L'immagine e la parola: Friday 20 March
20 | 3 | 2015 – 17.00
by Pawel Pawlikowski
United Kingdom • Digibeta • color • 50’ • o.v. Rus., Ger., Eng. • st. Eng., simultaneous translation in Italian
In 1862 Dostoevsky made a journey that took him from Saint Petersburg to Berlin. Following the fall of the Berlin wall, the same journey is retraced on a lecture tour by his nephew, Dimitri. The documentary, in light-hearted and comic mode, reveals the extent to which aspirations and needs have changed in the new Russia.
Retour à Kotelnitch
20 | 3 | 2015 – 18.00
by Emmanuel Carrère
France • 2003 • 35mm • color • 135’ • o.v. Fr., Rus. • st. Eng., simultaneous translation in Italian
A film ‘twin’ to the novel My Life as a Russian Novel, this documentary charts Carrère’s journey to Kotelnitch, a town some 800 km east of Moscow, as he investigates what happened to a Hungarian POW, and then the young Ania. Through exploring the lives of others the writer finds the courage to tell his own story.
20 | 3 | 2015 – 20.30
di Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland/Denmark 2013 • DCP • b/w • 80’ • o.v. Pol. • st. It.
Poland, 1962. Before taking her vows, young Anna leaves the convent to go and meet her only living relative, her aunt Wanda. The two women embark on a journey into the painful past in search of long concealed facts that will help them understand their respective choices and discover their real identities.
Ticket prize: CHF 10
20 | 3 | 2015 – 22.15
by Fabrice Gobert
France • 2012 • Beta SP • color • 60’ • o.v. Fr. • st. Eng.
The first episode of the celebrated TV series. In a small mountain village, several sets of parents are drawn closer as they struggle to deal with the death of their children in a road accident involving the local school bus. Then one day a young girl suddenly reappears, suggesting a new relationship with the hereafter.