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1976

Dir.: Manuela Martelli
| 95 minutes

Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children, and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories.

Anatolian Leopard

Dir.: Emre Kayiş
| 108 minutes

At Turkey’s oldest zoo, a lonely manager and a neglected female officer form an unlikely bond.  In order to stop zoo’s privatization process, they hide the death of the zoo’s oldest inhabitant, an Anatolian leopard, and fake its escape. They set in motion an absurd charade that spins out of control.

The Cathedral

Dir.: Ricky D’Ambrose
| 87 minutes

An only child’s meditative, impressionistic account of an American family’s rise and fall over two decades. The first feature by Ricky D’Ambrose, which premiered at the Venice and Sundance Festivals and marked him as an original, confident, and fascinating cinematic voice.

Falcon Lake

Dir.: Charlotte Le Bon
| 100 minutes

Bastien and Chloé spend their summer vacation with their families at a lake cabin in Quebec, haunted by a ghost legend. Despite their age gap, the two teenagers form a singular bond. Ready to overcome his worst fears to earn a place in Chloé's heart, the holiday becomes a turbulent pivotal moment for the young boy.

La Jauria

Dir.: Andres Ramirez Pulido
| 86 minutes

Eliu, a country boy, is incarcerated in an experimental institution for young offenders, deep in the heart of the Colombian tropical forest, for a crime he committed with his friend El Mono. One day, El Mono is transferred to the same center bringing with him the past that Eliu is trying to escape.

Love According to Dalva

Dir.: Emmanuelle Nicot
| 83 minutes

Twelve-year-old Dalva lives alone with her father. One evening, the police storms into their home and moves her into foster care. As Dalva befriends her new roommate Samia and social worker Jayden, she gradually comes to understand that the love she shared with her father was not what she thought. With their help, Dalva will learn to become a child again.

Plan 75

Dir.: Chie Hayakawa
| 112 minutes

In a Japan of the near future, government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanized to remedy a super-aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a young Filipino laborer face choices of life and death.

Robe of Gems

Dir.: Natalia López Gallardo
| 118 minutes

In the Mexican countryside, the fates of three women collide when the case of a missing person leads them on a path of pain and redemption. The first feature film by Natalia López Gallardo, recipient of the Jury Prize at the most recent Berlin Film Festival.

Rodeo

Dir.: Lola Quivoron
| 104 minutes

Julia finds escape in her passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban rodeos. She finds herself drawn into a clandestine and volatile ultra-masculine clique. Striving to prove herself to the group, she is faced with a series of escalating demands that will make or break her place in the community.

Silent Land

Dir.: Aga Woszczyńska
| 113 minutes

A perfect couple rents a holiday home on a sunny island in Italy. When they discover that the swimming pool has broken down, they request a repairman, but the presence of a stranger threatens the couple’s idea of safety and sets off a dark chain of events.