CAN YOU HEAR ME?

DIRECTOR: PEDRO BALLESTEROS
Spain, 2020, 75’
Jaume Plensa is one of the most outstanding artists on the international scene. His enigmatic, powerful and unmistakable sculptures can be found in museums, galleries and public spaces all over the world. “Can You Hear Me?” is the fullest documentary depiction to date of Jaume Plensa; of his thought, his poetics, his way of understanding art as a generator of beauty, and his understanding of public space as a place of encounter with the community.
23 October 18:45, Saturn IMAX #2

LONG SHOT DALNYI PLAN

DIRECTOR: VLADIMIR GOLOVNYOV
Russia, 2021, 67’
Since 2015 modern 3D film theatres have been opening in small towns and villages of Russia. The film includes several stories from various parts of the country describing how cinema has saved the inhabitants of the backwater from loneliness, abandonment, alcoholism and isolation. It is a description of how cinema changes our lives and life turns into cinema.
25 October 17:15, Saturn IMAX #1

MOSUL MY HOME

DIRECTOR: ADALET R. GARMIANY
Iraq, 2020, 60’
For many of us, when we first hear the name Mosul City, we immediately think of the brutal reign of the so-called Islamic State, of humanitarian crisis, devastation and slow recovery. However, this film tells the story of Mosul beyond these stereotypes, examining the aftermath of war, the environment of the city and its communal places, as well as the once thriving energy of the city and its multi-ethnic inhabitants.
24 October 15:00, Saturn IMAX #2

THE GROCER’S SON, THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE AND THE WORLD LE FILS DE L’ÉPICIÈRE, LE MAIRE, LE VILLAGE ET LE MONDE

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE SIMON
France, 2020, 111’
In Lussas, in the South of France, a small group of people has gathered in an old house which used to be the town’s grocery store. Among the vineyards and orchards of cherry trees in blossom, a business is being set up that is quite unique in the rural world: an ultra-modern platform to broadcast independent documentary films on the Internet.
25 October 16:15, Saturn IMAX #2

THE PAGEANT

DIRECTOR: EYTAN IPEKER
Israel, Germany, Turkey, France, 2020, 83’
Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Haifa. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust. In the midst of this flashy spectacle sponsored by an Evangelical Christian organization, the personal traumas of the survivors remain as deep as ever. A documentary about how memory, politics and spectacle are interconnected.
24 October 18:45, Saturn IMAX #2

TOKYO RIDE

DIRECTOR: ILA BÊKA & LOUISE LEMOINE
France, Japan, 2020, 90’
After the multi awarded “Moriyama San”, “Tokyo Ride” is a new step of Bêka & Lemoine’s immersion within Tokyo’s busy daily life. Revisiting the genre of the road movie in a very diaristic and personal way, the film takes us on board of Ryue Nishizawa’s vintage Alfa Romeo for a day long wandering in the streets of Tokyo. More than a portrait, in the classical sense, of one of the most talented and celebrated Japanese architect of today, the film renders in its pure spontaneity the experience of this friendly urban drift. Ryue Nishizawa narrates along the way his strong relationship with his home town through some sites he personally affectionates, buildings that have influenced him, and some of his own architecture projects. The film questions how rooted architecture practice is and how much the built and cultural environment feeds and shapes our imagination.
23 October 16:45, Saturn IMAX #2

VLADIMIR COUNTRY ROADS VLADIMIRSKIE PROSYOLKI

DIRECTORS: ALEXEY ARTEMIEV, OLGA MURZINA
Russia, 2021, 52’
There has never been such a writer and poet in Russia. There has never been and will never be. Vladimir Soloukhin is a genius born in the land of the Vladimir region which is endowed with heavenly bliss and unprecedented history of the Russian state… Like every talented person Soloukhiun had his fans and opponents. The fans admired their idol, seeing him as a patriot of the Motherland. His opponents accused him of being reactionary and intolerant. Some called him “a peasant writer”, others lauded him as the only honest soul able to withstand sinful temptations. Which is really the case will be related by his closest family, his daughters Olga and Elena. They will disclose the inner thoughts of their father, they will tell the audience how deeply he was concerned about his homeland, his family and friends.
25 October 14:15, Saturn IMAX #2

WHEN THE SNOW MELTS DOWN KOGDA TAET SNEG

DIRECTOR: ALEKSEI GOLOVKOV
Russia, 2021, 63’
Two people. Two different worlds. He is a hermit and a reindeer herder. His home is mountains and taiga covered with snow. He depends only on himself, because his life is absolute freedom. She is a resident of Rome, devotes almost all of her time to work and travels around Italy only for a short time of rest. Their worlds are so different that it seems that there can be nothing in common between them. But they both know how quickly life changes.
24 October 16:00, Saturn IMAX #1