A Place Called Dignity and Make The Devil Laugh
(Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2021; Director: Nabil Ben Yadir; Writer: Nabil Ben Yadir, Antoine Cuypers; Stars: Soufiane Chilah, Gianni Guettaf, Serkan Sancak, Lionel Maisin, Camille Freychet, Vincent Overath)
Drama about a gay young man who is struggling to come out to his family.
(Year: 2021; Director: Jun Robles Lana; Writer: Jun Robles Lana; Stars: Christian Bables, Eugene Domingo, John Arcilla, Gina Pareno, Gina Alajar)
The film follows one long night in the life of Dharna, a law-abiding and peace-loving gay beautician, whose life takes a sudden turn for the worse after he is placed in the neighbourhood “watchlist” of drug users.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Andreas Kleinert; Writer: Thomas Wendrich; Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Ioana Iacob, Jörg Schüttauf, Anja Schneider, Joel Basman, Emma Bading, Peter Kremer, Claudio Magno, Zoë Valks, Paula Hans, Marlen Ulonska, Matthias Bundschuh, Andreas Leupold, Matthew Burton)
The struggles of East German author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Santi Amodeo; Writer: Santi Amodeo, Rafael Cobos; Stars: África de la Cruz, Paula Díaz, Olga Navalón, Lola Buero, Alva Inger, Beatriz Cotobal, Teresa Cruz, Rafa de Vera)
Ana adores her friend Corrales, a magnetic and dazzling classmate, who fantasises about taking her own life.
Herd Immunity (Onbagandar)
(Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2021; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Writer: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Stars: Daniyar Alshinov, Nurbek Mukushev, Yerzhan Zhamankulov, Assel)
Crime and corruption in rural Kazakhstan in the shadow of Covid.
Dear Thomas and Herd Immunity
Killing The Eunuch Khan
(Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Abed Abest; Writer: Abed Abest; Stars: Vahid Rad, Mah-Sima Kabari, Ebrahim Azizi, Sara Mohammadi, Iman Basim, Missagh Zareh)
A serial killer designs a plan in which victims kill victims.
The List Of Those Who Love Me (Beni Sevenler Listesi)
(Country: Turkey; Year: 2021; Director: Emre Erdogdu; Writer: Emre Erdogdu; Stars: Halil Babür, Hayal Köseoglu, Sermet Yesil, Onur Ünlü, Nazli Bulum, Can Evrenol, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Murat Utku)
A popular drug dealer finds his paranoia spiking as his market begins to dry up.
Make The Devil Laugh
(Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryuichi Mino; Writer: Kazuhiko Mino; Stars: Shuhei Handa, Masahiro Umeda, Mariko Akama, Tadashi Sakata, Mai Ohtani, Yoshinori Okada)
After a man kills to protect his mother and sister he finds it hard to achieve social rehabilitation in a society that has labelled him a murderer.
(Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2021; Director: Bolat Kalymbetov; Writer: Zhusipbek Korghasbek, Bolat Khalymbetov; Stars: Aslanbek Zhanbalayev, Tolganai Bisembayeva, Raushan Mazhitova, Bakytzhan Kazhymukanov, Zhamal Seidakmetova)
Biopic of poet Mukagali Makataev, who only achieved recognition after his death.
No. 10 (Nr. 10)
(Country: Netherlands, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Alex van Warmerdam; Writer: Alex van Warmerdam; Stars: Tom Dewispelaere, Frieda Barnhard, Hans Kesting, Anniek Pheifer, Pierre Bokma, Dirk Böhling, Mandela Wee Wee, Richard Gonlag, Gene Bervoets, Liz Snoyink, Alexander ElMecky, Kim Karssen, Jan Bijvoet, Tobias Nierop, Stijn Van Opstal)
A man who was was a found in the forest and raised by a foster family begins to question his origins after an encounter with a stranger.
A Vanishing Fog and The Wedding Day
No Looking Back (Otorvi i vybros)
(Year: 2021; Director: Kirill Sokolov; Writer: Kirill Sokolov; Stars: Anna Mikhalkova, Victoria Korotkova, Sofia Krugova, Alexander Yatsenko, Olga Lapshina)
After a woman is released from prison following a sentence for stabbing her partner in the eye, she tries to reconnect with her daughter, going so far as to kidnap her... with the girl's grandma in hot pursuit.
(Country: Hungary; Year: 2021; Director: György Pálfi; Writer: György Pálfi; Stars: Julia Ubrankovics, Csaba Gosztonyi, Tamás Polgár, Attila Menszátor-Héresz)
Post-apocalyptic drama about a good man living in a depraved reality.
A Place Called Dignity
(Country: Chile, Argentina, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Matías Rojas Valencia; Writer: Matías Rojas Valencia; Stars: Paulina García, Clara Larrain, Amalia)
Considering the dark past of Chile's Colonia Dignidad through the eyes of a child.
Songs For A Fox (Dainos lapei)
(Country: Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia; Year: 2021; Director: Kristijonas Vildziunas; Writer: Kristijonas Vildziunas; Stars: Agnese Cirule, Lukas Malinauskas, Mantas Zemleckas, Agnieska Ravdo, Saulius Bareikis)
After his lover's death, a rock singer studies the art of lucid dreaming and descends into a netherworld in hopes of being together again.
A Vanishing Fog (Chile)
(Country: Colombia, Czechia, Norway; Year: 2021; Director: Augusto Sandino; Writer: Augusto Sandino; Stars: Sebastian Pii, Christian Ballesteros, Mario de Jesús Viana, Sandra Roses, Nury Márquez)
Drama centred on a mountain guard and his father set against the backroads of the world’s largest Alpine tundra ecosystem.
Killing The Eunuch Khan and No Looking Back
The Wait (Odotus)
(Country: Finland; Year: 2021; Director: Aku Louhimies; Writer: Inka Kallén, Aku Louhimies; Stars: Inka Kallén, Aku Hirviniemi, Andrei Alén, Eino Heiskanen, Adeliina Arajuuri)
The film is inspired by Finnish writer Juhani Aho’s novel The Vicar’s Wife, with the events brought to today’s world.
The Wedding Day (Wesele)
(Country: Poland, Latvia; Year: 2021; Director: Wojciech Smarzowski; Writer: Wojciech Smarzowski; Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Michalina Labacz, Agata Kulesza, Ryszard Ronczewski, Mateusz Wieclawek, Agata Turkot, Tomasz Schuchardt, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Andrzej Chyra, Michal Gadomski, Przemyslaw Przestrzelski, Krzysztof Kowalewski, Anna Szymanczyk, Michael S. Ruscheinsky, Katarzyna Cynke)
The past and present blurs at an eventful wedding.
What Went Wrong (¿Qué hicimos mal?)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Liliana Torres; Writer: Liliana Torres; Stars: Xúlio Abonjo, Héctor Carballo, Melania Cruz, Jorge Roldan, Jorge Roldán, Adrián Ríos, Isabella Tabarini, Liliana Torres, Luis Velazquez)
Autofiction sees the director Lili track down former lovers to ask, “What went wrong?”
(Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Lu Zhang; Writer: Lu Zhang; Stars: Sôsuke Ikematsu, Ryôko Nakano, Ni Ni, Bai Qing Xin, Luyi Zhang)
Two brothers take a trip to Yanagawa, Japan, to find the woman they both loved in their youth.