The films

A NEW HOME

Žiga Virc
Slovenia
2016
short
14'
festival edition: 
2017
What is the biggest danger Europe faces: the crisis on its borders, or its own paranoia and fear? Our protagonist drives to work, she passes the refugee tent city in the park. She means them no harm...

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Behrouz Nouranipour
Iran
2016
doc
70'
festival edition: 
2017
Peace and equality are widespread dreams, but today’s situation is taking a turn for the worse. War, genocide, discrimination and rape are becoming global. In the past century, the accumulated time...

ASCENSION

Pedro Peralta
Portugal
2016
short
18'
festival edition: 
2017
At dawn a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the center of it all, a mother...

BETWEEN WORLDS

Miya Hatav
Israel
2016
film
84'
festival edition: 
2017
Bina and Meir, an Orthodox couple from Jerusalem, arrive panic-stricken at the hospital after their son Oliel has been severely injured in a terror attack. This is their first time seeing Oliel since...

BLINDNESS

Ryszard Bugajski
Poland
2016
film
115'
festival edition: 
2017
At the beginning of 1960s, a Stalinist criminal - Julia Brystiger, nicknamed "Bloody Luna" because of her cruelty in torturing prisoners during interrogations - turns up at the Institute...

CHOCOLATE WIND

Ilia Antonenko
Russia
2016
short
24'
festival edition: 
2017
Lonely and indecisive 18 years old Alla feels like a Cinderella dreaming to escape from the poverty and shabbiness of the environment. Her old friend Masha, who is fairly reckless, finds Alla in...

COLDNESS

Bahram & Bahman Haj Abol Loo Ark
Iran
2015
film
87'
festival edition: 
2017
Due to the grave financial difficulties of his family, an eight-year-old boy is constantly anxious and suffers all kinds of vexations from his schoolmates. He is thus forced to hide himself under his...

COME BACK FREE

Ksenia Okhapkina
Estonia
2016
doc
52'
festival edition: 
2017
A poetic documentary about life in a war‑torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison. The Chechen gravediggers are always busy. Death...

HARMONIA

Ori Sivan
Israel
2016
film
98'
festival edition: 
2017
Sarah, the morose harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra, is married to Abraham, the almighty conductor. They have no children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the...

IL PAPA IN VERSI / THE POPE IN RHYMES

David Riondino
Italy, Cuba
2016
doc
52'
festival edition: 
2017
During the Pope's visit to Havana, David Riondino turned to the liveliness of poetic improvisation for an improptu description of the Mass at Piazza della Revolucion while it was taking place...

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