Made over six years in the hotels of six different countries, Hotel Diaries charts the 'War on Terror' era of Bush and Blair through a seven-part series of video recordings that relate personal experiences to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel/Palestine.
Intimate psychological drama, one of the darkest offerings from the czech New Wave...
Fati Farari is from Africa. He studies piano in Prague with Professor Rauch and rents a room with a Czech family. In Prague, he has friends among his fellow-students, but sometimes has to cope with allusions to his dark skin....
A short socially-critical mosaic shot on 16mm film explores how much the way of thinking has changed in Western society in the past few decades, wondering whether equality and diversity are a matter of course, or whether they are still just meaningless words.
Nature’s wonders not visible to the naked eye are revealed in a documentary shot through a microscope lens. It shows to the viewer various kinds of plankton, a ubiquitous form of life, without which life on Earth wouldn’t exist.
This black and white video essay creates a parallel between the sedimentation and transformation of inorganic substances and the migration of civilization throughout history.
The people of Teges Village in Bali practiced Kecak Rina, a traditional dance they have never done before. Sardono and his colleagues came to the village as their mentors.
Acto de fé (1970) adapts Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story Erostratus about a man on the verge of despair who decides to buy a gun and go out to kill at random.
Resorting to found footage and editing, the film creates the illusion that Washington has been bombed from the air.
Dramatic events tied to the assassination of Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich inspired a remarkable film in 1964, brought to life by director Jiří Sequens.
A film about architecture and our personal relation with it.
When we ask ourselves about loneliness and about man, we started to cross the bridge for understanding both. This film explores and portrays the cruel beauty of loneliness and age-effect evident in the landscapes and places of the Trás-os-Montes region (Portugal).
In a house under construction for 30 years, the reading of its descriptive memory and the collection of files on its construction process awaken fragments of uncertain memories. From an image and sound research, an unfinished film appears about an unfinished house.
Autumn Colors is a sensory journey to a moving picture, where our senses are challenged by a delicate immersion in images and sounds of autumn landscapes. How to transgress the boundaries between cinema and painting?
The mountain range burns under the August heat. A firefighter woman falls, swallowed by the soil. The broken body survives as it can. Outside, night sets in.
French-Mexican surrealist artist Alice Rahon made her only film - The Wizard - in 1947, which was lost before its first release. From this came a dream of a never-before-seen work, an encounter with a person who is unjustly forgotten, and an excursion to the landscapes of image, sound and imagination.
Jelena’s Song is an elegantly structured visual and sonic poem about the transformative power that emerges from an artist’s journey through memory and the rituals of everyday life.
A reputable old physician has to content himself with a post as a “country doctor” after his wife emigrates. In the local health centre, he meets with hostility and incomprehension, but his humane approach win him the respect of his doubtful new colleagues and mistrusting patients…
Alcoholism permeates this psychological drama, created in 1981 by František Vláčil according to a screenplay by Irena Charvátová.
A woman strolls through the city at night and listens to the music around her: jazz, rock, electronic. The film is a sensory record of bodies and urban sounds.
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