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SUNDAY SESSIONS

Inspiring films from auteurs, artists and adventurers

AMA-SAN

Dir: Claudia Varejão

In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula of Japan a group of women free-dive everyday not knowing what they’ll find. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.

EARTH

Dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

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.

UP THE MOUNTAIN

Dir: Yang Zhang

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.  

EACH AND EVERY MOMENT

Dir: Nicolas Philibert

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).

MONROVIA, INDIANA

Dir: Frederick Wiseman

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.

BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE

Dir: Jane Magnusson

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.

OUR NEW PRESIDENT

Dir: Maxim Pozdorovkin

Composed entirely of found online footage, Maxim Pozdorovkin’s jaw-dropping fever-dream of a documentary tracks the 2016 US election through the lens of the Russian propaganda machine.