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Documentary / Essay

A rosa azul de Novalis (The Blue Flower of Novalis)

Director: Gustavo Vinagre & Rodrigo Carneiro, Brasilien, 2019

A film like an invitation to someone’s house. In his apartment in São Paolo, between making coffee and gay hook-ups, Marcelo’s fetishes and longings are revealed, casually and full of intensity. READ MORE..

Die Grube (The Pit)

Director: Hristina Raykova, Deutschland, 2019

In Roman times, thermal baths were vibrant places of public life. These bathing establishments, which were accessible free of charge, were a pivotal point of social interaction. READ MORE…

Espero tua (re)volta (Your Turn)

Director: Eliza Capai, Brazil, 2019

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© Bruno Miranda

Thousands of protestors are loudly chanting subversive slogans. The police react aggressively with teargas and truncheons. The experiences, passions and fears of these Brazilian teenagers are immediate, relevant and all-pervading. READ MORE…S

False Belief

Director: Lene Berg, Norwegen, 2019

False Belief is the love story of a couple caught up in the gentrification of a neighborhood that is wiping out a seminal African-American cultural legacy and displacing its original residents. READ MORE…


Director: Joanna Reposi Garibaldi, Chile/Kolumbien, 2019

Pedro Lemebel’s sharp-tongued, poetic texts and provocative performances made him one of South America’s most important contemporary artists. In dictatorial Chile under Pinochet, Lemebel expressed things that only few dared to say. Even for the country’s left-wing opposition, his camp, eccentric appearances made him an awkward figure as he held up the mirror to their own machismo and homophobia. READ MORE…


Director: Adele Tulli, Italy/Sweden, 2019

Adele Tullis’s formally straightforward but aesthetically convincing documentary examines rigidly defined gender roles and the uncritical submission to the dictates of (hetero-)normativity. Turning her camera’s gaze on everyday actions, rituals and scenes, the director makes some of the situations she records seem disconcerting by juxtaposing sounds and images in a contradictory montage. READ MORE…

Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle (Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream)

Director: Frank Beauvais, Frankreich, 2019

The flow of images is endless, snippets of hundreds of feature films follow each other in rapid succession. For the entire duration of this found-footage essay, they illustrate the filmmaker’s voiceover narration, which is akin to a diary covering the period between April and October 2016 and is equally delivered at speed. READ MORE…

Schönheit & Vergänglichkeit (Beauty and Decay)

Director: Annekatrin Hendel, Deutschland, 2019

He is best known as the bouncer at the Berlin techno club ‘Berghain’, but Sven Marquardt is also a photographer. Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was portraying East Berlin’s subculture and its protagonists in black and white. Marquardt was not just an observer, but was himself part of the punk scene in which he found his models. READ MORE…

Searching Eva

Director: Pia Hellenthal, Deutschland, 2019

Since she was 14, Eva has thought of privacy as old-fashioned. With incredible consistency, she lives her entire life in public and online, constantly commented on by her fans. At 17, she left her conservative home in a small Italian town and her parent’s problems behind and set off in search of freedom. READ MORE…