Biography

  • 85 min.

    Pleasure and Hysteria

    Bucquoy, Jan, 1994

    A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

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  • 78 min.

    Everything has a reason

    Verhoeff, Pieter, 2003

    A intimate portrait of acteur Gerard Doolen.

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  • 90 min.

    Anton Corbijn Inside Out

    Quirijns, Klaartje, 2012

    Anton Corbijn's prolific work has shaped the image of artists such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, Metalica, Depeche Mode or R.E.M. But what drives the photographer, filmmaker and video artist who has been hidden from the public for so long?

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  • 52 min.

    Satyajit Ray Negatives

    Werf, Bo van der, 2005

    Satyajit Ray Negatives explores the obsessive fascination of a photographer for his only subject – Satyajit Ray, the great Indian filmaker.

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  • 54 min.

    God wills it

    Fritz, Nathalie & Martin, Jacques, 2011

    Who was really Godefroid de Bouillon. Investigation on a European founding myth and a key figure in the christian western imagination.

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  • 52 min.

    The World of Luigi Ghirri

    Celati, Gianni, 1999

    This documentary explores the work of the famous photographer Luigi Ghirri.

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  • 52 min.

    Quirino Cristiani

    Zucchelli, Gabriele, 2007

    Who made the first animated feature film? Today forgotten, Quirino Cristiani delivered the first animated movie El Apostol in Buenos Aires in 1917.

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  • 68 min.

    Bram

    Verhey, Joost, 1993

    What happens to the mind of an artist who suddenly loses eyesight?

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  • 80 min.

    Broken Silence

    Flipse, Eline, 1996

    Broken silence is about the influence of Mao's Cultural_Revolution on the music and everyday life in China.

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  • 53 min.

    Ahmed Shah Massoud

    Malhotra, Iqbal, 2005

    This informative documentary is about the life and times of the late Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the famous Afghan leader. He was assassinated by two Tunisian assassins on September 9, 2001.

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  • 55 min.

    30 Years of Darkness

    Martin, Manuel, 2012

    The extaordinary story of Manuel Cortes told in this film seems unreal. However, the story of his life is familiar to hundreds of other Spanish people, fearing the repression of the infamous regime of dictator Franco after the Spanish Civil War.

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  • 88 min.

    Andre Hazes, zij gelooft in mij

    Appel, John, 1999

    This award winning documentary film by John Appel gives a complete and insightful view of of the singer Andre Hazes, and his life as well on stage as off stage.

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  • 55 min.

    Lech Walesa - Twenty years later

    Kinaszewski, Adam, 2003

    Crippled by a low education, a poor background and still managing to become President of Poland, Lech Walesa has become the Polish archetype of a self made man.

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  • 24 min.

    I, Ensor

    Haesaerts, Paul, 1972

    A face hidden behind a mask, a slightly ominous still life, the colorful Ostend rooftops, they all represent the masterpieces of Belgian artist James Ensor.

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  • 52 min.

    Nikola Tesla, visionary of modern times

    Krause, Michael, 2012

    Imagining a world without electricity, radio, neon lights, integrated circuits, remote control and radar is almost impossible. Humanity has the extraordinary inventor Nikola Tesla to thank for some huge scientific developments.

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  • 60 min.

    Diary of a Times Square thief

    Bense, Klaas, 2008

    This documentary is based upon a mysterious diary found by the filmmaker. This manuscript describes the adventures of a man who, in the late eighties, left the Midwest of the United States to go to New York to realize his big dream: to become a writer.

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  • 55 min.

    The Cambodian Room - Situations with Antoine D'Agata

    Schillaci, Giuseppe & Lusena, Tommaso, 2009

    Theres something about Cambodia that is far, far away from morality. These are words of photographer Antoine d Agata has created a very distinct and interesting photographing style.

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  • 50 min.

    Day by day - Femi Kuti

    Bataille, Thomas, 2010

    In the Plus XXX studio in Paris, producers and musicians are frantically working day and night to finish the next Afrobeat project; the sixth album of Femi Kuti, Nigerian musician and son of the African legend Fela Kuti.

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  • 50 min.

    President Mitterrand - The prince and his image

    Paige, Hugues Le, 2011

    From 1987 until 1993, Hugues Le Paige was one of the few journalists allowed into French President Mitterrands Inner Circle in the Elysee Palace, with exclusive access to him.

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  • 90 min.

    Rock 'n 'Roll junkie

    Eilander,vd Bosch,vd Lee, vd Sterre, 1994

    Rock 'n 'Roll Junkie is a 1994 documentary film about the life of the well-known Dutch artist Herman Brood, who committed suicide in 2001.

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  • 85 min.

    Coming to light

    Makepeace, Anne, 2000

    Coming to Light tells the story of self-educated pioneer and visionary artist Edward Sheriff Curtis who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life on the imminent brink of extinction.

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  • 55 min.

