Above the Clouds - R.: Pepe Diokno; con Pepe Smith, Ruru Madrid;Philippines/ France, 2014, 87’. © Doc&Film International.
After losing both of his parents, 15-year-old Andy goes into his grandpa’s foster care. In order to overcome the pain of the loss, the two embark on a hard climb in the mountains, following the same paths that Andy’s parents used to walk in their youth.
Ae Fond Kiss - R.: Ken Loach; con Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz; UK, 2004, 103’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Young Pakistani Cassim works as a dj in a pub in Glasgow. Being very respectful of the traditions of his country of origin, he also respects his family’s decision to marry his cousin. However, his life is capsized by the encounter with Roisin, his younger sister’s music teacher.
Amelie Rennt - R.: Tobias Weimann Con Mia Kasalo, Samuel Giraldi Denis Moschitto. Germany, 2017, 97’. © Arri Films.
Young rebellious Amelie suffers from asthma and, after her last attack, her parents decide to take her to a specialized clinic in Alto Adige. Not willing to leave Berlin to go live in the mountains, Amelie runs away from the clinic looking for shelter in the mountains. Thanks to Bart, a young shepard she meets on the run, Amelie discovers a legend according to which the fires of the Alps can cure the illnesses of animals and men. Together with the boy, she decides to undergo this mysterious ritual.
Amor pedestre - R.: Marcel Fabre; con Marcel Fabre, Marcel Fernández Peréz. Italy, 1914, 5’. © Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
An adulterous love story entirely recounted by solely filming the protagonists’ feet.
Auf Augenhöhe - R.: Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner. Con Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice. Germany, 2016, 98’. © Ratpack Filmproduktion.
After his mother’s death, 11-year-old Michael is desperately looking for the father he has never met. Thanks to an old letter written by his mother, Michael discovers his father’s identity, Tom, and he manages to find him. His expectations are capsized once he finds out that Tom is a midget.
Bread and Roses - R.: Ken Loach. Con Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrello, Benicio Del Toro.UK/ Germany/ Spain, 2000, 112’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Mexican girl Maya crosses the US border and joins her sister Rosie, who works for a cleaning company. Maya is hired by the same company, but she’s struck to see the conditions in which her coworkers live: they have no rights nor guarantees and they can be fired at any moment. With the help of trade unionist Sam, Maya organizes a worker’s assembly in order to get better work conditions from her superiors.
Chouf - R.: Karim Dridi. Con Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Nailia Harzoune, Zine Darar. France, 2016, 108’. © Doc&Film International.
A brilliant student in his early 20s, Sofiane is back in his hometown of Marseille to spend the holidays with his family. Suddenly his older brother, a drug dealer, is killed before his eyes. In order to find his brother’s killers, Sofiane will get involved in some dangerous business.
Comment j'ai détesté les maths - R.: Olivier Peyon; con Eitan Grinspun, Cédric Villani. France, 2013, 99’. © Doc&Film International.
Working for the students of the whole world, often angry at the uselessness of studying mathematics, the director interviews some of the world’s brightest minds in order to unfold the extraordinary uses of mathematical sciences.
E questo di lunedì mattina / Und das am Montagmorgen - R.: Luigi Comencini. Con O. W. Fischer, Ulla Jacobsson, Vera Tschechowa. Germany, 1959, 91’. © Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
A bank clerk decides to take a day off from work and dedicate some time to himself.
Family Life - R.: Ken Loach. Con Sandy Ratcliff, Grace Cave, Bill Dean, Malcolm Tierney. UK, 1971, 110’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Janice grows up in an English middle class family: her mother is repressive and bossy, her father pretty much always absent. Facing an unexpected pregnancy, the girl is forced to abort by her mother: this episode will have dramatic consequences on her psychological and emotional balance.
Il signorino si diverte - R.: anonymous, Italy. ©Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
Le petit Spirou - R.: Nicolas Bary. Con Sacha Pinault, Pierre Richard, François Damiens. France, 2017, 86’. © TF1.
Just like every member of his family before him, Spirou will become an elevator operator in a grand hotel. However, right before starting to attend the school for elevator operators, he decides to come clean with the dreams for his future and his love for little Suzette.
Lo Champagne di Polidor - R.: Polidor. Con Polidor. Italy, 1913 © Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
Polidor wants to drink a glass of champagne: he buys a whole bottle and uselessly tries to open it.
Looking for Eric - R.: Ken Loach. Con Steve Evets, Éric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop. UK/ France/ Spain/ Italy/ Belgium, 2009, 116’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Eric Bishop leads a messy life: after quitting his first wife Lily, whom he still loves, and his daughter Sam, he now lives with the children of his second ex wife. One evening, during a moment of deep self-commiseration, Manchester United’s great Eric Cantona appears before his eyes: thanks to his help, Sam will finally be able to put his life together.
Maman a tort - R. e sc.: Marc Fitoussi; con Jeanne Jestin, Émilie Dequenne; France/Belgium, 2016, 110’. © Kinology.
14-year-old Anuk has to spend a week at the insurance company where her mother Cyrielle works in order to complete her school curriculum. Despite being very young, the girl quickly discovers some anomalies within the company’s line of work. After asking for explanations, she sadly learns about the dynamics that lie behind her mom’s work and the compromises that sometimes adults can’t help but accept.
