Portraits

  • 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

     
  • Dancing with Time

    Germany | 2007 | 103min

    Dancers over the age of sixty in a project of the Opera Leipzig, their lives, their dancing - the grace of age, beauty and power. Pas de deux instead of anti-aging cream! Read More

     
  • Sons

    Germany | 2007 | 107min

    A story about five sons and their lives. A German-Polish family story stretching from the post-war period to the present day. Read More

     
  • Tailor-Made Dreams

    Germany | 2006 | 55/87min

    Bollywood goes Europe – im Maßanzug! Read More

     
  • The Person de Leo N.

    Italy | 2005 | 85min

    Candid and deftly edited portrait of an Italian transsexual as she undergoes a sex change that is subsidized by the state. Read More

     
  • Gagarin’s Pioneers

    Germany / Russia | 2005 | 100min

    Young pioneers betrayed their fatherland at the age of 10, fleeing with their parents from the Soviet Union to Israel - or they changed their names, wiped away the traces of their Jewish family history and stayed. Read More

     
  • Bullshit

    Sweden | 2005 | 58/73min

    Filmmakers follow the Indian alternative globalist Vandana Shiva for two years in her worldwide fight against neo-liberal globalization. Read More