95-year-old Shudia is waiting for her death. When Meir, her son, opens up an old wound- the kidnapping of her eldest daughter- an unusual portrait, replete with both humor and pain, reveals an ongoing inter-generational conflict.
Up Down and Sideways
In the rice fields of Phek, near the India—Myanmar border, singing is just as important as working. Just like their labor, the songs of the rice cultivators require many voices working together. They echo through the breathtaking mountains in an endless, hypnotic, circular conversation.
Daddy, Where is Mom and Grandma?
In 1996, when Itay was 11, his father Amiram Hochberg murdered his mother Shlomit and her mother Idda, and kidnapped Itay to Switzerland. The two episodes are part of a new 'True Crime' series that incorporate reenactments and interviews with key figures involved, among them Itay, who speaks of the events for the first time.
Yours in Sisterhood
All around the U.S., women are opening time capsules: letters they and other women sent to the editor of the feminist “Ms. Magazine” over 40 years ago. By recreating each letter’s exact circumstances, the director helps today’s women step into the shoes of those who came before them—and see themselves.
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.
The Angels of Shakedown—a group of provocative Black stripper-dancers—were the night queens of the lesbian underground scene of Los Angeles. Leilah Weinraub’s intimate film tells the story of how this unique community discovered its true power.
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.
A Train To The Horizon
Following a dream of a train storming out from the yard of her grandmother's housing project, Sharon arrives at the picturesque town Ofakim. Upon her arrival, a surprising, difficult and moving reality is revealed.
A Murder in Mansfield
When Collier Landry was 12, his father, a renowned doctor, murdered his beautiful mother in their mansion home. 26 years later, Collier returns to his hometown, accompanied by Academy-Award-winning director Barbara Kopple, and tries to find out what happened.
Raghu Rai, an Unframed Portrait
Famous Indian photographer Raghu Rai sets out on a photography trip to Cashmere with his daughter, Avani, who documents him. The film reveals Rai’s relations with the subjects of his iconic works (including the Dalai Lama and Mother Theresa) and becomes an intimate dialogue between father and daughter, seen through the lenses of two cameras.
The End of Fear
32 years ago a murder was committed in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. The victim was Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III, a controversial abstract painting priced at millions of dollars. The man who slashed the piece with a knife was caught right away, but then—just like in a good mystery thriller—the plot thickened.
Kusama - Infinity
At 90, Yayoi Kusama has millions of Instagram followers, a fat bank account, and a studio at the mental institution where she lives. The life story of the world’s most successful Japanese artist is just as complex and surprising as her unique art.
An intimate glance to the lives of caretakers in a wildlife hospital, a world with rules of its own. The movie follows the dilemmas of its protagonists: Is every life one worth living? And when is the right moment to let go?
Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman may have hit 70, but he is still a long way from putting down his instrument. As he looks back at his long, impressive career in this deeply personal film, he comes closer to understanding how and why he makes such stirring music.
Marianne Faithfull surrenders to the camera of Sandrine Bonnaire, allowing the actress-turned-director to paint a delicate and complex portrait, revealing surprising new layers in the singer’s exciting life story.
Phoenix, 32, was born to the African Hebrew Israelite Nation in Israel. His father was expelled when he was 3, and Phoenix got his curse. Phoenix opens a new chapter, he wants to forgive his parents and live his dreams.
Over the Limit
Margarita Mamun’s punishing journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics is filled with endless training sessions—and coping with her two coaches’ merciless methods takes rare mental resilience. They are not afraid to switch from insults and humiliation to hugs and kisses and back again, all to shape her into a super-gymnast.
The King of Börek
The film follows the rise and fall of the Alkolombris - a proud family of Bulgarian bakers that immigrated to the newborn state of Israel, introducing their famous Bourekas pastry.
Departing from the etymological derivation of both “salary” and “soldier” from “salt”, Salarium captures the entanglement of economic, military, and geological forces, which manifests in the figure of the sinkhole.
A decade after the death of Adam Baruch, a controversial cultural figure, his children create a temporary museum that displays more than a thousand items from his vast archive, inviting key figures to guide them through memory’s backstreets.
Newly repatriated from Russia, Manya tries to build a relationship with Erez, a native-born Israeli Jew. But to be with him she must first undergo the process of 'Giyur', and convert to Judaism.
The Sun Ladies
360VR project. The Sun Ladies are a female-only Yazidi unit who fight to bring back their sisters and protect the honor and dignity of their people.
The Prince And The Dybbuk
When the 'Polish Prince' died, thousands of upper-crusters walked beside his casket to his lavish mausoleum in Rome. Who was he? Why didn’t he ever talk about his past? The film follows the twists and turns in the story of the mysterious filmmaker behind the Yiddish film The Dybbuk.
The refugees and officials whose conversations he remotely interprets will never know just how much their stories affect their interpreter.
Director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, a West Bank settlement, and sits down to talk to the locals. Though initially fearful of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her. Their honest, surprising and sometimes funny conversations offer a fresh take on Israeli reality from both sides of the Green Line.
Hissa Hilal’s body and face may be covered by a burka, but the bold Saudi poet lays everything bare in her poetry. The first woman to ever make it to the finals of the Arab world’s most popular talent show stands in front of 75 million viewers and bravely holds a mirror up to them.
The Maison Margiela fashion house has always been enigmatic and singular. Headed by co-founder Jenny Meirens, the people behind the successful brand tell the untold story of one of the most creative and original groups in the fashion industry.
Place is a journey through time to a space that no longer exists. A unique piece of the ancient culture of Aleppo is preserved and its harsh present confronted. A work in progress.
