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Documentary Rendez Vous

List of films screened within Documentary Rendez Vous section of the 9th Panorama of the European Film which runs between 2 and 13 November 2016

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Oct 2016
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BECOMING ZLATAN / DE UNGE ZLATAN

Country: Sweden, Netherlands, Italy

Year: 2015

Director: Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten

Running Time: 95 min

Language: Swedish, English, Dutch, Italian

Subtitles: English

One of the most complex and gifted footballers on the planet, Zlatan Ibrahimoviç is the subject of this fascinating documentary which draws on rare archival footage tracking his debut with Malmö FF in 1999, through his dramatic (and often disruptive) years with Ajax Amsterdam and on to his real breakthrough with Juventus in 2005.

An astute portrait of one of the world’s greatest – and most polarising - footballers. Masters Program - IDFA 2015 Nominated for Best Documentary Feature - Edinburgh IFF 2016

Becoming Zlata
(Photo: still from Becoming Zlatan)

BETWEEN SISTERS

Country: Belgium, Italy

Year: 2015

Director: Manu Gerosa

Running Time: 78 min

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

The two Italian sisters Ornella and Teresa have cared for each other through their whole lives. Teresa is now in her life’s twilight and having problems facing fate, while her memory is slowly fading out. Before it’s too late, Ornella decides to confront Teresa with a painful untold story that goes back to their childhood and might change their close bond forever.

Official Selection - True/False IFF 2016

Official Selection - Festival Dei Popoli 2015  

Between Sisters
(Photo: still from Between Sisters)

DEATH OF THE SERPENT GOD

Country: Switzerland

Year: 2014

Director: Damien Froidevaux

Running Time: 86 min

Language: French

Subtitles: TBA

After a street fight goes wrong; Koumba, 20 years old, is expelled to Senegal. Having arrived in France at the age of two, she neglected to ask for French nationalization at her majority.In 48 hours, the young restless Parisian teenager becomes a Senegalese villager lost in the bush, far from her family and Paris life.The story of a five year exile: a news item becomes a tragic epopee. 

Death of the Serpent God
(Photo: still from Death of the Serpent God)

DON JUAN

Country: Sweden, Finland

Year: 2015

Director: Jerzy Sladkowski

Running Time: 92 min

Language: Russian

Subtitles: English

Oleg, 22-year-old, lives with his mother, Marina, in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. Marina is open with her opinion that Oleg does not live up to her expectations of how a real man is supposed to be, she thinks he’s an autistic slacker. Aiming to make a better life for him and atthe same time make him more normal she signs him up for a number of different treatments, one more unconventional and surprising than the other.

Best Feature-Length Documentary – IDFA 2016

Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary – Göteborg IFF 2016

Silver Apricot – Yerevan IFF 2016

My Generation Award – ZagrebDox 20

Don Juan
(Photo: still from Don Juan)

DON’T BREATHE

Country: Canada

Year: 2014

Director: Nino Kirtadze

Running Time:  86 min

Language: English

Subtitles: TBA

The film is a dark comedy set in Tbilisi, Georgia. It tells the storyof Levan, a man in his forties, who is suddenly led to question hisexistence because of a routine medical examination. This apparently minor event turns into the complete reassessment of his life, as he findshimself caught in a downward spiral of paranoia and doubt as he fumbleshis way through the theatre of the absurd that we call life. Then aserendipitous event occurs... Using a playful tone and humor, the filmexamines the psychological nature of mankind when our bearings getlost and our imagination takes over, highlighting our common fears,fragility, hopes and resilience. 

Don
(Photo: still from Don't Breathe)

FIRE AT SEA / FUOCOAMMARE

Country: Italy, France

Year: 2016

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Running Time: 106 min

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English, Arabic

About 200 km off Italy’s southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The documentary captures life on the Italian island and the everyday reality of its local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores every week. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Italian Submission - Academy Awards 2017 Golden Bear, Amnesty International Film Prize, Prize of the Ecumeninal Jury – Berlin IFF 2016 Masters – Toronto IFF 2016

Fire at Sea
(Photo: Still from Fire at Sea)

THE HARD STOP

Country: United Kingdom

Year: 2015

Director: George Amponsah

Running Time: 85 min

Language: English

Subtitles: Arabic

In 2011, the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police sparked intense riots in London. A jury's verdict of lawful killing—currently under appeal—shocked both his family and his community once again. Against this backdrop, The Hard Stop follows Mark's friends, Marcus and Kurtis, as they seek justice and try to get on with their daily lives. George Amponsah masterfully captures the fractured relationship between Tottenham and the Metropolitan Police as Marcus, Kurtis and the community fight for justice.

City to City - Toronto IFF 2015

Nominated for Best Documentary - East End IFF 2016 

The Hard Stop
(Photo: still from The Hard Stop)

LA PERMANENCE / ON CALL

Country: France

Year: 2016

Director: Alice Diop

Running Time:  min

Language: French

Subtitles: TBA

The consulting service is located in the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny. It’s an outpost that seems abandoned at the end of a corridor. A large, dingy, run-down room where sick men show up, bearing physical scars, and whose pain seems closely linked to the suffering of exile.They keep coming back here because they still harbor hopes that this place will give them the means to stay afloat, to survive the turmoil of their lives hitting rock bottom.

On Call
(Photo: still from On Call)

RESET / HISTOIRE D'UNE CREATION

Country: France

Year: 2015

Director: Thierry Demaizière

Running Time:  120 min

Language: French

Subtitles: TBA

Nominated: Most Popular Documentary -- Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

Reset
(Photo: still from Reset)

THOSE WHO JUMP / LES SAUTEURS

Country: Denmark

Year: 2016

Director: Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé

Running Time: 80 minLanguage : French, Bambara

Subtitles: English

In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. From the mountain above, Abou watches the fence and the future in Europe ahead of him. For over a year, he and thousands of other migrants have attempted to jump the enormous fence system that separates Morocco and Spain - a land border by the enclave Melilla. Behind the camera, Abou portrays the struggle for dignity and freedom on the militarized frontier.

Forum Ecumenical Jury Prize - Berlin IFF 2016

Special Mention - DokFest Munchen 2016

Journey - BFI London IFF 2016

Those Who Jump
(Photo: still from Those Who Jump)

TOMORROW / DEMAIN

Country: France

Year: 2015

Director: Mélanie Laurent, Cyril Dion

Running Time: 118 min

Language: French, English, Hindi

Subtitles: English

Where is our world going? How can we survive as human beings without depending on anything but ourselves? How is growing our own foods helps us and saves the planet? The directors together with a team of four people, met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story... this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

Best Documentary Film - César Awards 2016

Impact Competition - Stockholm IFF 2015

Tomorrow
(Photo: still from Tomorrow)

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Country
: Denmark
Year
: 2016
Director
: Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé
Running Time
: 80 min
Language
: French, Bambara
Subtitles
: English
In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African
Land. From the mountain
above, Abou watches the fence and the future in Europe ahead of him. For
over a year, he and
thousands of other migrants have attempted to jump the enormous fence system t
hat separates
Morocco and Spain - a land border by the enclave Melilla. Behind the
camera, Abou portrays the
struggle for dignity and freedom on the militarized frontier.
Forum Ecumenical Jury Prize - Berlin IFF 2016
Special Mention - DokFest Munchen 2016
Journey - BFI London IFF 2016
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