Krakow Film Festival 2024

The new barbarians

MIGRATION: When visiting a migrant island like Lampedusa, what experiences can be linked to the theory of the 'Other'? Perhaps some philosophers can show the way. Unless the migrants are the best guides.

From tragedy to will

CONFLICT: A Palestinian doctor's heartbreaking loss fuels his mission for peace, emphasizing the need for compassion and unity in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Is the sky falling or is it the apocalypse?

INDIGENOUS: The end of culture.

School of life

EDUCATION: Claire Simons' Cannes «Specials» presentation reminds us of the possible concretisation of the utopian ideal.

Survival and solidarity on Serbia’s polluted frontline

LABOUR: The eponymous collectors of plastic waste are just another slice of human history in Nemanja Vojinovic's Bottlemen.

The secret battle between Russia and the West

RUSSIA: Russian President Vladimir Putin blames the West for the war in Ukraine, but as Putin's Playground shows, the Kremlin has been subverting the west to suit its own agenda for years.

Living in limbo

Living in exile is hard, as we can experience in Mohamed Jabaly's award-winning Life Is Beautiful. Despite the hardships, this film is a feel-good story celebrating solidarity and friendship.

Life without papers

MODERNITY: Revealing the hidden world of the evaporated.

An unknown soldier

CONFLICT: Contrasting quiet Ukrainian life compositions with intercepted phone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families.

Children’s nightmares of war

CONFLICT: A short doc follows a researcher as he probes children’s trauma-induced nightmares.

Terrorisation in the Lebanese skies

CONFLICT: Nyon's Vision du Réel selection helps uncover unexpected forms of torture.

Scrolling into the abyss

NIHILISM: A globe-trotting journey through the emotional wasteland of the digital age.

Four daughters unveil the path of choice

FAMILY: An intimate look at the challenges and decisions facing four sisters in Tunisia, shaped by their environment.

The privilege of the self-portrait

MEXICO: The intersection of migration and personal identity with Night of the Coyotes and Frida: A Self-Portrait.

DOX:EXCHANGE: documenting change in restrictive environments

Making documentary films and nurturing an ecosystem is not easy for most filmmakers, but in #Belarus and #Georgia, filmmakers encounter hurdles outside of the...

Bodies and freedom

THESSALONIKI: Elina Psykou's Stray Bodies sheds thought-provoking light on bodily autonomy through abortion, in-vitro fertilization and euthanasia, while Tzeli Hadjidimitriou tells the story of the lesbian community on the island of Lesvos in Lesvia.

CPH:DOX INTER:ACTIVE: Intersections of flesh and code

REPORT: When CPH:DOX opened its doors for its 21st instalment between 13 and 24 March 2024, it centred on issues ranging from fertility, ableism, discrimination and trauma, regarding the body as a site of socio-political conflict.

The art of moving

HUMAN IDFF: The Norwegian documentaries Ibelin and A New Kind of Wilderness, both of which have gained international acclaim, tell moving stories about distinctive individuals - but also provide enriching perspectives on our social life.

Death – more or less real

REALITY: We perceive reality very differently. So let me suggest three areas where reality is real, strong and direct for all of us. But also about what a newly translated book by Pier Paolo Pasolini says about film's contact with reality.
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War, fear and decolonialization

INTERVIEW: Director Johan Grimonprez has for more than 25 years worked with documentaries that addresses power, media and manipulations trough his more essayistic style. His latest film, Soundtrack to a Coup d’État, was screened at Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival – where he garnered the audience award for best documentary

«We try to be humble lighthouses in the often-chaotic sea of visual content and image saturation»

Biografilm: With its 20th edition kicking off this week, Modern Times Review spoke with Artistic Directors Chiara Liberti and Massimo Benvegnu on their roles, documentary inspirations, the festival’s place within a broader continental sphere, and more.

«We select visually powerful documentaries that function well on the big screen»

goEAST: With the 24th edition currently underway, Modern Times Review spoke with its Director Heleen Gerritsen on her role, inspirations, the festival's place within a broader continental sphere, and more.
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