Flower in the PocketLiew Seng Tat IFFR 2008 97′
Two incomparable boys and the dog, and yet this isn't a children's film. Made with a comic timing of an experienced director. The motherless boys roam the streets while their father doesn't seem to be interested in them. Latest branch on the tree of Malaysian new wave.
Flowers of Taipei - Taiwan New CinemaIFFR 2015 109′
In the early 1980s, a small group of Taiwanese filmmakers reinvented Asian cinema: among them Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang. Travelling across Asia, Europe and Latin America, meeting filmmakers, artists and critics, Flowers of Taipei sets out to assess the global influence of the Taiwan New Cinema movement. Regained Special: Made in Taiwan
FonkoLars Lovén, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Hugo Olsson IFFR 2017 87′
An exciting exploration of the musical, social and cultural innovation presently spreading across the African continent. Fonko introduces us to a young generation that is rediscovering its own musical and activist heritage in countries like Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa and is producing a wide range of infectious new music styles.
El futuroLuis López Carrasco IFFR 2014 68′
Back to the Future, Spain 1982: at a euphoric party, young people celebrate the election victory of the Socialist Party. López Carrasco stages the past with stunning precision and shows the future as a surprising result: well, the present.
GaamerOleg Sentsov IFFR 2012 92′
The protagonist of Gaamer is a young Ukrainian guy who spends most of his time playing video games. He is great at shooting enemies in Quake but not so successful in his real life, from which he tries but fails to escape. A very likeable docu-style film about the collapse of illusions and beginning of maturity. Made for 20,000 USD.
Ghost ShipKoldo Almandoz IFFR 2016 65′
Threading together anecdotes about Florence Balcombe (the wife of Bram Stoker), Oscar Wilde and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Koldo also tarries for an intriguingly long time with unsuspecting tourists on a contemporary cruiseship. After all, Nosferatu arrived as a stowaway too.
Greetings to the AncestorsBen Russell IFFR 2015 29′
Equal parts documentary, ethnography and dream cinema, Ben Russell presents the third part in a trilogy examining the ecstatic limits of utopia in the present. See also Atlantis in compilation programme Arcadian Field Notes.
Groeten uit RotterdamDirk Rijneke, Mildred van Leeuwaarden IFFR 2019 180′
This controversial work in three parts provides a glimpse of the Rotterdam art and music scene in the 1980s. A unique documentary of an eventful era.
This controversial work in three parts provides a glimpse of the Rotterdam art and music scene in the 1980s. The film, made for the VPRO, provoked fierce reactions and criticism. Unique documentary of an eventful era, including the punk group de Rondos, Cor Kraat, Jules Deelder, Bob den Uyl and Hans Citroen.
Han Gong-JuLee Su-Jin IFFR 2014 112′
Impressively acted social drama. After an incident, a Korean teenage girl is transferred to another school, where she stays with the mother of her new teacher. She makes friends and is asked to join an a cappella choir. But the past will not leave her in peace.
Haruko's Paranormal LaboratoryLisa Takeba IFFR 2015 76′
The craziness of our times, depicted through old television shows. Haruko is a girl who prefers to cuddle up to her old-fashioned TV set. In this wondrous story, a television can transform into a man: and this is by no means the end of the strange cheerfulness. A masterpiece of the imagination.
The HarvestMisho Antadze IFFR 2019 70′
In the countryside of Georgia, many farmers and workers earn an extra income by keeping the bitcoin economy afloat.
Initially conceived as a project to explore the cryptocurrency gold rush in the rural region of Kakheti in Georgia, this strictly observational essay proved to be equally as much an exploration of the relationship between nature, technology, and the changing landscape.
Here Come The VideofreexJenny Raskin, Jon Nealon IFFR 2016 79′
An idealistic collective launches a TV channel in the very early days of portable video cameras. This wonderful lesson in journalism makes it clear just how perilous it is to promote your own view of society via autonomous media. From the tumultuous period of Woodstock, the Black Panthers, women’s lib and anti-Vietnam demonstrations.
Historia del malBenjamín Naishtat IFFR 2012 17′
A dark episode from Argentinian history, the conquest of Patagonia and its inhabitants from various perspectives.
Hoax_canularDominic Gagnon IFFR 2014 90′
How do you survive the end of the world? The young people in this exceptional found-footage film discuss their plans and expectations in a series of online videos. Some of them think they can survive, others embrace the end. Sometimes parody, sometimes scarily real.
The Hollow CoinIFFR 2017 12′
Existing between spy thriller and prank call, this charmingly facetious video by artist Frank Heath is about an SD card hidden in a hollow coin.
Hollywood MovieVolker Schreiner IFFR 2013 7′
Nam June Paik's Film Scenario text brought to the screen in a Hollywood cut-up. Rule no. 1: 'You can make any Hollywood movie interesting, if you cut the movie several times...'
