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L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image
Lisa Boerstra
A portrait of the twin artist duo L.A. Raeven, whose life and work are strongly interwoven. Food, the ideal of feminine beauty, and their struggle against the clichés about...
L.B.J.
Santiago Alvarez
One of the best known short films by the Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez is L.B.J.. The visual and musical edit has a very high quality. The film is a satire on the...
De laatste Joegoslaven
various directors
Portrait of the Ercig family, living in Belgrade. Father is Croat, mother Serb, but born in Bosnia. Daughter undertakes a journey avoiding all front lines to pay a visit...
Het laatste Joegoslavische elftal
Vuk Janic
Charged soccer matches between Croatia and little Yugoslavia confront former team mates from the Yugoslavian national team with each other.
De laatste sessie
Hans Hylkema
Last date is a portrait of the innovative jazz musician Eric Dolphy. The film consists of six chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue that associatively reconstruct the last...
Labendig
Hannes Schönemann
Most documentaries about people in mental homes are oriented towards the more sensational aspects. Not lacking in voyeurism, they lay emphasis on the patients' deviant...
Laborat
Guillaume Cailleau
A poetic visual essay for those with a strong stomach: laboratory experiments on mice accompanied by experiments in sound and image by the filmmakers.
A Labyrinth of Time
Frank Scheffer
Portrait of composer Elliott Carter (1908) sketches his character, musical development and the musical tradition in the previous century.
The Ladies
Mahnaz Afzali
A public toilet in the centre of Teheran is a ‘therapeutic place’ and a shelter for women who feel like chatting, laughing or crying together.
The Ladies
Christina Voros
In a cramped New York apartment, two elderly ladies live and work together making designer dresses. Unfortunately, their aging clientele isn't ordering up a storm...
The Ladino Ladies' Club
Georgi Bogdanov, Boris Missirkov
Nine descendants of Sephardic Jews get together to talk and sing – in Ladino, the almost extinct language of their people.
Ladoni
Artur Aristakisjan
Arthur Aristakisian grew up in Kishinov, the capital of Moldavia. Between 1986 and 1990, he lived among the tramps and beggars of the city: drug addicts, emotionally...
Lady Kul el Arab
Ibtisam Mara'ana
A fairytale turns to harsh reality when Duah Fares's strictly Islamic fellow villagers learn she wants to participate in a beauty contest.
De lage landen
George Sluizer
A historical survey of the Dutch and their battle against water.
Lagonda
Robin van Erven Dorens
Grandson’s search for grandfather’s dream car that disappeared in World War II also portrays the grandad’s life as an architect.
Lagos - Notes of a City
Jens Wenkel
A kaleidoscopic portrait of Lagos, Nigeria, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, based around the stories of six inhabitants.
Lagos/Koolhaas
Bregtje van der Haak
The renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas wanders through Lagos, presenting his vision of this metropolis.
Lagrimas Negras
Sonia Herman Dolz
The members of the Cuban band ‘La Vieja Trova Santiaguera’ may be 84 years old on average, in their songs about love the five gentlemen combine wisdom with passion....
Lahore Landing
Jeremy Ho
This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.
Lai Lai Dreamtime
Michael Edols
In the past decade in Australia, the pace-of-change in political thinking by filmmakers and theorists about Australian Aborignal people has been very great, yet many of the...
Lakshmi and Me
Nishtha Jain
Filmmaker Nishtha Jain captures her relationship with her maid Lakshmi, who even in contemporary Mumbai can never be equal due to caste differences.
Lale Andersen - die Stimme der Lili Marleen
Irene Langemann
A cinematic biography of the singer Lale Andersen and the song that brought her world fame: Lili Marleen. This success was nurtured by the military radio station Radio...
Lalee's Kin: the Legacy of Cotton
Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke
The principal character in LALEE’S KIN is 62-year-old LaLee Wallace, mother of a family of eight children in Tallahatchie County, in the Mississippi Delta...
Lalli Johns
Thorfinn Gudnason
A modern Robin Hood and Buffalo Bill; that is how Lalli Johns, born Larus B. Svarvasson, sees himself. A drug addict, alcoholic and habitual criminal is how the man in...
Lambert & Co
What gives the films of D.A. Pennebaker their energy is the underlying desire to make everything dance: he wants to make films that have their own momentum. The spectator is meant to be fetched by...
Lament, Song for Transitions
Mathilde ter Heijne
Lamentation singers and the filmmaker herself both use their own techniques to bring focus onto the moments in between different situations.
Lamentation
Christo Doherty, Aryan Kaganof
A visually striking indictment of the South African Border War, a struggle for control of present-day Namibia that went on for decades.
Lampedusa in Winter
Jakob Brossmann
A portrait of the small community on Lampedusa, which is struggling with both a constant influx of migrants and fishermen on strike.
Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit
Werner Herzog
Portrait of a deaf-and-blind woman who helps people who share her handicaps to avoid becoming isolated.
Land Grabbing
Kurt Langbein
Agriculture is an attractive investment, so local farmers all over the world are losing land to international investors – with far-reaching consequences.
Land of Promise
Francis Gysin, Paul Rotha
Paul Rotha started with the production of Land of Promise in 1944, indeed still during the war, but at a time when discussion about post-war society came...
Land of Promise
René Roelofs, Paul Scheffer
Powerful and revealing archive footage illustrates how immigration has affected European societies over the last 60 years.
The Land of the Wandering Souls
Rithy Panh
It’s 1999, and penniless Cambodian workers are digging trenches for Southeast Asia’s first fiber-optic cable, an advancement that will never be theirs.
Land Rush
Hugo Berkeley, Osvalde Lewat
A critical investigative documentary focusing on the major Malian sugar plantation project Sosumar, an example of an international enterprise in which local...
Land Without Bread
Luis Buñuel
Ethnography with a surrealist touch in Luis Buñuel’s revolutionary documentary about poverty in the depressed region of Las Hurdes, Spain.
