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Finland, Zambia2014 • 1 h 22 • Documentary • Competition
After trading her marriage for a career in boxing, seven times world champion Esther Phiri feels torn between family obligations, cultural expectations, celebrity status and financial independence in Zambia, her birth country, where she has become a symbol of hope to many. Whilst most young women were busy planning weddings, she had other ideas: to...
France2014 • 52 min • Reportage and Investigation • Competition
Bondy is only 8 km from Paris, and the urban sprawl continues uninterrupted from one to the other. Yet, for those who never venture out of the centre, Bondy is a hostile place. But the suburbs are yet home to people with unique stories and cultures based on something other than the tired clichés. This...
United Kingdom2014 • 1 h 59 • Performing Arts • Competition
Marking the centenary of Benjamin Britten, John Bridcut explores the composer’s creativity in the face of death. Those closest to him watched anxiously as he raced to complete Death in Venice in defiance of medical advice, tackling an edgy subject which resonated with his own life. Left incapacitated by a heart operation, he somehow rediscovered...
United Kingdom2014 • 8 x 45 min • Series • Special Screenings
The first series saw the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer rock the small Dorset town of Broadchurch, as DI Alec Hardy – still haunted by the collapse of a previous murder case he worked on – was put in charge of the case, much to the chagrin of local officer DS Ellie Miller. Their investigation...
France2014 • 52 min • Documentary • Special Screenings
Jacques Higelin and Sandrine Bonnaire met by chance on a train. An intense friendship imprint of delicious modesty is born. Sandrine Bonnaire, the filmmaker, had the desire to present us a different Jacques Higelin, laying a tender eye, incisive and intimate on the French singer songwriter, far from his provocative image. More than a portrait,...
Australia2014 • 1 h 24 • Documentary • Competition
In her search for a meaningful existence, Lei uncovers China’s hidden history, and finds that her entire generation’s ideas about their past are false. With rare archive and powerful testimony from former Red Guards and rebels, China’s 3Dreams takes us deep inside the lives of China’s people, in stories that develop over eleven years. It explores...
Belgium, France2014 • Smart Fipa • Competition
November 9, 2014: the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the launch of web-documentary, Connected Walls. There are 41 frontier walls dividing countries around the globe. Your mission: to bring down the USA-Mexico and Spain-Morocco walls in just two months. You must decide which issues your two local directors – one...
Taiwan, Taiwan2012 • 24 min • Drama • New Talent
An only daughter whose father has died spends her every waking moment working on film shoots. Although she feels guilty for leaving her mother all alone, she only takes time off to visit her once a year on the anniversary of her father’s death. As it is such a rare occurrence, her mother is determined...
France, France2014 • 15 min • Animation • New Talent
Like all beautiful flowers, Daphne buds, blooms, releases a fragrance, and wilts. However, she never lets herself get picked. Daphne or the Lovely Specimen combines animation and continuous shooting in this documentary that paints the portrait of an immodest and sensitive woman who tells her story. She confides in us about her and then about...
Brazil2014 • 1 h 26 • Reportage and Investigation • Competition
A dizzy documentary discussing the way each person finds self-respect in the making of one’s own body. This encompasses the gender choice as well as body choice and, then, ways of being in the world. This is how, nowadays, even sexuality can be chosen: men become women, and vice versa; being able to play around...