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A selection of the latest European films that gained global recognition through international festivals, as well as independent productions. With films coming from all over Europe, the selection aims at illustrating the richness and diversity of its cinema.
A Ciambra
In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani....
Amateurs
When the German supermarket chain Superbilly reveals plans to open a new location in Sweden, the community board of Lafors devises a scheme to convince the business to set up shop in their quaint. Their idea: to make a promotional video showcasing th...
At War
Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries, an automotive factory, decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, dec...
Becoming Astrid
A biopic depicting the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world's third most-translated children's writer, credited for more than 100 books, including Pippi Longstocking. The teenaged Astrid Lindgren leads a carefree life with her fa...
Cold War
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Pari...
Craving
Coco is a chaotic young woman, who is embroiled in a hopeless affair with Hans, recently divorced and in his fifties. She has no idea what to do with her life, until she discovers her mother is seriously ill. Ignoring the difficult relationship betwe...
Directions
In the span of twenty-four hours, the fate of various people’s lives will collide and be affected during each individuals taxi ride. They are all victims of the decline of a suffering nation. We drive through the streets of the city of Sofia and look...
Dogman
Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has more unsavory clientele and he soon finds himself involved ...
Happy as Lazzaro
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrib...
In the Aisles
Christian is new to the superstore. He mutely plunges into this unknown universe. His colleague Bruno from the drinks department takes him under his wing, showing him all the tricks of the trade and soon becomes a fatherly friend. Marion from the con...
Mug
Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. He lives with his extended family in a Polish province and works on a building site close to the Polish-German border, where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. Shortly after ...
Pororoca
One sunny day at the park, five-year-old Maria and her brother Ilie are running around the busy playground. Their dad, Tudor, drinks coffee and chats to the other parents. Everyone is keeping an eye out and yet, suddenly, the unthinkable happens: Mar...
Ricordi?
A long love story, seen through the memories of one young couple: recollections altered by moods, their different perspectives, and time itself. Ricordi? is a journey through the years of two individuals, united, divided, happy, unhappy, deeply in lo...
Styx
Rike, 40, a doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out t...
Summer
Leningrad, one Summer in the early Eighties. The underground rock scene is boiling. Amongst the followers of Led Zeppelin and Bowie, young Viktor Tsoi is eager to make a name for himself. The encounter with his idol Mike and his beautiful wife Natash...
The Death of Stalin
Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadis...
The Image Book
Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts?
Most often we’d start from a dream…
We wondered how, in total darkness,
colors of such intensity could emerge within us.
In a soft, low voice
Saying gre...
The Wild Pear Tree
Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him... ...
The World Is Yours
François is tired of being a petty drug dealer. His dream is to become the official distributor of the Mr Freeze popsicle in Morocco. But his ambition is smashed to pieces when he discovers that his own mother has burnt his savings. Putin, the local ...
Thelma
Thelma has just moved away from her religious family in Norway to study in Oslo, when she is suddenly struck by a powerful seizure in the reading hall. At the same time she falls in love with Anja, a fellow student. As she is overwhelmed by emotions ...