Saturday 28 October from 11:30 to 13:17

Charcoal Almost sold out


In 2018, Brazilian director Carolina Markowicz won multiple awards, such as the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, with her short film The Orphan. Since then, she has made two films: Charcoal and Toll, both of which are part of our program this year. Charcoal, her feature debut, is a thrilling film about a family that is struggling to make ends meet and is confronted with a difficult dilemma. Because let’s face it: has your family ever considered letting your sick grandfather die in order to make room in your home for an Argentinian drug lord who needs a hiding place?


107 min.

Spoken language

Portuguese, Spanish






Carolina Markowicz


César Bordón, Rômulo Braga, Jean de Almeida Costa


Kijkhuis 1

Films is also screened on:

Charcoal Almost sold out
Friday 27 October
21:15 - 23:02
Lido 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Tuesday 31 October
14:00 - 15:47
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Thursday 2 November
11:30 - 13:17
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

First Feature Competition

In the First Feature Competition, we present international filmmakers and their first feature-length films. These first features come from all over the globe and offer us a glimpse into a wide variety of cultures and film styles, all of which with the fresh vision of a new filmmaker. Discover rising talents and your future favorite directors today – at the Leiden International Film Festival.

All films from this program