Current Films

A DAY’S WORK

2-channel (split screen)

Max Kerkhoff
Germany 2020 | 13 min
Livestream:
Thu, 06-May-21 07:00 PM
On demand: 6-16th May
Q&A via zoom with:
Max Kerkhoff
Open­ing Program This split-screen work begins with total views as if from Mars, approach­ing the ground simul­ta­ne­ous­ly or alter­nate­ly from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives. Many people are build­ing a coun­try road with … read more

Burma Spring 21

with filmtalk

Independent filmmakers and illustrators of Myanmar
Myanmar 2021 | 5 min
Livestream:
Sun, 16-May-21 12:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Due to unex­p­tect­ed cir­cum­stanced this event has to be cancelled We are very sorry for this!   On Feb­ru­ary 1st, 2021 Myan­mar Mil­i­tary under the lead­er­ship of Min Aung Hlaing staged … read more

EXODUS

Bahman Kiarostami
Iran 2018 | 77 min
Livestream:
Fri, 07-May-21 07:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Davood Maleki, Kasra Rafiei
Three mil­lion Afghan refugees live in Iran, often facing dis­crim­i­na­tion and endur­ing mostly pre­car­i­ous con­di­tions. Since the tight­en­ing of U.S. sanc­tions and the result­ing infla­tion, thou­sands of refugees are return­ing … read more

FAT KATHY

only available on 15.05.2021!

Julia Pełka
Poland 2019 | 15 min
Livestream:
Sat, 15-May-21 09:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Julia Pełka
The rela­tion­ship that Varso­vians have with clams is sim­i­lar to the one that once joined canaries and miners. Both species can sense danger sooner than humans because they are much … read more

HELP IS ON THE WAY

Ismail Fahmi Lubis
Indonesia 2020 | 91 min
Livestream:
Thu, 13-May-21 02:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Ismail Fahmi Lubis, Nick Calpakdjian
A busy train­ing center for domes­tic work­ers in Indra­mayu, West Java. Like mil­lions of Indone­sian rural women, Sukma, Meri, Muji and Tari dream of a better life and find­ing hap­pi­ness … read more

MERRY CHRISTMAS, YIWU

Mladen Kovačević
Belgium, France, Germany, Qatar, Serbia 2020 | 94 min
Livestream:
Sat, 08-May-21 06:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Mladen Kovačević
Even though China does not cel­e­brate Christ­mas, there are over 600 Christ­mas-dec­o­ra­tion fac­to­ries in Yiwu, China. They are often run as a family busi­ness and man­u­fac­ture year round, employ­ing people … read more

MY DARLING SUPERMARKET

Tali Yankelevich
Brazil, Denmark 2019 | 80 min
Livestream:
Sat, 08-May-21 09:30 PM
On demand: May 6-16th 2021
Q&A via Zoom with:
Tali Yankelevich

Work­ing to the rhythm of the aisles of a banal super­mar­ket, the employ­ees seem seized by the repet­i­tive tasks and their rou­tine. There is the team from the bakery sec­tion who kneads, assem­bles, and bakes bread and cakes. There are the women and men who pile boxes on the stalls or the employ­ees who keep an eye on each cus­tomer through the secu­ri­ty screens… Day after day, all the work­ers in this Brazil­ian super­mar­ket keep pace with this rig­or­ous­ly orches­trat­ed ballet. Through the lens of her camera, Tali Yankele­vich observes this place, from an unusu­al angle, and then anoth­er unknown, strange and mar­vel­lous dimen­sion emerges. Dec­la­ra­tions of love, quan­tum mechan­ics, role play­ing in cos­tume and lit­er­ary dis­cus­sions pop­u­late the extra­or­di­nary sto­ries of MY DARLING SUPERMARKET. By reveal­ing the human­i­ty at the heart of the famil­iar place, in which we rarely show much inter­est, the super­mar­ket becomes a fine metaphor for talk­ing about the neces­si­ty of imag­i­na­tion in every­day life. And what if the mean­ing of our lives could be revealed in the aisles of a super­mar­ket? (Made­line Robert, Visions du Réel)

