Monday 02 November

Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:48 Kijkhuis 1

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by IS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:11 Trianon 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:05 Trianon 2

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Police

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:38 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:15 - 13:17 CAMERA ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 13:09 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
11:45 - 13:45 Kijkhuis 2

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
11:45 - 13:15 Trianon 3

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
12:00 - 13:25 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
12:45 - 14:20 Trianon 2

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
13:00 - 15:06 Trianon 1

This honest and sensitive drama by Maria Sødahl tells the story of Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig), who has just received the news that she has a terminal brain tumor. Together with her partner Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård), she tries to come to terms with this life-changing message.

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The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:30 - 15:02 Kijkhuis 1

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 15:16 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:00 - 15:30 Trianon 3

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:38 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
14:15 - 16:03 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:15 - 15:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:30 - 16:20 Kijkhuis 2

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

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Cartero

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:00 - 16:20 Trianon 2

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:45 - 17:08 Kijkhuis 1

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
16:00 - 17:40 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

cinemaSpecials
16:00 - 17:57 LIDO 1

In this fantastic animated movie adventure, Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with his own issues and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. In his journey, he meets several Spider-Men and -Women, who have to join forces to redeem all realities.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 17:59 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:14 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
16:45 - 17:53 LUXOR ONLINE

Pronck International Shorts is a celebration of the best shorts made all over the world. This session is full of bright filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies. You can come across all kinds of films, but one thing is clear: they all have a clear own voice. This session is sponsored by Pronck.

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Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
17:00 - 18:46 Kijkhuis 2

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
17:00 - 18:32 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:15 - 19:06 Trianon 2

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
18:30 - 20:00 Kijkhuis 1

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
18:45 - 20:28 LIDO 1

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

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Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
18:45 - 21:03 CAMERA ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by IS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:10 Trianon 1

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
19:00 - 20:42 REX ONLINE

Hard-working widow Leila is faced with a heartbreaking decision. Will she give in to bus driver Kazem’s marriage proposal to give her family financial security, even if it means saying goodbye to her twelve-year-old son? The gripping portrait of a mother in modern-day Iran.

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Pronck International Shorts 1

cinemaShorts
19:00 - 20:08 Trianon 3

Pronck International Shorts is a celebration of the best shorts made all over the world. This session is full of bright filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies. You can come across all kinds of films, but one thing is clear: they all have a clear own voice. This session is sponsored by Pronck.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:15 - 20:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
19:30 - 21:04 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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Bonkers! Shorts

cinemaShorts
20:00 - 21:18 Trianon 2

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:45 - 22:25 Kijkhuis 1

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
21:00 - 22:29 Trianon 1

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 22:47 Trianon 3

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 22:42 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:15 - 22:55 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 23:00 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:13 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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The Voice of Love

cinemaPanorama
21:45 - 23:53 LIDO 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:24 Kijkhuis 2

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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