edition 22 January - 2 February 2014
Hubert Bals Fund
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Para armar un helicóptero
Raw, original film set in apocalyptic Mexico City where heavy rain causes loss of power. Young Oliverio knows what to do.
Izabel Acevedo, 2013, Mexico, 35 min.
For Annamaria, paradise lies in Jesus. She devotes her time to missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. One day, after years...
Ulrich Seidl, 2012, 113 min.
The small world of an adult man collapses when his father throws him out of the house. When Parviz is cast out of the community where he has lived for 50...
Majid Barzegar, 2012, Iran, 107 min.
Love affairs, horse races and male duels unfold at an isolated hippodrome by the sea inhabited by very extravagant characters. Muratova’s manifesto on the...
Kira Muratova, 1994, 112 min.
Patience Stone, The
Somewhere in Afghanistan during an unnamed war, a young woman, abandoned by her family, diligently looks after her paralyzed husband. Praying seems to offer...
Atiq Rahimi, 2012, Afghanistan, France, Germany, 98 min.
Anna prostitutes herself so she can visit her sick mother in Japan; Cory is seeking his biological father. Together they make a road trip in hope of a better...
Mike Ott, 2012, USA, Greece, 80 min.
Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses
Another side of Indonesia. With ordinary locations around Yogyakarta (and hence not the tourist Borobudur), an original story told in fragments about an...
Yosep Anggi Noen, 2012, Indonesia, 90 min.
Kurosawa, always exploring the boundaries between art-house and genre films, gives us a fascinating TV series about a vengeful mother seeking her daughter's...
Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2012, Japan, 270 min.
Portrait of a poor and aged couple waiting for death and filling time with the rituals of routine. Picturesque and realistic documentary, with a leading role...
Eduardo Villanueva, 2013, Mexico, 89 min.
Perpendicular to the Path
Mahan Moalemi, 2011, 10 min.
High-speed cut and paste. Paisley patterns on 16mm film create a mildly hallucinatory trip with a very 1960s feel.
Jodie Mack, 2012, 3 min.
Persistence of Vision
Unusual films with a story or commitment centering on an exceptional place, event or story and, naturally, how this has been portrayed.
Pervert's Guide to Ideology, The
Slavoj Žižek, the most media-savvy philosopher of the past decade, is also a great film buff with a surprising list of favourites. Filmmaker Fiennes took him...
Sophie Fiennes, 2012, 136 min.
The only still extant cinema advert by Andor von Barsy.
Andor von Barsy, 1930, Netherlands, Netherlands, 1 min.
Phantoms of a Libertine
16mm animism that enigmatically reveals a lost friend through the objects, photographs, and dust, that is all that remains to illuminate an empty flat.
Ben Rivers, 2012, 10 min.
You live alone. You work for a loan shark and occasionally break a limb of someone who doesn’t pay up, so the insurance will. Everything is grubby, grey and...
Kim Ki-Duk, 2012, South Korea, 104 min.
Investigation into the suspicious death of a campaigner who disappeared under the monstrous wheels of a mine truck. Artist and social activist Ai Weiwei put a...
Ai Weiwei, 2012, China, 102 min.
An anthology on the work of Alice Guy, a French pioneer filmmaker/first female director in the motion picture industry. Most of the films by this contemporary...
Daniela Abke, 2012, Germany, 13 min.
Plastic Rap with Frieda
Frieda performs her rap song with a bevy of dolls as back-up singers and dancers. Song lyrics by Barbara Lipp and Tom Koken.
Tom Rubnitz, 2012, USA, 4 min.
Point de Gaze
16mm film of pleasing optical illusions created with various patterns of delicate lacework. The title refers to a typically Belgian type of lace.
Jodie Mack, 2012, 5 min.
On the brink, considering diving’s metaphysical resonance as a rite of passage between the moment itself and imminent, inescapable change.
Dryden Goodwin, 2012, United Kingdom, 28 min.
Polaroïd Versus Roman Photo
Variations on a photograph of Charlélie Couture and his musicians. It illustratates that the magic of cinema starts from a still image.
Yves-Marie Mahé, 2012, France, 3 min.
An assortment of humoristic and absurd characters inhabit a utopian city jokingly called 'Polis', supposedly designed by Le Corbusier and Albert Speer.
Erkka Nissinen, 2012, USA, Hong Kong, 15 min.
Polizeiruf 110: Der scharlachrote Engel
A riff on Der Fahnder: Nachtwache. Again a mighty enigmatic woman is in need of police protection - again the case takes unexpected turns. Graf's first...
Dominik Graf, 2005, 90 min.
A gangster film that doesn’t look or feel like one, but like life itself. At least, life in the lawless border area between Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. A...
Midi Z, 2012, Taiwan, Myanmar, 105 min.
Post tenebras lux
Dreamlike, extremely personal and visually surprising film by the Mexican master. Also puzzling. What do those rugby playing kids have to do with that...
Carlos Reygadas, 2012, 120 min.
Postface à la brochure de 1942
Russia's new capitalists have demolished over 200 historic buildings in the city. Parallels with the siege of Leningrad are looming.
Stanislav Dorochenkov, 2013, France, Russia, 27 min.
Short films screened before feature films at the festival.A collection of one-offs.
Short films screened before feature films at the festival. A collection of one-offs.
The here and now, reinforced by references to the recent or ancient past. Grotesque, raw fiction vs careful, precise documentation.
Larraín's take on the bleak reality of life in Chile in his first series for HBO Latin America. A riveting action series about a drug deal that collapses....
Pablo Larraín, 2011, Chile, 120 min.