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.
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.
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.
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.
Director Alexander Nanau follows investigative journalists at the newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor looking into healthcare corruption connected to the Colectiv nightclub fire.
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.
Reality and fantasy intertwine in the head of a woman in love.
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.
Anders ØLHOLM and Frederik Louis HVIID
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.
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.
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.