Bubu, the gentle giant, and the beautiful Adela live in a most unequal relationship. While Bubu gives up on himself to prove his love to Adela, she cheats on him with a very able-bodied stranger.
DATES AND TICKETS
The word “sorry” gets lost in the phone lines, without ever arriving anywhere. The message: Often, it is a little word that can change our lives for the better.
A young poet, lying injured on the railway tracks, is found by a deaf-mute girl and taken into her secluded fairytale world. A warm, lovingly told story about art and perception.
Russia, 1921: When the men are fighting in the war and the women do all the work, a child can no longer be a child. Still, little Proshka will not give up on his dream to paint Easter eggs.
The school is over and university has not started yet. A naturalistic story about growing up between summer, sun, boredom, drugs and communist phantasies.
Thirteen and a half minutes. That is exactly how long a young man must wait with a stranger he just hit with his car until the rescue team arrives. An unusual love story and delicately staged snapshot.
Turkey in the 1990-ies: Her sheer fear of the Hisbollah makes six-year-old Mizgin wish nothing more than to go to heaven as quickly as possible. There, she can eat watermelons all day without having to worry.
In 2013, Istanbul’s Gezi park becomes a symbol of resistance. A essay-like short documentary about the unmistakeable “NO!” of Turkey’s youth. “NO!” to the political establishment and “NO!” to police brutality.
Thirteen and a half minutes // 44 // Under the Sea // Games // The Wires
Wars // Living with Levithian // Balcony // Fragments
When the car breaks down close to a little village, a city boy gets the chance to break out of monotony for one day. An atmospherically dense story about deceleration.
A dying boy and his grandmother give a depressed history teacher new strength. Told with a lot of feeling and love for the characters, with the history of Montenegro constantly in the background.
Inspired by the novel “The Etude” by famous Lithuanian writer and director Jonas Mekas, two actors attempt to explore the depths of their souls. A profound filmic poem.
Provincia // Springtime Suns // Adagio // Brother Dog
Claudiu and the fish // The Big Leap // Heaven of Watermelon // Start Anew World // Easter
Wanted // The Etude // Dove on the Roof // Games // Hosanna // Dipendenza // Kids
High noon in Slovenia: Two female gunslingers are engaged in a furious duel. An animated mixture of Wild West and traditional Slovenian country life.
The often quoted midlife crisis, triggered by the monotony of everyday life, hits many people in their forties. A delightful portrayal of normality and the alternatives to it between family, friendship, job and sex.
“One needs to be in danger when one utters a wish” - little Dove is convinced of that. And thus a dangerous balancing act on the roof seems to be the only way out of a life without perspectives.
Tadej is seven years old and blind. This documentary follows him to a skiing camp where he blossoms with the help of sports and music. A positive statement on courage, acceptance and the lust for life.
Fish salesman Claudiu cannot believe what he is seeing when one day a carp starts coughing like a human. He quickly decides: This animal must live. What follows is an insane rescue operation.
In the eyes of a little girl, grandmother looks a lot like a witch. So she decides to spice up the religious old lady’s boring life a little. An absurd fairy tale in fascinating images.
Sterile apartment, sterile sex, sterile life. This film, shown at the Canees Film Festival, utilizes loosely connected scenes with impressive images to illustrate the collapse of its protagonist’s middle-class world.
Twelve-year-old Panabi cannot believe his brother’s foolishness when he falls in love with the beautiful girlfriend of Bocian, the badass of the block. An intelligent coming-of-age-story.
Three suicidal men incidentally meet on the rooftop of a skyscraper, which understandably interferes with their respective plans. A bizarre and amusing face-off with the economy crisis.
The elevator is stuck, a man and a woman are trapped inside. They make up stories to pass the time, but end up playing mind games.
Ana had imagined her new start in the USA differently. A touching story about a forgotten generation of Romanian immigrants and about the particularly difficult lot of emigrated women.
Zagreb, at the time of World War II: Despite the choking omnipresence of fascism, life remains a game for six-year-old Klara. But her childlike carefreeness brings her family into serious difficulties.
A ten-year-old sits dangerously high up on a balcony, and everyone in the neighbourhood has their own opinion on it. A perfectly composed farce, filmed in one single take. An impressive piece of directing.
When two kids playing on the beach find a stranded fish, the boundaries between play and earnest dwindle. A tribute to the mysteries of childhood.