A Perfectly Normal Family

Emma (11) har a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas, is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnethe both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had while accepting that everything has changed. The story is based on the director’s own childhood, where her father changed his gender, and with this personal base the film has become a heartwarming reflection on the core family and the concept of normality. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (known from A Royal Affair) plays the father and does an impressive transformation from man to woman.

  • Program
  • Original title
    En helt almindelig familie
  • Director
    Malou Reymann
  • Producer
    Matilda Appelin, René Ezra
  • Writers
    Malou Reymann
  • Photo
    Sverre Sørdal
  • Actors
    Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Kaya Toft Loholt, Rigmor Ranthe
  • Playtime
    1 h 33 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Nordisk Film
  • Distributor
    Festival import

A Still Sea

Antoine (17) is trapped in an ocean of negative thoughts that affect his entire existence in Norway. He tries to suppress it, but his destructive behavior pulls him further and further into the deep.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Et stille hav
  • Director
    Håvard Fandrem
  • Writers
    Moyna Elanor Söderstrand
  • Photo
    Michael-Mark Lanham
  • Actors
    Ruben Lemonnier, Anna Dworak
  • Playtime
    21 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Apocalypse Norway

A deadly virus is spreading throughout the world, and as it’s getting closer to Europe, a group of Norwegian teenagers decide to celebrate.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Apocalypse Norway
  • Director
    Jakob Rørvik
  • Producer
    Ape&Bjørn, GOfilm.
  • Playtime
    20 min
  • Country
    Norway

Arctic Dogs

Swifty the Arctic Fox spends his days working away in Arctic Blast Delivery Service’s mailroom. However, he secretly longs to become a Top Dog, one of the company’s prized husky couriers. When an unusual package passes through the service, Swifty decides to steal a sled and deliver the package to its mystery destination to prove his skill. Along the way, he unwittingly stumbles upon a troublesome plot concocted by the sinister Otto Von Walrus. It is up to Swifty and his rag-tag team of pals to put a stop to Otto’s scheme once and for all.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Arctic Dogs
  • Director
    Aaron Woodley
  • Producer
    Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, Graham Moloy
  • Writers
    Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker, Aaron Woodley
  • Actors
    Anders Bye, Christoffer Staib, Espen Sandvik, Ida Lind, Johannes Joner
  • Playtime
    1 h 32 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    USA, India, England, China, Canada, Japan, South Korea
  • Production
    AMBI Group, Arctic Justice Movie, Assemblage Entertainment
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Before long

Between the darkness of her dying mother’s hotel room and the heat of the sun outside, 17-year-old Fanny is split between grief and lust during a Summer holiday in Southern Europe.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Om litt
  • Director
    Sylvia Le Fanu
  • Producer
    Caroline Hitland
  • Writers
    Mads Lind Knudsen
  • Photo
    Jan Bastian Munoz Marthinsen
  • Actors
    Billie Barker, Kashayar Afshar, Ingunn Beate Øyen, Anders Mossling
  • Playtime
    26 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Berge Istra

MS Berge Istra was one of the largest ship in the world, owned by the Norwegian shipping company Bergesen d.y. Three years after the launch, the ship mysteriously disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. No distress signal had been sent. The largest naval search in peacetime was launched and after twenty days the ship was declared missing and the largest compensation in history was paid for it. Through intimate witness stories, conversations with shipbuilders, sailors and families of victims, using previously unpublished archival material, the film Berge Istra explores the secret of the disappearance of the Yugoslav Titanic, one of the greatest mysteries in maritime history.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Berge Istra
  • Director
    Dražen Majić
  • Producer
    Marija Kosor, Dražen Majić
  • Writers
    Zoran Angeleski, Dražen Majić
  • Photo
    Goran Legović
  • Playtime
    1 h 42 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Croatia
  • Production
    Hrvatska radio televizija
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Beware of Children

When a crisis strikes, we reveal our true colours.

Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Was it only innocent play behind? Liv, the school’s principal and the secret lover of Jamie’s father, must find the strength to confront a community in distress, and her own highly conflicted emotions.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Barn
  • Director
    Dag Johan Haugerud
  • Producer
    Yngve Sæther
  • Writers
    Dag Johan Haugerud
  • Photo
    Øystein Mamen
  • Actors
    Ella Øverbye, Henriette Steenstrup, Thorbjørn Harr, Jan Gunnar Røise, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner
  • Playtime
    2 h 37 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Motlys
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Billie

Billie is a new documentary about the legendary Billie Holiday, one of the world’s greatest and most legendary jazz singers – and the contrasts in her short, turbulent life. This film is told through one of her biggest fans, Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who in 1971 began working on a comprehensive biography on Holiday. Over a period of eight years, she did over 200 hours of interviews with those who knew her best – Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie among others. Kuehl’s book was never finished, but this documentary is based on these recordings. No one has heard them until now. You will also see newly restored concert recordings, which will be shown in color for the very first time.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Billie
  • Director
    James Erskine
  • Writers
    James Erskine
  • Photo
    Tim Cragg
  • Actors
    Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms, Count Basie
  • Playtime
    1 h 38 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    UK
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Altitude Film Entertainment, Concord, New Black Films, Polygram Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment Productions 8
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Binti

Binti is an entertaining and approachable film full of colour, friendship and love. Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of making a name for herself as a vlogger and becoming a star like her idol Tatyana. But when they risk being deported as illegal aliens in a police raid, she and her father are forced on the run. Binti meets Elias and they become friends. While Binti uses her vlog to help Elias with his “Save the Okapi Club”, she hatches her perfekt plan: if her dad marries Elias’s single mother, they could stay in Belgium forever.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Binti
  • Director
    Frederike Migom
  • Producer
    Katleen Goossens
  • Writers
    Frederike Migom
  • Photo
    Joachim Philippe
  • Actors
    Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck; Baloji
  • Playtime
    1 h 30 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Belgium, Netherlands
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Bulletproof Cupid
  • Distributor
    NFI

Breaking Surface

Swedish/Norwegian half-sisters Tuva and Ida are winter-diving along a remote part of the Norwegian coast line. By the end of the dive, Tuva is trapped 100 feet below the surface by a rockslide, which also buries their equipment on land, their car and phones. They are cut off from the rest of the world. In a desperate fight to save her sister, Ida is pushed to her limits, and when everything seems to be lost, it turns out to be more than a fight for survival. The Swedish film Breaking Surface is filmed on location in Norway, including Narvik and Lofoten, and has beautiful scenery from nature, impressive underwater sequences and claustrophobic tension.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Breaking Surface
  • Director
    Joachim Hedén
  • Producer
    Julia Gebauer, Jonas Sörensson
  • Writers
    Joachim Hedén
  • Photo
    Anna Patarakina, Eric Börjeson
  • Actors
    Moa Gammel, Madeleine Martin, Trine Wiggen
  • Playtime
    1 h 22 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Way Feature Films
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo Filmdistribusjon

Call Mom!

