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2022. 70th Edition
Perlak
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Films
Films
Opening Night Film
Peter von Kant
François Ozon
France 
Peter von Kant, a successful film director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he mistreats and humiliates. Thanks to the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means, offering to share his apartment and help him break into the world of cinema...

Peter von Kant, a successful film director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he mistreats and humiliates. Thanks to the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means, offering to share his apartment and help him break into the world of cinema...

Closing film out of competition
Moonage Daydream
Brett Morgen
USA 
Considered to be one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been changing culture for more than 50 years. Told through magnificent and kaleidoscopic images and performances unseen until now  –tied together by Bowie's words and music– Moonage Daydream invites spectators into a unique world, the Bowie world.

Considered to be one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been changing culture for more than 50 years. Told through magnificent and kaleidoscopic images and performances unseen until now  –tied together by Bowie's words and music– Moonage Daydream invites spectators into a unique world, the Bowie world.

Argentina, 1985
Santiago Mitre
Argentina - USA 
Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of public prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who dared to investigate and prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in 1985. Undeterred by the military’s still considerable influence within their fragile new democracy, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a young legal team of unlikely heroes for th...

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of public prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who dared to investigate and prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in 1985. Undeterred by the military’s still considerable influence within their fragile new democracy, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a young legal team of unlikely heroes for their David-vs-Goliath battle. Under constant threat to themselves and their families, they raced against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta.

As bestas / The Beasts
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Spain - France 
French couple Antoine and Olga moved to a little village in the Galician countryside some time ago. There they live a quiet life, although their relations with the locals is not as idyllic as they would like them to be. A conflict with their neighbours, the Anta brothers, will see tension rise in the village to the point of no return.

French couple Antoine and Olga moved to a little village in the Galician countryside some time ago. There they live a quiet life, although their relations with the locals is not as idyllic as they would like them to be. A conflict with their neighbours, the Anta brothers, will see tension rise in the village to the point of no return.

BARDO, Falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades / BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Mexico 
After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday ...

After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times. 

Broker
Hirokazu Koreeda
South Korea 
One rainy night a young woman abandons her baby at a church doorstep. The newborn is quickly picked up by two men who steal abandoned babies to sell them to willing parents with a fee. When the young woman, full of regret, returns to the church, she discovers the men’s illegal business and decides to join them&n...

One rainy night a young woman abandons her baby at a church doorstep. The newborn is quickly picked up by two men who steal abandoned babies to sell them to willing parents with a fee. When the young woman, full of regret, returns to the church, she discovers the men’s illegal business and decides to join them in order to find the most suitable adoptive parents. During this unexpected road trip, the fate of those who cross the baby's life suffers a radical change.

Corsage
Marie Kreutzer
Austria - France - Germany - Luxembourg 
It's Christmas 1877, Empress Sissi is celebrating her 40th birthday and the atmosphere around her is grim: constantly judged by her own children, she lives beholden to the beauty that's failing her with the passing of time. Smothered by etiquette, with a voracious thirst for knowledge and an enormous zest for life, Elisabeth of Austria increasingly rebels against the im...

It's Christmas 1877, Empress Sissi is celebrating her 40th birthday and the atmosphere around her is grim: constantly judged by her own children, she lives beholden to the beauty that's failing her with the passing of time. Smothered by etiquette, with a voracious thirst for knowledge and an enormous zest for life, Elisabeth of Austria increasingly rebels against the impositions as she searches for the emotion of youth. 

Don't Worry Darling
Olivia Wilde
USA 
Alicek (Pugh) and Jackek (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lur...

Alicek (Pugh) and Jackek (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?

En los márgenes / On the Fringe
Juan Diego Botto
Spain - Belgium 
A film about the family, love and solidarity. The countdown of three characters with three interwoven stories who try to stay afloat and survive 24 key hours that may forever change the course of their lives. The film explores the effect of a situation of economic stress on personal relations and how affection and solidarity can provide the impetus to get ahead. A gripping race...

A film about the family, love and solidarity. The countdown of three characters with three interwoven stories who try to stay afloat and survive 24 key hours that may forever change the course of their lives. The film explores the effect of a situation of economic stress on personal relations and how affection and solidarity can provide the impetus to get ahead. A gripping race against the clock on the fringe of a big city.

