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A film by Victor Kossakovsky
Executive Produced by Joaquin Phoenix
Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic AQUARELA, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, master filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own
Sun 23 Feb – 12:30 – CinemaxX 7 – WORLD PREMIERE
Mon 24 Feb – 11:15 – CinemaxX 5 – EFM screening
Mon 24 Feb – 20:00 – Cubix 6
Tue 25 Feb – 9:15 – CinemaxX 15 – EFM screening
Fri 28 Feb – 12:30 – Zoo Palast 1
Sun 1st March – 10:00 – Urania
93′ | No Dialogue | Norway, USA 2020
Produced by Sant & Usant–Anita Rehoff Larsen Co-Produced by Louverture Films – Joslyn Barnes, Susan Rockefeller With the support of Norwegian Film Institute, Fritt ord Foundation, Empathy Arts In Association with Storyline Studios, Hailstone Films
BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS
SUNDANCE 2020 WORLD PREMIERE
A film by Bill and & Turner Ross
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it’s last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring20s. That’s the premise, at least; the reality is as unreal as the world the regulars are escaping from. Bloody Nose,Empty Pockets is a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between dignity and debauchery, reckoning with the past as they face an uncertain future, and singing as their ship goes down. Filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross (Western, 2015 Sundance Film Festival) return with an elegiac portrait of a tiny world fading away but still warm and beating with the comfort of community. Their beguiling approach to non fiction story telling makes for a foggy memory of experience lost in empty shot glasses and puffs of smoke.
The Hollywood Reporter
“Is the movie fiction? Yes, technically.
Is it a nonfiction? Not exactly. Is it “real”? Absolutely.”
Sat 22 Feb – 9:30 – CinemaxX 10 – EFM screening
Mon 24 Feb – 19:00 – CinemaxX 3 – Intl’l Premiere
Tue 25 Feb – 16:15 – Cubix 7
Wed 26 Feb – 14:30 – Colosseum 1
Thu 27 Feb – 12:45 – CinemaxX 11 – EFM screening
Fri 28 Feb – 16:00 – CinemaxX 4
98′ | English | USA 2020
Produced by Department of Motion Pictures–Michael Gottwald & Chere Theriot In Association with XTR
SUNDANCE 2020 WORLD PREMIERE
A film by Ai Weiwei
“Touching, compassionate, socially conscious.”
The Hollywood Reporter
Tue 25 Feb – 9:15 – CinemaxX 11 – EFM screening
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112′ | Spanish, English | Germany, Mexico 2019
Fart Foundation Presents an Ai Weiwei Production
Göteborg 2020 WORLD PREMIERE
Directed By Katja Hogset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin
Norwegian artist Lene Marie Fossen is an up and coming, talent in the world of photography. Critics claim she is among the best still photographers of our time. At the same time she appears to be dying from anorexia. She stopped eating at ten years old. Over time the disease has gained control over her body and poisoned her thoughts. Her sensitivity made her ill, but will that also be what saves her?
Mon 24 Feb – 9:30 – CinemaxX 17 – EFM screening
77′ | Norwegian | Norway 2020
Produced by Margreth Olin, Speranza Film with the support of Norwegian Film Institute, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, Extrastiftelsen, Viken Filmsenter, Fond for Lyd Og Bilde, NRK
IDFA 2019 – World Premiere
Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei
iHUMAN is a political thriller that explores the creeping expansion of artificial intelligence under an illusion of democracy and freedom of choice. The film follows pioneers on the front lines of the invisible AI revolution, exposing how this technology is being developed and implemented. In iHuman, some of the brightest minds in the AI industry decrypt a roadmap to our future.
Who is really holding the code?
Tue 25 Feb – 11:00 – CinemaxX 18 – EFM screening
99′ | English, Chinese | Norway 2019
Produced by Up North Film Co-produced by Made in Copenhagen, Think-Film Impact With NRK, ZDF/Arte
IDFA 2019 – WORLD PREMIERE
Written and Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk
Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers hunt, collectors crave and museums battle for Rembrandt. 350 years after the grand master of intimacy’s death, entire nations are more than ever obsessed with the his paintings. My Rembrandt is an epic art thriller into the super exclusive world of the Old Masters collectors.
Mon 24 Feb – 13:45 – CinemaxX 1 – EFM screening
95′ | English, French, Dutch | Netherlands 2019
Produced by Oeke Hoogendijk, Frank van den Engel – A Discours Film Production
VENICE 2019 – Official Selection
TIFF 2019 – Official Selection
ZURICH IFF 2019 – Golden Eyes Award WINNER!
LA ROCHE SUR YON 2019 –Special Award WINNER!
SEMINCI 2019 – Best Director WINNER!
CINEMED, Montpellier – Best Documentary – WINNER!
VERZIO IHRFF – Best Documentary – WINNER!
Directed by Alexander Nanau
In 2015, a fire in Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and another 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Mon 24 Feb – 16:50 – CinemaxX 19 – EFM screening
109′ | Romanian, English | Romania, Luxembourg 2019
Produced by ANP In coproduction with Samsa Film Luxembourg, HBO Europe With the support of Romanian Film Centre, Luxembourg Film Fund, Sundance Documentary Fund With the participation of MDR, RTS, RSI, Yes Docu
TRIBECA 2019 – WINNER Best Editing
KARLOVY VARY 2019
ZURICH IFF 2019 – SPECIAL MENTION
AFI DOCS 2019
Directed, Written, Produced by David Rothbart
In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his family began filming their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood – just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. They’ve been filming ever since. Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist David Rothbart, and spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through one family’s raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.
Mon 24 Feb – 12:20 – dffb Atelier Studios – EFM screening
95′ | English | USA 2019
Produced by Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Marc Turtletaub, Rachel Dengiz
Executive Producers: Cheryl Sanford, Jennifer Tiexiera