• Afternoon Odpoledne / Na ri xiawu
    Directed by: Tsai Ming-liang
    Taiwan, 2015, 137 min

    In the ruins of a house one afternoon, director Tsai Ming Liang meets Lee Kang Sheng, with whom he has shared his life for 20 years. The result is an original documentary shot in one take about an improvised meeting between two men who open up in front of the camera about their personal lives and about the back story behind long years of working together.

  • Bending to Earth Ohýbání země / Bending to Earth
    Directed by: Rosa Barba
    USA, Germany, 2015, 15 min

    Observing a rather personal poetic, the film draws attention to the relationship between radioactive waste sites and the majestic landscapes surrounding them – a relationship we may well have initiated but whose dynamic stretches far beyond our short lives.

  • Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton Přineste mi hlavu Tima Hortona / Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton
    Directed by: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin
    Canada, 2015, 30 min

    In their new picture, a trio of directors exploit their experiences from making behind-the-scenes videos. This psychedelic essay, originally intended as a straight documentary about the shooting of a war picture, combines the original video footage and the filmmakers’ own wildly staged visions to become a rather provocative brew; the result is an engrossing discussion on Hollywood’s depiction of war. Further, it functions as a general consideration of war’s perception and consumption with respect to Western civilization.

  • Falling Frames Padající rámy / Falling Frames
    Directed by: Johannes Langkamp
    Netherlands, 2015, 1 min

    A visual experiment inventively exploring the possibilities of capturing a three-dimensional space with a two-dimensional video camera. This careful consideration of the perception of space, which allows us to enter deep into a camera’s perspective, is graced with minimalist elegance and creative intrigue.

  • Homo sapiens Homo sapiens / Homo sapiens
    Directed by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    Austria, 2016, 94 min

    What would happen to the world we know so intimately if humanity suddenly vanished? Nikolaus Geyrhalter poses this question as he locates his latest movie in the abandoned and still prohibited zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Today the once thriving city, evidence of Homo sapiens’ ingenuity, is again furtively yielding to the inexorable power of nature.

  • In, Over and Out Dovnitř, skrz a ven / In, Over and Out
    Directed by: Sebastian Brameshuber
    Austria, France, 2015, 10 min

    An original tribute to the famed Lumière brothers’ Workers Leaving the Factory shot on 12 different cameras and capturing the comings and goings through the staff entrance of an art school. Drawing on elements of structural cinema, this experiment offers a fascinating journey through the space of the shot and across time materialized in a variety of motion picture cameras.

  • Invention Invence / Invention
    Directed by: Mark Lewis
    Canada, United Kingdom, 2015, 87 min

    A quiet journey through the architecture of three cities, across abstract interiors, to gallery and everyday living spaces in order to contemplate the relationship between time, space, and our human presence. A fascinating tribute to urbanism, art, and, above all, to the cinematography inspired by the municipal symphonies of silent film.

  • Lampedusa Lampedusa / Lampedusa
    Directed by: Peter Schreiner
    Austria, 2015, 130 min

    A man and a woman. Not yet 30, Zakaria meets 55-year-old Giulia on the island of Lampedusa. The past and future, memories, the sea, the landscape – everything associatively merges in the precise black-and-white visual component created by an uncompromising director who asks fundamental questions about the meaning of existence.

  • Notes on Blindness Poznámky o slepotě / Notes on Blindness
    Directed by: Peter Middleton, James Spinney
    United Kingdom, France, 2016, 90 min

    In 1983, after years of progressive illness, theologian and writer John Hull completely lost his sight. “I knew that if I didn’t understand blindness, it would destroy me.” This powerful and formally original collage presents a fascinating philosophical portrait of a strong individual who was able to turn a challenge into a gift.

  • Sfumato Sfumato / Sfumato
    Directed by: Christophe Bisson
    France, 2016, 71 min

    This portrait of distinctive Norman artist Bernard Legay, who creates original artistic works based on their materiality, takes an effecting and intimate look at the artist’s isolated life. The film, like Legay’s artefacts, provokes a virtually tactile visual experience as it investigates the creative process itself.

  • The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers Nebesa se chvějí a země se bojí a oko oku bratrem není / The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
    Directed by: Ben Rivers
    United Kingdom, 2015, 98 min

    This feature from one of the most intriguing experimental directors working today takes us to the Moroccan desert where director Oliver Laxe is making his movie Mimosas, but later we find ourselves in Ben River’s own story, and end up asking about the nature of reality versus cinematic illusion. The viewer is invited to be the co-creator of this multilayered, genre-defying film.

  • There Is a Happy Land Further Awaay Tam daaleko je šťastná zem / There Is a Happy Land Further Awaay
    Directed by: Ben Rivers
    United Kingdom, 2015, 20 min

    Ben Rivers reveals the internal magic of life in the Vanuatu archipelago before it was devastated by Cyclone Pam. This meditative look at a distant world, where the fleeting lives of the native inhabitants come up against the perpetuity of capricious elements, is enhanced by recited verse from Henri Michaux.

  • Vintage Print Zašlý otisk / Vintage Print
    Directed by: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
    Austria, 2015, 13 min

    This near psychological trip through time along the path of technological development is built upon the strobe-like flickering of the image as it slowly merges an old photograph into its film and digital counterparts. The conflict between analog and digital media, between the present and the past, confidently tests the sensory limits of the viewer’s experience.

  • 5 October 5 October / 5 October
    Directed by: Martin Kollar
    Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2016, 50 min

    A contemplative picture bearing witness to the physical and spiritual wanderings of the director’s brother Ján, who finds himself in a critical life situation. This visually elegant film employs sensitivity without pathos as it follows Ján on his journey, his only limit a date on the calendar: October 5th – the day set for a hazardous life-saving operation.


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