12 Days

“A devastating glimpse into broken souls. Raymond Depardon’s documentary follows a judge who must decide whether psychiatric hospital patients can be allowed back into society.”

A River Below

“Director Marc Grieco examines the tactics, victories and repercussions for conservationists hell-bent on saving an Amazon dolphin from extinction.”

Infinite Football

“Romanian absurdist Corneliu Porumboiu interviews a charmingly offbeat acquaintance about his humble ambition to redesign the game of soccer.”

That Summer

“Highly entertaining throughout, That Summer is a fascinating trip into the lives of this peculiar mother and daughter, told within the rundown house they never leave. Whether it’s their constant bickering, odd mannerisms or fearlessness to speak their minds, the Edies are utterly delightful and twice as enthralling to spend the film’s runtime with.”

Wild Relatives

“Wild Relatives is a humbling, meditative exploration of the inherent goodwill of man as well as the dark violence he is capable of.”

Faces Places

“The Oscar’s film legend is cheerful and melancholy.”

Makala

“Simplicity is the key to the somber beauty of “Makala,” a documentary depicting a Congolese charcoal-maker doing his utmost to raise his family under penurious conditions. Reportedly the first documentary selected by Cannes’ Critics Week sidebar, the film snatched the Grand Prize, which should open doors to a few select theaters, on top of its long fest legs.”

The Prince of Nothingwood

“magical and intrepid. Afghanistan’s most prolific director literally puts his life on the line to make movies, as seen in this riveting and hilarious documentary.”

The Venerable W.

“The poisonous monk behind Myanmar’s anti-Muslim vendetta. This intimate documentary on Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist fanatic whose ideas have brought down Aung Sun Suu Kyi, is a bleak study of sectarianism by Barbet Schroeder.”

A Woman Captured

“Hungarian docmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter’s stirring, Sundance-tapped debut draws a hapless victim of modern-day slavery from the shadows.”

Dolphin Man

“Fans of Luc Besson’s cult film The Big Blue are guaranteed to be fascinated by Dolphin Man. This stunning documentary delves into the life, philosophy and adventures of Jacques Mayol, the world-famous free diver who inspired the French classic, revealing the intriguing person behind the legend.”

Minding the Gap

“’Minding the Gap’: Skatefilmens svar på ’Boyhood’ er rørende, legende, brillant”

The Distant Barking of Dogs

“Danske Simon Lereng Wilmont har skabt en poetisk og stemningsfuld dokumentar om at være barn og vokse op et sted, der er præget af krig og ødelæggelse.”

The Paris Opera

“A peek behind the curtain.”

The Work

“Hard-boiled criminals cry – and it’s a Catharic experience.”

Bisbee ‘17

“It’s a formally dexterous portrait of a municipality and its people, using both drama and documentary filmmaking to look in the mirror, and — by finally seeing, and confronting, an ugly truth — discovering a measure of healing and solidarity.”

Chef Flynn

“In the involving and mouthwatering Chef Flynn, Cameron Yates follows the budding career of Flynn McGarry, the California wunderkind who was creating hot-ticket tasting menu dinners at 12 and working under some of the world’s most celebrated chefs at 13. The Food Network crowd will go nuts for the doc, but beyond the shots of luscious dishes, there’s a pretty interesting character study here as well.”

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

“Trods skizofren opbygning er RaMell Ross’ debut en sjældent ærlig og imponerende poetisk skildring af livet for sorte i Alabama.”

Our New President

“A revealing documentary looks at Donald Trump in the scary funhouse mirror of Russian media. It’s a lot like the fake news here, only more so.”

Studio 54

“Matt Tyrnauer’s thrilling and definitive documentary captures the delirium — and the dark side — of the legendary New York disco.”

The Cleaners

“This thorough, yet conflicted globe-trotting documentary thriller meets the social media censors struggling to save the web”

The Price of Everything

“Fifteen years after his celebrated ‘My Architect,’ Nathaniel Kahn delivers a second doc about commerce and contemporary art.”

Westwood:Punk, Icon, Activist

“Offbeat British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood proves a reluctant but intriguing subject in Lorna Tucker’s celebratory docu-portrait.”

