60th KFF Films
Films can be watched online between 31 May – 7 June 2020 (only from Poland, EU).
See also: Films grouped in Competitions and Sections.
Acasa, My Home
dir. Radu CiorniciucRomania, Finland, Germany2020documentary85'
A Roma family lives in a nature reserve in Bucharest. Their life undergoes a dramatic change when they have to move to a flat in an apartment building. They need to face problems related to a different lifestyle, unknown to them until then.Read more Acasa, My Home
dir. Zhenya KryukovaRussia2019fiction26'
The confrontation between two adult children of a dead man occurs in his cramped flat on a gloomy day. The brother and the sister have not seen each other for a long time. Their paths have diverged, but mutual animosities have only become stronger. The combination of grief, vodka and the soul creates a powerful image of a family crisis.Read more Adults
Africa Mia (Africa Mia, La Merveilleuse Histoire Des Maravillas De Mali)
dir. Richard Minier, Edouard SalierFrance2019documentary81'
The film title is a reference to a piece by Las Maravillas de Mali, pioneers in Afro-Cuban music. In 1964, a group of young musicians from Mali was sent to a Caribbean island to strengthen the cultural ties between the two communist countries.Read more Africa Mia
Alice and the Frog (Alicja i żabka)
dir. Olga BołądźPoland2020fiction28'
A difficult topic and stirring powerful emotions – abortion – set against a surprising background. A story of accelerated growing up which is abruptly imposed on the main protagonist against her will. The teenager appears in the very centre of the fantasy, which is both beautiful and scary. Yet the decision cannot be postponed for ever and she is surrounded by a multitude of advisers.Read more Alice and the Frog
All Her Dying Lovers (Wszyscy jej umarli kochankowie)
dir. Anna Benner, Eluned Zoe AianoGermany, Czech Republic2020animated6'
They say that once there was a nurse who was raped by the Nazis. Supposedly, she fell ill after that. Apparently, she decided to take revenge... The animation tries to reconstruct an urban legend from the times of World War II using stories told by the residents of a Czech town.Read more All Her Dying Lovers
dir. Jeppe RøndeDenmark, United Kingdom2020documentary47'
A poignant cross-genre picture focused on questions about the nature of the relationship between man and technology. Have we already created a new Frankenstein? If yes, will he destroy us? Or maybe he will love us? Jeppe Rønde does not give us any ready-made interpretations. He assumes that asking questions is the most interesting.Read more Almost Human
Altered States of Consciousness (Odmienne stany świadomości)
dir. Piotr StasikPoland2020documentary55'
“Who would you like to become?”, “what would you like to tell us?”, “what is the most important thing in life?” – answers to these questions are delivered by children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The documentary allows us to glance at their fascinating and unconventional minds.Read more Altered States of Consciousness
dir. Dekel BerensonUkraine2019fiction15'
Somewhere in Eastern Ukraine, in a place without prospects or hope for a change, Anna, who is a middle-aged single mother, decides to give life yet another chance. Under the influence of a radio advert she signs up for a soirée organised by a dating agency that provides matchmaking services for American men and Ukrainian women.Read more Anna
An Ordinary Country (Zwyczajny kraj)
dir. Tomasz WolskiPoland2020documentary53'
Controlled conversations, recording with hidden cameras, dirty records of interrogations and recruitment attempts as well as video tutorials for the officers of the security service – all of these materials are employed to portray the monitored life in Poland under communism.Read more An Ordinary Country
Are You There (Ik ben er even niet)
dir. Maartje NevejanThe Netherlands2019documentary89'
In her childhood, Maartje Nevejan suffered from epileptic seizures during which she had the sensation of non-existence, temporary inability to participate in the world. Today, the Dutch artist confronts the enigma of space void in the multimedia project of which the film is a small but focal part. Nevejan engages artists and scientists as well as spectators in her projects.Read more Are You There
dir. Maja GehrigSwitzerland2019animated7'
Standard elements of data presentation ran away from Power Point and became the protagonists and the set design of the animation. The sensual dance of bar charts, diagrams and digits alludes to the mutual impact of individual indicators, a domino effect and problems of individuals hidden behind statistical reports.Read more Average Happiness
A Friendly Man (Dusza człowiek)
dir. Łukasz KonopaIsrael2019documentary22'
Without any hesitation, Joza could be called a jolly good fellow. Open, funny, fluent in foreign languages and passionate about his job of a guide in Jerusalem. But behind this jovial image, there hides a man whose adventurous biography could be shared among a few people.Read more A Friendly Man
A Modern Man
dir. Eva MulvadDenmark2017documentary84'
Charlie Siem is a modern man of success. He is a renowned violinist and a model working for the most important fashion designers. Young, handsome and rich, he lives his luxurious life being constantly on the road. Is there anything that he misses?Read more A Modern Man
A Second Family
dir. Ramón Sánchez Orense, Susanne KraussCongo2019documentary8'
Sport emotions, youthful energy and plenty of joy. These are the surroundings in which teenage Amina is growing up. Her mother was unable to find a place for her in a traditional school, so she signed up her hearing daughter for school for deaf students. The girl has been very successful there, she has learned the sign language and become a coach of the basketball team made of deaf children.Read more A Second Family
A Worthy Man (En Værdig Mand)
dir. Kristian HåskjoldDenmark2018fiction19'
Night after night Erik works alone in his bakery. His only company is the late-night radio show, which he persistently attempts to get through to be honoured "Joker of the Week". He has gradually become more and more distant to his family, and all his efforts to re-establish the connection seem in vain. A growing depression hurls Erik into a tailspin, that in the end culminates in a desperate cry for help.Read more A Worthy Man
dir. Marcin WojciechowskiPoland2020animated11'
How to create new pieces if "scattered sounds revolve around the room and words take no shape"? The animation by Marcin Wojciechowski is not only a story inspired by the life of Ian Curtis, Joy Division's lead singer, but first and foremost - a universal story of a man who cannot handle the reality.Read more backstage.episodes
Baikonur. Earth (Bajkonur, Terra)
dir. Andrea SoriniItaly2019documentary76'
The Baikonur Cosmodrome developed in the 1950s is the birthplace of the myth of Soviet space exploration and the symbol of its growth and decline followed by partial resurrection. This desert region of Kazakhstan, crossed by the Silk Road in the past, is also the place where other myths have been building up.Read more Baikonur. Earth
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Mellem Sten og et Hårdt Sted)
dir. Mads KoudalDenmark2019fiction19'
A story about an impossible, albeit inevitable, choice as well as a profound bond between a mother and a daughter. Seldom does life write for us scenarios we would dream about. An unwanted official letter changes both characters’ course of life forever. Only one of them is fully aware of what is going to happen, but she is unable to prevent it.Read more Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between Us (Między nami)
dir. Dorota ProbaPoland2020documentary53'
Is there a recipe for a successful relationship? Three couples, which differ in terms of their age, experience and the relationship's duration, reveal their fears and dreams related to their life together in front of the camera. This warm and wise film is full of difficult questions, surprising answers, intense emotions and humour, just like life itself.Read more Between Us
Beyond Is the Day (Dalej jest dzień)
