The protagonist of this film is the reclusive, introspective Ukrainian-Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. What she said an interview in 1977 is still very pertinent today. Her words correspond to a feeling of ‘in-betweenness’ and resonate deeply with the filmmaker.
The film Resonance reflects on the human voice by observing private lessons of three prominent voice teachers throughout a whole semester.
The untold story of the greatest Israeli talent, Shaike Ophir, a man with a thousand faces who wanted so much to be loved, and who succeeded in reaching the top. For this, he paid a heavy personal and familial price.
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers wrote, starred in and stubbornly back-seat-directed a bizarre pirate comedy that, though finished, was never screened. Now, for the first time ever, director Peter Medak reveals the truth about the wackiest, funniest, most nerve-racking project of his life.
The Most Beautiful Campus in Africa
In his film The Most Beautiful Campus in Africa, architect and architectural historian Zvi Efrat documents and explores the planning and design of the University of Ife campus in Nigeria, by the Israeli architect trained at Bauhaus, Arieh Sharon.
The opulent cinema palace that once hosted Brazil’s glamorous film festival has since been abandoned, the stars of the silver screen replaced by thousands of squatters from all over the world. In an acting workshop, they merge iconic movie scenes with their own life stories. The resulting drama is surprising and powerful.
Le Grand Bal
The thousands who attend the annual folk dance festival in France slowly lose their inhibitions, dancing day and night, with hardly any rest. Within this musical ecstasy, we find different characters, each dancing to find something else, something deeply personal.
Rudolf Nureyev’s talent and charisma drove audiences out of their minds and revolutionized the world of ballet. His multilayered, magnetic personality is exposed in a film bursting with clips from his greatest performances, topped with previously unseen footage of him on stage and during rehearsals.
Lightplay: Black, White, Gray
An abstract film by László Moholy-Nagy, who dedicated most of his teaching years at the Bauhaus School to the study of light and its movement through space.
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
Legendary film critic Pauline Kael was loved by many and hated by some, but ignoring her influence was never an option. Her fascinating character is outlined and fleshed out using footage of her bohemian life, testimonies from directors such as Tarantino and Coppola, and passages from her diary, read by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Walking on Water
Having wrapped the Reichstag in cloth, filled a whole valley in Japan with umbrellas, and surrounded 11 islands in Miami with pink fabric, environmental artist Christo wanted to walk on water. “The Floating Piers”, his new ambitious project, kicked off in Italy, and tensions—both human and technical—ran high from day one.
Shooting the Mafia
Letizia Battaglia was the first photographer to document the brutality of the Sicilian mafia and the terror of living under their thumb in her hometown of Palermo. Her photographs, still as powerful as the day they were shot, are shown alongside her memories and her unorthodox personal life, in a film that, at times, seems too blood-chilling to be a documentary.
She was admired and beautiful, but only few knew her during her lifetime. She was the first to write of Levantine and Mizrachi identities as no one before. A journey in the footsteps of the Levantine thinker Jacqueline Kahanoff. The 14th film of the "Hebrews" series.
In a luxurious furniture store in the small town of Weimar, human beings are trying out Bauhaus chairs. In-between customers, signs of life re-emerge from the past.
When Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most acclaimed architect, whose work had been described as architectural poetry, passed away, a Swiss corporation bought his professional archive and made it inaccessible to the public. The film's director makes a daring, outrageous proposal in an attempt to return these monumental works of art to Mexico.
Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint was the true pioneer of abstract art. In 1901, the world was not ready to recognize a Swedish female artist who got her inspiration from extra-dimensional voices. Recently exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, her mesmerizing paintings revolutionized the history of modern art.
Delphine and Carole
Acclaimed actress Delphine Seyrig (Jeanne Dielman) and director Carole Roussopoulos took up the mantle of activism to make feminist films. Their work is daring, bold, funny, and very subversive.
The inspiring story of Lea Gottlieb, founder of the legendary Gottex swimwear label and its head designer - her Holocaust survival, ascent to worldwide success and the passion for which she paid a heavy price.
Up the Mountain
Life and art converge when Chinese artist Shen Jianhua leaves the city to teach painting in a small mountain village. In a studio surrounded by landscapes that themselves look like masterpieces, the life he leads is as inspiring as the art he makes.
A butoh dancer is building himself a house. Working alone with no plan to guide him, he lets his body and spirit lead the construction project.
The Times of Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times photographer and fashion historian, shares his life story in his own words and photographs from his remarkable archive of over 3 million images.
The Great Buster
Peter Bogdanovich’s film tells the life story of Buster Keaton, the genius comedian and star of the silent film era, using wonderful scenes from his films and inspiring anecdotes from the filmmakers who idolized him, like Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, and Werner Herzog.
Absence of Me
Alfredo Zitarrosa—a celebrated musician, a political activist, and the symbol of Uruguay’s struggle against military dictatorship—had been forced into exile for many years. The materials he left behind bring to light the heavy price paid by artists who refuse to stifle their protest.
We, People of Siemensstadt
Three characters produce a portrait of the Siemens workers' neighborhood in Berlin, which became an International Style reserve. Their stories of detachment reveal the transformation of the German working class family within the utopian habitat for which it was created.
Crumbling works of art discovered in an attic reveal the tragic relationship between the father of Israeli art, Boris Schatz, and his secret daughter Angelica.
Woman is an archive film comprised of footage from approximately 200 films directed by women in Israel. This sweeping cinematic and musical journey celebrates a bold, wild femininity by creating one fictional, female character and accompanying her on a lifelong journey- from her years as a young girl, throughout adolescence, up until motherhood.
Architecture of Infinity
How do architects and artists create structures that make us experience infinity, force us to look inward and show us entirely new spaces? Director Christoph Schaub tries to unlock the secrets of chapels and artworks in a film that delivers an extraordinary multi-sensory experience.