Regi: Anders Emblem
Set in Ålesund, A Human Position is a slow-paced film that unfolds in successive tableaux, to form a complete picture of the subtle changes and events that make up one's life. It explores the persistence of memory and trauma, the definition of one's moral values, and the possibility of joy.
Regi: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
Anaïs is a PhD student in literature in Paris, passionate about her studies and life, and also broke. Her mother's cancer has come back, and she has started an affair with a married editor, Daniel. But when she meets Daniel's wife Émilie, a famous writer, new desires come full force into her life.
Regi: Paul Verhoeven
Based on the real story of 17th-century nun Benedetta Carlini, this entertaining film from Paul Verhoeven tackles questions of power, gender relations and truth. Is Benedetta using faith as a tool for self-promotion, or is she really chosen by God?
Regi: Jean-Christophe Meurisse
Bloody Oranges is a very dark comedy that is both hilarious and shockingly subversive. It follows an old couple that struggles with debts, a young woman who wants to have sex for the first time, a corrupt politician and an ambitious lawyer whose lives get intertwined for better or for worse.
Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, Monaco, 2021
Regi: Levan Koguashvili
Retired Georgian wrestling champion Kakhi travels all the way to New York to help his son out of a situation involving debt. Day by day, he is confronted with the troubled life of his son. One day, the kind and loving father comes up with a risky solution.
Russia, Norway, Estonia, Finland, 2021
Regi: Renato Borrayo Serrano
From the hard, nomadic life on the tundra to an uncertain future with five children. Four years of the life of a strong and charismatic woman.
Regi: Anita Rocha da Silveira
A gang of masked women walk through the streets of Brazil at night to punish other women in the name of religion. They do their best to preserve beauty and purity in their area, until a collective outburst appears imminent.
Romania, Czech Republic, 2021
Regi: Bogdan George Apetri
The young nun Cristina sneaks out of her monastery to attend to an urgent matter. Her journey takes her all around town, trying to find a police officer she has met before. Unable to find him, she gets caught in the car of a dangerous sex offender.
Regi: Vladimir Munkuev
Habji and Keremes are a poor indigenous couple of Eastern Siberia during the Russian Empire. They are forced to host a Russian prisoner in their small house, and gradually become aware of the new power dynamics established in the house.
Regi: Vintothraj P.S
A furious and violent man pulls his son out of school, forcing him to come along to the neighbouring village. They are there to retrieve his wife, who has left to get away from her abusive husband.
Regi: Kirill Serebrennikov
A cartoonist struggles with feverish dreams as he wanders between everyday life and imagined adventures. The sickest thoughts now appear outside the drawing board, and they throw themselves here and there and everywhere, through a chaotic day in Petrov's life.
Regi: Nana Mensah
Queen of Glory is a poetic indie-story about the Ghanaian-American scientist Sarah, who has to cope with the death of her mother. The duties that follow turn her everyday life upside down, as she starts an exploration of her Ghanaian identity.
United Kingdom, 2021
Regi: Martyn Robertson
At just 12 years old, Ben Larg became Scotland’s Under-18 Surfing Champion. Now, two years later, he wants to risk it all in the enormous waves off the coast of Ireland. How far is his family willing to go to support his wild dreams?
Regi: Eva Charlotte Nilsen
Do you want to go for a walk on the shore? SMILE and WAVE is a film essay about a spring landscape in Vesterålen. Floodwaters and memories are mixed together in the story of life's vulnerability and what is left when something is gone.
Regi: Aurélia Georges
Nélie escapes a life of depraving poverty by becoming a frontline nurse during World War I. When a young woman from a wealthy family dies in front of her, the desperate Nélie sees a risky but tempting opportunity for a better life.
Regi: Ahmad Bahrami
Lotfollah is a 40-year-old man working at a brick manufacture factory in Iran as a supervisor. He is regularly confronted by his fellow workers about their late salaries, and tries to maintain everyone content in the face of an inevitable shutdown of the factory.