EMERGING DIRECTORS

This section is dedicated to first feature films, presenting the innovative and exciting work of new talents.
ADAMA


In 1916, 12-year-old Adama lives in a remote West African village. Beyond the cliffs lies the World of Wind, where the Nassaras reign. One night his older brother Samba disappears. Defying the village elders, Adama decides to set off in searc...
EASY


Isidoro, known by everyone as Easy, is lonely and depressed. His career as a young go-kart driver was interrupted, after gaining so much weight. So he went back to live with his mother, and passes his days watching TV and eating diet food. On...
HEARTSTONE
HJARTASTEINN

In a remote fishing village in rural Iceland, Thor and Christian are best friends whose home lives are unsatisfactory, to say the least. While Thor suffers from absentee parenting, Christian's drunken and abusive father is,...
MONTPARNASSE BIENVENÜE
-JEUNE FEMME

When a key doesn’t get Paula into her ex-lover’s apartment, her attempts at head-butting the door open also prove unsuccessful. A bleeding head wound opens this kinetic, urgent portrait of a heartbroken young woman who is h...
PURE HEARTS


Agnese and Stefano are profoundly different. She is only seventeen, lives with her mother – a harsh and devoted woman – is a regular church-goer and is about to take a vow of chastity to last until marriage. He is twenty-five, has a violent t...
SCARY MOTHER


A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years - she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrific...
THE DIVINE ORDER
DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG

Switzerland, 1971. Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social uphea...
THE NOTHING FACTORY
A FABRICA DE NADA

One night, a group of workers realizes that the administration is stealing machines and raw materials from their own factory. As they organize to survey the equipments and block the relocation of the production, they a...
THE SAINT
ŠVENTASIS

When the US financial crisis hit the world economy in 2008, even a small village in Lithuania could not escape the waves of recession and unemployment. Vytas is fired from the factory and looks for a new job in order to escape...
WALDSTILLE


Two years after serving prison time for drunk-driving, causing the death of his girlfriend, Ben returns to his hometown of Waldstille in the Southern Netherlands. There he has to face his embittered parents-in-law, who gained custody of his d...