Parents wait their entire lives for their children to say “Thank you!” and children, in turn, wait for an “I’m sorry!” This emotional deadlock is the premise of the comedy Call Mom! Niki is 35 but lives her life like a 25-year-old. Despite (or perhaps just because of) her mother worrying about her eternity-long teenage phase, Niki refuses to take any major life choices or start any deeper relationships. Niki and her mother can hardly coexist before the scuffle rolls in. As if they were deadly enemies, every word is interpreted, every gesture as a threat or an insult. At the same time, they want nothing more than to be able to communicate with each other. All of a sudden Niki is forced to come to grips with all of her relationships and past choices in life at the same time.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Ring mamma!
  • Director
    Lisa Aschan
  • Producer
    Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • Writers
    Lisa Aschan
  • Photo
    Linda Wassberg
  • Actors
    Sanna Sundqvist, Nina Gunke, Jonatan Rodriguez, Alexander Karim
  • Playtime
    1 h 41 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Garagefilm International
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

Cam Boy

A young couple enters the thriving world of camming to fulfill their ambitions and reignite their stalling relationship. However, when things don’t go as planned, an unexpected metamorphosis of flesh and fantasy occurs. Cam Boy is a thrilling vision of modern love in a digital world.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Cam Boy
  • Director
    Ivar Aase
  • Producer
    Øyvind Eriksen Lierhagen
  • Writers
    Erik Ivar Sæther
  • Photo
    Josefine Lundberg
  • Actors
    Ingrid Giæver, Ruben Rosbach, Sofia Su
  • Playtime
    22 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Catwalk – From Glada Hudik to New York

Catwalk starts with Emma Örtlund, who has a disability, writing a letter to Pär Johansson, the founder of the Glada Hudik Theater in Sweden. She asks for help to fulfill her dream of becoming a model, and Pär takes on the challenge. Together with the Glada Hudik Theater, which consists of a group of interesting characters, each with their own disabilities, they embark on an exciting journey. Catwalk will in a charming and thought-provoking way make it easier for the world to understand and respect these beautiful people. It’s their turn to shine! This is a charming and heartwarming story that takes us from an old industrial  in Hudiksvall to the big fashion week in New York.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Catwalk - från Glada Hudik till New York
  • Director
    Johan Skog
  • Producer
    Pelle Ohrgren, Helene Adler, Jan Bernhardsson
  • Writers
    Therese Bringholm, Lia Cederström, Johan Skog
  • Photo
    Linn Marnfeldt, Björn Tjärnberg
  • Actors
    Pär Johansson, Emma Örtlund, Nicklas Hillberg, Ida Johansson, Kitty Jonsson
  • Playtime
    1 h 35 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Storyfire
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Charter

Alice hasn’t seen her two children in months. After a recent and difficult divorce, her ex-husband keeps them from her as they await the final custody verdict in Northern Sweden. But when her son calls her in the middle of the night weeping helplessly, Alice can wait no longer. In a last and desperate attempt, Alice arrives in the North, only to have her hopes of reconciliation with her children crushed upon arrival. Now just one path remains open to her: Alice abducts her children and heads to a charter resort in the Canary Islands. With the clock ticking, Alice does what she can to rekindle her children’s love and trust, under the pressure of discovery and the risk of losing them completely.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Charter
  • Director
    Amanda Kernell
  • Producer
    Lars G. Lindström, Eva Åkergren
  • Writers
    Amanda Kernell
  • Photo
    Sophia Olsson
  • Actors
    Ane Dahl Torp, Sverrir Gudnason, Eva Melander
  • Playtime
    1 h 34 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Film i Västerbotten, Filmpool Nord
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Delete History

In a provincial suburb, three neighbours come to terms with the consequences of the new world of social media. Marie, who lives off her husband’s family allowance, is afraid of losing her son’s respect because of a sex tape. Bertrand can’t say no to advertising calls and is fighting to protect his daughter, who is being bullied online. Christine, after losing everything because of her addiction to TV series, wonders why her rating as an Uber driver is not taking off. These three lone fighters are incapable of finding a solution to their problems on their own – until they join forces to declare war on the tech giants.

Delete History captures our 21st century reality in a way few other films have: there is neither history nor are there stories, neither left-wing nor right. Instead of a physical boss who enforces our obedience, an invisible, data-spewing cloud controls us and devours our identities. Delete History is an empathetic tribute to those who are “left behind”, who hold up a mirror to us all and our perceptions of reality.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Effacer l’historique
  • Director
    Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Producer
    Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Writers
    Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Photo
    Hugues Poulain
  • Actors
    Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero
  • Playtime
    1 h 50 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France, Belgium
  • Age limit
    All ages
  • Production
    Les Films du Worso
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

Disco

On the surface level, everything seems perfect. 19-year-old Mirjam is the stepdaughter of the charismatic pastor in the congregation Freedom. As the world champion of disco freestyle dance, and leader of the free church’s youth group, she is the pride of the church. But during the World Championship she collapses on the dance floor, and the defeat awakens doubt and unrest in her. At home she is told that she must believe more, have stronger faith. Mirjam tries, but her body fails. In the search for answers of where her problems come from, and in frustration of not being seen, she is pulled towards a more conservative congregation. She joins their summer camp in secret.

Disco is the second film from director and screenwriter Jorunn Myklebust Syversen. With a raw realism she depicts environments that exists, but are rarely represented in the media. Her first film The Tree Feller (2017) was nominated for two Amanda Awards and received acclaim from Norwegian critics.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Disco
  • Director
    Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
  • Producer
    Maria Ekerhovd
  • Writers
    Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
  • Photo
    Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
  • Actors
    Josefine Frida, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal, Espen Klouman Høiner
  • Playtime
    1 h 34 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Mer Film
  • Distributor
    Mer Film

Echo

Christmas is approaching in Iceland, and a remarkable atmosphere is setting over the country. An abandoned farm is on fire, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols, a museum worker is arguing on the phone, a young girl is getting her mum to try on VR glasses. In 56 scenes from Iceland during Advent, Rúnar Rúnarsson paints a bittersweet picture of a modern society. The scenes are sorted chronologically from mid-December to the start of the new year, and apparently have nothing in common but the fact that they take place in Iceland. With such a limited starting point, one can imagine a monotonous and boring film, but the breadth of the stories that are told and the people we meet create a touching and fun kaleidoscope of moments from the saga island.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Bergmál
  • Director
    Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Producer
    Live Hide, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Writers
    Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Photo
    Sophia Olsson
  • Playtime
    1 h 19 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Production
    Nimbus Iceland, Pegasus Pictures
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Faces

A film about faces, expressions, and situations. The film is based on a poem by Danish poet Soul Borum. The shoot was done in the Munch Museum in Oslo and explores the faces in Edvard Munch’s paintings. The film will be screened ahead of Nick of Time as part of our Anja Breien celebration.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Ansikter
  • Director
    Anja Breien
  • Writers
    Anja Breien, Poul Borum
  • Photo
    Halvor Næss
  • Actors
    Claes Gill
  • Playtime
    7 min
  • Year
    1969
  • Country
    Norway
  • Distributor
    Nasjonalbiblioteket

Floating City

This experimental documentary takes on the topic of the invasion of cruise ships in Stavanger, Norway, and the pollution it creates. Shot entirely in black and white and without voiceover, this unique short film immerses us in the absurdity of huge cruise ships occupying the Norwegian coast’s landscape. A timely film with a strong message.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Floating City
  • Director
    Frida Feline Nilsen and Rebekka Torgersen
  • Playtime
    2 min
  • Country
    Norway

Forest

A white horse is wandering alone in the forest while two sisters make a pilgrimage with an urn. Forest is a living landscape of humans, objects and animals that are entangled in each other’s stories. The viewer is invited to a condition beyond the human gaze, without straying too far away from the ongoing threats to our environment.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Skog
  • Director
    Sive Hamilton Helle
  • Producer
    Tia Kouvo
  • Writers
    Sive Hamilton Helle
  • Photo
    Even Grimsgaard
  • Actors
    Turid Gunnes, Yendini Yoo Cappelen, Hercules
  • Playtime
    10 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Sweden

Forest Giant

Pasi returns to his childhood town when asked to reconfigure the local plywood factory. With a child on the way with his upper-class wife, Pasi sees an opportunity – this is his ticket to climb the professional ladder in the company. On arrival, he bumps into his childhood friend Janne, who works in the factory he is about to downsize. Pasi begins to struggle with the fact that he is supposed to care for the profits – not for the people. Although the subject matter seems to be rather glum, there is some humor to be found in the story, just like in Miika Nousiainen’s bittersweet novel, which the film is based on.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Metsäjätti
  • Director
    Ville Jankeri
  • Producer
    Jukka Helle, Risto Salomaa, Markus Selin
  • Writers
    Ville Jankeri, Timo Turunen
  • Photo
    Aarne Tapola
  • Actors
    Jussi Vatanen, Sara Soulié, Hannes Suominen
  • Playtime
    1 h 27 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Solar Films
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Fucking Adopted

Are you going to find your “real” parents? Therese and Nora have no plans on doing that. They are both adopted from India and came to Norway as babies but have never talked about adoption together. Nora invites Therese inside a box. Here they paint their skin white, teach each other to fight, and try to figure out why it’s so difficult to say out loud “I am adopted!”

