Monthly Screenings

International Competition

A E I O U – A Quick Alphabet of Love

Dir.: Nicolette Krebitz
| 104 minutes

Anna, a 60-year-old actress, is long past her prime. Several days after her purse is snatched in the street, she begins to give diction lessons to a 17-year-old boy, who turns out to be the thief. Despite the age difference, the two develop an unconventional romance. German director Nicolette Krebitz depicts the relationship with a unique cinematic language, containing a plethora of humor and emotional intelligence.


Dir.: Hirokazu Kore-eda
| 129 minutes

Sanghyeon struggles with debt. Dongsu works at a Baby Box facility – an organization that provides temporary shelter for infants. One rainy night, they steal one of the babies left in the Baby Box, and attempt sell him at a good price. Meanwhile, detectives are watching, and they quietly track them down to capture crucial evidence.

Burning Days

Dir.: Emin Alper
| 130 minutes

Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by a water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics. The new film by acclaimed Turkish director Emin Alper.


Dir.: Marie Kreutzer
| 112 minutes

Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. In 1877, “Sissi” turns 40 and must fight to maintain her public image. While her role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life make her more and more restless.

Decision to Leave

Dir.: Park Chan-wook
| 138 minutes

Detective Haejun Kind is kind and polite. When entrusted with a case of unnatural death in the mountains, he meets Seorae, the dead victim's wife, and cannot help but both suspect and develop an interest in her. The new film by Park Chan-wook, recipient of the Best Director Prize in Cannes.

Holy Spider

Dir.: Ali Abbasi
| 117 minutes

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer," who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners. Recipient of the Best Actress Award at Cannes for Zar Amir Ebrahimi.


Dir.: Alexandru Belc
| 102 minutes

Bucharest, 1972. Ana, 17, dreams of love and freedom. One night, while partying with her friends, they decide to send a letter to Metronom, the musical program which Radio Free Europe clandestinely broadcasts in Romania. It is then that the Securitate, Ceausescu’s secret police, arrives.

One Fine Morning

Dir.: Mia Hansen-Løve
| 112 minutes

Sandra, a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family struggle to obtain the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément, a friend she hasn’t seen in a while. Although he is in a relationship, the two begin a passionate affair.


Dir.: Albert Serra
| 162 minutes

De Roller, Tahiti’s High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official, is a calculating man with flawless manners. His somewhat broad perception of his role leads him to navigate the high-end establishment as well as shady venues where he mingles with the locals. 

Sick of Myself

Dir.: Kristoffer Borgli
| 97 minutes

Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona bent on attracting attention and sympathy.