A woman was almost called Avioneta [small airplane] at birth. Another had a library in the back seat of her car. Yet another fractures her finger with the rebel shelves of her bookshop. Lectors read to cigar makers while they work. Women remember poems while they iron. And to them all I sing. Standing against fire, water, moths, dust, ignorance and fanaticism, an anonymous female army looks after books. An intimate resistance, lacking epic events, revolution or weapons.
Hayat, an expert sailor in the Arctic, navigates far from humans and her family’s past in France. But when her little sister Leila gives birth to a baby girl Inaya, their worlds are turned upside down; we witness their journey, guided by the polar star, to overcome the family’s fate.
How does it feel to play? What does it mean to listen? As some of this existential questions are asked to musicians, long pauses occur. Because is it even possible to put the emotions of music into words? The documentary is a cinematic improvisation piece. It’s about being present in the now, about playing and improvising, about carrying on the legacy of generations of jazz pioneers and creating something, unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellín while a young director tells the story of his past in that violent and conservative city. He remembers the pre-production of his first film, a B-movie with ghosts. The young queer scene of Medellín is the film’s cast, but the main protagonist dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21, just like many friends of the director. This documentary explores the dreams, doubts and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema.
In the heart of Bairro Alto, right in the centre of Lisbon, the building of an old printing workshop is demolished to make way for a development of luxury apartments. Seeing this demolition as a perfect image for portraying the death of a certain Lisbon in the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing real estate and touristic boom, the director proposes to film an urban diary portraying the daily life of the construction site and those who work there.
For Sarya (17), a Kurdish refugee girl in Japan, life seems to be looking up: her grades at school are enough to pursue college, she’s surrounded with good friends and her relationship with Sota is becoming special. Sarya’s life becomes upside down, however, when she learns that her family’s refugee status is turned down, restricting her family of work and traveling across the city. Her father, who had continued to work to sustain a living, is taken into custody for illegal employment. Sarya is now suddenly forced into a situation where she is responsible not only for her younger siblings but for her very existence.
Attempting a backflip is not safe. You can break your neck or land on your head, or land badly on your wrists. None of that is nice, so my avatar does the trick. It practices on a 6-core processor with the help of Machine Learning. The processor is not the newest but still calculates six jumps per iteration. One iteration takes one minute, this is 360 jumps in an hour and 8.640 jumps in a day. I wouldn’t be able to jump so much myself.
As the flashy life of the influencer 33 gets crazier, the canker sore inside her lower lip keeps growing larger…
Rita belongs to a women's choir which is in danger of breaking up because they’ve lost the municipal subsidy that allowed them renting their rehearsal room. Now the group has to decide whether accept or not the sponsorship of one of the companies that pollutes the valley the most.
I never met my grandmother, but I live now in what used to be her house: an empty wall, a doorknob, a dripping tap. As I trace the memory of those objects, my mother's voice invokes a cracked past. I film. Inadvertently, a story that was ours no longer belongs to us.
A robot whose job is to collect mechanical parts from the forest spots a nymph that fascinates and attracts him. Trying to look alike the wood’s creature and get near just to meet her, he starts dressing up with natural elements while a caterpillar decides if the costume is valid or not.
On her way back from a heroic mission, Cassi gets stranded on a mysterious island. She meets an eccentric hermit, and they set off to find her a new boat. The erratic depths of the island force Cassi to reevaluate her quest, while the hermit must face someone from his past.
We have many emotions that have not been observed. "I" has a feeling of fear of being doubted by others because of a cup of coffee that has not been thrown away. The whole film revolves around the observation of this emotion. By depicting four trivial things that are growing up, and tracing the reasons for its formation, "I" finally sees the appearance of this emotion.
When it shrinks, it expands. It floats and it sinks. It separates but connects. When I think I’m watching them, they're actually watching me. A animation rhyme that weaves together the many days of observing, recording, and experimenting.
The forest begins once again where the river is reborns constantly and murmurs in a forgotten tongue. The townsfolks work the dry soil to bring to the surface the trees that once habitated Ulla. They recall the landscape they never got to see. ¿Who will habitate the forest when it starts to be one? ¿Can a forest be seeded? ¿Will someone name it? ¿Where does a town begin?
Two people meet for the first time in a park on a beautiful day. As they engage in conversation and get to know each other, the world from afar seems to tremble.
A fable exploring the relationship between a new form of authoritarian system and its citizens who have adapted to it. A group of people are cleaning a spotless unknown space. The broadcast repeatedly warns them about the coming attack of aliens. A sandstorm invades the space as the foreshadow of the arrival of aliens. However, one person accidentally discovers the mystery hidden in the sandstorm… Do the alien attackers really exist?
While doing his job as a street sweeper, Juanjo Navas went through the street named after the poet Blas de Otero, one of the great XX Century lyric authors and an emblem of the fight against the Francoist Dictatorship. By chance he discovered his verses and, with the assistance of the Blas de Otero Foundation, he decided to turn them into flamenco. This documentary follows the steps of that encounter between poetry and flamenco in a city, Bilbao, which is scene and catalyst.
Written two weeks after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This drama conjures up playwright Andrii Bondarenko’s life in Ukraine: the peace and tranquillity of his boyhood — bookended by historical traumas, revolutions and war.
A compendium of short films that highlight the full tragedy that followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. It charts the course of the Russian progression across the country through the lives and communities of those affected by the wide-scale aggression, alongside those fighting for their land. It also details the force of the assault, but its primary focus lies with the strength of the communities that have had to endure unimaginable hardships but who remain resilient in the face of such oppression. It joins an increasing number of ground-level films documenting the reality of this modern tragedy.
A documentary about one of the greatest Brazilian soccer players of all time. The title refers to Garrincha’s ability to enchant his fans with his Chaplinesque personality, his bow legs, and his unconventional talent for surprising his opponents.
When the American Samoan national soccer team suffered the world’s worst defeat, losing to Australia 31-0, these tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings, and became known as “the worst team in the world.” Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team is held together by their pure love of soccer, deep faith, and American Samoan pride.
Roman, an Art History student, is in love with Eva, a girl whose silhouette reminds him of a sculpture his uncle made.
A young girl studying in Paris considers posing nude for a painter.
Lucie and Eva meet up by chance after a long time with no contact. Eva, who has become a painter, persuades Lucie to pose for her on the red sofa in her lounge.
A newly-wed couple have just moved into their home. To decorate the new flat they choose a 1930s paint which will stay with them for a long time.
Mélanie is a young student who is going to pose nude for a photographer.
Ninon and Vincent are two street artists on the lookout for tourists to draw in the streets of Paris.