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    Acasă, My Home

    • Radu Ciorniciuc
    • Romania, Germany, Finland
    • 2020
    • 86 min
    • Best of Fests

      A filmic portrait of a large Romanian family going though turbulent times. After 20 years of living in nature near Bucharest, they must return to modern, urban society—and all its problems.

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      Anny

      • Helena Třeštíková
      • Czech Republic
      • 2020
      • 67 min
      • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

        For sixteen years Czech film veteran Helena Třeštíková followed Anny, who at the age of 46 took up sex work alongside her job as a restroom attendant. Always a smile, always a cigarette. In just one hour, we watch her life slip by.

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        Arica

        • Lars Edman, William Johansson Kalén
        • Sweden, Chile, Belgium, Norway, United Kingdom
        • 2020
        • 97 min
        • Frontlight

          After the Swedish company Boliden dumped toxic waste in the Chilean desert town of Arica in 1984, thousands of local residents fell ill. In this sequel to Toxic Playground (2009), the filmmakers follow the lawsuit against the mining company.

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          The Ark

          • Dan Wei
          • China
          • 2020
          • 101 min
          • Luminous

            Observation of a crisis in restrained black-and-white, at micro and macro level. With the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding across the globe, an elderly woman fights for her life in a hospital in China. The family refuses to budge from her side, no matter what.

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            O arrais do mar

            • Elisa Celda
            • Spain
            • 2020
            • 18 min
            • Luminous

              A poetic portrait of nighttime activities on the Portuguese coast. A fishing net is hauled in, while further along people search out sexual encounters. The images are dark, with brief flashes of activity—like a nocturnal radiography of a territory.

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              The Art of Living in Danger

              • Mina Keshavarz
              • Iran, Germany
              • 2020
              • 87 min
              • Best of Fests

                Iranian women have lived in fear for decades, with no legal protection against domestic violence. Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz follows a group of activists fighting for change, intertwined with the story of her own family.

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                At Eleven

                • Carolina Admirable García
                • Mexico
                • 2020
                • 22 min
                • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

                  Disarming excerpts from video diaries offer intimate glimpses into the lives of two bubbly Mexican girls, on the cusp of puberty. Lots of what these two best girlfriends do and experience is universal, but not everything.

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                  Atardi — The Life of Curaçao’s Musical Genius Rudy Plaate

                  • Selwyn de Wind
                  • Curaçao
                  • 2020
                  • 120 min
                  • Luminous

                    A chronological homage to singer-songwriter Rudy Plaate, who was born in his beloved Curaçao in 1937. Now that the “singing greengrocer” has dementia, his family and friends tell the story of his colorful life with the help of archive material.

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                    Before the Dying of the Light

                    • Ali Essafi
                    • Morocco
                    • 2020
                    • 70 min
                    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

                      This glittering collage of posters, magazine covers, archive footage, jazz music, and cartoons takes you back to the art scene of 1970s Morocco. It was a time of excitement about the future, but was extinguished by repression.

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                      Below Sea Level

                      • Gianfranco Rosi
                      • United States, Italy
                      • 2008
                      • 115 min
                      • Retrospective

                        About 200 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 20 feet below sea level, a commune of outcasts lives in the middle of the desert. Gianfranco Rosi follows them at a suitable distance, letting the images and the people speak for themselves.

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