A Tree in Tanjung MalimTan Chui Mui IFFR 2005 25′
A ripe rocker saunters down the street at night with a girl green as grass.
Trespassing BergmanJane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas IFFR 2014 107′
A pilgrimage to the isolated house on the island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman spent most of his later years, elicits unusual stories. From Lars von Trier to Claire Denis and from Woody Allen to Michael Haneke, every fan adds something very personal to this posthumous portrait.
A Tropical SundayFabian Ribezzo IFFR 2014 15′
Street children try their luck at the Sunday fair in Maputo. As if Chaplin were still alive and in Mozambique.
The Tube With a HatRadu Jude IFFR 2007 24′
Father and son go to the city for a day to have a broken TV repaired. A subtle psychological drama about poverty, hope and love.
The Unspeakable ActDan Sallitt IFFR 2013 91′
Jackie Kimball is a very normal 17-year-old girl, except that she is in love with her elder brother Matthew. When he gets his first girlfriend and then moves, Jackie has a crisis. Intelligent American indie with below-surface humour in the excellent dialogues.
The Vanity Tables of Douglas SirkMark Rappaport IFFR 2015 11′
In this video essay, Rappaport zooms in on the dressing table and the special place it occupies in the universe of Sirk, master of the melodrama. See also Becoming Anita Ekberg.
Vergiss mein IchJan Schomburg IFFR 2014 95′
A successful woman suffers from retrograde amnesia: her whole biographical memory disappears from one moment to the next. Schomberg’s intriguing and occasionally humorous second feature evokes fundamental questions about the construction of identity. With a convincing lead role by Maria Schrader.
La vie de Jean-MariePeter van Houten IFFR 2015 166′
Beautiful, poetic documentary portrait of an aged Dutch pastor who - probably as the very last one - watches over the spiritual life of about 25 villages in the French Pyrenees and does so with an unprecedented vivacity, sincerity and sensitivity for female beauty. Long, but very infectious.
The View from Our HouseAnthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin IFFR 2013 76′
Investigation into the memories of a photographer during the first years of Nazi Germany. By juxtaposing contemporary images of her neighbourhood with 8mm films, her history resonates into the present. Striking audiovisual essay about the power of memory.
ViktoriaMaya Vitkova IFFR 2014 155′
Viktoria is an unusual child, born against the will of her mother who didn't want to have a baby in socialist Bulgaria. She dreamed of the West. After having a daughter, her dream of freedom becomes even more impossible. Incredible, highly visual epic about dramatic paradoxes of motherhood and motherland. Based on a true story.
Voyage to TerengganuAmir Muhammad, Badrul Hisham Ismail IFFR 2017 62′
Amir Muhammad, a representative of the Malaysian New Wave, made a portrait of the men of Terengganu with his colleague Badrul Hisham Ismail. Their documentary contrasts contemporary impressions of this conservative eastern Malaysian state with critical observations from a travel account from 1838.
WavumbaJeroen van Velzen IFFR 2012 80′
Fascinating, personal debut that follows an old fisherman in Kenya who can immerse himself in a world of stories, especially concerning his unwavering belief in a certain destiny. About the desire to return to the simple and clear world of a child, where fantasy and dreams are no less real than reality.
Way of PassionJoerg Burger IFFR 2012 89′
Trapani, Sicily. Its inhabitants are preparing for the Good Friday procession that has taken place annually for 400 years. A swift and ubiquitous camera takes us on a 24 hour journey into the heat of the action and the heart of emotions.
Welcome Home AllenAndrew Kavanagh IFFR 2017 11′
A group of soldiers returns from battle, to a place where they don't belong any more. Two worlds collide in a humorous and compassionate way.
Die WeltAlex Pitstra IFFR 2013 80′
Revolution! And then what? At first, usually insecurity and economic decay. A young Tunisian has doubts about his future after the 2011 revolution. Should he go to Europe? His father says no. But he meets a Dutch female tourist. Feature debut by Dutch-Tunisian filmmaker.
