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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION'
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DESPICABLE DICK AND RIGHTEOUS RICHARD

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Joshua Neale
  • Country: U.K.
Richard has been pissing people off for 50 years. A recovering alcoholic from North Dakota, he finally musters the courage to complete the eighth and ninth steps of the 12-Step Program. With a list of everyone he's wronged—from ex-wives to ex-mistresses, abandoned children to slighted pals—Richard tries to make amends. But has he really changed? Soulful folk music and rich characters bring levity and humor to an emotional story of redemption. | Read More
Documentary
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DIOR AND I

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Frédéric Tcheng
  • Country: France
Frédéric Tcheng’s masterful documentary enters the storied world of the House of Christian Dior, with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first Dior Haute Couture collection as artistic director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with a mysterious and elegant reverence for the history of this iconic brand, Tcheng’s colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier is nothing short of magical. | Read More
Documentary and NY Director(s)
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DOWNEAST

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Ashley Sabin and David Redmon
  • Country: USA
Gouldsboro, Maine. Hit hard by the closure of the sardine canning factory, its laid-off residents—mostly 70-year-olds—just want to get back to work. So why is Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone having so much trouble getting federal funds to open a new lobster processing plant? Charged with the spirit of a generation that still gives it 110 percent, this poignant and poetic documentary sheds new light on the trying task of putting America back to work. | Read More
Documentary
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FAME HIGH

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Country: USA
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Garden captures all the drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph among a group of struggling students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular senior graduation performance, this endearing coming-of-age documentary is a tribute to discovering your passion and deciding whether you have the talent to take it to the next level. | Read More
Documentary
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FISHTAIL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 61 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrew Renzi
  • Country: USA
The iconic voice and noble philosophies proffered by Harry Dean Stanton punctuate this authentic look at life on the edge of wilderness. Andrew Renzi makes his directorial debut with this glimpse into the rugged lives of the cowboys of Montana’s Fishtail Basin Ranch as they survive another calving season. Set to a seraphic score, this captivating, atmospheric documentary is a film, as Stanton would say, for “those of earth-born passion.” | Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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FLAT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Arnon Goldfinger
  • Country: Germany and Israel
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. | Read More
Documentary and Relationships
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GARNET'S GOLD

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Ed Perkins
  • Country: U.K.
Twenty years ago, Garnet Frost nearly lost his life hiking near Scotland’s Loch Arkaig. The near-death experience haunts him to this day, in particular the peculiar wooden stick he discovered right before he was rescued. Believing the staff to be a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, Garnet embarks on a treasure hunt for the lost riches. Beneath the search for gold lies a poignant pursuit for life’s meaning and inspiration. | Read More
Documentary, TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker
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GENIUS OF MARIAN

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Banker White and Anna Fitch
  • Country: USA
Weaving past into present, filmmakers Banker White (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars) and Anna Fitch immerse the audience in the daily life of White’s mother, Pam. Her Alzheimer’s threatens to wipe out the memory of her own mother, Marian, a celebrated artist who died of the same disease. Beautifully edited, The Genius of Marian retraces both women’s lives to paint a complex and powerful contemporary portrait of motherhood, chronic illness and legacy. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Relationships
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GIVE UP TOMORROW

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Collins
  • Country: USA and U.K.
In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. | Read More
Crime and Documentary
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HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Give Up Tomorrow won this award: In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. | Read More
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