JANUARY SCREENINGS: Story of my life

A cinematic antidote to the big and small tragedies that riddle everyone’s existence, our January screenings consist of two highly unconventional (auto)biographies that have helped the people who made them chase away their personal demons. Welcome to the story of their lives!


The screenings are part of the Docs in Exile 2023-24 Documentary Festival, which is implemented under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

Red Herring

Aged 24, Kit was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. What follows is a powerful portrait of a dysfunctional family battling with issues of spirituality, kinship, and death, whilst proving that humor and love always prevail.

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Otto Baxter: Not A F***ing Horror Story

We follow Otto Baxter, a 35-year-old man with Down Syndrome, over six years, as he writes and directs a foul-mouthed, autobiographical comedy-horror-musical set in Victorian London. Otto, who has always struggled to explain how he feels, uses his film “The Puppet Asylum” to explore his birth, adoption and his epic battle with ‘The Master’ – an evil magician hell-bent on controlling his life.

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