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Anca Damian • Poland, Romania • 2011 • 73′
This animated documentary tells the real story of Claudiu Crulic, a 33-year-old Romanian who was arrested in Poland for an alleged theft and was sent to prison although it was later proved that he wasn’t even in Warsaw at the time of the theft. Abandoned by everyone, Crulic died following an extreme hunger strike, the prison doctor failing to acknowledge the severity of his medical condition
Tatjana Bozic • Croatia, Netherlands • 2014 • 83′
When filmmaker Tatjana Božić has for the umpteenth time found the love of her life and again things threaten to go terribly wrong, she decides to visit five exes in Moscow, Hamburg, London and Zagreb to find an answer to the question why all her love affairs always end on the rocks. With a good dose of selfmockery, but also with deeply felt passion, she unravels her past relationships and she confronts her exes and herself with the complexities of contemporary loving.
Michael Obert • Germany • 2013 • 96′
As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rainforest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies. He never left. Today, twenty-five years later, Louis is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and has a 13-year-old son, Samedi. And now he comes back to New York with his son to show him the metropolis, a different kind of jungle…
Ibrahim Harb • Lebanon • 2016 • 23′
Fatat spends her days and nights caring for her bed-confined husband. Then he dies, and she must struggle for her and her son’s survival. After living for a while in extreme poverty and deprived of any help from her family, she decides to leave Lebanon for Europe. The story of Fatat is just as much the story of the terrible war, which takes place exclusively offscreen. Thus the extreme narrow shots in which we see Fatat after her husband’s death serve not only as a means to express her suffocating despair, they also draw attention to the horrors of war happening around her, which we can not see but only hear. As the shots get wider, we see the protagonist and her son embarking on a boat with the destination Europe, in a last attempt to escape a disastruous situation and find happiness against all odds.
Dumitru Budrala • Romania • 2017 • 41′
With its breathtaking beauty, Transalpina is more than a spectacular roadway serpentining across the mountain. The age of the road connecting Transylvania with Walachia is counted in thousands of years. Throughout history, people have forgotten it more than once, but for the shepherds who have never stopped walking it with their flocks despite the borders set by transient authorities. The film invites the viewer to a multilayered journey: along a unique road associated with the names of three kings, on mysterious underground paths once walked by the Dacian’s god Zamolxis, and up to the sky, where things that happened in the times of the mythical giants gave mountain peaks and valleys the names they still carry today. The author morphs his life-time fascination with the hidden stories of the streams, glacial lakes, alpine crests, vales and mysterious caves into an exquisite piece of filmmaking, stepping beyond dates and facts to reveal the very spirit of the place.