A Parked Life
A Parked Life
BE/NL / 2021 / 90 min
Europe only exists on the motorways says Bulgarian long-distance driver Petar. He almost only sees his wife and young son on his mobile phone. He wasn't even there when he was born. A visually impressive, subtle documentary about the solitude of a ...
UA / 2022 / 80 min
Children in a small town in eastern Ukraine, just a few kilometres away from territory occupied by pro-Russian separatists. An atmospherically dense protocol of an everyday life spent between ruins and mining dumps, post-socialism, war and trauma. ...
TJ / 1991 / 100 min
A break for freedom: 17-year-old Farukh wants to leave his village. Together with his little brother he heads to the city. The journey, undertaken on a light railway, takes in both breath-taking landscapes and surreal everyday situations. The great ...
UA / 2022 / 73 min
Ostheim, Liebenthal, New York, Blumenfeld, Bunge, Marienthal; did you suspect that you would find traces of these places in the Donbas? Or that the today heavily-contested region was once settled by 10,000 Belgians and was known as the 10th province ...
UA / 2020 / 72 min
Until February 24th one of the front lines in eastern Ukraine was located right here, behind the town of Kostyantynivka in Donbas. Director Korniy Grytsiuk travelled from Kyiv to this borderline by train and asked the passengers about their personal ...
LT/FR/DE / 2022 / 112 min
Episodes from the war: bomb craters, a house that's simply gone, a pigeon breeder with now only 20 of his original flock of 300, the two corpses out in the yard are already starting to stink. Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius returned to ...
ONE DAY IN UKRAINE
Den Ukrainskoho Dobrovoltsia
UA / 2022 / 78 min
Real-dystopian observations on the 2944th day of the war in Ukraine – counted from the beginning of the Maidan demonstrations. Women, the elderly and children seek shelter in a subway tunnel, a woman feeds stray dogs whilst the sirens wail, at the ...
RU / 2021 / 76 min
In Russia, the police and the state wilfully disregard the right to freedom of assembly. Russian lawyer Maria Eismont takes a stand against this with recourse to legal means. This documentary accompanies her for a year and a half as she defends and ...
NO / 2022 / 110 min
Nataša Urban grew up in Serbia. In "The Eclipse" she reflects on her country's responsibility for the Yugoslav wars. In doing so, she creates a richly layered essay film about shared remembrance and personal responsibility in a country that refuses ...
THE ROUTE RECALCULATED
BY / 2022 / 52 min
They could hardly be more different: Anna and Pavel are both cab drivers, he in Minsk, she in Baranovichi. She supports the dictator Lukashenko, he disapproves. Their passengers have different views. Above all it’s the older generations that ...
THE TREASURES OF CRIMEA
De schatten van de Krim
NL / 2021 / 82 min
Stateless Art. In 2014, the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam exhibits artefacts excavated in Crimea. Whilst the collection is on display in the Netherlands, Russia annexes Crimea. To whom should these art treasures be returned? Who owns the art, ...
ES/FR / 2021 / 70 min
Tolyatti was once considered a thriving centre of the Soviet auto industry. Indeed, this is where the production of the legendary “Lada” once began. Today, however, this city of three-quarters of a million people is but a shadow of its former ...
Waiting For Handke
RS / 2021 / 74 min
Only a few hundred people still live in Velika Hoča, a Serbian enclave in southern Kosovo. Everywhere in the historic village, one encounters the portrait of Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke. After his feature film ENKLAVE (2016), director Goran ...
WATER HAS NO BORDERS
Tskals sazghvrebi ar akvs
GE/FR / 2021 / 85 min
Living together in secret: around a dam between Georgia and the breakaway region of Abkhazia, people create a piece of everyday life together. A film team actually wants to shoot a report on the highest arch dam on earth, but it fails due to ...
LV / 2022 / 14 min
In Lockdown 2021, a filmmaker wanders with his camera through the last remaining cinemas in Latvia. Nostalgic and yet full of humor, he leads us through the glorious days of yesteryear and even manages to give us a few sparks of hope.
THE FILM FACTORY
HR / 2022 / 15 min
The Fotokemia film factory in Samobor, Croatia, produced particularly sensitive black-and-white films for over 60 years. Now it is closed. Experimental still lifes of decay, accompanied by memories of former workers
FR/RO / 2022 / 45 min
What if Nicolae Ceaușescu, the self-proclaimed "Great Commander," were resurrected in present-day Romania? A film crew announces this miracle in a Romanian village. The Conducător then really does reappear, as a hologram. Not only amusing, but also ...
TEARS WILL REMAIN
UA/DE / 2022 / 45 min
Bakhmut, a small town in Donetsk oblast. Above the ground, the monuments from the Soviet era are decaying; below the ground, the Crimean sparkling wine is ripening.