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Program, 23-25 November 2018, Rotterdam

Friday 23.11.2018


Friday 23.11.2018

Mountain of the Strong, Proud Women (2014, SE)
Live Video Performance
Hanna Wildow (SE)
In a collage made up of interviews with Wildow’s grandmother, Inga Svensson, the archive she constructed around the mountain Omberg, a sound piece by Imri Sandström, and a video of the mountain, a work in four voices unfolds. 

­­­Friday 23.11.2018

Granny Project (2017, HU/ GB)
Balint Revesz (HU)
Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchistic journey into the past – a complex road movie about inter-generational dialogue in Great Britain, Hungary and Germany.

Saturday 24.11.2018

A Roof in Common (2018, PT/ TW)
Fan Wu (TW)
Inacio and Francisca have shared the same roof, since they both lost their life partners. Now, during the final season of their life, they face a new challenge, sharing life - and affections, with one another.

The Singer Who Fell (2016, RU/ FR)
Lana Parshina (RU)
00:24:00 min
Meet grandma Olga, a 105-year-old student of Konstantin Stanislavski, who still teaches vocals in her Moscow apartment.

Hello Sea! (2016, HU)
María Grazia Goya (CU)

Driven by the Ecuadorian director’s own relation to the sea, the film explores what the sea means to people in a landlocked country.

Grandmother's Rice (2010, PL)
Lun Lee (KR)
Grandma’s Rice follows an 83-year-old woman in South Korea who is left adrift within her own family.  Without a place to call her own, Sun-Ok You wanders between different residences.

Saturday 24.11.2018

Cafe Nagler (2015, IL/ DE)
Mor Kaplansky (IL)
During the 1920’s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. The director embarks on a journey to find out what is left of the legendary café previously owned by her family.

Marusia (2016, UA)
Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun (UA) 
A 15-year-old girl is urged to marry in order to escape her family's persecution by a new regime. The story also reflects the challenges of the last one-hundred years in one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

Saturday 24.11.2018

The Grandmother (1970, USA)
David Lynch (USA)
An imaginative lad of about ten finds a bag of seeds, which he plants in soil that he's placed in the middle of a single bed. The seed sprouts and grows into a grandmother, who's loving and approving.

Adgilis deda (1976, USSR)
Goderdzi Tschocheli (GE)
The sound of cattle calling awakens an old, lonely woman from her bitter thoughts and makes her realize - she has no right to die. As long as she is alive, the village will be a village; only with her death will the last sign of life disappear.

Sunday 25.11.2018

Heiratsanträge an meine Oma (2017, DE)
Nossa Schäfer (DE)
The director’s grandma talks self-confidently about her many male suitors and her pursuit of independence. She finds herself caught in a contradiction when face to face with her granddaughter’s perspective.

O moarte în familia mea (2017, RO)
Andra Tarara (RO)
The filmmaker always thought the world would stop spinning when a loved one dies. But it did not. Grandma is terminally ill, while the rest of the family frets with Easter preparations.

Olivia (2016, PT)
Anna Magdalena Silva (CO) and Atsushi Kuwayama (JP)
Olivia spends her days in the house that used to be a busy restaurant, and her life is constantly filled with sparkling stories of the past.

Lola (2016, PHL)
Roberth Fuentes (PHL)
Every day the director/ grandchild hears his grandma singing. Even though she can't see the brightness of her life she has never lost hope for herself.

Cobwebs (2012, NL)
Wiep Teeuwisse (NL)
Animation with the grandmother’s voice-over. The director’s Grandma remembers what happened when she was young, then she forgets and then she remembers again. Graphical lines follow the mood of the story.

Manou, La Seyne sur Mer (2011, DE)
Maya Schweizer (FR)
To the question; "Do you have friends in the retirement home?  " Maya Schweizer´s  grandmother answers   in a sometimes very lucid and then sometimes very dreamy monolog about how she feels in her new home.

Sara (2017, IA)
Ronit Hammer (IA)
Animation of an ageing woman who comes to terms with herself as she gets ready for her 70th birthday.

Leda mit dem Schwan (2006, DE)
Lilli Kuschel (DE) & Lola Göller (DE)
This film is a re-enactment of the eponymous renaissance painting by Antonio da Corregio, originally from 1532, but now the scenery has been relocated to a beer garden in Berlin, Kreuzberg.

Ik was pas 14 (2016, NL)
Froukje van Wengerden (NL)
In 1944, the grandmother of the director, then a fourteen-year-old girl, saw how her father, along with 658 other men, was deported by train from their village in the Netherlands. He never came back.

Alte Sachen (2018, IL)
Tom Prezman (IL)
The film tells the story of the grandmother’s trauma from the holocaust. It is in stop-motion, the filmmaker recreated his grandmother and her living room. 

Modern Family vol. 1 (2016 NL/ GR)
Anna-Maria Pinaka (GR)
The filmmaker has been videoing her grandmother whenever she visited her in Greece, she juxtaposed that footage with recordings of similarly uneventful, yet more consciously performance-like recordings of herself.

Sunday 25.11.2018

Learning to Milk a Cow (2016, CA/ DE)
Juli Saragosa (CA)
Hand-processed black & white film, color film, photographs and official documents create a montage of three generations of reflections on politics, longing, feelings of displacement and loss.

Kiki the War Dog/ Kiki der Kriegshund (2013, NO/ DE)
Kiki was a black-and-white fox-terrier who lived during World War 2. A born Parisian, Kiki is adopted by the German Army and travels through Europe all the way to Russia in the winter of 1942.

Sunday 25.11.2018

A Gift for a Centenarian (2017, HU)
Yamil Rodriguez (NI)
The train ride becomes an inner journey as the filmmaker recollects the memories of his grandmother who turns 100, the film becomes a gift.

Grandma Has a Video Camera (2007, USA)
Tania Cypriano (BR/ USA)
This documentary is about the use of home video by a family of Brazilian immigrants, which portrays their lives in the United States for over twenty years.

Sunday 25.11.2018




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