  • Program
  • Original title
    Fuckings adoptert
  • Director
    Nora Nivedita Tvedt
  • Photo
    Jan Bastian Marthinsen
  • Actors
    Therese Vikøren, Nora Nivedita Tvedt
  • Playtime
    22 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Games People Play

A comedy about the the tragedy of being forever young. An old group of friends gathers to celebrate Mitzi’s surprise birthday party over a nostalgic weekend at an idyllic seaside villa – just like they used to do as teenagers. Familiar surroundings and the old rituals get to the core of the group and make them forget their adulthood. Revelations, not meant to harm the balance, make them reassess their past as well as their present. The combination of edgy characters, painfully raw humor with heart and an element of danger makes Games People Play an odd mixture of darkness and light – heart-warming satire if you wish.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Seurapeli
  • Director
    Jenni Toivoneimi
  • Producer
    Elli Toivoneimi
  • Writers
    Jenni Toivoneimi
  • Photo
    Jarmo Kiuru
  • Actors
    Laura Birn, Emmi Parviainen, Paula Vesala, Iida-Maria Heinonen, Eero Milonoff, Christian Hillborg, Samuli Niittymäki, Paavo Kinnunen
  • Playtime
    1 h 57 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Tuffi Films
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Guest of Honour

For many years, Atom Egoyan has been read (or misread) as a primarily cerebral filmmaker, when the fact is that all of his films are propelled by deeply felt emotional traumas, and his characters’ corresponding inability to work through them. His new film, Guest of Honour — which is driven by a memorable and moving turn by David Thewlis — shares many significant tropes with his breakthrough early films, most notably a protagonist who, while professionally charged with protecting society, is undergoing personal turmoil that prevents him from fulfilling his duty. A father  and daughter attempt to work through their complicated relationship, secret histories, and personal demons, in this exploration of unresolved personal trauma and its unintended consequences.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Guest of Honour
  • Director
    Atom Egoyan
  • Producer
    Atom Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
  • Writers
    Atom Egoyan
  • Photo
    Paul Sarossy
  • Actors
    David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira
  • Playtime
    1 h 45 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Canada
  • Production
    Ego Film Arts, The Film Farm
  • Distributor
    ManyMore Films

High Ground

After fighting in the First World War as a sniper, Travis, now a policeman in the vast empty spaces of Northern Australia, loses control of an operation that results in the massacre of an Indigenous tribe. When his superiors insist on burying the truth, Travis leaves in disgust, only to be forced back twelve years later to hunt down Baywara, an Aboriginal warrior whose attacks on new settlers are causing havoc. Set in the 1930s, High Ground is inspired by true events. A frontier western about colonial violence and misunderstandings that deeply resonates in today’s Australia – and indeed all over the world – the film explores the nature of loyalty and the ability to distinguish freely between right and wrong.

  • Program
  • Original title
    High Ground
  • Director
    Stephen Maxwell Johnson
  • Producer
    David Jowsey, Maggie Miles, Witiyana Marika, Greer Simpkin, Stephen Maxwell Johnson
  • Writers
    Chris Anastassiades
  • Photo
    Andrew Commis
  • Actors
    Simon Baker, Callan Mulvey, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius, Ryan Corr
  • Playtime
    1 h 44 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Australia
  • Production
    High Ground Pictures
  • Distributor
    ManyMore Films

Hope

Anja is living with her cohabitant Tomas in a big family with their children and stepchildren. On the day before Christmas, Anja gets an incurable diagnosis. Alone in her grief and fear, Anja admits to the necessity of having Tomas’s full support and help. During the Christmas week, the couple are thrown into a crash course in mutual trust and a common fight to handle the unexpected diagnosis. Can they learn to love each other again through the crisis after a long life together?

Hope premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and got rave reviews from the international press. It has also received critical acclaim here in Norway. The film is based on the director’s own experiences.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Håp
  • Director
    Maria Sødahl
  • Producer
    Yngve Sæther
  • Writers
    Maria Sødahl
  • Photo
    Manuel Alberto Claro
  • Actors
    Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård
  • Playtime
    2 h 6 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Motlys
  • Distributor
    SF Norge

Love Affair(s)

Daphne, three months pregnant, is vacating in the French countryside, and suddenly finds herself alone to welcome Maxime, her boyfriend François’ cousin. François had to leave in a hurry for Paris to cover for a sick colleague. For four days, while waiting for his return, Daphne and Maxime get to know each other and share very intimate stories that bring them closer together and eventually into a full fledged love affair. A contemporary star-crossed love affair, where no partner is more at fault than the other. Multiple love triangles seen with authenticity, elegance and compassion. 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait
  • Director
    Emmanuel Mouret
  • Producer
    Frédéric Niedermayer
  • Writers
    Emmanuel Mouret
  • Photo
    Laurent Desmet
  • Actors
    Émilie Dequenne, Guillaume Gouix, Camélia Jordana
  • Playtime
    2 h 2 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    Moby Dick Films
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Made in Skene

When Johan’s dad passed away, he decided to move back into what himself describes as a junkyard accompanied by an overgrown jungle. His father, a peterpanian  herbalist who never grew up for the good & bad, and with an unhealthy relationship to alcohol, becomes more present as Johan walks pass the half dying plants inside the great greenhouse while talking about his dream this summer; To turn this pile of garbage into a festival dedicated to his father. As most things, it’s easier said than done, but with friends it’s at least a whole lot funnier than without.

Matthias & Maxime

Maxime is moving to Australia, and his last weeks at home in Quebec are spent saying goodbye to friends and family members he will not see for a long time. This means quality time with his friends, upsetting arguments with his mentally unstable mother, and an unexpected experience with his best friend Matthias. When the sister of a mutual friend persuades them to kiss during a film shoot, repressed emotions comes to the surface – the question is whether they find out what it means to them before Maxime leaves. Xavier Dolan is back in full force with Matthias & Maxime. Dolan himself plays the role of Maxime in this hurtful, funny and romantic film about two childhood friends who to their great surprise discover that they are interested in each other as something more than just friends.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Matthias et Maxime
  • Director
    Xavier Dolan
  • Producer
    Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
  • Writers
    Xavier Dolan
  • Photo
    André Turpin
  • Actors
    Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Anne Dorval
  • Playtime
    1 h 59 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Canada
  • Production
    Sons of Manuel, Telefilm Canada
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

My Donkey, My Lover and I

Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking holiday in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself. When she arrives by the Cévennes mountains, there’s no sign of Vladimir, but she does come across a certain Patrick – a stubborn donkey that will accompany her on her unusual journey. A cute and different kind of road movie!

  • Program
  • Original title
    Antoinette dans les Cévennes
  • Director
    Caroline Vignal
  • Producer
    Laetitia Galitzine, Aurélie Rouvière
  • Writers
    Caroline Vignal
  • Photo
    Simon Beaufils
  • Actors
    Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte
  • Playtime
    1 h 37 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    Chapka Films
  • Distributor
    ManyMore Films

My Father’s Voice

My Father’s Voice is an adaptation of a poetry monologue about the father-son-relationship written by Truls Horvei. The script is based on Horvei’s collection of poems with the same title published in 2017. The poems have a son’s perspective. The text’s theme includes different aspects of life, in which the adolescence phase is focused on. The young son’s relationship to his parents is portrayed, and especially his relation to his father. A father who causes insecurities, and is unable to secure his son emotionally. As a grown man, the son reflects on the development of their relationship, and the gradual shift in power balance between them.

The film is shot as a one take production, and is funded by Arts Council Norway. 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Fars stemme
  • Director
    Nina Sele
  • Producer
    Elsa Aanensen
  • Writers
    Truls Horvei
  • Photo
    Kim Edgar Bachel
  • Actors
    Lars Henrik Aarnes
  • Playtime
    33 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Scenekraft

My Favorite War

My Favorite War teaches the global value of freedom and demonstrates how a very personal story can be of universal interest».  A quote from the Annecy Festival where the film won the award for best feature. This is a personal, animated documentary that tells the story of the director growing up in Latvia, part of the Soviet Union, from 1970 to 1990. The regime used World War II as a significant ideological weapon to intimidate and oppress the population during the Cold War. When Ilze discovers the remains of a German soldier in her sandbox, she begins looking for other stories buried underneath the propaganda. “I had to make a choice then – who do I want to become and what do I believe in? Questions young generations are asking themselves today”.

