Films

KROTKAYA

Living alone on the outskirts of a Russian village, a woman receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked “return to sender”. Shocked and confused, the woman has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remot...
UNE VIE VIOLENTE

Despite the death threats hanging over his head, Stephane decides to go back to Corsica to attend the funeral of a childhood friend and former accomplice who was murdered by local gangsters the day before. It will give ...
TIERE

On their way from Vienna to Lausanne for a six-month stay, Nick and Anna hit a sheep with their car. Following this - maybe even prior to this - things start to turn strange. Maybe, all is a dream, maybe they have reached Vienna i...


Félicité is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14 year-old son falls victim to an accident. Whilst he is in hospital she desperately tries to raise the money need...


The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of ...


On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent...


All current art is fake. Nothing is original. These are some of the artist statements in artist Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto, the feature film version of his celebrated Armory installation. A tour-de-force performance transcending gender, cla...


Young Tairo, is a lion tamer living happily among the circus caravans. When his iron horseshoe lucky charm goes missing, he is unable to do his pre-show ritual and consequently can no longer perform. Recalling that the talisman was given to h...
TESTRŐL ÉS LÉLEKRŐL

Endre is a reserved manager of a slaughterhouse who hides his emotions along with his disabled left arm. Maria, the new quality-control manager at the plant is struggling with the banal to-and-fro of social interacti...
LE REDOUTABLE

Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love and get married. But the film’...
INIMI CICATRIZATE

Inspired by Romanian author Max Blecher’s autobiographical novel. During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early 20ies, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberc...


Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. With an ...
EL BAR

It’s a morning just like any other on one of Madrid’s popular squares. A few passersby are sitting in a bar when suddenly one of them is shot in the head. Another customer rushes to help him but he too is fatally wounded and coll...


Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into th...
TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN

Khaled is a Syrian refugee seeking for asylum in Helsinki, without much hope of success. Wikström is a travelling salesman peddling ties and men’s shirts. Turning his back on his trade, he decides to end his marriag...


Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passerby to remember their role a...
LE JEUNE KARL MARX

At the age of 26, Karl Marx embarks with his wife Jenny on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who’s studied the sordid beginnings of the English proletariat. Eng...


A group of German workers sets off to a construction site in the border region between Bulgaria and Greece. This foreign land and its breath-taking landscape awaken the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own pre...
A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening...





In 1916, 12-year-old Adama lives in a remote West African village. Beyond the cliffs lies the World of Wind, where the Nassaras reign. One night his older brother Samba disappears. Defying the village elders, Adama decides to set off in searc...


Isidoro, known by everyone as Easy, is lonely and depressed. His career as a young go-kart driver was interrupted, after gaining so much weight. So he went back to live with his mother, and passes his days watching TV and eating diet food. On...
HJARTASTEINN

In a remote fishing village in rural Iceland, Thor and Christian are best friends whose home lives are unsatisfactory, to say the least. While Thor suffers from absentee parenting, Christian's drunken and abusive father is,...
-JEUNE FEMME

When a key doesn’t get Paula into her ex-lover’s apartment, her attempts at head-butting the door open also prove unsuccessful. A bleeding head wound opens this kinetic, urgent portrait of a heartbroken young woman who is h...


Agnese and Stefano are profoundly different. She is only seventeen, lives with her mother – a harsh and devoted woman – is a regular church-goer and is about to take a vow of chastity to last until marriage. He is twenty-five, has a violent t...


A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years - she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrific...
DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG

Switzerland, 1971. Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social uphea...
A FABRICA DE NADA

One night, a group of workers realizes that the administration is stealing machines and raw materials from their own factory. As they organize to survey the equipments and block the relocation of the production, they a...
ŠVENTASIS

When the US financial crisis hit the world economy in 2008, even a small village in Lithuania could not escape the waves of recession and unemployment. Vytas is fired from the factory and looks for a new job in order to escape...


Two years after serving prison time for drunk-driving, causing the death of his girlfriend, Ben returns to his hometown of Waldstille in the Southern Netherlands. There he has to face his embittered parents-in-law, who gained custody of his d...





Belinda is 9, she loves snow, ice to slide on, and more than anything her sister with whom she lives in a foster home until they are parted. Belinda is 15, not the type to work in a shoe shop but more in mechanics at a pinch. Belinda is 23, s...


Joseph Beuys, the man with a hat, the felt, and the “fat corner”. Thirty years after his death he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. Back then he was trying to patiently explain how “money shouldn't be a commodity.” He knew...
KOMUNIA

When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family. She li...
In 1979 renowned US writer James Baldwin began work on his last, unfinished text “Remember this House”. His personal memories of his three murdered civil rights friends Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King and his reflections on his own pai...
A satirical documentary parable about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, comes to address us for the first and the last time. Researched through 20.000 pages of a most eclectic bibliography, filmed by dozens of established and a...
CARRÉ 35

Plot 35 is a place that was never mentioned in my family. It is where my elder sister, who died aged three, is buried. The sister about whom I was told nothing, or nearly nothing, and of whom my parents had oddly never kept...
IN LOCO PARENTIS

A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. For John, Rock Music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collab...
Three groups of refugees just arrived in the Netherlands are "interviewed" by actor Valentijn Dhaenens, who is impersonating a social worker. He explains to the first group how much they’re costing, the risks they bring, and why Europeans don’t want ...


A quiet Bulgarian community on the Turkish border finds itself in the middle of the refugee crisis. In the village, among the candidates running for mayor, Ivan, the local postman has a vision. He decides to run for mayor and turn the dying v...



Belle de Jour will be screened in the presence of Ali Badrakhan and followed by a Q&A.

Severine is a beautiful young housewife hiding hides a cracked interior, who cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life. When...
Breaking the Waves will be screened in the presence of Kamla Abu Zekry and followed by a Q&A.

In a small and religious coastal town, a simple devoutly religious Scottish woman, Bess McNeill, finds partner in an oil rig worker from N...
MIA AIONIOTITA KAI MIA MERA

Eternity and a Day will be screened in the presence of Tamer El Said and followed by a Q&A.

Great author Alexander is preparing to leave the house by the sea which has always been his h...



London is held in the grip of a vicious serial killer whose modus operandi is to murder his victims by strangling them with a necktie. After the brutal murder of his ex-wife, down-on-his luck, Richard Blaney, an ex-Royal Air Force officer, is suspect...
In London, two-bit hustler Harry Fabian longs for “a life of ease and plenty.” Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shiftin...
Hampstead Heath, London. A dead body is discovered in the undergrowth. The victim, the young Sapphire Robbins, was stabbed several times in a frenzied attack. When police superintendent Robert Hazard and his bigoted Inspector unravel the mystery of t...



In 1987, Alexandre Promio, employed by the company A. Lumiere et films, placed his cinematograph along the Nile in what was then known geographically as The Turkey of Asia. By doing so, he captured the first images shot in Egypt and Palestine. These ...
ARCHITECTES AYOROU

"Architectes Ayorou" explores both the traditional and new architecture of Ayorou, an island on the river Niger in the archipelago of Tillaberi. This short film provides a startling glimpse into Jean Rouch's metho...
16mm – Color – Footages partially edited


Shot in collaboration with Zeinab El-Deeb.

A portrait of the renowned Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, focusing on the traditional techniques of mud architecture and the value in ...








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