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.
Devil Hides in Doubt is a film about the emotional push and pull of work, its demands and absurdities, and the struggle for fulfilment.
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.
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.
Václav Klaus in the role of harvester driver.
This is a personal exploration of the physical and mental repercussions of emigration.
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.
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.
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.
The main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic.
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 seeks to convey the senselessness and beauty of his daily life.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somewhere, sometime.. a world in which time runs the same as stones are falling implacably on stones...
City of Signs is a journey through the films of Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
A little girl throws a fit when the television is turned off. What's going on? Everyone seems either hypnotized, addicted, or turned into a vegetable by the tube. Her father, a TV journalist, decides to get to the bottom of it.
This film follows the development of the enemy's figure in Soviet film and the role of Baltic actors in creating it.
Through raw images of cruel and unusual news items, gathered from journalists and amateur video directors, director Huang Weikai and his film Disorder take us into the chaos of a Chinese society scarred by an overwhelming urbanization.
Five directors from Central Europe contribute to making an international film reflecting a unique moment of forming of a new European community.
Operation Spring is a documentary triller about how Austria recently tested its new law and methods of investigation. It is a step-by-step unraveling of the actual events and a meticulous study of the core incriminating evidence as seen from different angles.
Two years ago, Zohar Wagner, then 34, decided to tear away the cloak of silence that enveloped her bourgeois family. Her mother had a five year affair with a man ten years her junior, and Zohar, at the age of twelve, was an accomplice to the secret.
Documentary about an ordinary life of two workers demonstrates that behind problems and conflicts there are just ordinary human feelings and desires.
This is the unique story of a love and hate triangle built around something one cannot see, touch or weigh: radio waves.
Short documentary film about a MSF (Doctors without Borders) mission in Guatemala. The mission deals with sexual violence in the capital.
In 1974, the woman committed suicide. In 1997, I saw the man for the first time again. He was still living in the same apartment he had moved into with his wife and child 41 years ago. The apartment had remained virtually unchanged. The man is my father.
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.
Distinguished Czech documentarist Jana Boková, who lives in Argentina, decided for her latest film to find out exactly what the word “exile” means. Her first stop is Prague where, after a period of 40 years, she meets up with a friend from her school days, the philosopher Václav Bělohradský.
Timo Novotny's film is a remix of the film Megacities, a visually opulent essay about life in several big cities around the world, which was filmed in 1997 by the Austrian director Michael Glawogger.
An insight into today's Iran, through a simple device: following a group of firemen in Tehran.
We shall see the country in its critical moments, when tongues untie, when gestures are more spontaneous, and doors open more easily.
King of Velichovky is an authentic story of Karel Saisser who lived in Velichovky on the Czech-German boundary in 1930s and 40s.
Daddy and Lili Marlene is a lose sequel to the “King of Velichovky” part. The story is narrated from the poin-of–view of little Eva who recollects her memories of Velichovky farmstead and mainly her parents: daddy and Lili. The private films present us with an intimate view of their life and the relationships within the family.
Statuary of Granddad Vinda is a story of sculptor Vincenc Havel who lived in the Opava region of north-Moravia in the 1950's. His film memories are a set of images that nicely depict this interesting personality, which is firmly anchored in the milieu of 1950s.
The life story of each of us is unique and unrepeatable. The „Private Century“ shows history as intimate human stories. The fate of two generations of Hvanhara family depicted through 1920 - 1970 is an apt reflection of the fate of Czechoslovakia of 20th century.
History is a mosaic of unrepeatable human destinies. Another part of the the cycle Private Century deals with 40s and 50s of the last century. The source of narration of a life story are private film archives of Šlechtl family.
Small Russian Clouds of Smoke narrates a story of Popov family, who settled in Prague and became one of prominent families of the pre-war Russian emigration in Czechoslovakia. Life turmoil he captured on his cine-camera brings a unique testimony of life 70 years ago.
We Want Roses Too aims to portray the deep change brought on by the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.
Heinz and Fred, father (70) and son (25) live beneath the same roof in the small village of Ahlsdorf in the Mansfelder Land, central Germany. They live in a huge realm of steal and trash where they have already restored numerous very old and broken machines...
The film tells the story of three friends and their long years of drug addiction in a small village in the Mansfelder region of East Germany.
Eberswalde, Germany - Just outside of Berlin, Karl Szmolinsky is contacted by the North Korean government to send his "German Giants" to Pyong Yang. What happens next is beyond his wildest imagination.
A document asking question about about humility and faith in the power and mercy of God and the earthly life of those who believe in his glory.
The quick shots present life in a home in the suburbs and simultaneously come together in a kind of hallucinated reality to compose a portrait of the artist.
The winning film at the Oberhausen short film festival, Rugby Boyz presents a disturbing and compressed portrait of life in a poor neighbourhood in a Philippine town, where among the shacks the only source of entertainment for children is karaoke, rugby, and sniffing paint thinner.
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