2011-2020

Mati Diop – In My Room AKA Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales #20 (2020)

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Made during confinement, In My Room plunges us into the poignant story of a woman at the twilight of her life, through recordings of the director’s deceased grandmother. Living rooms become stages where life is performed. Windows become portals to the lives of others. Read More »

Ela Thier – Foreign Letters (2012)

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Foreign Letters is a beautifully stamped love letter to friendship and to the everlasting essence of relationships between human beings. We all long to connect. We long for affection, for love, for meaning, for understanding, and for someone we can be there for and who can be there for us.

The story is simple but profound because of how relatable it is on an entirely universal level. The basic establishment of the plot is that an immigrant girl who has moved with her family from Israel finds herself adjusting to a new life in America and while adjusting to the new school, education system, and general lifestyle she meets a Vietnamese girl who is growing up also amidst the surrounding culture climate of the times. Read More »

Akshay Indikar – Sthalpuran AKA Chronicle of Space (2020)

After his father’s disappearance, eight-year-old Dighu seeks refuge from loneliness in his imagination and diary entries. Read More »

Rosa Friedrich – Topfpalmen AKA Potted Palm Trees (2020)

The dress is too lavish and the toilet cubicle too small for the bride to fit in. The ballroom is jam-packed and the mood is alarmingly good. Something is about to burst: the groom’s delusion of grandeur? The pregnant belly of deaf Betti? Her step-father’s patience? Or the wine-filled bladder of his ex-wife? Read More »

Victor Kossakovsky – Gunda (2020)

Documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.

It is a film about pigs, cows and chicken. Black and white. Without words. Without music. Victor Kossakovsky is offering not just a mesmerizing poetic work of art but also a wonderful life experience. We get to know Gunda the sow, her family and neighbors, and it gives us the reason to think about the secret of consciousness and the value of life of those with whom we share this planet. Read More »

Achille Mauri – Carie (2020)

The perception of a place, the idea we create of it and the emotions it arouses in us are closely linked to the type of interaction between different aspects. Carie is the discovery of a new dimension of climbing, but at the same time an excuse to stop and reflect on what it means to maintain a balance between safeguarding the environment and human development, creating a multiparty discussion on the matter. It is a journey that began in one way and was transformed during the course of the project, one piece at a time, thanks to a succession of encounters during the search for possible climbing routes in the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps. Read More »

Sara Ristic – Moj Tata, Klovn AKA My Dad, the Clown (2020)

As many parents are, Sara’s are divorced. As few parents are, Sara’s dad is a professional clown. After a major life event, Sara has the opportunity to finally spend quality time with her dad and meet the person behind the clown. Read More »