  • Program
  • Original title
    My Favorite War
  • Director
    Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Producer
    Trond Jacobsen, Guntis Trekteris
  • Writers
    Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • Playtime
    1 h 23 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway, Latvia

My Grandpa Is an Alien

Una doesn’t have many friends – and her brothers ignore her. However, she is very happy to be hang around her grandfather. She likes to hear him tell stories and join in when he works on his inventions in his basement workshop.

In a moment, Una’s life is turned upside-down when Grandpa is abducted by aliens and her mother ends up in hospital. Her new best friend becomes a small-brained robot, which she finds in Grandpa’s workshop. The robot reveals that Grandpa is really an alien and that they only have 24 hours to save him. The rescue operation leads to a beautiful friendship, and the rational and logic-driven robot learns to understand what emotions mean to humans. Una’s love and stamina turns out to be the rescue of her semi-alien family.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Moj dida je pao s Marsa
  • Director
    Marina Andree Skop, Drazen Zarkovic
  • Producer
    Darija Kulenovic Gudan, Marina Andree Skop
  • Writers
    Pavlica Bajsic, Irena Krcelic, Branko Ruzic
  • Photo
    Sven Pepeonik
  • Actors
    Lana Hranjec; Nils Ole Oftebro, Petra Polnisová
  • Playtime
    1 h 19 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Croatia, Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Studio Dim, Wady Films, Filmbin
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

My Rembrandt

Rembrandt’s paintings have lost none of their appeal in the 350 years since his death. Collectors worldwide cherish the magic of the Dutch master’s work. This entertaining documentary shows the passion of a variety of Rembrandt enthusiasts. An eccentric, aristocratic Scot is looking for the ultimate place to hang his beloved portrait of a woman reading, and an animated Amsterdam art dealer has his eye out for a second chance to discover a “new” Rembrandt. My Rembrandt provides fascinating insight into what makes the work of this Dutch master technically so extraordinary, and why different people are so deeply affected by his oeuvre, or a specific work. Meanwhile, centuries after Rembrandt’s death, his paintings are still a source of drama and gripping plot twists.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mijn Rembrandt
  • Director
    Oeke Hoogendijk
  • Producer
    Oeke Hoogendijk, Frank van den Engel
  • Writers
    Oeke Hoogendijk
  • Photo
    Gregor Meerman, Sander Snoep
  • Playtime
    1 h 37 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Holland
  • Production
    Discours Film
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

Newtopia

Audun Amundsen leaves a Norway and a western society he has had enough of, to the Indonesian jungle to live with one of the last remaining traditional societies in the world. Aman Paksa, the shaman of the tribe, lives in and of the nature, for better or worse. They develop a close relationship, while the Mentawa culture is hungry for, and undergoes modernization and change. Audun followed the tribal society for over 14 years, and Newtopia provides a unique insight into how a tribal society adapts to the modern world. It is a story on many levels, which challenges, entertains, fascinates and engages. Today, Amundsen is a member of The Explorers Club in a fairly exclusive company with names like Roald Amundsen and Neil Armstrong.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Newtopia
  • Director
    Audun Amundsen
  • Producer
    Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius
  • Writers
    Audun Amundsen
  • Photo
    Audun Amundsen
  • Actors
    Audun Amundsen, Aman Paksa, Bang Id
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norge, Japan
  • Production
    UpNorth Film
  • Distributor
    UpNorth Film

Next of Kin

Next of Kin (Arven) is perhaps Anja Breien’s very best film, and a landmark in Norwegian film history. It was Norway’s very first participation in the main competition in Cannes, an honor that was reserved for Anja Breien and Next of Kin all alone, until Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs was selected in 2015.

The film is about the Skaug family. They are gathered for a grand funeral of shipowner and businessman Kai Skaug. He has just been abruptly died and leaves behind a huge fortune. As a shipowner and a widower without children, the grieving family members now see an opportunity to cash in. It turns out that the inheritance will go to the Skaug family exactly as they hope, but on one condition. The family must continue to run the shipping company and they must be united. Otherwise, the entire inheritance disappears. This leads to complications and tragedies in the Skaug family. For things do not go quite according to plan.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Arven
  • Director
    Anja Breien
  • Producer
    Harald Ohrvik
  • Writers
    Anja Breien, Oddvar Bull Tuhus, Lasse Glomm
  • Photo
    Erling Thurmann-Andersen
  • Actors
    Espen Skjønberg, Anita Björk, Hæge Juve, Jan Hårstad, Eva Opaker, Jannik Bonnevie, Svein Sturla Hungnes, Jack Fjeldstad, Mona Hofland, Ada Kramm
  • Playtime
    1 h 35 min
  • Year
    1979
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Norsk Film AS

Night Shift

Three Parisian police officers are charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him. Faced with an unbearable dilemma, she starts to question their mission. The trio has one night to decide a man’s fate. Prolific French filmmaker Anne Fontaine tackles this dramatic and relevant topic with all the intensity and empathy it requires. 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Police
  • Director
    Anne Fontaine
  • Producer
    Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne
  • Writers
    Claire Barré
  • Photo
    Yves Angelo
  • Actors
    Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois, Payman Maadi
  • Playtime
    1 h 38 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    F Comme Film, Ciné-@
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

Norrberg – The Great Hold-Up

After getting her character killed in a western style improvised TV sketch, Abigail decides that her story is not over yet. She keeps on playing the same character and drags the other two actors, Mary-Ann and Frank, with her. The studio band start to play along with Abigail in order to keep the show running. Abigail thinks that the best way to turn the tables and make Mary-Ann the villain is to save Frank from her.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Norrberg - The Great Hold-up
  • Director
    Santtu Koivisto
  • Producer
    Sakari Sankkinen
  • Writers
    Santtu Koivisto
  • Photo
    Juuso Koivisto
  • Actors
    Pauliina Kietäväinen, Hosanna Megumi, Jasir Osman, Santtu Koivisto, Tomi Trofast, Tiitus Wargelin
  • Playtime
    7 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Finland

Norwegian Couscous

Dounia is in love with Erik. He wants to take the step further in the relationship, and it’s time for Dounia to introduce her Norwegian boyfriend to her Muslim family. Can Dounia’s two worlds be united?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Norwegian Couscous
  • Director
    Mohamed Chakiri
  • Producer
    Ingvil Sæther Berger
  • Writers
    Rakel Kraft Biørnstad
  • Photo
    Kim-Andre Aspen
  • Actors
    Nedja Bouzaida, Fredrik Ditlev
  • Playtime
    19 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Only the Animals

Only the Animals is a non-linear mystery thriller, where we follow five characters on two continents. All five play their part in the murder of a woman, but it is not immediately clear which one. Like films as Memento, Pulp Fiction and Crash, all the pieces and characters are sewn together into a quirky and impressive patchwork.

For the most part, the film takes place in cold, wintry southern France, but opens with a young black man riding a motorcycle through a dusty African village, with a goat over his shoulder. To describe the film further will only ruin the experience, but at the bottom of the film lies a brutal and masterful portrayal of human loneliness, and how far into the escape of reality and desperation one can be driven by love or lack thereof.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Seules les bêtes
  • Director
    Dominik Moll
  • Producer
    Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Carole Scotta
  • Writers
    Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand etter Colin Niels roman
  • Photo
    Patrick Ghiringhelli
  • Actors
    Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet, Damien Bonnard, Valeria Bruni Tedechi, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Guy Roger “Bibisse” N’drin
  • Playtime
    1 h 56 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    A Haut Court Prods.
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

Papapa

In a near future, a young girl is meeting her donor-father for the first time. Together they go through experimental therapy exercises, in the hope of making their relation more than just a theory.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Papapa
  • Director
    Kerren Lumer-Klabbers
  • Producer
    Jeppe Wowk
  • Writers
    Emil Wahl
  • Photo
    Uffe Mulvad
  • Actors
    Anna Filippa Hjarne, Thure Lindhardt
  • Playtime
    22 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Pinocchio

A faithful adaptation of the famous story of the wooden puppet that is brought to life at the behest of a poor, lonely woodcarver, portrayed by Roberto Benigni. Like any child, Pinocchio is curious about the world and learns by trial and error. Possessed of a child’s inherent courage, he becomes who he is meant to be. Carlo Collodi wrote “Pinocchio’s Adventures” in the late 19th century, but his character is as relevant as ever – even though the world seems to be moving in the opposite direction. Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales) bestows Pinocchio’s world with a visionary dimension that, like the book, is simultaneously real and fantastic. A wonderful adventure for the entire family!

