An animated film inspired by the events that took place in Turkey in the spring of 2013. The series of demonstrations began on May 28th on Taksim Square in central Istanbul. The protests spread to other regions and cities in Turkey. The direct cause of the outbreak was the plan to construct a shopping centre in Taksim Gezi Park, which is located next to the square. The protesters occupied the park, a camping ground developed, the number of participants grew. “Backward run” focuses on the dramatic dispersing of the demonstration and the television's “reaction,” which constituted of airing documentaries on penguins and reports from a beauty pageant. “Backward run” made use of audio recorded during the protest and the pacification of protesters. “The film you are watching has censored itself.”
“Cities (Potential space)” provides a thematic context to potential spaces in the city; the opening up of urban spaces raises the question of to what extent life can be shaped. The city is unaware of stillness; it changes, perishes, emerges anew, always in a state of becoming. The shape the city could assume, how it will appear in the future – these are the aspects explored in the film. The investigated concepts include urban visions and city models, spatial and temporal passages, borderlines, places of transition and thresholds. The source material for “Cities (Potential space)” are 9 sequential photo works depicting urban experiences with potential spaces. Each city is described (in a manner similar to Italo Calvino in “Le città invisibili” by concentrating on a personal, emotional aspect of urban life.
“Mother-Rhythm” is a video that chronicles the relationship of the author with her mother, using a hybrid and experimental language that blends the styles of creative documentary, family photographic repertoire and performance art. The project is like an open artistic diary which in the course of time collects unexpected and heterogeneous materials in the form of video, performative interventions, digital art, texts, artifacts, installations. It is an exploratory trip in and out of the author that sometimes takes the form of a psychomagic ritual.
The protagonist of “Mów do mnie” is 21-year old Krzysiek, a marijuana addict who lives in Warsaw's Monar. The film is not another narrative about addiction, it tells a story of the relationship between the protagonist and the director; an unusual example of how life enters film, putting both the protagonist and the author in a difficult situation. It is a story about a feeling being born, about fighting one's weaknesses, and also about growing up. This topic, close to many documentary filmmakers, in “Mów do mnie” is both universal and full of individual tension. The documentary talks about how the creator becomes the protagonist of her own film, and about the weight of responsibility both for oneself and for the other person.
This film tells us the story of several people who are homeless and thrown out of the strictly walking ranks of society. Life moves and people also move in it. People don't look around and don't look back. Their way is to move forward only. The rest of them, who have remained roadside, become only missing in silence.
During the 70s, in New York, Joe Shuster works as a delivery guy. It wasn't always like this... When he was younger, Joe and a friend created a comic book hero, but things weren't as good for Joe as they went for his character... the famous super-hero Superman. Now, Joe is a delivery guy, and he has a package to deliver...
Smoothly combining cinematic styles, “This is Joe” takes us on a journey to the American past and evokes a longing for the American dream.