Saturday 02 November

The Report

Panorama

11:15 - 13:13 Trianon 1

Senate staffer Daniel Jones is assigned the daunting task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after 9/11. But the release of his ‘Torture report’ encounters heavy opposition from the White House and CIA in this enthralling, old-school political thriller, thriving on an extraordinary performance by Adam Driver.

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Deerskin

Bonkers!

11:30 - 12:47 Trianon 2

Another absurdist comedy by Quentin Dupieux, in his unique style: Deerskin. Jean Dujardin shows off his comedic ability as the main character, who goes to extreme lengths to make sure he is the only one looking good in his kind of jacket. Filming the results, Dupieux adds metacommentary to discuss the point of film.

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Une Colonie

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:27 Trianon 3

Winning Best Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards and a Crystal Bear (Berlinale) is no small feat for a feature debut. A Colony is an honest and at times awkward story about coming of age in a small town, subtly set against the background of Canada’s colonialism and indigenous culture. Unique and touching.

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Stitches

Panorama

11:45 - 13:30 Kijkhuis 1

Even after 20 years, Ana is still convinced that her child didn’t die right after he was born, but that he was taken away from her. A new lead gives her some hope, but how far is she willing to go without losing her family?

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Echo

Nordic Watching

13:15 - 14:37 Trianon 2

Iceland is preparing for Christmas. Somewhere, an abandoned farm is burning. A children's choir is singing Christmas carols. A girl and her mother are trying on a VR-headset. In 56 independent scenes, Echo paints a beautiful portrait of contemporary Icelandic society.

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Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

13:45 - 15:45 Trianon 1

Brittany, 1770. Marianne has to paint a wedding portrait of the beautiful Héloïse. However, the bride-to-be refuses to be painted, and thus to marry. As Marianna secretly observes Héloïse, a strange and fragile intimacy starts to develop. One of the absolute best films of the year and not to be missed.

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System Crasher

First Feature Competition

14:00 - 15:58 Kijkhuis 1

No matter where Benni goes, she is immediately kicked out again. The wild nine-year-old is what the youth welfare office refers to as a “system crasher”. In this intense but impressive drama we see both the good and bad in Benni, and root for her on her quest to find a home.

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Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

14:15 - 15:45 Kijkhuis 2

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

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The House of Us

Panorama

15:00 - 16:33 Trianon 2

Hirokazu Kore-eda fans, pay attention! In The House of Us, the young Hana tries to navigate her parent’s divorce and other hardships of adult life. Director Ga-eun Yoon proves herself one of the world’s finest filmmakers in the way she captures contemporary childhood.

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Litigante

Panorama

16:15 - 17:48 Kijkhuis 2

In between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, and navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But at this most unlikely moment, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years.

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It Must Be Heaven

Panorama

16:30 - 18:07 Kijkhuis 1

A church in Nazareth with a door that won't open. A deserted Paris. A New York supermarket with as many guns as fresh produce. In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meaning of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

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Alice

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:28 Trianon 3

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. This film will have you on the edge of your seat!

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Why Don't You Just Die!

Bonkers!

17:00 - 18:35 Trianon 2

With a hammer behind his back, Matiev pushes the doorbell of a Russian apartment, ready for revenge. However, it turns out he's far from the only one this visually exciting splatter-punk action comedy, reminiscent of the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

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La Belle Époque

Panorama

18:45 - 20:38 Kijkhuis 2

If you could go back to the good old days, would they truly be better? That is what Victor, a disillusioned man in his sixties, is about to find out as his life is turned upside down when he gets the chance to return to the most memorable week of his life.

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The Lodge: i.s.m. Imagine

Specials

19:00 - 20:48 Trianon 3

In this psychologically chilling slow burn by the directors of Goodnight Mommy, a young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family's remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past and the losses that seem to haunt them all.

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The Farewell

American Indie Competition

19:00 - 20:40 Kijkhuis 1

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, her family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding/reunion back in China. Based on an actual lie, this heartfelt story of family and togetherness was one of the highlights of the prestigious Sundance Festival.

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Jojo Rabbit

Panorama

19:00 - 20:48 Trianon 1

Well, you know, just another World War II satire-comedy about a German boy struggling to confront his own nationalism with the help of his completely insane imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler. It’s one of those things that is right up Taika Waititi’s alley. And we. Can’t. Wait.

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O Beautiful Night

Bonkers!

19:15 - 20:44 Trianon 2

A young musician meets a mysterious man who speaks with an Eastern-European accent and claims to be Death himself. Together they embark on a nocturnal odyssey full of dark humor, and eccentric characters in illustrator-turned-director Xaver Böhm visually stunning fairytale.

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Three Summers

Panorama

21:15 - 22:49 Trianon 3

Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way. Sandra Kogut’s episodic small-scale reflection on national corruption is both humorous and inventive.

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Parasite - ENG subtitles

Panorama

21:30 - 23:42 Trianon 1

Lauded director Bong Joon-Ho has won the Palme d’Or for this magnificent film that is equal parts hilarious comedy and pitchblack drama. Follow the exploits of a family down on its luck that will do anything to get higher up in life, other people be damned.

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