  • Program
  • Original title
    Pinocchio
  • Director
    Matteo Garrone
  • Producer
    Matteo Garrone, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie, Jeremy Thomas, Paolo del Brocco
  • Writers
    Matteo Garrone, Massimo Ceccherini
  • Photo
    Nicolaj Brüel
  • Actors
    Roberto Benigni, Federico Ielapi
  • Playtime
    2 h 4 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Italy, France, UK
  • Production
    Archimede, Rai Cinema, Le Pacte
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo Filmdistribusjon

Play Schengen

A gaming company is making a videogame for kids about the EU. You play a national bird needing to breed and nest across borders, but you can only fly according to your VISA. We follow two game designers as they transform the European Union into pixel graphics, in an effort to make Schengen catchy for young people. The question is whether it is possible?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Play Schengen
  • Director
    Gunhild Enger
  • Producer
    Ingvild Evjemo
  • Writers
    Gunhild Enger
  • Photo
    Øystein Mamen
  • Actors
    Falk Falk, Daniel Vatsvåg, Endre Jensen Haukland, Lisa Lie,
  • Playtime
    15 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    4 ½ Fiksjon
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Please wait

The film opens a window into the lives of two brothers Peshawa and Komar, at the Drevsjø asylum center (Norway). Through an observational lens we will learn the dreams of the brothers. Furthermore, we get to know their hopes, which become a feeling of loss due to the uncertainty of their situation.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Vennligst vent
  • Director
    Hazhir Ibrahimi
  • Photo
    Uffe Mulvad
  • Actors
    Komar Shirepuor, Peshawa Shirepuor
  • Playtime
    18 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Proud

Rohat is a young hip-hop artist that is currently finalizing his first official album. His album is dedicated to his father that recently passed away. Rohat has many unanswered questions, both from himself and from his father. Rohat tries to process his loss through his music, and also to be honest about his own feelings.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Stolt
  • Director
    Martin Torvbråten
  • Photo
    Michael-Mark Lanham
  • Actors
    Rohat Yldiz Ciftci, Tristan Troy Rasay, Merdal Yldiz
  • Playtime
    25 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Proxima

The space film genre is so saturated with white (American) men that it’s refreshing to see a film like Proxima, where a mother-daughter relationship takes center stage. Director Alice Winocour has already received worldwide acclaim for her 2015 film Mustang, a coming-of-age drama about five Turkish sisters. In Proxima, Eva Green plays French astronaut Sarah, who lives alone with her eight-year-old daughter. When Sarah is chosen as the only woman in a grueling year-long space mission, it creates chaos between mother and daughter. Proxima explores both Sarah’s psychological pressure and her physical strain, and is a perfect mix of melodrama and documentary-like depiction of an astronaut’s life, epic in scope and interpersonal in its thematic exploration.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Proxima
  • Director
    Alice Winocour
  • Producer
    Isabelle Madelaine
  • Writers
    Alice Winocour, Jean-Stéphane Bron
  • Photo
    Georges Lechaptois
  • Actors
    Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger
  • Playtime
    1 h 47 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    Dharamsala, Darius Films, Pathé Films, Pandora Film Produktion
  • Distributor
    Storytelling

Romy’s Salon

Romy has to stay with grandmother Stine after school because her mother works late. Romy would rather avoid this. It’s so boring there. Grandma is so strict and only concerned with her hair salon. At the same time, it is not tempting to be with father and his new, lame girlfriend. Grandma quickly forgets and is a scatterbrain, and Romy turns out to be of great use in the salon. She has both financial flair and creates a good atmosphere for the customers. And maybe Grandma is not so boring after all? Romy’s Salon is a touching and warm story about the relationship between Romy and her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kapsalon Romy
  • Director
    Mischa Kamp
  • Producer
    Eefje Smulders
  • Writers
    Tamara Bos
  • Photo
    Melle van Essen
  • Actors
    Vita Heijmen, Beppie Melissen, Noortje Herlaar
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Holland, Germany
  • Production
    BosBros, Leitwolf Filmproduktion
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

ROSANAZI

A teenage girl and her band of misfits form a young group of neo-Nazis. The friends are like family. They live by their own rules and push the limits of morality, but eventually loyalty is put to the test.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Rosanazi
  • Director
    Sunniva Kveum
  • Producer
    Oda Kruse
  • Writers
    Solveig Stephens
  • Photo
    Jónína Guðbjartsdóttir
  • Actors
    Sofie Nilsask, Selma Wiking, Rasmus Savic
  • Playtime
    19 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Shirley

An intense psychological drama partly inspired by the life of Shirley Jackson, one of the most important horror writers of all time. Shirley is in the middle of the writing process of her great masterpiece “Hangsaman” when a young, newlywed couple moves in with her and her husband Stanley. The arrival of the new guests does not coincide with Shirley’s strict routines, and it doesn’t help that there is already a toxic relationship between Shirley and Stanley. Shirley consists of disorienting photography, eerie atmosphere, and a claustrophobic mood in the narrow walls of the house. Eventually, it is no longer clear to either the characters or the audience what is real and what is not.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Shirley
  • Director
    Josephine Decker
  • Producer
    Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Elisabeth Moss, Sue Naegle, Sarah Gubbins
  • Writers
    Sarah Gubbins
  • Photo
    Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
  • Actors
    Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman
  • Playtime
    1 h 47 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    Killer Films
  • Distributor
    Mer Film

Sow the Wind

Nica, 21, drops out of her university course in agronomics and returns home to Apulia in southern Italy after three years away. She finds her father deep in debt, a polluted, devastated region, and olive trees destroyed by a parasite. Everyone seems to have given up in the face of the vast ecological disaster, while her father is obsessed with uprooting the olive grove to make money from the land. Nica fights with all her might to save the ancient trees. But the pollution has also contaminated people’s minds, and she will have to face unexpected obstacles.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Semina il vento
  • Director
    Danilo Caputo
  • Producer
    Paolo Benzi, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
  • Writers
    Danilo Caputo, Milena Magnani
  • Photo
    Christos Karamanis
  • Actors
    Yile Yara Vianello, Feliciana Sibilano, Caterina Valente, Espedito Chionna
  • Playtime
    1 h 31 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Italy, France, Greece
  • Production
    Okta Film, JBA Production, Graal Films

Stalker

We meet two people who both share the same stalker, and we learn how their harrowing experiences with her have really taken its toll on them. In the second part we meet a young convicted stalker. A friendship that turned into an obsession took control over his life and to this day is difficult to live with. Lastly they all share their thoughts on how the system has treated them. The convicted stalker don’t seem to get any better with help from psychiatrists. The victims express the importance of men talking about their issues, and how the system has both failed the victims of stalking and the stalkers themselves.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Stalker
  • Director
    Olav Bjelland Feet
  • Producer
    Trym Bertheussen Falkanger & Maria Vihovde
  • Writers
    Olav Bjelland Feet
  • Photo
    Trym Bertheussen Falkanger
  • Playtime
    15 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Summerland

