Thursday 05 November

The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:02 Kijkhuis 2

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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La Última Primavera

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 11:47 Trianon 3

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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Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:25 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:00 - 12:44 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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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:57 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
11:15 - 13:21 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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Police

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 12:53 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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The Macaluso Sisters - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:15 - 12:49 APOLLO ONLINE

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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Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 12:50 REX ONLINE

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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Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
11:30 - 12:38 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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Needle Park Baby

cinemaPanorama
12:15 - 13:53 Trianon 3

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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The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
12:45 - 14:19 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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My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:59 Trianon 2

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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Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:35 Kijkhuis 1

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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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:47 APOLLO 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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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:45 - 15:25 CAMERA ONLINE

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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Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:35 LUXOR ONLINE

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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Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:00 - 15:25 Trianon 1

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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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:38 REX 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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My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:41 LIDO 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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Pronck International Shorts 1

cinemaShorts
14:45 - 15:53 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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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:15 - 16:40 Kijkhuis 2

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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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
15:45 - 17:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:47 Trianon 1

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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Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:57 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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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 18:04 Kijkhuis 1

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
16:30 - 18:13 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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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 17:57 CAMERA 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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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:45 - 18:02 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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DNA

cinemaPanorama
17:00 - 18:30 Trianon 3

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

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The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:45 - 19:19 Trianon 2

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
17:45 - 19:00 Kijkhuis 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra

cinemaSpecials
18:30 - 20:28 Trianon 1

Nick Cave and his piano, alone on an empty stage: that’s enough to fill a good 48 hours of entertainment. Sadly, this concert film is only 118 minutes long. Amazing visuals, amazing music, with cinematographer Robbie Ryan coming for his next Oscar nomination.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:12 Kijkhuis 1

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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Yallah! Underground - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
18:45 - 20:10 REX ONLINE

Female artists in Egypt, a persecuted Lebanese musician – the young artists in this documentary come from diverse backgrounds, but fight for the same goal: freedom. Yallah! Underground paints a convincing picture of a new generation of Arabs, challenging their reality with passion and perseverance.

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Shorta - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
18:45 - 20:15 APOLLO ONLINE

What exactly happened when Talib Ben Hassi (19) was held in police custody? Police officers Jens and Mike are on a routine patrol in the Svalegården ghetto when the news of Talib's death is announced on the radio. The news sparks a widespread protest and riots in the ghetto. Will the officers make it home safely?

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:41 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

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The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
19:00 - 20:32 LUXOR ONLINE

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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Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
19:15 - 20:45 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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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:15 - 20:48 CAMERA ONLINE

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
19:45 - 21:20 Kijkhuis 2

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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Cartero

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:00 - 21:20 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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There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
21:00 - 23:31 Kijkhuis 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
21:00 - 22:46 LUXOR ONLINE

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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Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:00 - 22:30 REX ONLINE

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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Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 23:03 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:59 CAMERA ONLINE

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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The Killing of Two Lovers - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:40 APOLLO ONLINE

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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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 22:53 Trianon 3

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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The Voice of Love

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:38 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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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

cinemaSpecials
21:45 - 23:42 Trianon 2

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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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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