Documents and Documentaries 2016

Cinema that tells the story of cinema, investigates its past and the figures that have made its history: from the pioneer of trick films Segundo de Chomón to a visionary filmmaker like Nicolas Roeg to Volker Schlöndorff’s 1970s portraitinterview of dancer, cabaret artist and actress Valeska Gert. Straight from the Cannes Film Festival, a journey into French cinema made by director and cinéphile Bertrand Tavernier. The documentary as a means for reflecting on the past and the present: with rare archive materials Letters from Baghdad takes us back to the Middle East of the early 20th century. Finally, the Coppola Family under a magnifying lens. And a portrait of the festival’s forever best friend, Peter von Bagh.