Landscapes Unknown (II)
Melle van Essen, Riekje Ziengs
"Look with your eyes. You see with your senses." Melle van Essen and Riekje Ziengs's Landscapes Unknown (II) is a film about looking and seeing, art and...
Landschappen waar niemand van weet
Melle van Essen, Riekje Ziengs
Melle van Essen made a portrait of his great-uncle, the controversial painter Melle Oldeboerrigter. Van Essen talks with Oldeboerrigter's sister and her...
De lange tocht van Lu San
Hans Fels
Lu San, senior soldier from Chiang Kai-shek's army in Taiwan, returns to China for the first time to visit his wife, who had not succeeded in fleeing from the mainland with her...
Lap rouge
Lodewijk Crijns
Award-winning graduation film about two eccentric brothers, who have been living in a southern French hamlet with their aged, tyrannical mother since 1959.
Les lapirov passent à l'ouest
Jean-Luc Leon
In May 1981, a Soviet-Jewish family leaves the Soviet-Union for the States. From Moscow to Los Angeles, via Vienna and Rome, Jean-Luc Leon filmed in an often humorous...
Lapje grond
Ben van Lieshout
A visual, poetic ode to a seemingly trivial phenomenon: the allotment garden.
Larry Flynt - The Right to Be Left Alone
Joan Brooker-Marks
The controversial American publisher Larry Flynt looks back on the conflicts in his life and vents his gall on the establishment.
Las Palmas, Chaco
Alejandro Fernandez Moujan
The former workers of a sugar cane factory in a remote corner of Argentina that closed down ten years ago are slowly but surely being cut off from their life...
Las sabanas de Norberto
Hérnan Khourian
The unbelievable story of Norberto Butler, who has been living in a hospital bed since he was a boy.
Last Bus Stop
Zsuzsa Böszörményi, Kai Salminen
For over 60 years, the inhabitants of Szelmenc have suffered from the border that cuts their village in two. The EU authorities are hesitant about...
Last Call at the Oasis
Jessica Yu
A desperate appeal for attention for the impending global water shortage. How long will it be before we resort to using sewage water, and what would that taste like?
Last Chapter
Peter Torbiörnsson
Twenty-five years after surviving a bombing in Nicaragua, a Swedish journalist goes back in search of the truth.
The Last Communist
Amir Muhammad
This road movie with musical influences reveals what pink lotus cakes have in common with Malaysian Communist Party resistance fighters.
Last Conversations
Eduardo Coutinho
In conversations conducted right up until his death, filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho managed to get teenagers to talk candidly using simple questions.
Last Days Here
Don Argott, Demian Fenton
It's all or nothing for Bobby Liebling, the crack-addicted front man of the hard rock group Pentagram whose self-destructive behavior seemed to spell the end for...
Last Days of Left Eye
Lauren Lazin
The life story of R&B singer Lisa Lopes, who was killed in a car accident, illustrated with archival footage and footage she filmed herself in her final 26 days.
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann
Ciaran Cassidy
A reconstruction of the final days of a man who at the end of his life did everything he could to erase his identity.
The Last Days of Shishmaref
Jan Louter
An Inupiaq community swallowed by the sea
The Last Days of the Last Tsar
Anatoly Ivanov
Nicholas II, Russia's last tsar, was deported to Siberia on the eve of the revolution. In july 1918 he was executed together with his family in the city of Ekaterinburg....
The Last Days of Winter
Mehrdad Oskouei
A touching portrait of seven Iranian boys in a youth detention center, talking candidly about their lives.
The Last Days
James Moll
Five originally Hungarian Jews relate how they survived the holocaust.
The Last Dogs of Winter
Costa Botes
A portrait of the almost extinct Canadian Eskimo Dog and the breed's savior, with exceptional, thrilling footage of polar bears roaming among the dogs.
The Last Guy To Let You Down
Rolf Gibbs
Portrait of an undertaker who is looking in vain for a wife.
The Last Hour in the Sun
Suzanne Jansen
The portrait of a young man’s struggle as he watches his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot get shattered by the financial crisis.
The Last Hunt
This interactive photo book tells the story of Antonio "Pit" Allard, who retreats for the very last time into the Canadian wilderness to hunt.
The Last Judgement
Herz Frank
Relentlessly, Herz Frank confronts the spectator with the moral problems involved in the death penalty. In Augstaka Tiesa he enters into a dialogue with Valerij Dolgov, a man...
The Last King of Scotland
Kevin Macdonald
A fiction film about the early days of General Idi Amin's dictatorship in Uganda, seen through the eyes of young Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan.
The Last Laugh
Ferne Pearlstein
When does a joke go too far? Leading comedy writers, producers and comics discuss the boundaries of good humor.
Last Men Standing
Sasha Maja Djurkovic
Dual portrait of 300 disillusioned miners in Penywaun, Scotland who feel betrayed by the government, and the next generation, which suffers at the hands of boredom...
The Last Rites
Yasmine Kabir
A more poetic than journalistic account of the "dying" ships that welders take apart on a beach in Bangladesh.
The Last Station
Cristian Soto, Catalina Vergara
A poignant documentary about the residents of a Chilean nursing home. The camera captures them in both their touching helplessness and their strength.
Last Supper
Lars Bergström, Mats Bigert
By taking a closer look at the last meal of people with death sentences, filmmakers Bigert and Bergström raise the question of whether capital punishment is...
The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia
Inna Sahakyan, Arman Yeritsyan
Two of Armenia's most celebrated tightrope dancers, both in their late seventies, search for an apprentice to take over this ancient art form or face having...
Last Train Home
Lixin Fan
Keeping the family together is the toughest job of all for the workers of the factories of a changing China, who only see their children on New Year.
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
The closure of a General Motors factory in 2008 following the collapse of the market for gas guzzlers, as viewed through the eyes of employees.
