On Body And Soul
A Film by Ildiko Enyedi
2017 - Hungary - Drama - 2.39 - 116 min.
with Géza Morcsányi , Alexandra Borbély & Zoltán Schneider
Produced by András Muhi & Monika Mécs
Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their dream.
Best European Actress
Best Foreign Language Film
She, A Chinese
A film by Xiaolu Guo
2010 - France/Germany/United Kingdom - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 98 min.
She, A Chinese tells the story of, a young Chinese woman, MEI, who leaves her monotonous village life behind for the excitement of the nearest big city, Chongqing. However, life there doesn't quite turn out as she expected it; fired from her factory job, she falls in love with SPIKEY, a hit man whose own past soon catches up with him. A spur of the moment decision takes Mei to London, where she marries an elderly man, MR HUNT. A new life begins for Mei, trapped in the silence of Mr Hunt's house, alienated and bored. Her frustration at life with Mr Hunt leads Mei into an affair with RACHID, an Indian immigrant who runs a local take away restaurant, and she moves into the backroom of the restaurant to live with him. Rachid decides to return to his own country, leaving Mei pregnant and alone, facing an uncertain future.
A film by Amanda Nell Eu
2023 - Malaysia/Taiwan/France/Germany/Netherlands/Indonesia - Fantasy - 1.85 - 95 min.
The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracized by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning that to be free she must embrace the body she feared, emerging as a proud, strong woman.
Cornelius, The Howling Miller
A film by Yann Le Quellec
2018 - France - Drama - 2.35 - 105 min.
An odd miller, Cornelius, settles in a small village at the end of the world to build a mill. At first well received, the stranger soon reveals a surprising secret: every night he is baying at the moon, preventing the inhabitants from sleeping. When the villagers decide to chase him away, Carmen, the mayor’s daughter and charming horticultural adviser, decides to fight with Cornelius to defend his freedom and their budding love.