Author Alice (Gemma Arterton) is a strong and independent woman during World War II, retreating by the beautiful cliffs of southern England. She immerses herself in her work, but is also lonely. When the lively and young Frank, an evacuated boy from London, is adopted into her world, she is determined to get rid of him. But his innocence, courage, and curiosity bring to life Alice’s deeply buried feelings. Alice learns that wounds can be healed, and that everyone deserves a second chance. Every woman has the right to know who she is and what she wants. From England’s strongest new voice, the Olivier Award-winning author and director Jessica Swale, she inspires audiences with an honest and current theme – an intense and sensitive journey of self-awareness, love and friendship.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Summerland
  • Director
    Jessica Swale
  • Producer
    Guy Heeley, Adrian Sturges
  • Writers
    Jessica Swale
  • Photo
    Laurie Rose
  • Actors
    Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton
  • Playtime
    1 h 39 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    England
  • Production
    Iota Films, Shoebox Films
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Sweat

Sylwia Zając is a fitness motivator, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by acquaintances, she is looking for true intimacy. It’s refreshing to see a film that, instead of engaging in some easy social media bashing, just coolly observes it all, much like one of Sylwia’s many, many followers, making it seem like what it ultimately is: a job, a full-time gig, actually, with Sylwia posting every other minute and still making it look natural. In his delicious sophomore film, Magnus von Horn explores the kind of access and emotional connection that’s as addictive as it is confusing. At least to Sylwia’s stalker, parked outside her house.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Pot
  • Director
    Magnus von Horn
  • Producer
    Mariusz Wlodarski
  • Writers
    Magnus von Horn
  • Photo
    Michal Dymek
  • Actors
    Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski, Aleksandra Konieczna, Zbigniew Zamachowski
  • Playtime
    1 h 40 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Poland, Sweden
  • Production
    Lava Films
  • Distributor
    Mer Film

Tape

A realism drama about the high-stimuli character Sara (24) and the relationship between her and her best friend Cecilie (24). Their friendship takes a turn when they both blackout after a night of partying together. Sara discovers secrets Cecilie confesses that night – and has trouble to understand what is true and what’s not. The film explores the theme of egoism and jealousy.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Tape
  • Director
    Mirjam Thorkelsdottir
  • Producer
    Mats Lien
  • Writers
    Mirjam Thorkelsdottir
  • Photo
    Erland Skui
  • Actors
    Ane Ulimoen Øverli, Sacha Slengesol Balgobin, Idun Daae Alstad
  • Playtime
    22 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

The Collini Case

Based on a German bestseller by the same name, written by former lawyer Ferdinand von Schirach, who wanted to settle his grandfather’s past as the leader of Hitlerjugend.

In his first trial, a newly trained lawyer is given the task of defending a murderer who was found standing over the body with the murder weapon in his hand. The case seems obvious, but the suspect apparently lacks any kind of motive. The Collini Case is a different twist on the legal drama, where it is obvious from the outset that the perpetrator is guilty, and the lawyer’s hunt is about finding the motive for the murder. Along the way, the lawyer uncovers major weaknesses in the German justice system and a conspiracy that goes all the way back to Nazi Germany. The Collini Case is an intersection of political thriller and courtroom drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Der Fall Collini
  • Director
    Marco Kreuzpaintner
  • Producer
    Marcel Hartges, Christoph Müller, Kerstin Schmidbauer
  • Writers
    Christian Zübert, Robert Gold, Jens-Frederik Otto
  • Photo
    Jakub Bejnarowicz
  • Actors
    Elyas M'Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach, Franco Nero
  • Playtime
    2 h 3 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Constantin Film, SevenPictures Film, Mythos Film, Rolize GmbH & Co.
  • Distributor
    ManyMore Films

The Crossing

December, 1942. Four children are on the run. Sarah and Daniel are jews about to be deported, but hide in the cellar of Otto and Gerda, until they are discovered and their parents are arrested. Otto and Gerda decide to help their new friends. Through snowy woods the four children escape from German soldiers. It’s a life or death attempt to get to faraway neutral Sweden. Luckily they meet good friends on the way. But who can they really trust?

We’ve told the stories, again and again, in films, books and papers, but always for adults. Finally we have a WW2 movie for the whole family. The Crossing is an exciting film about trust and friendship, about fear and the great bravery of small people.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Flukten over grensen
  • Director
    Johanne Helgeland
  • Producer
    Cornelia Boysen
  • Writers
    Maja Lunde
  • Photo
    John-Erling H. Fredriksen
  • Actors
    Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
  • Playtime
    1 h 36 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Maipo Film
  • Distributor
    Norsk Film Distribusjon

The Day We Died

An icy cold Europe in 2015. People are slowly but surely beginning to move on after the shock of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier that winter. In Copenhagen, Omar, recently released from prison, has his own agenda. Meanwhile, filmmaker Finn, Jewish watchman Dan and worn-out officer Rico live their various everyday lives without knowing that they will soon have crossed Omar’s path during a deadly night. The film is based on the real terrorist attack on Kulturhuset Krudttønden and Copenhagen Synagogue in February 2015.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Krudttønden
  • Director
    Ole Christian Madsen
  • Producer
    Malene Blenkov
  • Writers
    Ole Christian Madsen, Lars K. Andersen
  • Photo
    John Christian Rosenlund
  • Actors
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jakob Oftebro, Lars Brygmann, Albert Arthur Armirjan, Adam Buschard
  • Playtime
    1 h 43 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Creative Alliance
  • Distributor
    Festival import

The Enraged Ones

A group of high school seniors is planning their farewell show when a rumor of a classmate’s attempted suicide starts spreading in the school cafeteria.

  • Program
  • Original title
    De rasande
  • Director
    Malin Nyqvist
  • Producer
    Mikael Syrjälä
  • Writers
    Malin Nyqvist
  • Photo
    Alvi Pakarinen
  • Actors
    Peik von Essen, Amanda Soini, Willjam Fagerström, Frida Hindsberg, Selma af Schultén
  • Playtime
    19 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland

The Exception

The Danish thriller The Exception is based on Christian Jungersen’s bestseller about four colleagues who sink further and further into a macabre power game. We follow Iben and Malene, who together with two other women work at the Danish Center for Information on genocide. Iben has been exposed to a traumatic experience, and Malene is struggling with severe arthritis. However, these problems become insignificant when they both begin to receive extremely unpleasant death threats. If there is one thing work has taught them, it is that everyone is capable of murder. Jesper W. Nielsen’s film adaptation is a nerve-wracking thriller that explores how refined bullying from adults can develop into a game of life and death.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Undtagelsen
  • Director
    Jesper W. Nielsen
  • Producer
    Signe Emilie Bjørke, Marcella Linstad Dichmann, Miriam Nørgaard
  • Writers
    Christian Torpe
  • Photo
    Erik Zappon
  • Actors
    Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic, Amanda Collin, Magnus Krepper
  • Playtime
    1 h 55 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Fridthjof Film
  • Distributor
    Festival import

The Girl with a Bracelet

Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this French courtroom drama about a teenager caught in the spotlight of a murder case. It begins as an ordinary family outing on the beach. Then things turn dark as 17-year-old Lise, from a wealthy middle-class family, comes under investigation following the death of her best friend. As her parents deal with the trauma in different ways, Lise is required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always fit the morality approved of by the justice system. This third feature by writer-director Stéphane Demoustier is a razor-sharp judicial drama with echoes of Albert Camus, Georges Simenon and Henri-Georges Clouzot.

