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The lineup of our 4th edition 2022

All Festival films are eligible for the Audience Award for Most Popular Film. Please vote!

Opening Night Film


Close is the second film by Belgian director Lukas Dhont. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, received a standing ovation, and garnered rave reviews ...
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Closing Night Film

Magnetic Fields

Winner of five Hellenic Film Academy Awards for Best Film, Best First-Time Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Original Score, Yorgos Goussis’ wonderful road movie is generous, funny, beautifully co...
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In Competition

A Chat

Gu Qing, a tailor in her 30s, lives a mundane life until her niece, Sun Yue, comes from afar and starts to learn tailoring from her. But Sun Yue also ...
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Dos Estaciones

A fascinating and beautifully acted look behind the scenes at a struggling Mexican tequila factory, Juan Pablo González’s debut captured the Special Jury Prize for acting at the Sun...
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The Family

Bright, alive, humane, humorous—and deeply moving: these are a few words and phrases that leap to mind while viewing Fabien Gorgeart’s beautifully made family drama. Anna (Melanie Thierry at h...
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Drama and fantasy (and an LGBTQ+ subtext) intersect in Flávia Neves’ debut feature, set in a Brazil little-seen on the big screen: the central-western part of the country, specifically the...
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The Forger

Based on Cioma Schönhaus’ 2004 memoir about how he, a blonde-haired Jew, hid in plain sight in Berlin during WWII while forging hundreds of documents to aid his fellow Jews, Mag...
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The In-Laws

Via a bravura 16-minute single-take opening tracking shot, we are introduced to Andrzej (The Queen’s Gambit’s Marcin Dorocinski: think Daniel Day-Lewis at his most suave) and wife Malgorzata (Maja...
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Winner of the Best Director prize in the World Dramatic competition at Sundance, where it premiered just over a month before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Maryna Er Gorbach’s se...
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Libertad (Nicolle Garcia), the rebellious 15-year-old daughter of Colombian housekeeper Rosana (Carol Hurtado), has, against her will, been brought over from her home in Colombia to stay with her mother ...
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A searing psychological thriller, writer-director Bogdan George Apetri’s masterfully controlled and photographed (by Romanian New Wave stalwart Oleg Mutu) film weaves together social critique, moral ambiguity, and gripping investigative cr...
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Following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Jiro Sato) has sunk into depression and debt, much to the consternation of his daughter, high school student Kaede (Aoi Ito). To ease ...
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The Odd-Job Men

For their work here, Mohamed Mellali and Valero Escolar shared the Best Actor prize at Locarno last year, and the film itself snagged the Europa Cinemas Label Award—both well-deserved pl...
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The French-speaking Swiss Alps, summer 1900: Elisabeth (Lilith Grasmug), 17, is forced to leave her convent because her sister, Innocente, has died and the family farm needs another hand. So far, so ...
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Until Tomorrow

Young single mother Fereshteh (Sadaf Asgari), a self-possessed graphic designer, learns that her parents will be arriving in Tehran that very night. The problem? They know nothing about her born-out-of-wedlock ...
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Vera Dreams of the Sea

Vera (a perfect Teuta Ajdini) is a middle-aged sign-language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life: a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serenity ...
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Winner of the Best Director and Best Actor prizes at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival earlier this year, Beata Parkanová’s vivid period piece, set in 1968, focuses on Vác...
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