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EXODUS
Genre: Road movie, Social issues, Documentary
Run Time: 105 min
Language: ARABIC, ENGLISH, BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE, GERMAN
Director(s): Hank LEVINE
Screenplay/Writer(s): Hank LEVINE
Producer(s): Hank LEVINE (Hank Levine Film), Andrea BARATA RIBEIRO (O2 FILMES), Fernando MEIRELLES (O2 FILMES), Fernando SAPELLI (O2 FILMES)
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: 1 - 3 M$
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: BRAZIL, GERMANY
 
EXODUS tells intimate refugees stories from different parts of the world, whom we followed the personal journey for two years. Napuli, a political activist, had to flee South Sudan via Uganda to Germany, where she is fighting for the right to stay. Tarcha, born in Western Sahara, escaped to Algeria in 1975 because of the Moroccan invasion and lived in refugee camps ever since. Born in Syria, Dana arrived in Brazil via Turkey and is desperate to reunite her family in Canada. Nizar, a Palestinian-Syrian, is on his journey from Brazil via Cuba to Europe, where he is hoping to find refuge and bring his family. Bruno, from Togo, spent 9 years in German camps, until he was finally able to legalize and now helps other refugees. Lahtow and Mahka from Kachin, Myanmar, left due to the ongoing military conflict and even though located in a war zone, Mahka visits his abandoned home with his family. Our protagonists’ stories are told in parallel following their personal journey. The narration was written by novelist and poet Taiye Selasi (“Ghana must go”). The rtist Hauschka composed the music.
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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 93 min
Language: French
Director(s): Raoul PECK
Producer(s): Rémi GRELLETY (VELVET FILM), Patrick QUINET (ARTÉMIS PRODUCTIONS), Joelle BERTOSSA (CLOSE UP FILMS)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: France
 
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, Director Raoul Peck's I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image (and reality) of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
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HAROLD AND LILLIAN : A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
Genre: Romance/Documentary
Run Time: 100 min
Language: English
Director(s): Daniel RAIM
Delivery Status: Completed
 
The inspiring love story between storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson spanned sixty years, during which they created some of Hollywood's most iconic examples of visual storytelling.
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LES SAUTEURS
AKA THOSE WHO JUMP
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 82 min
Language: French, Bambara
Director(s): Moritz SIEBERT, Estephan WAGNER, Abou Bakar SIDIBE
Producer(s): Heidi elise CHRISTENSEN (FINAL CUT FOR REAL), Signe byrge SORENSEN (FINAL CUT FOR REAL), Christina ROSENDAHL (DANISH FILM INSTITUTE), Mette HOFFMANN MEYER (DR)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: Denmark
 
In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above, live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the fence separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them - the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly attempted to jump the fence. At the fence, the other important and terrifying entity of the Film, they have to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugu, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return. Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation. "When filming I feel that I exist". But after 16 months on the mountain, Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe. THOSE WHO JUMP, ultimately a film about making a Film, is Abou's portrayal of the human struggle for dignity and freedom on one of the World's most militarized frontiers.
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THE LAST RESORT
AKA L'ULTIMA SPIAGGIA
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Run Time: 135 min
Language: Italian
Director(s): Thanos ANASTOPOULOS, Davide DEL DEGAN
Producer(s): Nicoletta ROMEO (MANSARDA PRODUCTION), Stella THEODORAKIS (FANTASIA AUDIOVISUAL LTD), Guillaume DE SEILLE (ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: Italy, Greece, France
 
The Last Resort describes the lives stories of beach-goers revolving around a very popular beach located in Trieste, in the Northeast of Italy, where a wall still separates men from women. A film about boundaries, identities and discrimination.
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YOUNG WRESTLERS
AKA GENC PEHLIVANLAR
Genre: Children's, Documentary
Run Time: 90 min
Language: Turkish
Director(s): Mete GUMURHAN
Producer(s): Aydin DEHZAD (Kaliber Film), Aslı AKDAG (Kaliber Film)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: Netherlands, Turkey
 
The 26 boys living at the sports academy in the Turkish province of Amasya will endure a lot to realize their wrestling dream.
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SHADOW WORLD
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90 min
Language: English
Director(s): Johan Grimonprez (director of Double Take and Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y)
Screenplay/Writer(s): Andrew Feinstein
CoProduction Partner(s): Emmy Oost for Onomatopee Films and Sygne Byrge for Final Cut for Real ApS & the Danish Film Institute, ITVS (USA), DR, SVT, YES, RTS
Producer(s): Anadil Hossain for Dillywood, Joslyn Barnes for Louverture Films, Driss Benyaklef for Dillywood, USA
Agent: WIDE HOUSE
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: 1 million euros
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: USA/Bnx/Dk
 
