The MASTER OF ART film festival is taking place safely as its sixth edition entirely online with a program of 15 previously shown feature films and so many well-known and repeatedly awarded films, which we do not mind watching once again. The festival got extended by one week so you have a couple of more days to check them out.
Here are the new documentaries on architecture, all kinds of art, design, fashion, literature, music, dance, photography, theater and cinema from the Winter Master of Art:
Residents of Sofia have Vitosha, those of Copenhagen take advantage of the artificial mountain of Bjarke Ingels – the superstar who decided to turn the roof of a large waste processing plant into a ski slope in the heart of the Danish capital. Making a Mountain follows the whole ambitious process behind CopenHill – a seemingly megalomaniacal, but in fact very visionary project that combines the waste management industry with an impressive urban space for relaxation in the best way.
FEDERICO FELLINI calls her Claudia, misteriosissima! in the trailer of his masterpiece 8½. The trailer for the documentary Claudia, the mysterious one, doesn’t give much clarity on how exactly she will introduce us to the film legend, but it doesn’t matter – we are talking about an exceptional actress with over 150 films behind her, so it can’t be boring. Born in Tunisia, discovered at 18 and starring only at 20, Cardinale has worked with giants such as Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Sergio Leone.
The Warsaw ghetto was created to destroy the Polish capital. Warsaw: A Divided City is a look at the tragic times of division, destruction and mass murder through unknown footage from the early 1940s, taken with an amateur 80mm camera.
Edward Hopper’s lonely, calm and socially distant paintings gained unexpected relevance during the pandemic. The film Edward and Joe Hopper: Violent Silence, however, is dedicated to his muse Josephine and her aspirations to prove herself as an artist in the shadow of such a genius. Three decades after her death, the shadow woman is finally in the spotlight.
In the light of memories, Montreal presents the exceptional art installation Cité Mémoire, which tells the 400-year history of Canada’s second largest city through giant projections on the stone walls of the old part – an inspiring project that makes Montreal residents slow down, look around and to breathe deeply as the human exhaustion of the characters of the past emerges before their eyes.
Modigliani’s works are among the most recognizable in the history of modern art, but not much is known about the artist himself. The research-based film reveals unknown facts about the myths surrounding the life of the Italian artist and bohemian. Modigliani and his secrets can also be watched for free on YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF ARTE.
Bread in the Bones is full of stories about work, love, sex, death, refugees, social justice, counterculture, art and whatnot. So, every person has an intimate connection with the bread, which has been at the center of human life and creativity for at least ten thousand years. This is exactly what Darrell Varga’s film explores.
Kubota’s history dates back to his time as a prisoner of war in Russia during World War II. Beautifully shot reconstructions recreate this difficult but crucial period in his life. While rotting in his cell, Kubota created his own idea of the Gulf of Siberia, which would later inspire his Symphony of Light project, a series of kimonos illustrating the spectacular nature of the universe. The documentary KUBOTA’S KIMONOS: A HISTORY ON SILK tells of Tsujigahana, a traditional textile decorating technique perfected by Itchiku Kubota for decades and paving the way for collaborations between Japanese art and the fashion world like that of Takashi Murakami with Louis Vuitton.
Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good is an intimate portrait of one of the most famous documentary photographers of the 20th century, shooting presidents, popes, movie stars, ordinary people and their animals – an absolute genius who returns to Havana decades later to shoot another special project.
The Man with the Pipe is a meeting with Professor Ivan Veselinov – a director, artist and poet who wanders the empty streets of Sofia, fills the fire with the tobacco of his memories and turns life into smoke. A film by director Andrey Kulev tells about the fate of three generations who went through all the twists and turns of our time.
Master of Art is taking place from February 12th to 7th March on the online platform NETERRA.TV +. Full access to all titles costs 25 leva, and a package of 15 movies of your choice – 15 leva. All short films are equal to one feature film in the limited package for BGN 15.