Flight of a Bullet
Open City Documentary Festival • 1h 21m
Dir. Beata Bubenec - 80min - 2017 - Russia/Latvia - Language: Russia - Subtitles: English
"Beata Bubenec’s single-take documentary opens on a blown-out bridge in Ukraine’s heavily contested Donbass region. A local man—taking exception to being filmed—is bundled into a car by armed forces and driven off for interrogation. But despite the intensity of the action unfolding in front of the camera, attention and scrutiny quickly turns to goings-on behind the lens as Bubanec’s allegiances (and motivations) are called into question. As the tension of the exhilarating opening scene subsides, the film shifts into a fascinating and provocative study of how the violence of conflict permeates into the mundanity of the everyday." Open City Documentary Festival.
"The whole scenario—which could be plucked wholesale for a fictional thriller—neatly captures the frontier justice at work, but it’s also an instant window into how the bloodshed of war pervades life and aggravates and enables male aggression." Film at Lincoln Centre http://ow.ly/np3A50CoPiO
Up Next in Open City Documentary Festival
Dir. Juliana Antunes - 2017 - Brazil - Spoken language: Portuguese - Subtitles: English
Andreia wants to move out. Leid is waiting for her husband, who is in prison. They are neighbours in a poor suburban slum of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, trying to escape the daily dangers of a drug traffic war ha...
Cheonggyecheon Medly: A Dream of Iron
Dir. Kelvin Kyung Kun Park - 2011 - Republic of Korea - Language: Korean - Subtitles: English
"The Cheonggye stream runs through the center of Seoul. Today a popular urban recreation area with clear water, promenades and leafy plants, the Cheonggyecheon was, until only eight years ago, a filthy ...
Roundabout in My Head
Dir. Hassen Ferhani - 2015 - Algeria, France, Lebanon, Qatar - Language: Arabic - Subtitles: English
Roundabout in My Head looks inside the oldest slaughterhouse in Central Algiers. The backdrop of well-worn surfaces and a palette of bloody reds speaks to the building’s function, but it is the l...