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Amparo (Country: Colombia, Sweden, Qatar, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Simón Mesa Soto; Writer: Simón Mesa Soto; Stars: John Montoya, Luciana Gallego, Diego Alejandro Tobûn, Sandra Melissa Torres, John Montoya, Luciana Gallego, Diego Alejandro Tobûn, Sandra Melissa Torres)
Colombia 1998, Amparo, a single mother, struggles to free her teenage son after he is drafted by the army and assigned to a war zone.
Feathers (Country: Egypt, Netherlands, Greece, France; Year: 2021; Director: Omar El Zohairy; Writer: Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy; Stars: Samy Bassouny, Mohamed Abd El Hady, Fady Mina Fawzy, Demyana Nassar, Abo Sefen Nabil Wesa)
When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone...
The Gravedigger's Wife (La Femme du fossoyeur) (Country: Finland, Germany, France; Year: 2021; Director: Khadar Ahmed; Writer: Khadar Ahmed; Stars: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim, Samaleh Ali Obsieh, Hamdi Ahmed Omar, Awa Ali Nour, Amina Ayanleh)
Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son Mahad. However they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive operation to treat chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how will they find the money to save Nasra and can they keep the family together?
Libertad (Country: Spain, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Clara Roquet; Writer: Clara Roquet; Stars: Nora Navas, Maria Rodríguez Soto, Maria Morera Colomer, Vicky Peña)
Nora's quiet life is turned upside down when, during her summer holidays, this naive 15-year old comes across Libertad, also 15. This new, intense friendship between the two utterly different girls will guide them towards adolescence.
Olga (Country: France, Switzerland, Ukraine; Year: 2021; Director: Elie Grappe; Writer: Raphaëlle Desplechin, Elie Grappe; Stars: Stéphanie Chuat, Aleksandr Mavrits, Philippe Schuler, Bernd Würch)
2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland - where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics - and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan unrest.
A Radiant Girl (Une Jeune Fille Qui Va Bien) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Sandrine Kiberlain; Writer: Sandrine Kiberlain; Stars: Rebecca Marder, Françoise Widhoff, André Marcon, Anthony Bajon, Ben Attal, India Hair, Cyril Metzger, Léa Rostain, Florence Viala, Jean Chevalier, Lucie Gallo)
Paris, summer 1942. Irene is Jewish and French. She is 19 and living a life of passions - Her friendships, her new love, her desire to be an actress. Nothing suggests that Irene's time is running out.
Small Body (Piccolo Corpo) (Country: Italy, France, Slovenia; Year: 2021; Director: Laura Samani; Writer: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani; Stars: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri)
Italy, 1900. Young Agata’s baby is stillborn and so condemned to Limbo. Agata hears about a place in the mountains, where infants can be brought back to life for just one breath, to baptise them and save their soul. She undertakes a voyage with her daughter’s small body hidden in a box and meets Lynx, a solitary boy who offers to help her.
Softie (Petite Nature) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Samuel Theis; Writer: Samuel Theis; Stars: Ilario Gallo, Izïa Higelin, Melissa Olexa, Antoine Reinartz, Aliocha Reinert, Jade Schwartz)
Things change for a sensitive youngster from a deprived area after a new teacher takes over his class.
Zero Fucks Given (Rien à foutre) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Julie Lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre; Writer: Julie Lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre; Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jonathon Sawdon, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Mara Taquin, Alexandre Perrier)
Cassandra is a flight attendant for a low-cost airline. Based in Lanzarote, she’s always willing to take on extra hours and carries out her duties with robotic efficiency. On the side, she just goes with the flow and floats between Tinder, parties and lazy days. When she suddenly gets dismissed, she is forced to return home. Will Cassandre find the force to confront what she was running away from?