Where The Wind Blew tells the story of how the Cold War super powers, in their race to develop more and more deadly bombs, spent forty years developing weapons capable of wiping out entire nations, while sacrificing their own vulnerable populations in the name of national security. We may have become complacent about nuclear testing – but the Doomsday Clock which warns us about the threat of how nuclear global destruction takes us closer to Armageddon, is ticking steadily towards midnight.Read More
On October 6th, 2012, at approximately midnight, a Swiss banker, Michel Yagchi, committed suicide in the basement of his house in Geneva. That evening, Michel’s entire family was out of the country, travelling to Brussels to attend the graduation of Michel’s eldest son Yvann. Three years later, Yvann decided to start investigating his father’s mysterious suicide, concurrently confronting his family and his father’s friends and colleagues.Read More
Morocco has one of the highest migration rates in the world. It is estimated that 3 million Moroccans live abroad. Since the first rural exodus movements in the 1950s, Moroccan cinema has witnessed all major migratory milestones: the phenomenon of the “patera” or dinghies, the life in Europe, homecoming… This documentary, The Ulysses of the 21st century takes a migratory tour through Moroccan cinema.Read More
This documentary offers a very intimate and hence mostly profound look into the different lifes of Finland’s people… A “StoryTent” was settled up in market places around Finland to collect stories from random passers-by without thematic limitations imposed by the film crew. Thus something unexpected happened: The tent became an intimate confession room and a magic stage where stories of communal memory, love and life became a Story within a story.Read More
In the 1920’s Han van Meegeren is considered a very talented painter who meets the actress Jólanka Lakatos, the wife of Abraham Bredius, the most important art critic of his day. Bredius ruthlessly takes revenge on Han by vilifying his work in public. Han van Meegeren then moves to France, concentrating on one thing only: revenge on Bredius by painting a perfect Johannes Vermeer.Read More
2017 Berlinale Panorama competition
Casablanca, June 11, 1986, day of the world cup
After yet another blunder, an embittered cop, Daoud, is sent by his dissatis edsuperiors to spend a day on a bridge between two warring neighborhoods to protect the hypothetical passage of the Royal procession.
At the same time a hopeless Don Quixote and a lazy Don Juan, Daoud is a pathetic womanizer who is the despair of everyone, starting with his lucid and exhausted wife and his ill- tempered chief.
Prisoner of the bridge, Daoud will be transformed upon contact with the inhabitants of both villages. He will learn maturity after spending time with a ve year old child and a mother who upheld her dignity, despite a shaved skull by the secret police. He will take a life lesson from two Moqadems*, mean-spirited enemy brothers and a facetious head of police.
This seemingly normal day made of absurd waiting, improbable encounters and brutal poetry takes place under the giant shadow of a messianic monarch whose passage disturbs the delicate balance of this motley population.
* Representatives of power at the level of a neighborhood or a village.
2016 DOCUTAH Raven winner: Best Foreign Film
Can we really be fully human without Free Speech? Is free speech the oxygen of our society? Without it we crumble. Free Speech Fear Free get’s to the core of what free speech really is, and the impact it has on our day to day lives. It compares the UK with Belarus and shows what life is really like without Free Speech. It tells chilling stories of a dictatorship that destroys people’s standard of living.Read More
1945. Jules rentre chez lui après avoir combattu dans le maquis français. Il essaye de reconstruire sa vie dans un pays ravagé par quatre années de guerre. Quand sa fiancée est retrouvée assassinée avec une famille de fermiers allemands chez qui elle travaillait, Jules, engagé comme gendarme, participe à l’enquête policière. Sa recherche de la vérité se heurte rapidement aux efforts en haut lieu pour enterrer les zones d’ombre des années de l’Occupation.Read More