Films

In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani....
When the German supermarket chain Superbilly reveals plans to open a new location in Sweden, the community board of Lafors devises a scheme to convince the business to set up shop in their quaint. Their idea: to make a promotional video showcasing th...
Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries, an automotive factory, decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, dec...
A biopic depicting the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world's third most-translated children's writer, credited for more than 100 books, including Pippi Longstocking. The teenaged Astrid Lindgren leads a carefree life with her fa...
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Pari...
Coco is a chaotic young woman, who is embroiled in a hopeless affair with Hans, recently divorced and in his fifties. She has no idea what to do with her life, until she discovers her mother is seriously ill. Ignoring the difficult relationship betwe...
In the span of twenty-four hours, the fate of various people’s lives will collide and be affected during each individuals taxi ride. They are all victims of the decline of a suffering nation. We drive through the streets of the city of Sofia and look...
Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has more unsavory clientele and he soon finds himself involved ...
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrib...
Christian is new to the superstore. He mutely plunges into this unknown universe. His colleague Bruno from the drinks department takes him under his wing, showing him all the tricks of the trade and soon becomes a fatherly friend. Marion from the con...
Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. He lives with his extended family in a Polish province and works on a building site close to the Polish-German border, where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. Shortly after ...
One sunny day at the park, five-year-old Maria and her brother Ilie are running around the busy playground. Their dad, Tudor, drinks coffee and chats to the other parents. Everyone is keeping an eye out and yet, suddenly, the unthinkable happens: Mar...
A long love story, seen through the memories of one young couple: recollections altered by moods, their different perspectives, and time itself. Ricordi? is a journey through the years of two individuals, united, divided, happy, unhappy, deeply in lo...
Rike, 40, a doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out t...
Leningrad, one Summer in the early Eighties. The underground rock scene is boiling. Amongst the followers of Led Zeppelin and Bowie, young Viktor Tsoi is eager to make a name for himself. The encounter with his idol Mike and his beautiful wife Natash...
Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadis...
Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts?
Most often we’d start from a dream…
We wondered how, in total darkness,
colors of such intensity could emerge within us.
In a soft, low voice
Saying gre...
Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him... ...
François is tired of being a petty drug dealer. His dream is to become the official distributor of the Mr Freeze popsicle in Morocco. But his ambition is smashed to pieces when he discovers that his own mother has burnt his savings. Putin, the local ...
Thelma has just moved away from her religious family in Norway to study in Oslo, when she is suddenly struck by a powerful seizure in the reading hall. At the same time she falls in love with Anja, a fellow student. As she is overwhelmed by emotions ...



At the edge of Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, two women's lives will intersect - for a brief moment - while being trapped by unforeseen circumstances. Between a struggling single Icelandic mother, and a political asylum seeker from Africa, an intimat...
As devout Jehovah’s Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna’s footsteps as a ‘good Witness’. But when Luisa starts to questio...
A person enters the frame dressed up as a bird. In a dressing room, John Malkovich sheds the costume of Casanova. A young woman's skirt is just as orange as the beak of a zebra finch singing in a cage. White lilies stand at the foot of a statue of th...
Myriam and Antoine are divorced. Myriam asks for exclusive guardianship to protect her young son from her violent husband, but the judge decides to award both spouses shared custody. The victim of a jealous father, in the endeavour to protect his abu...
Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modifica...
Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she re...
Michael McCrea, an impressionable eighteen-year-old, lives with his grandfather Francis in a Dublin housing estate. Michael’s life is changed dramatically when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother, and is sentenced to th...
Olivier does the best he can to fight injustice at work. But from one day to the next, when his wife Laura abandons the family home, he is left alone to juggle between the children’s needs, life’s daily challenges and his job. Faced with these new re...
Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother's apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle and younger cousin welcome her with open arms, Frida finds it hard to forget her mothe...
Gabriel is the drummer of an up-and-coming rock band in Dublin, who when not playing, can barely keep a handle on his drinking. When Gabriel agrees to get help, it’s revealed he’s bipolar. He is forced by his therapist to join a weekend mixed-ability...
Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Frank devotes his life to work. Hanging on his phone, he manages the cargo ships he charters for large companies. While facing a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Deeply shaken, betrayed by a system to which he has given...



