2011-2020

Sanja Milardovic – Nista ja tebi ne govorim, samo kazem AKA I’m Not Telling You Anything, Just Sayin’ (2020)

A thirty-year-old Zrinka arrives to her hometown of Rijeka for few days to do some location scouting for a film she is working on. She stays at her mother Tanja’s place. Zrinka gradually becomes aware of her mother’s strange behaviour. She takes her location scouting in order to spend time with her and find out what is troubling her. Tanja keeps quiet and seclusive until she experiences an emotional breakdown. Zrinka realizes it is now up to her to step up and take on a role of a parent. Read More »

Filiz Alpgezmen – Yabanci AKA The Stranger (2012)

Ozgur is a young woman who is the daughter of a refugee family fled to France. She is born and raised in Paris. After her father Huseyin’s death, she comes to Istanbul to fulfill Huseyin’s last wish. He wanted to be buried in his own country. But because of September 12 military coup d’etat period, Huseyin is no more a Turkish citizen. So this happens to be a great obstacle for Ozgur. This will force Ozgur to a journey both in Istanbul and herself. In this journey Ozgur will meet with her father’s and mother’s relatives who are completely different people. Most importantly she will meet with Ferhat who will deeply effect her. This journey will become a confrontation with themselves and 2011’s Turkey for Ozgur and Ferhat. Read More »

Andreas Goldstein – Adam und Evelyn (2018)

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‘Adam and Evelyn’ tells the story of a couple, from the summer to the winter of 1989. It begins in the provinces of East Germany. When Evelyn catches Adam cheating on her, she leaves for Hungary on holiday. Adam travels after her. When Hungary opens its border to Austria, Evelyn wants to cross. And so Adam ends up in the West, without ever wanting to leave.

The film is based on the novel by Ingo Schulze ‘Adam und Evelyn’ which was translated into more than 10 languages. Read More »

Elene Naveriani – Me Mzis Skivi Var Dedamicaze AKA I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth (2017)

Original title: მე მზის წვეთი ვარ დედამიწაზე (Me Mzis Skivi Var Dedamicaze)

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Tbilisi, Georgia, nowadays. April aged 34, just spent a night in jail for prostitution. She is now resuming her work in the run down night life hub in the underground of a luxury hotel. There she meets Dije, a young Nigerian immigrant. He entrusts her his journey to Tbilisi. Originally, believing he was headed for Georgia, USA, he finds himself trapped in an extreme alienation in a country offering no perspective. An odd love emerges between these two human beings while they try to survive together on the margins of society. Read More »

Luis López Carrasco – El año del descubrimiento Aka The Year of the Discovery (2020)

In 1992, when the Olympics and the Expo at last presented Spain as an emerging new democracy, the de-industrialisation policies were met with riots in the southern town of Cartagena. The locals remember those days. Read More »

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter – Space Dogs (2019)

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces. Read More »

Marine Atlan – Daniel fait face AKA Daniel (2018)

Strange things are happening at a school in France, something unknown is approaching, something enchanting and dangerous. In a dream-like timelessness, children dance the tango and recite poems. All at once, Daniel is alone with Marthe. Read More »