"Since 2011, as an author and in a frantic and committed fashion, I record music and dance expressions of various kinds all over the country..."
Since comets have been recorded, they’ve augured disaster: catastrophe, messiahs, upheaval and end times. A short film about these meteoric ice-cored fireballs and their historic ties to divination that combines imagery of 15th-18th century European broadsides with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory footage...
In a confrontation with her mother Olga Sommerová, the maker of the documentary enters into dialogues about life. A friendly duel between two generations, two women - mother and daughter.
Seven years of journeys, a selection of 150 hours of video material with scenes from Berlin, Leipzig, Brussels, Thessaloniki, Prague, Athens, Kassel, Naoussa, Erfurt, Krakow...
director Milan Balog / Slovakia 2004 / 8´/ Between the Seas /
Béla, a retaired hungarian biomolecular scientist is waiting for death. In the meantime, he has some things to say.
Yiorgos Panteleakis’s documentary takes a full contact approach to the protests that took place in Athens in late May 2011 against the country’s austerity measures, as well as the violence used by the police while quelling the protests. The series of unpolished scenes includes footage shot not only by the filmmakers but also by the participants themselves. The demonstrations are presented as spontaneous, wild, and uncoordinated events.
Through the character of Morgane, this film depicts the moment in life when a young woman - caught between adulthood and being a child - charges forward in life, armed with self-protection and carrying her baggage.
1982 is not a year, it is a number. It is the number of massacres that occurred in Colombia. Using a Hollywood film from 1919, the film is a portrait of distant and yet persistent peoples and individuals, an observation of the gesture that survives despite the blind light cast upon them by time, routine or indolence.
This short film from Arthur Lipsett is an abstract succession of unrelated views of the passing crowd. A commentary on a machine-dominated society, it is often cited as an influence on George Lucas's Star Wars and his conceptualization of "The Force."
A unique way of life that repeats itself every day, slowly transformed Imre and Piroska in some museum exhibits. In a quiet and isolated world we meet a couple whose existence begins to depend on the interaction with a different world and the absurd within. Yet, their life stands still, like in a museum diorama, from which they are trying to break through.
Have you ever wondered what it is to live with a lead helmet on your head?
In the heart of the Himalayan hills, shamans travel through the intangible. Their souls explore the world of spirits and ancestors to relieve human beings from their pain. Each one has their own methods: 3 stories: 3 frames of mind; 3 shamans.
The film 31 Endings/31 Beginnings is a film debut of the Rafani art collective. The outline of the work consists of mapping of Prague's mostly “underground” culture...
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 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.
A study of Alexander Kiellands Plass in Oslo. A documentary that explores loneliness and powerlessness in our ideal of 'freedom'. Is freedom a question of uncertainty or happiness, action or condition?
As a visual narrative 66 scener fra America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is...
Troop No. 731 was a secret unit of the imperial armywhich tested biological weapons during WW2.
Students demonstrate against a tuition increase. For 37 days, they occupy university offices. Any resemblance to recent events is completely intentional...
Wilfried refers to himself as ‘king one-eye in the land of the blind’. This land lays in Merksplas’ prison in Belgium and the blind are the internees who reside in the prison without treatment. Mentally ill criminals in Belgium are not held responsible for their actions but become separated from society. There criminal acts range from murder to stabbing fire of a bike...
The passage of time, of the river, of the clouds. Hundreds of people rush to board a boat that will take them to work. Behind them, the dormitory town: a space beyond time where landscape and identity are ardently shaped by the ambiguities of the world of work.
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.
Film uses the aesthetics of cell phone cameras, which the director used after he was diagnosed with angina and his doctors recommended fast walking. He has transformed the 3,000 kilometers he walked over three years into a collage of playful, experimental, and lyric moments and family and social situations, all seen with a sense of tenderness and irony.
A long summer day on the river Drina. This may sound like a serene picnic – and it would be, hadn’t the river retreated to its riverbed...
A poetic tale about the lives of several individuals as they struggle to live in an automobile dominated society.
Excerpts from a Beijing University student diary during China's Cultural Revolution. As Lin Biao said: "We must firmly implement the Chairman Mao Zedong's instructions, whether we understand them or not".
The director set a static, hidden camera in a small consulting room and persistently followed visits of a hundred of patients...
"Hey Dad, you died suddenly." The filmmaker, trying to make sense of the way his father chose to die, opens several boxes, all that is left behind. The forgotten photos, letters and home videos take the film back to the 1970s Yugoslavia, when his parents became lovers.
A fantasmatic immersion in the heart of Marseille's industrial port - a world apart, now about to disappear...
A low-level flight is a story from 1960's and 70's of relationship of Káťa and Franta who was an ace fighter pilot in the Czechoslovak army.
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 starting point for this unusual film is an American film production by Bertolt Brecht, inspired by an article in Life magazine. Shortly after arriving in the United States in 1941, the famous writer and playwright was fascinated by a report on the daily lives of a family of “model” farmers who had been invited to live in a “model” home open to the public 12 hours a day...
What am I? A revolt against you? Isn´t this story just another provocation? Constant fight?
A Proud Archive is an auto-docufiction that speaks of rejection and disappointment. It tells a tale of a failed artist who surrendered his dream to reality and became a postman...
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.
“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.
In the maritime boarding school IBIS in Ostend (BE), boys learn how to read the sea and work on a fishing boat. They look at the sea, captured in maps. On sea maps, there are no storms and there is no time. But the sea is capricious and her face is always changing.
An absurd and secret meeting of two important men Marian Čalfa and Václav Havel in 1989.
A stroke of Butterfly Wings a view into the family background of composer Václav Felix from the 1930’s to 1980’s. It shows the sequence of events and context in which Václav’s politically involved procommunist attitude was formed.
Director and poet Jørgen Leth is amongst other things obsessed with bicycle racing as a ritual expression of human victory and defeat, and from this obsession he made the unique »A Sunday in Hell«...
Pripyat was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. It was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster.
On March 31st 2011 the small island Mayotte in the Indian Ocean officially received the status as the 101st department of France. Since that day, a new external frontier of the European Union separates Mayotte from Anjouan, its African sister-island belonging to the Union of the Comoros. Both Islands were for a long time part of the French colonial empire...
From Arthur Lipsett (Very Nice, Very Nice and 21-87), another incisive short film that looks at human might, majesty and mayhem.
The filmmaker immersed himself into this film as he approaches the complexity of textual manipulation and the impossibility of communication. Does everything become useless when one transcends boundaries inside the mind?
A family portray made on the road. A mother and a daughter are setting off to a journey following the memories of the eldest daughter/sister missing in the portray. As we approach the end of the journey, we het to the core of the topic, brought to both women by the absence of the family member.
A Will to Dance is a story about Margit, an elderly Jewish lady from Prague, who reconstructs her life story for the first time in front of her daughter and granddaughter... Watch for free!
A portrait of Jáchym Topol, a poet and a novelist... Watch for free!
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