Tali Yankele­vich grew up in São Paulo and moved to the UK in 2005 to study film­mak­ing at the Edin­burgh Col­lege of Art. The shorts she direct­ed as a stu­dent were screend at renowned inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­vals such as Sil­ver­docs, Visions du Reel and others. Her first comis­sioned short doc­u­men­tary THE PERFECT FIT (2011, 9 min) was devel­oped through the Scot­tish Doc­u­men­tary Institute’s scheme, Bridg­ing the Gap. The film won an award at SXSW in 2012 as well as being short­list­ed for an Oscar nom­i­na­tion in 2013, for best doc­u­men­tary short sub­ject. Back in Brazil, Tali direct­ed the short film ‘A Gilr’s Day’ for the inter­na­tion­al series ‘Why Pover­ty?’. MY DARLING SUPERMARKET was sup­port­ed by IDFA Bertha Fund and is her first doc­u­men­tary fea­ture film.

Direc­tor, script: Tali Yankelevich
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Gus­ta­vo Almeida
Script, edit­ing: Marco Korodi
Script advi­sor: Victor Kossakovsky
Com­pos­er: André de Cillo, Alex Buck
Sound­de­sign: INPUT | artesonora
Pro­duc­tion: Casa Redonda
Dis­tri­b­u­tion: Elo Com­pa­ny, São Paolo luisa.graca@elocompany.com

MY ENGLISH COUSIN

Karim Sayad
82 min
Livestream:
Sun, 09-May-21 09:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Karim Sayad
Fahed wants to change his life. It’s been almost twenty years that he left Alge­ria. At the time he was full of hope when he arrived at the British sea­port … read more

RIFT FINFINNEE

Daniel Kötter
Germany 2020 | 79 min
Livestream:
Wed, 12-May-21 08:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Daniel Kötter
Like many African metrop­o­lis­es, the Ethiopi­an cap­i­tal Addis Ababa is grow­ing rapid­ly. The Oromo farm­ers in the sur­round­ing area call it Fin­finnee, and a part of the Great Rift Valley … read more

SHOWER POWER
(SOUS LA DOUCHE, LE CIEL)

Amir Borenstein, Effi Weiss
Belgium
Livestream:
Fri, 07-May-21 09:30 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Amir Borenstein, Effi Weiss
Fünf Jahre lang kämpft die Bürg­erini­tia­tive DoucheFLUX dafür, ein Gebäude zu finden, zu finanzieren und zu sanieren, wo die am meis­ten Benachteiligten der Stadt sich duschen und wo sie ärztliche … read more

THE VIEWING BOOTH

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
70 min
Livestream:
Thu, 13-May-21 06:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
In a lab­o­ra­to­ry-like setup, The View­ing Booth recounts a unique encounter between a film­mak­er and a viewer. The film explores the way we make mean­ings for non­fic­tion images, and how … read more

THEY CALL ME BABU

Sandra Beerends
Netherlands 2019 | 78 min
Livestream:
Thu, 13-May-21 09:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Sandra Beerends
“Mama, I miss you so much,” begins a letter Alima writes to her mother. She is one of count­less Indone­sian women work­ing as a “babu,” or nanny, for a Dutch … read more

UNTIL THE SUN DIES
(HASTA QUE MUERA EL SOL)

Claudio Carbone
Portugal 2019 | 76 min
Livestream:
Sun, 16-May-21 08:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Bruno Cabral, Claudio Carbone
Out of five mil­lion Costa Ricans, just over 100,000 belong to the coun­try’s eight indige­nous groups. Under a 1977 law, 24 areas of the coun­try are pro­tect­ed as indige­nous ter­ri­to­ries. … read more

ZAGROS

Ariane Lorrain, Shahab Mihandoust
Canada 2018 | 58 min
Livestream:
Sat, 15-May-21 09:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Ariane Lorrain, Shahab Mihandoust
This film describes the cre­ation of a work of art in all its amaz­ing indi­vid­ual steps. We are in the west­ern moun­tains of Iran, the land of the Bakhtiaris. Wool … read more