FILMS ON THE FESTIVAL 2005 - (Amsterdam) - EDITION SIX
( in alphabetical order )

9m2
Jimmy Glasberg & Joseph Cesarini / FRANCE / 94 MIN 
The daily life of prisoners in a cell measuring 9 x 9 meters in the Baumettes Prison, Marseille. The inmates were trained to use the camera. Do they act or is this experience real? The result is intensely emotional.
Filmmuseum 19.30 November 22 
Uitkijk 22.00 November 27

10 DETAILS
Avo Morgabi / ISRAEL / 37 MIN
The details that make the lives of 3.5 millions Palestinians living in Israel and the Occupied Territories unbearable.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 30

11.000 KM FROM NY
Orzu Sharipov / TAJIKISTAN / 20 min
During the civil war in Tajikistan (1992-1997) about 100.000 Tajik refugees were receiving hospitality in war-torn Afghanistan. A comic actor is preparing a performance, he is explaining the tragic event of 11/09 in NYC, based on the information he has received through the only means he has – a little old radio. Even though his task is to make his audience smile in this terrible environment, he is concluding his performance with: “death to the world terrorists”! 
Melkweg 19.30 November 29

ALIMENTATION GENERALE
Chantal Briet / FRANCE / 84 MIN
Ali's general store is a haven of warmth, gossip and livelihood in a vast sea of concrete. Ali nourishes both the stomachs and souls of the whole neighbourhood in this typical suburb. 
Uikijk 22.00 November 28

AMAZONS
Alina Rudnitskaya / RUSSIA / 20 MIN
A cinematic portrait of a strange urban phenomenon: female equestrians who make a living by riding horses in the city streets and dogmatically oppose the participation of men. The inside story of these urban Amazons is shown through the eyes of a rookie team member.
Melkweg 19.30 November 26

A NIGHT OF PROPHECY
Amar Kanwar / INDIA / 77 MIN
Musical-poetic film about the passage of time, understanding the past, the severity of conflict and the cycles of change. The rhythm in music and images leads us through the stunning diversity of India, where we can still discover some universal symbols.
Melkweg 16.00 November 29

AUTUMN
Thomas Krogh Hansen / DENMARK / 1 MIN
A surprising exploration of what lies at the heart of this season.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

CHATS PERCHÉS 
(The Case of the grinning Cat)
Chris Marker / FRANCE / 58 MIN (nb French spoken, no subtitles)
Some time in 2001 smiling cats started to appear on the roofs of Paris. The filmmaker uses these enigmatic images to off-set and ridicule French and world politics while showing the hope for change that is still very alive among the young.
Melkweg 16.00 November 30

COME WHAT MAY 
Marcin Koszalka / POLAND / 24 MIN
The director films the relationship with his parents, wife and daughter; it's a question of ups and downs.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

DENTS DE LAIT, DENTS DE LOUP 
(Milk Teeth, Wolves Teeth) 
Emma de Swaef / BELGIUM / 8 MIN
Two suburban Belgian kids find a wounded dove and try to nurture it back to life. Drama is the inevitable result of their enthusiasm.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

DID WOLFF VON AMERONGEN COMMITT BANKRUPCY OFFENCES?…… 
Gerhard Benedikt Friedl / GERMANY / 73 MIN
Insights, often humorous and anecdotal, but mostly chilling, into the lives of fraudulent German industrialists.Various stories are told through a truly original cinematic form that is neither informational, nor purely associative. The lives of dubious tycoons are made cinematic, and above all bathed in irony. 
Melkweg 19.30 November 30

EENDJES VOEREN (Feeding The Ducks) 
Eugenie Jansen / THE NETHERLANDS / 8 MIN
Images from the Dutch Museum for Amateurfilm dating back as far as 1910 show the idyllic scenes of our memories, but the soundtrack reveals the “real drama”. 
Uitkijk 22.00 November 25

