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Personel

Personel

Poland 1976

DIR Krzysztof Kieślowski

Romek takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist, named Siedlecki, who does not like the final result and takes his problems on Sowa and Romek who defends him.

The Professional: Golgo 13

Contract killer Duke Togo (aka Golgo 13) evades the mafia, corrupt government agents and hired assassins in this anime crime thriller. After rubbing out tycoon Leonard Dawson’s son, Togo is hired to kill a mob boss.

Lover of the Monster

Alex Nijinksi stumbles upon a secret experimental laboratory when he returns to his wife’s ancestral homestead. Work in the lab turns the curious doctor into a Jekyll and Hyde split personality, with the evil alter ago going on a killing rampage in the town which blamed a pair of tramps.

Stalin

Stalin

United States 1992

DIR Ivan Passer

HBO biopic detailing the life and career of the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Ambulatorio

Ambulatorio

Italy 1954

DIR Franco Piavoli

The “Poems in 8mm”, digitally restored, are the first works of Franco Piavoli, made with a simple camera, no crew, no production. Surgery, 1952, “a joke”, “a game” without music and words, but already revealing an artistic sensibility that would soon be revealed in its fullness.

Against the Wind

Clara is a psychiatrist in a Centre for Mental Diseases in Turin. In order to protect herserlf from that blind area that she faces every day, she has built a sheltered universe preserving her from the great emotions of life.

9413

9413

Hong Kong 1998

DIR Francis Ng

In his directorial debut, Francis Ng essays Smash Head, an emotionally bankrupt cop who began his downward spiral when he accidentally killed a hostage during a shootout.

Frammenti

Frammenti

Italy 2012

DIR Franco Piavoli

Fragments of a collaboration between director Franco Piavoli (The Blue Planet, The First Breath of Wind) and students of the Laboratory Making Cinema founded by Marco Bellocchio.

Yotvata

Yotvata

Italy 2007

DIR Corso Salani

The Israeli actress Eliana Schejter wants to escape the metropolitan frenzy of Tel Aviv for “another world”, a world on a more human scale. So she trades the skyscrapers of her ultramodern city for the harsh beauty of the Negev desert and joins a kibbutz.

Pizzicata

Pizzicata

Italy 1996

DIR Edoardo Winspeare

1943, Italy’s Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area’s largest landowner.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky

South Korea 1941

DIR Lee Gyu-hwan

At an underdeveloped area, electricians flock together. Dol-soei, an orphan electrician in the group, secretly admires Soon-ee, the daughter of the town’s barman. Sadly, Soon-ee has feelings for Eun-gi, a handsome electrician.

Sorrell and Son

Sorrell and Son

United States 1927

DIR Herbert Brenon

Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit’s mother deserts husband and child in the boy’s infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take work as a menial. Both his dignity and his health are damaged as he suffers under the exhausting labor.

On Death Row II

On Death Row II

United States 2013

DIR Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog returns to death row to make four more portraits of people on the edge of existence.

About Time

About Time

United Kingdom 2013

DIR Richard Curtis

At the age of 21, Tim learns that the men in his family have the ability to travel back in time. Although he cannot change the course of history, he can change that of his own life, so he decides to improve it by finding a girlfriend…

Journal d’un montage

A documentary made during the post-production phase of Christine Pascal’s last film, Adultère, mode d’emploi (1995), at the Auditoriums de Joinville-le-Pont. Journal d’un montage follows Jacques Comets at work – well before the advent of digital editing and mobile telephones.

The Bear

The Bear

Canada 2013

DIR Daniel Karolewicz

The Bear follows Canadian director Denis Côté and his crew on the set of his latest film, Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2013). A portrait of cinema at work.

Parole e utopia #33 Otar Iosseliani

These excerpts, specially edited for the Locarno Festival, come from a conversation with Otar Iosselianiin his Paris home in the autumn of 2010. The footage forms part of the Parole e utopia project of filmmakers Alberto Momo and Donatello Fumarola.

Ludwig Hohl. Ein Film in Fragmenten

This is an intimate portrait, made a year before his death, of writer Ludwig Hohl. Born in 1904, Hohl was admired by his peers Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (and later, Adolf Muschg and Peter Handke), but has long been neglected.

Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests

Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests

United States 1922

DIR 

Under the direction of Kodak scientist John Capstaff, Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, produced this green-blue and red demonstration reel to showcase the complex Kodachrome color process. It featured leading actresses posing and miming in colorful high fashion.

Bloody Murder

Bloody Murder

France 1974

DIR Etienne Périer

Helena, an antique dealer, and her husband, George, MD, lead a seemingly uneventful existence. However, Helen has a relationship with a friend of her son. And one day when she visits her lover, she discovers her corpse. The man was murdered.