Do you already have plans for your summer trips? Here are a few tips to inspire you! We have prepared a selection of films to keep you on the move. While the new arrivals in our catalog include the funeral road movie Calabria and the travelogue collage Opera about Poland, you should definitely not miss the film classics that will guide you through the world of which often only nostalgic memories remain. These include Chris Marker’s Sunless and the iconic 66 Scenes from America by Danish director Jørgen Leth. You just won’t grab a hamburger with Andy Warhol anywhere else.
Calabria is a Swiss documentary road movie which will take you from Switzerland to the tip of Italy. The guides on your way to the south, and to the other shore, will be two employees of a funeral home taking the deceased to his native village. Do you have any idea what can await you on the last journey with the Serb Jovan, who believes in the afterlife, and his strictly rational Portuguese colleague José? The film won the award for the best international film at Doclisboa and a special mention at Visions du Réel in Nyon.
The travelogue collage Opera about Poland is a postcard from Central Europe which became the best Central and East European film at 21st Ji.hlava IDFF. While the search for the Polish soul may seem hysterical and disharmonious at times, you wouldn’t expect an idyllic notion of a homeland in the Polish corner of the world anyway. “I guess we need psychotherapy. But before that we should take a look at our country and at ourselves. I believe there is something like the spirit of a country and the spirit of time,” says director Piotr Stasik about his film.
But that is not the end of your film adventures. Don’t be afraid to discover unknown landscapes with us, whether you are more intrigued by the Polish journey across Iceland (Pawel and Wawel), the search for the obsessive human need to control the surrounding world, including nature and weather (The Weather War), or the exploration of the Far East inside and outside a Chinese train (The Iron Ministry). Have a safe journey!
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