Current Films

All Shall Be Well

A film by Ray Yeung

2024 - Hong Kong - Drama

Angie and Pat are a couple living in Hong Kong who have been together for over four decades. After Pat's unexpected death, Angie finds herself at the mercy of her extended family as she struggles to retain both her dignity and the home that they shared for over thirty years.

Young Hearts

A film by Anthony Schatteman

2024 - Belgium/Netherlands - Drama

Elias (13) feels attracted to his new neighbour Alexander (14). Soon he realizes that he's truly in love for the first time. The interactions with his friends and family bring more questions than answers. Confused by his burgeoning feelings, Elias tries to sort out his inner chaos to prove that he is worth Alexander’s heart.

Brief History Of A Family

A film by Jianjie Lin

2024 - China/France/Denmark/Qatar - Thriller

A middle-class family’s fate becomes intertwined with their only son’s enigmatic new friend in post one-child policy China, putting unspoken secrets, unmet expectations, and untended emotions under the microscope.

Paternel

A film by Ronan Tronchot

2024 - France - Drama

In a small French town, Simon is an inspiring Catholic priest wholeheartedly dedicated to his parish. During a service, he encounters Louise, whom he had known years before he became a priest. She introduces him to her 11-year-old son, Aloé, revealing that he is his biological father.
This revelation shatters Simon's daily life, prompting him to question all the certainties that have guided his existence. Can he still be a devout priest for the churchgoers, and can he effectively fulfill the role of a father to his son?
Amidst an institution in crisis, Simon decides to engage in a battle to convince the Church representatives that his vow is compatible with the profound love of being a father.

The Rye Horn

A film by Jaione Camborda

2023 - Spain/Belgium/Portugal - Drama

1971, Francoist Spain. In the Galician countryside María assists women in childbirth. After an attempt to help a young woman in trouble, she suddenly has to hide from the authorities, leave everything behind and flee the country.
On her perilous journey to Portugal, María encounters female solidarity and realizes that she is not alone and that, thanks to the help of others, she might finally find her freedom.

The Monk And The Gun

A film by Pawo Choyning Dorji

2023 - Bhutan/France/USA/Taiwan - Comedy/Drama

Kingdom of Bhutan, 2006. Modernization has finally arrived. Bhutan becomes the last country in the world to connect to the internet and television, and now the biggest change of all: democracy. To teach the people how to vote, the authorities organize a mock election, but the locals seem unconvinced. Travelling to rural Bhutan where religion is more popular than politics, the election supervisor discovers that a monk is planning a mysterious ceremony for the election day.

Green Border

A film by Agnieszka Holland

2023 - Poland/France/Czech Republic/Belgium - Drama

In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so called "green border" between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. Pawns in this hidden war, the lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family intertwine.

30 years after EUROPA EUROPA, three-time Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland's poignant new feature GREEN BORDER opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

Explanation for Everything

A film by Gábor Reisz

2023 - Hungary/Slovakia - Drama

It's summer in Budapest, high school student Abel is struggling to focus on his final exams, whilst coming to the realisation that he is hopelessly in love with his best friend Janka. The studious Janka has her own unrequited love with married history teacher Jakab - who had a previous confrontation with Abel’s conservative father. The tensions of a polarised society come unexpectedly to the surface when Abel’s history graduation exam turns into a national scandal.

Essential Truths Of The Lake

A film by Lav Diaz

2023 - Philippines/France/Portugal/Singapore/Italy/Switzerland/United Kingdom - Drama

When asked what drives a man to search for the truth, Lieutenant Papauran says dejectedly that maybe he just wants to keep inflicting pain on himself. Faced with President Duterte's bloody murders and brazen lies, he continues his struggle to solve a fifteen-year-old case around an ash-laden landscape and an impenetrable lake. It has become a cross he can barely carry but keeps dragging it anyway.

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Subtraction

A film by Mani Haghighi

2022 - Iran/France - Drama/Thriller

In downtown Tehran, Farzaneh, a young driving instructor, spots her husband, Jalal, walking into a woman’s apartment. When she confronts him, Jalal claims he was out of town for work. He decides to check out the building for himself. There, he meets a woman who is the spitting image of Farzaneh. Her name is Bita. Stunned, the two compare family photos: Bita’s husband also looks identical to Jalal.

When the Waves are gone

A film by Lav Diaz

2022 - Philippines/France/Denmark/Portugal - Drama

Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the best investigators of the Philippines, is in a deep moral crossroad. As a member of the police forces, he is a first-hand witness of the murderous anti-drug campaign that his institution is implementing with dedication. The atrocities are corroding Hermes physically and spiritually, causing him a severe skin disease resulting from anxiety and guilt. As he tries to heal, a dark past haunts him and has eventually come back for a reckoning.

June Zero

A film by Jake Paltrow

2022 - USA/Israel - Drama

In 1962, the world witnesses the execution of Adolf Eichmann in an emotional public trial. And in Israel, 3 characters are intimately involved in this historical, nation-defining event.

The Blue Caftan

A film by Maryam Touzani

2022 - Morocco/France/Belgium/Denmark - Drama

Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.

Pacifiction

A film by Albert Serra

2022 - Spain/France/Portugal/Germany - Drama/Thriller

On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official DE ROLLER is a calculating man with flawless manners. His somewhat broad perception of his role brings him to navigate the high end ’establishment’ as well as shady venues where he mingles with the locals. Especially since a persistent rumor has been going around: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.

Will-o’-the-wisp

A film by João Pedro Rodrigues

2022 - France/Portugal - Fantasy/LGBT/Musical

On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, King without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade, opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men immersed in love and desire, and the will to change the status quo.

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

A film by Pawo Choyning Dorji

2019 - Bhutan - Drama/Family

Struggling with his profession as a teacher, Ugyen is sent to Lunana in northern Bhutan for his final year of training. The high altitude and the lack of amenities make Ugyen want to leave as soon as he arrives. With a warm welcome the local children try to win him over but they don’t have much time as the harsh winter is about to arrive in the glacial parts of the Himalaya…

A Taste of Whale

A film by Vincent Kelner

2022 - France - Documentary

Every summer, hundreds of pilot whales are hunted in the fjords of the Faroe Islands. It’s locally known as the “Grind”, a spectacular and bloody tradition. International activists would like to put an end to it, so that these mammals will stop suffering. Knife in hand, the Faroese denounce the hypocrisy of those who eat meat without looking at what is happening in slaughterhouses and at the industries polluting our planet.

Domingo and the Mist

A film by Ariel Escalante Meza

2022 - Costa Rica/Qatar - Supernatural/Drama

In the tropical mountains of Costa Rica, widower Domingo owns a piece of land which is coveted to build a new highway. When the contractors send in thugs to intimidate the community, the neighbours leave one by one, but Domingo refuses to give in, especially as the land hides a special and mystical secret...

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ALL SHALL BE WELL wins the Teddy Award! We are proud to announce that ALL SHALL BE WELL by Ray Yeung has been awarded the Teddy Award at this year's Berlinale. The...

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We are happy to premiere three new titles at the Berlinale 2024:BRIEF HISTORY OF A FAMILY by JJ Lin will celebrate its European Premiere in the Panorama section after its successful screening...

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We are thrilled to announce a triple win at Chicago IFF:EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING wins Best Film in the International Feature Competition.THE BURDENED wins Best Film in the New Directors’ Competition.GREEN BORDER wins...

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BITTEN by Romain Saint-Blanquat has won 3 awards at this year Sitges Film Festival! ! Silver Méliès for Best Film, Best Cinematography Official Fantastic Section & Young Jury Best Feature Film Official...

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