La vida es sueñoNovember 1, 2020
At the end of the 1960s, Vanesa’s parents fled the Franco-regime’s deep poverty to pursue their dream in the Netherlands. Working their blue-collar jobs for hours and hours, for over 45 years, their purpose was to return to Spain wealthy and comfortable. There, in a house full of Dutch porcelain and shiny gold, they can now finally rest. Vanesa was raised as Dutch, but still feels trapped in their expectant illusion, even with the distance between them. Torn between two homes, she starts to re-examine her past.
KindergartenSeptember 27, 2020
A childhood story is narrated while home movie footage is displayed. The narrator recounts her assimilation experience: moving to America, learning English, giving up your culture and a part of yourself.
My Crazy Pole Vaulting FamilyMay 1, 2020
A short documentary about the Brannan family and the trials they faced in owning a pole vault facility, held in Alaska. A discontinued sport in the state.
Heidi in ChinaApril 21, 2020
In 1946, Heidi is entrusted to a Swiss family by her father. He will never come back for her. Today, François Yang questions his mother about her past. What follows is a journey to China, a quest to reconstruct memory. Through contact with her brothers and sister, Heidi measures the extent of the drama experienced by her family that remained in China, persecuted by the Communist Party.
Papa s'en va.April 17, 2020
Pauline Horovitz has been filming her father since 2009. In this new chapter with hints of a bittersweet documentary comedy, the hero, a former doctor “programmed” to work, takes advantage of his retirement to become an actor. Following the first steps of this liberating new life, the daughter-filmmaker watches her “creature” escape her…
Video BluesJanuary 30, 2020
Emma reviews old tapes on VHS, which show faded family memories of those distant 80s, when she was still a child. While recalling the trips to the coast and the children's laughter, she tries to recompose pieces of a story that he never fully understood, joining the pieces of a forgotten puzzle to discover that things were not what they seemed.
My Lovely GrandmaJanuary 12, 2020
If your family photographs could speak, what stories would they share? Interweaving interviews with family artefacts, 'My Lovely Grandma' is an exploration of my maternal family history from the perspective of Molly and the woman she was before she became my lovely grandma.
Do the Dead Speak to Us?December 3, 2019
Filmmaker Helena de Llanos, who lives in the chaotic house, full of memories and treasures, where her grandfather, Fernando Fernán Gómez (1921-2007), legendary writer, actor and director; and his wife, the actress and writer Emma Cohen (1946-2016), shared their lives, analyzes the relationship that the living have with the dead through the places and objects they have left behind.
Ramprasad Ki TehrviNovember 22, 2019
Bauji's entire family assembles under one roof for 13 days after he passes away, to perform and observe the Hindu traditions and rituals called the "tehrvi". As the days pass, the family's dynamics, politics, and insecurities play out, and they learn that the importance of people and things is obvious only in retrospect.
I segreti del mestiereNovember 17, 2019
A border town in the south of Switzerland is the backdrop for the most important summer in 15-year old Samuel’s young life. He is introverted, a loner and communicates through the world of comic drawings. Determined to overcome the doubts and memories that have long plagued him, he hires a former private detective. With him, he embarks on a daring adventure that will lead him to discover a painful family truth.
The Limits of My WorldSeptember 17, 2019
THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD follows a nonverbal young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD is an autistic coming of age story exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in today’s society.
SoulmanJuly 2, 2019
A retired Canadian professional wrestler from a very famous family recounts an amazing life in the ring and discovers an unexpected new family connection.
GreykeyMarch 19, 2019
Memories of childhood, becoming faint, almost forgotten, rearising with nostalgia, upon looking through an old photo album.
I have KIEL to tellNovember 26, 2018
In 1936, the Kiel dentist Dr. Rudolf Schultz bought a film camera to capture the development of his son Dieter. Over the years, many film rolls were exposed - they all tell much more than just the story of this one person, they also bear witness to the city on the Förde before and during the war. The result is much more than an atmospheric insight into a private family history; it is also and above all a fascinating time document of the city Kiel. The visual material of Dr. Schulz shows unique quality. This man was certainly a dentist; but he was also a great talent at the film camera!
What Has Been LostOctober 2, 2018
My mother has died. Her name was Maria. Her children, we, Raúl and Santiago, discover among the objects left by our mother hundreds of photographs from our maternal grandfather, from REGINA -our great-aunt-, from our mother, from our father... And through those photographs, and with the help from an old camera -my grandfather's inheritance-, I, -along several trips to the places where those photographs were taken-, seek to recover and not lose my memory... that of my family. In the end, we will have to think on our memory and on what we have preserved and lost.
The Smuggler and Her ChargesNovember 14, 2016
A captivating and personal detective story that uncovers the truth behind the childhood of Michaël Prazan's father, who escaped from Nazi-occupied France in 1942 thanks to the efforts of a female smuggler with mysterious motivations.
Monsieur MayonnaiseJuly 31, 2016
Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan; The Howling II; Swastika) is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant and Galleries. Less known, however, is Georges' astonishing history as part of the French resistance during World War II, his friendship with renowned mime Marcel Marceau (Philippe's godfather), and how together they saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise.
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson CooperJanuary 23, 2016
Born into one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, unapologetically pursuing love, family and career, while experiencing extreme tragedy and tremendous success side by side. This documentary features a series of candid conversations as Vanderbilt and her youngest son, Anderson Cooper, look back at her remarkable life.