dir. Damian KocurPoland2020fiction26'
Black and white photographs, amateurs in leading parts and the small realism of Poland’s provinces. Paweł is a single man who works on a small river ferry. Day by day he keeps doing the same things until he meets Mohammad, an illegal immigrant. Paweł decides to help him. Finally, there is someone he can talk to.Read more Beyond Is the Day
dir. Patrick SmithUSA, Japan2020animated4'
A journey through cultures, traditions and beliefs of people from all over the world using 3475 masks. The masks from the Japanese Nō theatre, Mexican skulls or decorations from the carnival in Venice are mixed with pop culture images of Hello Kitty or Lord Vader. Each of them is a symbol or has a secret story to tell.Read more Beyond Noh
dir. Jerzy ŚladkowskiSweden, Finland, Poland2020documentary86'
A cruise along the Volga river may be an opportunity to heal one’s broken heart, experience a romance or repair a failing relationship. With tenderness, the camera captures the characters’ big and small dramas rooting for their efforts to find true love.Read more Bitter Love
dir. Ed PerkinsUnited Kingdom2018documentary27'
The story of Cornelius Walker, whose life changed on the day, when is peer Damilola Taylor was killed. Filmed with non-actors, the film blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction to pose difficult and highly topical questions about race and identity. Who decides what makes us who we are? And what compromises are we prepared to make in order to fit in?Read more Black Sheep
Broken head (Zepsuta głowa)
dir. Maciej JankowskiPoland2019documentary42'
"I like to feel powerful", says Andrzej detained in a unit for recidivists. But problems with the law and drugs make him admit his weakness. Will therapy and a rehabilitation programme help him get back on his feet and sort out his complicated relationship with his girlfriend?Read more Broken head
dir. Stéphanie Lansaque, François LeroyFrance2018animated13'
A visual, acoustic, and odorous ballad through the wandering of a one-eyed dog. In the maze of Old Hanoi's narrow streets, daily life and legend mingle on the syncopated rhythm of Hat Xam, the Vietnamese blues.Read more Cadavre Exquis
dir. Valentin Riedl, Frédéric SchuldGermany2019animated5'
Valentin Riedl is a neuroscientist and a physician. Frédéric Schuld is an artist and an animator. Together, they show the internal world of a woman suffering from prosopagnosia, a perception disorder characterised by the inability to recognize faces.Read more Carlotta's Face
dir. Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty MancinelliCanada2019fiction22'
Trembling camera. Christmas tree. Lights. Holiday commotion, talks, arguments and naughty children. Fun that gets out of control. Or, maybe it got out of control much earlier? The secret that charismatic Jude is hiding will tear this delicate family tissue into shreds.Read more Chubby
Coal-Country Song. Gundermann (Gundermann Revier)
dir. Grit LemkeGermany2019documentary98'
"Bob Dylan from a mine", is how one of the most famous bards of the German People’s Republic, who was still a star after the unification of Germany, was dubbed. Gerhard Gundermann turned from a worker who believed in communism into the icon of the change that affected his industrial region and the entire country.Read more Coal-Country Song. Gundermann
dir. Benjamin SwiczinskyAustria2019animated4'
Donald Trump announces the day when "cowboys lost to Indians". America is re-settled by its indigenous peoples, while others have to go back home. Bruce Lee, Robert de Niro, Woody Allen, among others, set off on their journey… A film about the US immigration policy, the fear of immigrants and colonialism observed from a distance and presented in the comic book style.Read more Coming Home
dir. Przemysław ŚwidaPoland2020animated6'
The protagonist goes for a crazy run within his own consciousness trying to recognize consecutive versions of himself. What will happen when his egos finally meet? In an abstract way, this animation shows the process of personality development employing the visual play with a black line and the free merging of consecutive images.Read more Co-ognition
Dad You've Never Had
dir. Dominika ŁapkaPoland2020documentary29'
Dominika visits her father, whom she has not seen for many years and knows only from letters. These few days that they will spend together in his flat will not be enough to change anything in their uneasy relationship. The conversations will be difficult and full of emotions. Will the daughter finally manage to ask the most important question?Read more Dad You've Never Had
dir. Marie GrahtøDenmark2012fiction19'
It is Christmas. The presents under the Christmas tree have been there for a long time, but twelve-year-old Daimi is waiting for her mother to return before she unpacks them. She is alone in an empty flat accompanied only by her pet, an unruly pig.Read more Daimi
dir. Beatrice MöllerGermany2019documentary25'
This small African state on the east coast of the continent, once an Italian colony, was a country occupied by neighbouring Ethiopia. Railways were built in Eritrea thanks to Europeans while Ethiopia is blamed for their collapse. The film focuses on two men who cannot imagine their lives far away from the rail tracks.Read more Depot Asmara
Dreams from The Outback (Drømme fra ødemarken)
dir. Jannik SplidsboelDenmark2019documentary84'
For many years, the Aborigines were treated as sub-humans in their own land. Although the times have changed, the effects of colonisation are still visible nowadays. Unemployment, alcoholism and suicide are the most common associations with the region of Kimberley where the film characters live.Read more Dreams from The Outback
El Father Plays Himself (El Father Como Sí Mismo)
dir. Mo ScarpelliVenezuela, United Kingdom, Italy, USA2020documentary108'
It is not easy to make a feature film with your own father, in particular when he becomes the main actor and the story is inspired by his life in the Amazon jungle. Additionally, he has a serious alcohol problem. The work on the set turns into a psychodrama.Read more El Father Plays Himself
dir. Victor AsliukBelarus2020documentary28'
This Belarussian necropolis is a place where some people can meet with dead family members and spend time on contemplation. Few others try to look for the traces of the past there and yet another group engages into family feasting. The faces from tomb photographs, frozen in time, look at all of them.Read more Epitaph
Ernst and the Light (Ernst og Lyset)
dir. Anders Thomas Jensen, Tomas Villum JensenDenmark1996fiction12'
Jesus Christ returns to earth with a mission to save the world with the assistance of a new chosen individual. But two thousand years later the world is completely different and the chosen one is not particularly interested in the proposal of collaboration.Read more Ernst and the Light
dir. Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack KjeldsenDenmark, Sweden, Norway2019documentary87'
They are young, beautiful and proud to call themselves fat. The characters are not ashamed of their ample shapes and fight for self-acceptance regardless of their looks or opinions of those that accuse them of obesity promotion.Read more Fat Front
Fat Kathy (Gruba Kaśka)
dir. Julia PełkaPoland2019documentary14'
The relationship that Varsovians have with clams is similar to the one that once joined canaries and miners. Eight completely inconspicuous molluscs bear the responsibility for the health or even lives of hundreds of thousands of the city residents. Julia Pelka, describes not only the complexities of the capital’s water supply system.Read more Fat Kathy
(Fool Time) Job
dir. Gilles CuvelierFrance2017animated17'
Pedro has found a new job. A kind of strange one, but these days, he can't afford to be fussy. It's a real chance! Anyway, he's never been the kind of getting cold feet ...Read more (Fool Time) Job
dir. Paweł BanasiakPoland2020documentary80'
An extraordinary life story of a Polish model and a celebrity who made a dazzling career in Italy in the early 2000s. The high-octane lifestyle has its price – addictive euphoria turns into depression. And when after many years she seems to have found her peace thanks to faith, the story takes an unexpected turn…Read more Fortunata