SHADOW WORLD is a feature documentary revealing how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. In the belief that emotional connection through storytelling is the key to inspiring, empowering and engaging audiences, the approach of this documentary is to sensitize and galvanize audiences through a combination of character-driven narratives, contextualized in a riveting exploration of the root causes of our perceived needs for armaments, which have been used to justify every aspect of this trade. The arms trade - as the business that literally counts its wins and losses in human lives - is perhaps the most dramatic and compelling symptom of a much more profound illness.
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CHEER UP
Genre: Children's, Documentary
Run Time: 75 minutes
Language: Finnish / English
Director(s): Christy Garland
Producer(s): Liisa Juntunen (Napafilms Oy)
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Miia, the ambitious coach of Finland's worst competitive cheerleading team, is sick of losing and stuck in Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle. So she takes a trip to the motherland, Texas, where she's inspired by the American mindset and focus of the world's best cheerleaders. Returning to Finland a tougher coach, she pushes her girls to the breaking point… but is that what the team really wants?
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MAN FALLING
AKA MAND FALDER
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 107 minutes
Language: Danish/English
Director(s): Anne REGITZE WIZEL
Producer(s): Sigrid DYEKJAER (DANISH DOCUMENTARY)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Denmark
 
A brain injury after a fall forces Per Kirkeby - one of Denmark's most famous artists - to stop painting. In an instant, Kirkeby loses his life's foundation as well as his ability to work. No longer able to see colors, he cannot orient himself in the large canvases that made him a figurehead for Danish and international contemporary art. "Man Falling" is the story about Per Kirkeby's universe - marked by deep melancholy as well as astounding beauty; a story about a personal struggle for life and work, a return to the universal language of painting that has been his way to get his visual and emotional impulses out. Per Kirkeby is one of Denmark's greatest and most famous painters worldwide. He has an unusual and extremely rare linguistic gift. The film contains a continuous series of registrations and reflections on what human life means; a passion for leaving a mark and being present until the end.
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WE'LL BE ALRIGHT
AKA BREF MANUEL DE LIBERATION
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 77 min
Language: Russian
Director(s): Alexander KUZNETSOV
Screenplay/Writer(s): Alexander KUZNETSOV
Producer(s): Rebecca HOUZEL (PETIT A PETIT PRODUCTION)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2016
Countries of Origin: France
 
In Siberia, Russia, Alexander Kuznetsov follows Yulia & Katia who went from an orphanage to a neuropsychiatric institution. Deprived of freedom, work and family, they had no say in it and getting those fundamental rights back is a long and painful bureaucratic process. WE'LL BE ALRIGHT is their path to freedom.
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OUR LAST TANGO
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 85 min
Language: Spanish
Director(s): German Kral
CoProduction Partner(s): Birgit Rothörl, Josef Brandmeier
Executive Producer(s): Wim Wenders, Rodrigo Furth, Jakob Abrahamson
Producer(s): Nils Dünker Dieter Horres, German Kral
Cast: Juan Carlos Copes, Maria Noves
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: 620 000€
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Germany, Argentina
 
Our Last Tango is above all a love story. A story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango. María Nieves Rego (80) and Juan Carlos Copes (83) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. In all those years they loved and hated each other and went through several painful separations but always got back together. No other man danced like Juan and no other woman danced like María! Eventually, he left her for good for a woman 20 years younger with whom he fathered two children. Now, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion. In Our Last Tango Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tangochoreographies. These beautifully-shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.
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PORNO E LIBERTA
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 78min
Language: Italian
Director(s): Carmine Amoroso
Screenplay/Writer(s): Carmine Amoroso
Composer: Fabrizio Fornaci
CoProduction Partner(s): Francesco Costabile
Executive Producer(s): Carmine Amoroso, Paolo Ferrari, Patrizio La Bella
Producer(s): Patrizia Zoratti
Cast: Lasse Braun, Riccardo Schicchi, Giampiero Mughini, Giuliana Gamba, Fiorella Etro, Francesco Coniglio, Lidia Ravera, Judith Malina, Helena Velena, Illona Staller
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: 160 000€ ; Italy
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Italy
 
PORNO E LIBERTA Porn to be free is the first documentary giving an insight on the Italian 70’s and tracing porn’s incredible genesis from the first magazines, photoshoots, censorship issues to its political and social repercussions — such as the election of Porn-star Ilona Staller (Cicciolina), the first to become parliament’s member. It also offers food for thought about the 70’s & 80’s periods, years of transformations in which, pornography became a tool of protest and liberation, a real language. The documentary brings to light a wide range of exclusive materials and interviews – pornographers, porn stars, writers, intellectuals, philosophers and feminists, from Lasse Braun to Riccardo Schicchi, from Marco Pannella to Ilona Staller, from Helena Velena to Judith Malina – who recall and recount what deserves to be defined as the most important sexual revolution in decades.
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ELISABETH VIGEE LE BRUN : A TOUCH OF GRACE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90 min
Language: French
Director(s): Arnaud Xainte
Screenplay/Writer(s): Arnaud Xainte
Producer(s): Illégitime Défense (Arnaud Xainte)
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: France
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: France
 
