A surreal report from the peripheries of 'the people's home'. Maggie, a Kenyan woman who loves gold jewellery and suffers from severe pigeon phobia, lives in a Malmö suburb. A journey into a wild, life-affirming and mentally disordered world.
I remember him as two dads. One was with us and played the piano, drew, sang, made people laugh. But there was another dad as well. Who found it hard to look people in the eyes.
Who was scared of something. Erik Bäfving
Take a deep breath in…and out," a soothing female voice says. We see a young woman putting makeup on an old woman's face, a marathon man running, an old woman lying in bed, recreational swimmers, a sewing machine stitching away...
Some things can be seen more clearly at night...
The Monastery is the story about the 82 year old bachelor Mr. Vig - who has never known love - and Sister Amvrosija, a young Russian nun who by chance or destiny, becomes part of his life.
In January 2010, a series of previously unreleased newsreels, produced by the Office of War Information during World War Two, was included in the Prelinger Archives Collection...
Where? The Baumettes prison in Marseille. More precisely, the medical and psychological unit, where women psychiatrists have deliberately chosen to work.
JJA are his initials. This is the portrait of those initials: JJA in the garden, JJA in a deckchair on his balcony, in his office, in his bathroom.
An official selection at Cannes, Toronto and Berlin, this quiet comedy takes us back to the late 1950’s and the Cold War, when the white sandy beaches of Latvia were part of the Soviet Union’s frontier.
The oak tree in Seja is roughly 700 years old. Around this monumental tree, the peaceful and repetitive life goes on in the village, a group of houses in the middle of the forest.
A film about the daily life of Martins, a handicapped child who will always be dependent on his parents.
The story is imaginary but based on real events. An incident has occurred at an average post-Soviet school in Latvia. Somebody has defecated in the attic.
The Tallin-Kaliningrad bus crosses three borders during one night: Estonian-Latvian, Latvian-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-Russian.
What is there left in life, when you are old, poor and lonely?
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...
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 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.
Three elderly country bachelors idle away their time amidst semi-wild nature, closer to birds and pond fish than to humans.
Rubiks’ Road is a bicycle path built in the 1980s and named after Alfreds Rubiks, leader of the Latvian Communist party at the time.
Santa Claus lives on the fourth floor of an apartment block. Santa owns seven dogs, six cats, two rabbits, one crow, one pigeon, one chinchilla, one guinea pig, ten degus and some fish...
A Comunidade (The Community) is a short documentary focused on CCL the oldest camping park in Portugal.
This film explores the continuous journey between the past and the present. In the sense of change, like the natural condition of a river and of man. In low flight across the water, from the source in the mountains to its mouth, we witness the consequences of the indifference of man towards nature. But the river resists. Because everything that runs deep is revealed at the surface.
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.
In the beginning the idea was to make something from nothing, in a neutral and unknown place. Collect images and sounds instead of producing them.
“A Rua da Estrada” travels around Portuguese roads, with its very peculiar landscapes – a seismograph of passing time. Voiced by geographer Alvaro Domingues, the film shows us a trip around Portugal as it is.
Professor Pavel Kolář, the Head of the Rehabilitation Clinic at the Motol University Hospital, is a physiotherapist who believes more in the brain than in the muscles. Muscles are only components in a system. And a successful therapy requires knowledge not only of the individual components, but of the system as a whole.
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.
Alouate, born in Tangier in 1996, lives on the streets since the age of ten...
An old building in Beirut becomes a complex protagonist with a private life of its own...
The patience, skill and craftsmanship of a father who, for fifty years has made pastries and ice-creams in his shop in the noisy city-centre of Beirut.
Images of a life accomplished in the bitter-sweetness of passing time.
In the suburbs of Córdoba, young cartoneros, collectors of cardboard and recyclable materials whose skills are passed down from father to son, learn the ropes while dreaming of a better life.
When I was 14 years old, my mother wrote a book about a boy that unexpectedly survived a hard disease. It was my boyfriend and I got into the book as well.
Fighting death when new life is coming. “There is a strange regularity to the number beings that die when others are expected to be born.”
The disparate duo of Rozálie and Luděk try to understand the absurdity of nationalism that has left its mark in the region.
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.
What was once a locus of emigration has become a locus of immigration due to the influx of migrants from Africa, Romania or the Ukraine who have come to Italy...
Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: “Why the pain and annoyance if I am healthy?”
Pregnant Mariena and her cousin Roman live with their families in a poor Roma village in the East of Slovakia. They both admire the Czechoslovak pop stars Karel Gott and Dara Rolins...
A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village, and their mayor who, in an effort to maintain the village population, sets out to bring them together.
A documentary featuring the attempt by Gypsy leader Vlado Sendrei and his team to win elections in “white” Slovakia.
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.
A documentary about the wondrous passion of Carmen Martinek, who takes movie theaters as her lovers...
Throughout the XX century, Portugal was a country of emigration. The economy was so weak that half of the Portuguese working population was working abroad – looking for better wages and sending money back home. But for a certain period things seem to have changed...
"There are those who think about fleeing. A police car in the corner. An ambulance. My friends in the film industry ask what's going on. A woman runs across the street."
After teaching young people how to use explosives, former Palestinian fighter Hamdan spent 15 years in prison.
A documentary about Lazara Crystal's flowers shop daily routine in downtown São Paulo.
Blind Loves is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at times...
Through funny, serious or unusual portraits of Ramallah inhabitants, Flavie Pinatel attempts, with this film, to get this city out of its tragedy and reveal it as a beating heart, a 21st century city.
In an era obsessed with identification, the art group Ztohoven undertook an experiment in order to see how much could be done with your own and with a borrowed identity.
Minhocão is a film portrait which give perspectives on the being and becoming of the modernist building complex Pedregulho build by Eduardo Affonso Reidy in Rio de Janeiro.
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