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2,8 DAYS

CH 2018 • 90' • Jacqueline Zünd
Parents split up, a family falls apart. Two separate worlds emerge from what once was considered a unity. In constant transition, children now travel back and forth between two separate homes. This film approaches their reality and focuses on how fragile, but also how brave, smart and funny children perceive their situation – six of them invite us into their worlds apart.

Heartbound

DK, NL, SE 2018 • TV, 90' • Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
An epic drama on cross-cultural marriages between Thai women and Danish fishermen, co-directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo, True Detective, Borg Vs Mc Enroe). Over a decade the directors follow four couples as they struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness and see their children grow up to heap the seeds or pay the price of their mothers choices. A different kind of love story.

Walking On Water

IT, US 2018 • 105' • Andrey M Paounov
Walking on Water follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his quest to realize "The Floating Piers," originally conceived in 1970 by Christo and his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, this stunning, site-specific masterpiece was finally cleared to be mounted on Italy's Lake Iseo, which lies at the foot of the Alps. But securing a location proved to be only the first step in a tumultuous process of creative problem solving and prickly negotiations.

An illuminating portrait of a master artist and the arduous business of bringing an ambitious work to life, Walking on Water gives us a rare and entertaining look into the business of large-scale art production. In July 2018, Floating Piers attracted over 1.2 million visitors.

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

DE, IL 2018 • 106' • Tomer Heymann
A documentary film about Israeli porn star Jonathan Agassi and his search for inner peace amidst unresolved family drama and challenging career as an adult entertainer. From intimate and uncompromising footage emerges a poignant story of a haunting childhood trauma, broken family bonds and crucial life choices that lead Jonathan to a very dark place in his life.

Ghosthunter

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.

THE ART OF MUSEUMS

AT, DE 2018 • 8 x 52’ • Ralf Pleger, Julie Kirchhoff, Sylvie Kürsten, Kurt Mayer
Blurring the boundaries between entertainment and high culture, this series takes the viewer into a fine selection of world’s most renowned museums. Artists from all genres, such as Vivienne Westwood or writer Karl Ove Knausgard, present their iconic masterpieces with a very personal touch, contextualized by art historian and popular professor of culture Matt Lodder from the UK.

Episodes: Museo del Prado (Joyce DiDonato), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vivienne Westwood), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Julie Mehretu), Musée d‘Orsay (Sasha Waltz), Uffizi Gallery (Wolfgang Joop), Rijksmuseum (Erwin Olaf), Alte Nationalgalerie (Katharina Grosse), Munch Museum (Karl Ove Knausgård).

TIME THIEVES

FR, ES 2018 • 52', 85' • Cosima Dannoritzer
Online flight booking, self-check-in, online-banking - self-service is saving companies millions of working hours. Neoliberal society has progressively accelerated the pace of life and the intensity of work required of each individual. Time is money - but who owns it? Traveling to Europe, Asia and the US, Time Thieves investigates the thriving time economy and finds out how we can fight back for control of this precious but limited resource.

WHAT WALAA WANTS

CA, DK 2018 • 57', 86' • 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.

MAMACITA

DE, LU, MX 2018 • 52' , 75' • José Pablo Estrada Torrescano
Mamacita is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.

BAUHAUS SPIRIT

DE 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?
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