Shokri is a prisoner who, on his one-day leave from prison, finds a backpack full of money: instead of using it to pay his debt – the cause of his imprisonment – he tries to find the owner, in order to return the sum. He is “a hero”, being featured on TV and in newspapers.
From 2019, Makino and Knapp have launched a new project Axis of Aion. It uses two video projectors, each projecting live video and fusing them on a single screen.
When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Standing Guard is an adaptation of This House, an earlier film by Coppens and Maissin. Without an introduction, we witness a significant gathering in the corridors of the occupied building of ‘La Voix des Sans-Papiers’ in brussels.
Ouvertures follows the ghost of Toussaint Louverture, a leader in the Haitian Revolution, as he travels from the prison cell in the Jura mountains where he spent his final days to present-day Haiti, where he encounters the Living and the Dead Ensemble as they attempt to “creolize” Monsie
Marie Louise Édouard lives on the island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean. She’s stopped diving for octopus, which used to be her livelihood. Ecological influences and changing markets, rules introduced by politicians defining time frames and access.
One family’s destiny, rhythmed by the course of nature, the changing seasons, the life of a river.
What works in recent years, then, in cinema or otherwise, do you see as having shifted something in the perception of the present?
For four years Eric Baudelaire regularly met with students from the film group at Dora Maar middle school in Saint-Denis. Time for them to grow together, time to find the form of a film in which they would be the true subjects: its characters, its authors and its promise.
After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant, and Sanra his mahout are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers are secretly following them.
A teenage girl sings and interacts with objects around her, lost in her own thoughts. The intimacy of her breathing and her voice remind us of an inner world we have no access to.
After having disappeared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phillip returns home one day without saying a word. Both his mother and teachers suspect that his disappearance may be related to the loss of his father. Only gradually does everyday life get back on track.
Two brothers watch with distress as their parental home is turned into a picturesque Airbnb, London yuppies take over all of the parking spaces with their Land Rovers, and they even lose their place at the bar to drunken tourists on pub crawls.
Illustrates the Virginia Union University football team working together.
A silent film featuring an old consumer product produced at the Westinghouse factory in the filmmaker’s hometown of Mansfield, Ohio in the 1960’s.
A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.
“History isn’t here yet.”
Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult. The news of Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953, shocked the entire Soviet Union.
Initially planned as a traditional biopic of Lev Landau (nicknamed Dau), a Nobel-winning quantum physicist and proponent of free love, Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovskiy started shooting in April 2007, but the production soon transformed into an epic, multidisciplinary project.
On January 5, 1895, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young promising officer of the French Army, is degraded for spying for Germany and is sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island in the Atlantic Ocean off French Guiana.
Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit picks up the biographical pieces of a family torn apart through the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. It is about people who by chance found each other, only then to lose each other.
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
“Herman Asselberghs has worked for almost a quarter of a century at the film department of LUCA School of Arts – Campus Sint Lukas Brussel (also known as Sint-Lukas).
“Speciaal voor SHHH maakt Mariette Michaud een audiovisuele performance waarbij Super8-beelden het decor vormen voor een gezongen ode aan de zee. Water stroomt, beweegt en transformeert zich als een kameleon, gemoduleerd door zang, zeewier en regen.”
Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection of authority and a
In Waiting Working Hours, the voices of the workers are mixed with digital Google Street View images. Their testimonies, in a multitude of languages, form a constructed dialogue about labour, economics and life.
This film by Julia Zakia looks back on the microcosmic world of a bustling hat factory that has closed its doors after many years of operation.
Athens 2018. 44% of youth is unemployed. Five young non-actors are ‘waiting’ for their ‘adulthood’. They represent their own lives yet are captured in a fictional plot. They yearn to forget their idle futures while fooling around in luxurious Airbnb rentals.
Vitalina Varela, 55-year-old, Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband’s funeral. She's been waiting for her plane ticket for more than 25 years.