2011-2020

Gregory Monro – Kubrick par Kubrick AKA Kubrick by Kubrick (2020)

Synopsis
Stanley Kubrick was very quiet. This bewitching documentary gives us the rare opportunity to hear the rare words of a filmmaker as brilliant as he is secretive, through the interviews he gave to film critic Michel Ciment. Inspired by Kubrick’s famous travelling shots, slow camera movements take us on a walk through a labyrinthine museum, with a décor inspired by “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Read More »

Maryam Touzani – Adam (2019)

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Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever. Read More »

Yuval Adler – Bethlehem (2013)

Synopsis:
Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence. Read More »

Marwa Arsanios – Have you ever killed a bear? or Becoming Jamila (2014)

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A video that uses the history of a magazine – Cairo’s Al-Hilal ‘50s and ‘60s collection – as the starting point for an inquiry into Jamila Bouhired, the Algerian freedom fighter. An actress designated to play her role is showing the magazine’s covers to the camera. From the different representations of Jamila in cinema to her assimilation and promotion through the magazine, the performance attempts to look at the history of socialist projects in Egypt, anti-colonial wars in Algeria, and the way they have promoted and marginalized feminist projects. Read More »

Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel – DAU. Nora Mother AKA DAU. Nora Mama (2020)

Once just a girl from the provinces, Nora is now married to a successful scientist and lives together with her family within the confines of a secret and privileged Moscow institute. Nora is visited by her mother for the first time since her wedding. Her mother closely observes the atmosphere within the couple’s home, trying to work out whether her daughter is happy. During the course of their intimate conversations the complexity of their contradictory relationship is revealed. Read More »

Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis – II (2014)

An old groom walks in the open horizon towards a bride waiting for him. They meet but the distance between them starts to grow once again. Read More »

Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis – Astrometal (2017)

Two boys and a girl prepare for nightclubbing in the heart of Athens. Arriving, they face a deserted club, where music plays blaring but there is no one to listen. There, one by one falls asleep as they surrender themselves in a collective dream. Read More »