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2019. 67th Edition
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Zhenya Kryukova
Russia 
Two estranged siblings meet again at their father's funeral. The brother seems aloof, while the sister is clearly hurt and resentful. Now that both their parents are gone, nothing binds them. So why is it so hard for them just to be strangers?

Two estranged siblings meet again at their father's funeral. The brother seems aloof, while the sister is clearly hurt and resentful. Now that both their parents are gone, nothing binds them. So why is it so hard for them just to be strangers?

Benèze / At Ease
Vinícius Girnys
France 
Life is easy and humble in this small seaside house whose inhabitants live according to the tides. But a dizzying event will upset this tranquility.

Life is easy and humble in this small seaside house whose inhabitants live according to the tides. But a dizzying event will upset this tranquility.

Chiyo
Chiemi Shimada
UK - Japan 
Chiyo is a portrayal of the filmmaker's grandmother. The film meditates on the family, intimacy and aging through a series of everyday snapshots in Yashio (Saitama prefecture), from a summer fair to Buddhist rituals.

Chiyo is a portrayal of the filmmaker's grandmother. The film meditates on the family, intimacy and aging through a series of everyday snapshots in Yashio (Saitama prefecture), from a summer fair to Buddhist rituals.

Drifting
Hanxiong Bo
China - USA 
During the time of One-child policy in China, Yan is a boy who was born as the second child in the family because his parents want a boy. The parents send his older sister away to the country side. To cover the secret boy, Yan was disguised as a girl growing up. But Yan confuses about his gender identity and struggles with the conservative world around him now. Drifting his dad...

During the time of One-child policy in China, Yan is a boy who was born as the second child in the family because his parents want a boy. The parents send his older sister away to the country side. To cover the secret boy, Yan was disguised as a girl growing up. But Yan confuses about his gender identity and struggles with the conservative world around him now. Drifting his dad's old taxi becomes his way of expressing feelings. Tonight, he decides to take on a journey where past and dream meet.

Em caso de fogo / In Case of Fire
Tomás Paula Marques
Portugal 
It's summer in the Portuguese countryside, where the local festivities take place. Chico is haunted by a hate crime committed in his village against a boy who was secretly close to him. Throughout this journey, Chico, pressured by his friends, tries both to follow their social standards and to hide his fears and desires.

It's summer in the Portuguese countryside, where the local festivities take place. Chico is haunted by a hate crime committed in his village against a boy who was secretly close to him. Throughout this journey, Chico, pressured by his friends, tries both to follow their social standards and to hide his fears and desires.


Fiebre austral / Austral Fever
Thomas Woodroffe Silva
Chile 
Amanda, an obliging and solitary woman, lives with her son Daniel in Chile’s southern mountain range. Octavio, one of Daniel’s friends, is accidentally injured while they’re hunting in the forest. Amanda takes charge of the curing sessions, developing an intimate relationship with the boy. Both discover that contact with the wound produces an addictive pleasure.

Amanda, an obliging and solitary woman, lives with her son Daniel in Chile’s southern mountain range. Octavio, one of Daniel’s friends, is accidentally injured while they’re hunting in the forest. Amanda takes charge of the curing sessions, developing an intimate relationship with the boy. Both discover that contact with the wound produces an addictive pleasure.

Freischwimmer / Learn to Swim
Gaya von Schwarze
Germany 
On an ordinary Sunday morning, Karin breaks out of her conventions and impulsively leaves home on her daughter's racing bicycle. She wants to look for her son, who left the sheltered family home a while ago. Karins' way leads her to a farm where her son has settled down with other societal dropouts. Unconscious of her behavior, she falls back into old schemes of motheri...

On an ordinary Sunday morning, Karin breaks out of her conventions and impulsively leaves home on her daughter's racing bicycle. She wants to look for her son, who left the sheltered family home a while ago. Karins' way leads her to a farm where her son has settled down with other societal dropouts. Unconscious of her behavior, she falls back into old schemes of mothering, reminding her adult son of why he left his old, conventional life. Their current mother-son relationship seems stagnant and they are challenged to meet each other in new ways.


Greata (Nàusea)
Gerard Gil, Jana Juberts
Spain 
Ivan is sad because his partner Merile has just left him. Alex has put up with him all night long while they partied. When the sun comes up they decide to go home, but something unexpected awaits them in the car: a young girl with a face injury asks them for help.

Ivan is sad because his partner Merile has just left him. Alex has put up with him all night long while they partied. When the sun comes up they decide to go home, but something unexpected awaits them in the car: a young girl with a face injury asks them for help.

Hra / Playing
Lun Sevnik
Czech Republic 
Boris and Hugo, 16-year-old friends, buy a gun. They set up a livestream video on the Internet and announce that in one hour they will commit suicide. Boris is convinced of the decision, but Hugo still has doubts. During the final moments of their lives, desire, fear, their memories and emptiness dominate the broadcast.

Boris and Hugo, 16-year-old friends, buy a gun. They set up a livestream video on the Internet and announce that in one hour they will commit suicide. Boris is convinced of the decision, but Hugo still has doubts. During the final moments of their lives, desire, fear, their memories and emptiness dominate the broadcast.


I Was Still There When You Left Me
Marie Mc Court
Belgium 
A little girl is saved from a fire by her young neighbour. They take shelter in an apartment from where they can see their tower burning.

A little girl is saved from a fire by her young neighbour. They take shelter in an apartment from where they can see their tower burning.

La enorme presencia de los muertos / The Presence of the Dead
José María Avilés
Ecuador 
Having received his last wage and sent it off to his home country, a painter and decorator deliberately abandons his mobile phone on a park bench. Shortly afterwards a young girl finds it and keeps it, like a discarded message which implores her and finally reveals the enormous presence of the dead.

Having received his last wage and sent it off to his home country, a painter and decorator deliberately abandons his mobile phone on a park bench. Shortly afterwards a young girl finds it and keeps it, like a discarded message which implores her and finally reveals the enormous presence of the dead.

Maternité / Maternity
Nataliya Ilchuk
France 
Being a mother can mean constantly living in a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. This film talks about that fatigue.

Being a mother can mean constantly living in a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. This film talks about that fatigue.

Morgen / Tomorrow
Bo Vloors
Belgium 
Morgen observes young individuals. An insight look which enters their microcosm and gives a glance at how they spend their time, together or in solitude.

Morgen observes young individuals. An insight look which enters their microcosm and gives a glance at how they spend their time, together or in solitude.

Una sombra oscilante
Celeste Rojas Mugica
Argentina 
Celeste, a young photographer, delves into the old collection of negatives that belonged to her father, a photographer who fought in the 70s and 80s against the dictatorship in Chile and who went into exile in Ecuador. Thanks to the pictures, she will find a way to access her father’s elusive memory, while asking herself about the meaning of the struggle, the density of exile...

Celeste, a young photographer, delves into the old collection of negatives that belonged to her father, a photographer who fought in the 70s and 80s against the dictatorship in Chile and who went into exile in Ecuador. Thanks to the pictures, she will find a way to access her father’s elusive memory, while asking herself about the meaning of the struggle, the density of exile and how it fits in with the present day.

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