Outside of the Lines: Hybrid and Experimental Cinema

Outside of the Lines: Hybrid and Experimental Cinema

A collection of cinema that pushes traditional narrative structures and chooses to expand our understanding of storytelling. Allow yourself to let go of ways you interpret film while watching any of these films that either experiment, combine documentary and fiction, contort plots and characters, or create a hybrid of sorts, to enjoy cinema in a different way.

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Outside of the Lines: Hybrid and Experimental Cinema
  • Querencia (Homing)

    " ...an inspiring tale about one particular farmer who is struggling to overcome a traumatic event." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    Indie Lisboa International Film Festival
    Jeonju International Film Festival

    Helvécio Marins Jr.'s film centres on Marcelo (Marcelo di Souza), an easygoing cowboy a...

  • Thirty Souls

    "...in equal parts magical, haunting, mysterious and tangible." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Camerimage

    Twelve-year-old Alba longs to discover the mysterious, unknown reality of death in director Diana Toucedo's debut feature, an intensely atmospheri...

  • Figures

    "This black-and-white study of human endurance, communication and compassion manages to be both austere and moving." Hollywood Reporter

    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Torino Film Festival

    Living in Barcelona, Stella is an Argentinian without any papers and suffers from ALS. As her li...

  • La Soledad

    'a flower of a film amid the ruins of Caracas' The Guardian

    Venice Film Festival
    Miami International Film Festival Winner

    A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

    Ve...

  • Spoon

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

    There are many aspects that have defined our turn towards modernity and our plunge into the post-modern era. There are the ways in which we communicate, there are the ways in which we travel, the ways in which we work an...

  • FOGO

    Cannes Film Festival
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Moscow Film Festival

    Dark clouds hang over the island of Fogo. An evacuation order has been issued as a result of an increasing decay of the local community. People leave, often reluctantly, but they submit to their fate. And so do tw...

  • O laboratório (The Laboratory)

    Incuna International Film Festival
    porto/post/doc

    A Tarkovskian Stalker-like atmosphere surrounds Fernando José Pereira’s O laboratório. The ruins we traverse, they are a landscape of memories. Memories of the past, above all. But they also foreshadow a future, a future of ‘life after life’, a f...

  • A Place Called Lloyd

    CPH:DOX
    IDFA

    A huge, over-towering hangar is opened. The static camera is positioned at a distance, so that the full grandeur of the hangar and simultaneously that of the Bolivian airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano is shown. Danish director Sebastian Cordes’s A Place Called Lloyd is a record of loyal...

  • Centaur

    Indielisbao
    Sarajevo Film Festival

    First, a black screen with a woman’s whisper in the background. Then, a naked man with a horse-shaped head walking towards the camera. Aleksandra Niemczyk’s film Centaur begins obscure, almost otherworldly. Vlado, a man in his late forties, early fifties, strug...

  • Letters from the Desert (Eulogy To Slowness)

    Camerimage
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Montreal World Film Festival

    One defining characteristic of our post-modern life is the drastic change of our ways of communication. In the last fifteen to twenty years, emails and text messages have cast aside letters as a preferred way of communicat...

  • El Corral Y El Viento (The Corral And The Wind)

    Cinéma du Réel
    CPX:DOX

    Returning home, experiencing time, exploring traces from the past. Miguel Hilari, from Bolivia, uses his camera to look into the past, and created with El corral y el viento a film that seems like a portrait of another time. Hilari returned to the Aymara village of his fat...

  • Mobilize

    Sundance Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival

    This short film, crafted entirely out of archival footage from the National Film Board of Canada by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south, capturing the perpetu...