Out of competition documentary films

Jörg A. Hoppe,  Heiko Lange,  Klaus Maeck
B-movie: lust & sound in West Berlin 1979 – 1989
Marc Reeder from Manchester, fascinated by West Berlin, moved there at the end of the 70s. He filmed the urban jungle of the divided city. B-MOVIE is both a video diary and a retro collage of the unpredictable, chaotic, extremely vibrant, sleeples
Talal Derki
Of fathers and sons
Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it me
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander,  Tamir Elterman
Muhi − generally temporary
For the past seven years Muhi, a brave and spirited boy from Gaza, has been living in an Israeli hospital, the only home he has ever known. Caught between two homes and two peoples, Muhi is unable to return to Gaza. He is saved and raised by thos
Katarzyna Dąbkowska-Kułacz
A sky without stars
It is a story of the love between a father who has almost lost his sight and his seven-year-old son who has become his guide. Robert teaches Gabe about life and the skills he'll need in the future. Despite the affliction, they both find the beaut
Miroslav Janek
Universum brdečka
LEMONADE JOE, THE MYSTERIOUS CASTLE IN THE CARPATHIANS, ADELE’S DINNER... These and other Czech hits are linked by one name: Jiří Brdečka (1917 – 1982). Screenwriter, author and illustrator, he worked with Jiří Trnka, Jan Werich and Oldřich Lipský
Claire Pijman
Living the light – Robby Müller
Robby Müller is one of the few people in the world who knows how to play the sun. How to strike its beams like chords. The director Claire Pijman had access to the thousands of Müller’s Hi8 video diaries, pictures and polaroids. These images and i
Andrey Osipov
Parajanov Tarkovsky Antipenko. Light and shadow
This poetic cinematic essay in Arseny Tarkovsky’s verse is dedicated to the lives and works of three outstanding artists of cinema – Sergei Parajanov, Andrei Tarkovsky and Aleksandr Antipenko.
Audrius Stonys,  Kristīne Briede
Bridges of time
At the beginning of the 1960s, when the French pioneers of cinéma vérité set out to achieve a new realism, and when direct cinema in Québec began to vie for notice, the Baltics witnessed the birth of a generation of documentarists who favored a mo
Saskia Boddeke
The greenaway alphabet
The fascinations of Peter Greenaway, whose motto is "art is life and life is art", are captured like butterflies and arranged in an alphabet. In intimate conversations with his 16-year-old daughter Zoë we discover the whos, whats and whys about t
Sergei Kudryashov
I must tell
«I must tell». These words by Masha Rolnikaite (1927 – 2016), a Holocaust survivor and the author of “I Must Tell” book, became her motto and gave her life meaning. The diary which she was writing risking her life was translated into 17 lang
Sergei Loznitsa
The trial
Moscow, USSR. 1930. The Pillar Hall of the State House of the Unions. A group of top rank economists and engineers is put on trial accused of plotting a coup d’etat against the Soviet government. Unique archive footage reconstructs one
Ruth Beckermann
The Waldheim waltz
THE WALDHEIM WALTZ is about truth and lies or “alternative facts”. About individual and collective consciousness. “Waldheim no!” shouts a crowd in the centre of Vienna in 1986. Ruth Beckermann was one of the activists trying to pre