Florence November 28th – December 5th 2014

International documentary film festival

  • 6 kroków
    6 Degrees

    Poland 2014 81'
    Directed by: Bartosz Dombrowski
    According to a famous, between each one of us and any other person in the world there is a maximum of 6 degrees of separation. This film wants to prove it: can a randomly chosen person reach another one, in any part of the world, following just six passages? What do a randomly chosen Polish young punk singer and Mexican farmer have in common?

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    2014 Saturday, November 29th, Spazio Alfieri, 5:00 pm

  • Eugène Gabana - Le Pétrolier

    France/Belgium 2014 59'
    Directed by: Jeanne Delafosse, Camille Plagnet
    You can’t control Eugéne. He is fierce and decided as the other 20 years old people of Ouagadougou, the city in Burkina Faso where he lives and studies, with more intensity and courage. The economic difficulties and his bad health do not hinder him. He just takes up his everyday tools allowing him to get some money, together with his enthusiast smile, and goes on like this.

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    2014 Thursday, December 4th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:30 pm

  • Je suis Femen
    I'm Femen

    Switzerland 2014 95'
    Directed by: Alain Margot
    Oksana Shachko is a Femen. The film offers a multi-faceted portrait of the young woman, uncovering the dreamer, the impassioned militant, and the sensitive artist. By observing the careful work that precedes all actions of protest, we understand the explosive force of the movement. This energy intervenes in the contemporary situation by way of well-studied actions and checkmates the obtuseness of the media.

    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 10:00 pm

  • Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens

    France 2014 54'
    Directed by: Cédric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz
    Along the Ganges river they are getting ready for the Sonepur Fair. Men with mustaches debate on the speed of their horses; young skinny kids build stages and cages while others take care of their acrobatic bikes; dancers wear makeup and exercise, with colorful costumes. All around: the feverish tingling of the crowds.
    A film with the pace and the shape of ecstasy: faces illuminated by the excitement, and bodies moved by the frenzy of the euphoria.

    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 5:30 pm

  • Les Règles du Jeu
    Rules of the Game

    France 2014 106'
    Directed by: Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard
    Lolita doesn't like to smile. Kevin doesn't know how to sell. Hamid doesn't like his boss. They are 20 years old without a diploma and looking for a job. For six months the coaches of a Job Center try to teach them the "Rules of the Game": the attitude to have and the language to use in order to get a job today. Observing this training, the film reveals the absurdity of the rules, which, however, you cannot escape.

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    2014 Monday, December 1st, Spazio Alfieri, 6:15 pm

  • Pixadores

    Finland 2014 93'
    Directed by: Amir Arsames Escandari
    Pixadores is a film about a group of young men living on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. They live for pixação, a unique form of street art originating from São Paulo. The pixadores write cryptic messages in the most inaccessible places they can find, such as high up on tall buildings, where they climb risking their life. They revolt against society, which wants them invisible, with their slogans painted on the city walls at nighttime.

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    2014 Friday, December 5th, Spazio Alfieri, 5:00 pm

  • Srok
    The Term

    Russia/Estonia 2014 83'
    Directed by: Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksei Pivovarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev
    In 2012, Putin won his third term and the streets in Moscow filled with people, screams, banners, and actions of all kinds. Cross-media platforms were activated to collect visual materials representing several points of view of this huge, diverse protest. Politics, however, is just one of the places where the leaders of tomorrow are trained: they also cope with love, fear, and sorrow just like anybody else.

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    2014 Saturday, November 29th, Odeon, 3:30 pm

  • The Visitor

    Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland 2014 79'
    Directed by: Katarina Schröter
    The shadow of a black-dressed woman follows you. She watches you, she never loses her composure. She’s looking for you, she waits, and she makes some of the gestures you usually do, not to imitate you but to ‘feel’ you. A camera is shooting. This film unravels that the precariousness of personal relationship pervading the encounters of the present-day metropolitan citizen cannot defeat the intense sharing of experience, as well as that which happens when individuals finally do meet.

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    2014 Sunday, November 30th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:30 pm


    Poland 2014 46'
    Directed by: Paweł Łoziński
    What are the limits of personal sacrifice? The film tells the story of a match factory worker who takes up a remarkable challenge. We observe several crucial months in her life, as she attempts to turn her dreams into reality. It's the story of extraordinary transformation. About love that gives her life meaning.

    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 3:00 pm

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