(Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Davy Rothbart; Writer: Jennifer Tiexiera)
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
Confucian Dream (Kongzi meng)
(Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Mijie LI)
The story of a mother looking for the right kind of alternative education that will take into account her son’s moral development.
The Fading Village (Chun Qu Dong Lai)
(Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Feifang Liu)
The urbanisation of China has meant that remote 300-year-old village Blackwater GE Village now has a population of 16, with only one young man still there. This documentary considers the social change.
(Country: Estonia, Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Ksenia Okhapkina)
How do the mechanisms of political power directly influence the lives of a country’s inhabitants? In seeking an answer to this difficult question, this cinematic essay looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.
In The Arms Of Morpheus (In de armen van Morpheus)
(Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Marc Schmidt; Writer: Aaron McDowell; Stars: Riley DeLuca, Mackenzie Hack, Riley DeLuca, Mackenzie Hack)
What happens behind closed eyes when we lose consciousness and give ourselves over
The Last Autumn (Síðasta haustið)
(Country: Iceland; Year: 2019; Director: Yrsa Roca Fannberg)
It's autumn at Krossnes in Árneshreppur, an isolated part of north Iceland, and Úlfar and Oddný are facing their last autumn as farmers.
Over The Hills
(Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Martin Mareček)
Father and son Vít and Grisha travel to Russia to visit the boy’s mother and sister. Why did their previously harmonious family split in two?
(Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Yuriy Shylov)
Valentin is over sixty and has spent more than forty years working at Kiev’s oldest cinema.
You don’t have to twist his arm to go out drinking and dancing – the eccentric man simply
ignores his age. But as with everyone else, life puts new obstacles in his way that he must
(Country: Latvia, Norway, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Laila Pakalnina)
A portrait of the paradoxical contradiction between the long production process and short lifespan of an ordinary piece of plastic.
Up To Down
(Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti)
Documentary set on the outskirts of Naples, where the marginalised live.