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    Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer

    • Andrey A. Tarkovsky
    • Italy, Russia, Sweden
    • 2019
    • 93 min
    • Luminous

    Who better to get to talk about the life, work and ideas of film director Andrey Tarkovsky than Tarkovsky himself? His son, director Andrey Tarkovsky Jr., uses archive material to compile this film about the master.

    Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue

    • Dorian Supin
    • Estonia
    • 2002
    • 87 min
    • Top 10

    Arvo Pärt rose to fame with his signature minimalist composition style tintinnabuli. In 24 short chapters, this film outlines the inner musical world of one of the most performed living composers.

    Citizen K

    • Alex Gibney
    • United Kingdom, United States, Russia
    • 2019
    • 126 min
    • Masters

    Told against the background of post-Soviet Russia, this is the story of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once one of the richest people in Russia, he also spent 10 years in a Siberian prison. 

    Collective

    • Alexander Nanau
    • Romania, Luxembourg
    • 2019
    • 109 min
    • Best of Fests

    In this explosive political thriller, filmmaker Alexander Nanau brilliantly investigates the consequences of a serious fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. His tenacious research reveals, bit by bit, the deep-seated corruption that plagues his country.

    Dinners

    • Ana Vîjdea, Cosmin Nicoara
    • United States, Romania
    • 2019
    • 20 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    With snapshots of household dinners from across cultural backgrounds, economic circumstances and family arrangements, this VR documentary gives us an unseen “place at the table,” where so much of family life plays out. On show in DocLab: Exhibition (free on-site reservation required) and as part of the DocLab VR-Cinema (regular ticket sales).

    The Euphoria of Being

    • Réka Szabó
    • Hungary
    • 2019
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests, Focus: It Still Hurts

    During the making of a dance theater piece, a special friendship develops between director Réka Szabó and her two leads: the young dancer Emese Cuhorka and the elderly writer and activist Éva Fahidi.

    Forman vs. Forman

    • Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna
    • Czech Republic, France
    • 2019
    • 78 min
    • Masters

    Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman (1932-2018) gives his own account of his eventful career and private life in this collage of interviews, excerpts from film classics, visits to film sets, and home videos shot by Forman himself.

    Froth

    • Ilya Povolotsky
    • Russia, Qatar
    • 2019
    • 84 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A stylishly filmed portrait of a small, idiosyncratic community at the edge of the world. Whether stoical, rebellious or humble, the Russian protagonists determinedly chart their own course.

    The Happiest Thought

    • Agnieszka Polska
    • Germany, Poland
    • 2019
    • 21 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    Artist Agnieszka Polska’s poetic film brings to life the biosphere as it was before the Earth’s greatest wave of extinction. Geo Wyeth’s singing voice forms a mesmerizing additional layer.

    Immortal

    • Ksenia Okhapkina
    • Estonia, Latvia
    • 2019
    • 61 min
    • Best of Fests

    Their forebears were exiles under Stalin, and now they are little cogs in a totalitarian system passed down from generation to generation. This unemotional study of life in an Arctic mining town shows how indoctrination works.

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