The Last Victory
John Appel
How a quarter in the Italian city of Siena prepares itself for the traditional horse races, yearning for the first victory in years.
The Last Waltz
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese's classic documentary about The Band's farewell concert in 1976, with guest appearances by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and Bob...
Last Words of Dutch Schultz
Gerrit van Dijk
New York, 1935. After getting mortally wounded, notorious gangster Dutch Schultz communicates his final words to police stenographers at his bedside. This film is a...
Later We Care
Piet Oomes, Claire Pijman
Filmmaker Claire Pijman's openhearted account of the personal dilemmas surrounding the care of her elderly mother, who is in mental decline.
Laura & Anne 4 Ever
Susan Koenen
A touching tribute to Anne, 14-year-old Laura's best friend, who died of leukaemia.
Layla's Melody
Taj Mohammad Bakhtari, Jens Pedersen
Eleven-year-old Layla leads a happy life in an orphanage in Kabul, but she's scared that the sudden arrival of her mother means she will be married...
The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife
Nick Broomfield
In 1991, Nick Broomfield tries in vain to interview Eugene Terre’Blanche, leader of the extreme rightwing South African organization AWB. But he does manage to get...
Leaders
Pawel Ferdek
Children at a Polish primary school are running for Student Council. Will content triumph over popularity?
Learned by Heart
Marjut Rimminen, Päivi Takala
A personal impression of the history of Finland since World War II, consisting of animation, archive material, and snapshots from old family albums.
Leaving Mandela Park
Saskia Vredeveld
Five lively kids use art to escape from the Mandela Park township in Cape Town, South Africa.
Leben, Herbst
Sergei Loznitsa, Marat Magambetov
The inhabitants of a Russian village sing the blues and tragicomic songs.
Die leere Mitte
Hito Steyerl
Critical examination of the new walls that have been erected after the German reunification.
Leg Before Wicket
Shashi Buluswar, Renato Velarde
When Indians and Pakistanis are playing cricket against each other, it's more politics than sport. Can they play together on one team?
The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons
Michael J. Moore
History of the Californian 'Three Strikes and You're Out' movement, that wanted to keep repeated offenders off the street.
Het lege nest
Jesse de Jong
The children have left the house and their 45-year-old mother has little left to do.
Legend: A Film about Greg Garing
Emily Branham
According to his doctors, country musician Greg Garing has no more than a year to live. He is preparing for a concert.
Legends
Ilana Bar-Din
Years after their respective deaths Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland are still headlines in the newspapers and are still capable of mobilizing crowds. And...
Een leger van gehouwen steen
Theo van Haren Noman
Images of sculptures from all over Holland, accompanied by poems about the blackest time in Dutch history – World War II.
Leila Khaled, Hijacker
Lina Makboul
The confrontation between a Swedish filmmaker and her teenage idol, the famous Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled, the first woman to hijack a plane.
Lenin's erf
Simone van den Broek
Portrait of the last communist stronghold in Northern Holland.
LENNONYC
Michael Epstein
A retrospective of John Lennon's New York years, which ended with his death in November 1980. Packed with music and conversations with close friends.
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side...
Christopher Swann
Leonard Bernstein is one of the most prominent composers of the twentieth century. He composed great symphonies as well as intimate chamber music, but people generally...
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Lian Lunson
A concert recording in which some of the foremost international artists play songs by Leonard Cohen, interspersed with interviews and archival footage.
The Leopard's Spots (Once a German Always a German)
In this short staged film two German soldiers batter a young woman and her baby during WW I. They are exposed after the war when they try to sell their goods to a British shopkeeper. The theme of the...
A Lesson of Belorussian
Miroslaw Dembinski
Young political activists in Belarus vent their hopeful but fruitless protest against the re-election of the dictatorial President Lukashenko in March 2006.
Lessons of Darkness
Werner Herzog
The oil fires in Kuwait after the Gulf War are shown as an apocalyptic landscape of murky skies and capricious flames.
Lest We Forget
Jason DaSilva
After the attacks on September 11th, many innocent Muslims in the US were arrested, analogous to the official reaction following Pearl Harbor in 1942.
Let Me Go Home
Chiel Aldershoff
Fourteen-year-old Sietske has been in a youth detention facility for 18 months. Soon, the day will come that she will be allowed to go outside.
Let the Street Be Heard
Itzel Martínez del Cañizo
Four teenage girls who live on the streets of Tijuana entrust their stories, dreams, experiences and fears to the camera.
Let There Be Light
John Huston
A powerful account of a two-month course of psychiatric treatment for American soldiers traumatized in the Second World War.
Let's Be Together
Nanna Frank Møller
Hairo - a boy like no other
Let's Fall in Love: A Singles Weekend at the Concord Hotel
Constance A. Marks
In the Catskill Mountains north of New York City is the Concord Hotel, well-known for its kosher food and the singles' weekends. Five times a year, 1200 single,...
Let's Make Money
Erwin Wagenhofer
A fascinating documentary about the Icarus flight of the financial system in a globalised world. Bull's eye, with today's credit crunch.
Let's Play
Cassandre Hornez, François Lecauchois
Varied collection of both universal and unique outdoor games that are explained and played by children from the countries the games originate from.
Letter
Sergei Loznitsa
The sound is muted, the images out of focus. The inhabitants move like ghosts across the fields in this impression of a psychiatric institution in a Russian village.
A Letter to Dad
Srdjan Keca
A Serbian filmmaker's personal investigation of the life choices his recently deceased father made, using home videos and occasionally confrontational conversations with...
Letter to Jane
Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
An open letter from Godard and Gorin to Vietcong sympathizer Jane Fonda, this is an intense and extremely minimalist diatribe against Hollywood and...
A Letter to Nelson Mandela
Khalo Matabane
In an open letter to Nelson Mandela, South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane examines the leader’s status and role in the reforms that took place in South Africa in the...
A Letter Without Words
Lisa Lewenz
Using films by her Jewish grandmother that were thought lost, the filmmaker reconstructs her own, unknown family roots.
