Freigang (Deutschland, 2019, Martin Winter). Fiction. 35:00. 16+
Single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at six pm.
Russia, 2019, Pavel Pantin. Fiction . 29:59. 12+
Who will comfort you after your first loss? Of course, father. Dad can easily make you laugh, a cheerful, full of life man that makes every day with him a holiday. Even the funeral of common dove-birdy turns into a performance with thurible and holy water. The Dove is buried according to the traditions, and it’s a miracle! It flies out of the ground. Maybe there’s nothing horrible in death and everyone who dies gets to Heaven.
For Yana dad – is best on Earth… But none for everyone. For most he is a descended man: nobody wants to deal with him. A drunkard that is speeding toward the abyss. And when he dies only Yana misses him. Yana imagines that her Dad like a dove will ascend to Heaven. But miracles happen rarely. And, maybe not everyone is worth a place in Heaven?
Russia, 2019, Sasha Vasiliev. 4:30. Animation. 6+
An old lady loves and waits for her dear relatives. And relatives come. There are a bit strange, but it is only at first glance.
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Canada, Samiramis Kia, 2019. Fiction . 12:29. 18+
In this family drama, a Russian immigrant couple do all they can to provide help to their daughter while facing their differences.
Deutschland/Germany, Sandra Schröder, 2019 . Fiction . 18:03. 16+
A woman, a dog, a revolver: Rik has lost everything and wants to put an end to her life in the forest. As her dog disappears into the thicket, Rik has to fight nature itself. The only way for her to win is by confronting her demons.
Russia, Ivan Sosnin, 2019. Fiction . 18:35. 16+
A young guy Sasha runs into a second-class car of a long-distance train with a guitar in a case. He, like many other musicians, tried to conquer Moscow, but failed. Sasha settles in a compartment to an adult shift officer Ivan returning home. For a long time on the way, the heroes manage to become friends, write songs, create their own musical group and perform on the platforms in several cities. But what will happen to their group when Ivan leaves at his station?
Germany, Robin Lochmann, 2019. Animation . 15:00. 16+
In a forgotten village, where everyone is cut from the same cloth, a new, self-proclaimed leader arrives changing the local way of life. Dividing lines are carved out as the once unified society is torn and segregated. THEM is a cautionary tale of misguided ideologies, destructive leadership and of being an outsider. But most importantly, it is a film about celebrating what we have in common rather than what separates us.
Russia, Iana Osman, 2019. Experimental . 14:52. 12+
SRAI is an invented derivative of the Russian word “paradise” and “impurity” / “shame” This is a film about our path – from creation through exile to shame. This is a film about us being afraid of ourselves and ashamed of our own shame. Every year the Moscow authorities turn off hot water in residential buildings for 2 weeks. Moscow residents have to warm water in kettle or go bathing to their relatives and friends. During the next shutdown of water in the summer of 2019, the author installs bathtubs, showers and tracks with hot water right in Moscow courtyard – turning the whole district into total installation – one large communal bathroom.
Russia, Polina Naboka, 2019. Video poetry . 3:26. 16+
The film is based on the poem by Boris Ryzhy “Like James Joyce through his Dublin, I’ll pass…”.
Deutschland / Germany, Şıvan Kayaş, 2020. Experimental . 8:53. 18+
ORPHEUS has had a long and intensive relationship with EURYDICE. He tries to live on, but cannot forget her. He becomes more and more melancholic every day. One morning Eurydice appears to him in a vision. Every detail in his life reminds him of her. Although he tries to forget Eurydice through another woman (MARIA), he does not feel ready for a new Love. In his desperation, the boundaries between dream and reality become blurred.