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In the Spirit of Freedom

Films dealing with humankind’s universal search for freedom and justice

Another World

Dir.: Stéphane Brizé
| 96 minutes

Philippe Lemesle and his wife are in the process of separating, their love irretrievably damaged by pressures of work. An executive working for an industrial conglomerate, Philippe no longer knows how to respond to the contradictory demands of his bosses. Yesterday they wanted a manager, today an enforcer.

EAMI

Dir.: Paz Encina
| 83 minutes

Eami's homeland is invaded by settlers. Embodying Asojá, the bird-god-woman, she falls into a trance. Bewildered, she walks through her beloved forest as she prepares to leave it forever. The big winner at the 2022 Rotterdam Film Festival. 

The Eclipse

Dir.: Nataša Urban
| 110 minutes

On August 11, 1999, while the world celebrated, most of Serbia’s population barricaded themselves in their homes, in fear of the lunar shadow. Using this event as a metaphor for the nation’s unclean conscience about the consequences of its political choices, the director confronts her country’s wartime and criminal past.

Everything Will Be OK

Dir.: Rithy Panh
| 98 minutes

Imagine that animals took power. Would they behave like humans? Would they make similar mistakes, would they fight for power, rule by terror, devour everything? What would their artworks represent? Would the planet be more at peace? The new film by Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture).

My Imaginary Country

Dir.: Patricio Guzmán
| 83 minutes

“October 2019, an unexpected revolution, a social explosion. One and a half million people demonstrated in the streets of Santiago for more democracy, a more dignified life, a better education, a better health system and a new Constitution. The event I had been waiting for since my student struggles in 1973 finally materialized.”

Myanmar Diaries

Dir.: The Myanmar Film Collective
| 70 minutes

A hybrid film about life under Myanmar’s terror regime in the aftermath of its military coup of February 1, 2021, as told through personal stories by a group of anonymous young Burmese filmmakers. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival.

Reflection

Dir.: Valentyn Vasyanovych
| 128 minutes

Serhiy, a Ukrainian surgeon, is captured by Russian forces in the conflict zone of Eastern Ukraine; while in captivity, he is exposed to horrifying violence. After his release, he returns to his middle-class apartment and tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife. 

Sons of Ramses

Dir.: Clément Cogitore
| 98 minutes

Ramses is a skillful clairvoyant in the Parisian multicultural district of La Goutte d’Or. When a gang of fearless kids start terrorizing the locals, the balance of his thriving business and of the whole neighborhood is disturbed. Until one day, when Ramses has a real vision.

The Territory

Dir.: Alex Pritz
| 84 minutes

In the Brazilian rainforest, a battle is being waged between the last of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe and the farmers who – with the backing of President Bolsonaro – are slowly eating into their otherwise protected territory. Young activist and leader Bitate has no intention of giving up without a fight.