When Muhamad Zein Pundagau becomes a transvestite and changes his name to Renita, his traditional family forces him out of their home. After 25 years in Jakarta he decides to return to his home village to seek his parents’ forgiveness.
At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.
The Dispossessed examines the global food crisis from the viewpoint of farmers in various countries, exploring how their situation relates to the economic crisis, rural exodus, and dwindling natural resources.
Alphée shares much in common with other five year olds. She likes to laugh, and to play and she has a vivid imagination. Unlike other kids, she has an extremely rare genetic disorder—Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome—that affects neuromuscular development...
The docu-fiction essay portrays self-taught but ambitious right-wing populists who long to play a high-stakes game and act as fictional characters, grey eminences or manly heroes.
The revenge of a housemaid against her masters. A joyful and impertinent short film, written and directed with Carlos Mayolo.
Acto de fé (1970) adapts Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story Erostratus about a man on the verge of despair who decides to buy a gun and go out to kill at random.
Resorting to found footage and editing, the film creates the illusion that Washington has been bombed from the air.
Satirical film about the Carnival of Cali.
Dramatic events tied to the assassination of Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich inspired a remarkable film in 1964, brought to life by director Jiří Sequens.
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.
The film exploits both dream and variations on free imagination to depict the theme of Toyen. It suggestively evokes the way in which this Surrealist painter broke down the borders between vision and reality in her daily existence, and the extent to which she experimented with her own life in order to penetrate the depths of her subconscious.
An insight on sensorial experiences, collective memory and sense of identity of the wool workers from Covilhã (Portugal), establishing a link with the abandoned and degraded factories that have once been a symbol of prosperity.
“It is precisely in a state of accelerated cosmopolitanization that Portuguese culture lives today”. This statement by the portuguese writer Miguel Real, in his book Fundamental Traits of Portuguese Culture was an inspiration to register a villager in Alentejo region (Portugal).
Hands tell stories. Their deep traces carry the weight of work, they rejoice in youth and remember the life that has passed. A poetic documentary and a reflection on the contrast between youth and old age.
A film about architecture and our personal relation with it.
On may 22nd, 1958, General Humberto Delgado gave the famous speech that concluded his rally in Chaves, at the Cine-Parque. The secret police PIDE destroyed all voice recordings of the General after the campaign, except this one, because it was buried in a backyard for many years.
A documentary about a woman who works for a Portuguese textile company that produces baby clothes. The film is a conversation in which she reveals a singular perspective about the daily life in the company with some socio-political issues.
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