The Water and the Wall

Bradley lives in a foster family. During his holidays in a camp, where I run film-making workshops, he watched Τhe Kid with a Bike directed by the Dardenne brothers. Bradley went out of the room, he was overwhelmed. He came to see me to talk about the movie. I recorded his speech and emotion with […]

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Clara And The Secret Of The Bears

Thirteen-year-old Clara lives with her mother and stepfather on a remote farm in the Swiss Alps. She lives in close touch with nature and can see and sense things that others are incapable of perceiving. Clara’s discovery of an ancient girl’s shoe leads to contact with Susanna, a girl who had lived on the same […]

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Connie

The sun is blazing down on the deserted country lanes. Connie (14) is new in town. She soon becomes acquainted with Mani (15), who rules the village with her gang of moped girls. Connie quickly realises that she needs a moped. With help from the local boys Connie gets her moped and gone is the […]

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The girl and the hunter

It’s raining. A small village is in big trouble. The raindrops are actually a young girl’s tears. And it’s up to the hunter to put things in order. […]

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Danny Βoy

A young poet falling in love in a world that seems lost. A city that awaits a drama to unfold. A time of sadness and conformity, a time of decisions. There is light, there is hope, there is poetry behind the dark clouds of the world […]

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Kali, the Little Vampire

Ο Kali είναι ένα βαμπίρ που ζει στις σκιές. Ονειρεύεται να ζήσει στο φως του ήλιου. Στο τέλος όμως, θα βρει το φως που αναζητά στο σκοτάδι. Η ταινία αποτελεί το τελευταίο μέρος μιας τριλογίας για την παιδική ηλικία. Επίσης αποτελεί την κατάληξη ενός στοχασμού για το φως και τη σκιά, τους παιδικούς φόβους, τη […]

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The Window

A young boy doesn’t like to stay in the streets and prefers to read stories at home, which make him dream. But one day he meets a girl his age and realizes that he is not at all like the hero of his book. […]

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The Children from Mount Napf

Fifty children of mountain farmers, six miles of walking to school, a childhood in the heart of Switzerland. We accompany the children early in the morning, plodding through deep snow to the village school, back to the farms in the afternoon, where every child has its chores. At an early age the youngest generation is […]

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Fortuna

Fortuna, a 14-year old Ethiopian girl who has had no news of her parents since she arrived on the shores of Italy, is temporarily accommodated in Switzerland with other refugees in a hospice at an altitude of 2000m above sea level to overwinter. A community of Catholic canons gives them refuge whilst waiting for their […]

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You’re Welcome

While waiting for her train in a café a young woman (Olivia) suddenly ends up in a situation where the barista chases away a begging girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees with two customers. Olivia has to decide whether to simply leave the place like another customer does or to take action. […]

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Coucouleurs

In a large forest where single-colored birds live, everyone has found his place in a tree that looks like him. But what happens when a bird has two colors? […]

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Δεν είδα, δεν ξέρω

Η 15χρονη Αλίς, έχει ραντεβού με τον Ματιέ. Η φίλη της, η Ζουλί, της δανείζει ένα όμορφο κόκκνο φόρεμα, το οποίο, ωστόσο, δεν ταιριάζε με τα παλιά αθλητικά της. Μαζί ξεκινούν την αναζήτηση του τέλειου ζευγαριού παπουτσιών, αλλά υπάρχουν κάποιες αναπάντεχες ανατροπές. Αυτό το σύντομο μάθημα στο σινεμά εξετάζει την λειτουργία του match cut  (ρακόρ): […]

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