City of Signs is a journey through the films of Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
Somewhere, sometime.. a world in which time runs the same as stones are falling implacably on stones...
A threefold portrait, presenting the reality within the limits of a subjective view, puts together the lives of an increasingly more remote writer and musician; a hacker, dreaming his dream of transformation into a purely virtual existence in the depths of technology; and an undertaker, unrealistic raconteur, living on the history of half-mythical Sudetenland.
A lightning documentary inspection in Zambia, which, despite being one of the largest exporters of copper in the world, is increasingly more dependent on the world's help, because having privatized the mines, the export of raw materials no longer brings any fortune.
In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home, set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer, make babies.
Fragments of spaces and times, remains of eras and places inhabited only by memories and ghosts. Traces of things which time, the elements, nature and human action have modified and still do. With the passing of time everything that was cease to exist, eventually becoming into something else.
Watch a BONUS chapter from the film Cooking History for FREE. A story of Serbian army cook Novic Stankovič – Šapoň who baked the biggest Pljeskavica in the world and died as a volunteer in the war in Kosovo in 1999.
A grandmother dies and leaves behind hours of secret film and audio recordings as well as an envelope with the words "Must read after my death", which reveal a dark history for her family to discover.
This is a two-part experimental film that explores the very nature of creativity. The second part – “Confession” – reveals the behind-the-camera reality and the brutal creative process which can sometimes lead to certain constraints.
“Man-Horse” is a film about an old farmer, Jonas, and his horse. It is an intimate story about the existential relationship between human and animal; it is about solitude and the daily effort to survive.
The film seeks to convey the senselessness and beauty of his daily life.
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 main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic.
The film is about Uzupis, a part of Vilnius old town. The film depicts the atmosphere of decaying part of the town and reveals the anticipation of something about to happen. May be, a new flight of Icarus.
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.
or Journey to the Beginning of Time of Economic Transformation: The rise and fall of the local football club is typical for Czech football, politics and business of the 1990s, revealing not only beautiful goals but also mysterious sponsors, corruption or doping.
This is a personal exploration of the physical and mental repercussions of emigration.
Václav Klaus in the role of harvester driver.
Yogyakarta, 2009. In a recruitment center, women undergo training to become maids. Ten of thousands of them leave each month for Asia and Middle East.
The Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic is now in a very difficult situation.The majority of economic immigrants come to the Czech Republic already with huge debts.
Devil Hides in Doubt is a film about the emotional push and pull of work, its demands and absurdities, and the struggle for fulfilment.
PORTRAIT OF A MAN is a rough but beautiful documentary film about the crisis of a man in his forties and his desire for a better life; its a story of parenthood, alcohol, Finnish man and his desire for love.
“Not to Go and not to Stay” is a short film about an inner conflict of enforced voyage or migration, the simultaneaous and interfering wish to stay in a place as well as to leave it.
This life is lost in dust / day by day the blossoms fall / year by year the people go / cold mountain trail never ends / even now you do not know? The reality is asking the shadow.
Through shocking self-surveillance documentation we are swept into a pro-paranoia docutective with a perpetrated Arend, a Champion Leaque consumer, a Lawyer and Drugs scientists. Dutch gentlemen that relate 24/7 to the illegal drug Cocaine.
Director Olga Sommerová examined the private lives of three Czech women born before WW2, during the time of the first Czechoslovak Republic. Important artists whose work more often wins recognition abroad than at home, the three women radiate energy and wisdom.
This tragicomic documentary by Erika Hníková describes life in the Czech village of Běšina through members of three local associations. he heroes of the film are a voluntary firefighter named František, a hunting club member named Mates, and a member of the Sokol athletics association named Pavel.
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.
The documentary records the construction carried out in extremely difficult conditions, its changes and the reactions of various people. Can this small house on four legs last till the next spring?
Story of authors Revolutionary grandmothers. They all three fought for what they believed – anarchism, communism, freedom movement, and all three had to pay for that.
By means of the accelerator, the scientists want to simulate the situation shortly after the Big Bang. As a result, they hope to acquire basic information about the structure of mass and reveal the last secrets of the universe.
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...
Nothings demonstrates the fragility of human life more clearly than the sight of a newborn child. And so the film Into the World begins, though slowly and quietly, with an alarming image: that of a gasping infant in an incubator.
The director set a static, hidden camera in a small consulting room and persistently followed visits of a hundred of patients...
A story about a man who suffers from guilt, because he tried to engage youth in some form of occult forces but turned against him.
Film about searching maternal instinct under the microscope.
A feature-length documentary about repression, the anti-terrorist act and the events that happen within our common borders.
In the first Czech documentary filmed in 3D, the inhabitants of a village in northern Moravia were given the chance to send a message into space that would show how they live today.
The director uses the word tramping to describe his reportage from a journey where he set out without food, money or clothing, only with his camera and with the goal of finding out if he could survive.
Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life.
Corridor #8 tells the story of the everyday life of people living along a non-existing road through the Balkans...
What the women of Varshets did not foreseen when they left is that they would encounter loneliness – the loneliness of someone who is held up in one place for 24 hours a day. And the pain from the separation with their children…
What happens to asylum-seekers once they’ve reached Italian coasts?
A dog’s funeral becomes part of a chain of absurd events including a tomato ketchup battle, a reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz and a motorbike show. Its common denominator is the commercial interest of sponsors and big buisness, the ambivalent winners of privatization and participants of numerous coruption affairs...
Hard-hitting documentary about the perils and promises of globalization.
Best Central European Documentary Film, IDFF Jihlava 2005
This peculiar and grotesquely sad inner documentary is about childlike people growing old, about their world gradually shrinking around them and their small, fragile lives in a poor and harsh rural environment.
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...
This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards.
In August 2006, the monsoon hit the Indian province of Rajasthan like a flood. It rained without a break for 25 days...
Loss of family space, work space, urban space and memory space. These four subdivisions of space tested by time, searching for and responding to each other, contaminated by chaos in a town falling apart.
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