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2021. 69th Edition
New Directors
New Directors
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Carajita
Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra
Dominican Republic - Argentina 
Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that seems to transcend their class conditions: they are the closest thing to a daughter-mother, but an accident will test their intimate loyalty and the innocent illusion that nothing can separate them.

Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that seems to transcend their class conditions: they are the closest thing to a daughter-mother, but an accident will test their intimate loyalty and the innocent illusion that nothing can separate them.

Ese fin de semana / That Weekend
Mara Pescio
Argentina - Brazil 
VI Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
Julia returns to her neighborhood, from which she left years ago after a scam. She has to sign a permission to authorize her daughter to emigrate with her father; but, above all, she needs to recover the money she left there, that would solve many problems for her. This reunion with her past will not turn out as expected.

Julia returns to her neighborhood, from which she left years ago after a scam. She has to sign a permission to authorize her daughter to emigrate with her father; but, above all, she needs to recover the money she left there, that would solve many problems for her. This reunion with her past will not turn out as expected.

Hon-ja sa-neun sa-ram-deul / Aloners
Hong Sung-eun
South Korea 
Jina is the best employee at a credit card company call center. She avoids building close relationships, choosing instead to live and work alone. Jina maintains her solitary lifestyle well until her irritating neighbor, who would attempt to strike up conversations with her, is discovered dead a few days after his lonely death. From that moment, tons of relationships she decided...

Jina is the best employee at a credit card company call center. She avoids building close relationships, choosing instead to live and work alone. Jina maintains her solitary lifestyle well until her irritating neighbor, who would attempt to strike up conversations with her, is discovered dead a few days after his lonely death. From that moment, tons of relationships she decided to ignore suddenly start to bug her: her father hounding her over her mother's inheritance, Sujin, a new recruit, who is bothersome but likeable, and nonchalant Seonghun, her new neighbor.

İki şafak arasında / Between Two Dawns
Selman Nacar
Turkey - France - Romania - Spain 
WIP Europa 2020
After a worker is severely injured in their family business, Kadir is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of the injured worker’s wife.

After a worker is severely injured in their family business, Kadir is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of the injured worker’s wife.

Inventura / Inventory
Darko Sinko
Slovenia 
WIP Europa 2020
Boris Robic is, as we say, an ordinary kind of bloke. One evening, however, someone tries to shoot him. The investigations reveal nothing. No enemies, no suspects. You could say that Boris is the last person anyone would want to kill. After the police close the investigation, Boris decides to make his own enquiries. As he searches for the suspect, we see the tragi-comedy unfold...

Boris Robic is, as we say, an ordinary kind of bloke. One evening, however, someone tries to shoot him. The investigations reveal nothing. No enemies, no suspects. You could say that Boris is the last person anyone would want to kill. After the police close the investigation, Boris decides to make his own enquiries. As he searches for the suspect, we see the tragi-comedy unfold of a man who discovers that a lot more people hate him than he ever realised, and that the way he sees his own life was an illusion.

Josefina / Josephine
Javier Marco
Spain 
Juan, a prison officer, silently observes the visit every Sunday of Berta, mother of one of the inmates. The day he finally approaches her, he surprises himself by pretending to be the father of a made-up daughter inside the jail: Josefina. The need to fill the vacuum of their lives prompts Juan and Berta to continue meeting beyond the reality around them.

Juan, a prison officer, silently observes the visit every Sunday of Berta, mother of one of the inmates. The day he finally approaches her, he surprises himself by pretending to be the father of a made-up daughter inside the jail: Josefina. The need to fill the vacuum of their lives prompts Juan and Berta to continue meeting beyond the reality around them.

La Roya / The Rust
Juan Sebastián Mesa
Colombia - France 
VI Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
WIP Latam 2020
Jorge, a young peasant, lives at the top of a mountain. Although the others in his generation have emigrated to the city, he has stayed behind to take care of the coffee plantation left to him by his father, while looking after his grandfather and dabbling in a love affair with his cousin Rosa. The village festivities are approaching and he anxiously looks forward to meeting An...

Jorge, a young peasant, lives at the top of a mountain. Although the others in his generation have emigrated to the city, he has stayed behind to take care of the coffee plantation left to him by his father, while looking after his grandfather and dabbling in a love affair with his cousin Rosa. The village festivities are approaching and he anxiously looks forward to meeting Andrea, the former girlfriend he has been unable to forget despite the time and the distance. As the desire to see her again turns into an obsession, a silent plague invades the coffee trees. Once the celebrations are underway, amid the loud music and the hallucinations, Jorge will realise that the ties between them are no more and that staying in his land is an act of love and resistance.

Las vacaciones de Hilda / Hilda's Short Summer
Agustín Banchero
Uruguay - Brazil 
Films in Progress 36
Hilda is a lonely woman living in the town of Conception. She intentionally shatters any kind of emotional bond with the people around her. Her life is interrupted when her eldest son announces a visit after several years. She hurries to improve her house and her own appearance, somewhat neglected in recent times. But a last-minute cancellation of the visit throws her into a ta...

Hilda is a lonely woman living in the town of Conception. She intentionally shatters any kind of emotional bond with the people around her. Her life is interrupted when her eldest son announces a visit after several years. She hurries to improve her house and her own appearance, somewhat neglected in recent times. But a last-minute cancellation of the visit throws her into a tailspin. Now Hilda must relive a summer from long ago.


Le bruit des moteurs / The Noise of Engines
Philippe Grégoire
Canada 
Alexandre, an instructor at the Canadian customs college, will finds himself under surveillance by police investigators trying to get to the bottom of the sexually explicit drawings that have been troubling the town.

Alexandre, an instructor at the Canadian customs college, will finds himself under surveillance by police investigators trying to get to the bottom of the sexually explicit drawings that have been troubling the town.

Marocco / Mikado
Emanuel Pârvu
Romania - Czech Republic 
One day, teenager Magda offers her expensive necklace to a sick child in the hospital she volunteers for. Her father is certain she is lying again, and when Magda proves her innocence, he is ashamed and guilty but also incapable of admitting he was wrong. Their relationship is broken and in chaos, and past decisions have irreversible consequences.

One day, teenager Magda offers her expensive necklace to a sick child in the hospital she volunteers for. Her father is certain she is lying again, and when Magda proves her innocence, he is ashamed and guilty but also incapable of admitting he was wrong. Their relationship is broken and in chaos, and past decisions have irreversible consequences.

Mass
Fran Kranz
USA 
Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward.

Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward.

Nich’ya / Unwanted
Lena Lanskih
Russia 
Fourteen-year-old Vika lives in a small provincial town in Russia’s Ural region. She picks wild berries that grow on the wetlands and helps her mom sell them in the street market. She enjoys her choreography classes at school. And she has a baby that nobody must ever know about.

Fourteen-year-old Vika lives in a small provincial town in Russia’s Ural region. She picks wild berries that grow on the wetlands and helps her mom sell them in the street market. She enjoys her choreography classes at school. And she has a baby that nobody must ever know about.

Shu qi shi guang / Lost in Summer
Sun Liang
China 
During summer, after high school, a teenage boy confronting the confusion of his life tries everything he can to find a way out. But he fails, murder included.

During summer, after high school, a teenage boy confronting the confusion of his life tries everything he can to find a way out. But he fails, murder included.

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