Monthly Screenings

International Competition

About Dry Grasses

Dir.: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
| 197 minutes

Samet, a young art teacher, is finishing his fourth year of compulsory service in a remote village in Anatolia. After a turn of events he can barely comprehend, he loses any hopes of escaping his grim existence. Will his encounter with Nuray, also a teacher, help him overcome his angst?

Ama Gloria

Dir.: Marie Amachoukeli
| 83 minutes

Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria is forced to return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.

The Delinquents

Dir.: Rodrigo Moreno
| 180 minutes

Morán and Román are two bank employees that reach a point in their lives where they question their routine existence. One of them finds a solution, committing a crime. Somehow, he succeeds in binding his destiny to his partner. This decision will lead to a resounding change as they search for a better existence.

The Echo

Dir.: Tatiana Huezo
| 102 minutes

In the remote village of El Eco, children care for the sheep and their elders. While the frost and drought punish the land, they learn to understand death, illness, and love with each act, word, and silence of their parents. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2023 Berlinale.

How to Have Sex

Dir.: Molly Manning Walker
| 98 minutes

In her vibrant feature debut, Molly Maning Walker casts a witty, nuanced, and ultimately devastating look at three British teenage girls on a rite-of-passage holiday – drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at the recent Cannes Film Festival.


Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Dir.: Pham Thien An
| 178 minutes

After his sister-in-law dies in an accident, Thien is bestowed the task of delivering her body back to their hometown. On this journey he is joined by his nephew, who miraculously survived the crash. Amid the mystical landscapes of rural Vietnam, Thien begins a search for his older brother who vanished years ago.

La Chimera

Dir.: Alice Rohrwacher
| 130 minutes

A young British archeologist becomes involved in an international network of stolen Etruscan artifacts. This new film by Alice Rohrwacher (HAPPY AS LAZZARO, THE WONDERS) premiered at the Cannes Official Competition to critical acclaim.


Dir.: Angela Schanelec
| 108 minutes

Abandoned at birth in the Greek mountains on a stormy night, Jon is taken in and adopted, without having known his father or mother. As a young man, he meets Iro, a warden in the prison where he is incarcerated following a tragic accident. She seems to seek out his presence, cares for him, and connects with him through the language of music.

The Nature of Love

Dir.: Monia Chokri
| 111 minutes

Sophia, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, is in a stable if somewhat socially conforming relationship with Xavier. Sylvain is a craftsman, renovating Sophia and Xavier’s new country house. When Sophia and Sylvain meet, Sophia’s world is turned upside down. Opposites attract, but can they last?

Only the River Flows

Dir.: Wei Shujun
| 101 minutes

1990s, rural China. A woman’s body is found by the river. Ma Zhe, Chief of the Criminal Police, heads up the murder investigation that quickly leads to an obvious arrest. As his superiors are keen to communicate their success, several clues push Ma Zhe to delve deeper into the hidden behavior of his fellow citizens.

Riceboy Sleeps

Dir.: Anthony Shim
| 117 minutes

Set in the 1990s, a Korean single mother raises her young son in the suburbs of Canada, determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind. RICEBOY SLEEPS was the recipient of the top Platform Competition award, the main competition at the Toronto International Film Festival.  


Dir.: Lila Avilés
| 95 minutes

Seven-year-old Sol spends the day at her grandfather’s home, helping with the preparations for a surprise party for her father. Throughout the day, chaos slowly takes over, fracturing the family’s foundations. Sol will embrace the essence of letting go as a release for existence.