Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer

Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky takes the viewers on a tour of his masterpieces, featuring stories from his own life, as well as fictional and real-world places that shaped and inspired him. Made by Tarkovsky’s son, this film is a unique mix of archive footage and his father’s personal insights.

Aznavour by Charles

In 1948, ‪Edith Piaf‬ offered a Paillard-Bolex camera to ‪Charles Aznavour‬, the first he was to own and which would always be with him. It recorded everything. A few months before he died, he started working through the rushes of his films with Marc di Domenico. He then decided to make a film out of them, his film.

Epicentro

Seen through the eyes of Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare), Havana is mysterious, enchanting, and filled with contradictions. The director’s search for the Cuban spirit leads to a series of fascinating human encounters revolving around one question: how did the people of this beautiful island survive its complicated history?

Film About a Father Who

The father of filmmaker Lynne Sachs was a chatty, colorful bon vivant, but the important parts of his life were always a secret. In her attempt to solve the mystery of this man, Sachs talks to his nine children, three wives, and mother, and delves into 35 years of footage.

In a Whisper

Winner of the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. Patricia and Heidi grew up in Cuba and dreamed of making films. When they defected from their homeland, they lost touch with each other. Now, they are trying to reconnect through video letters: intimate personal diaries documenting the joy, guilt, and homesickness their new lives have brought them.