A personal essay which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s. From the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring.
A young German couple find their relationship tested after his mother suffers an accident. Thirty years later, a middle-aged actress splits with her anthropologist husband. Soon, these two couples' paths cross in unexpected ways.
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
A family spends three summer days in a beautiful lake mansion close to Berlin. Together with her new lover, Irene visits her brother Alex, who still inhabits the house with his writer son ... See full summary »
Marseille describes an interlude in the life of young Berlin photographer Sophie. Wanting a change, Sophie does an apartment swap, so she can go photograph the city of Marseille, and most of all get away from Berlin.
13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »
Romain Goupil is an actor-director who grew up with a camera in his hand (his father Pierre was a cameraman for many years, best known for his work with Cousteau's team of adventurers). Here he is performing a rite of remembrance of Michel Recanati (1948-78), his comrade in hundreds of demonstrations and acts of defiance from 1967 to 1971. Some of this footage is really striking, never seen before (certainly not by me). You can practically smell the tear-gas going off.
The old footage blends seamlessly with the new. It's a great reconstruction of the still-recent past, that suffers only from our inability to keep track of all the left- and right-wing groups involved, as well as many of the issues they fought over so passionately.
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