Films in Create
Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms.
Dir Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen | USA
Bruce Springsteen performs the entirety of his latest release, Western Stars, in this captivating hybrid of concert documentary and memoir.
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Dir Stanley Nelson | USA-UK
All that jazz (and so much more): 20th century music’s trumpet-playing prince of darkness receives the candid documentary his controversial genius deserves.
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Dir-Scr Joel Zito Araújo | Brazil
An outstanding documentary that unravels with skill and precision the life of an extraordinary man whose myth and music has endured long after his death.
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Dir Kim Longinotto | Ireland-USA
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Dreamcatcher) sketches a captivating portrait of defiant Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia, whose extraordinary work recorded the Mafia’s violent crimes.
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Dir Stephen Kijak | UK
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, Judy Garland’s post-MGM triumphs and tragedies are vividly recalled in a revelatory documentary that utilises her impresario husband Sidney Luft’s memoirs.
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Dir Mike Figgis | UK
Mike Figgis’ enthralling documentary about the turbulent life and career of Ronnie Wood, legendary rock guitarist and long-time member of The Rolling Stones.
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Dir François Girard | Canada-Hungary
Starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, François Girard’s riveting period drama is a musical odyssey and historical detective story set against the backdrop of the Holocaust.
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Dir-Scr Suhaib Gasmelbari | France-Sudan-Germany-Chad-Qatar
This beautifully shot feature debut, winner of the Berlinale Best Documentary Award, couldn’t be timelier for Sudan.
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Dir-Scr Johnny Ma | China-France
Gentrification hits working-class China and a Sichuan Opera troupe struggle to survive in this vivid drama with fantasy flourishes, portraying tradition’s battle against time.
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Short films programme
The films here illustrate those cultures brilliantly, whether on a personal level of daily life or the bigger political picture.
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