Out of competition documentary films

Marianna Economou
When tomatoes met Wagner
Do tomatoes taste better when they listen to the music of Richard Wagner? Elias, a small farming village in central Greece, is dying out. But with a little help from Wagner’s music, the villagers export their little jars with organic tomato recipes
Victor Kossakovsky
Aquarela
AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Filmed at 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will
Philippe Bellaiche,  Rachel Leah Jones
Advocate
Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice,
Sung-A Yoon
Overseas
In the Philippines women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. They frequently leave their own children behind. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work a group of trainees are getting ready to face bot
Marianna Yarovskaya
Women of the Gulag
The film WOMEN OF THE GULAG tells the compelling and tragic stories of the women – last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression and terror that devastated the Soviet population during the regime of Stalin. The Gulag was first capt
Elsa Kremser,  Levin Peter
Space dogs
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’
Daniel Zimmermann
Walden
In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazili
Laila Pakalniņa
Spoon
A film about a plastic spoon and a society that has reached a high level of development – oil is being retrieved from subterranean depths, transported to processing plants, turned into plastic, transported to another plant, where it acquires the
Tomáš Krupa
The good death
Terminally ill Janette wants to die with dignity, but it’s not possible in the United Kingdom, where she lives. She therefore decides for voluntary assisted dying. Janette must plan her journey to Switzerland before her rapidly advancing disease
Adán Aliaga,  Àlex Lora
The fourth kingdom
In a marginal community on the outskirts of New York undocumented illegal aliens and US underdogs have a shared disappointment in the American Dream. Responding to this false promise, Ana, Walter, Eugene, Pierre and René will find comfort in each
Oleg Tcherny
Oleg Tcherny’s Films
Screening 1 The projection has begun The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben lives in Venice. For him it is the only European city which hasn’t turned into a museum or a citadel of imaginary urgency, the only city which has outlive
Benjamin Langeland,  Stian Servoss
Once Aurora
AURORA is a pop sensation from a small town in Norway. She was discovered at the age of 16, dropped out of school, and spent the next years touring the world. At the age of 20 she is at a breaking point. Is this really what she wants, and if not,

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