DOCUMENTARIES

A selection of documentaries discussing a large array of topics, reflecting the state of our contemporary world. This year this section will include a selection of Irish Short Documentaries.
A Woman Captured
While preparing a project on modern slavery, filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter uncovers a treacherous story. Inside an upscale Hungarian home run by a tyrannical matriarch resides a domestic slave. At 52 years old, Marish labors 20 hours a day without ...
Cassandro, the Exotico!
After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he ...
Easy Lessons
Kafia, a young girl on the brink of adulthood, has to leave behind a lot of what defined her Somalian life as she tries to adapt to her new existence in Hungary. As the family’s cultural values and taboos start to fall apart, Kafia tries to explain a...
Holy Tour
A film to talk about those who encourage the Tour de France, A film about modern-day pilgrims, A film in a bend in the Col d’Izoard, A film about motor homes arriving 15 days before the stage, A film to talk about the time that passes between roa...
I See Red People
The story of a political and personal investigation. After twenty-five years spent in France, director Bojina Panayotova returns to Bulgaria with a terrifying suspicion: what if her family had collaborated with the communist regime’s political police...
Infinite Football
Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s documentary follows Laurenţiu whose life is dedicated to inventing a sophisticated version of soccer based on a firm belief that to make the game fair, its rules must be changed. Rooted in a childhood trauma, th...
McQueen
“My shows are about sex, drugs and rock‘n’roll”: Alexander McQueen brought punk back to the world of fashion. An eccentric designer whose opulent shows were often a source of scandal. McQueen, who died in 2010, was much more than just an enfant terri...
Over the Limit
"You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete," 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches. She's preparing to represent Russia in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics in Brazil. The training is harsh, particularly in mental terms. Ri...
Thank You for the Rain
Over the last four years Kisilu has used his camera to capture the impacts of extreme weather on his family and village in Kenya. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms, and the way they force men to leave their families behind in search for jobs....
The Cleaners
Dive into a secret industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five “digital scavengers,” a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete “inappropriate” content off of the internet. In a parallel strugg...
The Distant Barking of Dogs
The war is rumbling and bombs are exploding in the distance. Ten-year-old Oleg lives with his grandmother in the eastern part of Ukraine, and even though most others have left the area, they have no intentions to escape. With his best friend and cous...
The Greenaway Alphabet
The fascinations of filmmaker Peter Greenaway, whose motto is "art is life and life is art,"are captured like butterflies and arranged in an alphabet, a form that suits him perfectly as an encyclopedist. In intimate conversations with his 16-year-old...
The Other Side of Everything
A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a cou...
When the War Comes
Peter lives a seemingly happy life. He drives a new white SUV, has a pretty girlfriend and recently enrolled at university. However, his real life is elsewhere, as the head of a paramilitary called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak ...
Young and Alive
In the months following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the youth has taken the night. A community has risen, that looks for belonging in a world they don’t understand and seek to change the rules. Led by new faces and unheard groups, with their valu...