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.
Underneath Mexico’s mesmerizing social and geographical landscape, lies great darkness: women that were systematically murdered for years, as the authorities did nothing. Director Julien Elie puts the pieces together with the patient precision of an archaeologist solving a crime while trying to understand a culture and its people.
The Silhouette of Braids
8mm films were discovered as the documentation of an amateur filmmaker, Varda's mother, who documented her life in the late 1960s. The films shed light on past memories mixed with the present, and on mother-daughter relationships
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy
Diana Kennedy fell in love with Mexican cuisine fifty years ago. At 95, she is still in Mexico, tasting new flavors, exploring, cooking, and teaching countless visitors—all with the same gusto. In her eco-house, she reveals a vibrant, delectable world of flavors and culture.
"Leftover Women" is how the Chinese describe educated women in their mid-20s who are still single. With extraordinary access, the film follows three remarkable women searching for Mr. Right before society deems them Shengnu.
Three Argentinian sisters grew up in wealth and splendor, but a dark cloud loomed over their family. Using old home videos and their own memories, they try to piece together the great drama in their mother’s life. The unique, creative editing turns this personal chronicle into a universal story.
When Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili fled his home amid Taliban death threats, he, his wife and their two little girls found themselves on a dangerous quest for freedom. The parents and children chronicled their journey using smartphone cameras, creating a remarkably intimate home movie filled with love, laughter, and hope.
In 1989, when Tracy Edwards decided to be the skipper of an all-female sailing crew in a tough round-the-world yacht race, the other competitors laughed. But the Maiden crew proved to the world that they could do it. Their story is interspersed with breathtaking footage shot from their yacht as they fought to stay afloat amid raging storms.
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.
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.
Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians. As an Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.
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.
A teenage girl and her posse of boys try to hold on to fleeting moments of happiness throughout a magical year of adolescence. Life in a country unrecognized by the rest of the world is fertile ground for existential questions, but so are their raging hormones and fantasies. The beautiful cinematography adds a dream-like quality to their story.
Aretha Franklin recorded her album Amazing Grace in just two days. Sydney Pollack documented the live recording, but his film had waited 46 years for its premiere. Now, the wait is over. Mesmerizing and verging on the ecstatic, Franklin is everything you might expect of the greatest gospel singer of all time.
A group of Orthodox Jewish women arrive at the “Kosher Beach” in Tel Aviv from their closed-off community. Here they can be free. When the beach is facing a shut-down, the heroines are afraid to lose their island of freedom.
A Whore Like Me
Twenty years ago Chile was kidnapped from Hungary by a group of Israelis traffickers and was forced to work as a prostitute. Now she goes to look for her kidnappers. After she returns to hell, will she be able to leave again?
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.
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.
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 eventful story of Golda Meir's term as Prime Minister of Israel – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people”, to her tragic and lonely demise.
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.
This edgy and strikingly beautiful animated short perfectly captures a woman’s turbulent struggle with her body image.
Ravit spends her whole life caring for the homeless and volunteering to hug abandoned babies. Nearing age 50 she decides that she too wants to be on loves receiving end, but that may prove a lot harder to find.
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.
The Disappearance of my Mother
Benedetta Barzini was a celebrated supermodel and actress, as well as the mother of the director, who has been filming her incessantly since childhood. At 76, when she announces that she wants to “disappear”, he casts her, almost against her will, in the lead role of the his personal film.
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.
Unable to accept her slow and meaningless death, Hiam (85), a hopelessly devoted housewife and mother - resorts to unexpected encounters with her past and a gradual flirt with death, which lead her to look for light in a world that she so detests.
The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley
Grandma Marj had her beloved armchair and her habits. She hated roses, birds, and her younger brother. Was she happy?
The Leap: Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup's Mind
Travel to UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Icefjord, Greenland and The Wadden, Denmark to experience how architecture is shaped by unique landscapes. Step inside acclaimed architect Mandrup's universe to discover how aesthetics, functionality and sustainability are woven closely together.
21 Days Inside
The 21 days of detention and interrogation of a Bedouin woman accused of murdering her own son.