Docs in Progress – Selected Projects 2019

8 feature documentary projects in post-production have been selected for the Docs in Projects 2019

A MACHINE TO LIVE IN

by Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke
United States| 90’
Sebastian Alvarez | Andrew Benz – Benz Digital | Mass Ornament Films
Expected release: January 2020

A Machine to Live in examines how the hyper rational modernism of Brasilia gave rise to densest concentration of UFO and Esoteric Religious Communities in the world. The film provides a complex portrait of life, poetry and myth set against the backdrop of a crumbling space age city and flourishing landscape of transcendental spaces.


GREEN JAIL

by Huang Yin-yu
Taiwan, France, Japan | 100'
Yin-yu Huang - Moolin Films Ltd. | Annie Ohayon Dekel - 24images | Tetsujiro Yamagami - Siglo Co.

Expected release: May 2020

Grandma Hashima is the last survivor of Taiwanese forced labourers who were brought to Okinawa and into the ‘’Green Jail’’, during Japan’s colonisation of Taiwan. The film is a tale of hidden memories and secrets that are essential to a necessary debate in today’s world.


HOME

by Radu Ciorniciuc
Romania | 80’
Monica Lazurean-Gorgan - Manifest Film 
Expected release: November 2019

The Enache family lived in the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta for twenty years, until they were chased out of their paradise and forced to adapt to life in the city.


KOMBINAT

by Gabriel Tejedor
Switzerland | 80’ 
Xavier Derigo – IDIP Films
Expected release: November 2019

Magnitogorsk is a mining and industrial town in the heart of Russia. Aleksandr, Nina and Maria are metallurgists in Magnitogorsk’s gigantic steel plant; the Kombinat; but they are also salsa dancers. These three characters provide an insight into today’s Russia, between hopes and broken dreams, in the shadow of rusting smokestacks.


LAS RANAS

by Edgardo Castro
Argentina | 90’
Edgardo Castro – El Pampero Cine
Expected release: June 2019

A love story behind bars in a Buenos Aires prison. We follow a “Rana” during her prison visits to find out what she is looking for inside.


LIFT LIKE A GIRL

by Mayye Zayed
Egypt, Germany | 90’
Anke Peterson – JYOTI Film | Mayye Zayed - Rufy's Films 
Expected release: September 2019

A coming-of-age story about Zebiba; a young Egyptian girl who wants to be a world champion weightlifter. With the help of her coach Captain Ramadan, she tries to pursue this unusual dream against all odds, training each day in a dusty training yard, nestled amongst the streets of Alexandria.


SALT FROM BONNEVILLE

by Simon Mozgovyi 
Ukraine | 115’ / 2 x 52' 
Maksim Leshchanka & Taras Bosak & Artem Koliubaiev - Mainstream Pictures LLC | Anton Khilman - Atlant Media Group
Expected release: February 2020


Two friends from Kyiv try to break the world speed record with an old modifIed soviet bike at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. And when the record is nevertheless cracked, it turns out to be a real test of their friendship.


THIS IS ITALIAN WARSHIP

by Valentina Pellitteri
Italy | 85’
Serena Gramizzi – Bo Films | Cristian Cappucci - InClouds
Expected release: July 2019


The iconography and symbolism deriving from the portrait of Italian SEALs, demonstrate the incessant conflicts of life: between good and bad, kind and evil, peace and war. A bitter and human comedy hidden behind the representation of war.

A MACHINE TO LIVE IN
by Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke
USA – Mass Ornament Films & Benz Digital

GREEN JAIL
by Huang Yin-Yu 
Taiwan, Japan – Moolin Films Ltd. 
France - 24 images
Japan - Siglo Co. 

HOME 
by Radu Ciorniciuc
Romania – Manifest Film

KOMBINAT
by Gabriel Tejedor 
Switzerland – IDIP Films

LAS RANAS
by Edgardo Castro
Argentina – El Pampero Cine

LIFT LIKE A GIRL
by Mayye Zayed
Egypt – Rufy's Films
Germany - JYOTI Film 

SALT FROM BONNEVILLE
by Simon Mozgovyi
Ukraine – Mainstream Pictures LLC & Atlant Media Group

THIS IS ITALIAN WARSHIP
by Valentina Pellitteri
Italy – Bo Films & InClouds