True Story
True Story – Episode 46: Pongo Calling

True Story – Episode 46: Pongo Calling

December 7, 2022

With director Tomáš Kratochvíl about his new film Pongo Calling about Štefan Pongo, a Roma lorry driver.
The film was premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was awarded at Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Film.

True Story – Episode 45: A Date in Minsk

True Story – Episode 45: A Date in Minsk

November 29, 2022

With Nikita Lavretski, "an abrasive and indelible comedic voice from Belarus", about his film A Date in Minsk, a one-take documentary which re-stages director's first date. The film was awarded at doclisboa 2022.

True Story – Episode 44: Too Close

True Story – Episode 44: Too Close

November 22, 2022

With director Botond Püsök about his process of creating Too Close, a documentary about Andrea, a single mother living in Romanian village, whose 10-year-old daughter was sexually abused by none other than Andrea’s partner, the stepfather of the girl.
The film was developed within the Ex Oriente Film 2019 workshop and premiered at Sarajevo IFF 2022.

True Story – Episode 43: Scarecrows

True Story – Episode 43: Scarecrows

July 24, 2022

"Sometimes we have to be frightening to be safe." Director Laila Pakalnina and producer Uldis Cekulis talk about their new project Scarecrows, following people working at the airports who make sure birds do not cross paths with the planes.

True Story – Episode 42: Pianoforte

True Story – Episode 42: Pianoforte

July 3, 2022

With director Jakub Piątek and producer Maciej Kubicki about their new project Pianoforte, an intimate coming-of-age portrait of young pianists taking part in the legendary International Chopin Piano Competition, a unique chance of the lifetime portrayed from the backstage.

True Story – Episode 41: 5 Pills Away

True Story – Episode 41: 5 Pills Away

June 26, 2022

Ivona Remundová discusses with director Karolina Domagalska and producer Anna Stylinska their documentary 5 Pills Away about four women friends from Abortion Dream Team who step in and lead a revolution when Polish government introduces a near-total abortion ban.

True Story – Episode 40: Up in the Air

True Story – Episode 40: Up in the Air

June 12, 2022

Ukrainian director Oksana Syhareva and producer Nataliia Pogudina talk about their documentary project Up in the Air which follows youg Ukrainian aerial artists from Kharkiv before and after the Russian invasion.

True Story – Episode 39: Shut theUp!

True Story – Episode 39: Shut theUp!

June 1, 2022

With Ukrainian filmmaker Taisiia Kutuzova about her new project Shut the Fuck Up!, following a shy Ukrainian young man Serhiy, outraged by corruption and injustice in his village near Kyiv, who becomes a whistleblower.

True Story – Episode 38: Ivars Zviedris

True Story – Episode 38: Ivars Zviedris

May 22, 2022

Latvian director Ivars Zviedris talks about his film Latvian Coyote, in which he follows smugglers and illegal immigrants, and reveals interesting information about his new project - a documentary musical.

True Story – Episode 37: KIX - The Story of a Street Kid

True Story – Episode 37: KIX - The Story of a Street Kid

May 8, 2022

Director and producer Bálint Révész discusses with True Story host Ivona Remundová his recent project KIX - The Story of a Street Kid (co-directed by Dávid Mikulán). For ten years, Bálint Révész has followed a troubled street kid, Sanyi, a public enemy facing involuntary manslaughter charges at the age of 16.

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