2015 Films: N
Natural Life (USA, 1 hr 17 min)
Directed by: Even Tirtza
Natural Life is a feature length experimental documentary challenging inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole (Natural Life) for crimes they committed as youths.
Neighbors (United States, 00:10:35)
Directed by: Annie Fung
Written by: Annie Fung
Cast: Marco Torriani, Anastasia Olowin, Kelsey Barry, Kara Ng, Vera Zukelman
Dirk, a programmer for a dating app, has never had any problems building code. His only problem is building the courage to talk to girls. When he finds his neighbor’s misplaced bra, he believes this is his chance to meet her and goes on the excruciating mission to return it.
New Closeness (Germany , 5:00)
Directed by: Christian Stahl, Sonja Vukovic
Cast: Karoline Beyer, Riccardo Hilpert, Franziska Karg, Shaheen Neumann, Harald Planer, Knud Riepen
The idea for the video essay "Neue Nähe" was created in autumn 2010. As a volunteer at the Axel Springer Academy and following the success of their teams with the cross-media project "Little Berlin" written and produced Sonja Vukovic in collaboration with moderation and video coach Christian Stahl and with the support of cross-media director Ansgar Mayer and the Director of the Academy, Marc Thomas Spahl, the video essay on the "Future of journalism". The topic of the future journalism / new media is one of the most important in the think tank of the publisher. So "Neue Nähe" was used on the one hand for the training, but also for the in-house, substantive debate.
New York Vet (USA, 15 min)
Directed by: Megumi Smiros
This documentary follows a Long Island veterinarian throughout his daily life and his past experience working with rescue dogs during 9/11 as well as his continuing volunteer work to prevent animal abuse.
No Place Like Gnome (Brazil , 10 minutes )
Directed by: Pedro Lacerda
No place like gnome is a partnership between the Chilean-Brazilian video artist Pedro Lacerda and the Canadian electronic music duo Blond:ish. The film reinterprets the action of the lysergic acid in the human body.
Nomad's Land (France, 52 min 24 seg )
Directed by: Benjamin Clavel and Quentin Delaroche
Written by: Benjamin Clavel and Quentin Delaroche
At the foot of a social housing bar or on the parking lot of a shopping mall, the contemporary circus company Max & Maurice brings its very own poetry to the locations it crosses.
Normalna (Israel , 0: 21 :00)
Directed by: Noga Bash
Written by: Noga Bash
Cast: Nuria Lozinsky, Igor Shamuilov, Orian Feldshtein, Sobhi Hosary.
"Normalna" tells the story of a Russian immigrant family in a small town located in the Galili area in Israel. While the people of the town enjoy the annual folklore dance festival, the family faces inner conflicts that threatens their family stability.
Norman Pinski Come Home (USA, )
Directed by: Aaron Rudelson
Written by: Aaron Rudelson
Cast: Elaine Bromka, Bern Cohen, Janina Gavankar, Mark Gessner, Lelia Goldoni, Ray Iannicelli, Sondra James, Steve Rosen, Lee Tergesen
When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber's son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself … if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.
Nuclear Empire (Macau, 60 min)
Directed by: Patricia Neves
The only country in the world attacked with atomic bombs is again facing the fear of radiation after experiencing the first nuclear accident of the 21st century. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate after the explosions in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, triggered by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever and tsunami waves of up to 40 meters high, and they don’t know yet when and if they will be able to return home. The energy that made Japan’s dream come true has become the country’s worst nightmare and the arrogance of the political and economic powers has generated an unprecedented unrest and crisis of confidence.