The Departure »

The life of Ittetsu Nemoto changed because of a newspaper ad. In the ad a temple was looking for Buddhist monks. The former rocker now works as a support person for depressed people and those considering suicide, but the vocation is taking its toll. Offering help around the clock means less time with his family and it’s […]

So Help Me God »

The everyday work of Brussels judge Anne Gruwez ranges from questioning suspects to visiting crime scenes and directing DNA tests in consultation with detectives. So Help Me Godobserves the events unfolding in the judge’s chambers and beyond, without interviews, commentary or music. Given the nature of the content, it’s remarkable that the filmmakers were allowed to […]

Bad Cop »

A documentary about corruption in the Finnish police force, centering around the trial of Jari Aarnio, the former chief of Helsinki police department’s narcotics division. Language: Finnish Subtitles: English

The Ugliest Car »

“My car is as flexi as it is sexy,” 70-year-old Bogdan Rozycki boasts of his 51-year-old Wartburg. This car is the proud winner of the accolade “ugliest car in Poland.” Bogdan has filled a pretty impressive trophy cabinet thanks to his horrendous old jalopy. The fact that it still has its original paint says plenty […]

The Ancient Woods »

The film takes its viewers on the endless journey – from the forest thickets to the wolves’ caves and up to black stork’s nest, and then deep into the water to the underwater forest, returning after to the human beings inhabiting the edge of woodland. The ancient woods are the place where the boundaries of […]

Boiling Point »

Populist right-wing groups like the Soldiers of Odin and the True Finns are on the rise in Finland despite few immigrants. In BOILING POINT Elina Hirvonen documents several protest marches around the country as well as the heated but hopeful discussions that are taking place in the nation’s many saunas. Xenophobia, rising inequality and distrust […]

My Life Without Air »

Goran is the world champion in free diving – a man whose most important moments in life take place underwater and whose willpower goes beyond his humanity, in order to seemingly find a place for himself in eternity. His journey is paved with silence and concentration, required by daily encounters with transience. To remain the […]

Let There Be Light »

The world’s most complex machine is being built in the middle of the forest in the south of France. This is the biggest public project since the International Space Station, but hardly anyone knows anything about it. Or did you know that the fusion reactor International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is supposed to be up […]

Golden Dawn Girls »

The Greek right wing party Golden Dawn is known for its aggressive methods, which have taken many of its leading figures to jail or put them otherwise out of the game. In the public eye they are now being replaced by their wives and daughters. Language: Greek, English Subtitles: English