Films 2014

BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

by Felix v. Groeningen2012, Belgium, 111’An intensely romantic relationship of two independent people develops into a beautiful family. When the daughter becomes seriously ill, everything they know and love is tested. Oscar nominated for best foreign film.

OPEN THE DOOR

by Sharam Karimi2014, Iran/Italy, doc. 19’ 08”The Iranian artist Shahram Karimi in collaboration with Luca Lancisi has created this documentary during a 2 weeks workshop with the inmates of the Rebibbia prison for women in Rome.

FOLLOWING THE NINTH

by Kerry Candaele2013, USA, doc. 90’People’s lives around the world have been touched and transformed by the 9th’s message:”Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected)”. This is a story about the power of music and human resilience in dark times.

THE RIVER CHANGES COURSE

by Kalyanee Mam2013, USA/Cambodia, doc. 83’The filmmaker travels to her native homeland to capture the stories of Cambodians struggling to maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them to destroy it.

TAVOLA ROTONDA PANEL

Three foreign authors living in Italy will present their work and will discuss the role of immigrant film makers. In collaboration with Cineteca di ologna the Mutti-AMM prize for migrant productions will be presented.

WAR IN PEACE

by Wim Wenders2008, Germany/Congo, doc. 3’ 27”After 130 years of military dictatorship and 10 years of civil wars, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again gained peace. WAR IN PEACE shows visual impressions from the first year of freedom.

SHORT TERM 12

by Destin Cretton2013, USA, 96’Grace is a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. She is passionate, capable and committed, but her own difficult past throws her into unforeseen confusion.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

by Robert Wise1951, USA, 92’An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

FINDING VIVIAN MEYER

by Charlie Siskel/John Maloof2013, USA, doc. 83’A mysterious nanny secretly took over 100,000 photos that remained hidden in storage. Decades later, after her death, her work was discovered and she now ranks among the 20’s century greatest photographers.

BURKA

by HaroonPakistan, 2012, animation 20’An episode from a courageous Pakistani television program that aims to empower women.

HONOR DIARIES

by Michael Smith2014, USA, 61’The film profiles women in their efforts to affect change in Muslim-majority societies. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.

BEFORE SNOWFALL

by Hisham Zaman2013, Kurdistan/Norway, 96’A capturing road movie leading from Iraqui-Kurdistan trhough Berlin, to Norway. A village-boy is obliged to restore the family honor to find his sister who escaped her wedding.