FROM KNEE TO HEART – DE RODILLAS CORAZÓN (Spanien 2018, Susanna Barranco, DOK.panorama). Sol Picó is a living legend of modern dance. Known for her strength and passion, at the age of 50 she is at a turning point in her career. Ageing and an injury force her to confront the transient nature of her creative power.
HÁLITO AZUL – BLUE BREATH (Portugal, Finnland, Frankreich 2018, Rodrigo Areias, DOK.panorama). The Ribeira Quente parish in the Azores is fighting for survival. The fish that the people live on is becoming more and more scarce. With a poetic eye, Rodrigo Areias accompanies them as they face an uncertain future.
ÓLEO SOBRE VIENTO (Schweiz, Spanien 2018, Alejandro Perez, Student Award). An island in the glittering sunlight, a cabin to live in, olive trees, water and wind. A wonderfully enigmatic short film about the dream of a simple life. A cine-poem that asks the question: is less more?
SHOOTING THE MAFIA (Irland, USA 2019, Kim Longinotto, Best of Fests). Letizia Battaglia fights the mafia with her camera. She captures the crimes of the Cosa Nostra in aesthetic images that make the horrors visible. A touching portrait of a fearless Sicilian woman.
WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER (Griechenland 2019, Marianna Economou, DOK.panorama). Does Richard Wagner’s music make tomatoes grow better? This and other such important questions are discussed by two cousins who grow organic tomatoes in a Greek village, helped by the remaining members of a community in decline.