06-24 November 2019

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European Showcase

AND THEN WE DANCED
AND THEN WE DANCED

Levan AKIN
Sweden, France, Georgia
Feature film

Merab is a serious dancer training at the National Georgian Ensemble. But his world soon turns upside-down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival, and his greatest desire.

ARAB BLUES
ARAB BLUES

Manele Labidi LABBÉ
France, Tunisia
Feature film

Selma (Golshifteh Farahani) is a psychoanalyst, who returns to the country of  her birth, Tunisia, to open up her new practice. Her office becomes a fascinating and hilarious window on a country struggling with cultural change, facing patients with stories of contrast, contradictions and cultural clashes. Farahani especially turns in a luminous performance, full of vitality and humor. 

BEANPOLE
BEANPOLE

Kantemir BALAGOV
Russia
Feature film

1945, Leningrad. One of the worst sieges in history is over. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

 

 

DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS
DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS

J.-P. VALKEAPÄÄ
Finland
Feature film

A heartbroken cardiac surgeon is attacked by a dominatrix who mistakes him for her next client. Startled, but feeling a new sensation that kicks him out of his depressed stupor, he wants more.

 

I LOST MY BODY
I LOST MY BODY

Jérémy CLAPIN
France
Feature film

When a young man gets his hand sliced off at the start of the story, his hand sets off on a journey to try to reconnect with his body while making sense of his life.

 

 

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Céline SCIAMMA
France
Feature film

A gifted artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of a young woman who refuses to sit for her portrait. As the two women become more intimate, they must fight the forces driving them apart.

SORRY WE MISSED YOU
SORRY WE MISSED YOU

KEN LOACH
United Kingdom, France, Belgium
Feature film

After the 2008 global financial crash, Rick is presented with an opportunity to gain back his pride as a self-employed delivery driver, but his wife pressures him to quit as their debt increases and family falls apart.

THE TRUTH
THE TRUTH

Hirokazu KOREEDA
France, Japan
Feature film

Fabienne has a troubled relationship with her daughter Lumir. When Lumir and her husband return to Paris, things come to a head between mother and daughter with the publication of Fabienne’s memoir.

THE WHISTLERS
THE WHISTLERS

Corneliu PORUMBOIU
Romania, France, Germany, Sweden
Feature film

A corrupt cop travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera to help some mobsters free a shady businessman, one who knows the whereabouts of a large amount of cash stuffed in a mattress.

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