Program

5 May

OPENING NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT

Cinéma Palace05.05
The ceremony will be followed by the screening of the emblematic film Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos, which extends our perception …

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Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos

Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos

Julie Bertuccelli / 2016 / 85 Min / France
Cinéma Palace05.05
Despite being nearly 30, Hélène still looks like a teenager. She writes powerful texts with a caustic humour and is, …

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Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos

Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos

Julie Bertuccelli / 2016 / 85 Min / France
Cinéma Palace05.05
Despite being nearly 30, Hélène still looks like a teenager. She writes powerful texts with a caustic humour and is, …

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6 May

La Dernière Folie de Claire Darling

La Dernière Folie de Claire Darling

Julie Bertuccelli / 2018 / 94 Min / France
BOZAR06.05
The story is set on the first day of summer and Claire Darling’s last day on earth. In any case, …

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Les Yeux Grands Ouverts

Les Yeux Grands Ouverts

Pierre Bouquet / 2022 / 18 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme06.05
Olivier is a massage therapist in Brussels living a carefree life. When he learns that he might go blind within …

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Pipa & Nona

Pipa & Nona

Marie Christiaens / 2021 / 11 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme06.05
Once upon a time, there were Pipa & Nona, my grandparents. The story of a close-knit couple in which each …

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Le Constat de La Crevette Grise

Le Constat de La Crevette Grise

Remi Murez / 2021 / 22 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme06.05
In the depths of the murky, grey North Sea, a monster of iron and gas threatens the Belgian Coast.

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Cows on the Roof

Cows on the Roof

Aldo Gugolz / 2020 / 80 Min / Switzerland
Cinéma Vendôme06.05
At the heart of the Alps, between the goats and the cows, Fabiano and his girlfriend Eva are expecting their …

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Éclaireuses

Éclaireuses

Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel / 2022 / 90 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Aventure06.05
Marie and Juliette quit their teaching jobs to open La Petite Ecole in the heart of Brussels where children without …

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Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Francesco Montagner / 2021 / 92 Min / Italy, Czech Republic
Cinéma Aventure06.05
Three young Bosnian brothers born into a family of shepherds grew up in the shadow of their father, Ibrahim, a …

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Room Without a View

Room Without a View

Roser Corella / 2020 / 61 Min / Germany, Austria
Cinéma Galeries06.05
What about the situation of foreign female domestic workers in Lebanon?

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El Circulo

El Circulo

Iván Roiz / 2021 / 72 Min / Spain
Cinéma Galeries06.05
A Circle of Men is a raw and at times uncomfortable portrayal of the process of deconstructing and exploring masculinity. …

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Media Crash

Media Crash

Valentine Oberti, Luc Hermann / / 92 Min / France
Cinéma Palace06.05
There’s what you see, what some want you to see, and what you don’t see.

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Cuban Dancer

Cuban Dancer

Roberto Salinas / 2021 / 97 Min / Italy, Canada, Chili
Cinéma Palace06.05
At 15, Alexis is one of the promising dancers of the National Ballet School of Cuba.

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A Declaration of Love

A Declaration of Love

Marco Speroni / 2021 / 62 Min / Italy
Cinéma Tour & Taxis06.05
Curtis McCarty was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and spent 22 years in prison, 19 …

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7 May

La Cour de Babel

La Cour de Babel

Julie Bertuccelli / 2013 / 89 Min / France
BOZAR07.05
They have just arrived in France from countries including Ireland, Serbia, Brazil, Tunisia, China and Senegal.

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What makes us Boys

What makes us Boys

Janet van den Brand, Timothy Josha Wennekes / 2021 / 75 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme07.05
What makes us boys is a poetic documentary that follows 14-year-old Daan and his 11-year-old brother Sam, who grow up …

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Dernier voyage au Laos

Dernier voyage au Laos

Manon Saysouk / 2021 / 22 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme07.05
“I go back fifty years to the lost paradise where I experienced absolute happiness for five years.”

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Fond des buses

Fond des buses

Michel Sadowski / 2021 / 14 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme07.05
Philibert’s life is full of twists and turns, each eventful moment being more marvellous than the other.