Honor de cavalleriaAlbert Serra IFFR 2007 110′
A Don Quixote without windmills. Without much action of any kind. Serene, moving and enchanting, painterly and gentle, that’s how the knight and his squire Pancho travel through a world still unaffected by the ideas of the modern era. This debut is obviously inspired by the work of Ozu and Bresson, but the best Spanish film of the year can also stand on its own two feet.
How I Fell in Love with Eva RasAndré Gil Mata IFFR 2017 74′
The old films seventy-year-old Sena watches daily in a cinema in Sarajevo, where she lives and works in the projection booth, show parallels with her life in former Yugoslavia, from the German occupation through Tito’s Communist utopia to the siege of Sarajevo in 1992 and the disintegration of her country.
How We Played the RevolutionGiedre Zickyte IFFR 2014 69′
In the mid-1980s the Lithuanian theatrical rock band Antis became so popular that their influence instigated a Singing Revolution throughout their country. On how a New Year’s party joke among a group of architects caused the downfall of the Soviet Union. Free entrance.
I Forgot!Eduardo Williams IFFR 2015 29′
We follow a group of friends around Hanoi experiencing its freedom, sensuality and boundaries. They climb, jump and tempt the gravity of their daily lives.
I Swear I'll Leave This TownDaniel Aragão IFFR 2015 90′
After a period of rehab, the daughter of a politician in Recife has to reintegrate into society and adapt her behaviour to the wishes of her ambitious father. Propelled by a fantastic leading role from Bianca Joy Porte, Aragão's dynamic second film combines a retro-cool mood with contemporary anger. Nominated for The Big Screen Award
Ik hou het wel voor gezienDirk Rijneke, Hans de Ridder IFFR 2020 30′
Prize-winning authentic record of an era, in a meticulously shot portrait of the young drug-addicted poet and musician Gaby from Rotterdam.
Prize-winning authentic record of an era, in a meticulously shot portrait of the young, drug-addicted poet and musician Gaby from Rotterdam.
Ik wil gelukkig zijnAnnette Apon IFFR 2016 71′
A portrait of the Netherlands' greatest pre-war actress: Fien de la Mar. Using extensive archive material, this documentary sketches the life of a diva who could do anything but wasted her talent. The tragic story is narrated by Johanna ter Steege without false sentiment. Appealing for laymen as well as for theatre history connoisseurs.
Impressions of a Drowned ManKyros Papavassiliou IFFR 2015 82′
A man who doesn’t know who he is meets his former love. She tells him he is a famous poet, Kostas Karyotakis, who killed himself in 1928. Every year he returns on the anniversary of his death. A day that has taken place many, many times before plays out again. Will Kostas again make the same decisions?
Improvement AssociationKevin Jerome Everson IFFR 2017 12′
Fascinating portrait of Malik Hudgins, who has been a member since 1974 of the Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey.
In April the Following Year, There Was a FireWichanon Somumjarn IFFR 2012 76′
A poetic title, almost a film description, that demands some close reading. Just like the film, which - as a visual poem - doesn’t immediately divulge its meaning. A young filmmaker looks back at his childhood in the sometimes boring, sometimes beautiful countryside.
The InseminatorKim Quy Bui IFFR 2015 87′
Unusual people live on inaccessible mountains in Vietnam. They are regularly the subject of documentaries and visited by tourists. This time, they act in a very imaginative, Surrealistic film. An old father demands that his handicapped son produce an heir. His nubile Daughter waits in vain for her turn.
Inside the DistanceElias Grootaers IFFR 2017 101′
A famous director once said that making a film about a real person is a crime, because you can never do justice to life. So what did Elias Grootaers, who prefaces his keenly observed portrait of an Armenian boxing coach in Belgium with this quote, do? Made a film about a real person.
IntrudersNoh Young-Seok IFFR 2014 99′
As you can guess from the title: a 'home invasion movie'. A young man from Seoul hopes to finish his screenplay in a remote, snow-topped mountain area - but of course he doesn't. Made with the same engaging, amusing tone as Noh's debut, Daytime Drinking (IFFR 2009).
L'invention du désertThibault Le Texier IFFR 2015 7′
'Humans have been our parents, our shepherds, and finally our obsolete children'. Sketch of an eery post-human landscape that looks suspiciously like ours.
The Iranian FilmYassine El Idrissi IFFR 2014 67′
Creative documentary about filmmaking in Morocco, by a filmmaker inspired by Iranian masters. He sets out to get his own film off the ground. On the way, he faces incomprehension, corruption and self-censorship. An ode to cinema, Iranian above all.
La islaDominga Sotomayor, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz IFFR 2014 30′
Family reunion on captivatingly beautiful island replete with memories; everyone is waiting for Jaime who should have arrived already.