EL ASTUTO MONO PINOCHET CONTRA LA MONEDA DE LOS CERDOS
(Clever Monkey Pinochet Versus La Moneda's Pigs) 
Bettina Perut & Ivan Osnovikoff / CHILE / 72 min
A film about ten groups of kids and young Chileans who, through a collective creative process, carry out several scenes depicting the events around the 1973 Military Coup. The result is an amazing narration about the past and the present of the country from the perspective of a generation born after the historic event. 
Uitkijk 22.00 November 24

ERINNERUNGEN (Memories) 
Sylvia Schedelbauer / GERMANY / 19 MIN
A misplaced German girl grew up in Post-war Japan in a flourishing economy. Why didn't her parents ever talk about their youth? A box full of photos from 50's, 60's en 70's helps her understand the cultural confusion.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 30

FABRIKA
Sergei Loznitsa / RUSSIA / 30 MIN 
The filmmaker shows how a pure form of cinematography can indeed be created within the nitty-gritty of an archaic metal factory.
Melkweg 16.00 November 24

GEDAANTE VERWISSELING
C. Duyns / THE NETHERLANDS / 81 min (in Dutch, no subtitles) 
An impressionistic view of Berlin in 1982 is compared to the city fifty years earlier. The metamorphosis of the city is rendered visible through the use of archival footage. 
(Impressionistische reportage waarin het Berlijn van 1982 wordt vergeleken met dat van vijftig jaar eerder. Met behulp van veel archiefmateriaal wordt de metamorfose die de stad in vijftig jaar onderging zichtbaar gemaakt.)
Melkweg 17.00 November 28

GESCHICHTE DER NACHT 
Clemens Klopfenstein / SWITZERLAND / 63 MIN
The first film that captures the atmosphere of European cities after midnight. 
Melkweg 16.00 November 25

IDEAS OF ORDER IN CINQUE TERRE  
Ken Kobland / USA / 30 MIN
A spectacular Italian coastline inspires this visual study of line, color and rhythm.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 25

IWONKA AND ROMEK
Miron Wojdylo / POLAND / 20 MIN
Passion. Somewhere in Poland a couple make the best of things, with a little help from Chopin, and kittens.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 25

KTO TY JESTES? (Who art thou?)
Magda Pieta / POLAND / 13 MIN
While trying to display some pro-EU billboards, two young political activists meet the town's population and their scepticism. Is this little industrial city ready for us?
Filmmuseum 19.30 November 23

LAMOKOWANG
Petna Ndaliko Katondolo / CONGO / 15 MIN
We see the calabash being used as a water reservoir, a musical instrument and a carriage for a baby. No words, only sounds.
Melkweg 19.30 November 26

LEARNING BY CAMPING
Nicola Hochkeppel / GERMANY / 62 MIN
Tax consultant Wagner, the head of a family leads his wife and seven children through endless summer pilgrimages by camper. This German vacation idyll chronicles the history of a family, a country, and a medium – Super 8 filmmaking. 
Melkweg 19.30 November 24

MALEREI HEUTE (Painting Now)
Stefan Hayn & Anja-Christin Remmert / GERMANY / 61 MIN
Malerei Heute shows a series of watercolours from billboards in the Berlin cityscape from 1998 until now. The film transforms the paintings into a fascinating analytical instrument that explore the social and political changes beyond the consciousness level of daily life.
Melkweg 19.30 November 27
Uitkijk 22.00 November 29

MAN ROAD RIVER 
Marcellus1/ BRASIL / 12 MIN

A man, a road and a river are crossed, mixed and separated.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 25

MELODIAS
Francois Bovy / SWITSERLAND / 67 MIN
The film tells the story of the taxi driver Dario, of Jorge, who unloads trucks, and of policeman Luis Carlo, who brings the dead into the morgue. Discover how these trials of daily life receive a musical commentary.
Melkweg 19.30 November 25