Free Fall – Private Hungary 10 (Az örvény)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary1996documentary75'
The chronicle of announced death – the story of the Holocaust of Hungarian Jews told using unique archival family materials. The everyday life of the well-off Petö family is thoroughly documented by an amateur filmmaker from Szeged who registered the first years of the war, still carefree, and the consecutive stages of persecution until the tragic summer of 1944.Read more Free Fall – Private Hungary 10
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
dir. Wouter Sel, Thijs De CloedtBelgium2020animated19'
Johnny Supro is like an animated "Taxi Driver" from Scorsese's film who observes moral decay from his car: violence, alcoholism and sexual assaults. Was his life influenced by a girl called "Ghost Eye"? A neo-noir journey to the darkest corners of the human soul.Read more Ghost Eye
Glass Negatives (Szklane negatywy)
dir. Jan BorowiecPoland2019documentary39'
The discovery of the eponymous negatives portraying the local Jewish community which were hidden in the attic of a townhouse in Lublin becomes the starting point for a fascinating journey in time and space. The thorough analysis of the miraculously retrieved photos leads to surprising findings…Read more Glass Negatives
Glitter & Dust (Glitzer & Staub)
dir. Anna Koch, Julia LemkeGermany2020documentary91'
Who says a rodeo is for men only? Four girls are divided by almost everything, they have different cultural background and different motivation, but they share a common passion. They feel perfectly comfortable in the saddle, just as well as their fathers and male friends do.Read more Glitter & Dust
Go and Tell Her (Czuły film)
dir. Aleksandra MaciejczykPoland2019fiction18'
The borderland between Poland and Ukraine. Zoja comes to Poland to sell goods at a local market, together with her brother, but soon escapes from work in order to meet Iśka, a friend she has not seen for a long time. The teenage girl has just buried her father. The tension and closeness arising between the girls is misinterpreted by one of them.Read more Go and Tell Her
Guczo. Notes on Life (Guczo. Notatki z życia [seans z audiodeskrypcją i napisami dla niesłyszących])
dir. Maria Zmarz-KoczanowiczPoland2020documentary76'
Screening with Polish audio description onlyRead more Guczo. Notes on Life
ScreeningsScreening with Polish Audio Description
Guczo. Notes on Life (Guczo. Notatki z życia)
dir. Maria Zmarz-KoczanowiczPoland2020documentary76'
Full of archival delights, the film is a story of an aristocrat condemned by his family and a man of many faces and talents. This admirer of female beauty who enjoyed life to the fullest was a sportsman, artist, a friend of Witkacy and a citizen of the world. Who really was August Zamoyski?Read more Guczo. Notes on Life
Hey! Teachers! (Katya y Vasya idut v shkolu)
dir. Yulia VishnevetsRussia2020documentary90'
Two young idealists start work at school, which they very much want to change. Over the course of one year we can observe their efforts to win the confidence of their teenage students, to stimulate their interests and educate them to be better people.Read more Hey! Teachers!
He Can't Live Without Cosmos (On ne mozhet zhit bez kosmosa)
dir. Konstantin BronzitRussia2019animated16'
Konstantin Bronzit returns to take the viewers to space again. This time the director shows a story of a woman and her son who is born … in a space suit. The boy's dreams of a space flight are toned down by his mother as space has already taken someone away from her. A moving animation about growing up and looking for your destiny.Read more He Can't Live Without Cosmos
dir. Hasan OswaldUSA2019documentary78'
When Nani, a drug addict, becomes pregnant, her partner Daryl, who is unable to help her anymore, tries at least to save their baby. Without any anaesthetic, the film shows the brutal reality of the American opioid crisis.Read more Higher Love
House of Writers (Dom Literatów czyli kartoteka zebrana)
dir. Marek GajczakPoland2019documentary61'
The legendary Writers’ House at Krupnicza Street in Kraków was a unique place on an international scale. After the war it became a foothold for homeless authors. In 1945-1996 over 100 of them lived there (including Szymborska, Kisielewski, Mrożek, Różewicz and Gałczyński).Read more House of Writers
How My Grandmother Became a Chair
dir. Nicolas FattouhLebanon, Germany, Qatar2020animated10'
One day flowers ceased to smell the way they used to. Then music on the radio became interspersed with noise until it stopped playing completely. When an elderly woman started losing her senses one by one, the housekeeper took care of the grandma. A poignant story about old age using metaphor to show the painful process of departing.Read more How My Grandmother Became a Chair
How to Swim and Not to Drown (Jak pływać, żeby nie utonąć)
dir. Anna PawluczukPoland2019documentary22'
An atypical portrait of a veteran of the competition in "floating on whatever you can find". Every year Arnold constructs hideous unidentified floating objects. His work is accompanied by constant chaos and the family life follows the rhythm dictated by the anticipation of the coming event.Read more How to Swim and Not to Drown
Hunky Blues – The American Dream (Imigrancki Blues – Amerykański sen)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary2009documentary100'
The history of Hungarian immigration to the US in the early 1900s. A variety of testimonies, letters, photographs and takes from the period reflect the feverish rhythm and paradoxes of the life in the new world in an evocative way. On the one hand, there is freedom from the rigid framework of the class system of post-feudal Europe and, on the other – economic exploitation on an unprecedented scale.Read more Hunky Blues – The American Dream
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
Ikki Illa Meint
dir. Andrias HøgenniDenmark, Faroe Islands2018fiction21'
What are the consequences of blocking someone online? An accidental meeting of two friends in a shop gives rise to reflections on social media and their role in human contacts.Read more Ikki Illa Meint
I'm Here (Jestem tutaj)
dir. Julia OrlikPoland2020animated15'
"I’m here!", the protagonist would like to cry out, but she not even able to ask for a glass of water. She cannot get up because the disease confined her to bed and made her dependent on others. Nevertheless, she can hear very well what her family members say about her condition. This piercing story about loneliness is presented from the perspective of a dying woman.Read more I'm Here
dir. Ben ReidUnited Kingdom2019fiction20'
Narrated with the verve characteristic of the best British crime stories, this film is an engaging puzzle from the very first until the last take. It is full of emotions, drama and suspense. A worker of a social welfare home dies in mysterious circumstances – he falls out of a window. How did it happen? Only one man knows the answer - Dylan, a boy with Down syndrome.Read more Innocence
In Case of an Emergency
dir. Jakub A. KoziełPoland2019documentary26'
Albert used to be the king of life. He had a prosperous photo atelier in New York and led a playboy’s life. Today, he is a taxi driver in Tarnów, Poland. After many years, tired of provincial reality, he decided to go back to the US and close off some unfinished business.Read more In Case of an Emergency
In harmony (W zgodzie)
dir. Dorota BatorPoland2019documentary14'
The title of this documentary impression by Dorota Bator refers to a place in between civilisation and nature. An older couple lives in harmony with nature following its rhythm. Among green trees and singing birds they cultivate the land and keep bees on a bee farm in picturesque surroundings.Read more In harmony
I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die
dir. Eva Marie RødbroDenmark2019documentary76'
When you live in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, it is difficult to escape your destiny. The director observes three generations of women from up close and creates an impressionistic picture of daily life which also reflects the internal world of the characters.Read more I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die
