Program

Official Competition

At the heart of the festival’s programme, the Official Competition reveals the talent of European filmmakers who are rarely distributed outside the borders of their country. It aims at favouring the circulation of their works throughout Europe.

10 feature films will compete for the Crystal Arrow awarded by the festival’s jury.

Frédéric Boyer, our artistic director is in charge of the selection.

After Love
After Love

Aleem KHAN
United Kingdom

When Mary Hussain unexpectedly becomes a widow, she discovers that her late husband has a secret just twenty-one miles across the english channel in Calais.

Apples
Apples

Christos NIKOU
Greece, Poland, Slovenia

An amnesiac man enrolls in a recovery program that prescribed daily tasks to help him build a new identity. He meets Anna, a woman who is also in recovery.

Cigare au miel
Cigare au miel

Kamir AÏNOUZ
France, Belgium, Algeria

Selma, 17, lives in a bourgeois and secular Berber family. When she meets Julien in college, she realizes for the first time the impact of patriarchal rules on her intimacy.

L'Affaire Collective
Lux Audience AwardL'Affaire Collective

Alexander NANAU
Romania, Luxembourg

Director Alexander Nanau follows investigative journalists at the newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor looking into healthcare corruption connected to the Colectiv nightclub fire.

Last days of Spring
Last days of Spring

Isabel LAMBERTI
Spain, Netherlands

In a shanty town near Madrid, the inhabitants are forced to leave their self-build homes. The different members of the Spanish family Gabarre Mendoza struggle with their lives in transition.

Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Lili HORVÁT
Hungary

Reality and fantasy intertwine in the head of a woman in love.

Quo Vadis, Aida?
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Jasmila ŽBANIĆ
Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Austria, Turkey

Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.

Shorta
Shorta

Anders ØLHOLM and Frederik Louis HVIID
Denmark

Talib Ben Hassi (19) dies in police custody, igniting an uncontrollable rage in the ghetto’s youth. Suddenly, two police officers find themselves fair game and must fight to find a way out.

The Whaler Boy
The Whaler Boy

Philipp YURYEV
Russia, Belgium, Poland

An adolescent from an isolated village of the Russian Far East discovers love in an adult chat room and dreams of America.

Vaurien
Vaurien

Peter DOUROUNTZIS
France

A man without a job or a place to go, arrive in Paris. He seems confident but he is not what he pretends to be. In fact, he is dangerous and violent behind his cute aspect and his nice smiling.

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