L'innocent / The Innocent
Louis Garrel
France 
Sylvie, 60, has fallen in love with Michel, a man about to be released from prison. The two want to start over and open a flower shop. But Sylvie's son Abel disapproves of the relationship, convinced that Michel will fall back into his old ways. Helped by Clémence, his best friend, Abel sets about investigating, only to realise that he's the one who will have to change...

Sylvie, 60, has fallen in love with Michel, a man about to be released from prison. The two want to start over and open a flower shop. But Sylvie's son Abel disapproves of the relationship, convinced that Michel will fall back into his old ways. Helped by Clémence, his best friend, Abel sets about investigating, only to realise that he's the one who will have to change his mind.


Living
Oliver Hermanus
UK 
Set in the London of the 1950s, the film follows Williams, a veteran civil servant and paper-pusher in the city as it struggles to rebuild post-WWII. Receiving a shattering medical diagnosis, he empties his savings account and heads for the south coast, where he plans to cram some fun into his remaining days, only to realise that he doesn't know how to do it. Taken out on t...

Set in the London of the 1950s, the film follows Williams, a veteran civil servant and paper-pusher in the city as it struggles to rebuild post-WWII. Receiving a shattering medical diagnosis, he empties his savings account and heads for the south coast, where he plans to cram some fun into his remaining days, only to realise that he doesn't know how to do it. Taken out on the town by a mysterious stranger, Williams is intrigued by a sunny young female colleague who seems to have the pep that had previously escaped him. With the help of his optimistic workmate, Williams puts his all into bringing happiness to the community in a surprising way.

Los renglones torcidos de Dios / God's Crooked Lines
Oriol Paulo
Spain 
Special Screenings
Not in competition
Alice, a private investigator, checks into a psychiatric hospital feigning paranoia with the goal of collecting evidence for the case she is working on: the death of an inmate in unclear circumstances. But the reality she faces in her confinement will exceed her expectations and cast doubt on her own sanity. An unknown and exciting world will open before her eyes. The course of...

Alice, a private investigator, checks into a psychiatric hospital feigning paranoia with the goal of collecting evidence for the case she is working on: the death of an inmate in unclear circumstances. But the reality she faces in her confinement will exceed her expectations and cast doubt on her own sanity. An unknown and exciting world will open before her eyes. The course of events will see her morph from investigator into suspect in a masterful whodunnit, where nothing is what it seems.   

R.M.N.
Cristian Mungiu
Romania - France - Belgium 
A few days before Christmas, Matthias returns to his Transylvanian village to renew contact with the son he had abandoned while working in Germany. There, as he tries to become more involved in the boy's education, the peace is cut short when a local company decides to recruit foreign workers. Frustrations, conflicts and passions rise to the surface once again, breaking thr...

A few days before Christmas, Matthias returns to his Transylvanian village to renew contact with the son he had abandoned while working in Germany. There, as he tries to become more involved in the boy's education, the peace is cut short when a local company decides to recruit foreign workers. Frustrations, conflicts and passions rise to the surface once again, breaking through the community's thin veneer of apparent calm. 


Tori et Lokita / Tori and Lokita
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Belgium - France 
In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the difficult conditions of their exile.

In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the difficult conditions of their exile.

Triangle of Sadness
Ruben Östlund
Sweden 
A couple of models are invited on a luxury cruise. When the yacht sinks they find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. In the struggle for survival, the old hierarchies are suddenly flipped upside down as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.

A couple of models are invited on a luxury cruise. When the yacht sinks they find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. In the struggle for survival, the old hierarchies are suddenly flipped upside down as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.

Un año, una noche / One Year, One Night
Isaki Lacuesta
Spain - France 
Ramón and Céline are a young couple who happen to be at the Bataclan in Paris on the night of 13 November 2015. While the terrorist attack is unfolding, they each find their way into the musicians’ dressing room, where they take shelter. On leaving they are no longer the same. And they don’t know if they ever will be again…

Ramón and Céline are a young couple who happen to be at the Bataclan in Paris on the night of 13 November 2015. While the terrorist attack is unfolding, they each find their way into the musicians’ dressing room, where they take shelter. On leaving they are no longer the same. And they don’t know if they ever will be again…

Un beau matin / One Fine Morning
Mia Hansen-Løve
France 
Sandra, a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family fight tooth and nail to get him the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément, a friend she hasn’t seen for some time. Although he is married, they embark on a passionate affair.

Sandra, a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family fight tooth and nail to get him the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément, a friend she hasn’t seen for some time. Although he is married, they embark on a passionate affair.

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