regions: Alentejo.
An elderly man is on his deathbed. It is the Russian filmmaker Pavel Kogan. He lives together with his wife Lyalya, also a filmmaker, in Jerusalem. Old friends from Russia, paying them a visit, are making a film about them. The atmosphere is relaxed and homely...
A documentary film about a Czech minority living in Romania. The film was made in 1981 - 1983 during the totalitarian regime of Nicolae Caucescu.
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