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NENAD

NENAD

Mladen Bundalo / 2020 / 22 Min / Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Cinéma Vendôme07.05
We are at “Donji Garevci” in May 2018. It is early morning. The smell in the air is strong and …

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Les Enfants terribles

Les Enfants terribles

Ahmet Necdet Çupur / 2021 / 89 Min / France, Turkey, Germany
Cinéma Aventure07.05
In an isolated village in Southern Turkey, the director delivers, through the daily life of his family, the intimate portrait …

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Amazonie, dans les pas de Maufrais

Amazonie, dans les pas de Maufrais

Eliott Schonfeld / 2019 / 55 Min / France
Cinéma Aventure07.05
In 1949, Raymond Maufrais, aged 23, left to cross all of Guyana alone. He never returned from this expedition and …

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The Object Becomes

The Object Becomes

Alexandre Humbert / 2021 / 30 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Galeries07.05
This movie tells the story of Belgian design at an historical moment that determines an important turning point in its …

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Usures

Usures

Sebastien De Buyl / 2022 / 28 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Galeries07.05
Usures in the result of a meaningful encounter with Saïd, a homeless choreographer. His withdrawal from society is echoed by the …

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En attendant le déluge

En attendant le déluge

Chris Pellerin / 2022 / 73 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Galeries07.05
6 years of exile, 948 dialyses, 2000 injections: Meruzhan, as much as his travelling companions, awaits a transplant, a right …

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I am Chance

I am Chance

Marc-Henri Wajnberg / 2022 / 85 Min / Belgium, DRC
Cinéma Palace07.05
I am Chance follows the microcosm of a group of street savvy girls in the surprisingly bright, pop and artistic …

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Children of the Mist

Children of the Mist

HÀ LỆ Diễm / 2021 / 92 Min / Vietnam
Cinéma Palace07.05
Di, a 12-year-old Vietnamese village girl, belongs to the Hmong ethnic minority in which women marry at a very young …

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Destiny of a Bum

Destiny of a Bum

Ana Kitanova / 2021 / 55 Min / Bulgaria
CIVA07.05
75-year-old Pavi is a colourful person, who lives in a clay house in the forest without electricity and running water.

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Détruire rajeunit

Détruire rajeunit

Benjamin Hennot / 2021 / 82 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Flagey07.05
The winter of 1960 to 1961 saw the longest general strike to ever take place in Belgium since the Second …

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8 May

ON THE LINE, les expulsés de l’Amérique

ON THE LINE, les expulsés de l’Amérique

Léo Mattei, Alex Gohari / 2020 / 68 Min / France
Cinéma Vendôme08.05
Each year, more than 100,000 Mexicans living in the United States are deported to Mexico. Many of them have spent …

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Melting Dreams

Melting Dreams

Haidy Kancler / 2021 / 84 Min / Slovenia
Cinéma Vendôme08.05
Three Afghan girls get the opportunity to travel to Europe to fulfill their dream of becoming professional skiers.

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Before the Dying of the Light

Before the Dying of the Light

Ali Essafi / 2020 / 70 Min / Morocco
Cinéma Aventure08.05
In Morocco, the 1970s represent the last period where social struggles and dreams of change were a reality.

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On sourira de nous

On sourira de nous

Baptiste Bogaert, Noëlle Bastin / 2021 / 65 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Galeries08.05
Four friends tired of protests are thinking about another way to shake up capitalist society. Driven by fiction, they decide …

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Pleistocene Park

Pleistocene Park

Luke Griswold-Tergis / 2022 / 101 Min / United States
Cinéma Galeries08.05
The clock is ticking. How can we prevent the worst-case scenario of global environmental catastrophe? Can two Russian scientists stave …

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For Your Peace of Mind, Make Your Own Museum

For Your Peace of Mind, Make Your Own Museum

Pilar Morena, Ana Endara Mislov / 2021 / 71 Min / Panama
Cinéma Aventure12.05
In a daring film, two directors explore new paths in the cinematic language through the story of Senobia Cerrud, who …

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Lettre à Nikola

Lettre à Nikola

Hara Kaminara / 2021 / 50 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Palace08.05
As a letter to her son, the filmmaker testifies her experience as a photographer aboard the Aquarius, a ship that …

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On la nomme la brûlure – Au-delà du noir

On la nomme la brûlure – Au-delà du noir

Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez / 2021 / 36 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Palace08.05
Off the Tunisian coast, a coroner examines the body of a young castaway. Searching for truth, she questions herself. What if …

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Tout va bien ! le cinéma de Jan Bucquoy

Tout va bien ! le cinéma de Jan Bucquoy

Stefan Thibeau / 2021 / 75 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Palace08.05
From the beaches near the Cosmos camping, to the Dolle Mol bar, to the fries of the Shanghai Biennale and …

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9 May

Newcomers

Newcomers

Camille Ghekiere / 2021 / 33 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme09.05
Four immigrant adolescents, Aya from Syria, Zineb from Morocco, Simeon from Dominican Republic, and Sofia from Colombia have been in …

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Paradisiac

Paradisiac

Bas Van Hoeck / 2021 / 48 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme09.05
For 26 years the charming Ben Abderrahman has been the owner of Hotel Mozart, located in the heart of Brussels.

