OMAR SOSA'S 88 WELL-TUNED DRUMS is a feature-length documentary film on the life and music of Cuba-born pianist and composer, Omar Sosa (b. 1965). Multiple Grammy-nominee Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original sound—with a Latin jazz heart.
International Documentary - Long Form
Lisboa, 1974. Franco Lorenzoni, a militant in his twenties of Lotta Continua, the most important Italian extra-parliamentary group of the 70s, occupies a house in Rua do Prior 41. Over the following months, that house will become the headquarters of the Associação de Amizade Revolucionária Portugal-Italia, that will bring hundreds of young people from all over the world see with their own eyes the freest country in Europe.
The resumption of occupation of the city in the midst of the pandemic chaos is the guiding thread of the dance-documentary The City that Lives in Me, a celebration of the return of the on-site activities of the Castro Alves Theater Ballet. The documentary follows the artistic process of the dance company, revealing the backstage of one of the biggest theaters in Brazil.
In a nursing home on the outskirts of Stockholm, a special relationship gradually develops between Monica, a care worker who still grieves for her grandmother, and Ella – a 99-year-old resident who doesn’t have any close family. With humor and tenderness, their story unveils the ups and downs of aging and care in late life.
A film made with everyday life. “Pierogi — stories with stuffing” are short glances towards four different worlds. The characters of the film will let you into their lives for a moment, but they don’t promise to reckon how their stories will end. In fact, you can be sure they left the endings for themselves. Stuffed stories are a search for the unusual in the ordinary. It is worth absorbing this uniqueness. Remember, the door will only be ajar for a moment.
This film captures the fraught relationship between the director's father, a property developer, and his grand-father, a blind fortune teller, as they negotiate past resentments and an uncertain future.