Graduation Films

Songs About Home

Distorted archive footage shows an old woman living in a remote village in the Himalayas. But who is this woman singing a traditional love rhyme for the camera man? Years later we meet the same woman in a different setting. Everything around her seems to have changed but not her passion for singing. But who is listening to her songs of longing? Songs and silence, religion and science, East and West, past and present meet in a house somewhere in the Belgian ‘jungle’.

Songs About Home (excerpt)
Dorotyya Zurbó
2014, 26'

The White Dress

Years of buying dresses compulsively made of Sandrine’s wardrobe a scape from the real world. Now, wanting to become the mature woman and actress she already is, she decides to sell her dresses and to have an on-camera catharsis that finally releases the pain in her.

The White Dress (excerpt)
Manuel Contreras
2014, 27'

What Remains

The household of a Lisbon family is disbanded after a century, and turns into the hub of a biographical and contemporary investigation. While the camera accompanies the further path of the furniture and objects left behind, a fragmentarily mounted exchange of letters off screen bears witness to personal and historic tragedies. What remains – o que resta – , is the memory. A time-essay. (Diagonale Catalogue).

What Remains (excerpt)
Jola Wieczorek
2014, 39'

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Bétail is an experimental documentary about the intertwining of bodies and lives in a cattle ranch. During its three chapters, each of them focusing on a different physical element, a birth unfolds while the daily routine takes place.

Bétail (excerpt)
Joana Sousa
2014, 25'

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