I Need the Handshakes (Mnie treba pociskau)
dir. Andrej KuciłaPoland2020documentary19'
A small hamlet lost in the endless Belarusian province. Walentyna, who is 92 years old, lives in a little cottage off the beaten track where she takes care of her daughter who was born paralysed. A frightfully beautiful film about limitless sacrifice, great power of imagination and poetry which can replace reality.Read more I Need the Handshakes
Just a Guy
dir. Shoko HaraGermany2020documentary15'
This is not yet another story about a psychopathic murderer and a rapist, although Richard Ramirez was definitely such a person. It is a story about women who were fascinated with him and with whom he maintained correspondence. The director, being one of them, gives them the voice employing the animated form.Read more Just a Guy
Just Don't Sing (Wystarczy nie śpiewać)
dir. Jędrzej MichalakPoland, France2019documentary25'
In his film, Jędrzej Michalak reveals a unique combination of music and politics. Poly-Rythmo is a popular band performing soul music combined with voodoo rhythms. In their memories, the musicians of the band return to the times of Mathieu Kérékou, "a rebel nationalist" who authoritatively rules in Benin.Read more Just Don't Sing
Kadar’s Kiss – Private Hungary 12 (Pocałunek Kadara. Prywatne Węgry 12)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary1997documentary46'
An ironic take on Hungary in the era of real socialism which reveals the schizophrenic discrepancy between the official and private version of the communist reality. Lifeless ideological speeches illustrated with sluggish work of labourers on a large construction site and naked female bodies photographed from somewhere in hiding.Read more Kadar’s Kiss – Private Hungary 12
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
keep shiftin' (schichteln)
dir. Verena WagnerGermany2019documentary21'
A glass plant in a border region comes to life with the arrival of its first employees. They are well-built, tattooed men from the Czech Republic and Germany. They live in symbiosis, communicate in both languages, but mostly they are focused on work. Thanks to their strong muscles, fragile beauty is created.Read more keep shiftin'
Kiruna - A Brand New World (Kiruna - překrásný nový svět)
dir. Greta StocklassaCzech Republic2019documentary87'
A feature-length debut of an artist with Swedish and Czech roots. Thanks to the former she went to eponymous Kiruna, a small town of a little under 20 thousand residents located behind the Arctic Circle. The iron ore mine expansion forced the local authorities to transfer a part of the town to a new location.Read more Kiruna - A Brand New World
dir. Franciszek Dźwierżyński, Łukasz StryjewskiPoland2020documentary5'
Kite surfers in the Hel Peninsula. The power of the element and people who can harness it with seemingly childlike carelessness. Breath-taking evolutions. And the passion which literally and figuratively lifts them into the air.Read more Kites
dir. Andrew Norman WilsonUSA2019documentary33'
The story told by American artist Andrew Norman Wilson may appear incoherent and meandering at first. The spectator has to find himself the concealed relationships between pictures, archival photographs, films, advertisements, computer animations and fragments of stories told by two enigmatic protagonists. It is a fascinating reflection on the status of images and people in the society of late capitalism.Read more Kodak
Kosher Beach (Hachof Hanifrad)
dir. Karin KainerIsrael2019documentary62'
In Tel Aviv, one of the most secularised cities of Israel, there is a beach for Orthodox Jewish women. Fenced and marked, it attracts female beach-goers dressed in traditional clothes. It is a shelter and a meeting place for praying women of different ages. They swim, exercise, meditate and even surf under the watchful eye of lifeguards.Read more Kosher Beach
dir. Vladimir KozlovFrance2019documentary71'
In 1945, the USSR annexed the Kuril Islands. Soon after, the Japanese who had lived there for generations, were expelled and their culture was erased from memory. The current residents continue to find the traces of the Japanese past and are longingly looking forward to a better future.Read more Kounachir
Last Days of Summer (Ostatnie dni lata)
dir. Klaudia KęskaPoland2020fiction26'
A summer idyll in a thriving family vineyard is interrupted by an assault on Yana, one of its seasonal workers. The victim’s story can only be confirmed by one person, her friend Tosia. The teenager faces a difficult moral dilemma between justice and protecting her family. What will she choose?Read more Last Days of Summer
Last Knights of The Right Side (Ostatni rycerze prawej strony)
dir. Michał EdelmanPoland2020documentary67'
Although they look almost identical in black balaclavas, they have arrived at extremely right-wing views along very different paths. For six months Michał Edelman accompanied the members of the National-Radical Camp from Łódź during rallies organised by them with the culmination on the Independence Day in 2019.Read more Last Knights of The Right Side
dir. Peter HegedusAustralia, Hungary2019documentary75'
The tempestuous history of the 20th century, three continents and three generations of abandoned women. Lili, who is Hungarian, has been living in Australia for many years. She left her homeland right after the revolution of 1956. Her elder child, little Lili, stayed in Europe. The abandoned daughter started a family, experienced a tragedy and left for Canada on her own.Read more Lili
Los Bengalas (Orquesta Los Bengalas)
dir. David Valero SimónSpain2019fiction21'
The backlands of sunny Spain and an old-school band in its annual tour of festivals in small villages and towns. Shiny jackets and catchy songs. This time, however, the tour is different. The lyrics become lost, just like time and places. It is a journey towards the last great concert of life.Read more Los Bengalas
dir. Weronika SzymaPoland2020animated6'
A glance into the mirror encourages a young woman to gradually discover her carnality. She starts with uncertainty and distance to continue with increasing courage and interest. The bolder are the woman’s gestures, the subtler the animation. An erotic game employing visual understatement, body fragments and blurred contours begins.Read more Lushfulness
dir. Marijana JankovicDenmark2018fiction22'
A tender glance at immigration as seen by a child. Maja, together with her parents, moves from Serbia to Denmark where she has to learn overnight how to function in a completely new and foreign reality.Read more Maja
dir. Tessa HoffeUnited Kingdom2019fiction15'
"Your son is Polish, too?", "He was born here. He is also Romanian", Sonia, a manager of a housing estate for seniors, answers the question which was definitely not asked for the first time. A complaint has just been filed against her. But neither she nor the leaking roof is a problem. The problem lies in the residents and their undisguised reluctance towards the immigrant.Read more Majority
Maria Is Not Alive (Maria nie żyje)
dir. Martyna MajewskaPoland2020fiction29'
A story suspended between drama and grotesque, humour and philosophy. Maria is dead, but she remains alive. She committed suicide but remains in her live body for a few days. Not knowing how she killed herself, she is looking for the reasons of her own death. She does not remember them. She observes what the world looks like without her. What now?Read more Maria Is Not Alive
Meanwhile Somewhere 1940-1943 (Gdzieś w międzyczasie 1940-1943)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary1994documentary52'
This film, a product of editing amateur wartime footage, includes scenes from the occupied countries of Europe somewhere on the margin of history, far away from the main fronts of World War II. The world has gone mad, the disaster is just around the corner, but life goes on with its own momentum.Read more Meanwhile Somewhere 1940-1943
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
dir. Daria GodyńPoland2020animated8'