The Return

“Malene Choi Jensens hybridfilm om adoptivbørns søgen efter deres biologiske familie er en tankevækkende og visuelt spændende refleksion over kultur og identitet.”

Skjold & Isabel

“Det sanselige ungdomsdrama af Emil Næsby Hansen sprænger dokumentarfilmens grænser med sin mageløse fortælling om den første forelskelse.”

The Deminer

“Dokumentar om en mands ufatteligt heltemodige kamp for at rydde miner i hjemlandet Irak er mere nervepirrende end nogen actionfilm.”

Time Trial

“Cykelsportens fart og hårde slid formidles på indbydende vis i dokumentar, der trods døsige etaper giver et unikt indblik i den skotske rytter David Millar.”

Lost Warrior

“Nasib Farah og Søren Steen Jespersens hjerteskærende dokumentar er en menneskelig fortælling om uopnåelige drømme midt i Somalias håbløshed.”

The Raft

“Svensk dokumentar om et fejlslagent antropologisk eksperiment på en tømmerflåde er et morsomt tidsbillede af 1970’erne.”

A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot

“This speaks to how delicately peace is balanced in Northern Ireland – often by turning a blind eye to crimes past, passing and to come.”

Welcome to Sodom

“Nightmare conditions give birth to moving stories of human hope and gossip in documentaries about the life of a Ghanaian garbage bin for electronics waste.”

The Night We Fell

“A personal and universal Danish tale about death and life that goes on.”

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

“Kraftfuld dokumentar skaber sympati med den kontroversielle rapper, der må slås med censur, fordi hun vil bruge sin stemme til mere end underholdning.”

Doel

“Debutinstruktørs portræt af en ikke-by sætter sig i kroppen”

Filmworker

“En guldklump for Stanley Kubrick-fans. Vi glæder os til at se jer!”

Giants and The Morning After

“Billedprægtig svensk dokumentar hylder smålivets ildsjæle i et svinende lokalsamfund, der ligger i det afsides højland.”

Eating Animals

“Filmatisering af berømt bog giver grufuld indsigt i den amerikanske fødevareindustri, hvor dyr bliver mishandlet for, at vi kan forbruge i supermarkederne.”

Dreaming Murakami

“Filmen er bedst, når den følger med hende ind i materien og nørder ud i oversættelsesdilemmaer. Det er spændende at høre hende fortælle om forskellene på dansk og japansk, og hvordan tankegangene er helt forskellige.”

A Year of Hope

“Krogh kommer imponerende tæt på de to drenge med sit observerende kamera. Uden ord, forklaringer eller påklistrede følelser får vi lov til at følge dem udvikle sig, alene gennem deres ansigter og interaktion med de andre drenge. Det er underspillet og enormt rørende. Og første gang Pablo bryder ud i et smil, smelter éns hjerte.”

The Distant Barking of Dogs

“Hvordan Simon Lereng Wilmont, der selv har stået bag kameraet, er lykkedes med at glide så ubemærket ind i miljøet, at du på intet tidspunkt fornemmer hans tilstedeværelse, er utroligt. Som en usynlig flue på væggen har han igennem et helt år registreret stort og småt. Krig og kedsomhed og dovne katte, der slænger sig på sengen og mjaver efter opmærksomhed.”

Lost Warrior

“Hvad får unge mennesker, der er opvokset i vesten, til at blive radikaliserede og slutte sig til islamistiske militante grupper? Og hvad stiller vi som samfund op med dem, der fortryder? Kan man tilgive deltagelse i terrorbevægelser? Eller er de dømt til evig udelukkelse? Det er nogle af de yderst relevante spørgsmål, som de danske instruktører Nasib Farah, der har somalisk baggrund, og Søren Steen Jespersen stiller med deres dokumentarfilm.”

Skjold & Isabel

“‘Skjold & Isabel fanger et brusende følelseshav i en lille flaske. Vi ser de ømme stunder i sengen, skænderierne i parken, gadefesterne og kedsomheden på Københavns tage, og aldrig er der langt fra ekstase til fortvivlelse.”

The Raft

“‘The Raft’: 10 mand på en tømmerflåde over Atlanterhavet i fejlslaget eksperiment”

Generation Wealth

“’Generation Wealth’: Man vender øjne af USA’s allerrigeste mennesker i ny film – men får også en smule sympati”