Director : JAFAR PANAHI
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help — oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…
Director : MAJID MAJIDI
The paths of two siblings collide, when on the run from the cops after a drug bust, Amir a 19yr old peddler from Mumbai finds solitude in his past, his estranged sister Tara, who in a bid to protect her brother lands up in jail. This catastrophic incident turns serendipitous for them, whose entire lives have been clouded by despair as unexpectedly the light shines on them from Beyond the Clouds! The film highlights the many facets of India intertwined with celebration of love & family!
Director : Martin Šulík
script: Marek Lescák, Martin Sulík
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg, who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men, in everything opposite, embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy. They discover a country eager to forget its past. They realise their memories are fragments mixed with their imagination and interpretation. They connect in silence and manage to discover their own identity.
THE SOWER ( Best Cinematography Feature Film )
Director : Marine Francen
cinematography: Alain Duplantier
Violette is old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the repression that followed the republican uprising of December 1851. For the next two years, the village is
completely cut off. The women swear an oath that if a man should come, he will become their shared husband, so that life may continue to flourish in each of their wombs.
NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE ( Best Actor Feature Film )
DIRECTOR : Fabrice Bracq
Actor : Navid Mohammadzadeh
Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner’s office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.
DIRECTOR : Anshul Chauhan
Actress : Shuna Iijima
A 30 Year old woman, a hostess past her time working at a shady club and an aspiring actress living in Tokyo. Betrayed by her love and her dreams crushed, the broken woman leaves Tokyo for her hometown in the countryside after five years of no contact with her family. There she reconnects with an old flame but is also forced to confront some unpleasant truths about her past.
DIRECTOR : Hirokazu Kore-eda
Somewhere in Tokyo, Osamu Shibata and his wife Nobuyo live in poverty. While Osamu receives occasional employment and Nobuyo has a low-paying job, the family relies in large part on the grandmother’s pension. As he is shoplifting for groceries with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. Osamu takes her home, where the family observes evidence of abuse. Despite their strained finances, they informally adopt her.
Directed : RåFILM och Equipe Media
The members of video activist group Equipe Media, from occupied Western Sahara, fight to keep their cameras. This is a story about breaking an absolute censorship with unique footage from an area where
the Moroccan authorities have managed to implement a near total media
Director : Hadi ahmadi
Dada Saltana is a woman highly interested in cinema since her childhood. She tries to achieve her goals in cinema despite all the difficulties she encounters in her life.
Director: Chabname Zariâb
Somewhere in the desert, a little boy is plunged by force into anintimi- dating and completely foreign new world: the world of camel racing. will the distant hope of seeing his mother again give him the strength to over-
come his fears and find his place in this hostile environment?
MOTHERS OF LUNA ( JURY AWARD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM )
Director: Alicia Albares
Four women, of different places in the world, are united by the voice of
a very special baby: the little girl that was not able to be born of them, but who lived in their tummies. She narrates her past lifes while struggles for her primary goal: to be born.
Director: Morteza Shams
Writer : Hanaa Attia
Country : Egypt
A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women – Shamiya, Azza, and Lula – assess their varying lives.
Director: Amir Gholami
Aman lives in the sea and makes coffins for the dead of the battlefield.
Director: Farshad Mohiti
Aman who has lost his wife a while back continues to insist on her presence at home and decides to arrange a birthday party