Safety Last! Safety Last!
Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor / USA / 1923 / 73 min / Silent
A timeless classic from the golden age of silent comedy boasts one of the most iconic shots ever filmed with “the third genius” of silent cinema, Harold Lloyd, hanging desperately from the hands of a skyscraper clock.
Ben Asamoah / Belgium, Netherlands / 2019 / 81 min
Ben Asamoah’s documentary tackles the hidden industry of Internet scamming, efficiently giving the audience a chance to formulate its own questions about the economic, religious, environmental, historical and ethical aspects of the subject matter.
Sami Blood Sameblod
Amanda Kernell / Sweden, Norway, Denmark / 2016 / 110 min / Swedish / 13+
Elle-Marja is a member of the Sami community and lives in the middle of Lapland in the 1930s. She is enrolled in the local school to gain a basic education, before being expected to return to the folds of her native people as soon as possible. But Elle-Marja begins to suspect this new and different world with its promise of infinite opportunities.
Samouni Road La strada dei Samouni
Stefano Savona / Italy, France / 2018 / 129 min / Arabic
The film conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.
Miroslav Mandić / Slovenia, Italy / 2020 / 89 min / Slovene
Bruno and Duša live in the same nursing home, both suffering from dementia. While they enjoy each other’s company, their moments together are soon forgotten. Still, something drives them to keep meeting, each time feeling like the first.
Matthew Somerville / United Kingdom / 2021 / 71 min / Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Bosnian
Sava is a river movie taking you on a 990 km journey through the Western Balkans. Once the longest in Yugoslavia she now forms borders while flowing endlessly between the young nation states Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. With Sava as the protagonist (voiced by Mira Furlan – Lost & The Abandoned), this unconventional documentary merges contemporary and historical narratives with a guiding ethereal voice which explores a complex relationship between nature, borders and nationhood.
Scarred Hearts Inimi cicatrizate
Radu Jude / Romania / 2016 / 141 min / Romanian
Jude’s most visually compelling work is a drama about human ability to overcome physical infirmity with the strength of mind. Screen adaptation of the eponymous novel by Max Blecher, who died at the early age of 29 after ten years of being immobilised by his disease.
Scary Mother Sašiši deda
Ana Urušadze / Georgia, Estonia / 2017 / 107 min / Georgian
An eccentric black comedy about a woman who prefers writing to her family. A unique take on Virginia Woolf’s claim that “a woman must have a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”
Schneider vs. Bax Schneider vs. Bax
Alex van Warmerdam / Netherlands / 2015 / 96 min / Dutch
Another extravagance by director of iconic Borgman, this ink-black comedy features pretty bizarre characters whose oddness is matched only by the situations they find themselves in.