Letters from Baghdad
Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
A documentary about Gertrude Bell, an influential British archeologist who played a key role in redrawing Middle Eastern borders in the aftermath of World...
Letters from Home
Mike Hoolboom
‘A friend of mine has a half-fare transit card which she uses on buses and subways. The other day when she showed her card, the driver asked what her disability was....
Letters from Iran
Manon Loizeau
An impressive collage of leaked amateur footage from the Iranian student uprising of 2009 alternates with harrowing accounts from exiled dissidents.
Letters from the Desert (Eulogy to Slowness)
Michela Occhipinti
In an Indian desert village, the local mailman has the important job of keeping the desert population in touch with family and loved ones in the big city.
Letters to Katja
Amber Production Team
A new documentary from the Newcastle-on-Tyne collective, better known as the Amber Production Team. Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen travels back to Finland after a 23-year...
Letters to Srebrenica
Daniel von Aarburg
Ina Bakalovic is a 19-year-old Muslim girl from Srebrenica. For the last three years Ina has been living as a refugee in Switzerland. With her handy-cam she documents...
Letting You Go
Kim Faber
The last weeks of 27-year-old Sanne who, following years of psychological problems, chooses to end her suffering. Her father decides to support her.
Lettre de Sibérie
Chris Marker
Associative account by Chris Marker of a journey to the Siberia of 1957.
Die letzten Männer
Ulrich Seidl
Austrian looks in Asia for the ideal, old-fashioned woman.
Leve Blant Løver
Sigve Endresen
Three young cancer patients are followed for eighteen months on their tour along doctors, new examinations, new prognoses, good news and bad news.
Het leven dat wij droomden
Tamara Miranda
Two former classmates - the one disabled after an accident and the other a successful fashion photographer portray each other.
Levenslied
Froukje Bos
The film ballad of being revolves around a group of men who find a 'home' in De Walenburg, a centre for the homeless in Amsterdam that accommodates a variety of people. We...
Leviathan
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
A horror documentary with sea legs, this poetic film brings us life and death on and around an American trawler.
Leyla and Mecnun Abroad
Zeynep Özkaya
A painful personal story by a Dutch woman of Turkish origin about the failed marriage of her parents, told with the help of love songs.
Liberation Day
Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik
A documentary musical about the first ever rock concert in North Korea, performed by the perhaps least expected stars – ex-Yugoslavian art-rockers Laibach.
Liberia: An Uncivil War
Jonathan Stack
The civil war in Liberia, filmed from the capital Monrovia, controlled by Charles Taylor, and also from the advancing rebel movement LURD.
Liberty Street Blues
André Gladu
Liberty Street Blues is a musical journey through New Orleans. But the emphasis this time is not on the famous Dixieland, but rather on New Orleans jazz. This music is closely...
Licensed to Kill
Arthur Dong
In 1977, exactly twenty years ago, filmmaker Arthur Dong escaped a bunch of ‘queer-bashers‘ by the skin of his teeth in San Francisco. Since then he not only feels unsafe on...
Licu's Holidays
Vittorio Moroni
A candid portrait of the marital ups and downs of a young Muslim named Licu and his Bengali bride in Rome, who are stuck between the Western ways of life and their...
The Lie of the Land
Molly Dineen
Using portraits of English farmers, filmmaker Molly Dineen provides insight into the mechanisms of the food industry and their consequences for agrarian society.
The Lie
Robert Oey
This musical documentary exposes the machinations behind the political drama surrounding Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who was deprived of her Dutch citizenship in 2006. With singing...
Die liebe zum land
Klaus Wildenhahn
Het lied van de 85e zomer
Bart van Geel
In HET LIED VAN DE 85E ZOMER Bart van Geel follows his grandmother, a catholic lady of position. She moves from a spacious house in Tilburg to simple sheltered accommodation...
Het liefdesdelict
Alice Fuldauer
Between 1976 and 1985, more than eighteen thousand people killed their (ex-)lovers in America. In England, an average of two men every week murdered their wives in that...
Lietuvos kronika 2-3, sausio 13, 1991
Kestutis Vaisvila
About the military attack on Vilnius on 13th January, 1991.
Life Almost Wonderful
Svetoslav Draganov
An observational portrait of three Bulgarian brothers and their grandmother. Despite many setbacks, they have a hopeful outlook on life.
The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne
Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond
This notorious jewel thief stole her first gems as a young black girl in segregated America – she may be elderly now, but she’s lost none of her skills.
Life and Death on Exmoor
Cosima Spender
In calm, atmospheric images full of tranquil landscapes, advocates contend that the hunt with hounds on fox and deer constitutes one of the traditions that make Britain...
Life as a Corporate Holiday
Paolo Muran
This film follows two Italian salesmen of camomile tea and spirits on the deluxe vacations their employer pays for.
Life As It Is
Marina Razbezhkina
Short portrait of elderly Russian woman farmer, composed as a feature film, in timeless pastoral atmosphere.
Life in Peace
Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
The life of two runaway Chechens in a small rural village in Russia, in tranquil scenes with an ever-ominous atmosphere.
Life in the Freezer - The Door Closes
various directors
Classic nature documentary about emperor penguins, albatrosses and whales in Antarctica.
Life of a Butterfly
Piotr Bernas
An intimate portrait of 33-year-old Polish heavyweight Marcin Różalski: his aggression, drive and longing for a better life.
The Life of an Agent
Gábor Zsigmond Papp
A wickedly comical and shocking compilation of propaganda and instructional films made for the Hungarian secret police between 1958 and 1988.
The Life of Birds -' Finding Partners'
Peter Bassett
This episode of the BBC series THE LIFE OF BIRDS treats the mating behaviour of birds. David Attenborough introduces the spectator to the most divergent bird species, from...
Life on Hold
Reem Haddad
In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Life to Come
Claudio Capanna
While the medical staff does all it can to save the premature twins Eden and Léandro, their mother Laurence steers a course between hope and despair.
