Features

MUSIC OF LIFE SERIES

 

THE GEOMETRY OF SOUND
Godfather of sound healing in America, Jonathan Goldman, takes us through a journey to harmonize through sound.

THE SINGING FIELD
Chloe Goodchild introduces us to the mystical power of the human voice.


LOVE ME FOREVER: 60min

Every year hundreds of women from all over the world move to Israel to follow love. We explore the different stages of their journey as they embark upon the challenges that will eventually determine their lives and their future together. With a rare ‘behind the scenes’ look at the contradictions of Israeli society today, this film presents a moving, sometimes funny, sometimes ironic tale of what it means to become Israeli and asks the question, are interfaith marriages changing the landscape of Israeli society today?


BAD WEATHER: 82min

A feature documentary that in 2009 was only a twinkle in our eyes. It has since become an international co-production which we are pleased to be presenting at festivals all around the world.

Awards:

WINNER – Best Italian Doc of 2012
WINNER – Doc It Professional Award
WINNER – Best Doc and FIPRECI Critics Awards at Flahertiana
NOMINATED – Best Feature Doc at IDFA 2011

It’s a film about a community of prostitutes living with their families on a tiny atoll of land on the Bay of Bengal which is sinking. We spent a few months with the women filming them closely and it is an experience that has marked all of our lives. I produced this feature with two remarkable co-producers, Heino Deckert of Deckert Films and Brian Hill of Century Films. I am very grateful for their generosity and commitment to the film. Special thanks also goes to Martin Pieper of ZDF ARTE who commissioned the film.

“In the social heterotopia of the island bordello of Banishanta, madness, destiny, love, the body, social demands and childhood take on unexpected – and sometimes contradictory – features that are nonetheless intensely vivid and authentic. By using these universal themes as a guiding star, the film tells the story of a few women of the island in order to paint a collective fresco of this extraordinary, and precarious, community of sexual workers.” Dir. Giovanni Giommi

The film is being shown at the following festivals, but if you’ve missed it, it will be broadcast on ZDF in the fall, and on ARTE, YLE, NRK and Belgian TV.

DOK LEIPZIG 2011 : Official Selection International Competition Documentary Film
IDFA 2011 AMSTERDAM : VPRO IDFA Nomination for Best Feature-Length Documentary.
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2011 : Special Mention Ucca Prize
DOCPOINT 2012 HELSINKY/TALLINN : Thicker Than Water – FAMILY PORTRAITS
Nomination CINEMA FOR PEACE Award Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2012
ZAGREB.DOX 2012: Special Mention “Movies that Matter”
MILANO FESTIVAL CINEMA AFRICANO-ASIA-AMERICA LATINA 2012:Extr’A
DOCUMENTARY EDGE FESTIVAL 2012 Auckland/Wellington: World Cinema
LE VOCI DELL’INCHIESTA 2012 : Pordenone
VISIONS DU REEL Nyon 2012 : Eurodoc – A Study Case
DOC AVIV Tel Aviv 2012 : International Competition
PLANET+DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2012 Warsaw/Wroclaw : Timespace
BELLARIA FILM FESTIVAL 2012 : Prize “Italia Doc” Best Italian Documentary
GALWAY FILM FLEADH 2012 : Feature Documentary
PÄRNU FILM FESTIVAL 2012: Nomination for the best documentary on survival of indigenous people’s.
CHENNAI WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2012
FLAHERTIANA International Documentary Film Festival 2012, Perm, Russia: Winner Best International Documentary and Winner FIPRESCI Critics Award.
VANCOUVER IFF 2012, Canada
MARGARET MEAD Film Festival 2012, New York
“ânûû-rû âboro” (A man’s shadow) film festival 2012, Pwêêdi Wiimîâ, New-Caledonia; International Competition.

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NINJAS DU JAPON: 86min

Ninjas was my first collaboration with Giovanni Giommi, the director of Bad Weather. The story follows a group of Japanese semi-professional cyclists as they attempt the Tour Du Faso, in Burkina Faso. It is ultimately the story of the clashing of two worlds as we are taken on a fraught and surprising journey from Japan to Africa.

Ninjas won Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival 2008 and Best Social Documentary in Shanghai 2008.


MEGUNICA: 80min