On New Year’s Eve in 1999 a man, who does not leave home that night, becomes by accident a witness to a murder. He begins a lonely investigation as if he were Humphrey Bogart of the 21st century. Alluding to cinema noir and Hitchcock’s thrillers, the film is a black comedy about millennial fear featuring plastic figurines of Virgin Mary, a blanket with the pope’s image and a grandma wearing a pink tracksuit.Read more Millenium
Miss Universe 1929. Lisl Goldarbeiter. A Queen in Wien (Miss Universum 1929. Lisl Goldarbeiter. Królowa w Wiedniu)
dir. Péter ForgácsAustria, The Netherlands, Hungary2006documentary70'
Nostalgic memories, black and white emotions and the first signs of the upcoming catastrophe. Edited using unique archival footage from the period, the film tells the story of a Viennese beauty’s social advancement and great love on the eve of the catastrophe that will annihilate this world.Read more Miss Universe 1929. Lisl Goldarbeiter. A Queen in Wien
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
My Name Is Sonila (Mam na imię Sonila)
dir. Suela BakoFrance, Albania2019fiction20'
A group of pickpockets robs the passengers of a city bus. Sonila’s purse is also stolen from her bag, which she refuses to ignore. She is convinced that she can recognise the perpetrators if the police help her. Minute by minute, this simple incident is turning into the Kafkaesque absurd.Read more My Name Is Sonila
My Sleepless Night (Moja bezsenna ciemność)
dir. Ryszard LenczewskiPoland2019documentary8'
This documentary by Ryszard Lenczewski is an experimental take on his work and family life. A cinematographer and a co-author of pictures to ‘Ida’ by Paweł Pawlikowski, among others, this time he shoots the space permeated with the spirit of the past – his workroom and collection of photographs.Read more My Sleepless Night
dir. Hristo SimeonovBulgaria2019fiction20'
This example of small realism in cinema is an observation of a trapped girl, devoid of affectionate sentimentalism. Nina makes her living as a pickpocket. On one occasion she is caught red-handed, but her victim decides not to call the police and, instead, offers help.Read more Nina
dir. Peter TorbiörnssonSweden2020documentary104'
What does a young girl dream of in a small village in Nicaragua? Prince Charming who will help her to get away from her poor home. Prince Charming will appear, but instead of happiness he will bring about violence and destitution. Twenty years will pass before Ninosca decides to leave her violent husband and set off for Spain to follow her dreams.Read more Ninosca
dir. Antonio GaldamezPoland2020fiction29'
The sun will rise any minute now. A new day is about to start. Fishermen are returning to land with nets full of fish. Screams of seagulls wake up the inhabitants of a seaside metropolis and superintendent Delman is beginning another investigation. It may be the most difficult case of his life because he and the victim share a secret. A genre film with elements of social realism.Read more Noamia
dir. Gwanjo JeongSouth Korea2019documentary95'
As two Korean brothers find out, music may unite as well as divide people. One of them is a piano virtuoso with autism and the other remains within his shadow, both on stage and in the eyes of their mother, who raises them alone.Read more Nocturne
dir. Kijek/Adamski Poland2020animated4'
A woman is trying to have a dialogue with a man on a pedestal. She wants to tell him something using the sign language, while he remains silent, cast in stone. Only when the statue is hit by a rock and it begins to fall apart, is there a chance for the two characters to find understanding.Read more Now Listen
Once Were Brothers (Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band)
dir. Daniel RoherUSA, Canada2019documentary102'
How did one of the most famous rock’n’roll bands come to life? It is hard to imagine The Band without Robbie Robertson who shaped the musical image of the group as its guitarist and author of lyrics. The film features, among others, Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.Read more Once Were Brothers
One of Many (Edna)
dir. Vuk MitevskiMacedonia2019animated11'
Macedonia, as a stop in the Balkan migration trail, is a direct witness to the suffering of thousands of people. “One of Many” shows a love story taking place in the background of the refugee crisis. Visual metaphors and abstract images make the story more poetic and brutality less literal.Read more One of Many
On the Top Tyrryry (Na Górze Tyrryry)
dir. Renata KijowskaPoland2019documentary60'
Please, meet the band On the Top made of rock ‘n’ rollers and rebels. Some members of the group are mentally disabled, some of them are residents of social welfare homes, but thanks to their great passion they do what they like best and they are really good at it.Read more On the Top Tyrryry
Our Fathers' Sons (Vore Fædres Sønner)
dir. Ulaa SalimDenmark2014fiction8'
A relationship between a father and a son at the backdrop of generational and cultural differences. The father, born in Jordan, moved with his family to Denmark to have a better life. Now, his son needs to face all the prejudice directed toward his father.Read more Our Fathers' Sons
Our Motherland (Ons Moederland)
dir. Shamira RaphaelaThe Netherlands2019documentary73'
He is a white middle-aged man, an exemplary husband and a father of a large family. His name is Constant Kusters. Currently, he is one of the most important Dutch politicians. His party, known for strong right-wing views, is gaining more and more popularity, while assimilated immigrants are watching all this with concern.Read more Our Motherland
dir. Tessa Louise PopeThe Netherlands2019documentary24'
Three girls tell their stories of taking the most important decision of their lives. Their faces shown in close-ups express more than words: pain, solitude and the overwhelming burden of responsibility. Even though all of them are convinced that they did the right thing, the experience of abortion will change their lives forever.Read more Overdue
dir. Maryia YakimovichPoland2020documentary29'
A beautiful and moving film about a difficult love. Atmospheric, fleeting animations and VHS home video footage bring back careless moments of the past. But happy childhood is only an illusion covering up difficult memories: the father's mental illness, fear and the family breakdown.Read more Papa
Paper House (Papierowy dom)
dir. Martyna HoldaPoland2020animated6'
In a "paper house" there lives a girl who has never been loved by her family. For her mother, she has always been a burden, a dispensable element roaming around. The girl has always had to play by herself, perform the scenes of a loving family using dolls and escape to the world of imagination. This black and white animation reminds us that childhood is not always colourful.Read more Paper House
Patision Avenue (Leoforos Patision)
dir. Thanasis NeofotistosGreece2018fiction13'
Face pace, suspense and one take. Thanks to its precise form, this seemingly trivial story grips the viewer as if it was a vortex. An actress is in a rush to a rehearsal when she discovers that her son stayed home alone. The woman must deal with the crisis situation using only her phone and fast pace while walking through a dangerous district of Athens. Grand Jury Prize at the Hollywood Film Festival.Read more Patision Avenue
Pearl of the Desert (Perła pustyni)
dir. Pushpendra SinghIndia, South Korea2019documentary82'
The Manganiars are a Moslem community that lives primarily in the desert of Rajasthan and is famous for its musical heritage. Combining an ethnographic observation and a creative documentary, the film tells the story of the clash between tradition, cultivated for generations, and modernity.Read more Pearl of the Desert
Photographer of War (Krigsfotografen)
dir. Boris Benjamin BertramDenmark2019documentary78'
For 20 years, this famous Danish photographer has been documenting incidents of human rights violations and on-going conflicts where he has often found himself is the epicentre of war. But the greatest challenge he will have to face is at home.Read more Photographer of War
Picturesque Epochs (Festői korszakok)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary2016documentary133'
