Osher, Michelle and Eitan who were transferred to foster families, are filmed during the last year of foster care, and first year of independence, at age 18. The film interweaves the personal relationships between themselves, their foster and biological parents. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
The Enache family, a couple and their nine children, have been living in a shack on a lakeshore, cut off from civilization, for twenty years. When the wilderness they called home is declared an upscale park, they are transferred to an apartment in Bucharest. Their attempts to assimilate into urban life and culture have a dramatic effect on the family dynamic.
Despite profound economic differences, Emma and Anaïs are best friends. Sébastien Lifshitz (Les Invisibles) followed them closely from age 13 to 18, crafting an intimate account of an adolescence taking place amid events that shook France and shaped the girls’ world.
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.
Waking up from a 70-day coma, Trina is forced to face her own life - and her death, yet again.
For the past 20 years, a group of devout believers has been self-isolating in a mansion in Italy. Led by the Master, they spend their days training, praying, and dancing wildly. Director Valentina Pedicini spent months in their midst, documenting the sect’s way of life and the enthralling intimacy between its members.
Galit and Yoav are planning a family vacation for their anniversary with Delia, their Philippine care giver. The couple are physically disabled and the mutual dependence on Delia has become a shared destiny.
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.
Italian feminist artist Pippa Bacca had a vision of hope. She wanted to send a message of peace and trust to war-ridden countries, and she picked a creative way to do it: hitchhiking in a wedding dress. But when she reached Turkey, her inspiring journey came to an abrupt, tragic end.
Sahand and Leila are fleeing Iran with their toddler son. In Iran, their relationship—an extramarital affair—is punishable by death. As they start their new life, far away from the threatening past, they face not only the authorities but also a new intimacy they have never known.
The film explores the lives Orthodox-Jewish LGBT members who willingly choose to marry heterosexuals and raise a heteronormative family, obeying the rules of their societies while denying their own identities. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
A young woman coping with deep emotional pain returns to her Japanese roots, finds solace in traditional rituals, and tells her story through unique animation.
An intimate look at the director’s mother, who immigrated from the Caucasus 26 years ago, only to experience a living hell because of her violent husband. A story about patriarchy, immigration, and hope.
Seong-ho, an autistic young man, is a gifted musician. His mother hopes that an international career will protect him after her death. His younger brother Geon-gi, also a musician, feels neglected and left out—until he joins his brother on an exciting tour through Europe.
A father and his teenage son take their rickety old car and drive from the Czech Republic to Russia in search of the son’s mother and sister, whom the two have not seen in years. The journey leads them to reevaluate their relationship and finally share the whole story of how their family had fallen apart.
Time stands still for this father and his son as they spend long days hospitalized in a foreign country. Between prayers and video games, they share precious moments of bonding.
Damien is handsome, talented, and charismatic, but at 43 he is still mommy’s little boy because for the past two decades he has been struggling with a heroin addiction, living on the fringes of society and refusing to let go of his past. Holding on to each other with remarkable tenderness, mother and son look for a way to defeat his demons.
Four Dutch teenage boys deemed unmanageable by the system are sent to a remote farm in France, where they should hopefully get back on track. With extraordinary sensitivity, the film examines their complicated dynamic and their attempts to reconcile with their past—until, one day, a girl enters into the picture. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
The story of Dvora Omer, from the dark secrets of her childhood to her status as Israel’s ‘national’ author whose writing influenced generations of children. Her son, the filmmaker, revisits the events that shaped her life.
Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother—legendary Moroccan singer Raymonde—in an attempt to understand and redefine their relationship. Transposed and transformed, Mother and daughter remain entwined, bound by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all—limitless love and music.
James Stevenson, phenomenal cartoonist and columnist (regularly featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times), father of nine and author of dozens of children’s books, never stopped being prolific—even when he had dementia. The story of his life and work is intercut with animations based on his unique illustrations.
The Promise presents a rich collage of archival materials designed to explore how the personal and national are intertwined in major rituals of human life.
This sociological journey back in time began 23 years ago, when several families were evicted from their homes ended up squatting in an abandoned building in Jaffa. What has become of them? What chances does a poverty-stricken child have to make it in the world?
This stirring animation brings to life the memories of a mother and her daughter, shared in a heart-to-heart conversation about things kept secret for years.
In a small family-owned café on the shore of one of Bavaria’s most stunning lakes, director Janna Ji Wonders gets to know five generations of women in her family. Filled with love and heartbreak, their stories are dramatic, daring, and exotic, and she shows and tells them with mesmerizing tenderness.