21-26 January 2020

International Documentary

This showcases international films 50 minutes or longer, that have never been shown in filmmaker by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. A prize of 5,000€ is awarded to the France.

Members of the jury
  • CHARLES HEMBERT, diffuseur
  • SHOLA LYNCH, cinéaste
  • LEENA PASANEN, journaliste
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AWARDED FILM Putin’s Witnesses
Vitaly Mansky
Latvia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, 2018, 1 h 42 Unique testimonies – from Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin himself – to help us understand the operation “Successor” which brought Putin to power in 1999. 23/01 at 18:00, Bellevue Auditorium
25/01 at 9:30, Bellevue Auditorium

A Sister’s Song
Danae Elon
Canada, Israel, 2018, 1 h 20 After 20 years apart, Marina journeys to a Greek monastery to reconnect with her sister who has become a nun but a dramatic turn of events takes them on a unknown path. 23/01 at 16:00, Colisée
25/01 at 16:45, Bellevue Auditorium

Ciutat dels morts
City of the dead
Miguel Eek
Spain, 2019, 56 min Death through those who have learn to live with it in the cemetery and the funeral home in Palma. 24/01 at 12:00, Bellevue Auditorium
26/01 at 16:00, Colisée

Domashni Igri
Home Games
Alisa Kovalenko
Ukraine, France, Poland, 2018, 1 h 26 A season in the life of 20-year-old Alina from Kiev saved by football, trying to rescue her young siblings. A hard look at the reality of broken homes and strong women. 23/01 at 18:00, Cinéma Le Royal
26/01 at 15:00, Gare du Midi Gamaritz

Jeszcze dzień życia
Another day of life
Raùl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, 2018, 1 h 25 The story of Polish journalist Kapuscinski, sent to cover the Angolan civil war and returning a different man. An animated account of a forgotten war. 23/01 at 11:30, Cinéma Le Royal
25/01 at 18:45, Cinéma Le Royal

Kibera: Příběh slumu
Vote for Kibera
Martin Páv
Czech Republic, 2018, 1 h 30 Captured by a photographer, the hope, determination and creativity of the inhabitants of Nairobi’s biggest slum, threatened by the violence erupting around the 2017 elections. 23/01 at 14:00, Casino municipal Théâtre
25/01 at 15:15, Colisée

L’Apollon de Gaza
The Apollo of Gaza
Nicolas Wadimoff
Canada, Switzerland, 2018, 1 h 18 An investigative documentary on the 2013 discovery and subsequent disappearance of an Apollo statue near Gaza. 23/01 at 20:15, Gare du Midi Atalaya
25/01 at 14:30, Bellevue Auditorium

Les Tombeaux sans noms
Graves Without a Name
Rithy Panh
France, Cambodia, 2018, 1 h 55 Rithy Panh continues his search for a path to peace, embarking on a search for the remains of his family killed by the Khmer Rouge. 24/01 at 14:30, Casino municipal Théâtre
26/01 at 11:45, Bellevue Auditorium

Samuel Alarcón
Spain, France, 2018, 1 h 23 Bordeaux, 1828: Goya dies. The Spanish consulate decides to repatriate his body, but when the painter’s sarcophagus is opened, his skull is missing... 23/01 at 9:30, Bellevue Auditorium
25/01 at 12:00, Colisée

Totems et Tabous
Totems and Taboos
Daniel Cattier
Belgium, 2018, 1 h 07 We probe the colonial history of the Africa Museum in Brussels, from its creation by Leopold II to the repatriation of works to their country of origin. 24/01 at 9:30, Bellevue Auditorium
26/01 at 14:30, Colisée

Walking on Water
Andrey M. Paounov
United States, Bulgaria, Italy, 2018, 1 h 40 An illuminating portrait of a master artist and the arduous business of bringing to life The Floating Piers, in Italy, which attracted over 1.2 million visitors. 24/01 at 17:30, Casino municipal Théâtre
26/01 at 16:30, Casino municipal Théâtre