The first landscape of my life...This is where I was born. In this light, I began to see, in this world of sound I began to speak. Here I learned to distinguish between what is disturbing and what is reassuring. But then I had to leave...
Out of Time
Ostensibly a look at four old-world Austrian businesses that won't survive gentrification, this rewarding documentary is really about the quiet moments and the banter that takes place among the aging proprietors. Beautifully shot and absolutely charming, it recalls of a time when community was more important than consumerism.
What Happiness Is
The long isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan wants to open up to the West without succumbing to materialism. Development is measured by GNH, Gross National Happiness. In this unique project, civil servants from the Ministry of Happiness travel the country during eight long months, using a questionnaire to determine the country's level of happiness. A road movie to the most distant destination of all: Happiness.
"My Life as an Apple Tree" is an intimate film about an American singer and actor Gail Gatterburg, about facing the ups and downs of the old age with humor and sarcasm. Her closest relatives are dying, she fights serious health problems, but her concert triumphs, applauding audience and the blossoming apple trees in spring give her a new hope...