Program A to Z

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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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      All Kinds of Limbo, XR Broadcast

      • Toby Coffey
      • United Kingdom
      • 2020
      • 15 min
      • do {not} touch, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

        An intimate musical journey using immersive techniques to celebrate live performance, drawing inspiration from the Caribbean influence on British music through genres such as reggae, grime, and calypso.

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        • Alberto Grifi, Massimo Sarchielli
        • Italy
        • 1975
        • 225 min
        • Top 10

          Two filmmakers take in the homeless, heavily pregnant 16-year-old Anna. This cinéma vérité classic is not only a depiction of the deeply divided Italy of the 1970s, but also a fascinating portrait of the dynamics between filmmaker and subject.

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          • 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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            • 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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