The festival was reborn in 2018 after a six-year hiatus under new festival director Eduardo Guillot. This year's festival opened with Valencian film M'esperas on October 18 and will close with its prize winners on October 28.

This year, the festival gave honorary awards to The Lobster and Dogtooth writer Efthymis Filippou and Blue Is The Warmest Colour director Abdellatif Kechiche. There were also homage sections dedicated to producer Josep Anton Perez Giner and filmmaker Carles Santos.

We'd like to thank Visit Valencia for helping to facilitate our attendance at the festival. You can read more about the city at visitvalencia.com

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A man and a woman from two disparate worlds meet at nights just to have sex. However, when they get caught, the extra-marital relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man causes tensions in the socio-politically divided Jerusalem.
Secret Ingredient
Secret Ingredient
A mechanic steals a stash of marijuana to use as a cure for his dad... only to find himself chased by dealers and hounded by people who think he's a healer.
Another Day Of Life
Another Day Of Life
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
L'Enkas
L'Enkas
An ex-con makes a plan with his friend to travel from rave to rave selling water and Ketamine from their food truck.
Wajib
Wajib
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
Pity
Pity
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
Le Trou
Le Trou
Four inmates try to tunnel out of a prison.
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi
After a bullion heist, two gangsters face a test of friendship when one of them is kidnapped.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.
Chevalier
Chevalier
Six men on a boat try to judge who is best.
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