White Flag and The Magnet Man
(Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2023; Director: Jawad Rhalib; Writer: Jawad Rhalib, David Lambert, Chloé Leonil; Stars: Lubna Azabal, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Kenza Benbouchta, Ethelle Gonzalez-Lardued, Johan Heldenberg, Babetida Sadjo, Medhy Khachachi)
Amal, a teacher in a Brussels school, encourages her pupils to cultivate a love of reading and freedom of expression, even if it means putting herself in danger.
Andrea's Love (El amor de Andrea)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca)
An unfulfilled teenager feels she is missing something, and she’s determined not to stop until she finds it.
Bad Actor (Un actor malo)
(Country: Mexico; Year: 2023; Director: Jorge Cuchí; Writer: Jorge Cuchí; Stars: Alfonso Dosal, Fiona Palomo, Gerardo Trejoluna, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Karla Coronado)
When an actress suffers harassment on set, she does not stay silent.
(Year: 2023; Director: Akira Iwamatsu; Writer: Akira Iwamatsu; Stars: Nonoka Ishikawa, Eisaku Shindo, Hako Oshima, Mutsumi Kato, Senko Hida)
Tale of a young woman with bulimia.
Consent (Le consentement)
(Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Vanessa Filho; Writer: Vanessa Filho, François Pirot, Vanessa Springora; Stars: Kim Higelin, Jean-Paul Rouve, Laetitia Casta, Élodie Bouchez, Jean Chevalier, Lolita Chammah, David Clavel, Agathe Dronne, Christophe Grégoire, Doby Broda, Benjamin Gomez, Irène Ismaïloff, Anne Loiret, Lila-Rose Gilberti, Tanguy Mercier)
Story of a 13-year-old who becomes the lover and muse of a writer in his fifties, who exerts a destructive hold over her.
The G and Ten Months
(Country: Romania, France, Taiwan; Year: 2023; Director: Călin Peter Netzer; Writer: Călin Peter Netzer)
Dragoș, a Romanian film director, decides to make a film about his family's emigration to Germany in the 80s. Because the emigration was done under suspicious conditions, Dragos investigates undercover.
Forever Hold Your Peace (Živi i zdravi)
(Country: Montenegro, Serbia, Czech Republic, Croatia, North-Macedonia, Slovenia; Year: 2023; Director: Ivan Marinović; Writer: Ivan Marinović; Stars: Tihana Lazović, Goran Slavić, Momčilo Pićurić, Goran Bogdan, Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov, Dragana Dabović, Nikola Ristanovski, Mirjana Joković, Dejan Đonović)
Trouble brews at a wedding.
(Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Karl R Hearne; Writer: Karl R Hearne; Stars: Dale Dickey, Romane Denis, Roc Lafortune, Bruce Ramsay, Jonathan Koensgen)
After a corrupt legal guardian ruins her life, a gran sets out for revenge.
The Invisible Fight (Nähtamatu võitlus)
(Country: Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Finland; Year: 2023; Director: Rainer Sarnet; Writer: Rainer Sarnet; Stars: Ursel Tilk, Ester Kuntu, Indrek Sammul, Kaarel Pogga)
A kung-fu comedy set in an Orthodox Monastery in 1970s Soviet Union.
Out of Competition
(Country: India; Year: 2023; Director: Dr Biju; Writer: Dr Biju; Stars: Tovino Thomas, Nimisha Sajayan, Indrans, V.G.Prakash, Bijibal, Govardhan. B.K, Baby Ishitha Sudheesh, Krishnan Balakrishnan, Saheer Mohammed, Ashok Kumar, Viju Kodungalloor)
Anti-war film set in a future dystopia.
The Magnet Man
(Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Gust Van den Berghe; Writer: Gust Van den Berghe; Stars: Danny Ronaldo, Isolda Dychauk, Bruno Vanden Broecke, Mieke Dobbels, Karel Creemers, Jan Bijvoet, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Wouter Van Lierde, Georges Christen, Eric De Kuyper, Rachel Ponsonby, David Van Keer, Pepijn Ronaldo, Thomas Van Hees, André Colinet)
A man with a magnetic ability finds himself drawn to life in a circus.