Life Without Death
Frank Cole
Intense travelogue of a months-long, infernal journey through the ruthless Sahara.
Life, Animated
Roger Ross Williams
The inspirational story of an autistic boy named Owen, who learns to understand the world around him through Disney cartoons.
Life, Beyond Life
various directors
Four students from Hong Kong soberly filmed daily life in a Buddhist convent.
Life? or Theatre?
Frans Weisz
Charlotte Salomon became famous for her autobiographical, painted stage play. A previously unpublished letter holds a shocking revelation about this German-Jewish artist.
The Lifeguard
Maite Alberdi
An ambitious lifeguard who seems afraid of the water wrestles with recalcitrant bathers and distrusting colleagues.
Lifestring - Music, Love, Will
Ylva Julèn
LIFESTRING is a display of a combination of music, love, and will-power. Anna Lindal, the main character of this film, is a prominent violin player and the first female...
Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's Adventures in Plastic
Lisa Udelson
Before Phranc starting giving Tupperware parties, she scoured the underground music scene as an icon of the punk and lesbian movement. Today, she has assumed a new image as a...
Light Fly, Fly High
Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard
A casteless Indian woman tries to box her way out of poverty, but her struggle for an independent life is hardest outside the ring.
The Light in Her Eyes
Julia Meltzer, Laura Nix
Is it a religious or a traditional rule that women " belong" at home? A Syrian spiritual leader teaches girls to interpret the Qur'an.
Light Year
Mikael Kristersson
Nature documentary filmmaker Mikael Kristersson captures the four seasons in his lush Swedish garden, allowing us to make new discoveries amid the bustle.
Lighthouse
Chi-Jang Yin
A portrait of the nocturnal existence of anonymous Chinese laborers who fight, smoke, play cards, and work, often without knowing that the camera is rolling.
Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie)
Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders about Lightning over Water (Nick's Movie): "Two friends, of whom one is about to die, make a film together which is precisely dealing with dying. At...
Lignes de vie
Jean-François Brunet, Peter Friedman
Why do people age?
Like Dew in the Sun
Peter Entell
Documentary filmmaker Peter Entell is the engaged outsider as he asks why Ukraine, the land of his forebears, is so often embroiled in war.
Lil'A
Katharina Sophie Brauer
The world of 12-year-old Armando revolves around dancing; crumping, to be exact. He wants to become the best dancer ever and start a dancing school.
Lille im dritten Kriegsjahr
A short documentary about the city of Lille during wartime, with everyday scenes and troops marching through town.
Lily Tomlin: the Film Behind the Show
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
American actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin is followed during the realisation of her one-woman show.
Lima's Streets
Marcelo Bukin
A poignant impression of the harsh world in which the street children of Lima do their best to survive.
Limbo
Cao Guimarães
Movement without any visible cause is at the heart of this collage of jungle gyms, with the occasional kid thrown in. It's about looking to the wind and waiting for the...
Limits: 1st Person
León Siminiani
Limits: 1st Person plays an apparently simple but refined game. The filmmaker manages to completely invert the significance of the images not once, but twice.
The Linen
Laila Pakalnina
A subtle dissertation on the daily routine of a truck driver, who delivers clean sheets to a children's hospital each day and gets confronted with life and death in the...
Lines in the Sand
Ed Griffin-Nolan
A short documentary about the way war is being waged nowadays: a modern war is not won or lost on the battlefield, but at home, through the media. The film establishes a...
The Lion Hunters
Jean Rouch
Five Malian hunters prepare to confront a superpower of the African wilderness: a huge lion nicknamed “The American.”
A Lion in the House
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
A heart-rending portrait of the battle of five children, their parents and a hospital staff against cancer.
The Lion's Mouth Opens
Lucy Walker
A 32-year-old woman shares the tension while awaiting test results for a deadly disease with her friends and the camera.
Lip Synch: Going Equipped
Peter Lord
A young man who has spent half his life in various prisons, reflects back on his life both inside en outside of prison. In an interview, he speaks with clarity, irony, and...
Lisdoonvarna, Lourdes of Love
Hans Heijnen
Irish bachelors looking for Mrs. Right at an annual marriage market.
Listen to Britain
Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister
In poetic images without commentary, life in time of war is shown.
Listening to the Silences
Pedro Flores
The 82-year-old Welshman Roy Vincent hears voices and has tried all sorts of therapy. In this film, he recounts the consequences of his condition.
Litter
Oscar Pérez
In six short scenes, director Oscar Perez captures the bitter soul of the man who just might be the only wheelchair-bound shepherd in the world
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Werner Herzog
The life story of German pilot Dieter Dengler, who was shot down and captured by the Vietcong while fighting for the Americans in Vietnam.
The Little Gray Man
Errol Morris
After working for the CIA for twenty-five years, master deceiver has problems with his own identity.
Little Hands
Anne Katrine Talks
Poetical portrait of deaf children who use sign language to talk away to each other nineteen to the dozen.
Little Heaven
Lieven Corthouts
The hard, confrontational story of HIV-positive orphans, which thanks to the energy and vitality of its subjects and their supervisors, never becomes hopeless.
Little Miss Grown Up
Patrik Book, Anders Gustafsson
Forced to be an adult too soon, Xenia is sent to boarding school, with salutary effects.
Little Miss Piggy
Ellen Vloet
Eleven-year-old Brechtje lives on a pig farm, but she dreams of life in the big city.
Little Mo
Sjoerd Oostrik
The little rascal Mohammed frankly discusses the changes he will experience when he starts high school next year.
A Little Monastery in Tuscany
Otar Iosseliani
A portrait of the everyday lives of five Augustinian monks in a small monastery, the inhabitants of the surrounding countryside and residents of a nearby town in...
Little Peace of Mine
Eyal Avneri
The rise and fall of Peace for the Future, a left-wing opposition party for children in Israel.
