Life in Europe

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    So many questions face our great continent today. Maybe even too many. It is not the easiest of times, but certainly not the worst. Economy, education, health, income, immigration, refugees, the rise of far right... many questions indeed. How we deal with these questions today will likely define tomorrow's reality. Let's watch and think together. Our future relies on it.

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    The Border Fence

    • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    • 2018

    In precisely composed shots, Nikolaus Geyrhalter explores the few square kilometers around the Brenner Pass, telling an urgent story about Europe in the process.

    By Then

    • Matthieu Dibelius
    • 2018

    Taxi driver Kofi steers his regular customers through a changing Paris, as the car radio reports on the new reality of France.

    But Now Is Perfect

    • Carin Goeijers
    • 2018

    The southern Italian village of Riace once symbolized successful refugee resettlement, but it’s here of all places where things go wrong for the Nigerian woman Becky Moses.

    Central Airport THF

    • Karim Aïnouz
    • 2018

    Tempelhof is an iconic airport in Berlin that has served as a refugee camp since 2015. In the immense hangars, life goes on in spite of it all.

    De chaque instant

    • Nicolas Philibert
    • 2018

    Nicolas Philibert follows nursing students to reveal the huge pressures and responsibilities that weigh on their young shoulders.

    Diagnosis

    • Ewa Podgórska
    • 2018

    Disorienting images of a city blend with therapy sessions in which deep memories and emotions come to the surface. What kind of animal is the city?

    Compulsory Figures

    • Ewa Kochańska
    • 2018

    Marina is determined that her daughter Julia is going to be a figure skater. Here in Poland, her family has opportunities that they simply didn’t have in Ukraine.

    Entrepreneur

    • Virpi Suutari
    • 2018

    A portrait of two totally different Finnish companies: a plodding, traditional family business and an innovative young enterprise with international potential.

    Good Neighbours

    • Stella van Voorst van Beest
    • 2018

    Two neighbors conduct a survey among lonely old people for the Rotterdam city council. They soon decide to abandon their questionnaires and take action.

    Hungary 2018

    • Eszter Hajdú
    • 2018

    In a politically ruptured Hungary, left-winger Ferenc Gyurcsány gives his all in the battle against rising nationalism, personified by Viktor Orbán.

    Lost Reactor

    • Alexandra Westmeier
    • 2018

    A prestigious but never-completed Soviet nuclear power station in Crimea now stands in ruins, but several outsiders have found their salvation in this desolate place.

    A Northern Soul

    • Sean McAllister
    • 2018

    Steve is a warehouse worker in Hull, England who uses music to make a small but important difference in the lives of local children, despite his own difficult circumstances.

    Sheep Hero

    • Ton van Zantvoort
    • 2018

    An idealistic Dutch shepherd does everything in his power to keep his local business afloat in these neoliberal times.

    To the Four Winds

    • Michel Toesca
    • 2018

    A portrait of a rebellious farmer on the border between France and Italy, who risks his own freedom to help migrants on their journey.

    When the War Comes

    • Jan Gebert
    • 2018

    An unsettling portrait of a right-wing paramilitary group of Slovakians, who train in the forest every weekend, preparing for the coming war.

    You Are My Friend

    • Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster
    • 2018

    A heartwarming film about the ups and downs of six-year-old Branche from Macedonia, as he learns to make friends at his new Dutch school.