A peine j'ouvre les yeux (Flyer)

A peine j'ouvre les yeux

Leyla BouzidTunisia – 2015

Set on the eve of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as they are pulled in all directions by creative energy, authoritarian oppression, and rebellion. As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the courage to pursue their desires. More

Virgem Margarida (Flyer)

Virgem Margarida

1975, Mozambique’s rebirth. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo from prostitutes and bad habits. Sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, they will become “new women”. Margarida, a sixteen year-old girl from the countryside, was mistakenly taken. This is their story. Women bounded by adversity. More

Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde (Flyer)

Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde

The recent Rumanian cinema delights the screenland The current Rumanian cinema is very exciting, which could also be seen at the Festival in Cannes: In 2006, the gentle feature film "Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde" (Cum mi-am petrecut sfârsiful lumil) by Catalin Mitulescu was honoured with the award "Un certain regard" for the actress. A brilliant Dorotheea Petre represents the young woman Eva at the time, when the Iron Curtain disintegrated. More

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Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano (Flyer)

Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano

Vicente FerrazBrazil – 2005

This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration. It follows Soviet filmmaker Mikhail Kalatosov as he travels to Cuba in the early 1960s to make his film, a vignette drama which failed in both countries and was ressurrected in the West in the 1990s when Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese endorsed Milestone Films' 1993 ancillary release. First-time Brazilian director Vicente Ferraz arrives in Havana to track Kalatosov's ambitious 14-month shoot. More

La vida es silbar (Flyer)

La vida es silbar

Fernando PérezCuba – 1998

Three different characters in a Havana, that always seems to be like today, must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has recently promised God celibacy, if she gets the main role of "Giselle"; Social-worker Julia always faints after hearing a certain word, like other people do in the streets to different words; and percussionist Elpidio was abandoned by his mother named Cuba quite some time ago and has not yet gotten over the loss. Now he fells in love with an northern activist. More

Quiéreme y verás (Flyer)

Quiéreme y verás

As in Alice in Wonder Village, Díaz Torres creates a world of his own, where fantasy and reality intermingle. Alice was banned from Cuba three years ago after winning the Silver Bear in Berlin. It resembled reality too much. Despite this, Díaz Torres is one of the few directors who have been able to make a film in his country since the political crisis. In Love Me and You’ll See . . . , Juventino and two of his friends are robbing a bank when the Cuban revolution explodes. More

Al Ard - La terre (Flyer)

Al Ard - La terre

Youssef ChahineEgypt – 1969

Youssef Chahine’s adaptation of Marxist writer Abd al-Rahman al-Sharqawi’s 1953 novel, set in the 1930s, is an epic chronicle of life in a rural Egyptian village. The main plot concerns the unsuccessful attempts of the villagers to retain their access to water. Told that they can only irrigate their land a few days a month, several of the villagers are arrested for overwatering. Although the outside threat originally seems to unite the villagers, divisions resurface, and one of them is bought off by the local bey, representative of the ruling class in general. More

Memorias del subdesarrollo (Flyer)

Memorias del subdesarrollo

Following the revolution, Sergio, an upper middle-class Cuban from Havana finds himself alone when his wife and the rest of his family flee the island to settle down in Miami. Struggling to adjust to the new situation, to the seclusion and the new class relationships, he continues to live his life, goes through a few pathetic love stories, yet is unable to conceal the background that seems so much at odds with the new order. More

Hora de los hornos, La (Flyer)
La muerte de un burocrata (Flyer)
Soy Cuba (Flyer)
Das Mädchen mit der Hutschachtel - Devuska s korobkoj (Flyer)

Das Mädchen mit der Hutschachtel - Devuska s korobkoj

Boris BarnetRussia – 1927

Die bald darauf von Samuel Goldwyn für Hollywood entdeckte Anna Stėn als Titelheldin: ein Mädchen, das mit der Grossmutter in den schneebedeckten Aussenbezirken Moskaus lebt, in einem Hutladen im Zentrum arbeitet und viel Zeit damit verbringt, ihrem liebeskranken Nachbarn zu entkommen. Wohnungsknappheit und ein Lotterielos (erhalten statt des Lohns) führen zu einer Hochzeit und turbulenten Verwicklungen. Bernard Eisenschitz: „Das Mädchen mit der Hutschachtel rechtfertigt Boris Barnets Ruf als Begründer der Sowjetkomödie. More

Mat - Die Mutter (Flyer)

Mat - Die Mutter

In this film, the mother of Pavel Vlasov is drawn into the revolutionary conflict when her husband and son find themselves on opposite sides during a worker's strike. After her husband dies during the failed strike, she betrays her son's ideology in order to try, in vain, to save his life. He is arrested, tried in what amounts to a judicial farce, and sentenced to heavy labor in a prison camp. During his incarceration, his mother aligns herself with him and his ideology and joins the revolutionaries. More

Bronenosec Potemkin - Panzerkreuzer Potemkin (Flyer)

Bronenosec Potemkin - Panzerkreuzer Potemkin

Der Revolutionsfilm schlechthin. Wer immer Bronenosec Potemkin zum „besten Film aller Zeiten“ erklärt, soll, über die Rekord-Deklaration hinweg, nicht vergessen, dass dieser „Klassiker“ in dem, was ihn auszeichnet, ein Werk von Umsturz und Enthusiasmus bleibt. Glorios der Widerspruch, dass Eisenstein für einen Revolutionsfilm die Struktur klassischer Tragödie mit Einheit von Zeit und Ort, fünf Akten und Protagonisten wählt. Letztere jedoch sind Chor der Massen geworden. More

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