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...'
El hombre que cuidaAlejandro Andújar IFFR 2018 85′
Taciturn Juan tries to forget a lost love. Major tensions lurk beneath the otherwise placid surface of this sunny island drama.
Major tensions lurk beneath the otherwise placid surface of this sunny island drama. Taciturn Juan tries to forget a lost love while his daily routine as watchman at one of the villas along the coast is disrupted by the arrival of the owner’s son.
Los hongosOscar Ruiz Navia IFFR 2015 103′
Personally and autobiographically inspired drama about two skater friends who are at the heart of the colourful, noisy street and youth culture of Cali, Colombia. With a lot of warm heart, Ruiz portrays Ras and Calvin, who are looking for their own voice, a stage and of course freedom, love and fun.
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 Green Was the Calabash GardenTruong Minh Quý IFFR 2017 15′
A sincere, personalfilm with an unexpected twist when the director starts reflecting on the veteran’s story in an original manner.
In a lush calabash garden, a Vietnamese veteran and the filmmaker reconstruct the horrors of the Cambodian genocide in childish drawings.
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.
The Island FuneralPimpaka Towira IFFR 2016 105′
A couple of young people drive out of town for a long journey. It could well be a Thai Jules and Jim. On the way, it however becomes clear that the world outside the car is not so light-hearted, that one Thai is after another Thai’s blood. A late second film by a now-wiser filmmaker.
The Island of St. MatthewsKevin Jerome Everson IFFR 2013 70′
Asked 'where are the old photographs?' the filmmaker’s aunt replied, 'we lost them in the flood.' Everson records this loss of history among the citizens of a rural riverside community in deep-South Mississippi with the surety of an insider.
It Looks Pretty from a DistanceAnka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal IFFR 2012 77′
This first feature by contemporary artists Wilhelm and Anka Sasnal is a grasping chronicle of the decline and fall of a Polish village, where everyone is on the edge of a breakdown. A quiet portrait of the human cruelty that still lies in the basement of almost every society. Visually stunning and transgressive.
I'm Not HimTayfun Pirselimoglu IFFR 2014 127′
Who would want to pose as someone else? When dishwasher Nihat has an affair with colleague Ayse, he discovers he looks uncannily like her husband, a dangerous criminal serving time. Gradually a threatening game of doppelgangers unfolds.
I'm Still AlivePeter van Houten IFFR 2012 86′
She’s alive, but won’t be for long. Soon a host of angels will fetch her. Poetic portrait of a Polish woman called Jadwiga, who is old, poor and has lived in many countries, including the Netherlands, but has now returned to Warsaw. The filmmaker follows her closely.
The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene SmithSara Fishko IFFR 2016 88′
From 1957 to 1965, Life Magazine photo journalist W. Eugene Smith was obsessed with bebop and free jazz. He aimed his camera almost exclusively at visitors to a loft in New York, where the cream of the jazz world came to improvise. Smith installed microphones as well, thus creating a unique audiovisual archive. Free admission.
Je m'appelle LiottaPeter van Houten IFFR 2005 85′
No Dutch level-headedness. Symbols and picturesque excess in a mysterious story about an almost mystical encounter between two pregnant women. Even the apples are pregnant.
Jean Epstein, Young Oceans of CinemaJames June Schneider IFFR 2012 68′
This portrait of the French filmmaker Jean Epstein focuses especially on the period when he was filming in Brittany. Epstein allowed himself to be inspired by the sea and made lyrical films such as The Tempest: Poem on the Sea (1947). Screened together with The Tempest: Poem on the Sea.
The Journals of MusanPark Jungbum IFFR 2011 127′
The protagonist is one of the growing group of poor North Korean refugees who are trying to adapt in capitalist South Korea. The maker, former assistant director to Lee Chang-dong, has made a deeply moving and profound film about the position of the unwanted guest.
JovannaForFutureMirjam Marks IFFR Unleashed 15′
Sometimes Jovanna longs for a little dessert, even if it’s in a plastic container. At times like these, she thinks it’s stupid that she has to take the climate into consideration in whatever she wants to do. But everything this Dutch girl says, and the way she lives, shows that she does exactly that. She doesn’t eat meat, and she and her family live in an “earthship,” where they generate all the energy they use. And Jovanna goes on a climate strike every Friday, right in the center of town.
Like thousands of young people around the world, she was inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg. Children can’t vote, so going on strike is the only way to make their voices heard. There are brief appearances from young bloggers from Australia, Curaçao and Japan, who all believe that something has to change. After summer vacation Jovanna is going to high school, and she won’t be allowed to strike anymore. So when will the grownups finally start doing something?
The JoyFelipe Bragança, Marina Meliande IFFR 2011 100′
Luiza (16) has had enough of stories about the end of the world. On Christmas Eve, her cousin is shot; a few weeks later she bumps into him as a ghost. In a conscious change of style with many recent Brazilian films, The Joy is utopian and fairy-tale: an ode to young courage.
Judy Versus CapitalismMike Hoolboom IFFR 2020 63′
Canadian feminist, activist and journalist Judy Rebick reflects on her political and personal life in this experimental, biographical portrait.
Essayistic portrait of leading Canadian feminist, activist and journalist Judy Rebick. A visual collage accompanies her reflections on political and personal themes from her life. Parallel to the struggle for women's liberation, she carried on a personal fight to overcome a history of abuse.