Family Matters

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    Making amends with family is a universal challenge. No matter where, when or with whom, it's always difficult, and always important. Afterward it may never be the same again, yet somehow, every time feels quite similar!

    Items in this selection

    Absence of Me

    • Melina Terribili
    • 2018

    An original look at the pain of living in exile, constructed from photos, films and sound recordings left behind by the celebrated Uruguayan musician Alfredo Zitarrosa.


    • Naomi Kawase
    • 2006

    This intensely intimate and sometimes painful film is part of Naomi Kawase’s series of short films about her adoptive mother.


    • Fernando Martín Restelli
    • 2018

    This disarmingly frank portrait of a restless boy and the adults in his life is an intimate look at tenderness and parental love in uncertain times.


    • Carmen Torres
    • 2018

    A tender, acclaimed directorial debut about a dual journey: to a far-off biological mother in Colombia and an adoptive mother in memory.


    • Naomi Kawase
    • 1992

    In this first film in a short series about her family, Naomi Kawase searches for her father.

    A Haunted Past

    • Fatma Riahi
    • 2018

    A personal portrait of a broken Tunisian-Bosnian family. Ex-prisoner and ex-jihadist Tawfik has been left alone to take care of his three teenage daughters.


    • Naomi Kawase
    • 1994

    Naomi Kawase’s affectionate and poignant portrait of the great-aunt who adopted her, and of their intimate bond.


    • Emmanuelle Bonmariage
    • 2018

    A playful and moving journey through the life and work of Belgian documentary filmmaker Manu Bonmariage, intimately captured by his daughter Emanuelle.

    A Marriage Story

    • Helena Třeštíková
    • 2017

    A Czech couple make it through 35 years of marital ups and downs, until a deep crisis almost wrecks their marriage.

    Mussolini’s Sister

    • Juna Suleiman
    • 2018

    Within the small world of the elderly Hiam, large themes such as arranged marriage, loneliness and decline are explored through her granddaughter’s camera lens.


    • Andrés Di Tella
    • 2007

    An investigation by Argentine director Andrés Di Tella into his mother’s Indian origins, and ultimately his own identity.

    Private Universe

    • Helena Třeštíková
    • 2012

    A compelling chronicle of an average family against the backdrop of Czech history over the course of 37 years.

    Samouni Road

    • Stefano Savona
    • 2018

    A compelling reconstruction of a drone attack in Gaza that claimed the lives of 29 members of the same family, told through the memories of survivors.


    • María Silvia Esteve
    • 2018

    A poetic family chronicle in which a diplomat’s daughter and her sisters try to come to grips with the tragic life of their mother.

    A Sister’s Song

    • Danae Elon
    • 2018

    In a Greek convent, a nun named Tatiana receives a visit from her sister, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Why did Tatiana make such radical decisions?

    Three Identical Strangers

    • Tim Wardle
    • 2018

    The astonishing story of the reunion of identical triplets who were separated at birth takes an unexpected and tragic turn.

    Unconditional Love

    • Rafał Łysak
    • 2018

    The love between the deeply religious 80-year-old Teresa and her grandson Rafal is put to the test when he tells her he’s gay.


    • Young Sun Noh
    • 2018

    A poetic musing in which the Korean filmmaker Young Sun Noh dreams about her Japanese grandmother, whom she never knew.