A tribute to Mária Gánóczy – an excellent Hungarian painter who worked in post-war Hungary. The paintings and films from the protagonist’s private archives make the portrait of an artist who, in uneasy times, was able to combine her love for art and sacrifice for the family.Read more Picturesque Epochs
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
Pilgrims of Divine Mercy (Pielgrzymi Bożego Miłosierdzia)
dir. Przemysław Jan ChrobakPoland2020documentary83'
In this road movie four repeat offenders, who converted in prison, set off on foot to the Vatican, drawing a special trolley with a gift for the pope – a painting of Merciful Jesus. Four of them are tough guys badly bruised by life, while the fifth pilgrim seems to be a mismatch running away from his own demons.Read more Pilgrims of Divine Mercy
dir. Tomek DuckiPoland, Hungary2020animated7'
A secret garden hidden under the ground is managed by a lonely gardener. The place is bleak, suffocating and disturbing, yet magical. One day, a little boy with dangerous nails grows out of a pot instead of a plant...Read more Plantarium
dir. Paweł FerdekPoland2020documentary85'
It has been no secret that Hollywood was created by Polish Jews. A contemporary director from Poland is following in their footsteps, trying to pursue his own American Dream. The documentary focuses on the pursuit of dreams, which has always driven the film industry. But how to come up with a recipe for success?Read more Pollywood
Portrait of a Woman (Portret kobiecy)
dir. Natalia DurszewiczPoland2020animated5'
This eponymous "female portrait" is made of social expectations, stereotypes and cultural constructs. Finally, the woman decides to liberate herself from the surrounding limitations. Will she manage to escape? This animated interpretation of a poem by Wisława Szymborska, a Nobel Prize Laureate, was painted using the palette of red shades.Read more Portrait of a Woman
dir. Tomasz WolskiPoland2020fiction15'
A single film shot and a single event that shakes up the everyday routine of people sharing the same backyard. Everyone is in a hurry, but an unconscious man is lying on the pavement – and he is the eponymous 'problem'. A short gripping fiction film revealing the director's documentary experience and realistic angle.Read more Problem
dir. Francesca MazzoleniItaly2019documentary98'
The local community of Ostia, despite constant changes in the neighbourhood, is not going to surrender to the marine element or human plans. The director observes with fondness the female community and the unique atmosphere of the place that may soon disappear from maps.Read more Punta Sacra
dir. Emil LangballeDenmark2019documentary60'
A few days in the life of the most laid back barber in Denmark. If you visit Quasim’s salon not only may you leave with the hairstyle like Will Smith or Mike Tyson but also have an opportunity to meet people and talk about love, politics or the longing for the homeland you left behind.Read more Q's Barbershop
dir. Szymon RuczyńskiPoland2020animated8'
A woman called a witch lives in a small town. People accuse her of casting spells on them, causing the death of seven cows, stopping the development of municipal investments and other misfortunes. Only one woman defends the witch. Will she also change her mind when a tragedy strikes her? Hate and double morality are an inherent part of this story about a witch hunt.Read more Reason
dir. Jiří Havlíček, Ondřej NovákCzech Republic2018fiction15'
Olda (17) is an accused waiting for his trial in a detention centre for juveniles. The monotone prison life is gradually intertwined with memories of a police reconstruction. It took one summer night for the holiday boredom to turn into a cruel fun that resulted in death.Read more Reconstruction
Re-sculpted in Time: Sanatorium Zonnestraal (Powtórnie rzeźbione w czasie: Sanatorium Zonnestraal)
dir. Michiel van BakelThe Netherlands2020animated10'
"I like to visualise things that were not seen before and in this way enhance my experience of reality", says Michiel van Bakel and this is exactly what he does in his film. The photographer and filmmaker who also studied astronomy and psychology makes use of his competencies to evoke spectre-like pictures of the famous Dutch sanatorium.Read more Re-sculpted in Time: Sanatorium Zonnestraal
Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band (Saul & Ruby – Kapela ocalałych)
dir. Tod LendingUSA2019documentary80'
Both survived the Holocaust, live in the US and started a klezmer band a few years ago. Ruby and Saul’s biggest dream is to come with concerts to Poland – the country where they were born and experienced their greatest trauma.Read more Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band
dir. Réka BucsiDenmark2017animated21'
"Solar Work" is an experimental and playful visual composition made by Hungarian-born Réka Bucsi. Space exploration pursued by the film protagonists is, according to Bucsi, a beautiful adventure, absurd and melancholic at the same time. The universe as animated by the artist reveals the face which is surprisingly friendly, if not human.Read more Solar Walk
dir. Paweł ChorzępaPoland2019documentary40'
A subtle story of difficult family relations. Marcin was taken away from his alcoholic parents when he was twelve and he spent the rest of his childhood in a children's home. After he comes of age, he comes back to his family home and tries to re-establish contact with his father. Yet alcohol addiction turns out to be more powerful.Read more Sonny
dir. Michał CiechomskiPoland2020fiction30'
A story of an angler who faces the end of the world. The ominous prophecy of Saint Ichthys begins an apocalyptic story about the bond between Nature and Man and about how easy it is to destroy the delicate balance between these forces. Intriguing and discomforting, the film is part of the discussion about ecology, not without humour.Read more Submission
dir. Mehrdad OskoueiIran, Norway2019documentary74'
Seldom can one pass through the gate of an Iranian prison with a camera, in particular when it is a facility for women. The film characters are inmates who are serving sentences for killing men – their family members. Their life behind bars is sometimes safer and freer than the one they had at large.Read more Sunless Shadows
dir. Alexandru BrendeaRomania2019documentary82'
He is a man of passion, an enthusiast of knowledge and, above all, an erudite and an exceptional teacher. The protagonist of the documentary, who had become tired of railing against the Romanian system of education, took matters in his own hands and founded a school. At his own home, with passion, he teaches more than just maths to a group of students.Read more Teach
Tell Me More (Powiedz mi coś jeszcze)
dir. Martyna PeszkoPoland2020documentary29'
A minimalist chronicle of everyday challenges that one needs to face when looking after a paralysed person. A daughter takes up efforts to talk, possibly for the last time, to her mother, who communicates with the world only through eye ball movements.Read more Tell Me More
That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise (Co ma nadejść, jest zaledwie obietnicą)
dir. Flatform The Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand2019documentary22'
A trance film made by the Italian-German artistic collective Flatform (Anna Maria Martena and Roberto Taroni). This perfectly edited sequence of intermingling takes is reflection on the age of man – the Anthropocene.Read more That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise
There's No Shooting in Kyiv (V Kyjevě se nestřílí)
dir. Jakub ŠedýCzech Republic2019documentary30'
‘I’m trying to live in a normal way for my family’, said one of the protagonists of the documentary about the everyday life in Kyiv, a city where the echoes of war can still be felt.Read more There's No Shooting in Kyiv
The Butler (Kaptajnens skygge - Christoffer Juul Jensen)
dir. Daniel DencikDenmark2019documentary25'
Christopher is a young and well-read man whose passion is cycling. Although he regularly participates in competitions, he always loses. It is not just bad luck, but his conscious decision. Empathy and the need to be useful turn out to be essential.Read more The Butler
