Documentary

Abbas Kiarostami – 10 on Ten (2004)

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Documentary where Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami reflects on his own film-making techniques, drawing from his own films – and 2001’s Ten in particular.

An IMDb reviewer wrote:
This isn’t so much a documentary as it is an 80 minute class with Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarstomi. Using his movie “Ten” as an example, he breaks down his theory of filmaking in 10 chapters, ranging from his preference of camera, to his take on character and directing. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Surfarara AKA Solfatara (1955)

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Harshness and beauty exist side by side in this look at the lives of sulfur mine workers and their families in southern Italy. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Un giorno in Barbagia AKA A Day in Barbagia (1958)

From sunrise to sunset, Vittorio De Seta chronicles the lives of Sardinian women who look after both home and fields while their shepherd husbands are away tending their flocks. 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 »

Vittorio De Seta – Isole di fuoco AKA Islands of Fire (1955)

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This prize-winning short is a poetic portrait of life on the coast of Sicily before, during, and following a volcanic eruption. 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 »