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Gogo & George

„When he stepped into the room I said to myself: that will be my husband."Half of the world belonged to their friends from Otto von Habsburg to Charlie Chaplin. The whole world was their home from New York to Beyruth. This is a film about the extraordinary love of Ilona Dőry and George Kovách. Hungary owes much to George Kovách, the Hungarian born US colonel. As a leader of the American Military Mission in Hungary he brought the Holy Right of King St. Stephen to Budapest on 20th August 1945.

The Other Side of Everything

A locked door in an apartment in Belgrade, which has not been opened for more than 65 years, drives the desire to explore what comes after a democratic revolution. Faced with the symbol of how the political becomes the personal, the chronicle of a family in Serbia becomes a portrait of choices one makes, from struggling against repression to dealing with disillusion under transition. I want to speak of my country from a very personal angle, and from a very precise point of departure - the place where I live. The more I stare at the locked doors that I have been faced with all my life, the more I realize how much about Serbia can be understood by talking about divided spaces. The plot of the film grows like a spiral: A personal investigation into divided space (unfolds) a family chronicle (which becomes) an account of turbulent times (that ends up portraying) a story of a country. While the story unfolds inside the apartment, the view from the windows lets us enter a Serbia rarely ever seen in the media. I have been filming from the windows for the past 10 years, creating an archive of dramatic and intimate moments taking place on the streets below. What is the story behind a locked door and an apartment full of history? That an individual is powerless before the forces of politics, or that she is defined by the choices she makes in those situations?

A Filmmaker, a Fan, a Freak

Josef F., a young cartoon filmmaker, living in the world of cinema and theatre is a social case – he is slightly mentally handicapped. Josef is in frequent contact with the environment of film and theatre celebrities. At the same time, he lives a rather lonely and chaotic life with his curator, in a house without running water. The contrast between the glittering world of the celebrities and the colorless, slow-paced existence of the social cases, creates the framework of the film. The director intends to explore if and how these two worlds can be interconnected, whether they have anything in common, and to search in each of them something, that would be really surprising for us.

Angelus Mortis

The Sinti Hugo Hoellenreiner talks about an encounter at Auschwitz, more than 60 years ago, which haunts him even today.

Private Century - King of Velichovky

King of Velichovky is an authentic story of Karel Seisser who lived in Velichovky on the Czech-German border in 1930s and 40s. Karel Seisser was a farmer by heart and soul. He owned fields, woods and farmland, reinvesting his money back into the estate. He also knew how to enjoy life: he kept horses for pleasure and made car trips to Prague or Berlin... His life in Velichovky was for him a dream come true. His wife and three daughters: Lila, Edita and Ria, lived happy lives as well. Each of them married according to her wishes. Lila married a Czech doctor, Ria a German clerk, and Edita a German general. Velichovky is situated in the Sudetenland and the Seissers were Germans. Everything in their lives was half Czech and half German. None of them had any problems with that. Until the end of the war. The whole family was deported to Germany.

Moon Inside You

Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: “Why the pain and annoyance if I am healthy?”. Her initial innocent curiosity sparks off an emotional voyage to the very roots of femininity and life. MOON INSIDE YOU is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humour and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood.

Ma Lo

Happy Plumber

Zunoviu works as a mechanic at the municipal services "Vodokanal" (Water chanel). For 30 years he gets into the hatches and repairs taps. If he lived at another time and in another country he might bacome a scientist or a writer, maybe. But he is satisfied with his fate. He likes his job. He knows how to be happy.

South Safari - Diving in the Red Sea

A documentary about diving in the Red Sea.

Rosalie Moller

A story of the British cargo ship during World War II in the Red Sea.

 

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