Festival 2016

FIRST PLACE DOCUMENTARY

COAL SEA / Gian Luca Rossi / Italy

MARE CARBONE (COAL SEA) is an independent documentary film that deals with issues of cultural identity, environment and the role that the Mafia plays in contemporary society of southern Italy.

Margherita was born and raised in Aosta, in northern Italy, but his family is of southern origin, from Calabria. Eight months pregnant and in deep identity crisis, she decided to return to those places, loads of memories of childhood, where its roots lie. Just arrived, however, she finds that, on the site of an abandoned factory, a Swiss-Italian company intends to build a coal power plant from 1320 mega watts.

Mare Carbone (Morski ugalj) je nezavisni dokumentarni film koji se bavi pitanjima kulturnog identiteta, životnom sredinom i ulogom koju ima mafija u savremenom društvu u južnoj Italiji.

Margarita je rođena i odrastala u Aost-i, severna Italija, njena porodica je sa juga, poreklom iz Calabri-je. U osmom mesecu trudnoće i u dubokoj krizi identiteta, ona je odlučila da se vrati u to mesto, mnogo uspomena iz detinjstva, gde su joj koreni. Upravo je stigla, međutim, ona smatra da, na mestu napuštene fabrike, švajcarsko-italijanska kompanija namerava da izgradi termoelektrana od 1320 mega vati.

SECOND PLACE DOCUMENTARY

THERE HAS TO BE MORE THAN THIS / Uros Maksimovic / Serbia

Jovan, the fellow from the hood, runs an auction of sport jerseys, with the help of the local community to ensure money for a bone marrow transplant at the University Clinic in Freiburg for Nadja Novakovic, which costs 300 000 euros. In order to help a girl that he doesn’t even know.

This cinematic experience with a happy ending will hold you on the edge of your seat, and make you believe that one man can change the world around him.

This is not a story about the disease. This is the story about humanity.

Jovan, momak iz komšiluka, pokreće aukciju sportskih dresova, uz pomoć lokalne zajednice da obezbedi novac za transplantaciju koštane srži u Univerzitetskoj klinici u Frajburgu za Nađa Novaković, koji košta 300 000 evra. Kako bi se pomoglo devojku da čak i ne zna.  Ovo bioskopsko iskustvo sa srećnim završetkom će vas držati na ivici sedišta, i da li verujete da jedan čovek može da promeni svet oko sebe.  Ovo nije priča o bolesti. Ovo je priča o humanosti.

THIRD PLACE DOCUMENTARY

AIDA’S CROSSOVER
 / Liliana Resnick / Croatia

Aida is a Latin American woman who puts herself into danger while crossing the U.S. border illegally. Through her stunning confession about the details of her crossing, and her life in the U.S. we learn about her courage, her doubt, and her regrets.

Aida je latino amerikanka koja dovodi sebe u opasnost prilikom prelaska u SAD ilegalno. Kroz njenu ispovesti o detaljima njenog prelaska, i svom životu u Americi učimo o njenoj hrabrosti, njene sumnje, i njenim kajanjima.


FIRST PLACE SHORT

QUIET MUJO / Ursula Meier

Ursula Meier (Besancon, FRANCE, 1971) French-Swiss, studied at the IAD in Belgium. The success of her shorts enabled her to pursue an independent career. After the documentaries Around Pinget and Not the Cops, not the Blacks, not the Whites, she directed Strong Shoulders, a TV film for ARTE which met with great acclaim. Home, her cinema début, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week in 2008 and received awards at many film festivals. She wrote her film Sister for young Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Huppert’s son in Home. Sister received a Silver Bear Special Award at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.

Ursula Meier (Bezanson, FRANCUSKA, 1971) francuski-švajcarski, studirala je IAD u Belgiji. Uspeh njenih kratkih filmova joj je omogućilo da vodi samostalnu karijeru.Nakon dokumentarnih  Around Pinget and Not the Cops, not the Blacks, not the Whites,režirala  je Strong Shoulders, a televizijski film za ARTE koji se susreo sa pozitivnom pričom, Home, njen bioskopski  početak, premijerno na Filmskom festivalu u Kanu dobio je kritiku iz 2008. godine i dobio nagrade na mnogim festivalima. Ona je napisala filmSister for young Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Huppert’s son in Home. Sestra je dobila specijalnu nagradu Srebrnog medveda Berlinskona m filmskom festival 2012 godine.

SECOND PLACE SHORT

WEIRD TIMES / Emrah Erkanı

Haldun is a transvestite who lives in a urban transformation district of Istanbul. Hate crimes aiming trans people have recently increased however still he has to go out that night. But things will get weird.

Haldun je transvestit koji živi u urbanom delu u Istanbulu. Zločini iz mržnje u cilju trans osobe su nedavno povećane, međutim i on odlučuje da ide napolje te noći. Desiće se čudne situacije.

