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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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        Bitter Love

        • Jerzy Sladkowski
        • Sweden, Finland, Poland
        • 2020
        • 87 min
        • Masters

          An extraordinarily intimate, observational portrait of passengers on a river cruise—full of drama, poetry, vulnerability, humor, and melancholy music. As Russian landscapes peacefully glide by, both young and old struggle with love.

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          A Boy

          • Vitaly Akimov
          • Russia
          • 2020
          • 52 min
          • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

            23-year-old Vitaly Akimov portrays his family in the shrinking Russian provincial town of Arsenyev. His ten-year-old nephew Stepan acts as a guide to this grim environment, appropriately filmed in black and white.

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            Dusk

            • Bálint Bíró
            • Hungary, Belgium, Portugal
            • 2020
            • 21 min
            • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

              An ominous documentary viewing a global theme from the perspective of a small Hungarian community. A “landguard” and his son go on patrol in the border area near Serbia, where an invisible danger looms.

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              The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

              • Iryna Tsilyk
              • Ukraine, Lithuania
              • 2020
              • 74 min
              • Best of Fests

                With bombs falling all around their home in Ukraine, Anna and her four children manage to keep the chaos of war at bay by making a film about their experiences.

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                Everything Will Not Be Fine

                • Adrian Pirvu, Helena Maksyom
                • Romania, Ukraine
                • 2020
                • 82 min
                • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

                  The Chernobyl disaster caused Adrian’s near blindness in one eye. To give his life meaning, he makes a film about other people affected by this event. Falling in love with one of them changes everything, in this moving, candid journey of discovery.

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                  The Foundation Pit

                  • Andrey Gryazev
                  • Russia
                  • 2020
                  • 70 min
                  • Best of Fests

                    This hard-hitting, found-footage film shows Russian citizens voicing their concerns and rage about Putin’s rule. Combined in this way, the clips constitute a powerful protest against a government that appears to have forgotten about its citizens.

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                    Gorbachev. Heaven

                    • Vitaly Mansky
                    • Latvia, Czech Republic
                    • 2020
                    • 100 min
                    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

                      A fascinating interview with former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the most influential figures of the last century, whose rule heralded the end of the Soviet Union. In an intimate setting, he gives his view of Russia then and now.

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                      Hello Grandma

                      • Kamila Chojnacka
                      • Poland
                      • 2020
                      • 29 min
                      • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

                        The intimate record of a family’s life in lockdown. Filmmaker Kamila Chojnacka lives with her toddler and husband in their small home. News reports and telephone conversations with her grandmother form fragile connections to the outside world.

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