After a lifetime in front of the camera lens, 75 year old Benedetta Barzini wants to disappear. Her son, on the other hand, wants more than ever to film her. With this tension at the heart of his film, first time director Beniamino Barrese has made both an intimate, nuanced portrait of an iconoclastic woman, and an enigmatic tract on images, identity and filmmaking itself.
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.
Shen Jianhua is an artist and teacher who has left Shanghai for a remote mountain settlement in rural China. Unfolding like a painting, Up The Mountain is a masterful insight into the social fabric of this village, where the inhabitants are preserving a rich culture.
In this tender insight into the bumpy road of nurse-training, Director of the brilliant Etre et Avoir Nicholas Philibert explores how young students learn to cope with people in their most vulnerable moments Each and Every Moment (De chaque instant).
Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life. In this poetic observational film, documentary master Frederick Wiseman takes us to one such place, Monrovia, Indiana, immersing us in the rhythms and daily life of the place.
An intimate portrait of legendary Swedish film director - Ingmar Bergman. Following a year of his extraordinary work, personal demons and conflicted relationships with women, the film creates an enticing analysis of this most iconic and controversial genius.