Born in Evin (Germany/Austria, 98 min.) Dir. Maryam Zaree Programme: Persister (International Premiere) Maryam Zaree opens her extraordinary film by narrating a Talmudic story that immediately bonds you to her and sets
Mental (Japan/USA, 135 min.) Dir: Kazuhiro Soda Programme: Kazuhiro Soda: Making Images Speak Near the end of his 2008 doc Mental, Kazuhiro Soda gets questioned by one of the psychiatric patients he’s interviewing.
The Waldheim Waltz (Austria, 93 min.) Dir: Ruth Beckermann Programme: Special Presentations If Donald Trump had been US president when the Kurt Waldheim scandal erupted in the 1980s, he would have ignored
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (USA 76 min.) Dir: RaMell Ross Programme: International Feature Competition ReMell Ross sums up his poetic meditation on black life in small town Alabama when we hear
A Sister’s Song (Canada, Israel 80 minutes) Dir: Danae Elon Programme: Canadian Feature Competition Danae Elon’s visually sensitive doc plays like a dramatic feature. It unfolds with scenes so intimate, you can
The Apollo of Gaza (Switzerland/Canada, 78 minutes) Dir: Nicolas Wadimoff Programme: Artifice Co-produced by the NFB, The Apollo of Gaza recalls Orson Welles’s documentary F for Fake in its mesmerized exploration of the blurred lines between reality
Of Fathers and Sons (Germany, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, 99 minutes) Dir: Takal Derki Programme: International Feature Competition A powerfully disturbing film, Of Fathers and Sons transports you into the daily lives of a Syrian