Kaspar Hauser was allegedly born in Germany in 1812 and died by stabbing in 1833. He claimed to have grown up in total isolation in a darkened cell but much of his life has been little more than conjecture; facts soon dismissed as fiction. Italian director Davide Manuli uses this story as his jumping off point in the enigmatic, experimental The Legend of Kaspar Hauser.
Memories are not always of significant moments. There are the times in between, where we are who we are, in the places we live, with the people we surround ourselves with. In Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Neighboring Sounds, a well-to-do Brazilian family that populates a city block in Recife, Brazil, eats, sleeps, stares, eavesdrops, fights, make up, and continue to live their lives.
It could always be worse, though at times, that can be hard to believe. A mother pees herself to spite her son, beds ooze maggots, a prostitute poisons a string of dogs, simply because she can. With It Looks Pretty From a Distance, co-directors and married couple, Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal, have created a quietly towering work of sheer miserabilism.
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who disappeared, but who's bootlegged music became the anthem for apartheid South Africa for two decades. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to the singer, and their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the rumours.
What is FNC? The Festival du nouveau cinéma is about a spirit: the spirit of good company, revelry and fun. Every edition is a chance to get together and celebrate a shared passion for film around each new lineup. The eleven-day Festival is designed as a space devoted to discussions, meetings and sharing, where film fans come together with artists and professionals to exchange ideas in an informal setting.
The Epic & The Beasts is one of the coolest skateboarding videos we have seen to date. Shot in slow motion, this incredibly well done short film takes the regular skate video to a whole new artistic level. Directed and edited by Sebastian Linda, the video features skateboarders Tom Kleinschmidt, Richard Naumertat, Erik Grob, Octavio Trindade, David Raderecht, as well the filmmaker, Sebastian Linda.