Two men in suits shoot at a frightened crowd in a Tel Aviv café. All caught on security cameras, Closed Circuit deconstructs this event to give insight into the complex Israeli reality and the lasting trauma caused to those involved.
Of the Chelsea Hotel’s glorious, bohemian, scandalous past, mostly memories remain, and the aging residents who refuse to leave despite the renovations are holding on to those memories for dear life. At the heart of Manhattan, amid scaffolding and dust, they are a tiny island of eccentric creativity that refuses to die.
After building a lifetime of memories and a close-knit community, the residents of a council housing neighborhood are faced with eviction, as real estate investors itch to demolish their homes in favor of luxury projects.
At the heart of Kyiv, Florian Yuriev’s architectural magnum opus is in danger. Yuriev, a 90-year-old painter, musician, architect, filmmaker, and art theorist, refuses to back down. Despite his age, he cannot stop making art, innovating, and provoking the mainstream.
The pandemic has just begun, and the filmmaker, who studies the underground city of Eusapia in Brussels, talks to his father, a physician in Ecuador.
In preparation for the game, the enormous stadium comes to life, its perfectly-coordinated human and mechanical parts moving with a near-mystical efficiency.
The children who come to visit their parents in San Vittore prison quickly realize that it only looks like a magical fairytale castle.
“I’m a little boy from Peperklip,” sings 14-year-old Shabu, who lives in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Rotterdam. Between his mother, grandmother, and girlfriend, Shabu learns all about love, heartbreak, and growing up, and still dreams of becoming a superstar.
For two years, Polish filmmaker Paweł Łoziński stood on his balcony in Warsaw and filmed the passersby. Young and old, suspicious and amiable, happy and melancholy—all shared with him the most personal, surprising, and disturbing stories about their lives.
Acclaimed filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang turns his gaze to Hong Kong, which remains in motion all through the night, even when the streets are empty.
An intimate maturation film in which Livi, a photography student, documents her four closest friends - young artists in downtown Haifa. Over the years, the instability in their lives raises questions about success, self-destruction, and the price of their dreams.
The story of Meir Eshel, who reinvented himself as an artist named "Absalon", quickly rising to art-scene stardom. Years after his tragic death at the age of 28, Absalon's younger brother Dani is tasked with selling his final work.
Trevor Paglen is determined to expose the invisible: sophisticated mass surveillance systems that deconstruct us all into bits of data. The acclaimed artist-activist’s attempts to launch an artwork into space as a satellite reveal his unique creative process and ideology.
In Moscow’s Metro stations, the opulence (marble and crystal and gold) is a remnant of a bygone era, and at times, it seems, so are the commuters. The camera encounters unexpected characters and gets immersed in their worlds without asking where they come from or where they are going to.
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