THIRD PLACE SHORT

NAIL HOUSE / K. S. MCMullen

NAIL HOUSE, a term coined by Chinese developers to describe the house whose residents refuse to make way for new construction, is the debut of filmmaker K.S. McMullen.

In Shanghai, an old man takes on a relentless army of builders, cranes and bulldozers to defend his ancestral home. But the city he loves doesn’t love him back.

In this dark, poetic docu-fiction, narrated by Don McCorkindale, the charm of Old Shanghai clashes with raw demolition footage and artistic impressions of a hopeless war.

Nail kuća, termin koji je skovao kineskih programerima da opišu kuću čiji stanovnici odbijaju da naprave mesta za novu gradnju, je debitanski film reditelja KS McMullen.  U Šangaju, starac se na nemilosrdno vojsku graditelja, dizalica i buldožera,kako bi odbranioimovinu svojih predaka. U ovom mračnom, poetske doku-fikcije, narator Don McCorkindale, u starom Šangaju sukobljava se sa sirovoću materijala za rušenje i umetničkog utiska za beznadežan rat.


FIRST PLACE FEATURE

LAMPEDUSA
 / Peter Schreiner / AUSTRIA

A woman, a man. The island of Lampedusa, where their escape routes intersect. Zakaria, in his late twenties, from Somalia, who has risked his life coming to the island on a small boat when fleeing civil war in his country. Giulia, in her mid-fifties, a tourist from Northern Italy, on the run from deep personal crises. Both have returned to the island. Giulia, recovered but facing a life-threatening illness, and Zakaria, as a journalist now living in Rome.

Žena, muškarac. Ostrvo Lampedusa, gde se njihov beg i  putevi ukrštaju. Zakaria, u svojim kasnim dvadesetim,poreklom  iz Somalije, koji je rizikujuću svoj život dolazi na ostrvo na malom brodu kada beži od građanskog rata u svojoj zemlji. Giulia, u ranim pedesetim, turista iz severne Italije, u begu iz duboke lične krize. Oboje su se vratili na ostrvo. Giulia se oporavila  ali se  suočava sa bolešću, Zakaria koji kao novinar koji sada živi u Rimu.

SECOND PLACE FEATURE

I AM NOT FROM BARCELONA / Stéphane Leclercq

Alex, a 20-year old Belgian, runs away from his family troubles to meet in Barcelona with Olivia, a beautiful Catalan who just met in a party. Alex is reunited with her in a militant squat, a place where young Europeans and immigrants without papers live together. To be accepted and to stay with Olivia, will learn the commitment and will become an activist. With the risk of putting himself in danger and growing apart from his family.

Alek, 20-godišnji Belgijanac, beži od svoje porodice i problema,odlazi u Barselonu da nađe Oliviju, prelepu katalonku koju je tek upoznao na stranici. Alek se ponovo sa njom nalazi,i potom zajedno odlaze  mesto gde grupa mladih Evropljana i imigranati bez papira žive zajedno. Kako bih bio prihvaćen i da ostane sa Olivijom, on će naučiti svoje obaveze i postaće aktivista. Sa rizikom dovodi sebe u opasnost i sve osim njegove porodice.

THIRD PLACE FEATURE

SIMPLE BEING / Marco Ferrari / USA

A young man who feels he doesn’t fit in, decides to embark on an intimate journey. Three weeks for three impediments: deafness, mutism and blindness. Three weeks not to escape, but to find reality.

Jedan mladić koji se ne oseća prihvaćeno, odlučuje da krene na intimno putovanje. Tri nedelje za tri prepreke: gluvoća, mutavost i slepilo. Tri nedelje posevećuje iskustvu , ali kako bi pronašli realnost.


PREMIERE

Dreaming of Denmark / Michael Graversen / DENMARK

For 17-year-old Wasiullah, who spent three years in asylum centres after arriving alone from Afghanistan, Denmark has become his home. When his asylum application is rejected, he is forced to leave the country. Fearing for his life in Afghanistan, he makes his way to Italy, hoping that an Italian residence permit will allow him to return to Denmark. Director Michael Graversen has followed Wasiullah closely for years, giving Graversen unique access to a young immigrant’s underground existence in Europe.


2016 RETROSPECTION

Program FUNDUS+ is dedicated to films that have marked the important periods in film history.

YOL / Serif Gören, Yılmaz Güney / 1982

Yol is a 1982 Turkish-Kurdish film directed by Yılmaz Güney. The screenplay was written by Güney, and it was directed by his assistant Şerif Gören, who strictly followed Güney’s instructions, as Güney was in prison at the time. Later, when Güney escaped from prison, he took the negatives of the film to Switzerland and later edited it in Paris. As a result, the film was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The film is a portrait of Turkey in the aftermath of the 1980 Turkish coup d’état: its people and its authorities are shown via the stories of five prisoners given a week’s home leave. The film has caused much controversy in Turkey, and was banned until 1999 due to Yılmaz Güney’s involvement rather than its content.

Film was screened at Yugoslav Film Archive.


You can download catalogue of Human District International Film Festival 2016 here.

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