The Butterfly’s Dream (Efekt motylka)
dir. Jarosław SzmidtPoland2020documentary91'
The author of the film observes seven-year-old Zuzia's struggle for life from up-close. The girl suffers from an extremely rare genetic skin condition. Her skin, as sensitive as a butterfly's wing,falls apart under the gentlest touch. The possibility to alleviate the girl's suffering is an expensive surgery in the USA.Read more The Butterfly’s Dream
The Champion of the World (El campeón del mundo)
dir. Federico Borgia, Guillermo MadeiroUruguay2019documentary78'
He is a former bodybuilding champion. He has been left with a serious kidney disease after his sports career, but Antonio Osta has not said his last word yet. The authors of the film capture his complex relationship with his son asking questions about the meaning of masculinity and strength.Read more The Champion of the World
The Changin’ Times of Ike White (Burzliwe życie Ike'a White'a)
dir. Daniel VernonUnited Kingdom2019documentary77'
He was a man of many talents and what he went through would be sufficient for several biographies. He recorded his album "Changin’ Times" in prison, where he was serving a life sentence. Conflicting accounts reveal the portrait of an African American artist stigmatised because of his background and entangled in his own lies.Read more The Changin’ Times of Ike White
The Christmas Gift (Cadoul de Crăciun)
dir. Bogdan MureşanuRomania, Spain2018fiction23'
On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a letter of wishes to Santa. As far as the child understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.Read more The Christmas Gift
The Danube Exodus (Exodus przez Dunaj)
dir. Péter ForgácsThe Netherlands1998documentary60'
What links Slovak Jews, escaping through Romania to Palestine in August 1939, and Bessarabian Germans who were returning to their homeland they had never seen before one year later under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact? This masterpiece of editing brings nameless heroes of great history back to life.Read more The Danube Exodus
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
The Dress (Sukienka)
dir. Tadeusz ŁysiakPoland2020fiction30'
Julia works at a roadside motel and is overwhelmed by the ubiquitous sense of rejection and loneliness. She is different and the society has made it very clear to her many times. She dreams of a relationship and physical intimacy with a man. Unexpectedly, she meets a handsome truck driver and her fantasies start revolving around him.Read more The Dress
dir. Maija BlåfieldFinland2020documentary29'
Cinema is powerful, it affects the senses, stimulates imagination and, above all, influences what we think about the world. The protagonists of this documentary are refugees from North Korea who, on the basis of smuggled foreign films, shaped their vision of reality outside the borders of the closed country.Read more The Fantastic
dir. Gleb OsatinskiUSA2019fiction9'
Andrei must sign documents in order to have his father disconnected from life support. This definitive decision triggers old memories in the man. "The Father" is a subtle story, full of tenderness, about the relationship between the father and the son, the most important things and moments that shape us as human beings.Read more The Father
The Fear (Wielki strach)
dir. Pawlina Carlucci SforzaPoland2020documentary28'
A terrifying story about the times of lawlessness and the fear which still helps to protect the identities of the murderers. Right after World War II, near Przeworsk, people returning from forced labour in Germany were killed by their neighbours in large numbers. The authors of the film have managed to reach bloodcurdling accounts of the people who as children witnessed the atrocities.Read more The Fear
The Foundation Pit (Kotlovan)
dir. Andrey GryazevRussia2020documentary70'
Contemporary Russia without censorship is captured in a YouTube kaleidoscope. Complaints and insults, recorded by desperate and frustrated individuals, pour out of screens. They are addressed to President Putin. The film title is a reference to the famous novel by Andrei Platonov.Read more The Foundation Pit
The Golden Buttons (Złote guziki)
dir. Alex EvstigneevRussia2020documentary19'
This Russian school for cadets has frozen in time. Although the boys can use mobile phones to talk to their family members and surf online, the spirit and thinking about the power of the eastern empire seem to have remained unchanged for years.Read more The Golden Buttons
The Happiest Man in the World (Miehiä ja poikia)
dir. Joonas BerghallFinland2020documentary85'
An alcoholic, a man struggling with depression, a former soldier, a father deprived of parental authority and a patient with a heart condition. All of them are the citizens of the world’s happiest country – Finland, just like the film director, who decides to take a closer look at his countrymen.Read more The Happiest Man in the World
The Maelstrom: A Family Chronicle (Zamęt. Kronika rodzinna)
dir. Péter ForgácsThe Netherlands1997documentary60'
The footage used in the film was shot in Holland at the turn of the 1940s. The people captured in it are enjoying life: practicing sports, playing with their children and flirting. Although it is hard for us to bear that we cannot distinguish between them, they include both future victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust.Read more The Maelstrom: A Family Chronicle
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
The Midwife (Położna)
dir. Maria StachurskaPoland2020documentary54'
The protagonist of the film is Stanisława Leszczyńska, a heroine of the wartime occupation who had worked as a midwife before the war and later helped Jews from the Łódź ghetto. She was captured by the Gestapo and sent to Auschwitz, where her mission began. She helped women to deliver their babies at the most sinister place on Earth.Read more The Midwife
The Night Side (Po stronie nocy)
dir. Alexandra NavratilThe Netherlands2019documentary5'
The Swiss artist explores the history of such a fascinating medium as analogue photography, which has been enjoying a comeback. In "The Night Side" she refers to the unknown details of the technological process that accompanied the production of Agfa-Orwo photosensitive materials. What was the role of blind Gundula Brett in it 25 years ago? Is a picture born only at the meeting point between darkness and light?Read more The Night Side
The Sasha (Sasha)
dir. María Molina PeiróThe Netherlands2019documentary20'
On 20 April 1972 Charles Duke made his first step on the Moon. At the age of 36, he was not only one of the youngest but also one of the last lunarnauts. On the surface of the Silver Globe Duke left his shoe tracks as well as a photograph, important for him, which became the subject of fascinating artistic and documentary deliberations of Maria Molina Peiro.Read more The Sasha
The Self Portrait
dir. Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen WallinNorway2020documentary70'
Lene Marie Fossen does not want to be the ‘icon of anorexia’, although photography is a self-therapy form for her. Her pictures, shocking and beautiful at the same time, become a recording of her desperate struggle against the disease and death.Read more The Self Portrait
The Stone (Kamień)
dir. Bartosz KozeraPoland2020fiction25'
There is a stone in the middle of the park. It is not a typical boulder. When a nun in a wheelchair touches it, she is healed. The abbess of her convent dreams of announcing the miracle but for the archbishop the stone is too secular, too common to be considered a miraculous object. The abbess does not want to give up. She comes up with another idea.Read more The Stone
The Unseen (Kaghaz Pareh-ha)
dir. Behzad NalbandiIran2019documentary61'
Prostitution, drug addiction, violence and homelessness are everyday experiences of the protagonists of Behzad Nalbandi’s animated documentary. They are called cardboard box sleepers because cardboard boxes are their home before they end up in a shelter at the outskirts of Iran's capital city.Read more The Unseen
The Verdict in the Case of K. (Das Urteil im Fall K.)
