179 films found
Kids On The Silk Road
DK 2017 • 15 x 25' • Jens Pedersen, Simon Lereng Wilmont, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
15 countries along the colorful ancient Silk Road, 15 children (11-14 years old) who give an insight into their lives and challenges. A documentary series for the whole family told from the children’s perspective, delving into rich cultural portraits and addressing universal issues of growing up.
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' • 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.
RAGHU RAI - an unframed portrait
FI, IN, NO 2017 • 55' • Avani Rai
An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India. Raghu Rai’s stories told through the eyes of his own rebel daughter. Together they embark on a journey to Kashmir, the most militarized land on earth.
WASTECOOKING Season 2
AT 2017 • 5x26' • Peter Sihorsch, Jakob Kubizek
In the second season David Gross is traveling from Denmark across Europe to Romania, his dumpster-kitchen always in tow to turn ‚garbage‘ into a culinary experience. David whips up creative meals aimed at fighting food waste, our consumption-driven society, and questions which recipes for cooking and living make sense in times of crisis.
AT 2017 • 98' • Arman T. Riahi
Benny and Marko, two Viennese guys with so-called „immigrant background“, are completely integrated into society. So much so that they are hardly perceived as foreigners - if not for Benny‘s black hair. Confronted with ambitious TV director Weizenhuber, who is looking for protagonists for her TV documentary series about the ethnically mixed suburb Rudolfsgrund, they pretend to be petty criminals and hard-nosed migrants with a penchant for cunning and craftiness. To keep the lie from unraveling, they create a second identity for themselves made up of clichés and prejudices. And while these clichés fulfill expectations and make the show a success, they are simultaneously confronted with true stories of immigration – including their own... a politically incorrect comedy about modern clichés, false identities and „real“ foreigners – whatever that means!
Father Mother Donor Child
AT 2017 • 52' • Maria Arlamovsky
At the beginning of the 21st century more and more people who are unable to have children turn to assisted reproductive medicine. The film gives a voice to the people affected by third party reproduction, including donor-conceived adults, sperm and egg donors, sperm donor clinic directors, and parents.
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.