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STAMMERS tells the story of Jef, an 18-year old who is trying to overcome his stammering. A documentary abou... more
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Moscow, July 2010. At the Bolshoi, Nacho Duato bows goodbye to the Spanish National Dance Company he has directed for the last twenty years. Moscou. Juillet 2010. Au theatre Bolshoi, Nacho Duato tire sa révérence à la Compagnie Nationale de Danse d'Espagne qu'il a dirigée durant vingt ans.

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The moment Serge Kakudji saw an opera singer for the very first time as a young boy on Congolese television, he immediately fell in love with opera music. He then decided to become a celebrated countertenor. Despite the many doubts of his family, he travels to Europe, determined to make it to the top of the classical opera world.

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The film is about a mother and daughter relationship. Isabella's mother suffers from a mental disease, and we follow Isabella’s struggle to be more independent from her mother, but the struggle creates conflicts between them. At the same time, Isabella and her mother are deeply connected. They are best friends and each other’s soul mates, as Isabella says. But what happens, when your soul mate is mentally ill –and at the same time your mother? The story follows the development Isabell... more

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Aya, a 32-year-old musician lives without boundaries or doubts about her identity. Yaelle, however, is a 29-year old multimedia artist immigrated from France and comes from a conservative family background. The two women fall in love and start creating art-performances together. Their relationship is a love-story—until Yaelle decides to reveal her homosexuality to her parents, who are not ready to accept her identity. Yaelle cuts the relationship with her family, and the young couple decide... more

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Vasso's life has become a nightmare. She has lost the ability to do the one thing she loves: paint. A severe form of multiple sclerosis stiffens her joints and makes it almost impossible for her to hold a brush. The Long Island native fights against cramps and pain to express herself. But she is haunted and paralyzed as well by a dark and violent past. It is only when a local art gallery owner becomes interested in her work that she finds hope. (39 minutes)

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18-year-old Takuya gives in to his father's wishes and enrolls in a sumo school, even though he prefers judo. Takuya swaps his trendy clothes for the traditional Japanese kimono and moves to Tokyo. As he leaves, his father warns him: "Do you realize there is no place for you if you come back?" Co-produced by Japanese TV NHK, this documentary film grants exceptional access to the first 9 months of Takuya's initiation, illustrating the dreams and disenchantment of a teenager discovering th... more

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An exploration of love relationships between men and women, through three generations of women from the same family: mother, grandmother and little daughter.

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