Films in ‘Spectrum’
TotóPeter Schreiner IFFR 2010
Experimental documentary about the Italian migrant Totó, who feels a great nostalgia for something he cannot name. Schreiner follows him to his Calabrian village of birth, looking for answers. In poetic black-and-white images of derelict houses, life around the sea and Totó’s intriguing old acquaintances.
Russian LessonsAndrei Nekrasov, Olga Konskaya IFFR 2010 100′
Personal investigation into the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 by film makers Andrei Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya. They filmed at the front lines and compare their images with the official version of the Russian government, which was adopted unquestioningly by the Western media.
A Walk WorthwhileMilos Forman IFFR 2010 85′
Cinematographic registration by Milos Forman of the exuberant version he made in 2007 with his son Petr of the legendary Czech 'jazz-opera' A Walk Worthwhile (1965). The young couple Uli and Vanilla want to split up, but lust and money get in their way.
LourdesJessica Hausner IFFR 2010 98′
Miracles? Even in Lourdes people have their doubts, but that does not make the pilgrimage any less popular. A subtle study about hope, faith and the whimsical nature of life, with Sylvie Testud at her best as a lonely and handicapped non-believer.