Focus: Exploring the World

Foreign cultures and and distant lands fascinate and inspire us. Join us on a cinematic journey across the globe and discover a variety of world views and experience different geographical perspectives from all walks of life.

Films in this category

In the Crosswind

Martti Helde 2014 83 Min
An emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia …


Andrzej Jakimowski 2012 101 Min
Set in Lisbon, Portugal at an institute for the blind …

In the Fog

Sergei Loznitsa 2012 127 Min
Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under …

In the Basement

Ulrich Seidl 2014 82 Min
People and their cellars are a very unique duo. The …


Pawel Pawlikowski 2013 80 Min
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in …

I Want to Run

Achim Michael Hasenberg 2011 89 Min
In 2009 started the hardest and longest footrace in the …


Jessica Hausner 2004 83 Min
When Irene takes a position at a hotel deep in …


Randall Wright 2014 112 Min
Born in 1937, David Hockney has spent his life working …


Yared Zeleke 2015 90 Min
When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland …

In Order of Disappearance

Hans Petter Moland 2014 112 Min
Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, …

Duran Duran: Unstaged

David Lynch 2011 121 Min
Duran Duran Unstaged is a multimedia event that takes the …

The German Friend

Jeanine Meerapfel 2012 99 Min
Argentina, in the middle fifties. Sulamit is the daughter of …

Far From Men

David Oelhoffen 2014 97 Min
Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a …


Yuval Adler 2013 96 Min
Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli …


Hermann Vaske 2014 82 Min
As Udo Kier guides us through Europe's galleries, he comes …

The Farewell Party

Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit 2014 89 Min
A compassionate dark comedy about friendship and knowing when to …

Zaza, Kurd

Simone Amendola 2017 16 Min
Hamza has been living in Italy as a refugee since …

Almost Tomorrow

Gianluca Loffredo 2017 52 Min
“Quasi domani” (Almost tomorrow”) tells the story of an old …

The Play

Guido Lombardi 2017 15 Min
Chinuè faces a dilemma when she gets pregnant by her …


Filippo Ticozzi 2017 15 Min
Johnny is from Kinshasa but has been living in the …

Flat 4 Safari–Cirillo

Paolo Bianchini 2017 15 Min
The Safari Cirillo family come from different walks of life: …

La Linea

Alessandro Stevanon 2017 15 Min
Federico is an shy and lonely child. A meeting with …

Ghetto PSA

Rossella Schillaci 2016 15 Min
Jacob arrived in Italy alone from French Guinea when he …

Teacher Children

Simone Bucri 2017 16 Min
Immigrant children can often become their parents’ teachers. A look …

BELES - The season of prickly pears

Massimo Ruggiero 2016 15 Min
This documentary explores the stories and daily lives of Eritrean …
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