The Man From Rome (De Man uit Rome)
(Country: Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Jaap van Heusden; Writer: Jaap van Heusden, Rogier de Blok; Stars: Michele Riondino, Emma Bading, Marie Louise Stheins, Raymond Thiry, Ralf Dexler, Aus Greidanus, Michele Nani, Axel Daeseleire, Bart Slegers, Vincent van der Valk, Janneke Remmers)
A sceptical priest finds his vocation undermined when he becomes entangled in apparently miraculous events.
(Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Emma Dante; Writer: Emma Dante; Stars: Fabrizio Ferracane, Simona Malato, Simone Zambelli, Carmine Maringola, Tiziana Cuticchio, Milena Catalano)
Three sex workers take in an orphan.
Natasha's Dance (De Dans van Natasja)
(Country: Netherlands; Year: 2023; Director: Jos Stelling; Writer: Jos Stelling, Bert Rijkelijkhuizen; Stars: Hadewych Minis, Willem Voogd, Anastasia Weinmar, Bram Reurink, Gene Bervoets, Loek Peters, Michiel Romeyn, Jan Bijvoet)
The tragicomic love story of the unworldly Daantje and the Russian Natasha, a woman socially isolated and scarred by life.
October Metafiction (Haneulyeondal Seumunal)
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Cho Kyu-jun; Writer: Cho Kyu-jun; Stars: Jang Mi-gwan, JO Seo-young, Kwak Jin, Jeong Gu-hyeun)
Isaac, once a celebrated model and actor, is now a part-time worker at the campsite. When a familiar face from his past, Director Quark, reappears, Isaac yearns for a second chance in acting.
Once Again (For The Very First Time)
(Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Boaz Yakin; Writer: Boaz Yakin; Stars: Jeroboam Bozeman, Mecca Verdell, Emma Faith Bullard, Dupree Francois Porter, Tommy Raps, Melvin Taylor II, Ricardo Manigat, Zarrette Rogers, Iroko Anyogu, Kevin Alexis Rivera, Joel Leitch, Brandice Peltier, Jonathan Ridore, Emma Youte, Omar Bullock)
A street dancer and a young spoken-word poet reflect on their lives.
Oxygen Station (Kysneva Stantsiia)
(Country: Ukraine, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia; Year: 2023; Director: Ivan Tymchenko; Writer: Mykhailo Brynykh; Stars: Borys Orlov, Khrystyna Deilyk, Viktor Poltoratskyi, Viacheslav Zhyla, Serhiy Petko, Vasyl Kukharskyi, Olena Vakhrameeva, Edem Ibadullaev, Beso Moistsrapishvili)
Political prisoner and human rights activist Mustafa Dzhemilev is exiled in the Yakutian settlement Zyryanka, where he works at the oxygen station. The prosecutor Ehor Shalandin, who considers Mustafa an enemy of the communist system, travels to Zyryanka as there is an opportunity to eliminate the unbreakable activist. Crimean Tatar woman Safinar, who got to know Mustafa by letters, also travels to Zyryanka to meet in person the living legend of her nation. Who will win this battle?
(Country: Georgia; Year: 2023; Director: Rezo Gigineishvili; Writer: Aleksandr Rodionov, Rezo Gigineishvili; Stars: Aleksandr Filippenko, Olga Makeeva, Inna Churikova, Igor Chernevich, Sergey Gilev)
Tale of a desperately sick Soviet leader who still has a grip on power.
(Country: Israel; Year: 2023; Director: Idan Hubel; Writer: Idan Hubel; Stars: Shiri Gadni, Idit Teperson, Tom Hagi)
After years of failed attempts, Merav finally succeeds in getting pregnant. But the pregnancy comes with unexpected news.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Paula Ortiz; Writer: Javier García Arredondo, Juan Mayorga, Paula Ortiz; Stars: Claudia Traisac, Asier Etxeandia, Greta Fernández, Blanca Portillo, Luis Bermejo, Julia de Castro, Consuelo Trujillo, Urko Olazabal, Ainet Jounou, Núria Florensa, Míriam Escurriola, Miriam Moukhles, Cayetano Fernández)
Spanish mystic and religious reformer Saint Teresa of Jesus awaits the arrival of The Inquisitor.
(Country: Mongolia, Switzerland, Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Batbayar Chogsom; Writer: Batbayar Chogsom; Stars: Erdenetsetseg Enkhbayar, Urtnasan Endenebayar, Samdanpurev Oyunsambuu)
Saran and Naran are young women in their early twenties trying to start a new life in the steppe as nomads. Despite their close bond, both are troubled by a ghost from the past.