    A lion's trail

    Verster, Francois, 2002

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight is one of the most recognizable pop songs in the world. But how many people realize that this American hit tune was actually written by Solomon Linda, a Zulu musician who never earned a cent in royalties and died in poverty?

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  • 90 min.

    Persona Non Grata

    Wuytack, Fabio, 2008

    Persona Non Grata is the truly inspiring and overwhelming story of Frans Wuytack, well known in the Venezuelan slums as Padre Francisco. In the 1960´s, Wuytack unchains a social and cultural revolution in the slums of Caracas.

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  • 47 min.

    Rex Gildo: the fall of a schmalz king

    Heijnen, Hans, 2003

    What is the story of Rex Gildo, the handsome schlager singer artist, a charming man with a warm voice and perfect white smile?

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  • 90 min.

    Frank Zappa, the dub room special

    Sante, Clarke, 1982

    Seeing a true prodigy at work, one gets caught up in his or her innovative, creative mind. The bold musical genius Frank Zappa clearly doesnt care about rigid music genres or labels.

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  • 55 min.

    Girl in a mirror

    Drayton, Kathy, 2005

    De documentaire gaat over het leven van de Australische fotografe Carol Jerrems, die stierf in februari 1980.

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  • 98 min.

    Glauber Rocha

    Tendler, Silvio, 2004

    This documentary is about the life of the Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha.

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  • 55 min.

    I see the stars at noon

    Taji Farouky, Saeed, 2005

    I see the stars at noon is a portrait of 26-year-old Abdelfattah. He is Moroccan and plans to enter Europe illegally via the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow channel between Spain and Morocco.

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  • 60 min.

    My daughter is a terrorist

    Arnestad, Beate, 2007

    What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission.

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  • 52 min.

    Bernard Kouchner

    Citroen, Elisabeth, 2005

    Regisseur Elisabeth Citroen volgt in deze documentaire het leven van de opmerkelijke Franse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken: Bernard Kouchner.

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  • 90 min.

    Ngwenya o Crocodillo

    Noronha, Isabel, 2007

    A mystical and moving portrait of the famous painter and plastic artist Malangatana Ngwenya who takes us into his home village and his studio in Maputo.

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  • 24 min.

    The burning man

    Ugah, Adze, 2008

    The documentary gives an account of the 2008 xenophobic riots in South-Africa by focusing on a single victim - Mozambican Ernesto Nhamuave - who was burnt to death by an angry mob.

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  • 94 min.

    Pancho villa

    Taboada Tabone, Francesco, 2006

    Pancho Villa is a composition of memories of the Mexican revolutionary hero. Nearly 100 years after the revolution, Tabone asks Mexicans from different walks of life about Pancho Villa, one of the most well know revolutionary figures.

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  • 98 min.

    Mahaleo

    Paes & Rajaonarivelo, 2005

    The documentary tells the stories of the seven members of Mahaleo, a popular band in Madagascar. Together they write songs about life´s important themes, such as friendship, love, birth and death.

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  • 89 min.

    Born to be blind

    Berliner, Roberto, 2003

    In Born to be Blind volgt regisseur Roberto Berliner het leven van Maria, Regina en Conceicao; drie zussen uit Brazilië die vanaf hun geboorte blind zijn.

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  • 38 min.

    Corazon Abierto

    Lara, Katia, 2005

    Corazon Abierto (or 'Open heart' in English) is an ode to Honduran filmmaker Sami Kafati, who died in 1996. His fiction films told the story of life in Honduras and subtly suggested his worries about conditions there.

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  • 70 min.

    Que viva Mauricio Demierre

    Goel, Stephane, 2006

    Que vivamauricio Demierre evokes the tragic destiny of Mauricio Demierre who took part in the Sandinist revolution and was killed in an ambush held by the Contras in February 1986.

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  • 59 min.

    This happy life

    Yue, Jiang, 2002

    Mr Liu is head of passenger affaires at Zhengzhou, one of China's busiest stations. And Mr Fu is party secretary and responsible for the political education of the station staff.

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  • 20 min.

    Visit to Picasso

    Haesaert, Paul, 1950

    'Visite à Picasso' is a classic documentary by dir. Paul Haesaerts which features the frequently used footage of Picasso painting on glass while a camera films him from the other side.

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  • 75 min.

    Dutch touch

    Helmer, Ulrike, 2006

    Dutch Touch is a fast-paced musical documentary about the Dutch hip-hop culture, seen through the eyes of the commercially successful rappers Brainpower, the (by choice) underground operating rapper Duvel and the rising star Jay Collin.

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  • 51 min.

    Selfportrait, Roger Ballen

    Vredeveld, Saskia, 2002

    Selfportrait is a documentary film about the controversial photographer Roger Ballen.

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  • 50 min.

    Dana Lixenberg: Through Dutch eyes

    Houwen, Pieter van der, 1999

    Through Dutch Eyes is a film about the work of the world-famous Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg who is living in New York.

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