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BLACK ON WHITE

Directed by Angelo Freza

15 min, 2019, Italy

A xenophob politician finds a family of a heart donor who was transplanted to him and saved his life. The wife of the donor will reveal the secret that will destroy his life’s foundations.
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JUAN BRITO-TAMIA

Director Alfonso Palazon
Producer Alfonso Palazon
32 min., 2019, Spain

Juan Brito-Tamia is the story of a search. The search for the soul of the landscape of Lanzarote. The search for memories, emotions, and love that Juan Brito had for his land. The documentary is the search for life and person of Juan Brito.

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MAGISTER

Director Gustavo dos Santos
Cameramen: Gustavo dos Santos, Julio Filipe Cardoso, Artur Caiano
Editor Joao Costa
Producer Julio Filipe Cardoso
20 min., 2019, Portugal

When the curtain rises and a play emerges, we leave our reality to plunge into another. This new reality seems natural to us. A group of people that apart from telling a story, live it and experience it live. But theater, as in many other artistic forms, has a much greater level of depth. What really exists apart from a play?

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PRETU FUNGULI

Directors: Costa Valente, Monica Musoni
Scriptwriter Monica Musoni
Cameramen: Antonio Osario, A. Valente, Aminata Embalo
Editors: Alex Cepile, Monica Musoni
Composers: Mu Mbana, Alex Cepile, Zemaria
Producer Antonio Valente
Production company Filmografo
55 min., 2018, Portugal-Guinea-Bissau-Belgium

Pretu Funguli is a creole expression that is used in a discriminatory manner. This term has been revived by the Guinean visual artist, Nú Barreto, who transformed it into a visual concept. With a large production and international projection, the film follows the artist through Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Macao and Paris, where he lives and works. we are invited to dive into Nu Barreto’s life and work, in order to understand his creative process and the conflicts in which the artist, who is from one of the poorest countries in the world, lives.

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FOREVER SPITFIRE PILOT

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Director Sławomir Ciok
Scriptwriter Sławomir Ciok
Cameraman Mateo Gherardi
Composers: Boby Cole, Maciej Pawlowski
Producer Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski
Production studio Blue Horizon Films LLC
95 min., 2019, USA-Great Britain-Poland

The film tells the story of the Polish pilot from Polish squadron no 303 Alexander Herbst. He carried out 141 combat missions on the legendary Spitfire fighter, among which was a mission during the invasion allies to Normandy.

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OBSERVATORY

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Director Veslav Romanovskiy
Scriptwriter Veslav Romanovskiy
Cameramen: Dmytro Kolesnik, Volodymyr Tsopa
Composer Yuliya Danylenko
Producers: Polish Institute in Kyiv; Center of Eastern European Studies by Warsaw University
Production studio Ukrainian Communication Group
36 min., 2018, Poland-Ukraine

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the opening Astronomical and meteorological  Observatory of Warsaw University named after Marshal Joseph Pilsudski Polish Institute at Kiev together with the Center Eastern European studios Warsaw by Warsaw University was invited to the cooperation with Polish director Veslav Romanovsky, who shot documentary Observatory, which tells the story of the creation of this the grand building that was built 1938 on Mount Pip Ivan. Now the observatory is in the process of reconstruction, and at the time of its creation, it was the most modern building of such type in Poland and one of two the most modern high mountains observatories in Europe.

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SYMPHONY FOR THE SUPERMARKET

Director Gabrielle Shaff
Writer Gabrielle Shaff
Cameraman Claire Mathon
Composer Hector Berlioz
Producer Agathe Berman
52 min., 2018, France

A social comedy with a grandiose musical twist : it goes as a mass consumption ballet, within the biggest European hypermarket, in Brittany, along with Berlioz hyper-expressive Fantastic Symphony.

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DEAD EARS

Director Linas Mikuta
Scriptwriter Linas Mikuta
Director of Photography Kristina Sereikaite
Composer Povilas Vaitkevicius, Benas Sarka
Producer Monoklis
42 min., 2016, Lithuania

Two men, an aged farmer, and his deaf-mute son live in a remote
area, isolated from civilization. Though sharing the same roof,
problems, and sorrows they remain very distant from one another. Their attempts at conversation turn to misunderstand if not conflict. Father thinks his son is abnormal and childish. Son sees his father as insensitive and crude. Can the two men find their way into understanding one another?

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TAKING PLACE

Director Jeremy Gravayat
Scriptwriter Jeremy Gravayat
Cameraman Guillaume Mazloum
Producer Damien Monnier et Carine Chichkowsky
Production-studio L’image d’après et Survivance
97 min., 2019, France

At the outskirts of Paris, in a rapidly changing suburb, a group of
Romanian families are searching for a place to live. From their
abandoned village to the demolished slum and occupied houses, their quest weaves together a common history, forged through solidarity and marked by displacement. Accompanying them on their journey, we build this film as an alternative habitable space.

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FOR SAMA

Directors: Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Composer Nainita Desai
Editors: Chloe Lamborn, Simon MacMahon
Producer Waad al-Kateab
95 min., 2019, Great Britain

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.