BUTTERFLY (Italien 2018, Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman, Best of Fests). Irma Testa’s ultimate goal is Olympic gold. With her talent, the young Italian boxer has already come far – then, with one blow, she realises what she is missing out on. A striking coming of age story.
GODS OF MOLENBEEK – AATOS JA AMINE (Finnland, Belgien, Deutschland 2019, Reetta Huhtanen, DOK.international). Friends, Amine and Aatos, live in the same apartment block. Their world revolves around spiders, the search for god and, one day, terror, which changes everything in their district of Molenbeek. A contemporary childhood study that goes beyond clichés.
THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE (Niederlande 2018, Marjoleine Boonstra, DOK.panorama). Tibetan, Tamazight, Sami, Nahuat… The French novella „The Little Prince” has been translated into more than 300 languages. Poetically and insightfully, the film portrays the book’s translators and gives an insight into their sometimes indigenous languages and cultures.