The man who set fire to his moustache (Belgium) by Wim Jammaer
‘The man who set fire to his moustache’ is the account of the literary collaboration between J.M.H. Berckmans and his soul mate and secretary Geert Breës. J.M.H Berckmans is one of the most idiosyncratic and unique voices in Dutch literature. With Geert Breës he wrote a number of literary masterpieces that give shape to his split living and thinking world. Berckmans dictates his texts at the kitchen table in a hallucinatory funny and sometimes dejected way. But extreme mood fluctuations and artistic disagreement put the relationship between the friends under pressure. This documentary gives the viewer a deep insight into the mind of a tormented genius writer.
Kick and rush (Russia) by Sergey Novikov
Kick and Rush (2017) is a match-long movie compiled of footage found on the Web and depicting regional football championships games. The architecture of stadiums, the surrounding atmosphere, how people behave on and outside the pitch conjure up the chthonic image of provincial Russia. Swiftly replacing each other, but with exact chronology of a real football match, scenes from more than 200 locations show a panoramic picture of the Russian grassroots football. In this collage, we can also trace the moods of society an ordinary football fan is part of, the roles of stadiums as part of the municipal infrastructure, and the communication between the amateur and the professional.