New Films

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

a film by :Teona Strugar Mitevska

In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a (...)

Macedonia - Belgium - Slovenia - France - Croatia

100min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Macedonian

 

A CLEVER CROOK

a film by :Lucas Bernard

Captain Beffrois is about to retire from the police. He has mixed feelings about retirement. The theft of a painting captures his attention. Is it because of the elegance and daring of the crime or the beauty of the stolen object? Beffrois goes after a very (...)

France

104min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

 

BREATH OF LIFE

a film by :David Roux

37-year-old Simon is an experienced doctor who rubs shoulders with death on a daily basis in a respiratory department. Like any good professional, he has learnt to shield himself from it. But when his own mother is hospitalised in a critical condition in a (...)

France

93min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

SIBEL

a film by :Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey's Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area.
Rejected by her fellow villagers, she (...)

France - Germany - Luxembourg - Turkey

95min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Turkish

 

 

DONBASS

a film by :Sergei Loznitsa

In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.

In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as (...)

Germany - Ukraine - France - Netherlands - Romania

121min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Ukrainian, Russian

 

Le grand bal

a film by :Laetitia Carton

It’s the story of a ball. A big ball. Every summer, more than two thousand people come from all over Europe, to a small town in the French countryside. During 7 days and 8 nights, people dance again and again, lose the notion of time, defy their fatigue (...)

France

89min - DCP - Scope - Color - Documentary

Original language: French

 

THE HARVESTERS

a film by :Etienne Kallos

South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, (...)

France - South Africa - Greece - Poland - Switzerland

104min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Afrikaneer, English

 

AMIN

a film by :Philippe Faucon

Amin came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life, his friends the men who live with him in the social home. Aïsha sees her husband only once or twice a year, for a week (...)

France

91min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French, Wolof

 

LOS SILENCIOS

a film by :Beatriz Seigner

Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother Amparo arrive in a small island in the middle of Amazonia, at the border of Brazil, Colombia and Peru. They ran away from the Colombian armed conflict in which their father disappeared. One day, he reappears in their (...)

Brazil - France - Columbia

89min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Spanish, Portuguese

 

Sauvage

a film by :Camille Vidal-Naquet

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is (...)

France

99min - DCP - 1.66 - Color

Original language: French

Festivals & Markets

BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

From February 7th to February 17th
Official Competition
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
EFM market premiere
A CLEVER CROOK