Programme 5 July 2017 Palermo | Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

Mercoledì 5 luglio | Wednesday July 5th

21.00 Art in doc
Jan Fabre. Beyond the artist, Giulio Boato
Francia – Belgio, 2014, 52’, v.o. sott. in italiano | o.v.Italian subtitles
Regista in sala | Meet the author

Jan Fabre, born in 1958, lives and works in Antwerp. Many works have been published on his works as a visual artist, stage director, choreographer, set designer, performer. But never has a documentary been produced on this mult-talented figure. The documentary is based on the interviews with Jan Fabre, Georges Banu (a theatre critic), Vincent Baudriller (ex co-director of Festival d’Avignon), Jan Dekeyser (architect of Fabre’s theatre/atelier) and Rudolf Rach (Fabre’s editor in France). The images of 12 shows, 5 exhibitions and many drawings, models and sculptures move behind the words of the interviewees, drawing up the lines of the portrait of one of the most controversial artist of the last  decades.


Concorso | Competition
Who’s gonna love me now?, Tomer Hyemann and Barak Heymann
Israele, 2016, 90’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

The two Israeli filmmakers – and brothers – Tomer & Barak Heymann dig deep into manhood, religion, family and sex in this portrait of Saar Maoz, an HIV-positive gay man torn between his “out” life as a member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus and his desire to reconnect with his Orthodox family in Israel. The result is a moving portrait of a man trying to maintain balance as he navigates between two very different worlds.

The living of pigeons, Baha’ Abu Shanab
Palestina, 2014, 17’, v.o. sott. in italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles

In collaborazione con / In collaboration with Al Ard Doc Film Festival

A haunting glimpse of the surreal early morning hours and the daily experience of “rush hour” at Checkpoint 300, which separates Bethlehem in the West Bank from Jerusalem


Sans le Kosovo, Dea Gjinovci
Svizzera – Kosovo 2016, 22’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles
Regista in sala| Meet the author

In 1968, Asllan Gjinovci is a Physics student at the University of Prishtina. Following his involvement in student protests asking for the autonomy of Kosovo in Yugoslavia, he’s forced to flee the country. Setting him out on a three-year odyssey, hiding a few months in Croatia then spending two and half years in refugee camps in Italy, to finally settle in Switzerland. The director of the documentary is his daughter. Kosovo is a mysterious part of her identity, mainly shaped by 90’s news footage of the Kosovo war.


21.00 Concorso | Competition
Dönüş-Retour, Valeria Mazzucchi
Italia, 2017, 50’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles
Regista in sala | Meet the author

Jérôme Bastion is a correspondent for Radio France Internationale (RFI) in Turkey. He has lived for 20 years in Istanbul, becoming a reference for the French speaking radio audiences in world. As a voice for civil rights and freedom of speech, Jérôme has witnessed Erdoğan’s Turkey returning into the state of violence and deprivation of freedoms, a situation that reminds him of the status quo when he first arrived in Turkey. Dönüş–Return follows the life of Jérôme in his last weeks in Istanbul, before his distressful decision to leave Turkey after the Turkish general election of November 2015. Dönüş–Return is a character-driven current affairs documentary that deepens the ongoing decline of Erdoğan’s Turkey towards an authoritarian and undemocratic state, where opposition, civil rights and freedom of speech are strongly and violently oppressed.

Dönüş-Retour teaser from Valeria Mazzucchi on Vimeo.


A woman’s story, Azra Rashid
Canada, 2015, 52’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

A look at genocide, survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women who have experienced three different genocides of the 20th century. Shot on location in Canada, Poland, Bangladesh and Rwanda, A Woman’s Story features three strong women who are connected by the thread of survival. Each one becomes aware of the story of the other, and by this they become more determined to continue their essential duty. By putting women at the center of the narrative and transcending their victimization, this film highlights their resilience and survival.

Nowhere line: voices from Manus Island, Lukas Schrank
Australia – Inghilterra, 2015, 15’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island (trailer) from Lukas Schrank on Vimeo.


Intégration Inch’Allah, Pablo Muñoz Gomez
Belgio, 2016, 59’, v.o. sott. in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

They have just arrived in Brussels. Newly arrived immigrants from Syria, Iraq, Morocco have to follow a mandatory integration course in Flanders, called « inburgering ». To obtain their certificate, they will have to learn the habits and customs of Flanders and Belgium. With humor and tenderness, the film follows these characters throughout their journey.


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