Films by Language


Channel Swimmers


Jorg Adolph

Will they make it? This up-close documentary account of three attempts to swim from Dover to France has us rooting for the marathon swimmers, and provides full immersion in channel swimmer lore.


Agnès Varda

Three very different short films about still photography by the French New Wave’s 76-year-old doyenne. “Agnes Varda's photography is pure joy… For photo buffs and Varda fans, it's a can't-miss.” —

The Edukators

Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Hans Weingartner

Is it possible to change the world and still have fun? Jan (hot German star Daniel Brühl), Peter and Jule, the anti-capitalist pranksters in this German hit film, say yes!

Hell on Wheels


Pepe Danquart, Werner Swiss Schweizer

This spectacular documentary captures the astounding poetry of the world’s toughest cycling race, the century-old Tour de France – and gets in close with the 2003 German T-Mobile team.

Homegrown: Works on Video

This year’s selection of homegrown short films finished on video covers a range of genres from comedy and computer animation through to drama and dance. Each display a unique take on the world – through current events, imagined histories or fable-like fantasies.

Life Is a Miracle

Zivot je cudo

Emir Kusturica

A brilliantly choreographed extravaganza, complete with lovesick donkey and home-invading bear, Life Is a Miracle marks the overdue return to the screen of Balkan maestro Emir Kusturica (Black Cat, White Cat).

Love, Speed and Loss

Justin Pemberton

A documentary portrait of New Zealand motor racer Kim Newcombe, best remembered as the New Zealander who came second in the 1973 World 500 Grand Prix Championship and for the Konig bike he built himself using the engine from an outboard motor.

Mana - Beyond Belief

Roger Manley

From the Shroud of Turin to Graceland, this superbly filmed world tour of venerated objects is like Koyannisqatsi without the bombast, exuding instead a gentle, inquisitive wit.

Up and Down

Horem pádem

Jan Hřebejk

The latest tragicomedy from he director of Cosy Dens and Divided We Fall. "The rollicking social comedy continues the director's interest in adaptability and its discontents, then ups the ante by setting the story in the shape-shifting post-Communist present." — Entertainment Weekly

The White Diamond

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s stirring, lyrical documentary about Graham Dorrington, an English engineer who explores the South American rainforest canopy from a silently floating airship.