« Between two centuries as at the confluence of two rivers». These words of Chateaubriand seem to be written for Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. Born in 1755 and died in 1842, Louise-Elisabeth lived numerous periods, thanks to her exceptional longevity. Official painter of Marie Antoinette, whose portrait she painted 30 times, she knew eight political systems, two revolutions, painted more than 660 portrayals, and received in her salon the whole political and artistic intelligentsia of the late 18th century until 1840. She fled the revolution in October 1789, for a 13 year long exile, going through Italia, Russia, Austria, England, and Switzerland. Everywhere, she was received by all the greatest courts of Europe and, besides posterity, was paid the highest fees of her time. The freedom of Elisabeth, nonetheless an 18th century woman, echoes strongly with today’s women struggle, being the first French female painter to be recognized around the world.
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LE CONCOURS
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Run Time: 100
Language: French
Director(s): Claire Simon
Producer(s): Andolfi
Agent: WIDE HOUSE
Delivery Status: Post Production
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: FRANCE
 
With PLACE AUX JEUNES the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…"
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LIFE AND DEATH OF MAX LINDER
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90 min
Language: French
Director(s): Edward Porembny
Producer(s): AMP Polska
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: In Production
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Poland, France
 
Only a few people, passionate of cinema’s history, know who Max Linder was. The only monument named after him is the beautiful Parisian cinema called Max Linder Panorama. However, Max Linder was the first international movie star, earning fortunes in Europe and in America, venerated by millions of fans on both continents. It was on the basis of Linder’s created character – a resourceful and gallant boulevardier finding his way out of every situation – that Charlie Chaplin started his career. Why didn’t he survive his predecessor’s fame?
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LUCHA MEXICO
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 100 min
Language: Spanish, English
Director(s): Alexandria Hammond, Ian Markiewicz
Producer(s): Children Production
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: USA
 
The tradition of Lucha Libre has thrilled Mexican audiences for generations. A weekly wrestling show where flesh and blood superheroes survive the extreme highs and lows of a life spent sacrificing their bodies for entertainment. LUCHA MEXICO steps into the ring, pulls back the iconic mask, and allows a cast of fan-favorite Lucha Stars to reveal a powerful look into the beating heart of Mexico.
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THE SEVENTH FIRE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 78 min
Language: English
Director(s): Jack Pettibone Riccobone
Executive Producer(s): Natalie Portman, Chris Eyre
Producer(s): All rights Reserved
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: USA
 
Terrence Malick presents this haunting nonfiction film about the Native American gang crisis. When Rob Brown, a Native gang leader on a remote Indian reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must reckon with his past while his 17-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most feared Native gangster on the reservation.
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MISFITS
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 74 min
Language: English
Director(s): Jannik Splidsboel
Screenplay/Writer(s): Jannik Splidsboel
Producer(s): Sonntag Pictures
Agent: WIDE HOUSE
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Denmark, Sweden
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, a tiny youth center called OpenArms Youth Project is squeezed in between two of the city's two thousand churches. The center welcomes young LGBT kids between thirteen and nineteen, who have decided to come out in a very religious society. But the prize for being yourself is high - and you end up becoming a MISFIT.
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MEANWHILE, IN BEIRUT
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 75 min
Language: English
Director(s): Felipe Monroy
Producer(s): Adok Films
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Switzerland
 
Lea is a 30 year old transsexual, a shemale, in the Hamra district of Beirut. In Liban, transsexuality is prohibited by law. The transgender community is constantly threatened which leads her to live at night, working as an escort girl and locked in her apartment at the Hotel Stars. She refuses to be a victim of her condition and finds a way to an existence that resembles as much as possible a "normal" life, the life of everyone...
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ULYANA LOPATKINA : A RUSSIAN STAR
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90 min
Language: Russian, French, English
Director(s): Marlène Ionesco
Producer(s): Delange Productions
Agent: Wide House
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: France
 
Born in 1973 is a small Ukrainian village, Ulyana Lopatkina reveals herself as a precocious dancer and enters the prestigious Vaganova Academy in Saint-Petersburg from which she graduates with a Grand Prix in 1991. This is when she starts collaborating with the Marinski theatre where she quickly becomes a Prima Ballerina with incredible performances. Injured, she will stop dancing for two years and come back with more insurance and more characters personification. She then triumphs with Swan Lake and according to specialized critics, she is to date the most beautiful swan they ever seen in the history of classical ballet.
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MAIKO: DANCING CHILD
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 70 & 58 min
Language: English, Norwegian and Japanese
Director(s): Aase Svenheim Drivenes
Producer(s): Sant & Usant
Agent: WIDE HOUSE
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Norway
 
Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14 year old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. She knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Today Maiko is 32 on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. Maiko is not a young dancer anymore and talented newcomers are longing for her position. Competition is getting tougher when Maiko decides to start a family... We follow Maiko at a breaking point in her life, where she is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.
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