14-21 December 2019 D-30

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.

A thief's daughter
A thief's daughter

Belén FUNES
Spain

Sara is 22 and her wish is to have a normal family with her baby, her little brother and the father of her child. Her father, after years of absence, decides to reappear in their lives.

Atlantis
Atlantis

Valentyn VASYANOVYCH
Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine, in the nearest future. A former soldier suffering from PTSD meets a young volunteer during a mission and tries to return to a normal life.

Benni
Benni

Nora FINGSCHEIDT
Germany

Nine-year old Benni struggles to contain the violence within her. Neglected by her mother, a social assistant and Micha, an instructor, will do everything to help her make way into the world.

Echo
Echo

Rúnar RÚNARSSON
Iceland, France, Switzerland

Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions. Through 56 scenes, Echo draws a portrait of modern society.

Instinct
Instinct

Halina REIJN
Netherlands

In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.

Invisible
Invisible

Ignas JONYNAS
Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine

 An ageing dancer pretends to be blind to become a TV star, but before the lie is exposed, he has to face his past crimes.

Lara Jenkins
Lara Jenkins

Jan-Ole GERSTER
Germany

It's Lara's 60th birthday, she has every reason to celebrate: her son Viktor will be giving the most important concert of his career. But the more the day is going, the more events get out of control.

Lynn + Lucy
Lynn + Lucy

Fyzal BOULIFA
United Kingdom, France

Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends, their relationship as intense as any romance. When Lucy has her first baby boy, their friendship is tested in extreme circumstances. 

O Fim do Mundo
O Fim do Mundo

Basil DA CUNHA
Switzerland

After eight years in a correctional school, Spira returns to Reboleira, a slum which is being demolished in the Lisbon suburbs. While he goes back to his friends and family, Kikas, one of the neighbourhood's old drug dealers, makes it clear that he is not welcome.

Rocks
Rocks

Sarah GAVRON
United Kingdom

Rocks's world turns upside down when her mother suddenly leaves. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, she hides around London with the help of her friends.

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