The Little Snow Animal
Miia Tervo
A taut, stylized combination of dramatization, animation, and documentary, The Little Snow Animal focuses on a radio show about a 16-year-old girl in psychiatric distress.
A Little Vicious
Immy Humes
Looking behind the headlines of one of the more entertaining pit bull news stories, A LITTLE VICIOUS tells the story of a long controversy in Connecticut over the life of a dog...
Little Voices
Jairo Eduardo Carrillo
An animated documentary presenting the horrifying life stories of children who are victims of armed conflict in Colombia.
Little World
Marcel Barrena
Albert is 19 and he's a true lover of life. He won't let his wheelchair stop him from traveling to the other side of the world.
Liudnoji Venecija
V. Damasevicius
The core of this film is the vanishing spirit of Minge village: the Venice of Lithuania. For those who are building their houses there, it is a place of entertainment....
Live Action Radio
Tomasz Jurkiewicz
The friendship between two disabled Poles in their twenties runs amuck when they can't come to an agreement about their own Internet radio show.
Live Forever
John Dower
Oasis, Blur, Massive Attack and campaign leaders for Tony Blair’s New Labour talk about the Britpop scene in the nineties.
Live from New York!
Bao Nguyen
A reflection on 40 years of Saturday Night Live, the satirical show that holds a crucial place in the American TV landscape.
Live from Palestine
Rashid Masharawi
Director Rashid Masharawi was born in the Gaza Strip and grew up in a refugee camp. Not surprisingly, the films he has made since 1986 deal with Palestine. Like this...
Lives in Hazard
Susan Todd, Andrew Young
For his long feature film AMERICAN ME, Edward James Olmos directed real gang members and convicts in Los Angeles. The documentary LIVES IN HAZARD follows Olmos...
Living / Building
Clémence Ancelin
An extensive investigation into the consequences of a road being built in the Chadian desert for the workers and locals involved.
Living Goddess
Ishbel Whitaker
In Kathmandu, a nine-year-old girl is worshipped as a goddess, but meanwhile the opposition to the king and the call for democracy grow.
Living in 2 Houses: Renée
Frans Bromet
Since her parents' divorce, 11-year-old Renée has lived in two houses. Director Frans Bromet is curious to know how she feels about this.
Living on the River Agano
Satoh Makoto
Between 1988 and 1992, a group of seven filmmakers, directed by Satoh Makoto, lived close to the river Agano and registered the close relationship between the people and the...
Living Rights: Roy, Yoshi, Toti and Lena
Duco Tellegen
Four portraits of children living in circumstances that do not comply with their acknowledged rights.
The Living Room
Roderick Hietbrink
The intimate atmosphere of a Dutch interior is breached when a large oak tree enters the room and starts destructively rearranging the furniture, potted plants and...
Living the Dance
Marijke Jongbloed
The final part of a trilogy of dance films, tracing the lives of five dancers. When they were young, they aspired to a career in dance. What has become of their...
Living with Giants
Aude Leroux-Lévesque, Sébastien Rist
Paulusie is a 17-year-old Inuit who longs for independence. A sudden mistake leads to tragic developments in this dreamy coming-of-age story.
Lizzie Borden Hash & Rehash
Immy Humes
One hundred years before the notorious O.J. Simpson trial America fell under the spell of a murder tragedy for the first time. At the end of the nineteenth century Lizzie...
The Load
Victor Alexis Guerrero
A striking, beautifully filmed observation of life aboard a freight train: a microcosm where a group of men are forced to spend a lot of time together.
Lobotomy
Yury Khashchavatski
Filmmaker Yuri Khashchavatski uses the war between Russia and Georgia as a personal indictment of the Russian media's brainwashing tactics.
Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island
Jon Alpert, Nina Rosenblum
Rikers Island, a little over ten kilometres from the Empire State Building, is the largest prison compound in the United States, with ten different prisons, a...
Lodzie wyplywaja o swicie
Ryszard Ber
Staged romantic sketch of the heroic life of fishermen and the accompanying male ideals and female sorrows.
Log Head
Maarit Suomi-Väänänen
An experimental and surreal animation about a little birch stump with a soul.
Loin de Viêtnam
various directors
LOIN DE VIÊTNAM is a joint project. A heterogeneous group of filmmakers, namely Godard, Lelouch, Resnais, Varda, Kline and Ivens, contributed to the film. Although at...
London
Patrick Keiler
In LONDON, the ficticious narrator and his former beloved Robinson make three 'pilgrimages' through London, with the purpose to fathom the character and significance of...
London Can Take It
Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt
London Can Take It (1940) demonstrates how heroic the inhabitants of London behave during the Blitz.
London The Modern Babylon
Julien Temple
A whirlwind ode to London, in which archive material and the stories of Londoners provide an impression of this multicultural metropolis and its turbulent history.
Lone Star Hate
Tyler is a peaceful, typically American community in Eastern Texas. In the weekends dozens of flaxen-haired cheerleaders jump the highest leaps for the local football team and on Sundays the...
Lone Twin
Anna van der Wee
A personal search into the essence of being a twin. Are you still a twin if the other one dies?
Lonely Boy
Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor
"I'm just a lonely boy Lonely and blue I'm all alone With nothing to do…. Audience reaction borders on hysteria. Paul Anka, song writer and singer, is on stage....
The Long Day
Jevgenij Paskevics
THE LONG DAY. Paskevic honours his grandfather in this film who had been a smith. The film shows us a portrait of a profession and its social environment that nowadays...
Long Days in Gaza
Rashid Masharawi
Long Gone
Jack Cahill, David Eberhardt
Melancholy portrait of six hobos crossing the United States by rail, illegally hitching rides on freight trains.
The Long Holiday
Johan van der Keuken
With death at his heels, Johan van der Keuken indefatigably travels around the world.
Long Live Benjamin
Biff Butler, Jimm Lasser
Life changes forever for artist Allen Hirsch when he adopts an orphaned monkey. A dramatic story about the deep bond between man and ape.