While preparing a project on modern slavery, filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter uncovers a treacherous story. Inside an upscale Hungarian home run by a tyrannical matriarch resides a domestic slave. At 52 years old, Marish labors 20 hours a day without ...
After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he ...
Kafia, a young girl on the brink of adulthood, has to leave behind a lot of what defined her Somalian life as she tries to adapt to her new existence in Hungary. As the family’s cultural values and taboos start to fall apart, Kafia tries to explain a...
A film to talk about those who encourage the Tour de France, A film about modern-day pilgrims, A film in a bend in the Col d’Izoard, A film about motor homes arriving 15 days before the stage, A film to talk about the time that passes between roa...
The story of a political and personal investigation. After twenty-five years spent in France, director Bojina Panayotova returns to Bulgaria with a terrifying suspicion: what if her family had collaborated with the communist regime’s political police...
Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s documentary follows Laurenţiu whose life is dedicated to inventing a sophisticated version of soccer based on a firm belief that to make the game fair, its rules must be changed. Rooted in a childhood trauma, th...
“My shows are about sex, drugs and rock‘n’roll”: Alexander McQueen brought punk back to the world of fashion. An eccentric designer whose opulent shows were often a source of scandal. McQueen, who died in 2010, was much more than just an enfant terri...
"You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete," 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches. She's preparing to represent Russia in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics in Brazil. The training is harsh, particularly in mental terms. Ri...
Over the last four years Kisilu has used his camera to capture the impacts of extreme weather on his family and village in Kenya. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms, and the way they force men to leave their families behind in search for jobs....
Dive into a secret industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five “digital scavengers,” a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete “inappropriate” content off of the internet. In a parallel strugg...
The war is rumbling and bombs are exploding in the distance. Ten-year-old Oleg lives with his grandmother in the eastern part of Ukraine, and even though most others have left the area, they have no intentions to escape. With his best friend and cous...
The fascinations of filmmaker Peter Greenaway, whose motto is "art is life and life is art,"are captured like butterflies and arranged in an alphabet, a form that suits him perfectly as an encyclopedist. In intimate conversations with his 16-year-old...
A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a cou...
Peter lives a seemingly happy life. He drives a new white SUV, has a pretty girlfriend and recently enrolled at university. However, his real life is elsewhere, as the head of a paramilitary called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak ...
In the months following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the youth has taken the night. A community has risen, that looks for belonging in a world they don’t understand and seek to change the rules. Led by new faces and unheard groups, with their valu...



Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grande dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lea...
Famed stage actress Elisabeth Vogler suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a ...
Returning exhausted from the Crusades to find medieval Sweden gripped by the Plague, a knight suddenly comes face-to-face with the hooded figure of Death, and challenges him to a game of chess. As the fateful game progresses, and the knight and his s...
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg, is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Stra...



Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, N...
From dawn to after nightfall, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging ...
Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment...
The ambassador of the Latin American republic of Miranda, M. Thevenot, his wife Simone and her sister Florence arrive for a dinner party at the house of Alice Sénéchal and her husband Henri, to learn that they were mistaken about the date. In Luis Bu...



Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by ...
On the eve of World War I. Using their social status and harsh punishments, a baron, a doctor and a pastor rule over a small village in Protestant northern Germany. One day, the doctor falls off his horse after it trips over a wire strung between two...
Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Bla...



Three stories of real life drama with unique access to children in conflict ridden Afghanistan- told from their point of view.

Official Selection - IDFA 2013
Official Selection - Chicago IFF 201...
6-year-old Villads is an ordinary boy preparing for his first day at school. Everyday life confronts Villads with many challenges which he tries to tackle with his very own vivid imagination and unspoiled logic. But in a world where the rules are set...
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. Zucchini struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile,...
Topper is an optimistic young boy with a vivid imagination. He is also in love with Cilla, but she thinks he's very crazy. One day Topper finds a pencil and draws a rhino that comes to live! This changes everything...
DROPS Director: Karsten Peter Kjaerulf-Hoop, Sarah Joy Jungen Running Time: 7’

PLATY & PUS Director: Stefan Fjeldmark Running Time: 8’

FINDING HOME Director: Chris...
Eleven-year-old Parvana adores her schoolteacher father, who tells her fables from Afghanistan's past. After her father is arrested by the Taliban, Parvana disguises herself as a boy to provide for her mother, older sister and baby brother. Using her...
The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When the sole heir to the throne is wrongfully accused of the horri...