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Visions du Réel 2020

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Swiss docs to Munich

Documentaries from Switzerland feature at DOK.fest Munich, both in the festival line-up and within the Marketplace presentations. Swiss Docs Catherine Ann Berger also reflects on the recent online Visions du…
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Visions du Réel: The Edge of Trauma

Oscar-nominated Petra Costa delivered a highly entertaining and provocative masterclass at VdR during which she discussed her feature films and motivations, specifically the ‘black hole’ of personal trauma.
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Visions du Réel: Ethnographic odyssey

Shot over four decades, Anerca, Breath of Life (Markku Lehmuskallio, Johannes Lehmuskallio, Anastasia Lapsui) is an ethnographic odyssey through the indigenous cultures of northern Europe and North America.
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Pitching du Réel: Reas by Lola Arias

In this Argentinian musical doc project, pitching at online Visions du Réel, real inmates at the Ezeiza Prison in Buenos Aires reconstruct scenes from their past lives and imagine their…
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Festivals in the time of corona

On 26 April leading festival personnel, including Vision du Réel’s Emilie Bujès and IDFA’s Orwa Nyrabia, gathered to talk online about how festivals may/should/could respond to the new reality under…
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Visions du Réel: Past present

Yeon Park orders a unique present for her father’s birthday, a time travel machine. Her short film describes her fascination for the device, and his subsequent reaction to it.
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Visions du Réel: Sound and vision

Daniel Kemény’s Sòne is a visual and aural treat for the viewer, and a film which, for the director, marks an emotional return to the Italian village of his childhood.
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Visions du Réel: Past perfect

In Le grand viveur, a film that proves that cinema is first and foremost a visual medium, Perla Sardella delivers a beautiful and elegiac (and ostensibly silent) portrait of a…
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Visions du Réel: Dutch do docs

The Netherlands presents four projects at Visions du Réel 2020, including Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum's The Ride, in Medium Length & Short Film Competition.
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Visions du Réel: Brotherly love?

Valentin Merz Tanören’s Brothers – A Family Film is an intimate if ‘autofictional’ account of a relationship between two siblings who seem perennially at odds.
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Visions du Réel: Swiss timing

On the eve of Visions du Réel 2020, Swiss Films Managing Director Catherine Ann Berger talks docs, disruption and the benefits that can be derived from the enforced switch to…
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Visions du Réel: 2020 Visions

“The festival is also going to take place in a human way, not just in a click-on-a-link way,” says Emilie Bujès of the online edition of Visions du Réel 2020.…