The films in this category are often self-referential, movies about movies, where their form says as much as their content.
The most conventional film is this category, The Greenaway Alphabet, has the most unconventional subject matter: avant-garde filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Another unconventional doc is John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection. Perhaps the least conventional is the Serbian anti-documentary In Praise of Nothing, where 62 cinematographers turned in footage of "nothing" for director Boris Mitić to craft the tale of Nothing as Nothing travels the world, with narration by punk icon Iggy Pop in childish verse.
Austria | 2017 | 99 minutes | Johann Lurf
A majestic exploration of star gazing as depicted through the advent of cinema throughout its history.
2018 | 78 minutes
A grab bag of experimental expressions and rhythmic abstractions, of found footage flickers and unresolved images, with a little humor too.
Serbia | 2017 | 78 minutes | Boris Mitic
Narrated by Iggy Pop, this satirical parable follows the personification of Nothing as he travels the world.
France | 2018 | 95 minutes | Julien Faraut
Julien Faraut captures the immaculate technique and explosive zeal of tennis legend John McEnroe over his storied career.
Netherlands | 2017 | 68 minutes | Saskia Boddeke
Filmmaker Peter Greenaway and his perceptive 16-year-old daughter Zoë embark on an alphabetical exploration of his lifelong fascinations.