Florence October 10th – 17th, 2017

International documentary film festival


Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 3:00PM

by Tommaso Perfetti
Italy, France, 2017, 60’

Vincenzo is a man who carries a lost world in his heart: Yvonnes, his daughter, whom he lost contact with for many years. And the desire to reconquer her. But the streets, drugs, and lifetime friends are still haunting him, not to mention the memories of prison. Is there a condition upon which Vincenzo, soul-body and thinking of such an intimate and universal journey, can meet Yvonnes again, after so many years?

Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 4:30PM

by Florian Kunert
Germany, 2017, 27’

According to the legend, for each child who is born in the world, a brother octopus in the depths of the Indonesian sea also appears. “He becomes our companion for life. We can neither kill nor eat any octopus. If we break this rule then we must ask for forgiveness, or else a gigantic octopus will emerge from the waters and bring misfortune upon us.”” The big transformations that are changing Indonesia are not so powerful and absolute as to erase traditions and legends. They survive in a sort of substratum and resurface all of a sudden, where you would least expect.

Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 4:30PM

by Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Belgium, 2017, 60’

Boli Bana is a film about the Fulani tradition, its rites of passage, and the beliefs of an ethnic group without borders, spread all over the western part of Africa. Following the pace of nature as well as centuries-old rituals, it proposes an immersion of the senses in a universe whose roof is the starred sky and whose border is the circle of the fire that keeps the Fulani warm at night. All the members of this world, men and animals, are imprinted with a sign of belonging and identity.

Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 6:30PM

by by Eric Baudelaire
France, 2017, 102’

The possible story of a man, Aziz, told through the places he traversed: the clinic where he was born in the Parisian suburb of Vitry, the neighborhoods he grew up in, his schools and workplaces. Then, his departure to Egypt, Turkey and the road to Aleppo where he joined the ranks of the al Nusra Front. A journey tracked by a second storyline, made of extracts from a judicial archive: police interrogations, wiretaps, surveillance reports. Documents intertwined with images and sounds to compose a film that pertains less to a singular character, Aziz, than to the architectural, political, social and judicial landscapes in which his story unfolded.

Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 9:00PM

by Sylvain Cruiziat, Mila Zhluktenko
Germany, 2017, 19’

Someone is watching us from above. Constantly. This has gone on for weeks, months, sometimes years. If you live in countries like Yemen or Iraq, your movements may well have been considered suspicious, and your name included in a list along with other equally suspicious individuals. This is the first phase of a military programme that foresees the use of drones to find, fix, and finish specific human targets.

Wednesday, October 11th, La Compagnia, 9:00PM

by Raed Andoni
Palestine, France, Switzerland, Qatar, 2017, 94’

In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate of Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. From fragmentary memory, day after day, they give shape to the interrogation centre they all experienced, and re-enact its stories. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.

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