Documentary (official selection - TIFF 2011)
A Tall Man

Director:  Jani Peltonen

Title in English: A Tall Man
Original title: Pitkä mies

2010/ Finland/ Digital Beta/ 19’/ Documentary/ Colour-B&W

Script:  Jani Peltonen; Photography:   Heikki Färm F.S.C; Editing:  Okku Nuutilainen;
Music:  Pietu Korhonen; Sound:  Pietu Korhonen, Kimmo Vänttinen; Producer:  Sami Jahnukainen

Väinö Myllyrinne was one of the first internationally known Finnish celebrities, thanks to his height of nearly 2,5 meters. After his death, Väinö, or rather his figure, became immortal. His journey continues in our collective memory, best reprised by a life-size puppet, which tours the World much like Väinö did when he was still alive. “A Tall Man” pictures Väinö’s endless journey from the glittering European metropolises of the 1930’s to the local supermarkets and museums of today.

Leonids Story

Director: Rainer Ludwings

Title in English: Leonids Story
Original title: Istoriya Leonida

2011/ Germany& Ukraine/ HD/ 18’53’’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Rainer Ludwings; Photography: Rainer Ludwigs, Ruediger Lubricht; Editing: Rainer Ludwings; Animation: Rainer Ludwings; Music: Andre Feldhaus; Sound: Sven Bien; Leading actors: Leonid Korzh, Lyudmilla Korzh; Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska

A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986. Leonid grew up in the village next to the reactor. The catastrophe broke his life, ruined his health, and threatened his unborn child. Yet his work takes him right into the contaminated zone. This animated film tells his story.

The Conversation

Director:  Piotr Sułkowski

Title in English:  The Conversation
Original title:  Rozmowa

2011/ Poland/ MiniDv/ 16’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Piotr Sułkowski; Photography:  Michał Gruszczyński; Editing:  Piotr Sułkowski, Joanna Więckowska; Sound:  Ewa Bogusz; Producer:  Andrzej Bednarek, Piotr Sułkowski

He is serving life imprisonment. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison.Agnieszka and Janusz had met eight years ago writing letters. Until this film they have never seen each other before.

Ethos Process Part II

Director:  Spyros Amiropoulos

Title in English:  Ethos Process Part II
Original title:  Ethos Process Part II

2011/ Greece/ HD/ 17’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Sotiris Zikos; Photography:  Enzo Karanasios; Editing:  Giorgos Angeludis;
Music:  Haris Capetanakis; Sound:  Enzo Karanasios; Leading actors:  Emmy Kontogianidou, Sotiris Zikos; Producer:  Spyros Amiropoulos

An actress, a performance and a psychotherapy session. The vanishing point between a theatrical part and real life.

Puerta De Golpe

Director:  Lucas Bonolo

Title in English:  Puerta De Golpe
Original title: Puerta De Golpe

2011/ Cuba/ HD/ 13’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Lucas Bonolo; Photography: Camilio Soratti; Editing: Tiago Therien; Sound: Sergio F. Borros; Producer:   Camelia Farfán

In a Cuban village called Puerta de Golpe, the documental camera assumes the eye of a stranger, finding a humble community devastated by the last hurricane which passed through two years ago. Among faces, houses and landscapes, another side of the island of Cuba is revealed, filled with silence and solitude. A narrator describes this reality and suggests new meanings for what he sees, while a strange cold wind blows through the town, bringing perhaps another hurricane.

The Infinite Jest

Director:  David Munoz

Title in English:  The Infinite Jest
Original title:  La broma infinita

2011/ Spain/ HD/ 18’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: David Munoz; Photography: David Munoz; Editing: David Munoz; Music:  Ry Cooder, Fran Simon; Sound:  Beltran Rengifo; Leading actors:  Haroon Sheikh, Lucas Galan, Masayuki Fujita, Ertugrul Bozkurtz, Jason Murrison, Omarou Idrissa; Producer:  David Munoz

The economy conditions our lives. Scarcity is a restriction imposed by nature itself. It is not a human invention. It is an unresolved dilemma. An endless fight for survival.


Director: Benet Roman

Title in English: Femei
Original title: Femei

2010/ Romania& Spain/ HD/ 12’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Alejandra Musi, Benet Roman; Photography: Benet Román; Editing: Benet Roman; Music: Frank Rudow; Sound: Roman Benet; Producer: Penélope Cristóbal Casado, María del Puy Alvarado

Femei is a short documentary that responds, through the testimonies of women representing different ages and social classes, how these new European look at the world, what is their daily struggle and what they expect of the future. A look at the current Romanian women and their main challenges.


Director:  Zohar Elefant

Title in English: Sivan
Original title: Sivan

2010/ Israel/ HD/ 13’/ Documentary/ Colour

Photography:  Zohar Elelfant; Producer: Zohar Elelfant;

Sivan is a documentary which diverge the gaze away from the players' movements on a soccer field, focusing instead on the facial expressions of a single viewer. Zohar Elefant turns the camera away from the football match and fixing it on an individual character amidst the crowd serves to lure the viewer into the real drama of the event, which takes place discretely inside the mind of every fan in the gallery.

We're Not In Paradise

Director:  Lendita Zeqiraj

Title in English:  We're Not In Paradise
Original title:  On est pas au paradis

2011/ France/ HD/ 30’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Lendita Zeqiraj; Photography:  Remi Mazet; Editing:  Amir Hamdani, Nidham Farah, Lendita Zeqiraj; Sound:  Pellumb Ballata;  Leading actors:  Fouad Chengui, Retbi, Krucial; Producer: Lendita Zeqiraj;

Blurred and forgotten identity as the pervasive French culture absorbs their North African heritage, growing up in the concrete wastelands of France’s low-income in the suburbs (banlieues), wounded by rejection, the only way left of expressing their rage and pain is rap.


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