What Now? Remind MeJoaquim Pinto IFFR 2014 164′
Joaquim Pinto has been filming his struggle against HIV for a year, but this 'natural history of a disease' is surpassed by his highly poetic, if not imaginative, view of physical existence. A multilayered self-portrait that gradually turns into a striking snapshot of our times.
When Mother Comes Home for ChristmasNilita Vachani IFFR 1996 109′
Cinema verité portrait of a special group of immigrant women.
Where Are You Bucharest?Vlad Petri IFFR 2014 80′
Vlad Petri followed the Romanian protesters who occupied the streets of Bucharest two years ago. A poignant documentary about people who are devastated and impulsive, lost and encouraged, all at once. And about a revolution that becomes a tragic absurdity.
Where I Grow OldMarília Rocha IFFR 2016 99′
Two young Portuguese women try to put down roots in Brazil. Teresa is newly arrived; Francisca has been there a while. This sure-footed, loving portrait of two counterparts, attracting and repelling, is also an ode to Belo Horizonte: a city with no tourist attractions, but bags of atmosphere and lust for life. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Thu 4 Feb, 22:00.
Where Is My Dog?Miguel Llansó, Yohannes Feleke IFFR 2011 28′
A dog gets lost on the streets of Addis Ababa. The search is a joyous, beneficial and ultimately surprising undertaking.
WingRicky Rijneke IFFR 2007 10′
A six-year-old girl gets lost in her own imagination.
WojaczekLech Majewski IFFR 2000 90′
The life story of a young Polish cult poet from the seventies very successfully evokes the mood of the dark years of socialism in which this exceptional figure was unable to find any soul mates. By the scriptwriter of Basquiat.
A Woman's RevengeRita Azevedo Gomes IFFR 2012 100′
This version of the famous story from Les diaboliques by Barbey d'Aurevilly (1874) features beautiful classical music, costumes and theatrical conventions which result in pure cinema. A rich, decadent man of the world meets an exceptional lady of the streets.
The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa AlaevNoam Pinchas, Tal Barda IFFR 2017 74′
If anyone still doubts that musical talent is hereditary, this documentary provides convincing proof. Not that a tyrannical patriarch is necessarily an ideal teacher. The success of the Tajiki ‘Jackson family’ hides many psychological, ideological and even religious tensions. The music, however, continues to impress.
Written/UnwrittenAdrian Silisteanu IFFR 2017 20′
Silent glances speak volumes in this fast-paced drama in which a dull administrative procedure calls for an unwilling family reunion at a maternity ward.
Yourself and YoursHong Sangsoo IFFR 2017 86′
A playful narrative structure and psychological acumen are the two certainties in every film by Korean master Hong – also in his 18th feature. Minjung breaks off her relationship with the painter Youngsoo because he believes nasty rumours about her. When she then meets old friends, Minjung acts as if she is someone else. Or is it a double?
ZiegenortTomek Popakul IFFR 2013 18′
Slightly surreal animation about teen angst. Summertime in a fishing village; life's unpleasant sides reveal themselves to a lonely teen.
The 1000 Eyes of Dr. MaddinYves Montmayeur IFFR 2016 65′
Guy Maddin creates artificial worlds reminiscent of films from a distant past. Full of dream logic, spirits and perversions - but always humour. In this documentary with beautiful clips, he talks about his work and sources of inspiration, including actress Isabella Rossellini and director Fritz Lang.
6ixtynin9Pen-ek Ratanaruang IFFR 2000 114′
One morning Tum is confronted with a million Bath, hidden in a box of noodles, and two dead Thai-boxers in her apartment. An absurd intrigue in a modern society, where people only communicate with each other when they need something.
66 KinosPhilipp Hartmann IFFR 2017 98′
Philipp Hartmann made a film, toured the German cinema scene with it and made that into a film too: an overview of an eclectic mix of cinemas all run by cinephiles. Shared love entails shared suffering: every Kino is under threat.