2011-2020

Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel – DAU. Katya Tanya (2020)

Katya, a young librarian, believes in love, but her ideals are crushed by reality. After a string of disappointing affairs, Katya finally finds tenderness and understanding in the arms of her colleague, a journalist called Tanya. But then the First Department interferes: the state security services see this relationship as unacceptable for a Soviet woman. Read More »

Titas Laucius – Seima AKA Family Unit (2019)

Eimantas and Migle have been together for only a couple of months. Migle’s grandfather has been living in an apartment that is too big for him. That’s why Migle’s parents decide that he is finally going to live with them. In order to please his girlfriend, Eimantas comes to the grandfather’s home to help Migle’s family move all the furniture. But not every family member is happy about the presence of Eimantas. Read More »

Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk – DAU. Smelye ludi AKA DAU. Brave People (2020)

It is 1953, Stalin has just died. It is a troubled and uncertain period for the whole of the Soviet Union, particularly for the state security services. In the Institute, a secret research facility, the scientists continue their theoretical and experimental work. Every night they strain their ears to listen for footsteps in the dark corridors: who have they come for this time? Who has reported on who? Having survived the fear and humiliation of an interrogation, the Head of the Theoretical Department, Andrei Losev, refuses to cooperate with the security services, only to face a new ordeal back in his own home. Read More »

Larry Gottheim – Knot/Not (2019)

Quote:
“Knot” — wrapping things up, tying things up. “Not” – cross out, erasure. Material from a documentary about conductor Wilhelm Fürtwangler, material from a graffiti stencil work on a brick wall near where I live, a stencil of a girl writing something on the wall, what she wrote crossed out by another act of graffiti. These are the main elements. Also footage looking down at the water of Pearl Harbor with the ruins of battleship Arizona beneath. It had turned red with age. And some footage from Manchester the morning after the terrorists struck. All composed against a sound piece, a multiplication table repeated in four languages. Read More »

Kaku Arakawa – 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki (2019)

Synopsis

A 4-part documentary chronicling the creative process of the legendary Japanese filmmaker. He is shown as a passionate artisan, a steadfast trailblazer, and a father butting heads with his son. Read More »

Yorgos Lanthimos – Nimic (2019)

A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life. Read More »

Malgorzata Szumowska – Elles AKA Sponsoring (2011)

Quote:
On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. Read More »