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Films / 2013 - 2014
More than Honey
Markus Imhoof 95’/2013/ Switzerland/ Austria/ Germany Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis
David Roach, Warwick Ross 75’ / 2013 / Australia For centuries, Bordeaux has assumed a mythical status in the world of fine wine as a leitmotif of wealth and power. Now change is coming to Bordeaux, with traditional customers falling away, as China's new rich push prices upwards. Russell Crowe narrates this fascinating film about how an obsession in Shanghai affects some of the most illustrious vineyards in France.
Slow Food Story
Stefano Sardo 73'/ 2013/ Italy A documentary about the charismatic founder of the Slow Food movement Carlo Petrini, and its international “resistance” movement against fast food. Today, Slow Food is present in 150 countries and promotes the worldwide the use of “good, clean and fair food”.
No Place On Earth
Janet Tobias 81’/ 2013 / USA In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis - living in near total darkness in the frozen caves for almost a year and a half.
Konstadinos Georgousis 37'/ 20121/ UK Without commentary, the film follows party memebers of Golden Down during elections in Athens 2012.
Midsummer Night’s Tango
VivianeBlumenschein 90΄/ 2012 /Germany, Finland,Argentina Finns weigh their words carefully, which is why they speak as little as possible. Tango is The folkmusic of Finns. But is tango as Finnish as sauna? The famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki sees tango as the only chance for asocial Finns tomeet, and thus reproduce. The documentary follows Chino Laborde, Diego “DIPI” Kvitko and Pablo Greco, three Argentinean musicians who travel to Finland to find out the truth.
Hippie-Hippie Matala! Matala!
Giorgos Varelas 75’ / 2013 / Greece The story of the Cretan village of Matala which gained worldwide fame in the 1960’s, when hippies from all over the world, flocked to its caves. Who were these young people? What brought them to Matala?
Affection to the People
Vasilis Douvlis 91'/ 2013 / Greeece A documentary about cinema censhorship during the Dicatorship in Greece (1967 - 1974), based on unseen slate archives. Short clips of films which were censored of banned, newsreel of that era, interviews of famous directors and also secret documents from the reports of the Censhorship Committe that are shown for the first time.
Jesús María Santos 70’/ 2012 / Peru/ Spain Ferran Adrià, the world’s most prestigious chef, and Gastón Acurio, Latin America’s most influential chef, embark on a journey to explore the roots of the splendor of Peruvian cuisine and its potential to transform lives. PERU SABE is the result of this journey; an exciting testimony to how Peruvian cuisine has turned into an engine for social change.
Michael H. Profession: Director
Yves Montmayeur 88' / 2013 / France, Austria Michael Haneke is regarded as one of the leading film directors, creating a unique universe and revealing like no other the dregs of our society, existential fears and emotional outbursts. Through the vision of his actors and unseen footage, the documentary depicts the work of a rare artist.
On the Trail of Sigmund Freud
Koschka Hetzer-Molden 46' / 2006 / Germany Sigmund Freud is thought of as one of the most influential creative minds of the 20th century and the founder of psychoanalysis. In the film, the life and works of Freud are discovered through exciting interviews with Freud's daughter Anna, his grandson Anton, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci and the sexologist Ruth Westheimer.
Karl Lagerfeld Sketches his Life
Loic Prigent / 52' / 2012 / France Karl Lagerfeld draws his life: his childhood, his parents, his school. He drwas post- war Paris, wherehe arrived alone, to start a career in the closed world of fashion. He drwas the fashion periods he experienced snd msrked with his creative genius. An intimate portrait of the most eccentric figure in the fashion world.
El Sistema - Σώζοντας Ζωές
George Avgeropoulos 51’/ 2012 / Greece It was in 1975, in Caracas, Venezuela, when Jose Antonio Abreu, a young music professor and economist, had an extraordinary vision about how to save kids from poverty, teaching them classical music for free and creating a Symphonic Orchestra. Although it seemed pure utopia, the El Sistema Orchestra soon became famous worldwide.
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