Cheltenham International Film Festival 2020
Paradise Paradise
Paradise and Running To The Sky
Antigone (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Sophie Deraspe; Writer: Sophie Deraspe; Stars: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Sebastien Beaulac, Nour Belkhiria, Hakim Brahimi, Lise Castonguay, Eric Clark, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Paul Doucet, Benoît Gouin, Rachida Oussaada, Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers)
In helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone defies the authorities: the police, the judiciary, the penal system and the father of her friend Haemon. Brilliant and, until now, blameless, the teenage girl feels the grip of power tightening around her.
Balloon (Qiqui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Pema Tseden; Stars: Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso)
A Tibetan family's peaceful life is stirred up by a condom.
The Beautiful Game (Det Vakra Spelet) (Year: 2019; Director: Olof Berglind; Stars: Odilon Kossounou)
A documentary about a teenager from the Ivory Coast who is taken to Sweden to be trained as a professional footballer.
Beyond The Horizon (Le Milieu De L'Horizon) (Country: Switzerland, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Delphine Lehericey; Writer: Roland Buti, Joanne Giger, Joanne Giger, Delphine Lehericey; Stars: Clémence Poésy, Laetitia Casta, Fred Hotier, Patrick Descamps, Thibaut Evrard, Michaël Bier, Luc Bruchez, Guillaume Lemarre, Lisa Harder, Clémence Poésy, Laetitia Casta, Fred Hotier, Patrick Descamps, Thibaut Evrard, Michaël Bier)
Summer 76, there's a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and son of a farmer sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He's living the end of a world.
Cleo (Year: 2019; Director: Eva Cools; Stars: Anna Franziska Jaeger, Roy Aernouts, Natali Broods, Yolande Moreau)
A teenager struggling to process the death of her parents in a car crash becomes involved with an older man who has a devastating secret.
Cunningham Cunningham
Cunningham and Son-Mother
Cook, F**k, Kill (Kokka, kepi, killi) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2019; Director: Mira Fornay; Writer: Mira Fornay; Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Petra Fornayová, Regina Rázlová, Jan Alexander, Jazmína Cigánková)
Absurdist drama about a man who is obsessed with sex and cooking... and is also a perpetrator of domestic violence.
Darkness (Buio) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Emanuela Rossi; Writer: Claudio Corbucci, Emanuela Rossi; Stars: Valerio Binasco, Denise Tantucci, Gaia Bocci, Valerio Binasco, Denise Tantucci, Gaia Bocci)
It’s the story of Stella, a young girl living with her father and two little sisters in an isolated house with bolted windows. A solar explosion has made it impossible to go outside, food is scarce and you have to fight for survival – at least that’s what their father tells them.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Simon Bird; Writer: Lisa Owens, Joff Winterhart; Stars: Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, Monica Dolan, Nathanael Saleh, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Earl Cave, Lesley Harcourt, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Stuart Whelan, Patrick Holly, Olivia Buckland, George Wilkins, George Mizen, Alex Ashman)
A single librarian tries to reconnect with her introverted son.
Kuessipan (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Myriam Verreault; Stars: Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao, Yamie Grégoire, Étienne Galloy, Cédrick Ambroise, Caroline Vachon, Mike Innu Papu McKenzie, Douglas Grégoire, Brigitte Poupart)
The lifelong friendship between two young Innu women bis tested when both become pregnant - one by a local man and the other by a white man who plans to take her away from the reservation where they live.
Nobadi Nobadi
Nobadi and Supernova
Lost Transmissions (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Katharine O'Brien; Writer: Katharine O'Brien; Stars: Juno Temple, Alexandra Daddario, Simon Pegg, Rosanna Arquette, Bria Vinaite, Tao Okamoto, Robert Schwartzman, Rebecca Hazlewood, Grant Harvey, Jamie Harris, Danny Ramirez, Nana Ghana, Jacob Loeb, Jonathan Ohye, Corey Mendell Parker)
After famed record producer Theo Ross goes off his schizophrenia meds, introverted songwriter Hannah dedicates herself to getting him the help he needs, perhaps at the cost of her own dreams.
Lucania (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Gigi Roccati; Stars: Giovanni Capalbo, Angela Fontana, Pippo Delbono, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov)
A mute peasant girl with second sight helps her father take on the thugs who want their land.
