Self-Portrait is a tapestry of footage collected from surveillance cameras around the world over the last four years. Woven together as a poem, the film travels from moment to moment, beginning with the frozen storminess of winter, to the melt of spring, the lush heat of summer, and finally the decay and cooling of autumn: the dawn of winter. Self-Portrait shows a candid peek at humanity as it has chosen to document itself – all of these cameras set up for primarily capitalistic, "property"-protecting purposes, but yielding a beauty and a truth – an incidental portrait.
A real-life sheltered 40 year old virgin embarks on a cross-continental quest to rediscover the adulthood he’s missed out on. As his younger friends guide and challenge him far out of comfort zone to grow up, fears and past traumas arise.
This film which is told from the perspective of a future era after the sixth mass extinction of species is conceived as an ironic overview of the history of the attempts to establish this kind of interspecific communication. Through a series of encounters with musicians and music theorists, the film poses the question whether birdsong only serves a biological purpose or whether it has any poetic qualities and/or fixed rules. However, the often absurd effort to discover the secret of the bird language is motivated not only by curiosity but also by an unsettling desire to dominate.
A close look at the legendary Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka's past, memories, his thoughts about photography, his stance on life and his emotional journey through 'Ruins', his last project, which is about the archeological ruins of ancient cities in Mediterranean regions.
Best known for his eccentric and unconventional film choices, Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, and has carved a legacy for himself as a serious, well-rounded performer. His tendency to frequently play freakishly eccentric outcasts whose oddities are misunderstood by society has made him one of the world's best character actors, with iconic roles such as Captain Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka. From his stranger roles like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland to more conventional performances like John Dillinger in Public Enemies, Johnny Depp has managed to capture the hearts of millions, making him a household name. Johnny Depp is Hollywood's chameleon.
Thousands of homeless people in Greece are experiencing social exclusion. At the same time, the state does not assume its responsibilities, violating social and human rights. As it follows the lives and problems of three homeless people in Athens, the documentary explores the state's failure to provide a safety net and examines possible solutions.
Body Parts traces the evolution of "sex" on-screen from a woman’s perspective, uncovering the uncomfortable realities behind some of the most iconic scenes in cinema history and celebrating the bold creators leading the way for change.
Theaters of War is a 2022 American documentary film that examines the influence of the Pentagon and CIA in shaping Hollywood and television scripts, making use of the Freedom of Information Act to acquire internal state files.
In 2011. after traveling to tsunami stricken areas in Japan, living with migrants in Paris and exploring Accursed Mountains in Albania, the protagonist is coming back to his hometown in Mon- tenegro, only to find out that his father has terminal illness. Four stories are filmed in Montenegro in eight-years period: Blood Feud and its repercussions; Sworn Virgin phenomena; love between a friend who overdosed and was left with severe brain damage and his sister who has been looking after him since; and witnessing the last days of his father due to terminal cancer. Through these stories and the people he connects with, the protagonist contemplates eternal questions: reality, truth, searching for home, memory and love.
Decades after her untimely death, Princess Diana continues to evoke mystery, glamour, and the quintessential modern fairy tale gone wrong. Crafted entirely from archive footage and free from retrospective voices, this documentary allows the People’s Princess’ story to be told like never before.
Whaling used to be a necessity, but today the world is globalised and you can get everything your heart desires in the supermarket. Yet whales are hunted every year in the fjords of the Faroe Islands, and kilos of meat are distributed among the islanders. The bloody scenes have caused outrage in the international media. With knife in hand, the Faroese point to the hypocrisy of those who condemn whaling but turn a blind eye to the methods of the meat industry. Is it better to eat imported minced meat than whale meat caught in the wild? When the animal activists from Sea Shepherds travel to the Faroe Islands to demonstrate, the conflict erupts into flames. With a sober and perceptive eye for the complex fractures between opposites, director Vincent Kelner covers the conflict without choosing sides. For perhaps there are more than two sides to what appears to be a sharply drawn affair. Tradition, culture, history, identity, sustainability and biodiversity are just some of dilemmas facing the islanders today.
Elise in Brest, Alexia in Saint-Etienne, Cécile in Compiègne, Jill in Marseille: four of the thousands of young women denouncing sexist violence, public harassment and macho aggression to which they are subjected daily. At night, armed with white sheets and black paint, they plaster the streets with messages of support for the victims of misogyny and slogans decrying femicide. Some are feminists of long-standing, others have never campaigned before – all are in revolt against the abuse that has too often overwhelmed their lives. Sexism is everywhere – so are they!
World renowned performer Cesária Évora in a new and intimate documentary. With previously unseen footage and insights into the singer's life, the film follows her struggles and success. Cesária's voice took her from poverty to stardom but her only dream was to be free.
An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name – James Bond.
Burnout, endless meetings and colourful Post-It notes with empty marketing phrases have hijacked meaningful work. How did we get there? Based on a sabotage manual developed during World War II, John Webster’s wildly entertaining and deeply upsetting film demonstrates how modern work has become a monster that devours itself – and everyone else around it. Without losing sight of the system’s human toll, the film speaks directly to a current agenda about how and how much we should actually work. And fortunately for all of us, there actually is a solution. At the heart of the film, we sit in with a group of successful business people as they come together to share their stories of burning out – and how they got on in life. Most people will no doubt be able to relate to much of ‘The Happy Worker’, and have a good, much-needed laugh about how it got this far.