Program, Rotterdam 2016




Friday 22/04/2016 20:00 - 22:00
Granny 10’ Sandro Katamashvili (Georgia 2013). The filmmaker's animated ode to his grandmother is a nostalgic snapshot of a warm night in a Georgian town.
Irene 09’ Otilia Babara (Hungary/ Moldova 2015). Irene is a full me grandmother. She has a magic bag with which she travels every day from her village to Budapest. The filmmaker is present.
Tomboychik 15’ Sandi DuBowski (USA 1993). A series of intimate videos depicting love between grandmother and grandson. It is a moving portrait of a woman’s lifetime struggle with gender and sexuality.
Mama 28’ Lidia Sheinin (Russia 2013). The main character is 96 years old and is imprisoned in her flat. She is sharp about details but not sure about the larger situation, which date it is or who her relatives are.
Abschied von Oma 52’ Sabine Jainski (Germany 2013). Even if she lies in a bed in the care home, Ursula Jainski stays sharp and remembers her life happenings in a witty way.

Saturday 23/04/2016
13:00 - 15:00
Passing Down, Frame One 
10’ Maya Schweizer (Germany/ France 2007). This film reconstructs the story of the artist's Jewish grandmother during the World War II, by using audio recordings and visual footage captured in France and Germany. 
Pia Mater 18’ Pablo Delgado Sanchez (México 2011). A day in the life of the filmmaker's grandmother. An elderly woman who, after bitterer time in her life, has gradually stopped talking and smiling.
And There Are Thoughts 22’ Carmen Tofeni (Romania 2013). To avoid the overwhelming feeling of solitude, Maria’s own thoughts speak back to her and keep her company in her everyday activities.
100 Werden 60’ Karin Nungesser (Germany 2013). This film accompanies Johanna N. on her everyday life with the camera for a whole day. It is the day before her 100th birthday. The filmmaker is present.

15:30 - 17:30
Homeland of Gestures, part 1: Folding You Within You Without You 
10’ Kirsten Leenaars (the Netherlands 2012). A Poetic study of the last years of Leenaars’ grandmother’s life and the relationship between her and her daughter. 
Monica, Esquisses 07’ Lou Dahlab (Switzerland 2015). In this house, times get mixed up. Some rooms are getting empty, others are sheltering memories.
Conversations 21’ Eliane Esther Bots (The Netherlands 2014). The filmmaker unravels the hidden meanings of her grandmother’s personal archive. The filmmaker is present.
Without Him 05’ Otilia Babara (Moldova 2015). The grandmother of the filmmaker was captured on the day after her husband died. The filmmaker is present.
Mano Liepos 23’ Mateo Passerini (Lithuania 2014). Magdalena returns to the village where she lived long ago, in search of her past, buried in the woods. The filmmaker is present.
Babushka 03’ Alina Eduardovna (Ukraine 2014). This short story is about one old woman’s loneliness, which slowly turns into madness.
Heimsuchung 53’ Henrike Meyer (Germany 2014). In this film, we accompany filmmaker when she visits the house of her family after her grandmother passed away. The film is mysterious and intimate at the same me.

20:00 - 21:30 
Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo 80’ Yulene Olaizola (Mexico 2008). There is a lodging house, owned by Rosa Carbajal in Mexico City, a shelter that hides an intimate and a passionate story.

Sunday 24/04/2016
13:00 – 15:00
Abuelas 09’ Afarin Eghbal (United Kingdom 2011). Woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild in Buenos Aires. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years to meet her grandchild.
The Fourth One 26’ Liis Lepik (Estonia 2012). One day of an old sharp-witted lady named Emilia, the mother of five on the day when she buries her fourth child.
Broken Branches 25’ Ayala Sharot (Israel 2014). This animated documentary tells the story of Michal Rechter, who was only 14 when she left her home in Poland and traveled to Israel by herself just before the World War II.
Kirov Street #8 54’ Mariam Chachia (Georgia/ France 2013). This grandmother, with German origin, lived in Georgia quite well, until everything changed when she was 15 and World War II started.

15:30 – 17:00
A Family Affair 90’ Tom Fassaert (The Netherlands 2015). In A Family Affair, Fassaert explores the delicate history of his own family, which is marked by conflict. The grandmother in this film is not an ordinary grandmother. 








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