Long Night's Journey Into Day
Deborah Hoffmann, Frances Reid
During sessions of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRC), the relatives of murder victims were confronted by remorseful criminals.
The Long Way Home
Mark Harris
In THE LONG WAY HOME Mark Jonathan Harris (commissioned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center) examines the fate of the tens of thousands of refugees who survived World War II and...
Longing for Beauty
Julian Benedikt
In this cinematic essay, designers, photographers, architects, psychiatrists and plastic surgeons all expound upon the meaning of beauty.
Longstay
Maria Mok, Meral Uslu
A powerful portrait of a Forensic Psychiatric Centre for psychiatric detainees whose treatment has ended, in the south of the Netherlands. Almost all of them will...
Look at the Face
Pavel Kogan
An intense study of the emotion, contemplation and spiritual rapture that Da Vinci's Madonna evokes, filmed with a hidden camera in St. Petersburg's Hermitage.
Look at the Life Through My Eyes
Marija Dzidzeva
A film about an Islamic village near the Macedonian capital of Skopje, where the traditional division of roles between men and women is coming under considerable...
Look Love
Yun Ye
Two Chinese children, one dirt poor, the other filthy rich. They both long for affection, but neither have parents who can offer it.
The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer
Bereaved by the Indonesian anti-communist genocide, courageous Adi confronts unrepentant murderers in this companion piece to Oppenheimer’s much-praised film The Act of...
Looking for an Icon
Maaik Krijgsman, Hans Pool
Photographers, photo editors and academics elucidate how press photos have become modern icons in a media world with highly divergent interests.
Lora - Testimonies
Nenad Puhovski
A reconstruction of the mistreatment of inmates in the Lora prison in Split during the war in former Yugoslavia, and the mock trial that followed in peacetime.
Lord of the Flies
Vladimir Tulkin
In Vladimir Tulkin's version of lord of the flies, Beelzebub is a colourful and highly original bearded old man, Savaofa. He introduces himself as the inventor of the 'fly...
Lord of the Jungle - Met de billen bloot
Corinne van Egeraat
Director follows partner who obsessively pursues his childhood dream by playing Tarzan in a play.
Los Angeles
Roel van Broekhoven, Hans Fels
Imminent race riots in Los Angeles in the days before the verdict in the Rodney King trial.
Los libros y la noche
Tristán Bauer
Partly dramatised portrait of Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986).
Losers - A Film About Loss
Arianne Hinz
Three children talk candidly about their experiences of loss: from a favorite stuffed animal to a fencing match to an elder sister.
Losev
Victor Kossakovsky
Kossakovsky's first film is a symbolic tribute to the Russian philosopher and religious thinker Alexey Fedorovich Losev (1893-1988), who inspired him as a filmmaker.
Losing It
John Webster
Critical, at times hilarious documentary about the trivial activities of the European Parliament.
Losses to Be Expected
Ulrich Seidl
Since the frozen meals his wife had left him before her death are running out, Austrian widower Josef Paur crosses the Czech border to get in touch with Paula Hutterová.
Lost Angels
Thomas Napper
An ode to the colorful characters living on Skid Row in Los Angeles and an indictment of failing psychiatric health care in the United States.
Lost Boys of Sudan
various directors
Young Sudanese war orphans try to build a new life in the US as part of a group of African refugees.
The Lost Film
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
The film print of the first fiction feature made by the Lebanese makers of this documentary disappeared in Yemen under strange circumstances. What lies...
Lost in la Mancha
Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
'Making of' film about the disastrous shooting period of Terry Gilliam's unfinished The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Lost in Mississippi
Jim Chambers
In this provocative documentary filmmakers Jim Chambers and Hal Hisey investigate why between 1988 and 1993 no less than 47 people committed suicide in a prison in the...
Lost in the Fog
John Corey
The tragic story of racehorse Lost in the Fog is really about two horse lovers from San Francisco.
Lost Sons
Fredrik von Krusenstjerna
Double portrait of former neo-Nazi on the straight and narrow path and his father, a confirmed communist.
The Lost Village
Manuel Jiménez
In the desolate Andalusian village of Almonte, the inhabitants live for "their" Virgin Mary, who gets worshipped by tens of thousands in an insane pilgrimage ritual each...
Lotus Ferry
Zhou Hongbo
A light-hearted and agile exploration of a busy old district of Shanghai sings of small, everyday worries and pleasures.
Lou Biou - The Feast of the Fabulous Bull
Ben Hendriks, Jascha de Wilde
In the South of France, the wild bull represents the identity of both individual and community, rooted in an all-embracing passion. This worship takes on...
Louis Doedel
Frank Zichem
Portrait of a Surinam union leader who was locked away in a mental hospital because of subversive activities.
Louis the Ferris Wheel Kid
Tara Fallaux
The move from elementary school to high school is even more life-changing for Louis than for his peers, as he'll have to trade in his life at the travelling funfair for a...
Louise and Papaya
Jannik Splidsboel
Eight-year-old Louise has an imaginary friend who does all the things that she wants to do.
Louisiana Story
Robert Flaherty
Louisiana Story is the last film made by Robert J. Flaherty. The film, about oil-drilling, was sponsored by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Louisiana Story is...
Love Addict
Pernille Rose Grønkjær
A portrait of several people who seriously lose themselves in love. When are you not in love, but in love with being in love?
Love and Diane
Jennifer Dworkin
A black family tries to build up a normal life in the shadow of drug addiction and tragic events.
Love and Rubbish
Hanna Polak
An unflinching yet poignant look at the lives of a group of children living in a garbage dump outside of Moscow, showing the hardships they face and the dreams they hold on...
A Love Apart
Bettina Haasen
A warm, poetic film that discreetly captures the last days of ritual silence before a young Nigerian girl's arranged marriage.
