Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival


3 pm

Loli Kali Shuba
by Aleksandr Balagura

Ukraine, 2013, 52’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. Sub.

In Romani language, "loli kali shuba" means a red and black coat, but it’s also the nickname given by the Romani children of Trans-Carpathia to ladybirds, and the refrain of some kind of nursery rhyme. A song, recorded by chance twenty years ago, becomes a mystery to be solved by going back to the same location twenty years later. This film is an act of love towards marginal lives and the poetry of simple things such as the capacity of being surprised by a ladybird flying.

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4:30 pm

Onder Vrowen (Among Women)
by Kim Brand

Netherlands, 2013, 51’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Everything you always wanted to know about sex and were afraid to ask…a Zambian woman. The filmmaker comes from the Netherlands to documents an ancient initiation ceremony to marriage life dedicated to women only: an all-female backstage where sex is prepared, learned, discussed, and staged. Because love and sex are too important to be left to incompetent, insecure

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6 pm

Géographie Humaine
by Claire Simon

France, 2013, 101’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. Sub.

Gare du Nord, a huge train station in Paris, full of departing and arriving travellers. The filmmaker and her assistant start talking to these people. One after another, people come out of anonymity and reveal their own identity, through gestures, tales and sensations. A film essay on how to tell stories, and on the thousands of stories which every day and every moment go through the spaces of a big train station.

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9 pm

Lettre à la Mer
by Renaud Perrin, Julien Telle

France/Spain, 2013, 5’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. Sub.

At the end of the Spanish Civil War, two hospital ships stand off Marseille shores hosting hundreds of wounded people coming from the frontline searching for refuge in France. Three hundred letters were sent to those people, but they would never be delivered. They will be later found, decades after, in an archive in Bouches-du-Rhône (France). Drawing inspiration from these precious documents, the two filmmakers shot an original animated documentary using stop-motion and one of the simplest materials: water.

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Hélio Oiticica
by Cesar Oiticica Filho

Brasil, 2013, 94’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

The film allows a unique immersion in the thoughts, the trajectory and the intimacy of Hélio Oiticica, one of the greatest artists Brazil has ever produced. The narration is made by the artist himself who conducts us through one of Brazilian culture’s most fertile periods of time.

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