For fifty years, Lea Tsemel has been defending cases considered lost well in advance. This Israeli human rights activist became famous as defence counsel for Palestinians, including those charged with terrorism. An ally for some, she immediately turned into a deadly enemy for others.
She comes from the land of fiords. Björk’s prodigy and one of the most charismatic vocalists of the young generation – Aurora Aksnes, born 1996, opens the door to her magical world. We see her on tour, creating music and sorting out complicated relations with close collaborators. A portrait of an uncompromising artist who evolves and matures before our eyes at the same time trying to salvage her independent spirit and child-like sensitivity from the dangers of the contemporary music industry.
The Men’s Room
Norway, 2016. A choir of twenty-five middle-aged men are supposed to open for the Black Sabbath concert. They once joked that if one of them died, they would sing together at his funeral. It turns out that Ivar, who has directed the choir for many years, is the first one to go. Despite his cancer diagnosis and worsening condition, he won’t stop preparations for the show.
My Country So Beautiful
The irony of the title stems from the exacerbation of radical sentiments among Poles in recent years. According to the information at the beginning, the film is a “non-chronological documentation of selected social events”. Director juxtaposes rallies, demonstrations and street riots as well as speeches delivered by antifascist organisations.
Portrait of Suzanne
In a small hotel in France, there is a man who tries to satisfy his hunger for love by excessive eating. But no plates of meat, vegetables and fruit can soothe his longing for beloved Susanne. When he goes out in search of food, he accidentally hurts his left foot, which unexpectedly transforms into Susanne.