From philosophical essays on the nature of time to intimate testimonies of love, passion for art and combating contemporary diseases – the review programme, prepared by Against Gravity, is a story of many themes about people struggling with their own biological physicality and trying to find a place in the technology-driven world.
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Dancing with Maria
(dir. Ivan Gergolet, Italy/ Argentina/ Slovenia, 2014, 74’)
Maria Fux is a 90-year-old Argentinian dancer. She has her own dance studio in the heart of Buenos Aires, where – despite her old age – she still practices and teaches dancing, which leaves people amazed with her grace and the energy typical for a much younger person. She conducts classes for people of different ages and backgrounds, men and women alike, with various types of physical disabilities. When dancing, each of them struggles with the hardest task in life: the fight with own limitations – very often limitations they are even unaware of.
Fri 2:00 p.m.
Sat 4:30 p.m.
(dir. Christian Sønderby Jepsen, Denmark, 2015, 98’)
Jacob Nossell is a 27-year-old student of journalism and a comedian suffering from cerebral palsy. The film documents a struggle of a psychically healthy person imprisoned in a not-so-healthy body, who wants to understand his destiny and show that his life is worth something.
Fri 3:30 p.m.
Sun 5:30 p.m.
The Swedish Theory of Love
(dir. Erik Gandini/, Sweden, 2015, 76’)
In 1972 in Sweden, the Socialist Party published a manifesto entitled „Family of the Future”, in which they presented a vision of the future with independent and equal people in the world devoid of any economic dependence. Today it turns out that independence also has a dark side: almost 25% of Swedish citizens die in loneliness. It seems that the state is able to provide them everything except for the possibility to be with other people.
Fri 5:30 p.m.
Sat 6:00 p.m.
The End of Time
(dir. Peter Mettler, Canada/ Switzerland, 2012, 109’)
The end of time. The director shows that time is just an idea that we allowed to be imposed on us – and that there are other methods of looking at time, measuring and experiencing it based on something different than the traditional clock and the Stock Exchange bell.
Fri 7:30 p.m.
Sat 12:00 p.m.
My Love, Don’t Cross That River
(dir. Jin Mo-young, South Korea, 2013, 86’)
The biggest commercial success in the history of South Korean documentary cinema. 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man and 89-year-old Kang Kye-yeol have been married for 76 years. They live in a mountain village Hoengseong, in the Gangwon province of South Korea. The wife gave birth to 12 children, they have already buried six of them but their marital relationship is still full of youthful joy and tenderness.
Sat 2:30 p.m.
Sun 7:30 p.m.
Forget Me Not
(dir. David Sieveking, Germany, 2012, 88’)
David Sieveking presents a portrait of his mother, who – as millions of people in Europe – suffers from the Alzheimer disease and slowly forgets the world we’re living in. Changes which the mother’s illness inevitably brings about force the whole family to go through the relations between the family members, to reveal conflicts and animosities that have so far been deeply hidden, and, above all, to try to find solutions to them.
Sat 8:00 p.m.
(dir. Bregtje van der Haak, Holand, 2015, 53’)
The Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology is a leading research facility, which employs 4000 young, perfectly educated, English-fluent scientists, who test DNA on plants, people and animals. The aim of this research is to create a world where we will be able to freely alter and adjust the human IQ, plan the sex and talents of a future child, as well as clone people and animals without any problems.
Sun 12:00 p.m.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
(dir. Werner Herzog, USA, 2016, 97’)
In his latest film, Werner Herzog looks at the development of the Internet. The journey starts in a room at the University of California, where in 1969 the first e-mail was sent. According to many scientists, this was the beginning of a new era – the digital era. Herzog thoroughly analyses that era in his own individual, warm and ironic style.
Sun 1:30 p.m.
Children in the Age of ADHD
(dir. Erlend E. Mo, Denmark/ Norway, 2013, 87’)
In the film, we meet three protagonists: Wiktor, Martine and Marino, who all suffer from ADHD. They attend a normal school but go to special classes with a programme of alternative ADHD treatment. It is based on an attempt to find out more about and understand the challenges and opportunities created by the individual nature of ADHD children.
Sun 3:30 p.m.
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