OIL  
Murad Ibragimbekov / AZERBAIJAN / 6 MIN
Oil means grief and joy, war and peace… Oil is the blood of the earth. Oil is the history of the entire country. The film makes extensive use of archival footage and digital editing techniques, but still appears to be made in the style of early silent cinema.
Melkweg 19.30 November 28

OPERATION INVERT
Tara Mateik / USA / 13 MIN 
Botox-related plastic surgery and gender reassignment "sex change" are combined in a fanciful meditation on the history of mass warfare. 
Filmmuseum 19.30 November 23
Melkweg 19.30 November 26


PEACEFUL PROPAGANDA
A. Jonathan Benny / CANADA / 5 MIN
A present-day Canadian peace march as seen from the admiring perspective of a fascist propaganda film.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

POLAK (the Pole) 
Lukas Zünd / POLAND / 8 MIN 
A portrait of an immigrant from Nigeria in the Polish city of Lodz, about his love for all people. He teaches the unemployed about hope. 
Melkweg 16.00 November 24

PROVE DI STATO (Trials of the State) 
Leonardo di Costanzo / ITALY / 52 min
The filmmaker succeeds in capturing the daily routines of Luisa Bossa, the honest and determined mayor of the Italian town Ercolano. The constant flood of complaining local citizens on the mayor's doorstep reveals the paradox of an Italian society that wants change but also finds itself destabilized by it.
Melkweg 19.30 November 29

SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS 
Roz Mortimer / UK / 4min
An ironic view on the way the news media cover children's deaths.
Melkweg 19.30 November 24

STATION " L'AMOUR"
Vladimir Popov / RUSSIA / 27 MIN
The everyday life of a provincial medical assistant who tries to bring moral purity to town. A Who's who in the bath house
Filmmuseum 19.30 November 23

STRANGER
Milan Balog / SLOVAKIA / 9 MIN
An unusual portrait of a Ukrainian man living in Slovakia, who prepares for a bizarre suicide. 70 years later his grandson reads from the diary about the grandfather's last days. Based on the true story of two strangers.
Melkweg 19.30 November 26

SUNNYSIDE OF THE ROAD
Alexander Gutman / RUSSIA / 14 MIN 
Ivan Gudkov, the central figure of the film, is a man without a biography, without a past and without a future. He is filmed in his present state – be it bestial or human? He is a martyr, who never was and never became a hero. Life in the last Gulag.
Melkweg 16.00 November 24
Uitkijk 22.00 November 30

TAIMAGURA GRANDMA
Yoshihiko Sumiwaka / JAPAN / 110 MIN
Grandma Taimagura lives in the Japanese mountains, with no modern comforts, like tap water. The director followed her for 15 years and reveals the poetry of peasant life, the mystery of the soybean, bears and foxes.
Melkweg 16.00 November 27

THE BALLAD OF VICKI AND JAKE
Ian Thomasch Ash / UK / 100 MIN
Vicki, a single mother struggling with addiction, and her young son, move from a homeless shelter into a council house. The story shifts to the relationship between Vicki and the filmmaker, neither of whom will give up their quest for a happy ending without a fight.
Melkweg 16.00 November 26

UN ETÉ SILENCIEUX (A Silent Summer)
Réal Stéphane Breton / FRANCE / 52 MIN 
Somewhere in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the filmmaker observes shepherds and their flock. A distant and silent world is made all the more curious thanks to the filmmaker's personal approach and questioning.
Melkweg 19.30 November 28

WHO IS ZDENKO BUZEK?
Magnus Bartas / SWEDEN / 8 MIN 
The Zagreb based artist Zdenko Buzek plays himself in a re-enactment of his life, while a young girl's voice-over offers a naïve commentary.
Part of the Who Is series, which focuses on the how and why of story telling.
Filmmuseum 19.30 November 23
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

WOHNHAFT (Housebound)
Bernhard Marsch / GERMANY / 8 MIN
A documentary portrait about an extreme homebody whose universe had gotten out of hand.
Uitkijk 22.00 November 26

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