Love beyond Boundaries - Made in Japan
Puck de Leeuw
When filmmaker Puck de Leeuw visits her sister who is married to an American clergyman, she wonders if she would be able to adapt herself to a foreign lover's culture. In...
Love Choice in Cyberspace
Marijke Jongbloed
Radio documentary about the world of the online dater.
Love Etc.
Jill Andresevic
New York, city of everyday love. This is a portrait of the various stages of love and relationships, as diverse as the city itself.
Love Hotel Interactive
Phil Cox
Spend the night together with your partner in the virtual love hotel, which tastefully combines online erotic literature and photography.
Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship
Kim Longinotto
A collage of love: from the very first kiss on film to gay marriage, this is for all those who love to love.
Love is Blind
Denis Piel
Margaret and Armand have both been blind from birth. Armand quits his job in New York as a programme-analyst to be able to live with margaret in Sacramento. She is a personnel...
Love Me or Leave Me
Jan Louter
Portrait of the Dutch artist Jan Montyn and his improbable journey through three wars.
The Love of Mr An
Lina Yang
An elderly Chinese man falls in love with his dance partner, who is 30 years his junior, but in the meantime has a furious wife waiting for him at home.
Love on Delivery
Janus Metz
How many Thai women find a new existence in a remote corner of Denmark, where they give the local men renewed vigour.
Love Still
Guzmán García
What is love? A young filmmaker looked for the answer at a dance party for old folks in a bar in Montevideo.
The Love We Make
Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles
An intimate portrait in grainy black and white of Paul McCartney, as he organises a benefit for the 9/11 rescue workers in October 2001.
Lovebirds - Rebel Lovers in India
Gianpaolo Bigoli
Against the wishes of their demanding families, Indian lovers often have to fight for their happiness with the help of the "Love Commando" activists.
LoveMEATender
Manu Coeman
A clear, thorough condemnation of the industrialized meat industry. Full of horrific images, clarifying animations and a hopeful picture of the future.
LoveTrue
Alma Har’el
A poetic portrait of three young Americans who discover in different ways that true love is an illusion.
LoVR
Aaron Bradbury
A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data. On-site reservation required.
Low & Clear
Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen
Old friends J.T. and Alex go on a fishing trip. But does their clash of characters mean it will be the last time they fish together?
Lubitsch Junior
various directors
Making a documentary about the Front Theatre during World War II became a precarious affair for the members of the German filmers' cooperative 'Die Thede'. It is clear...
Lucanamarca
Carlos Cárdenas Tovar, Héctor Gálvez
In a remote village in Peru, memories of the 1983 bloodbath caused by members of the Shining Path movement are still painful for many.
Lucebert, tijd en afscheid
Johan van der Keuken
Three short tributes to Van der Keuken’s main source of inspiration: the painter/poet Lucebert.
Luciano Berio
Olivier Mille
Without a doubt, Luciano Berio is one of the most popular modern musicians. As composer and performer he has gathered an enthusiastic, faithful and highly varied host of...
Lucio
Aitor Arregi, Jose Mari Goenaga
Engaging biographical portrait of anarchist tiler Lucio Urtubia, who subverted the establishment with his forgeries and helped the anti-establishment.
Luckey
Laura Longsworth
An account of the turbulent relationship between the paralyzed artist Tom Luckey and his son Spencer, who are working together on an ambitious art project.
Lucky Jack - Three Attempts to Stop Smoking
Peter Liechti
The filmmaker wants to be an ex-smoker. This is his unique take on life, personal internal struggle and Swiss society.
Lucky Man
Ken McMullen
All his life, director Lindsay Anderson was a critical observer of the artistic and cultural scene of London. His own work was characterised by the discrepancy between his...
Lucky People Center International
Erik Pauser, Johan Söderberg
Collage of sound and image in which rituals and philosophies of various gurus and artists file past in a rhythmical, dancing movement.
Ludzie w drodze
Kazimierz Karabasz
A film which reports on the life and work of the members of a wandering circus troupe. In meticulous detail, the preparations and efforts are described that precede the...
Lullaby
Victor Kossakovsky
Some homeless men lay sleeping on the floor of a bank vestibule. If you want to use the ATM, you'll have to step right over them or find somewhere else.
Lullaby
Dziga Vertov
One of the last films by editing maestro Dziga Vertov, this documentary is dedicated to “the women of the Soviet Union” – it features both radiant mothers, and of course...
Lumière Compilation
Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière
A compilation of early works by the Lumière brothers, the inventors of the cinématographe and founders of the documentary genre.
Lumpinee
Chira Wichaisuthikul
In rural Thailand, Uncle Sak's boxing camp offers young children a dream and a roof. But it's a tough life.
Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
Raoul Peck
A personal, groundbreaking analysis of the way politicians and the Western media manipulated the public image of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.
Lunarcy!
Simon Ennis
Limitless American optimism is the central theme in this survey of all kinds of slightly peculiar characters occupied with life on the moon.
Lupe of the Cow
Blanca X. Aguerre
This film is full of the warm atmosphere of a Mexican rural community where marvelous legends abound, but where life is increasingly governed by the harsh reality of...
Lutwi
Jürgen Brügger, Jörg Haaßengier
For the last four years, 12-year-old Lutwi has been living in Germany, but no one knows whether he’ll be allowed to stay.
Lyari Notes
Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Maheen Zia
Four girls from the violent Karachi neighborhood of Lyari get free weekly music lessons, offering them a ray of hope in their dire circumstances.
Lydebilleder
Dola Bonfils
In this experimental Danish video documentary the maker in her very own way examines persons and phenomena, while comparing sound and image. We are introduced to Michael, a...
Lyoshkin loug
Alexey Pogrebnoy
In ten episodes, this popular reality soap made for television follows the vicissitudes of the Orlovsky farming family from 1990, the year when the first privatised farm...
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.
And the winners are... November 23, 2016 | At the Awards Ceremony in the Stadsschouwburg, the 14 winners of IDFA 2016 have just been announced.

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