Hand-drawn animation is not the art of moving pictures, but rather the art of drawn movements, claimed the experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren.
Professor Jiří Myslík offers an engaging lecture on the physical criteria for capturing images on black and white media. His interpretation of the exposure of human skin is accompanied by playful illustrations that place the firm firmly in the celebrated tradition of Czechoslovak educational films.
“Life has given me time. However, I’ve never spent that time to really live.” Jen is an ordinary guy with big dreams and hopes. But, time has passed him by. A lot has happened. What has Jen been doing for the past ten years?
Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York: seductive yet repellent monsters. The contradiction insinuates itself into the daily lives of those who populate theses megacities.
Grande-Synthe, Northern France, 2002. J.D. loads his rifle and drives through town, looking for people with an
immigrant background. His wild odyssey ends up with the murder of a 17-year-old North African. 10 years after the events, the film follows the murderer’s path, confronting the city’s urban metamorphosis to J.D.’s voice, reconstructed from his criminal case report.
A film about architecture and our personal relation with it.
My brother and I have a mother born in Algeria. Akice, one of my brother friend, has her grand father Harki (muslim involved with France during the independance war). I want to film those two characters to catch the Story the have inside...
Photographic and filmic portraits of women with engaged and disengaged expressions, forced smiles, nodding, evasive; the film's description gives a source for the photographs, but their authenticity is uncertain.
20 Women born in the year 1906 share their memories in a film that turns stories of long-ago lives into remarkable landscape paintings and images of current events.
Five former shipbuilders tell personal cock-and-bull stories about drinking, socialising, accidents and fighting in a tough-as-nails man's world at the legendary B&W shipyard on Refshaleøen, Copenhagen.
An insight into today's Iran, through a simple device: following a group of firemen in Tehran.
We shall see the country in its critical moments, when tongues untie, when gestures are more spontaneous, and doors open more easily.
Cross the ruins of the factory, remembering repeated gestures...
Mental Troglodyte is a personal film commentary on the Czech presidential elections in 2013.
The process of voting for one or the other candidate functions merely as a background. The main focus is on the confrontation of two political positions – the necessity to vote for one of the two candidates as opposed to the option not to vote at all.
In the new life of Piedad nobody knows what is true or memory and what is product of her illness.
Through found archival material, the film seeks to establish a map of the social monitoring of police abuse, while following the journey of two prowlers through the night. One of them will surely be arrested.
The war report on a Christmas concert of local pop stars for Bosnian soldiers.
A unique recording from 1936 in South Africa captures the voice of a man named Mukalap, who invites the Europeans to listen to him and hear his native language, !Ora. The film is a response to Mukalap’s message...
An associative film about blending the personal with the common, about the relationship of the memories of a place and memories of individuals, about the processes of reconciliation and coming to terms with something. A film about searching for paths from small to big Berlin and more.
In the communist Romania we had but a single brand of each basic product: the Relaxa mattress, the Dragasani sneakers, the Pegas bicycle, the Mobra motorcycle, the Fieni bulbs and the Ileana sewing machine were the stars of the Romanian golden era.
In Mexico, first prize winner at Oberhausen Short Film Festival, we are taken to Mexico City and back to Toronto in a timeless, beautifully filmed and paced journey through the 'New World Order’ with images of bullfights, dinosaur graveyards, aquariums, tourists climbing the Aztec Pyramids and the belching smoke of a North American factory polluting the Mexican jungle.
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