Sandi Tan wrote and directed a groundbreaking film that was supposed to change the face of cinema in Singapore. 25 years after the film’s disappearance, she returns to the Island in search of clues, hoping to rediscover both the film and herself.
When ISIS retreated from Mosul, they booby-trapped most of the city’s buildings. Colonel Fakhir has taken it upon himself to disarm these mines and bombs with his bare hands. Based on his personal archive footage and more recent footage of his work in Mosul, The Deminer packs more suspense than any fictional action thriller.
A Woman Captured
After being held as a slave for eleven years by a family that abuses and mistreats her, Marish takes a chance by trusting a filmmaker and telling her life story. The special intimacy created between the two leads them into an action from which there is no turning back.
In a village in Argentina where most of the residents cure afflictions using various traditional methods—like holding a frog against the patient's cheek—only a mysterious old man knows how to cure the much-feared Espanto, the Dread. His fellow villagers have a lot to say about that.
The Distant Barking of Dogs
Growing up in the shadow of the Russian-Ukrainian war means living with the ever-present sounds of shelling and gunfire. Left behind in a mostly-abandoned village in a war zone, two kids and their grandmother manage to find a semblance of normality and a bit of warmth amidst the fear. The film won the First Appearance award at IDFA.
All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open
The laborers working on the construction of the Trans-Asian Railway live to the rhythm of the passing sights outside their windows and inside their dreams, where the train rumble is “both calming and terrifying”. This gentle, gorgeous film follows a community of men who spend months away from their homes.
Every year this community gathers on Palermo’s Mondello beach in a shared effort to spend the summer away from their problems. The camera follows the vacationers through stunning scenery, softly painting portraits of those who manage to momentarily turn a blind eye to the looming winter ahead.
The Waldheim Waltz
The storm that followed Kurt Waldheim's successful bid for the Austrian presidency in 1986 has never really died down. Ruth Beckermann’s film—winner of the Original Documentary Award at the Berlinale—sheds some light on that dramatic period, recounting the events and sorting out the 'fake news' from the facts.
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle
Julieta is the matriarch of the family she had always dreamed of: one with lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. But life has a few surprises in store for her, and she and her family will need all of their dramatic talent and self-deprecating humor to deal with them.
The Other Side Of Everything
Winner of the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. For 70 years a locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has been hiding the turbulent past of a family and a nation. Aided by her mother, a political activist who had helped oust Milošević, the director tries to untangle her family’s past and discovers that it cannot be separated from their country’s frightening present.
Giovanna—the child refugee his family had taken in at the end of World War II—was deported to Italy. The tragedy maintains its grip on Swiss director Markus Imhoof, forcing him to face the fate of today’s refugees, who come to Europe only to find that it is very far from paradise.
Island of The Hungry Ghosts
The small community of Christmas Island helps millions of red crabs on their journey and holds rituals to appease restless ghosts. At the heart of this beautiful island’s untamed jungle is a detention center holding hundreds of asylum-seekers, and the young therapist meant to help them strains under the emotional burden.