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COURAGE

COURAGE

Aliaksei Paluyan / 2021 / 90 Min / Germany
Cinéma Vendôme09.05
Maryna, Pavel and Denis belong to an underground theatre group in Minsk, Belarus.

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A Small Town in Spain, triptych

A Small Town in Spain, triptych

Jan Vromman / 2020 / 53 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Aventure09.05
In ‘A Small Town in Spain, triptych’ we look back on the old and recent history of the small town …

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Estos Muros

Estos Muros

Alberto Pascual / 2021 / 67 Min / Spain
Cinéma Aventure09.05
A poem written on the ruins of a building near a train track in the Sierra of Madrid leads us …

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Behind The Swedish Model

Behind The Swedish Model

Viktor Nordenskiöld / 2022 / 76 Min / Sweden
Cinéma Galeries09.05
A unique behind the scenes documentary from deep within the Swedish government, following the decision makers, the management and their …

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Addio Addio Amore

Addio Addio Amore

Jean-Michel Dehon / 2021 / 63 Min / Belgium, Italy
Cinéma Galeries09.05
75 years ago, Italy, then ruined by war, and Belgium signed an agreement to exchange labor for coal.

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L’Amiral Tchoumakov

L’Amiral Tchoumakov

Laurier Fourniau, Arnaud Alberola / 2021 / 64 Min / Belgium, France
Cinéma Palace09.05
Issyk-Kul, perched in the high mountains of north-east Kyrgyzstan, is one of the five deepest lakes in the world.

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El silencio del Topo

El silencio del Topo

Anaïs Taracena / / 91 Min / Guatemala
Cinéma Palace09.05
How to tell a story through the voices of people who are still afraid to talk about the past? Through …

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SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH – Stories from the Cradle of Humankind

SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH – Stories from the Cradle of Humankind

Iiris Härmä / 2022 / 75 Min / Finland
CIVA09.05
The region surrounding lake Turkana, on the Kenya-Ethiopia border, is considered the “Cradle of Humankind”. Million-year-old primate fossils were discovered …

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10 May

Young Plato

Young Plato

Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath / 2021 / 102 Min / Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme10.05
An observational documentary set in post-conflict Ardoyne, Belfast, where a marginalized, working-class community has for generations been plagued by poverty, …

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The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

Yu-ying Wu / 2019 / 83 Min / Taïwan
Cinéma Vendôme10.05
A portrait of the complicated relationship between Long, a disabled Taiwanese man, and Azhe, his Vietnamese wife.

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Le chant des vivants

Le chant des vivants

Cécile Allegra / 2021 / 82 Min / France
Cinéma Aventure10.05
Every year, during school holidays, Anas, Egbal, Bailo and the others go to the village of Conques, in Aveyron, France. …

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Writing with Fire

Writing with Fire

Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas / 2021 / 93 Min / India
Cinéma Aventure10.05
In a country where journalism is not considered a woman’s job, Dalit women, members of India’s lowest caste, launch the …

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

Ghosts of Afghanistan

Julian Sher / / 89 Min / Canada
Cinéma Galeries10.05
As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and the “good war” ends in chaos and tragedy, Graeme Smith, a war …

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The Devil's Drivers

The Devil’s Drivers

Daniel Carsenty, Mohammed Abugeth / 2021 / 93 Min / Germany
Cinéma Galeries10.05
Chased by the Israeli army, two Bedouins smuggle Palestinian workers through the Negev desert.

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Game of Truth

Game of Truth

Fabienne Lips-Dumas / 2021 / 88 Min / Belgium, France, Ireland
Cinéma Palace10.05
For thirty years, Northern Ireland was scarred by a conflict between Catholics and Protestants. In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement …

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Dark Red Forest

Dark Red Forest

Huaqing Jin / 2021 / 85 Min / China
Cinéma Palace10.05
A spiritual journey at an altitude of 4,000 meters on the annual retreat of thousands of Tibetan nuns. Documenting the …

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MAU

MAU

Benji Bergmann, Jono Bergmann / 2021 / 78 Min / Austria, USA
CIVA10.05
Mau is the first feature-length documentary about the design visionary genius Bruce Mau.

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11 May

Ce que l’œil ne voit pas

Ce que l’œil ne voit pas

Léa Rogliano, Pierre Hujoel / 2021 / 26 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme11.05
What the Eye Doesn’t See is the multimedia correspondence of two artists during the 2020 lockdown.