dir. Özgür AnilAustria2020fiction30'
The court verdict for a rape on a 17-year-old girl during a young people’s party filmed by the perpetrator’s friend using a mobile phone does not close the case. The trauma of the victim as well as her family remains. It is the sigma that everyone will have to learn how to live with. Yet, its perception is different for everyone – the teenage girl, her brother and society.Read more The Verdict in the Case of K.
The Whale From Lorino (Wieloryb z Lorino)
dir. Maciej CuskePoland2019documentary59'
The tradition of whale hunting still remains alive among the residents of the Siberian frontiers. The hunting ritual provides people with food and enables them to survive in difficult conditions. The film contemplates the daily life of the Chukchi Peninsula and reveals the brutal aspects of the existence in this forgotten place.Read more The Whale From Lorino
Tigress of Menopause (Tygrysice menopauzy)
dir. Henryk DederkoPoland2020documentary50'
This blunt and naturalistic film is at the same time warm and extremely touching. The new picture by Henryk Dederko offers a closer insight into the phenomenon of a musical about menopause in which four eponymous "tigresses" - with a pinch of salt but without beating around the bush – tell stories and sing about their lives after menopause.Read more Tigress of Menopause
Tomorrow's Gone (MAHAR KVAR AVAR)
dir. Boaz GoldbergIsrael2019documentary70'
The figure of Charlie Megira has been shrouded in mystery until today. We know that his real name was Gabi Abudraham and that he was a colourful bird of Israeli underground who looked like a character from the early films by Jim Jarmusch. What demons were hiding behind Charlie’s stage mask?Read more Tomorrow's Gone
Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves (Toomas teispool metsikute huntide orgu)
dir. Chintis LundgrenEstonia, Croatia, France2019animated18'
A lost job makes Toomas look for another source of income. He starts as a plumber and ends up in Italian porn-westerns. He keeps his new occupation a secret from his pregnant wife. She has her secrets too... A risqué animation with wolves as the main characters leading up to an unexpected finale.Read more Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves
dir. Juliette VigerDenmark2016animated8'
New York, jazz and… a wolf. A reticent teenager tries to tame her father who has turned into a wild animal. Lost in his musical madness, he becomes increasingly more distant from his daughter and cannot see the scale of destruction caused by his behaviour.Read more Untamed
dir. Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp SanghviIndia2019animated11'
A dystopian vision of Calcutta flooded by water, inevitably rising due to global warming. Its residents, paddling in the flood, deprived of their homes, fight for survival with a pride of tigers. Who will win this battle? Who will have to be sacrificed to save others?Read more Wade
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-SobchukPoland, Ukraine2018fiction30'
Professional weightlifter Petro is preparing for an important competition. But before the competition, he receives tragic news that force him to make a difficult decision. Petro's inner conflict makes him into more than just a mechanical bundle of muscles.Read more Weightlifter
We Have One Heart
dir. Katarzyna WarzechaPoland2020documentary11'
A moving animated story about memory, loss and the search for one's roots. A story of the great love between a Polish student and an Iraqi Kurd interrupted by a war. It is also the chronicle of the generation growing up at the end of the communist era in Poland and of the gradual discovery of family secrets.Read more We Have One Heart
Where Are You, Adam? (Gdzie jesteś Adamie?)
dir. Oleksandr ZaporoshchenkoUkraine2019documentary80'
This extraordinary contemplative documentary shows the lives of several monks living at holy Mount Athos in the peninsula of Athos. Their everyday life is subject to strict rules. They pray devoutly and work tirelessly for their community from which women are excluded.Read more Where Are You, Adam?
dir. Tomer ShushanIsrael2019fiction21'
An ordinary situation transforms into a social drama. By accident, the protagonist finds his beloved bike which was stolen a month ago in the street. Trying to get it back, he launches a chain of events that will soon make him question his own actions. Who commits a graver crime here? The apparent thief or the noble and just man?Read more White Eye
dir. Rubika ShahUnited Kingdom2019documentary81'
The London movement Rock Against Racism was born in 1976 as a protest against the radicalisation of nationalist attitudes. Its weapons included, above all, mass music concerts. The heated atmosphere of those events is recreated today by the co-founders and fans of the movement.Read more White Riot
Winter Journey (Vinterrejse)
dir. Anders ØstergaardDenmark2019documentary87'
A marriage of talented Jewish musicians escapes to the United States during World War II. Many years later their son reveals the details of the couple’s life in Nazi Germany in a conversation with his father.Read more Winter Journey
Wittgenstein Tractatus (Traktat Wittgensteina)
dir. Péter ForgácsHungary1992documentary32'
An experimental film essay based on "The Logical Philosophical Treatise" by Wittgenstein. Juxtaposing archival, black and white photos from the early 1900s with oral and written quotes, Forgács illustrates the key concepts for the Viennese philosopher, such as logic, language and reality.Read more Wittgenstein Tractatus
ScreeningsPéter Forgács Retrospective
Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother (Dziecko z drewna i ukryta matka lasu)
dir. Stephen IrwinUnited Kingdom2020animated10'
There is a hunt in progress, more and more animals are falling dead. Only a little boy is resistant to the hunter's shots. A bullet doesn't kill him, but opens a tunnel to a magical forest in his belly. This is how a psychedelic journey in a time loop, full of bizarre animals, absurd events and surprising metamorphoses, begins.Read more Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother
xABo: Father Boniecki (xABo: Ksiądz Boniecki)
dir. Aleksandra PotoczekPoland2020documentary73'
An intimate portrait of a man on the road. The film shows a priest, aged 85, who can always find time for a meaningful conversation and, simultaneously, remains torn between his faith and concern about the condition of the contemporary Church, in particular in Poland.Read more xABo: Father Boniecki
Your Own Bullshit (Własne śmieci)
dir. Daria KopiecPoland2020animated6'
Find a job, get married and get down to work – the slogans repeated by his parents make the character’s ears bleed. This animated caricature of a family dinner and a satire on the life in the shadow of social expectations is a drama in three acts. It includes two dishes and a dessert – topped with a religious sauce, spiced with choral singing and served on grotesque tableware.Read more Your Own Bullshit