A Night of Knowing Nothing
The winner of the award for the best documentary at last year's Cannes Film Festival is a cinematic breakthrough and a politically urgent report from young India. An essay told in a series of letters.
Payal Kapadia / France / 2021 / 96 min
A Thousand Fires
In the middle of Myanmar's oil fields, a couple is working hard to get the petroleum flowing from underground so they can give their wayward son a better future. A critically acclaimed festival hit.
Saeed Taji Farouky / France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palestine / 2021 / 90 min
A young couple leave town and camp by a forest lake as the world in and around them gradually transforms. A hauntingly beautiful cinematic work beyond category which dissolves the boundaries between nature and man, self and otherness.
Dane Komljen / Serbia, Germany, Spain / 2022 / 93 min
A visionary free-form travelogue inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' short story ‘The Aleph', which explores enigmatic connections across continents. A must for literates and cineastes alike.
Iva Radivojevic / United States, Croatia, Qatar / 2021 / 91 min
A visionary docu-fiction from a floating suburb where youngsters pimp their speedboats and race towards a mind-blowing finale in the city's narrow canals. A delirious, hallucinatory hybrid.
Yuri Ancarani / Italy, France, United States, Qatar / 2021 / 100 min
It is summer, the days are long and a young woman is home alone in an old villa in an enigmatic and atmospheric film from the twilight between documentary and fiction. Shown on 35mm film.
Lilith Kraxner, Milena Czernovsky / Austria / 2021 / 95 min
El Gran Movimiento
A Bolivian hybrid of dream and reality, in which a miner in an oxygen-starved metropolis is haunted by nightmares and a shamanistic ritual is the only way out. A supernatural docu-fiction.
Kiro Russo / Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland / 2021 / 85 min
Three of the most exciting Italian filmmakers of our time travel the land and interview the young about their dreams and concerns for the future. A snapshot of a time in turmoil, and a time capsule for the future.
Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi / Italy / 2021 / 110 min
I'm so Sorry
Abandoned, radioactive landscapes and the ruins of power plants are possessed by a haunting power in this visually stunning and suggestive work from one of the most significant names in Chinese art cinema.
Liang Zhao / Hong Kong SAR China, Netherlands, France / 2021 / 96 min
An expedition into the Earth's interiors from the deepest cave in Europe turns into a singular and magical film experience in the hands of former CPH:DOX winner Michelangelo Frammartino.
Michelangelo Frammartino / Italy, France, Germany / 2021 / 93 min
Jane by Charlotte
Charlotte Gainsbourg's film about her mother Jane Birkin is an intimate mother/daughter story of the rarest kind. A film about life and death, art and love, with two remarkable women in front of the camera.
Charlotte Gainsbourg / France / 2021 / 90 min
Georges Bataille's childhood reimagined in a dark and enigmatic film that stages the formative years of the French thinker and writer in free form. The backbone is a rare radio interview with Bataille, whose voice echoes like a ghost in the twilight.
Antoni Collot / France / 2021 / 90 min
Mariner of the Mountains
Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz travels to his father's native Algeria to investigate his origins in one of last year's great Cannes films. Cinematic autofiction told in both photography and film.
Karim Aïnouz / Brazil, France, Germany / 2021 / 98 min
What to do with 'problematic' art and literature created in 'another time'? Ruth Beckermann gives us a possible answer in her performative Berlinale winner, based on a 1906 pornographic novel.
Ruth Beckermann / Austria / 2022 / 100 min
The Icelandic seasons provide the backdrop for a unique experience filmed from one angle over a year, as three children build a tree house. Directed with warmth and humour by Hlynur Pálmason ('Winter Brothers’). From 6 years old.
Hlynur Pálmason / Iceland, Denmark / 2022 / 23 min
Pa Va Hêng (The Dust Of Modern Life)
Vietnam's deep jungles set the scene for three men's ritualistic journey in a magical film that wraps itself around you like a fever dream. Out of the darkness grows an unusual relationship between the travellers.
Franziska von Stenglin / Germany, Vietnam, France / 2021 / 82 min / International Premiere
Can emotions be artificial? Technology and psychology merge in an ethnographic fiction-hybrid from modern Japan, where three adult men have fallen in love with a fictional character from a computer game.
Kaori Kinoshita, Alain Della Negra / France, Japan / 2021 / 88 min
Cameras have long been calibrated and optimised for white skin tone. Three artists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Belgium explore how film technology's invisible bias is linked to historical inequality.
Rosine Mbakam, An van Dienderen, Eléonore Yameogo / Cameroon, Belgium, Burkina Faso / 2021 / 78 min / European Premiere
See You Friday, Robinson
Legendary filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan are 190 years old combined and have never met, but become pen pals via email in a playful game of a film.
Mitra Farahani / France, Switzerland, Iran, Lebanon / 2022 / 97 min
Where does a movie character go when the film ends? Scenes from hundreds of feature films are spliced together in a unique reflection on the film medium and its transience. A work that exists in only one 35mm film print, which is the one shown here.
Charlie Shackleton / United Kingdom / 2021 / 82 min
The Forgotten Ones
The story of Israel's forgotten Jews is the story of a dream that turned into discrimination and segregation. The director follows in his father's footsteps in a film about heritage and exile.
Michale Boganim / France, Israel / 2021 / 93 min
The Invisible Mountain
The finale is psychedelic, and the journey there is a spiritual expedition through strange mountains in the former CPH:DOX winner Ben Russell's mind-bending new work, based on French cult novelist René Daumal.
Ben Russell / United States / 2021 / 83 min
The Tsugua Diaries
Playful, Portuguese meta-film, told like a diary in reverse from three friends' holiday in a country house. An imaginative, colourful and floral postcard from the summer when the world stood still.
Miguel Gomes, Maureen Fazendeiro / Portugal / 2021 / 102 min
The Year of the Everlasting Storm
Seven short films from some of today's most original artists and directors. A love letter to the world and to cinema from a year (soon to be two) of global storm. Documentary, fiction and video art.
Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul / United States, Iran, Chile, Thailand, United Kingdom, Singapore / 2021 / 115 min