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2014. 62nd Edition
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Basilio Martín Patino. La décima carta / Basilio Martín Patino. The Tenth Letter
Virginia García del Pino
Spain 
In 1966, Basilio Martín Patino sent nine letters to Berta. Almost fifty years later, Virginia García del Pino tries to write the tenth. A letter written by herself and Basilio Martín Patino, the portrait of a fleeing identity that investigates, obeying the rule established by Patino himself, to "forget all rules of what you are supposed to do", what's left of that rebell...

In 1966, Basilio Martín Patino sent nine letters to Berta. Almost fifty years later, Virginia García del Pino tries to write the tenth. A letter written by herself and Basilio Martín Patino, the portrait of a fleeing identity that investigates, obeying the rule established by Patino himself, to "forget all rules of what you are supposed to do", what's left of that rebellious student who wrote to Berta in 1966, the beginning of a brilliant career as a filmmaker.

Challat Tunes / Challat of Tunis
Kaouther Ben Hania
Tunisia - France - UAE 
Following its participation in the Cinema in Motion section of the San Sebastian Festival in 2012, this film by the director Kaouther Ben Hania competed at the Dubai Festival. A moped rider, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis, slashing the sexiest female buttocks he can find. With irony, Challat Tunes / Challat of Tunis tells the intrigues behind a news story...

Following its participation in the Cinema in Motion section of the San Sebastian Festival in 2012, this film by the director Kaouther Ben Hania competed at the Dubai Festival. A moped rider, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis, slashing the sexiest female buttocks he can find. With irony, Challat Tunes / Challat of Tunis tells the intrigues behind a news story that has become an urban legend and portrays a Tunisian society in turmoil, where men are struggling to find their place and the women’s body is a political issue.

Felice chi è diverso / Happy To Be Different
Gianni Amelio
Italy 
Gianni Amelio presented in the Panorama section of the Berlin Festival this moving look at a century long struggle for happiness and equally that continues today.... A hidden Italy never revealed by a camera that wants to explore reality rather than fiction: Gay Italy as it was lived in the 20th century.

Gianni Amelio presented in the Panorama section of the Berlin Festival this moving look at a century long struggle for happiness and equally that continues today.... A hidden Italy never revealed by a camera that wants to explore reality rather than fiction: Gay Italy as it was lived in the 20th century.

Finding Fela
Alex Gibney
USA 
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney once again explores in his new documentary the figure of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, creator of the Afrobeat music movement. The film looks at his life, music and political importance in advocating for the rights of all oppressed people. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist policy to the...

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney once again explores in his new documentary the figure of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, creator of the Afrobeat music movement. The film looks at his life, music and political importance in advocating for the rights of all oppressed people. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist policy to the world.  

Hubert Le Blonen azken hegaldia / The Last Flight of Hubert Le Blon
Koldo Almandoz
Spain 
The story of a pioneer of the engine who dreamt of dragonflies as a child and died living out his dream.

The story of a pioneer of the engine who dreamt of dragonflies as a child and died living out his dream.

Im Keller / In the Basement
Urich Seidl
Austria 
UIrich Seidl will present his latest work at the Venice Festival, a film which seeks to depict Austrians’ relationship with their basements and to define the specificities of Austrian basements - and in fact if such specificities exist.

UIrich Seidl will present his latest work at the Venice Festival, a film which seeks to depict Austrians’ relationship with their basements and to define the specificities of Austrian basements - and in fact if such specificities exist.

Negociador / Negotiator
Borja Cobeaga
Spain 
Borja Cobeaga's new comedy stars Manu Aranguren, a Basque politician who acts as a mediator for the Spanish government in its negotiations with ETA. Far from being a solemn, calculated occasion, unexpected occurrences, slip-ups or misunderstandings soon kick in to influence the dialogue. Ramón Barea, Carlos Areces and Josean Bengoetxea headline the cast. 

Borja Cobeaga's new comedy stars Manu Aranguren, a Basque politician who acts as a mediator for the Spanish government in its negotiations with ETA. Far from being a solemn, calculated occasion, unexpected occurrences, slip-ups or misunderstandings soon kick in to influence the dialogue. Ramón Barea, Carlos Areces and Josean Bengoetxea headline the cast. 

Paco de Lucía: La búsqueda / Paco de Lucía: A Journey
Francisco Sánchez Varela
Spain 
A documentary that is not only a physical record of a tour by Paco de Lucía, but a voyage to his soul: to his memories, to the things that torment him, interest him or make him laugh openly. By means of flashbacks and with himself as the sole narrator, Paco de Lucía takes a chronological look at his life from childhood until his last days in Mallorca, where he completed the f...

A documentary that is not only a physical record of a tour by Paco de Lucía, but a voyage to his soul: to his memories, to the things that torment him, interest him or make him laugh openly. By means of flashbacks and with himself as the sole narrator, Paco de Lucía takes a chronological look at his life from childhood until his last days in Mallorca, where he completed the final arrangements for his posthumous CD.

Le paradoxe de John Malkovich / The John Malkovich Paradox
Pierre-François Limbosch
France 
22 years after playing in the Stephen Frears’s movie, John Malkovich directed Dangerous Liaisons at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris. His work with the young actors is not only about theatre, it is also a moving life lesson.

