After the death of John F. Kennedy, Jackie wanted to give her children something to distract them. She thought about buying a film camera. Peter Beard, who was giving John Jr and Caroline art history lessons at the time, suggested to Jackie that she asked Jonas Mekas for this project...
This Movie Is a Gift is a movie about the artist Daniel Spoerri. Actually it's a movie about a thought by Daniel Spoerri: a movie almost without Daniel Spoerri, actually he is mostly re-enacted by a child - not to say anything less than that everything always goes on in life somehow, even if you die in between.
Filmmaker Susanne Brandstaetter explores polarization in the U.S., which shows striking parallels to Europe. An American from L.A. who’s been living all her adult life in Europe, she decides to get close to some non-typical Trump voters in the swing state Ohio.
In Como De la Gana – shot during Pinochet’s dictatorship – Agüero asked his colleagues about what they were filming and whom they made their work for. Thirty years later, now with Chile under a democratic rule, the question has changed to “What is the essence of cinema?”
Director Ignacio Agüero interrupts the production of a film that is taking place in Chile during 1984 to ask the filmmakers what is the point of filming in Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship.
João Pedro Rodrigues films a vacation trip of a family of emigrants, the Fundo, from Paris to his homeland, Trás-os-Montes.
A short film by Ross McElwee, who gave a masterclass at Visions du Réel in 2014.
On desert wilderness, without adults, two boys try to find answers to their questions. They roam through open spaces, without hurry.
Fatumata and Aissato, the mother and the eldest daughter of a large family originally from Guinea-Bissau, discuss love and happiness.
As a poem, a story, a letter and a prayer are spoken, words travel from one language to another, from one speaker and one voice to another, creating connections.
Nawal is a 33-year-old Iranian woman who has decided to take a new direction. She is hoping to break a long silence through a project. Eight years following the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections, in the middle of the boiling ambiance of Tehran, two realities meet each other.
What is hiding behind the walls of the closely guarded building near Smržová u Hradce Králové? The town’s residents have lived with indifference to the goings-on at the facility at their backs. The filmmaker provoked a debate which led to new information, rumors, and fantasies that have accumulated for years around the functioning of the place.
What is there left in life, when you are old, poor and lonely?
What makes good education? Is it important for a good physicist to be familiar with Hoelderlin’s poems? Is striving after moral values something you can teach? Can you give away the most expensive and valued product on the market today as a gift? Or maybe that’s just Theo’s formula.
Eri Mizutani in her movie transgresses hard to cross communication barriers between the worlds of adults and children, deaf and hearing.
This is a gentle and slightly absurdist documentary about the Ardoteli family in the mountains of Georgia who discovered that a Chechen helicopter carrying cheese had crashed by their house.
Its rotation allows us to decipher time and space, thanks to the intervals between the light beams. Without this key, in the sea there would be no time.
World peace, disarmament and re-armament are hackneyed phrases, and the images we see on television and in the paper are hackneyed images. It was with this in mind that I set out – with more than a little delight – to drag the long worn-out images of the Geneva summit between Reagan and Gorbachev into the spotlight once again.
Theatre 2 (Series #4) is a feature documentary, which depicts the relationship between Japan’s leading playwright and director Hirata and the world we live in.
Theatre 1 is a feature length documentary, which closely depicts the world of Oriza Hirata, Japan’s leading playwright and director, and his theatrical company, Seinendan.
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