Current Films

A Few Crumbs for the Birds
(QUELQUES MIETTES POUR LE OISEAUX )

Nassim Amaouche
France, Jordan 2005 | 28 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Ruwayshed is the last vil­lage in Jordan before the Iraqi border. It’s no man’s land. This short doc­u­men­tary gives an insight into the lives of a few people who live … read more

BAB EL WEB

Merzak Allouache
Algeria, France 2005 | 115 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
Kamel and his broth­er Bouzid live in Bab El Oued, a work­ing class neigh­bor­hood of Algiers. Kamel is a dis­il­lu­sioned, brood­ing loner. The more jovial Bouzid, played by Rai singer … read more

CITY WALLS: MY OWN PRIVATE TEHERAN

Afsar Sonia Shafie
Iran, Switzerland 2006 | 87 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Afsar Sonia Shafie
Swiss-based Iran­ian film­mak­er Afsar Sonia returns to her home in Teheran. In an inti­mate tone, she tells her grand­moth­er’s, moth­er’s, sis­ters’ and her own story. The doc­u­men­tary shows how women … read more

HAMMER AND FLAME

Vaughan Pilikian
Great Britain, India 2005 | ^10 | BetaSP
There is a place on the coast of north­ern India where ships come to die. This film opens a window on this strange, dis­turb­ing and hal­lu­ci­na­to­ry world, where men and … read more

LOOSERS AND WINNERS

Ulrike Franke
Germany 2006 | 96 Min. | DF
Q&A with: Michael Loeken, Ulrike Franke
“Achim, you must put your shoes on and you must go to the fac­to­ry”, Rainer shouts down the phone. Because once again the Chi­nese are doing just as they please … read more

On the Rumba River
(LE BATELIER DE LA RUMBA)

Jacques Sarasin
Congo, France 2006 | 85 Min. | DVD, OmeU
Harassed by his wife to leave the shade of his tree and look for new con­tracts, Papa Wendo decides to get in touch with his old bud­dies again. He brings … read more

OYUNTHE PLAY

Pelin Esmer
Turkey 2005 | 70 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Nine women from a Turk­ish vil­lage in the Taurus Moun­tains tell about their lives. About fathers who would have pre­ferred a son and who object to a higher edu­ca­tion for … read more