edition 22 January - 2 February 2014
Hubert Bals Fund
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Ma belle gosse
Summer vacation. Island, beach, ice cream, family. It is all so relaxed and innocent, but seventeen-year-old Maden seems to be somewhere else. There is a...
Shalimar Preuss, 2012, France, 80 min.
Experimental documentary about the port of Rotterdam. Silent, black & white and yet modern. See More Than Film, Mind the Gap.
Karel Doing, Greg Pope, 1997, Netherlands, 11 min.
A young woman incorporates the everyday verbal intimidation she has to put up with on the streets into an exorcism ritual.
Emilie Jouvet, 2004, France, 4 min.
madre, il figlio e l'architetto, La
The filmmaker's fascination with a church intensifies when she discovers the church was designed by the father of a former lover.
Petra Noordkamp, 2012, Netherlands, 16 min.
Magnificent Life of the Prince
Slide a snake, a fox or a floating television slowly and patiently in front of the camera and record it frame by frame. Talent and humour do the rest.
Mahsa Shoja Araghi, 2011, Iran, 14 min.
To care for her dying mother, Chayo returns to the village where she once left her husband and children behind. Despite being surrounded by beauty and love,...
Enrique Rivero, 2012, Mexico, 84 min.
maison vide, La
A rich lady leaves her home for the weekend. When a labourer's son comes to the empty house, their lives become intertwined.
Mathieu Hippeau, 2013, France, 19 min.
Make Art, Not War
A cardboard city and a tank that shoots beautiful graffiti on the walls. The title says it all: Make art, not war!
Sasan Sadeghpour, 2012, Iran, 4 min.
Chaos in a diner built in a rolling wheel when the gravitational pull changes and sets off a chain of events. Strange and hallucinating fiction.
Phillip Barker, 2011, Canada, 12 min.
Manhã de Santo António
João Pedro Rodrigues celebrates the patron saint, architecture and people of Lisbon, bewitched with longing, loss and desire.
João Pedro Rodrigues, 2012, Portugal, France, 25 min.
María is a prostitute. The filmmaker reveals exactly how that feels. Made with a lot of love and empathy.
Mónica Lairana, 2012, 13 min.
Focuses on special relationship between sect leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his follower, the tormented alcoholic Freddie Quell (Joaquin...
Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012, USA, 137 min.
Matei Child Miner
Matei lives with his grandfather in Romania. His parents have gone to work in Italy. After arguing with his grandfather, he leaves. A poignant, beautifully...
Alexandra Gulea, 2013, Romania, Germany, France, 80 min.
Adolfo makes several films each year, without losing quality. This time it’s a dramatic crime family story with impressive acting and equally impressive...
Adolfo B. Alix Jr., 2012, Philippines, 86 min.
Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Theo appears. Theo is a tramp. Fred lets Theo...
Diederik Ebbinge, 2013, Netherlands, 87 min.
A killer, a musician, a friend of the musician, a prostitute and an old man embark on a journey to a so-called 'Belfry of Happiness'. A high-speed and highly...
Alexei Balabanov, 2012, Russia, 83 min.
Like a backpacker's dream. On the veranda, with a view of the river, listening to guitar music. Indoors, the spirit of an earlier film.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012, Thailand, United Kingdom, 57 min.
Money and love worries of swimming teacher Aldo and rum factory worker Monica in Melaza, the cradle of Cuban sugarcane. With tangible love for Cuba, the...
Carlos Lechuga, 2012, Cuba, France, Panama, 80 min.
Melody for a Street Organ
Two little kids - a brother and a sister - leave their orphanage and embark on a journey in search of their long-lost father. A reversed 'Christmas Carol' that...
Kira Muratova, 2009, 153 min.
A meditation on immortality. memento mori is a hallucinatory time-lapse made from over 100,000 photographs from the maker's life.
Dan Browne, 2012, Canada, 28 min.
Memories Look at Me
A film in which the characters are all themselves and we look on in silence: a daughter with a life of her own in Beijing visits her parents in her birthplace....
Song Fang, 2012, 91 min.
Memories of Others, The
A film made up of found photos and slides. In a collage of these images, a new story is created about the inevitable end.
Bahar Samadi, 2013, 8 min.
Men of the Earth
No dialogue, yet original and emotionally engaging. About road workers engaged in a strange and impressive ritual.
Andrew Kavanagh, 2011, Australia, 10 min.
micro burgueses, Los
Unique (and bizarre) web series are being created all around the world. Social satire about the adventures of three friends in a suburb of Mexico City.
