Sheffield DocFest 2010

A collection of interesting new documentary works from around Europe.

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Benda Bilili! Benda Bilili!
Benda Bilili! and Burma Soldier
Alibi (Country: Ireland; Year: 2009; Director: Darren Bolger, Caroline Campbell), Official Site
The truth behind an alibi that kept a killer from justice for 20 years.
The Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceausescu (Country: Romania; Year: 2010; Director: Andrei Ujica)
A biopic of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, assembled from his own archive footage.
Bathing Micky (Micky Bader) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2010; Director: Frida Kempff)
An elderly woman who swims every day, regardless of the weather, offers insights into her fascinating life.
Beats Of Freedom (Zew Wolnosci) (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Wojciech Slota, Leszek Gnoinski; Stars: Tomek Lipinski)
Polish musicians reflect on the restrictions on music that were imposed on their country under Communist rule.
Benda Bilili! (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Florent de la Tullaye, Renaud Barret)
A group of homeless blues musicians disabled by childhood polio join forces with a street kid with a home made instrument and make plans to tour Europe.
Postcard To Daddy Postcard To Daddy
Postcard To Daddy and Alibi
La Boheme (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Werner Herzog)
Puccini reinvented, Ethiopian style.
Burma Soldier (Country: Ireland, Burma, Thailand, US; Year: 2010; Director: Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern; Stars: Myo Mint)
The story of former Burmese soldier Myo Mint who, after becoming disabled in action, educated himself with banned books and became a campaigner against the civil war.
...but Film Is My Mistress (Country: Sweden; Year: 2010; Director: Stig Björkman; Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullman)
A look back at the career of the great Ingmar Bergman, seen partly through the eyes of his actress muse.
The Embrace Of The River (Country: Belgium; Year: 2010; Director: Nicolas Rincon Gille)
Peasants living along Colombia's Magdalena river are wary of a mischievous water monster but still warier of paramilitaries who hide corpses in the water.
Into Eternity (Into Eternity: A Film For The Future) (Country: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy; Year: 2010; Director: Michael Madsen; Writer: Michael Madsen, Jesper Bergmann; Stars: Timo Äikäs, Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Wendla Paile, Esko Roukola, Sami Savonrinne, Timo Seppälä, Juhani Vira, Peter Wikberg), Official Site
A documentary asking what we can do with nuclear waste that will remain dangerous for a hundred thousand years.
I Shot My Love (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Tomer Heymann)
A personal documentary about the relationship between the Israeli director, his mother, and the German dancer who becomes his lover.
Little Bride (Przyrzeczona) (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Leslaw Dobrucki)
A Turkish woman talks about her escape from an abusive arranged marriage and her sadness that she is unlikely ever to see her family again.
Lukomir - Six Months Off (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Niels van Koevorden)
A few aging people struggle on in a remote, hostile land where there was once a thriving community.
The Naked Of Saint Petersburg (Country: Denmark; Year: 2010; Director: Ada bligaard Søby)
Sunbathers persist in doing their thing even in the depths of winter in St Petersburg.
Postcard To Daddy (Country: Germany, Thailand; Year: 2010; Director: Michael Stock)
A filmmaker looks back at his experiences of sexual abuse at the hands of his father, challenging his family to discuss what happened.
Rainmakers (De Regenmakers) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Floris-Jan van Luyn)
Four Chinese activists challenge their government over issues relating to pollution.
Travelling Fields (Country: Norway; Year: 2010; Director: Inger Lise Hansen)
A visit to Russia's remote Kola peninsula.
When My Child Is Born (Country: UK, Denmark, Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Ke Dingding, Guo Jing)
A couple struggle to rearrange their lives around an unexpected pregnancy amid the legal restrictions and traditional expectations still extant in modern China.

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