22 years after playing in the Stephen Frears’s movie, John Malkovich directed Dangerous Liaisons at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris. His work with the young actors is not only about theatre, it is also a moving life lesson.

P'tit Quinquin / Li'l Quinquin
Bruno Dumont
France 
Complete screening of this television series directed by Bruno Dumont. The story of an improbable and eccentric police investigation focussed on strange crimes committed in a small coastal town in the Boulonnais region fallen prey to evil and to a band of young scoundrels led by P'tit Quinquin and his beloved Eve.  

Complete screening of this television series directed by Bruno Dumont. The story of an improbable and eccentric police investigation focussed on strange crimes committed in a small coastal town in the Boulonnais region fallen prey to evil and to a band of young scoundrels led by P'tit Quinquin and his beloved Eve.  

Red Army
Gabe Polsky
USA 
Selected in Cannes, Moscow and Toronto Film Festivals, a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. An inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and ...

Selected in Cannes, Moscow and Toronto Film Festivals, a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. An inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who paved the way for change for generations of Russians.

Rocks in My Pockets
Signe Baumane
USA - Latvia 
Renowned animator Signe Baumane recalls the personal story about the woman from her family, including herself, and their battles with madness. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and her twisted sense of humour and was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize at Karlovy Vary Festival.

Renowned animator Signe Baumane recalls the personal story about the woman from her family, including herself, and their battles with madness. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and her twisted sense of humour and was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize at Karlovy Vary Festival.

Simindis kundzuli / Corn Island
George Ovashvili
Georgia - Germany - France - Czech Republic - Kazakhstan - Hungary 
The winning film of the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary Festival is the tale of an old Abkhazian man and his young granddaughter who decide to grow corn on an island created by the high waters of the River Enguri. But Georgian soldiers pass nearby... 

The winning film of the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary Festival is the tale of an old Abkhazian man and his young granddaughter who decide to grow corn on an island created by the high waters of the River Enguri. But Georgian soldiers pass nearby... 

Soroa / The Field
Asier Altuna
Spain 
Dry earth, sun, wind. A procession makes its way across the landscape. The echo of their prayers brings rain.

Dry earth, sun, wind. A procession makes its way across the landscape. The echo of their prayers brings rain.

El último adiós de Bette Davis / When Bette Davis Bid Farewell
Pedro González Bermúdez
Spain 
A documentary that reconstructs the actress's visit to the San Sebastian Festival to receive the Donostia Award in 1989: how she got ready to take her leave and the mark she left on all those who had some kind of contact with her.

A documentary that reconstructs the actress's visit to the San Sebastian Festival to receive the Donostia Award in 1989: how she got ready to take her leave and the mark she left on all those who had some kind of contact with her.

Violent
Andrew Huculiak
Canada 
Driven by the stunning visuals of the Norwegian landscape and a powerful original score, Andrew Huculiak's first feature centres on a Dagny, a young woman vividly recalling the memories of the people who loved her most.

Driven by the stunning visuals of the Norwegian landscape and a powerful original score, Andrew Huculiak's first feature centres on a Dagny, a young woman vividly recalling the memories of the people who loved her most.

Watashi no otoko / My Man
Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Japan 
Winner at the Moscow Festival of the awards to Best Film and Best Actor for its leading character, Tadanobu Asano, the latest film from Kazuyoshi Kumakiri adapts a bestseller by Kazuki Sakuraba. After losing everything in a tsunami disaster, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by 26-year-old distant relative Jungo Kusarino. The pair begin living together as father and daughter while s...

Winner at the Moscow Festival of the awards to Best Film and Best Actor for its leading character, Tadanobu Asano, the latest film from Kazuyoshi Kumakiri adapts a bestseller by Kazuki Sakuraba. After losing everything in a tsunami disaster, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by 26-year-old distant relative Jungo Kusarino. The pair begin living together as father and daughter while sharing a profound sense of loss. Amidst the deep snows of Hokkaido, Jungo and Hana both desire to fill their empty, love-starved hearts as they set foot into a forbidden world.

Yume to kyoki no okoku / The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Mami Sunada
Japan 
A theatrical documentary feature about the famed animation studio Ghibli. With near-unfettered access inside the studio, Mami Sunada follows the key personnel at Ghibli (director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive “other” director, Isao Takahata) over the course of approximately one year as the studio rushes to complete their two highly anticipated new f...

A theatrical documentary feature about the famed animation studio Ghibli. With near-unfettered access inside the studio, Mami Sunada follows the key personnel at Ghibli (director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive “other” director, Isao Takahata) over the course of approximately one year as the studio rushes to complete their two highly anticipated new films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most celebrated animation studios in the world, and a portrait of their dreams, passion and dedication that borders on madness.


Zarautzen erosi zuen / She Bought It in Zarautz
Aitor Arregi
Spain 
When Miren is about to pay for her coffee, people often jump their turn. But when she realises someone has stolen a shirt from her shop, she resolves that enough is enough.

When Miren is about to pay for her coffee, people often jump their turn. But when she realises someone has stolen a shirt from her shop, she resolves that enough is enough.

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