Portraits

  • Sergej in the Urn

    Germany | 2009 | 104min

    SERGEJ IN THE URN tells the story of charismatic, erratic, egocentric, almost forgotten Sergej Tschachotin, a scientist of international repute, friend to Pavlov and Einstein, revolutionary and pacifist, through the memories of four of his sons. Read More

     
  • René Burri - Photographer

    Germany | 2004 | 58min

    The documentary portrays the Magnum photographer René Burri known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Read More

     
     
  • The Living Room of the Nation

    Finland | 2009 | min

    The film opens a poetic, portrait-like view into six Finnish living rooms. A collage of everyday events the film is a story of changes, loneliness, responsibilities and the unavoidable passing of time. Read More

  • Forever Young

    India | 2008 | 40/59/78min

    A look at the many facets of contemporary India through the eyes of 62-years-old musician Lou and his admiration for Bob Dylan. Read More

     
  • Young Freud in Gaza

    Sweden | 2008 | 58/90min

    “A million psychologists are needed in Gaza,” says Ayed, a 28-year-old Palestinian who works as a field psychologist at the Jabaliya refugee camp. A comic yet tragic film from the “secret rooms” of Gaza. Read More

     
  • Anna, Seven Years on the Frontline

    The Netherlands | 2008 | 78min

    This is Anna Politkovskaya’s life story, told in documentary scenes and in the words of friends and colleagues. Read More

     
  • My Brother, the Conductor

    Switzerland | 2007 | 58/64min

    Mario Venzago literally puts his livelihood on the line when he decides to conduct Othmar Schoeck's monumental opera "Penthesilea" for a one-off concert at the 1999 Lucerne Festival. During the highly demanding two-week rehearsals Mario is accompanied by his brother Alberto. Read More

     
     
  • Georg

    Germany / Italy | 2007 | 72min

    It is a story of loss, idylls, illusions and longing: a love that unites two worlds, an idyll to make up for what the war had destroyed, a struggle for an uncompromising art. Read More

     
     
  • Children. As Time Flies.

    Germany | 2007 | 86min

    What became of bus driver Jeanette’s dream? How are her children Tommy and Paul? Is life under control now? What does Jeanette’s little brother Tino mean by “mixing everything”? The snowman has no mouth. Life as it flows. Agitating. Read More