15-22 december 2018 D-28

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.

Aniara
Aniara

Pella KÅGERMAN and Hugo LILJA
Sweden

A ship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.

C'est ça l'amour
C'est ça l'amour

Claire BURGER
France

Since his wife walked out on the family, Mario has raised their two daughters on his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, dreams of independence.

Her Job
Her Job
Son travail

Nikos LABÔT
Greece, France

Greece’s Nikos Labôt delivers a strong drama on the aftermath of the Greek financial crisis and the need for female empowerment in a dislocated and wounded society.

In fabric
In fabric

Peter STRICKLAND
United Kingdom

Peter Strickland shows a great sense of humour in this tale of consumerism, fetishism – and a killer dress!

Joy
Joy

Sudabeh MORTEZAI
Austria

Joy is a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works the streets to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame, while supporting her family in Nigeria.

L'Animale
L'Animale

Katharina MÜCKSTEIN
Austria

Mati lives her teenage life among boy friends, with whom she rides a motorcycle. His friend Sebi would like them to go further, but does not get the expected answer.

L'homme fidèle
L'homme fidèle

Louis GARREL
France

Abel and Marianne have been separated for 10 years. As they meet again, Abel decides to win back Marianne. But things have changed: Marianne has a son, Joseph, and her aunt, the young Eve, has grown up. And they have secrets to reveal.....

Mug
Mug

Małgorzata SZUMOWSKA
Poland

Małgorzata Szumowska delights us with a film evoking the scleroses of Polish society, through the story of a young man who loses his face when he falls into the body of Christ.

Smuggling Hendrix
Smuggling Hendrix

Marios PIPERIDES
Cyprus, Germany

Yiannis is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the "Greek" from the "Turkish" side of the island.

The Factory
The Factory
L'Usine

Yury BYKOV
Russia, France, Armenia

When local oligarch Kalugine announces the bankruptcy of his factory, a group of workers who haven't been paid for months kidnaps him for ransom, locking him up in the factory.

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