135 films found
AU 2018 • 100' • Ben Lawrence
A 40 year old security guard & part-time ghost hunter cannot remember his childhood and has spent two decades searching for his absent father. When his life-long search for answers converges with a police manhunt, a horrific family secret is exposed - forcing him to confront a brutal past in order to reclaim his future.
WHAT WALAA WANTS
CA, DK 2018 • 57', 89' • Christy Garland
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of being a policewoman, wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage, and earning a salary. Despite warnings that ‘no women should be in the army’ and that she’ll bring shame on the family, she applies - and gets in. But her own rebellious behavior and a complicated relationship with her mother are a challenge, as are the circumstances under which she lives.
Following Walaa from 15 to 21, with an intimate POV and the exuberant energy of its subject, this first-ever look inside the Palestinian police academy brings us the story about a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.
2018 • 58', 2x52', 90' • Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch
100 years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in a small German town – one whose principles continue to influence our world today. A synthesis of free imagination and strict structure, enrichment and simplification, light and clarity. Bauhaus was one of the most significant contributions to culture and everyday life in the 20th century and many still draw inspiration from it, from Apple designers to architecture's avant-garde. The Cross-Media Project Bauhaus Spirit opens up Bauhaus history, with its exciting potential for cross-pollination on a global and interdisciplinary scale, while asking: how do we want to live, where do we want to go?
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
AU, DE, UK 2018 • 93' • Gabrielle Brady
Christmas Island; In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 50 million red crabs make their ancient annual voyage from the jungle to the oceans edge. While thousands of asylum seekers are detained indefinitely in a high security facility. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the Island of Hungry Ghosts, bears witness to the decline of those being detained.
MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN
BE, NL, US 2018 • 55', 79’ • Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”.
Inspired by Brian Christian’s study The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive, the filmmakers set out on an international investigation highlighting the effects of AI - scenes from our daily lives destructive and constructive.
Over The Limit
FI, DE, PL 2017 • 54', 74' • Marta Prus
Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.
UK 2017 • 82' • Finlay Pretsell
Using pioneering filming techniques, bespoke vehicles and on-bike cameras, TIME TRIAL offers a radical new insight into the world of professional cycling through the eyes of David Millar, the only British rider to have won all of the Tour de France jerseys. We experience the euphoria of the race, but also the tedium in what is Millar’s last encounter with the Tour de France. TIME TRIAL shows just how far a man will go in his will to win.
OF FATHERS AND SONS
DE, LB, QA, SY 2017 • 99' • Talal Derki
Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate.
OF SHEEP AND MEN
FR, CH 2017 • 78', 4K • Karim Sayad
Sixteen-year-old Habib dreams of training his prized sheep to become a fighting champion and middle-aged Samir just wants to sell enough sheep before Eid to make ends meet, in this emotive profile of two men in a troubled Algerian community.
ELVIS AND THE GIRL FROM VIENNA
AT 2017 • 65’, 56’ • Kurt Langbein
In August, 1956, Elvis Presley started shooting his first feature film, Love Me Tender. At his side was his manager, Colonel Tom Parker and his just-hired secretary, Trude Forsher from Vienna. Her son takes us through exclusive archive material, never before seen interviews with his mother and her story of the break through years of The King.