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    • Dejan Petrović
    • Serbia
    • 2021
    • 20 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

      Distinctively framed, observational footage of a dog rescue center in Serbia, and in particular of the endearing dog Vanja and her anonymous trainer. Can humans and animals learn from each other? And what works best: punishment or reward?

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      All Light, Everywhere

      • Theo Anthony
      • United States
      • 2021
      • 109 min
      • Best of Fests

        Blending styles and different points of view, this cinematic essay explores the shared histories of image technology, weapons, and policing—from the earliest photos and pigeons fitted with cameras to modern combat drones and bodycams.

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        Anamnesis

        • Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe
        • Germany
        • 2021
        • 111 min
        • Best of Fests

          An original portrait of a murderer during his last year in jail. The film confronts us with questions about the impact of our past and whether there is such a thing as “the truth.”

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          Atlantide

          • Yuri Ancarani
          • Italy, France
          • 2021
          • 105 min
          • Masters

            In Venice, city of water, teenagers like Daniele don’t have souped-up mopeds but powerful speedboats, or barchini. This atmospheric, hyper-realistic film progresses from a dreamlike beginning to an operatic climax.

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            The Balcony Movie

            • Pawel Lozinski
            • Poland
            • 2021
            • 101 min
            • Masters

              The sidewalk in front of his apartment is the stage at which director Pawel Lozinski directs his camera. Passersby stop for a chat, tell their life story, and collectively paint a picture of contemporary Poland.

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              The Banality of Grief

              • Jon Bang Carlsen
              • Denmark
              • 2021
              • 71 min
              • Masters

                After his wife dies, the renowned Danish documentary filmmaker Jon Bang Carlsen starts work on a new film. But everything he sees reminds him of her absence. His film thus becomes “a little stammering love letter."

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                Bancal

                • Rafael Montezuma
                • Spain
                • 2021
                • 29 min
                • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

                  Santiago performs each action with intense concentration: searching out the right stone, chiseling it a bit, carefully positioning it atop the others. And with equal serenity and attentiveness, this stunning, mysterious film contemplates his masterly work.

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                  The Beach of Enchaquirados

                  • Ivan Mora Manzano
                  • Ecuador
                  • 2021
                  • 86 min
                  • International Competition

                    A sense of unfulfilled longing intermingles with irresistible, liberating warmth in this poetic portrait of the Ecuadorian fisher Vicky and the local transgender community she’s part of.

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                    Beirut: Eye of the Storm

                    • Mai Masri
                    • Lebanon, France
                    • 2021
                    • 75 min
                    • Masters

                      Four young women in Beirut document a turbulent period in recent Lebanese history, from the uprising against the ruling regime to the subsequent lockdown and then, just months later, the gigantic explosion at the port.

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                      Bigger than Us

                      • Flore Vasseur
                      • France
                      • 2021
                      • 96 min
                      • Best of Fests

                        Young people all over the world are opposing inequality, climate disruption, and other injustices. Melati, an Indonesian activist combating plastic pollution, travels the world visiting courageous fellow activists of her own generation. What motivates them?

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