Doc.Berlin 2022 (Documentary Film Festival): DAY 3
Unter die Haut, DE 2020, R: Leve Kühl, 3min, OV; I Won’t Remain Alone, IR 2021, R: Yaser Talebi, 15min, OmeU; Heaven Is On My Side, PT 2022, R: Marco Espirito Santo, 4min, OmeU; Meander, BE 2021, R: Lander Haverals, Sam Geyskens und Vincent Everaerts, 15min, OmeU; I Never Had Dreams of My Son, UA 2022, R: Jason Blevins, 16min, OmeU; Unknown Hand, UK 2021, R: Saul Pankhurst, 4min, OmeU; Heimat, IT 2021, R: Giovanni Montagnana, 20min, OmeU; The Mechanics of Fluids, FR 2022, R: Gala Hernández López, 35min, OmeU.
Total length: 112 min
UNTER DIE HAUT (GERMANY) BY LEVE KÜHL
Taale, in a hybrid of staged and documentary, recalls an encounter of sexual assault, the immediate hours after the act, and how the incident has changed her. Running time: 00:03:00.
I WON’T REMAIN ALONE (IRAN) BY YASER TALEBI
An old disabled couple living in a small village in the northern part of Iran, face an unfathomable tragedy when their youngest son falls into a coma after an accident. Defying the Islamic traditions of burial, overcoming problems of red tape, and turning devastation into hope, the parents agree to donate their son’s organs. Five years after their brave decision, a film crew visits them and records their slow path of reconciliation with death – or rather, their acquaintance with eternal life. Running time: 00:15:00.
HEAVEN IS ON MY SIDE (PORTUGAL) BY MARCO ESPIRITO SANTO
A short film on gratitude and big-wave surfing featuring João “Massas” de Macedo, “Heaven Is On My Side” is simultaneously a documentary and a meditation on environmental consciousness through Macedo's experience at the world’s biggest wave in Nazaré, Portugal. Running time: 00:03:37.
MEANDER (BELGIUM) BY LANDER HAVERALS, SAM GEYSKENS, VINCENT EVERAERTS
Heavily addicted to medication for several years, Valerie has tried to take her own life again. Caught between a disturbing past and a slightly hopeful future, mother and son meet again. Her son Charly is left with little expectations, but will he dare to forgive and hope for a better future nonetheless? Running time: 00:15:10.
I NEVER HAD DREAMS OF MY SON (UKRAINE) BY JASON BLEVINS
After years of war, a Ukrainian father finds proof his missing son may still be alive in captivity. Running time: 00:16:16.
UNKNOWN HAND (U.K.) BY SAUL PANKHURST
An individual reflects on the inevitability of change, how we know ourselves and how we wish to be known. This film discusses the impact of degenerative illness on one's sense of Identity and Authenticity, asserting an individual's right to approach a major change in their health in a way that remains true to them. Running time: 00:03:19.
HEIMAT (ITALY) BY GIOVANNI MONTAGNANA
A soldier surrounded by the Enemy and ultimately trapped in the City writes his last letter home. Running time: 00:20:00.
THE MECHANICS OF FLUIDS (FRANCE) BY GALA HERNÁNDEZ LÓPEZ
In 2018, an incel called Anathematic Anarchist posted a suicide letter on Reddit entitled "America is responsible for my death". “The Mechanics of Fluids” is an attempt to find answers to his words. A virtual drift through the internet in search of his digital traces that ends up being an inner journey between our connected solitudes. Running time: 00:35:00.