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  • 90 DEGREES NORTH

    It’s a fact: good Germans wait at red traffic lights. But what do you do when the green man simply won't appear? Taking place almost entirely on the most pernicious traffic island imaginable, 90 DEGREES NORTH is a humorous, fantastical parable offering an extreme take on the notion of following t...

  • WE ALL LOVE THE SEA SHORE

    A group of men is waiting at the fringes of a coastal woodland for the journey to Europe. They get trapped in a temporal threshold. A film is shot there with the men playing themselves. The landscape changes and where they are is no longer their motherland. There are no beautiful beaches, the wat...

  • THE WALL

    Hongkong. A multitude of concrete skyscrapers without personality. Inside, cramped studios where the anonymous live among themselves. Until the day when bachelor Chung decides to hang up a picture ...

    Direction: Samuel Lampaert

    Script: Samuel Lampaert

    Production: Nicolas George, Nicolas George...

  • A MAN RETURNED

    Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years of being trapped in Greece.

    He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria.

    Against al...

  • DOGS

    Roman returns to the land near the border with Ukraine he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local crime lord and his men will not let go of the land - and their smuggling busine...

  • THE UNKNOWN GIRL

    One evening, after closing her practice for the day, Jenny, a young doctor, hears the doorbell ring but doesn’t answer it. The next day, the police inform her that an unidentified young woman has been found dead close by.

    Direction: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Script: Jean-Pierre Dardenn...

  • BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS

    David is discharged from the army after serving for twenty-seven years. He returns to his home and his family after being distanced from them for years, and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. He believes that, like his friends who retired from the military before him, he too will fin...

  • THIRST

    In the struggle of daily existence, the thirst for love may be greater than that for life itself.
    A couple and their teen-aged son eke out a living on a hilltop, doing the laundry for local hotels, despite the intermittent water supply. Their simple life is overturned by the arrival of a father-a...

  • THE PARADISE SUITE

    THE PARADISE SUITE is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other’s lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her journey to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she had hoped for. Her gruelling captivity for...

  • DON'T BE BAD

    1995, Ostia. Vittorio and Cesare are just over 20 and are not only lifelong friends: they are “brothers for life.” Their lives are filled with clubs, cars, cocaine and booze. Despite their interdependence, they have different spirits and over time, Vittorio longs for a different life. He meets Li...

  • THE LURE

    Two mermaid sisters swim from the sea into a Warsaw nightclub in what could be the 80s. They are wild, beautiful and sexy, and hungry for life. While becoming stars practically overnight, one of them falls in love with a handsome young bass player. This will question their sisterly bonds to the ...

  • THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

    WINNER EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2016 – Prix FIPRESCI

    Everything is set for Olli Mäki to become the first ever Finn to be the world champion in featherweight boxing. His manager Elis Ask – a former boxer himself – has prepared everything for them to reach fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose we...

  • MAMMAL

    The compelling story of a woman who has lost her son and develops an unorthodox relationship with a homeless youth. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband's grieving rage.

    Direction: Rebecca Daly

    Script: Rebecca Daly

    Prod...

  • EUROPE, SHE LOVES

    Four couples struggle on the edge of mother Europe. In countries troubled by economic and social crises they stumble through life with charm, sex and plenty of passion - a movie about the politics of love. In Sevilla, Juan (21) and Caro (23) experience the wonders of a young love. However, Juan i...

  • DEATH IN SARAJEVO

    Sarajevo‘s Hotel Europe is bustling in preparation for tonight‘s European Union gala for the centennial of Archduke Franz Ferdinand‘s assassination. But the disgruntled staff plans to strike because they haven‘t been paid for two months.

    If this prestigious political dinner fails, the already mo...

  • SONG OF SONGS

    1905. A Jewish Shtetl. Shimek and Buzya are two 10-year-olds. Of course, she is a princess and he is a prince. They live in the same yard, in neighboring palaces. What Buzya really means to him, Shimek begins to understand only years later when, far away from home, he receives the news that Buzya...

  • WEDDING DOLL

    WEDDING DOLL follows a young talented woman, Hagit, who dreams of love, marriage and freedom from the strict guidance of her mother, an overprotective divorcee. Hagit strikes up a relationship with her boss' son at the toilet paper factory where she works. While hiding the blossoming romance from...

  • S IS FOR STANLEY – 30 YEARS AT THE WHEEL FOR STANLEY KUBRICK

    S IS FOR STANLEY is the story of Emilio D'Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick's personal driver. A friendship that lasted through 30 years of their lives, helped create four cinema masterpieces, and brought together two apparently opposite people who found their ideal journey companion far away from thei...

  • MIMOSAS

    A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh trough the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. The caravaneers, fearful of the mountain pass, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Ahmed and Said, two rogues travelling with the caravan, p...

  • HERR VON BOHLEN

    The film tells the story of the last offspring of a powerful German family whose cannons killed countless people in two world wars: Arndt von Bohlen and Halbach – the last Krupp.
    Unwilling to fulfill the expectations of both his family and their company, this homosexual son of an industrialist wa...

  • PSICONAUTAS, THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

    Birdboy and Dinky are two teenagers who have decided to escape from an island devastated by ecological catastrophe: Birdboy by shutting himself off from the world, Dinky by setting out on a dangerous journey with the hope that Birdboy will accompany her.

    Direction: Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero
    ...

  • THE COMMUNE

    WINNER EUROPEAN EDITOR 2016

    Erik and Anna are an academic couple with a dream. Together with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family in the center of the story, we are invited into the dream of a real commune; we pa...

  • WE'LL BE ALRIGHT

    In Siberia, Russia, Alexander Kuznetsov follows Yulia & Katia who went from an orphanage to a neuropsychiatric institution. Deprived of freedom, work and family, they had no say in it and getting those fundamental rights back is a long and painful bureaucratic process. WE'LL BE ALRIGHT is their ...

  • MALLORY

    Life hasn’t been easy on Mallory but after the birth of her son she tries desperately to kick her drug habit, and to stop living on the street. She wants to turn her back on her dark past and help those she knows best – people on the fringes of society. In her latest long-term documentary, Helena...