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    Anselm Anselm - Das Rauschen der Zeit

    Wim Wenders

    This unique cinematic experience dives deep into an artist’s work and reveals his life path, inspiration, and creative process. It explores his fascination with myth and history. Past and present are interwoven to diffuse the line between film and painting, allowing the audience to be completely immersed in the remarkable world of one of the greatest contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer.

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    Bye Bye Tiberias Bye Bye Tibériade

    Lina Soualem

    Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of daring Palestinian women.

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    Callas – Paris, 1958

    Tom Volf

    Maria Callas made her Paris debut with this legendary performance at the Paris Opéra on December 19th, 1958, for one night only. It was a major social event, attended by “Le Tout Paris”. The repertoire in this performance shows Callas at her best, both in recital and as an operatic actress. Visual elements were as important as the vocal dimensions in her art. Meticulously restored from the recently discovered original 16mm reels and a newly discovered sound source – this is an opportunity to experience this historical performance as never before.

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    Cinema_Laika_©43eParallele_01 – Festivals The Match Factory

    Cinéma Laika Kino Laika

    Veljko Vidak

    In a small village in Finland, which has relied solely on metallurgical activities for the past two centuries, the poet and writer Mika Lätti, and his friend, director Aki Kaurismäki, are constructing their own cinema theater within an old foundry. Employing recycled wood, metal, and pre-owned furniture, Kaurismäki and the residents of Karkkila collaboratively craft Kino Laika. The venue is surrounded by Cadillacs, motorcycles, rock bars, and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, encapsulating the very essence of cinema’s enchantment - a place where the magic resides in its profound capacity to instigate change.

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    La estafa del amor Romance Scam

    Virginia García del Pino

    We invited a group of people to a reading of the script of a movie about a man who romanced women in order to swindle them. As the reading progressed, people began to dig into their own stories. The whole thing was recorded live. The result is a shared reflection on the ideal of romantic love and the extraordinary (and not necessarily positive) influence it has on men and women.

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    Menus plaisirs – Les Troisgros

    Frederick Wiseman

    Founded in 1930 in central France, the Troisgros family restaurant has been holding 3 Michelin stars for 55 years over four generations. Michel Troisgros, the third generation to head the restaurant, has turned over the responsibility for the cuisine to his son César, the 4th generation of Troisgros chefs. From the market to pick fresh vegetables, to a cheese processing plant, a vineyard, an organic cattle ranch to the garden supplying the restaurant, Wiseman embarks us on a mouthwatering and sense-pleasing journey into the family’s three restaurant kitchens.

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    On the Adamant Sur l'Adamant

    Nicholas Philibert

    The Adamant is a unique center: a floating structure located on the Seine in the heart of Paris, it welcomes adults suffering from mental disorders, offering them the type of care that anchors them in time and space and helps them recover or maintain cheer up. The team that runs it tries to resist the deterioration and dehumanization of psychiatry as best it can.

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    Viva Varda!

    Pierre-Henri Gibert

    Agnès Varda, iconoclastic instigator of the New Wave, reinvented what film could look like and what stories they could tell. Varda herself is an instantly recognisable figure, who we have come to know through her own lens. The film reveals a brand new perspective on the influential filmmaker’s life and work, with never-before-seen archive footage and illuminating interviews with her family, friends and collaborators.

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