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Germany2016 • 01:39 • Documentary • Competition
In 2012, the Russian artist Petr Pavlensky attracted international attention sewing his mouth to demonstrate solidarity with the members of Pussy Riot. According to Pavlensky, political artists in Putin's Russia are condemned to silence. Pavlensky’s main aim is to reveal how power turns people into objects. The film shows Petr Pavlensky and his preoccupation with the liberty of the individual confronted by the power of the state.
United Kingdom2015 • 00:08 • Drama • New Talent
In an old factory full of "traps and satanists" Léa, 14 years old, brings Victor in her quest of adventure. Victor seems more frightened than her despite his efforts to hide it. But where Léa goes Victor goes too. Between children and adults games the two teenagers will experience a very special afternoon.
Serbia2015 • 00:16 • Documentary • New Talent
“I fell in love at first sound.” The focus is on blind and visually impaired people who introduce us to their way of life through the help of sound and how sound helps them in their daily lives. It describes their emotions and how they differ from people with sight.
Cuba2015 • 00:22 • Drama • New Talent
Yoemil, a young Cuban, inherits his father’s old Fiat Polski. He pulls out all the stops in restoring it, hoping to revive a father-son relationship that never really existed. In a country where owning a car is a luxury, the old Fiat is a symbol of a new beginning.
Poland2016 • 00:16 • Documentary • New Talent
Lucyna and Krzysztof run a scrap yard on Praska street. Everyday they come across different people, who for various reasons found themselves on the margin of society. When they lean in to the small checkout window, where Lucyna sits, they find something more than payment for the scrap they brought.
Russia2016 • 01:33 • Drama • Competition
After the unexpected departure of his parents, teenager Max discovers that he has a rare gift: he can possess different people and study their minds. Max dives into other people’s conscience, but he has the most pleasant experience when he explores the mentality of beautiful young painter Vera. She teaches Max to see the harmony of nature, and he unveils secrets of the human brain to her. Together they set off on a journey which takes them far beyond the limits of ordinary people’s perceptions.
France2016 • 01:20 • Documentary • French creation
Le Mirail, Toulouse. Crime, rioting, religion, and terrorism: it seems there is no common ground between the different communities of the ghetto. The divisions are widening beyond control. This documentary offers straight talk, rooted in time and trust. It can be direct or abrupt, sometimes even confusing or shocking, but it is essential in forming the first few threads of a dialogue. Only through learning and understanding can we resist the reflex to reject the Other.
Canada2016 • 01:30 • Documentary • Special Screenings
Quebec My Country Mon pays charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 500,000 English-speaking Quebecers. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film brimming with love and longing.
Chile2016 • 00:45 • Series • Competition
In Chile at the end of the 1960s, two young sisters, Ramona and Helga, leave the countryside for the city, fleeing their father’s violence. There, they meet a prostitute named Carmen, who teaches them the basics of survival in this new urban environment. The story of these three women and their solidarity symbolises that of an entire generation, who came to town to build a better future. Episodes 1 and 2 will be screened at Fipa.
Switzerland2016 • 01:24 • Documentary • Special Screenings
Anoosh and Arash are at the centre of Tehran’s underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police, and frustrated by their stagnating career, they organize one last manic techno rave in the desert under dangerous circumstances. Back in Tehran, they try their luck selling their illegally made album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world.