Doc Alliance Goes to Cannes 2018
Goes to Cannes
Saturday 12 May – 14:00 - 16:00 – Palais K, Level 4, Palais des Festivals
Doc Alliance is the result of a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, Docs Against Gravity FF, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF and Visions du Réel Nyon.. The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films.
Distant Love Affairs and Imaginary Homelands (Amores Distantes e Patrias Imaginadas)
Portugal – Documentary – Portugese – 70’
Festival: Doc Lisboa
Directed by: Catarina VASCONCELOS
Produced by: Joana GUSMÃO, Pedro Fernandes DUARTE (Primeira Idade)
Synopsis: How does a family persist after a mother’s death? When the absence is so great that it becomes a presence.
Dubeck: All Men Are Brothers
Czech Republic – Documentary – Slovak, Czech – 100’
Festival: Jihlava Documentary Film Festival
Directed by: Robert KIRCHHOFF
Produced by: Jirí KONECNY (Endorfilm), Robert KIRCHHOFF (Atelier.doc)
Synopsis: A film on the phenomenon of Alexander Dubcek, Czechoslovak politician, one of the most prominent personalities in the attempt to reform real socialism: The Prague Spring of a 1968, author of the concept of “socialism with a human face.”
Last Night I Saw You Smiling
Cambodia – Documentary – Khmer – 90’
Festival: Visions du Réel
Directed by: Kavich NEANG
Produced by: Davy CHOU (Anti-Archive)
Synopsis: The White Building, an iconic structure in central Phnom Penh from 1963 and home to 493 families, faces demolition.. Kavich Neang, a young filmmaker raised there, documents the final days of its residents.
Italy – Documentary – Italian – 90’
Festival: FID Marseille
Directed by: Yuri ANCARANI
Produced by: Marco ALESSI (Dugong Films) / co-Produced by: Fiorella MORETTI (Luxbox)
Synopsis: In Venice, teenagers drive motorboats to win girl’s hearts. They challenge each other in dangerous illegal races with techno music at full volume while this eternal Laguna keeps silently looking on.
Poland, Germany – Documentary – Tamil – 82’
Festival: Docs Against Gravity
Directed by: Agnieszka ZWIEFKA
Produced by: Stefan KLOOS (Kloos&Co), Agnieszka ZWIEFKA (Chilli Productions), Michaela PNACEKOVA (Kloos & Co Ost.)
Synopsis: A former female fighter and ideologist of Tamil Tigers is determined to find her comrades, tell their unknown stories and face her own dark past, even if in postwar Sri Lanka it means risking life.