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.

Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia

Boris KHLEBNIKOV
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.

Beyond Words
Beyond Words

Urszula ANTONIAK
Netherlands, Poland

How a simple weekend can change a young Berlin lawyer's life.

La mauvaise réputation
La mauvaise réputation
What Will People Say

Iram HAQ
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.

Le Capitaine
Le Capitaine
The Captain

Robert SCHWENTKE
Germany, France

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.

Lean on Pete (titre provisoire)
Lean on Pete (titre provisoire)

Andrew HAIGH
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.

Mademoiselle Paradis
Mademoiselle Paradis

Barbara ALBERT
Austria, Germany

The true story of the relationship between a blind 18th-century Viennese pianist and the remarkable physician who worked to restore her sight.

Nico, 1988
Nico, 1988

Susanna NICCHIARELLI
Italy, Belgium

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. 

Scary Mother
Scary Mother

Ana URUSHADZE
Georgia, Estonia

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.

Sonate pour Roos
Sonate pour Roos
Disappearance

Boudewijn KOOLE
Netherlands, Norway

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.

The Charmer
The Charmer

Milad ALAMI
Denmark

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.

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