Documentary Visions

Documentary Visions shows us intriguing new dispatches from filmmakers who see the real world in unique, formally adventurous ways, for whom there is more to the truth than meets the eyes. Hybrids, the outer limits of documentary, and new ways of seeing real stories – you'll find them all in Documentary Visions.

Chinese Portrait

Chinese Portrait

Chronicling the state of the nation one carefully arranged image at a time, the first feature-length documentary from Wang Xiaoshuai (Red Amnesia, MIFF 2015; 11 Flowers, MIFF 2012) provides an illuminating window into China’s recent history.

The Hidden City

The Hidden City

A subterranean symphony that takes us deep below the modern metropolis, The Hidden City transforms the labyrinth of tunnels and sewers beneath Madrid into an otherworldly fantasia.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

A unique and arresting examination of Scientology, straight from the mouths of those within and those escaping the church.

Ridge

Ridge

A mesmerising Scandi experience, this award-winning blend of documentary and drama recalls Carlos Reygadas and Andrei Tarkovsky.

The Trial

The Trial

Composed exclusively from real courtroom footage shot in 1930, The Trial finds Ukrainian filmmaker and MIFF regular Sergei Loznitsa giving audiences a front-row seat to a chilling Soviet show trial.