Out of competition documentary films

Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
Giacinto Scelsi. The first motion of the immovable
When Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva was 10 years old, his father played him music by his cousin, the composer Giacinto Scelsi. He found it frightening. Now he attempts to penetrate the world of a composer who remained obscure for many years and whose ide
Olga Sommerová
Jiří Suchý - tackling life with ease
Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, self-professed clown, eternally young in spirit – all this is Jiří Suchý, one of the key figures of Czech cultural scene over the last six decades. He has put on 97 plays at
Artemio Benki
Martín P. is a young Argentinean piano virtuoso and composer. For four years since his breakdown he has been a patient of El Borda, the largest and the most notable but also controversial psychiatric hospital in Latin America. The child prodigy and
Władek Jurkow,  Gerburg Rohde-Dahl
The case of Johanna Langefeld
The unknown story of Johanna Langefeld, Chief SS guard at KL Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, who escaped in 1946 from Krakow prison with the help of her former prisoners. Why did Ravensbrück survivors help an SS-guard avoid punishment? This Polish-Germa
Konrad Szołajski
The good change
Recently the political tension in Poland has been escalating unprecedentedly. This film presents the dramatic developments through the eyes of two women on opposite sides of the political barricade. Both are patriots, proud of their country, and th
Thomas Heise
Heitmat is a space in time
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME picks up biographical pieces of a family torn apart through the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. It is about people who by chance found each other, only then to lose each other. Now it is their descendants
Vitaly Mansky
Putin’s witnesses
The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of this change. The protagonists of the film
Sergei Loznitsa
State funeral
Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult. The news of Stalin’s death shocked the entire Soviet Union. The burial ceremony was attended
Zosya Rodkevich,  Evgeniya Ostanina
White mama
Аlina Makarova, a mother of six children, adopts one more child. Her ex-husband is from Ethiopia, so all her own children are mixed race. Only her adopted son is white, but he has serious health problems and is psychologically 
Mehdi Bakhshi Moghadam
A house for you
Davud, who is 30, does not have much time left. Eighteen months after his wedding he was diagnosed with lung cancer, lost his job in Tehran and had to return to his hometown in the north of the country. He would like to build a house for his belo
Suriyon Jongleepun
Duck academy
Thousands of ducks, one farmer, and an ultimate goal to produce chemical-free rice. Against all odds, a determined farmer in Thailand trained ducks to be ‘rice protectors.’ Together, they join hands (and wings) in the pursuit of sustainable farming
Duki Dror
There are no lions in Tel Aviv
The story of the chief Rabbi of the Jewish community of Copenhagen, known as Rabbi Doolittle. Arriving in Tel Aviv in 1936, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position, in order to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo and teach the children the