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A perverted portrait of an artist
(The Artist & The Pervert)

The Artist & The Pervert is a somewhat atypical portrait of an artist that tells less about composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ microtonal music then it does about his BDSM-based relationship with his wife.

Sugar: The sweetest poison?
(Sugar Coated / Sugar Blues)

Should sugar be regarded as a toxin equal to that of tobacco? Two documentaries focus on the sweet drug's damaging effects and on the sugar industry's attempt to trivialise them.

A pop doc out of the ordinary
(Matangi/Maya/M)

«Why are you a problematic pop star? » director Stephen Loveridge asks M.I.A. in his documentary. The answers provided by the film point towards more than an uncompromising and sometimes challenging personality.

A Jihadistic family portrait
(Of Fathers and Sons)

Talal Derki's new feature documentary gives a rare insight into how the sons of the al-Nusra warriors in the Idlib Governorate of Syria are being raised to become the next generation of jihadists.

Aleppo’s fall from the inside
(Aleppo’s Fall)

Aleppo’s Fall documents the conflict in Syria from the ground, and gets dangerously close to the dramatic events as the country’s capitol is about to fall.

Nordic docs looking outside the region
(The Distant Barking of Dogs/The Deminer)

In quite different ways, two award-winning Nordic documentaries focus on war zones in other parts of the world outside of the Nordic region.

A Tasteless Portrait of a Cannibal?
(Caniba)

Caniba is a disturbingly close, yet distant portrait of the famous Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa.

The Struggle for Admission

EDUCATION: Claire Simon’s documentary about the admissions process at the French film school La Femis provides a fascinating insight into the competition going on behind the screens.

A Safari in a Familiar Landscape
(SAFARI)

With its dark and somewhat obvious portrayal of wealthy Austrians and Germans on a hunting safari in Africa, Ulrich Seidl’s new documentary suggests that the acclaimed filmmaker needs to start challenging himself.

A Return to Childhood

Margreth Olin’s latest documentary is serene, sweet and observational, but nevertheless an opinion piece on both the age group and the institution it portrays.
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