"I was born beneath this water. I was 10 years old when it all happened. Some things I remember well others are blurred and confused..."
“One day I realized it no longer made sense to make things hang on walls...my canvas is too big to be exposed in a museum room, and sometimes so small that nobody can see it" Lourdes Castro became known as the artist "who took care of shadows"...
Mother and daughter go to a mediation to try to solve a family conflict.
A nostalgic journey through childhood, innocence, and hope formed from the memories of a dreamer who comes to the realization that they aren't the dreamer at all; they are just being dreamed.
Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men tries to recover the legacy of the medieval reformist priest Jan Hus who was burnt to death by inquisition for his criticism and calling for reformation of the Catholic Church in 1415.
Mountain Trip is a cinematic myriorama constructed of hundreds of Austrian postcards, which reflect a country's hackneyed trappings as no other medium can...
How to Save a Fish from Drowning is a quirky film about the death of white rural America.
A documentary about the tourism influence on original ethnic groups that haven’t been affected by civilization so far and about the changes of how they experience their own culture. The documentary takes place on the Russian far north – in the Chukotka region.
The tempestive dash of a scientist in the research of the crystal lattice, he will loose himself until reaching Hiroshima…
Year after year, students from across the country subject themselves to initiation rites when they start college. Hazings, organized by older students, take place throughout the whole first year...
A filmic essay depicting Dubai as a capitalist paradise with all the accompanying risks arising from living on debt, environmental destruction, modern forms of slavery, and other ills of the neo-liberal globalized world...
A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen.
A political documentary about black holes in the Slovak judiciary system and about the state of law in Slovakia...
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...
In 1909 in the mining area around Rožňava one of the most modern mining factories in Europe was built. Almost 65 percent of the local people worked in the total of 17 mines...
To the question “What is a woman?” posed by a television station, a few women filmmakers have responded, including Agnès Varda...
A flight under the Prague’s Railway Bridge in July 1919 and its tragic consequences: the death of the director of YMCA in Prague and a river custodian...
The oldest preserved monothematic film about Prague, capturing the city’s atmosphere at the beginning of the 20th century. Quiet nooks, historical sights, street traffic – unique footage of a tram on the Old-Town Square and traffic bustle on the Charles Bridge.
Montreal. Ti-Red, fresh out of prison, combs every inch of the district in search of his girlfriend. Marco and Rob, high as kites, resort to prostitution.
At Night, They Dance is one family’s story. The film takes us into the heart of a clan of women, in which the art of dancing has been passed down from mother to daughter since time immemorial.
Québec. Super 8 footage. Fragments of an ordinary life connected by silence and by voices. The voices speak of life and death, material things and spirituality, immanence and transcendence.
Antoine, private eye from Montréal, runs, drives, makes decisions and captures sounds. Antoine is five years old and he is blind.
A little portrait of my grandmother Maria. A little film about the end.
IN A NUTSHELL: It is a video-essay about Raya Martin photobombed by my father.
Every two years, the small town of Beverungen, in the middle of Germany, celebrates with particular vigour its “Schützenfest“, the traditional Marksmen's Festival.
“…A brave, unflinching and willingly unpopular and unsavory film showing the most brutal face, and the muscle, of Putin-era Russia, cavorting on a summer beach. …”
Anything can be sold and bought in our modern world. Virginity too. How much is its worth in dollars? Is it worth keeping till marriage?
Young pioneers betrayed their fatherland at the age of 10, fleeing with their parents from the Soviet Union to Israel – or they did as the Manskijs who changed their names, wiped away the traces of their Jewish family history and stayed.
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.
Vladimír Turner’s video balances on the line between abstract and concrete depiction, or rather blends the two. The whole film consists of a single time-lapse scene flowing through time and landscape. In the final part of the video, the images very much remind of the inkblots of the Rorschach test.
Daniel Pitín’s video Noise ranks among “found footage” films based on the variation and post-production of original film material. The video is made up of scenes from the Czech crime drama “The Murderer Hides His Face”, however, each scene has been modified by post-production. The original plot is deconstructed, returning to the very beginning rather than developing forward.
In the video Sandstorm, a Bauhaus building from Dessau, Germany, is set down in the middle of a North-African desert storm. Similarly, collage works present tribal natives embedded in classical European interiors. The presence of indigenous art forms in an empty ‘collectable’ villa, built on the contours of modernism, creates a counter point for cultural assimilation.
Elsa returns to her homeland, Caldas da Rainha, in Portugal to meet her mother. Through this little adventure, we discover the city and the mysterious activities of its inhabitants, as well as elements of Elsa's family history. A crossed impressionist portrait is woven, temporalities become confused, and dreams mingle with reality.
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.
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.
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.
Blind Loves is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at times...
A series of films by the pioneer of Czech cinematography, architect Jan Kříženecký (1868 – 1921), as composed and titled by film collector Bohumil Veselý (1903 - 1971) in the year 1968.
One of the first Czech scientific documentaries, made by the Society of the Friends of Nature, containing footage of the preparation of a frog’s heart, its pulse, and the response of nerves when irritated by electric current. The film was made by the pedagogue and promoter of sciences Bohumil Bauše (1845 - 1924).
Footage of goose breeding at a prospering poultry farm, the future Poultry Company Libuš (closed down in 2007).
The film, shot from a boat floating in St. Johann’s Rapids on the Vltava River, became the first Czech film awarded abroad (Grand Gold Medal at the 1st International Film Exhibition in Vienna in 1912)...
Holidaymakers at a public pool on the river at the Černošice summer resort. The film was produced by Illusion, a company established at the beginning of World War I in Prague.
In addition to film news and documentary films, it also produced film dramas. Most of its
production is considered lost.
Film news from a farming exhibition, horse races, shooting contest, visit to the grave of František Palacký and the funeral of Bedřich Pacák, a member of parliament. It is the only completely preserved documentary news journal by ASUM. Mere fragments have survived from two other newsreels (March 1914, April 1914).
An edited documentary, composed by AB as a montage of film footages shot during the first days of independent Czechoslovakia (October – November 1918), capturing revolutionary events in Prague.
A documentary about Lazara Crystal's flowers shop daily routine in downtown São Paulo.
After teaching young people how to use explosives, former Palestinian fighter Hamdan spent 15 years in prison.
"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."
Synopsis: "João Viana, the crisis of cinema in one minute."
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