Controversial Dox

The Filmmaker's House

Marc Isaacs
Screening time  
16.06. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Ticket
18.06. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 MM Centar Ticket

When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he decides to take matters into his own hands and begins shooting a film in his home with people connected to his own life. The first characters we meet are two English builders who Isaacs has employed to replace his garden fence and temporarily remove the barrier between him and his Pakistani neighbour. This introduces the film’s central theme of hospitality – a theme that finds its ultimate expression when a homeless Slovakian man charms the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner to let him into the house and tests everyone's ideas of the expectations and boundaries between host and guests.


Marc Isaacs

Marc Isaacs is a director and cinematographer, known for The Filmmaker's House (2020), Men of the City (2009) and All White in Barking (2007). He has directed more than 10 creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards, as well as numerous prizes at international festivals. In 2006, he had a retrospective at the États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas and his work has been included in numerous documentary books and academic studies. In 2008, Marc Isaacs received an honorary doctorate from the University of East London for his documentary work. He is a visiting professor at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and the Royal Holloway University.

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The Filmmaker's House

Great Britain
2020, 75'

Directed by:
Marc Isaacs

Screenplay by:
Marc Isaacs, Adam Ganz

Marc Isaacs

Edited by:
Marc Isaacs, David Charap

Mathew Shaw, Richard Norris, X Islet

Marc Isaacs

Produced by:
Andana Films

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2020
Cinéma du Réel 2021 

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020
Doclisboa 2020
WatchDocs 2020
DocPoint Tallinn 2021
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021 

Docudays UA 2021

Hainan Island International Film Festival 2020


Andana Films 

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