Mostra De Valencia 2018

Competition section competing for La Palmera d'Or.

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El Jaida (Country: Tunisia; Year: 2017; Director: Selma Baccar)
four women are imprisoned eight months before the independence of Tunisia.
Fishbone (Espines) (Country: Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Adan Aliaga; Writer: Adan Aliaga; Stars: Saida Benzal, Alejandro Tous, Manuel de Blas, Isa Feliu)
Jan is a Spanish chef who lives and works in New York but the unexpected death of her dad takes her back to her homeland.
Heaven Without People (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2017; Director: Lucien Bourjeily; Writer: Lucien Bourjeily; Stars: Farah Shaer, Jean Paul Hage, Jenny Gebara, Laeticia Semaan, Nadim Abou Samra, Hussein Hijazi, Samira Sarkis, Ghassan Chemali, Wissam Boutros, Toni Habib, Mohamad Abbas, Etafar Aweke, Nancy Karam, Ivy Helou, Ziad Majdara)
A matriarch is delighted to unite her clan for Easter lunch for the first time in two years... but things don't go to plan.
Nome Di Donna (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Marco Tullio Giordana; Writer: Marco Tullio Giordana, Cristiana Mainardi; Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Valerio Binasco, Stefano Scandaletti, Michela Cescon, Bebo Storti, Adriana Asti, Laura Marinoni, Anita Kravos, Vanessa Scalera, Linda Caridi, Stefania Monaco, Renato Sarti, Majlinda Agaj, Andreapietro Anselmi, Giovanni Battezzato)
A young woman works at a prestigious clinic for the elderly - but the place is harbouring a dark secret.
Paper Flags (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Nathan Ambrosioni; Stars: Noémie Merlant, Guillaume Gouix, Noémie Merlant, Guillaume Gouix)
A woman's life is turned upside down when her older brother is released from jail.
The Pigeon (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Banu Sivaci; Writer: Banu Sivaci; Stars: Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sari, Demet Genç, Evren Erler, Michal Elia Kamal, Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sari, Demet Genç, Evren Erler, Michal Elia Kamal)
A man who spends all his time with his pigeons is forced to get a job by his brother.
Sheikh Jackson (Country: Egypt; Year: 2017; Director: Amr Salama; Writer: Amr Salama, Omar Khaled; Stars: Basma, Ahmad El-Fishawi, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Malek, Maged El Kedwany, Dorra Zarrouk, Mahmoud El-Bezzawy)
An Islamic cleric has a crisis of faith when he hears his childhood idol, Michael Jackson, has died.
Secret Ingredient (Iscelitel) (Country: Republic of Macedonia, Greece; Year: 2017; Director: Gjorce Stavreski; Writer: Gjorce Stavreski; Stars: Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski, Aksel Mehmet, Aleksandar Mikic, Miroslav Petkovic, Dime Ilijev, Simona Dimkovska, Goran Stojanovski, Igor Angelov, Senko Velinov, Laze Manaskov, Katarina Ilievska, Jordan Simonov, Simeon Moni Damevski, Goran Trifunovski)
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.
Stateless (Apatride) (Country: Morocco, France, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Narjiss Nejjar; Writer: Narjiss Nejjar; Stars: Ghalia Benzaouia, Avishay Benazra, Aziz El Fadili, Nadia Niazi, Mohamed Nadif, Julie Gayet, Zakaria Atifi, Ghalia Benzaouia, Avishay Benazra, Aziz El Fadili, Nadia Niazi, Mohamed Nadif, Julie Gayet, Zakaria Atifi)
A woman would give anything to find her mother, who she was separated from by the conflict between Morocco and Algeria during Black March.
The Truk (L'Enkas) (Country: France, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Sarah Marx; Writer: Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey, Sarah Marx; Stars: Sandor Funtek, Sandrine Bonnaire, Alexis Manenti, Lauréna Thellier, Virginie Acariès)
An ex-con makes a plan with his friend to travel from rave to rave selling water and Ketamine from their food truck.
Whispering Sands (Country: Tunisia; Year: 2018; Director: Nacer Khemir; Writer: Nacer Khemir; Stars: Hichem Rostom, Dorra Zarrouk, Hichem Rostom, Dorra Zarrouk)
A Canadian tourist goes looking for closure in the desert, where a local guide tells her a series of stories.

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