Mindenki / Sing - R.: Kristóf Deák. Con Dorka Gáspárfalvi, Zsófia Szamosi, Dorka Hais. Hungary, 2016, 25’. © Premiere Film.
Zsofi loves singing and, once she moves to a new school, she doesn’t hesitate to join the choir. Director Erika, however, asks her and other less skilled children to sing softly in order not to ruin their classmates’ singing. Zsofi will quickly succeed in overthrowing the injust order imposed by the director and singing together with the rest of the choir. 2017 Oscar for Best Short Movie.
My name is Joe - R.: Ken Loach. Con Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, David McKay. UK/ France/ Spain/ Italy/Germany, 1998, 105’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Former alcoholic Joe survives thanks to a subsidy check while coaching a football team of troubled kids. Among them is Liam, a young drug addict who sincerely bonds with Joe. Pushed by the desire to help his friend out, Joe gets himself into trouble and the situation precipitates.
Sameblod - R.: Amanda Kernell. Con Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi. Sweden, 2017, 110’.
Ella-Marja belongs to the Sami people, which are confined and discriminated by Swedish people. In order to escape this evil treatment and to live a normal life, she renounces to the traditions of her people and runs away pretending to be Swedish. 2017 Lux Award.
Simon - R.: Emmanuel Caussé, Eric Martin, con: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Gustave Kervern, Corinne Masiero. France, 2015. © Doc&Film International.
Simon is 17 and fighting lung cancer. Life is testing him and his days get tougher and tougher, however he doesn’t give up and thanks to his family, his friends and his skateboard, Simon manages to overcome even the most difficult moments.
Sweet sixteen - R.: Ken Loach. Con Michelle Coulter, Martin Compston, William Ruane. UK, 2002, 101’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
15-year-old Liam tries to make some money selling anything from cigarettes to heroin, dreaming of a future life with his mom and sister, in a house of their own, far away from the evil stepfather. However, the racket he gets himself into risks taking him down a lethal spiral.
The Angels' Share - R.: Ken Loach. Con Paul Brannigan, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw. UK/ France, 2012, 106’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
Sentenced to 300 hours of social work for assault, Robbie befriends Rhino, the leader of his work group. Rhino organizes a field trip to a whiskey distillery: Robbie is fascinated and shows off incredible tasting skills. Once he’s told the value of a barrel kept in the distillery, he comes up with a plan to ensure his family a decent future.
The Fugitive - R.: John Ford; con: Henry Fonda, Dolores Del Rio, Pedro Armendáiz. USA, 1947, 104’. © Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.
In a country in South America, christians are persecuted and the clergymen try to escape. Only a missionary priest is determined to stay and fight his faith, hiding from the authorities thanks to a woman and an outlaw that he meets along his path.
The Navigators - R.: Ken Loach; con: Con Joe Duttine, Tom Craig, Venn Tracey, Steve Huison. UK, 2001, 96’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films.
After the privatization of a UK railway warehouse, a team of maintanance workers and long-time friends is split up and divided among different companies. Precariousness, redundances, unpaid leaves and no guarantees are the main characteristics of the new job.
The Spiral Staircase - R.: Robert Siodmak; con: George Brent, Kent Smith, Dorothy McGuire, Ethel Barrymore. USA, 1946, 83’. © Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.
In a small countryside town, a crazy killer kills a young woman with physical malformations. A girl who’s become mute due to a shock moves to a big mansion to take care of an old lady; here she is chased and threatened by the crazy killer running free.
The Stranger - R.: Orson Welles; con: Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles. USA, 1946, 95’. © Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.
Hiding his real identity, a former nazi who ran away from the Nurnberg trial finds shelter in a small American town where he marries the daughter of an important attorney. A detective arrives in town, capsizing the plans of the runaway.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley - R.: Ken Loach. Con Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham. Ireland, 2006, 127’. © Ken Loach Sixteen Films
The country is fighting for its independence against the British army and, after witnessing the abuses committed by the English soldiers, young Damien joins the rebels. Among the IRA fighters there is also his brother, Teddy, but their paths will be split by the collapse of the political situation.
The woman in the window - R.: Fritz Lang; con: Edward G. Robinson, Dan Duryea, Joan Bennett. USA, 1944, 99’. © Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.
An old criminology professor, married with kids, meets a beautiful woman and falls for her. From that moment he gets involved in a series of misadventures that capsize his life and lead him to commit a murder...
Three came home - R.: Jean Negulesco; con: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles. USA, 1950, 105’. © Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.
At the wake of World War II, English woman Agnes Newton Keith is trapped in the Borneo together with her American husband Harry during the Japanese invasion of the country. Despite the liniency of one of the Japanese commanders, the woman is turtured and humiliated by the guards.
Voglio vivere così - R.: Mario Mattoli. Con Ferruccio Tagliavini, Carlo Campanini, Silvana Jachino. Italy, 1942, 78’. © Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.
A young man from the countryside receives an invitation from the director of an important theater who wants to engage him. The young man is enthusiastic and rushes to the theater, only to find out that he was the victim of a bad prank from his cousin. Ashamed, he decides not to go back to his town and finds a position in the theater as a stagehand. Soon he has the opportunity to show off his singing skills and the director finally decides to engage him.