Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival


10 am

Costa da Morte
by Lois Patiño

Spain, 2013, 81’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Costa da morte is a Galician region in Spain and, during the Roman Empire, was considered as the place where the world ends. It is a location in which the earth, the sky and the rocks dominate the landscape. Its inhabitants seem immersed in a sort of eternity in which life is directly bound to the place. How to film this environment and its inhabitants? How to film this life? the film works on those question by making, take after take, an animated portrait of time and space, of bodies and territory being able to create animated portraits, full of life and time.

Ore 11:30

La Parka
by Gabriel Serra

Mexico, 2013, 29’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Details of metallic machinery, cages, mechanisms. A cold and swift repetitive movement. Animal bodies, one after another, alternating, they can also be recognized thanks to some details: a back, a tail; the representation of a slaughter house and of a consciousness, the one of a man who has been working there for years. Words and images become a flow of thoughts on life and death, on aspirations, disappointments, traumas and dreams.

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Alba de un Recuerdo
by Camila Rodríguez Triana

Colombia, 2013, 15’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Alba is a 75 years old woman who lives alone in the present time but lives in the company of his daughter Alai in the time of memory, which never leaves her. Everyday objects, children’s drawings, old toys accompany Alba in a continuous journey between the present and the past that is still alive.

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Sto Pharmakeio
by Myrna Tsapa

Greece, 2013, 41’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

The meticulous daily life in a pharmacy in Athens, from 2010 to 2012, during the crisis that grips the Greek society. Through the dialogues between the owner, the employee and the few customers, we sense the escalation of the drama that takes place outside, with an every day more significant impact on ordinary lives. Without ever leaving the small local pharmacy, the film manages to tell an atmosphere and a condition common in Greece today.

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3 pm

ÖDLAND - Damit Keiner Das So Mitbemerkt
(Wasteland - So that no one becomes aware of it)
by Anne Kodura

Germany, 2013, 79’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

In the outskirts of a German town, between passing sheep and an old Soviet military base turned into a housing project, where the buses only come three times a day, Aya, Momo and Mustafa, three children of families who have taken refuge in Germany, spend their summer. Between freedom and restrictions, between desires for a better future and the uncertainty of the present, between play with friends and the threat of being repatriated at any time, these children could not do other than live in a suspended time and in an uncertain world.

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4:30 pm

by Martín Solá

Argentina/New Caledonia/Palestine, 2013, 75’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Hamdan is a Palestinian militant who was jailed for 15 years. We discover his story through his own words. What was his experience? How can cinema represent it? These are the questions that underlie a film which not only intends to reconstruct a story, but also to investigate feelings, the experience of a radical past and the memories of past experiences that remain in places, voices and faces.

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6:15 pm

WIP – Working in Progress
by Simona Risi

Italy, 2013, 50’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

In Trapani, a group of shipyard workers after the dismissal occupies the tanker "Marettimo" for six months. In Latina, a group of workers, for the same reason, occupies the factory for a year. Two parallel stories about the crisis of the work, depicted in the same phase: the end of the occupation. The filmmaker offers a refined, intelligent and complete exploratory system, which dilates the time of today’s reality chronicle in order to photograph the very deep change in our world.

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7:30 pm

Buenos Dias Resistencia
by Adrián Orr

Spain, 2013, 20’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

David has the difficult task of getting his ‘team’ ready at the crack of dawn – three children who must go to school. The frenzy of peremptory and nervous instructions and the importunate or silent submissiveness of the still sleepy children conceal how precious it is to care for children every day. Every day a battle, an adventure, an unexpected occurrence. Every day the need to resist.

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9 pm

Notícias da Rainha
by Ana Johann

Brazil, 2013, 20’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

In an original combination of autobiographical documentary and theatrical performance, the news of the queen is spread on the boards of a stage that is reduced to the essential and populated by objects that are just as obsolete as evocative. Deliciously old fashion special effects re-create the “ambient sounds” which have always represented the magic of radio and which become the soundtrack of this modern fable: the story of Lucia Cecília Kubis, Queen of Brazilian radio.

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by Mika Mattila

Finland/China, 2013, 89’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Two Chinese artists, two identities in crisis: the giant of contemporary Chinese art Wang Guangyi - considered the ‘”Andy Warhol of China” - and the young and promising Gang Liu. Through their lives and their parallel destinies Chimeras tells us about a time when aspirations come into conflict with the sense of identity and the values of modern China.

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