The personal journey of Rachel, an ultra-Orthodox film director, through marriage, divorce, matchmaking, and family life. Rachel unveils the world of ultra-Orthodox women and gives voice for the first time to their concealed inner world through the wig that covers up women's' hair.
The 4-year-old contestants in this Brazilian beauty pageant have a thing or two to say to the camera.
My Name is Salt
Every year, thousands of families move to the desert in Gujarat to extract white salt from the earth. After eight months of back-breaking labor in a mesmerizing primal expanse, the monsoons come and lay waste to everything. When the rains stop, the ritualistic cycle starts anew.
An intimate look at Moshe Kahlon and his team, beginning with the 2015 election campaign, leading up to the Finance Ministry. The most promising and discreet man in Israeli politics has agreed for the first time to be filmed in his personal headquarters.
Grandpa’s photo archive shows the family as the picture-perfect culmination of the American Dream, but much is left out of the frame.
Five Men and a Caravaggio
Standing on the verge of a midlife crisis, a painter, a poet, a philosopher, a photographer and a writer find inspiration in a portrait of John the Baptist painted by Caravaggio over 400 years ago. The painting leads the men to talk, reflect and dream.
Stronger than a Bullet
Saeid Sadeghi spent 8 years photographing Iranian child soldiers during the war with Iraq. His photographs emphasized the zeal in their eyes, and are still used today to create war propaganda for martyrdom. Haunted by guilt, he goes in search of the surviving subjects of his photographs, in a film that offers a rare look at the hidden sides of Iran.
To perform incredible horseback acrobatics, the vaulters must become parts of a living machine.
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Years after she became one of the iconic faces of Punk, shocking London with her provocative outfits, Dame Vivienne Westwood continues to be a pain in the establishment’s backside despite the noble title. She is still a bold, subversive fashion designer, and now an activist intent on changing the world.
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.
The Last Chair
The Last Chair is a Virtual Reality documentary series about the last stage of life. With a mix of audio, 360o video and animation, you step into the daily life of Fred or Egbert.
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.
Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis: Don't be so modest, You aren't that great!
Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis, a unique Jewish-Arab Israeli ensemble, join legendary band Radiohead to support them on their U.S. tour. They try to win the hearts of the audience with almost-forgotten Iraqi music, written a century ago by Tassa’s grandfather and great uncle. This is a film about the dream, the excitement, the journey and the distance.
In this docu-fiction thriller, a romance between a young German man and the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor spirals out of control in the grandmother's old house.
Julian Schnabel : A Private Portrait
This deeply personal, fiercely passionate portrait of Julian Schnabel showcases his works, both on canvas and on screen. It features Schnabel himself, his charismatic children, his relatives and his celebrity friends talking about his wild art and just-as-wild life.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
'80s superstar Grace Jones still captivates the audience with the same ease as ever. This powerfully dynamic film follows her on stage and in an emotionally-charged visit with her family in Jamaica, revealing the surprisingly soft but no-less-impressive sides of the iconic diva.
The Gospel According to André
Born in the segregated American South, André Leon Talley grew up to become a superhero. Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik, Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford and Talley himself present a warm, funny and captivating image of the loudest, most colorful and touching Vogue editor of all.
A remarkable young man joins a group of fighters in Syria, leaving behind a long trail of questions.
Bloodless is a VR film about the murder of a Korean sex worker committed by a US soldier in 1992. Experience what cannot be said.
Home In Between
Home In Between is a 360-degree documentary about the people of Kara Tepe, a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos.
In The Woods
Snow, ice, sweat and the sound of chainsaws. Giant trees are being cut down in the freezing silence of the Swiss woods.
On the cusp of adulthood, with childhood still clinging to their bodies, high school students in a Parisian suburb talk among themselves with impressive candor. Claire Simon’s camera captures them as they touch all the sensitive subjects they only dare to discuss with their peers.
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
In the years before his big break, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wild and talented teenager, determined to become a superstar. Those who knew him in his early years tell the story of the road that led him to take the New York art scene by storm.
Cecil Beaton’s gaze has shaped the way we all see the American and British elites. An award-winning designer and photographer, Beaton never stepped off the stage. Rare archival footage and Beaton’s intimate diaries reveal a complex, fascinating man who devoted his life to the search for beauty.
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Eric Clapton, one of the greatest guitarists of all time, offers deeply personal commentary and insights on the immense dramas experienced in both his personal life and musical career.
The eccentric residents of this Turkish retirement home seem to be living on another planet, but their memories revive worlds both near and far, fusing past and present together. This gentle, human and humorous film shows lives where time has taken on a new meaning.
A Perfect Housewife
All her life Jane rebelled against the conventions of Georgian Patriarchal society. After years, just before becoming a mother, Jane returns with a camera to try and understand her mother and her self, in relation to the men of the family.
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.
A Modern Man
Charlie Siem is at a crossroads. He's a gifted young violinist, a model for top fashion houses, and his bank account is bursting. So why is he still so restless? Will modern life allow him to be happy?
A Sister's Song
Can we ever truly know what is in a loved one’s heart? A Sister’s Song is the intimate, delicate story of two sisters, Marina and Tatiana, who live separated by a choice that Tatiana made when she became a nun.
The day the bomb fell on Hiroshima was also the day Akiko Takakura experienced a great closeness with her father.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has signed bold verdicts that changed the social, racial and gender landscape of the United States. In a rare personal film, RBG and her fans (including her granddaughter, young people sporting tattoos of her face, and Bill Clinton) reveal the real woman behind the lace collar.