The dream of marrying rich can turn into a horrible nightmare, as some oligarchs’ wives have found out. Director Alexander Gentelev (“Oligarchs”, “Thieves by Law”, “Putin’s Games”) once again achieves amazing access to a hidden Russian world as he meets women before, during, and after their time as a trophy spouse.
Ryan Green’s four-year-old son Joel has terminal cancer. Ryan, an indie video game developer, is building an unusually poetic video game to document his experiences raising a dying child, and to honor Joel while he is still alive. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING follows the creation and growing success of Ryan’s game, as he continues to care for his son.
Twelve-year-old Mussa won’t speak and no one knows why. He is an African refugee living in Tel Aviv, and for the past five years he’s been bussed from his troubled neighborhood to an upscale private school. Moussa’s Israeli classmates are his best friends, but he chooses to communicate with them only through gestures. Despite the bond he shares with his friends and teacher, Mussa is alone; his parents struggle to make ends meet and are seldom home, leaving Mussa with his voiceless thoughts and a real fear of being deported back to Ethiopia.
Psychologist Frank Nervik exposes the grim truth about the Nordic fur industry. Posing as a new fur farmer, his hidden camera captures riveting footage of his training and day-to-day work, culminating in him being forced to experience the process all the way to the painful end.
Part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama, Monsoon is a documentary exploration of chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers. The subject is monsoon, the incomparably vast seasonal weather system that permeates and unifies the immense and varied culture of India, shaping the conditions of existence for its billion-plus inhabitants.
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
Yoel Krause is an anti-Zionist who has been collecting pashkavils for 20 years and has over 20,000 in his possession. Israel Kletzkin is different: charismatic, talented, a joker and savvy businessman, who put in a bid and became the official pashkavil paster of the city of Jerusalem. Both men are believers who will not compromise their respective ways of life.