Portraits

  • 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

  • The Merry Boys

    Bulgaria | 2002 | 60min

    A group of musicians plays on the street in a crowded area of Sofia, Bulgaria. This would not be so strange, but the members are all blind. 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

     
  • The Rasheda Trust

    Switzerland, Bangladesh | 1993–2006 | 52min

    The film shows the stages of development and the daily routine of the Bangladeshi entrepreneur Rasheda Begum, who rose from nothing and holds her ground in a male dominated world. Read More

     
  • The Shark's Eye

    Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica | 2012 | 93min

    This is a film by Alejo Hoijman about two inseparable friends in the forgotten Greytown, on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, a village isolated from the rest of the country by a dense jungle and a dangerous sea. Read More

     
  • The Smoking Room

    Sweden / Finland | 2006 | 58min

    The documentary is about Finland and Finnish people at the beginning of the 21st century, viewed through different smoking rooms throughout the country. Read More

     
  • Themerson & Themerson

    UK, France, Poland | 2010 | 52/72min

    The unusual love story of a unique creative couple from Poland. Read More

     
  • Time of Closure

    Switzerland | 2006 | 52/63min

    Emaciated from aids and cancer forty-four-year-old Giuseppe Tommasi will spend the last months of his life at the Zurich Lighthouse hospice. Facing death he begins to reflect on his life, his family and starts to question himself and his actions. Read More

     
  • Trudell

    USA | 2005 | 54/75min

    With a rare film that only a literate filmmaker could create, Heather Rae demonstrates sophisticated craft and builds an Indigenous aesthetic essential to the intellectual exploration of the power and fragility of an Indigenous icon, John Trudell. Read More