It’s All True 2013

Amir Labaki, director of the It’s All True festival in Brazil (Sao Paolo, Rio, Brasilia, Campinas – from April 4-23), is a man, who loves film history and knows how to celebrate it, as he does this year with a fine retrospective of films by Dziga Vertov, 8 works (photo), including the fantastic ”The 11th Year” (1928) that I had the privilege to watch in Kiev last week.

Apart from that gift to the audience, the festival has an international competition, where you as in many other festivals notice the presence of the Georgian ”The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” by Tinachin Gurchiani, the Czech ”Private Universe” by Helena Trestikova, Sergei Mironishnichenko’s ”Born in the USSR – 28 Up” and the new film of Avi Mograbi, ”Once I entered a Garden”.

In a special programme you find Alan Berliner’s ”First Cousin Once Removed”, ”Palme” by Kristina Lindström and Maud Nycander and ”The Gatekeepers” by Dror Moreh.

Of course there is a Latin American Showcase with ”The Last Station” by Cristian Soto and Catalina Vergara, a Brazilian retrospective that Labaki thematically introduces to be ”On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état of 1964 that removed President João Goulart (nickname “Jango”) from power and installed a military dictatorship for two decades”. And 7 films in the section, Brazilian Competition. And much more to be studied on the site:

http://www.itsalltrue.com.br/2013/index.asp

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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