A documentary film about army cooks. It shows how the everyday need of thousands armed stomachs affects the victories and defeats. About the field "kitchen" as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.
Calling Hedy Lamarr
Who she really was? Viennese girl. Hollywood goddess. Inventor. A success story. A failure. Forgotten. Rediscovered. The studio wanted her to be beautiful and nothing else. Her son wanted a loving mother. Her six husbands, a wife. And herself? A film that examines that traces left behind by the most beatiful inventor in the world, told as a mixture of modern myths, fabricated legends, and true stories.
A Road to Mecca - The Journey of Muhammad Asad
At the beginning of the 1920's, the Jew Leopold Weiss takes a journey to the Middle East. The desert fascinated him, Islam became his new spiritual home. He left his Jewish roots behind, converted to Islam and started calling himself Muhammad Asad. Becoming one of the most important Muslims of the 20th century he first started to work as an advisor at the king's court of Saudi-Arabia, later translated the Koran, became a co- founder of Pakistan and finally ambassador of the UN. The director follows his fading footsteps, leading out of the Arabian desert to Ground Zero. He finds a man who was not looking for adventures but rather wanted to act as a mediator between Orient and Occident. A Road To Mecca takes the chance to deal with a burning debate which is starting to gain more and more importance nowadays.
I Am From Nowhere
Since 1952 countless films, documentaries, and reports have been made about Mikova, the small village in Eastern Slovakia with a population of 150, from where Andy Warhol`s family emigrated to the US. Focusing on his relatives who still live there, "I Am From Nowhere" examines the media`s obsession with Mikova, thus reflecting on fame, filming as well as being filmed, and on Warhol`s legendary 15 minutes of fame.
Wolf Suschitzky - Photographer and Cameraman
Wolf Suschitzky is one of the most successful Viennese born directors of photography and photographers, who emigrated during World War II. The film is going to retell his life story. Particulary different from other film homages- Suschitzky will tell his story himself. He is still very agile, living in London. A chance we can’t miss!