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Au bord de la FOLIE

Au bord de la FOLIE

Tawfik Sabouni / 2021 / 30 Min / Belgium
Cinéma Vendôme11.05
In Brussels, witnesses tell their experiences about police violence.

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Golden Land

Golden Land

Inka Achté / 2022 / 82 Min / Finland, Sweden, Norway
Cinéma Vendôme11.05
When Finnish-Somalian Mustafe discovers that his ancestors’ land in the horn of Africa is full of copper and gold, he …

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Halal Cinema

Halal Cinema

Amine Boukhris / 2021 / 68 Min / Tunisia, Qatar
Cinéma Aventure11.05
In Ksour Essef, Tunisia, an imam cherishes the dream of breathing new life into his city by reopening a cinema that …

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SOLID

SOLID

Marius Vanmalle / / 60 Min / France
Cinéma Aventure11.05
Solid Mike is a guy who swaggers around. From Marseille, tall, well-built, jokester, macho man.

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Tout commence

Tout commence

Frédéric Chofat / 2022 / 92 Min / Switzerland
Cinéma Galeries11.05
In early 2019, young people marched through the streets of Switzerland and around the world to raise awareness of the …

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The Beauty of Being

The Beauty of Being

Jaan Tootsen / 2020 / 64 Min / Estonia
Cinéma Galeries11.05
Fred Jüssi has built his life at the crossroads between nature and culture. He is a true philosopher of the …

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My Paper Life

My Paper Life

Vida Dena / 2022 / 80 Min / Belgium, France, Iran
Cinéma Palace11.05
Vida Dena’s feature documentary debut is an intimate and subtly expansive portrait of a Syrian family living in a house …

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A Declaration of Love

A Declaration of Love

Marco Speroni / 2021 / 62 Min / Italy
Cinéma Tour & Taxis06.05
Curtis McCarty was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and spent 22 years in prison, 19 …

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Writing with Fire

Writing with Fire

Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas / 2021 / 93 Min / India
Cinéma Aventure10.05
In a country where journalism is not considered a woman’s job, Dalit women, members of India’s lowest caste, launch the …

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12 May

Erasmus in Gaza

Erasmus in Gaza

Chiara Avesani, Matteo Delbò / 2021 / 88 Min / Palestine, Italy, Spain
Cinéma Vendôme 312.05
Riccardo, a final-year medical student from Italy, is going to Gaza on an Erasmus exchange to fulfil his dream: becoming …

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Kashkash

Kashkash

Lea Najjar / 2020 / 85 Min / Germany, Lebanon, Qatar
Cinéma Vendôme 312.05
In the Levant, “Kash Hamam” is a pigeon game that dates back to the most remote times.

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Sopro

Sopro

Pocas Pascoal / 2021 / 41 Min / Portugal
Cinéma Vendôme 512.05
Marion and Peter lost their farm in the devastating fire of Pedrógão Grande.

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Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others

Liene Linde, Armands Začs / 2020 / 58 Min / Latvia
Cinéma Vendôme 512.05
What does it mean for a woman to take up the role of a mother? Four Latvian women offer a unique …

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On This Happy Note

On This Happy Note

Tamar Tal Anati / 2021 / 67 Min / Israel
Cinéma Galeries12.05
Anat Gov, one of the most influential playwrights in Israeli theatre, is preparing for her death. She asks Arik Kneller, …

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For Your Peace of Mind, Make Your Own Museum

For Your Peace of Mind, Make Your Own Museum

Pilar Morena, Ana Endara Mislov / 2021 / 71 Min / Panama
Cinéma Aventure12.05
In a daring film, two directors explore new paths in the cinematic language through the story of Senobia Cerrud, who …

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Judges Under Pressure

Judges Under Pressure

Kacper Lisowski / / 85 Min / Poland
Cinéma Palace12.05
In Poland, the independence of the judiciary  has been seriously threatened since the coming to power of Law and Justice, …

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Depuis qu’Otar est parti

Depuis qu’Otar est parti

Julie Bertuccelli / 2006 / 102 Min / France, Belgium
Cinéma Palace12.05
Through a white lie, Since Otar left is a delicate portrait of three women from different generations in today’s Georgia.

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13 May

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist

Jafar Najafi / 2021 / 76 Min / Iran
BOZAR13.05
Before their wedding, Golmohammad promised Mina that she would be allowed to go to college. But following the birth of …

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AWARD CEREMONY

AWARD CEREMONY

BOZAR13.05
The award ceremony will award the best films of the Festival. We invite you to this evening to discover the …

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