In 1964, Jean Ziegler was asked by Che Guevara to fight the “capitalist Monster”. Former collaborator of Kofi Annan, professor and writer, Ziegler’s books still act as a manifesto to left-wing intelligentsia. At the UN Human Rights Council, he fights against “vulture funds”, a new avatar of the “Monster”. He goes back to Cuba, in his opinion the mother of all anticapitalist forces. The visit becomes a dialogue between reality and symbolism, confronting his thinking with today’s Cuban destiny.
Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil embarks on a tour in this documentary directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud. Gil travels from Brazil to Australia and South Africa all the while continuing the work he began as Brazil’s first black Minister of Culture.
Aces & Knaves is a documentary about mental gymnastics, competition, and cheating in bridge – the most complex game ever invented by the human mind. Bill Gates is in the film, as are several world champions, sharing tales of exhilaration and defeat. The film is aimed not only at bridge enthusiasts but also at those who have never picked up a hand. Why? Because bridge holds a mirror to the human spirit, at its best and at its worst. And like life, it’s all about the cards you’re dealt. You have to make the best of them.
Seeking refuge from her radical islamist brother, Samia stays at her friend Imed’s, but longs for her independence and freedom. She will find it in the form of Mrs Bertaud, a rich widow she starts working for. Their professional relationship soon turns into a sensual connection which troubles Imed, torn between his religious beliefs and his sexual desires.
A man wakes up and mysteriously finds himself trapped in an empty, white rectangular room, wearing clownish bright yellow polka dot pajamas. Where is he? Who did this to him? How did he end up here? Will he manage to make him escape to safety? Meanwhile, in a Mexican dusty town, a green-masked wrestler known as Escargot man prepares for an important match. As the nameless prisoner appears closer to escape and Escargot man steps into the ring, filmmaker Matsumoto amplifies the baffling yet suspenseful atmosphere to a crescendo of ridiculous excess.