  • Program
  • Original title
    La fille au bracelet
  • Director
    Stéphane Demoustier
  • Producer
    Jean des Forêts
  • Writers
    Stéphane Demoustier
  • Photo
    Sylvain Verdet
  • Actors
    Melissa Guers, Chiara Mastroianni, Roschdy Zem
  • Playtime
    1 h 35 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    Petit Film, France 3, Cinéma Frakas Productions, Rei Cine
  • Distributor
    The Match Factory

The Good Traitor

Inspired by actual events, The Good Traitor is the thrilling story of one man’s impassioned resistance to the Nazis. In 1939, Henrik Kauffmann is serving his post in Washington as the Danish Ambassador to the United States. When German troops invade and occupy Denmark, Kauffmann declares himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis. In the face of growing threats and accusations of high treason, Kauffmann attempts to gain the trust of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Kauffmann must gamble his legacy, his family and the trust of his nation, to resist the Nazi occupation.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Vores mand i Amerika
  • Director
    Christina Rosendahl
  • Producer
    Jonas Frederiksen
  • Writers
    Kristian Bang Foss, Christina Rosendahl, Dunja Gry Jensen
  • Photo
    Louise McLaughlin
  • Actors
    Ulrich Thomsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Denise Gough, Zoé Tapper, Henry Goodman
  • Playtime
    1 h 50 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Nimbus FIlm
  • Distributor
    Festival import

The Hidden Life of Trees

The whole world is talking about the environment, but frequently fails to listen to nature itself. Author Peter Wohlleben has changed all that: in The Hidden Life of Trees he opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods. Wohlleben tells us in an entertaining and enlightening fashion about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers: he brings us closer to these astounding living entities in guided tours of the woods and readings. Wohlleben travels to Sweden to see the oldest tree in the world; he visits businesses in Vancouver that are looking for a new approach to how to treat the woods; he sides with the Hambacher Forst demonstrators. Because he knows that we humans can only survive if the woods are healthy – and that the eleventh hour is already upon us…

  • Program
  • Original title
    Das geheime leben der bäume
  • Director
    Jörg Adolph
  • Producer
    Friederich Oetker
  • Writers
    Peter Wohlleben
  • Photo
    Jan Haft, Daniel Schönauer
  • Actors
    Peter Wohlleben
  • Playtime
    1 h 36 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Germany
  • Production
    Constantin Film
  • Distributor
    Global Screen

The Last Day

A couple living in separate countries spend their last day together eating take-away and having sex. The Last Day is a musical melodrama about long-distance relationships and small but decisive moments in life, accompanied by Orthodox Christian choir music.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Viimeinen päivä
  • Director
    Lauri-Matti Parppei
  • Producer
    Julia Elomäki
  • Writers
    Lauri-Matti Parppei
  • Photo
    Samuli Ahonen
  • Actors
    Roosa Söderholm,
 Mikael Syrjälä
  • Playtime
    16 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland

The Last Fishing Trip

The Last Fishing Trip can best be described as Hangover meets Sideways in Iceland. Six friends go on their yearly fishing trip, leaving wives and worries at home. Things get out of hand from the beginning and spiral downward. Afterward their spirits are crushed by a massive hangover and they try to postpone the consequences of their behavior for as long as possible.

This is the first feature film for the duo Arnarson og Hardarson, and they have managed to make a charming feelgood movie out of their portrayal of six rather pitiful and obnoxious men, which was a huge box-office in Iceland.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Síðasta veiðiferðin
  • Director
    Þorkell S. Harðarson, Örn Marinó Arnarson
  • Producer
    Þorkell S. Harðarson, Örn Marinó Arnarson
  • Writers
    Þorkell S. Harðarson, Örn Marinó Arnarson
  • Photo
    Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
  • Actors
    Halldór Gylfason, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hjálmar Hjálmarsson, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson
  • Playtime
    1 h 30 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Markell
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

The Music Machine

27 year old Thea is in a psychiatric hospital. She can’t distinguish between reality and fantasy. She’s living out a nightmare, has lost herself and also her will to live.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Musikkmaskinen
  • Director
    Frida Feline Nilsen
  • Producer
    Frida Feline Nilsen og Michael Wallin
  • Playtime
    6 min
  • Country
    Norway

The Mystery of Henri Pick

The Mystery of Henri Pick, based on David Foenkino’s novel of the same name, is a fun and exciting literary mystery, starring Fabrice Luchini (In the House, Molière, The Women on the 6th Floor). In a library in Brittany, a young editor finds an excellent and fantastic script. The text is signed by the deceased local pizza baker Henri Pick, who according to his widow never wrote anything more sophisticated than a shopping list. Acclaimed literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche suspects something is wrong and decides to investigate the matter more closely with Henri Pick’s daughter (Camille Cottin). Because who actually was this Henri Pick?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Le mystère Henri Pick
  • Director
    Rémi Bezançon
  • Producer
    Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Isabelle Grellat
  • Writers
    Rémi Bezançon, Vanessa Portal
  • Photo
    Antoine Monod
  • Actors
    Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz
  • Playtime
    1 h 40 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird is the festival’s most brutal film. When the Nazis begin their mass extermination of the Jews in Eastern Europe during World War II, a Jewish couple sends their son out into the countryside so that he can hide with his aunt. But when the aunt suddenly dies, the little boy is thrown into a world where hatred, fear and violence reigns, where every day is a struggle to survive in a ruthless society marked by brutal attacks on civilians by Russian and German troops. The Painted Bird is a raw, shocking, heartbreaking and overwhelming description of an Eastern Europe at war, filmed in black and white at 35mm. If you manage to look past the brutal depictions of violence, the film offers both beauty and technical virtuosity – but consider yourself warned.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Nabarvené ptáče
  • Director
    Václav Marhoul
  • Producer
    Václav Marhoul
  • Writers
    Václav Marhoul
  • Photo
    Vladimír Smutný
  • Actors
    Petr Kotlár, Nina Šunevič, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands
  • Playtime
    2 h 49 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine
  • Age limit
    18 years
  • Production
    PubRes, Silver Screen
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

The Painter and the Thief

In Benjamin Rees’s captivating documentary, a painter meets the thief who stole her art – and ends up painting him. The result is a unique film, about a very special friendship, and with plot twists that exceed the imagination. As the director himself states: “I was interested in art theft – and art thieves – and then I suddenly discovered this case about the theft of two paintings from Gallery Nobel in Oslo. I immediately began filming the interaction between artist Barbora and thief Karl-Bertil, from the fourth time they met. It was planned as a short documentary, but then so much happened, so unexpectedly and so interestingly, that I kept filming – and I had no idea what was going to happen during the project. ”

The Painter and the Thief won an award in Sundance earlier this year, and have already attracted great and enthusiastic attention in the American press. Benjamin Rees’s previous film, Magnus, about Magnus Carlsen was shown at the 2016 film festival, and became a worldwide success.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kunstneren og tyven
  • Director
    Benjamin Ree
  • Producer
    Ingvil Giske
  • Photo
    Kristoffer Kumar, Benjamin Ree
  • Actors
    Barbora Kysilkova, Karl-Bertil Nordland
  • Playtime
    1 h 42 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Medieoperatørene
  • Distributor
    Euforia

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Charles Dickens’ classic, proving some stories truly are timeless. All his life, from birth to childhood, adolescence to adulthood, the kind-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by friendship, evil, poverty and wealth, and meets a long list of outstanding characters in Victorian England. David wants to be a writer, and it turns out his search for family, friends, romance and status is the most captivating story of all. Director Armando Iannucci, the master of satire, has made films like The Death of Stalin and the series Veep, and this film keeps the distinctive humor he is known for, with an added layer of warmth.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Director
    Armando Iannucci
  • Producer
    Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader
  • Writers
    Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci
  • Photo
    Zac Nicholson
  • Actors
    Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Wishshaw, Gwendoline Christie
  • Playtime
    1 h 59 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    England, USA
  • Production
    FilmNation Entertainment, Film4, Wishmore Entertainment
  • Distributor
    Norsk Filmdistribusjon

The Self Portrait

This film is a portrait of an artist and a portrait of a mortal disease. Lene Marie Fossen was known as a world-class photographer who suffered from anorexia. She’s had a unique project: to expose the illness, put all its horrors on display. Expose the shame, confront the illness, break its rules to survive. Her photography art is naked and honest. Through Lene Marie’s photos, we get a unique perception of what it is like to live with the disease. Her images are an important part of the film, they’re heading out into the world, famous galleries want to exhibit them. Lene Marie always had an internal glow from which she creates, no matter the adversity. That changed in the last year. She died on October 22nd, after seeing the finished film. Along with her parents, she decided that the film should be released as planned, it was important to Lene Marie that her story could mean something for others.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Selvportrett
  • Director
    Margreth Olin, Katja Høgset, Espen Wallin
  • Producer
    Margreth Olin
  • Writers
    Margreth Olin, Katja Høgset, Espen Wallin
  • Photo
    Øystein Mamen
  • Actors
    Lene Marie Fossen
  • Playtime
    1 h 20 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Speranza Film
  • Distributor
    Norsk Film Distribusjon

The Truth

After the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s wry and charming new dramedy The Truth pairs beloved Academy Award nominees Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for the first time, as a celebrated actress and her estranged daughter whose tentative reunion offers an opportunity to either repair or irrevocably fracture their relationship. With a keen knowledge and love of French cinema, Kore-eda lends this hugely enjoyable film the observant, tender eye audiences have come to cherish. The Truth is a very special cinema experience: a gentle, sly and moving exploration of reality and fiction, family, performance, and the great spectacle of life. It’s a love letter to mothers and daughters everywhere.

