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gallery/M2008 • 7000 souls

SEVEN THOUSAND SOULS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sanjin Miric

COUNTRY: Czech Republic

RUNTIME: '66

 

SYNOPSIS: Serbia alone had lost a third of its entire population in the Great War, almost half its men. This film talks about those that never returned home from the two biggest Austria-Hungarian prisoner camps on the territory of today's Czech Republic - Jindřichovice and Broumov.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

FEATURE DOCS

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gallery/M2008 • Alexander Le Fou

ALEXANDER THE FOOL • 2019

DIRECTOR: Pedro Pires

COUNTRY: Canada

RUNTIME: '70

 

SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years after a psychotic event on the South China Sea flipped his life upside down, Alex, a sensitive, refined and schizophrenic man is at a crossroads. His grand-mother and confidante, who would like to die with peace of mind, insists that he tries to find a girlfriend. His encounter with a young psychotic woman gives birth to an ardently passionate relationship, making him slowly drift away from his usual emotional boundaries. While the South China Sea’s troubled waters well up in his mind, he gradually isolates himself, in danger of being swallowed by paranoia’s unfathomable abyss. An intimate odyssey, at once troubling and sublime.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

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gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection 2020
gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection 2020
gallery/M2008 • Palabra de Capitan

CAPITAIN'S WORD • 2020

DIRECTOR: Nacho Sacaluga

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '90

 

SYNOPSIS: Who is the Captain and why is his word important? Author of more than 40 comparsas and chirigotas, including Los Yesterday, Juan Carlos Aragón was a writer, carnival author and professor of philosophy. And his lyrics were also pure philosophy, which often sounded in the voices of the most admired artists in our country. His death unleashed an unusual tsunami in Andalusia that led to an explosion of love, despite the fact that he also aroused much hatred in life. Captain's Word is not just the posthumous portrait of a genius like Juan Carlos Aragón. It is talking about the Carnival of Cádiz and its recent history, deeply marked by this author who disappeared prematurely, unexpectedly and silently. Brave, critical and self-critical, his irony and his poetic depth managed to cross the subgenre of the carnival songs and mark a whole generation of Spanish singer-songwriters. Vanessa Martín, Manuel Carrasco, India Martínez and El Kanka, among others, review their work in the film, reaffirming the idea that Aragón, alias Captain Veneno, traveled far beyond the walls of Cádiz. Captain's Word starts from the mainstream to twist it. A necessary document, built with the testimony of those who knew and admired him, essential to understand a culture and a society, a person and a character. As light as resounding, and as unknown as influential.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

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gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection 2020