In honour of Arnošt and Jaroslava Hanibal’s wedding in September 1974, Ivan M. Jirous held the ‘First Festival of Other Culture’ in Postupice, with the passive presence of the police...
The patience, skill and craftsmanship of a father who, for fifty years has made pastries and ice-creams in his shop in the noisy city-centre of Beirut.
Images of a life accomplished in the bitter-sweetness of passing time.
He left home, on a winter morning, wishing to cross France, walking alone from South to North.
He was trusting his luck to meet new people and to reach his only aim: HAPPINESS.
The film director’s 60-year-old father regularly flies to Thailand to enjoy the company of women her own age. Is this love, asks his daughter, or more of a “business”? A light-hearted and personal film.
It is 1998 and Israel is turning fifty...
Happy Farm, an organic vegetable farm, is a part of zen-buddhistic monastery called Plum Village, established by a Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh...
Happy-End is a found footage film: the re-working of someone else's home movies from the 60s and 70s. The sequences selected are taken from many hours of the staged private life of Rudolf and Elfriede, pivoting on demonstrative celebrations, alcohol and cake consumption together...
Sepideh, a film-maker, and Darya, her daughter, make a long journey to meet members of their large family: From Paris to Tehran and further beyond the Afghanistan border.
A meditation, in blue, on the city in winter.
A thirty day music marathon by Swiss musicians Koch-Schütz-Studer turns into a cinematic piece of chamber music.
Hashti, in most traditional houses in Iran, is a octagonal space of distribution and circulation to direct the person towards the various parts of the house, the private (andarouni) and semi-public (birouni) reserved for the reception from abroad and the access to spaces of service.
A mother, who rarely sees her filmmaker son, suddenly encounters a ghost outside of his childhood bedroom. He pays her a long overdue visit, to explore the mystery, and contemplate why his family has drifted apart.
In her feature documentary Syrian director Liwaa Yazji explores what it means to set off in a war. She meets friends and people previously unknown to her at their homes. Domiciles where they live now or where they yet live. Spaces that turned into a sought-after commodity.
Aren't the deformed images of Marx which we often come across in the Czech Republic, a manifestation of the fact that we have not yet come to terms with the communist regime, asks Michael Hauser, philosophy lecturer from the Charles University in Prague. Filmmakers took his question and transformed it into a film. They followed a protest with their camera, they caught Slovenian philosophy bear Slavok Žižek in a Prague archway...
Crowds of people are gathering at Vaclav Havel's funeral and in the meantime, politicians are voting for a law that would confirm Vaclav Havel as the one who was responsible for creating the Czech state. Street sweeps are collecting candles that were brought by mourners and artists are creating a monumental heart from them. It almost seems that with the melting candles, the need for personal interpretation of Havel's legacy disappears as well.
The film consists of 124 brief sketches, each half-a-minute to about two minutes long. Portraits of people I have spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather...
In the streets of Geneva, a stationary bus is open three nights a week for any person practising prostiution, regularly or occasionally. Street sexworkers come in to get free condoms, seringues and other risk reduction material, but mostly they come to talk and exchange.
The film points out the importance of the production of medicines in the National Institute of Public Health in Prague. The film uses a re-enactment frame to present its theme; a mother and a child visit the doctor’s office and the child is served vitamin D in milk against rickets...
A visual dreamscape of Prague streets, a hallucinatory vision of a world from the operating table for robotic heart surgeries, collaged together with the stories narrated by the mysterious Dr. B, who is a gifted surgeon at the centre of a conspiracy and a criminal ring trafficking in human parts, especially hearts.
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