  • Program
  • Original title
    La vérité
  • Director
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Producer
    Muriel Merlin
  • Writers
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Photo
    Eric Gautier
  • Actors
    Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clémentine Grenier
  • Playtime
    1 h 46 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France, Japan
  • Production
    Cine+, Canal+, Wild Bunch
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Thea & Tuva

Sisters Thea (14) and Tuva (12) spend the days downtown to get away from their alcoholic mother. They spot a five-year-old girl alone in the mall, and take her with them. What begins as playful fun, quickly turns dangerous for all three of them.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Thea & Tuva
  • Director
    Kristian B. Walters
  • Producer
    Vinterfilm AS and The Walters Production
  • Playtime
    21 min
  • Country
    Norway

Too Far Away

Friendship and love of football, across cultures.

Ben (11) and his family have to move. He has to leave school where he is popular and the soccer team where he is top scorer. Now he is suddenly an outsider and is put on the bench on the new team. It’s not just Ben who is new. Tariq (12) from Syria is also fresh on the team, but he becomes popular right away and takes Ben’s place on the field. Perhaps the bitter competitors have more in common than they first think? Competition and jealousy develop into a warm friendship.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Zu weit weg
  • Director
    Sarah Winkenstette
  • Producer
    Corinna C. Poetter
  • Writers
    Susanne Finken
  • Photo
    Monika Plura
  • Actors
    Yoran Leicher, Sobhi Awad, Anna König
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Distributor
    NFI

Trick or Treat

When her sister sneaks off to a Halloween party without permission, Magda is left outside alone and has an unpleasant meeting with some girls from school. During the night she meets Nils Olav and they hit it off. Eventually, Magda finds the confidence to ignore the mean girls.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Knask eller knep
  • Director
    Morten Evelid
  • Producer
    DUOfilm AS
  • Playtime
    16 min
  • Country
    Norway

Two of Us

Nina and Madeleine are neighbors, but they are also passionate lovers. Nina has always lived alone, while Madeleine has two children and grandchildren. Her husband has passed away. Now she can finally live her life to the fullest. But only almost. She has not yet told her family that she is in love with another woman.

Passion and love are not reserved for young people. The heart does not stop beating violently when you meet the right one, even though your age says that you have reached your autumn years. We all grow older, but we refuse to grow old.

In the roles of Nina and Madeleine, we meet two of Europe’s leading actresses. Nina is played by German Barbara Sukowa who is known from films by Fassbinder, Schlöndorff and von Trotta (Hannah Arendt). Martine Chevallier, one of France’s finest performing artists, excels in the role of Madeleine. Their interaction is sparking and wonderful.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Deux
  • Director
    Filippo Meneghetti
  • Producer
    Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel
  • Writers
    Filippo Meneghetti
  • Photo
    Aurélien Marra
  • Actors
    Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain
  • Playtime
    1 h. 35 min.
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Paprika Films
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Undine

Undine lectures about city planning in Berlin. She lives in a small apartment by Alexanderplatz, has a master’s degree in history and works as a freelancer. But behind the facade of a modern life, an old myth is hiding: If the man Undine loves betrays her, she must kill him and return to the sea. So when her boyfriend Johannes leaves Undine for someone else, she doesn’t have much choice – until diver Christoph suddenly shows up. The two of them fall happily and innocently in love, but can Undine escape from the myth? Christian Petzold won the award for Best Director during the 2012 Berlinale for Barbara, and since then he has given us the brilliant Phoenix and Transit. For Undine, lead actress Paula Beer won the Best Actress award in Berlin.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Undine
  • Director
    Christian Petzold
  • Producer
    Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
  • Writers
    Christian Petzold
  • Photo
    Hans Fromm
  • Actors
    Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Gloria Endres de Oliveira, Jacob Matschenz
  • Playtime
    1 h 30 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Germany
  • Production
    Schramm Film
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Verge

Sampo introduces his girlfriend Heli for the first time to his whole family at his parent’s wedding anniversary party. As the night goes on, they learn new and unexpected traits of each other.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Reviiri
  • Director
    Marika Harjusaari
  • Producer
    Paria Eskandari
  • Writers
    Anni Pulkkinen
  • Photo
    Joni Juutilainen
  • Actors
    Rosanna Kemppi, Sauli Suonpää, Anna-Sofia Tuominen, Severi Saarinen, Helena Haaranen
  • Playtime
    26 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland

Wendy

Wendy is a passion project for Benh Zeitlin, the director who shook Sundance and then the rest of the world with Beasts of the Southern Wild almost a decade ago. The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. This is a colorful, energetic joyride, shot by Norwegian master cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, full of spectacle and wonder. Wendy also makes an important point about children’s connection to nature. It is fading.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Wendy
  • Director
    Benh Zeitlin
  • Producer
    Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn
  • Writers
    Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin
  • Photo
    Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
  • Actors
    Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage
  • Playtime
    1 h 52 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    TSG Entertainment, Department of Motion Pictures, Journeyman Pictures
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

When ordinary life shackles me

Dream and realism appear in a sensuous film about a young woman who’s searching for her own nature. A desire to find freedom, far away from the ordinary life.

  • Program
  • Original title
    When ordinary life shackles me
  • Director
    Andrea Tank-Nielsen
  • Photo
    Josefine Lundberg
  • Actors
    Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen, Andrea Tank-Nielsen
  • Playtime
    17 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway

Wildland

17-year-old Ida suddenly becomes orphaned when her mother dies in a car accident. Reluctantly, she moves in with her Aunt Bodil, who lives with her sons. Ida is warmly welcomed by the small family – where the matriarch Bodil manages both the house and their criminal activities with a tough and stern hand. In the beginning, Ida experiences her family as inclusive and exciting, and is unwillingly drawn ever deeper into the underworld until one day it goes too far.

Sidse Babett Knudsen shines in the role as a heartfelt and brutal matriarch, in this hard-boiled thriller that is a debut of the talented Jeanette Nordahl.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kød & blod
  • Director
    Jeanette Nordahl
  • Producer
    Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors
  • Writers
    Ingeborg Topsøe
  • Photo
    David Gallego
  • Actors
    Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joachim Fjelstrup, Elliot Crosset Hove, Besir Zeciri
  • Playtime
    1 t 29 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Snowglobe
  • Distributor
    Mer Film

Yellow Rose

Rose, an undocumented 17 year old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas. Aside from the film’s immersion into Austin’s music scene and nightlife, the heart of the film probes the complexities of immigration, chosen family, and belonging.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Yellow Rose
  • Director
    Diane Paragas
  • Producer
    Rey Cuerdo, Cecilia Mejia, Orian Williams, Diane Paragas
  • Writers
    Diane Paragas
  • Photo
    August Thurmer
  • Actors
    Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, Liam Booth
  • Playtime
    1 h 34 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    Home Away Productions, Civilian Studios
  • Distributor
    Sony / SF

You are not alone

Gertrud and her friends have always had a good time together through the years. But as her husband’s illness gets worse, and she finds herself on the edge of losing her job, her friends plan to put a smile on her face again.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Vi er her
  • Director
    Anna Elisa Martensen
  • Photo
    Kim-André Aspen, Jónína Gudbjártsdottír
  • Actors
    Margrethe Martensen, Anne-Li Engström, Efie Beydin, Gertrud With
  • Playtime
    24 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Norway