Ecology, philosophy, life quality, existential

BACK TO UTOPIA. Director: Fabio Wuytack.

With a moniker like ‘Modern Times’, it feels natural for us to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, published in 1516.

BEFORE THE FLOOD. Director: Fisher Stevens

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

H*ART ON. Director: Andrea Culková. Czech Republic, 2016, 73 mins

World Premiere in Leipzig: A documentary positioned in the crossfire between a semen-squirting penis and milk-spouting breasts.

REFLECTIONS. Director/Script/Producer: Sara Broos, Sweden, 2016, 76 mins

The daughter Sara Broos decided to make a documentary to get closer to her mum, the renowned Swedish painter, Karin Broos.

ICON. Director: Wojchiech Kasperski. 2016

Psychiatry: How inaccessible – or open – is the human mind to others?

DAS SCHELLING-PROJEKT. Book by Peter Sloterdijk. Suhrkamp Verlag, 2016

Peter Sloterdijk has written an important novel at a time where biological explanations for human actions have become the norm.

BUGS. Director: Andreas Johnsen. 2016

The insects we once regarded with disgust are now being touted as the solution to the world’s food shortages. Can insects really save the world?

Bergen’s World Theatre

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL returns our global foresight and belief in the future. Here are two of the environmental films from Norway’s most important film festival.

THE SUBJECTION. Director and scriptwriter: Stefan Jarl

Why submit ourselves?  Stefan Jarl asks in the documentary The Subjection. Why do we accept a life surrounded by danger – unnecessary hazards, which exist because someone profits from them?

21 x NEW YORK. Director and photographer: Piotr Stasik

The metropolitan symphony 21 X New York portrays the iconic metropolis through 21 of its citizens, focusing on what to do or what not to do in a city that never sleeps.