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  • GENIUS LOCI

    One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

    Direction: Adrien Mérigeau

    Script: Adrien Mérigeau, Nicolas Pleskof

    Production: Amaury Ovise

    Co-Production: Jean-Christophe Reymond

    Cinematography: Adrien Mérigeau

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  • PAST PERFECT

    Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing for the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until the origin of the species, a...

  • JOSEP

    WINNER EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2020

    February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government has built a concentration camp, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by b...

  • ANOTHER ROUND

    WINNER EUROPEAN FILM 2020
    WINNER EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2020
    WINNER EUROPEAN ACTOR 2020
    WINNER EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2020

    There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems a...

  • SLALOM

    15 year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps, has been accepted to a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, Fred, ex-champion turned coach, decides to make Lyz his shining star regardless of her lack of experi...

  • FULL MOON

    A full moon night. Hamza, a police inspector, takes his wife to the maternity ward. Her water broke and the doctor orders an urgent delivery. Hamza is worried but he has to leave her – he wasn't able to get the night off. At the police station it seems like the folk tales of the full moon's power...

  • CHARTER

    Alice hasn’t seen her two children in months. After a recent and difficult divorce, her ex-husband keeps them from seeing her, awaiting the final custody verdict in Northern Sweden.
    When her son calls her in the middle of the night weeping helplessly, Alice takes action. She travels on the nigh...

  • LITTLE GIRL

    WINNER EUROPEAN SOUND 2020

    7-year-old Sasha has always known she was a little girl, even though she was born a boy. As society fails to treat her like the other children her age – in her daily life at school, dance lessons or birthday parties – her supportive family leads a constant battle to ma...

  • ECHO

    Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning. In a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols. In a slaught...

  • STATE FUNERAL

    Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult. The news of Stalin’s death on 5 March 5 1953 shocked the entire Soviet Union. The burial ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of mourne...

  • I AM NOT ALONE

    On Easter 2018, a man put on a backpack and went live on Facebook to announce that he was beginning a walk across Armenia. His mission: to inspire a velvet revolution — and topple the corrupt regime that enjoys absolute power in this post-soviet nation. With total access to all key players, I AM ...

  • MARE

    Mare has never flown, although she lives right next to the airport with her husband and their three teenage kids. She loves her family, cares for them, but sometimes almost feels like a stranger in her own home. Who are these people she lives with? Mare finds herself gazing at the planes overhead...

  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING

    Éva Fahidi was 20 years old when she returned to Hungary from Auschwitz Birkenau. She was all alone, 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, her father and her little sister. 70 years later, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a dance theatre performance about her life. ...

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER

    In her documentary family saga WALCHENSEE FOREVER, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning over a century. In order to uncover the secrets and her role in the generation chain, she leads us from the family café at the Bavarian Walchensee lake via Mexico to San Francis...

  • SELF PORTRAIT

    Lene Marie Fossen, a world-class photographer, suffers from anorexia. She stopped eating at the age of ten. Intent on exposing the shame around anorexia and confronting her disease, her art is naked and honest. SELF PORTRAIT is Lene Marie’s journey and struggle. “If only it was about snapping you...

  • FINAL REPORT

    A reputable cardiologist is sent unexpectedly into retirement. He feels at a loss without his work. However, when returning to his home village to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, he learns that the village has been without a doctor for over a year and decides to take on the job of general p...

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

    WINNER EUROPEAN ORIGINAL SCORE 2020

    As Francis gets washed up on the shores of Southern Europe, he swears an oath to God: From now on he wants to be a new, a better, a decent man. Soon after Francis finds himself in Berlin, where he realises how hard it is to be righteous when you are an illegal...

  • WILLOW

    Three women cope with issues of control over their bodies, tradition and adoption. They have not set out to change the world, but their struggle to become mothers makes them unlikely heroines. Three stories set in Macedonia - one medieval, two contemporary - exploring themes of love, trust and mo...

  • CAT IN THE WALL

    This heart-warming tale presents a pivotal moment for Britain: the housing crisis, gentrification, Brexit and a Bulgarian migrant family fighting their increasingly xenophobic working-class neighbours in a London council estate. An apparently owner-less cat which has had enough of the heated atmo...

  • UPPERCASE PRINT

    UPPERCASE PRINT links two stories, two histories. One is the true story of teenager Mugur Călinescu, who in 1981 chalked protest messages against the Ceaușescu regime on walls. His story is presented as it appears in the voluminous file kept by the Secret Police, which observed, apprehended, inte...

  • LARA

    It's Lara's 60th birthday, and she has every reason to celebrate this evening: her son Viktor will be giving the most important piano concert of his career. Lara was, after all, the one who had mapped out and driven his musical career. Yet Viktor has been unreachable for weeks and nothing indicat...

  • GUNDA

    Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic AQUARELA, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious ...

  • THE PAINTED BIRD

    The boy is living with his foster mother Marta, but Marta unexpectedly dies.The boy is therefore all alone and forced to wander and fend for himself in a wild region. He can stay nowhere for long and is forced to wander from place to place. He is taken under wing by Olga, a so-called holy woman w...

  • LET THERE BE LIGHT

    A guest-worker in Germany, Milan (40), discovers that back home in Slovakia his teenage son has become involved with home guards when he is accused of bullying and killing a classmate. The father starts searching for the truth about what happened, the truth about himself ...

    Direction: Marko Ško...