Nevia (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Nunzia De Stefano; Stars: Pietro Ragusa, Gianfranco Gallo, Pietro Ragusa, Gianfranco Gallo)
A rebellious teenager views the arrival of a circus as an opportunity for change.
Nobadi (Country: Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Karl Markovics; Writer: Karl Markovics; Stars: Heinz Trixner, Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh, Konstanze Dutzi, Maria Fliri, Simone Fuith, Edmund Jäger, Julia Schranz, Sven Sorring, Heinz Trixner, Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh, Konstanze Dutzi, Maria Fliri, Simone Fuith, Edmund Jäger, Julia Schranz)
A grumpy pensioner hires a migrant from Afghanistan to bury his dead dog.
One More Jump (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Manu Gerosa; Stars: Abdallah Enshsi, Jehad Abo Sultan, Aisha Abo Sultan)
A documentary about a Palestinian parkour team.
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago and The Space Between The Lines
Paradise (Paradise - Una nuova vita) (Country: Italy, Slovenia; Year: 2019; Director: Davide Del Degan; Writer: Del Degan, Andrea Magnani; Stars: Vincenzo Nemolato, Giovanni Calcagno, Katarina CasDavide)
A Sicilian slushie vendor is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing
Rounds (Country: Bulgaria, Serbia; Year: 2019; Director: Stephan Komandarev; Writer: Stephan Komandarev, Simeon Ventsislavov; Stars: Aleksandar Aleksiev, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki, Stefan Denolyubov, Stoyan Doychev, Gerasim Georgiev, Anastasia Ingilizova, Irini Jambonas, Pavel Popandov, Nikolai Urumov, Vasil Vasilev-Zueka, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki, Stefan Denolyubov)
Sofia, November 9th, 2019. Night. As the country prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the regime change in Bulgaria, three police patrol cars roam the streets of the sleeping city.
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rob Christopher)
A documentary that brings to life Barry Gifford’s autobiographical collection The Roy Stories, capturing a childhood in a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word.
Running To The Sky (Jo Kuluk) (Country: Kyrgyzstan; Year: 2019; Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov; Writer: Ernest Abdyjaparov, Mirlan Abdykalykov; Stars: Temirlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov, Meerim Atantaeva)
In a beautiful mountain village in Kyrgyzstan, a 12-year-old is fiercely loyal to a father brought low by drink and divorce. The kid can run faster than anyone else in school and his ability might be the key to the family’s salvation, especially given the prizes in some local races
Scheme Birds (Country: Sweden, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin; Writer: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin)
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.
White Riot White Riot
White Riot and Lost Transmissions
Son-Mother (Country: Iran, Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi; Writer: Mohammad Rasoulof; Stars: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri, Reza Behboodi)
Hard working widow, Leila, is tirelessly trying to provide for her infant daughter and 12 year-old-son, Amir. A marriage proposal from kind hearted Kazem could be the solution to all of her financial troubles. Unfortunately, as Kazem has a young daughter of his own, tradition dicates that Amir will be unable to live with them.
The Space Between The Lines (Gut Gegen Nordwind) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Vanessa Jopp; Writer: Jane Ainscough, based on the book by Daniel Glattauer; Stars: Claudia Eisinger, Alexander Fehling, Piet Fuchs)
An accidental meeting online turns into a lengthy correspondence that comes to feel more and more important to the two people involved.
Stitches (Country: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2019; Director: Miroslav Terzić; Stars: Snezana Bogdanovic, Marko Bacovic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Vesna Trivalic, Dragana Varagic)
Ana believes that she and other Serbian women have had their newborn babies stolen from them to be given up for illegal adoption for money. She sets out on a quest.
Supernova (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Bartosz Kruhlik; Writer: Bartosz Kruhlik; Stars: Marek Braun, Marcin Hycnar, Marcin Zarzeczny, Agnieszka Skibicka, Anna Mrozowska, Michal Pawlik, Pawel Koslik, Dariusz Dluzewski, Malgorzata Witkowska, Jerzy Janeczek, Hubert Podgórski, Wiktor Korzeniowski, Mateusz Korsak, Tomasz Zaród, Tomira Kowalik)
Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives.
Walking On Water (Country: Italy, US, Germany, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2018; Director: Andrey Paounov)
An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations.
Scheme Birds Scheme Birds
Scheme Birds and Cook, F**k, Kill
White Riot (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Rubika Shah; Writer: Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah)
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.

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