This is a true story about the great people in the worst of times. Diana Budisavljevic and her husband, a doctor, daughters and newly born granddoughter live the life of a high-class in Zagreb. In the fall of 1941, she learned that Jewish and Serbian women were being taken to the detention camps where they were left to die from hunger and disease. The Jewish municipality sends aid to the Jews, but no one cares about the Serbian women. She initiates and leads an action that will save more than 10,000 children from certain death in the Ustasha camps by the end of the war.
This year’s Belgian Oscar nominee deals with the aftermath of a long-running civil war in Guatemala that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples. The year is 2018 and the whole country is preoccupied with the trials of former Civil War commanders, with victim statements coming from all sides. Ernesto is a young forensic anthropologist whose job it is to identify the bodies of the dead. One day, in the story of an old witness, he notices a clue that might lead him to the father of a guerrilla who disappeared in the war.
Edna is a short-animated film inspired by the refugee crisis, where Macedonia played the unfortunate role of a transit country. In its essence, it is a love story set in very unusual circumstances, told in a very abstract and poetic manner. The film is dedicated to great number of women activists who fought for basic human right – right to exist.
This film explores how neighbours sharing a courtyard are both shaped by, and indifferent to, domestic violence.
The film consists of three stories whose structure and interconnections we discover throughout the film. The main characters are a general who feels a strong desire to commit suicide, disappointed in what Croatia has become, a minister in the Government of the Republic of Croatia who, without a court verdict, imprisons himself in a cell because assessing that his place is there, as well as a group of parents of different nationalities (Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks) who, by excavating dead presidents of the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia, want to force the governments of these countries to finally find their children who disappeared during the war.
In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing him and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.
A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.
This documentary confronts us with numerous gender stereotypes focusing on the journey of Jasmin, a transgender gay going through gender transition and being infatuated with roller derby. Roller derby is not just another sport. It is a team game created and played by women and characterized by promotion of physical diversity and inclusivity. An intimate and unusual portrait, taken in vertical video format to give the impression that the audience is face to face with Jasmine at this unique moment of transition.
Since his childhood, Merab trains at the National Georgian Ensemble with her dance partner Maria. His world turns upside down when the carefree boy Irakli appears and at the same time becomes his strongest rival and greatest source of desire.
The eventful story of Golda Meir’s term as Prime Minister of Israel – from the surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as ‘queen of the Jewish people’ to her tragic and lonely demise. Shortly before her death, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. At the end of the shooting, the cameras remained on, recording intimate conversation with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after another, Golda spoke openly, defending her prime ministerial term – five turbulent years that have secured her place in history, but at high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, the testimonies of supporters and opponents, as well as rare archive footage, the film Golda bring the story of one dramatic period in her reign.
In her 86th year, U.S. Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left behind an extensive and valuable legal legacy and has unexpectedly become a pop culture icon. But that unique personal journey of her rise to the highest court instances has been largely unknown to the public, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores her incredible life and career.
Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50 EUR he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.
Single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at 6 pm.
Meeting Gorbachev is a biographical documentary film about the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and the last leader of the Soviet Union. The film features three interviews between Herzog and Gorbachev, conducted over the span of six months.
The Mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau is suffering from an existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann for a nebulous job conjuring ideas at City Hall. Their interactions are our gateway into a lively, funny and touching exploration of the way we live now through the filter of two generations. A dialogue between two diametrically opposed personalities who will turn their certainties upside down.
Patricio Guzmán left Chile more than 40 years ago, but he never stopped thinking about that country and culture. ““In Chile, when the Sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and South for The Pearl Button, I now feel ready to shoot this immense spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile’s past and present history.” (Patricio Guzmán).