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.
Russia, Finland, Germany
Caught up between their patients, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and an evolving health care system, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that will keep them together.
How a simple weekend can change a young Berlin lawyer's life.
Norway, Germany, Sweden
When high schooler Nisha shames her Pakistani family, now living in Norway, her father and brother kidnap her and take her back to Pakistan.
1945. The Allies force the Nazi army to withdraw. What would happen if a war deserter stole a Captain’s identity and started to convince soldiers to join him for a “special mission”? The hunt begins.
United Kingdom, France
A young boy embarks on a perilous journey in search of his long-lost aunt and a possible home, his only companion is the stolen racehorse Lean on Pete.
The true story of the relationship between a blind 18th-century Viennese pianist and the remarkable physician who worked to restore her sight.
Between Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, Manchester, the Polish countryside and the Romanian costlline, Nico, 1988 is a road movie dedicated to the final years of Christa Päffgen, AKA Nico.
Manana, a 50-year-old housewife, struggles with a dilemma – she has to choose between her family life and her passion for writing, which she has repressed for years.
Roos visits her mother there yearly, but this time it's different: she brings bad news. However, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother.
Esmail is a young Iranian man who is looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love with one woman as another woman’s husband sets out for revenge.