Sebastián Hofmann, 2012, 45 min.
Minimal Difference, A
The material structure of personal archival images is conflated with the abstraction of Kelly's personal experience of seeing.
Jean-Paul Kelly, 2012, Canada, 5 min.
Miroir mon amour
The story starts where the tale ends: Snow White wakes up to the age of sexuality and discovers a world where the dwarves have become tall, and her Prince...
Siegrid Alnoy, 2012, France, 84 min.
This programme unites two very different studies in reflexivity. A documentary selfportrait is mirrored by a highly stylized re-use of old, anonymous footage.
A poetic moment from Tarkovsky’s The Mirror is folded back onto itself. The passage of a woman through a corridor becomes a hypnotic moment of...
Jelena Vanoverbeek, 2013, 2 min.
Misericordia: The Last Mystery of Kristo Vampiro
Anyone lulled by Khavn's strikingly accessible Mondomanila is in for a shock. The Filipino film beast punishes his audience here again, just like old...
Khavn De La Cruz, 2013, Philippines, 70 min.
An exciting thriller in retro style about Mumbai’s underworld of sex horror films in the 1980s. The naïve Sonu, one of two brothers running a dirty movies...
Ashim Ahluwalia, 2012, India, 110 min.
The dreams, desires and memories of a confused refugee from Iran. A gripping composition of images and sounds.
Parisa Yousef Doust, 2013, Iran, Netherlands, 33 min.
Iranian absurdism. A man and a woman have a suitcase full of money to share out in an inhospitable border area. Giving money away starts playfully, but adopts...
Mani Haghighi, 2012, Iran, 100 min.
Mory Wants a Wife
A documentary about Mory, who can’t find a wife without a house of his own, and without a wife he has no way to live out his lusts.
Abtin Baktash, 2013, Iran, 42 min.
Applying an additional mirror effect to a film that is already an elaborate play on this notion, a single close-up turns into a confronting hallucination.
Jelena Vanoverbeek, 2012, Belgium, 1 min.
Last day of official mourning for a child. Mother receives her final visitors: the guilty parties. Masterfully captured in a single shot.
Pimpaka Towira, 2012, 15 min.
The power of images confirmed. Motion Pictures includes films without images, with deteriorated or contaminated images and with an overdose of images....
Pulls from many children's letters to past US presidents and becomes timeless and topical when placed within the current state of the nation.
Nina Yuen, 2012, 5 min.
muerto y ser feliz, El
A melancholy hitman who doesn’t hit anymore sets off with a girl in an old car. Their baggage: a cooler filled with morphine and a gun. Wry and tender road...
Javier Rebollo, 2012, Spain, Argentina, France, 94 min.
München - Geheimnisse einer Stadt
Munich seen as every city worth living in. A playful hybrid of documentary and (science) fiction, a cinematic essay and literary reverie with a blind visionary...
Dominik Graf, 2000, 120 min.
How to start a successful gay pop group? Comedy series about friends Clara and Seth's musical ambitions. Massively over the top, Muscle Top!
Ry Russo-Young, 2011, 11 min.
Museum of Imagination
Extraordinary, intriguing and unconventional portrait of art historian and professor B.N. Goswamy.
Amit Dutta, 2012, India, 20 min.
My Dog Killer
Marek has no real friends except his guard dog and hangs out with skinheads. When his dispirited mother reappears in his life, Marek faces a horrible...
Mira Fornay, 2013, Slovakia, Czech Republic, 90 min.
My Glorious Childhood
Having grown up in Iran, Nafrisi continued her art studies in the Netherlands. Here she literally carried her childhood around through the streets of...
Golrokh Nafisi, 2010, 6 min.
My Lifetime (Malaika)
Unique recording of Ghana's National Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals at the National Theatre in Accra.
Katarina Zdjelar, 2012, Netherlands, 6 min.
My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns
Somewhere in an old provincial city in Iran that’s been there for thousands of years lives a pleasant eccentric. His passion is making cowboy films and his...
Kamran Heydari, 2012, Iran, 65 min.
My Sister's Quinceañera
A different Americana, far removed from jeans ads and truck commercials. Mexican-American residents of small-town Iowa, non-professional actors, depict the...
Aaron Douglas Johnston, 2013, 72 min.
My Stolen Revolution
As a student, the director managed to flee revolutionary Iran. Many who stayed behind did not survive. When there are renewed protests in Teheran 30 years...
Nahid Persson Sarvestani, 2013, Sweden, 75 min.