Cheltenham International Film Festival 2022
Zalava Zalava
Zalava and Tigers
Abu Omar (Country: Israel, France; Year: 2020; Director: Roy Krispel; Stars: Kais Nashif, Shany Verchik, Miki Leon)
A father strives to transport the body of his baby son from a Tel Aviv hospital (where Omar has succumbed to a heart condition) to the family home in a West Bank village.
As In Heaven (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Tea Lindeburg; Writer: Marie Bregendahl, Tea Lindeburg; Stars: Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakley, Flora Augusta, Kirsten Olesen, Lisbet Dahl, Stine Fischer Christensen, Thure Lindhardt, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Emil Hornemann Juel, Alfred Røssel Læsø, Ingrid Thunbo Ilskov, Ida Hornemann Juel, Villads Røygaard)
One day at the end of the 1800s, 14-year-old Lise’s life is changed forever after her mother experiences problems in labour.
Between Two Worlds (Ouistreham) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Emmanuel Carrère; Writer: Florence Aubenas, Emmanuel Carrère, Hélène Devynck; Stars: Juliette Binoche)
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
Both Sides Of The Blade (Avec amour et acharnement, Fire) (Country: rance; Year: 2021; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Christine Angot, Claire Denis; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Issa Perica, Bulle Ogier, Mati Diop, Hana)
Sara has been in a stable, loving relationship with Jean for years. But then a man from their past reappears and, without warning, an old passion reignites.
The Cemil Show (Country: Turkey; Year: 2021; Director: Baris Sarhan; Stars: Ozan Çelik, Nesrin Cavadzade, Alican Yücesoy)
A security guard in an Istanbul shopping mall longs to become a film actor, and is bitterly disappointed when his bid for a role in the remake of his favourite movie is turned down. Discovering that one of his colleagues is the daughter of actor Turgay Göral, he sees an opportunity to realise his by now all-consuming ambitions.
Shakespeare In Love Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare In Love and Between Two Worlds
The Crying Game (Country: UK, Japan; Year: 1992; Director: Neil Jordan; Writer: Neil Jordan; Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Adrian Dunbar, Breffni McKenna, Joe Savino, Birdy Sweeney, Andrée Bernard, Ralph Brown, Tony Slattery, Jack Carr, Josephine White, Shar Campbell), Trailer
An IRA man questions his ways after befriending a captured soldier, then flees to London and finds himself out of his depth in the soldier's world.
Eiffel (Country: France, Belgium, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Martin Bourboulon; Stars: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, Pierre Deladonchamps, Armande Boulanger)
A biopic of Gustave Eiffel, looking at how the French star engineer, at the height of his fame, overcame his reluctance to build a ‘temporary’ tower for the upcoming Paris World Fair.
Girl Picture (Country: Finland; Year: 2022; Director: Alli Haapasalo; Writer: Ilona Ahti, Daniela Hakulinen; Stars: Oona Airola, Mikko Kauppila, Elias Westerberg, Linnea Leino, Henrikki Haavisto, Fathi Ahmed, Jantsu Puumalainen, Oksana Lommi, Aamu Milonoff, Cécile Orblin, Yasmin Najjar, Amos Brotherus, Pablo Ounaskari, Pietu Wikström, Eleonoora Kauhanen)
Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. In three consecutive Fridays two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she’s never experienced before: pleasure.
Goliath (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Frédéric Tellier; Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Pierre Niney, Emmanuelle Bercot)
In the aftermath of President Macron's U-turn on a glyphosate ban, the stories of lawyer Patrick, victim France and lobbyist Mathias intertwine when the wife of a farmer dead from cancer commits a terrible act of protest.
The Good Boss (El buen patrón) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Fernando León de Aranoa; Writer: Fernando León de Aranoa; Stars: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, María de Nati, Fernando Albizu, Sonia Almarcha, Almudena Amor, Celso Bugallo, Óscar de la Fuente, Mara Guil, Dalit Streett Tejeda, Daniel Chamorro, Yaël Belicha, Tarik Rmili, Martín Páez, Rafa Castejón)
Trouble brews at a factory after a boss finds himself in line for an award for excellence.
Notes On A Scandal Notes On A Scandal
Notes On A Scandal and Private Desert
Hit The Road (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Panah Panahi; Writer: Panah Panahi; Stars: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar)
Drama based around a road trip in a borrowed car.
Huda's Salon (Country: Egypt, Netherlands, Palestinian Territories; Year: 2021; Director: Hany Abu-Assad; Writer: Hany Abu-Assad; Stars: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Samer Bisharat, Kamel El Basha, Omar Abu Amer, Jalal Masarwa, Amira Diab, Nael Kanj, Ziad Jarjoura, Rita Taha, Ibrahim Arafah, Christine Hodaly, Vivien Sansour, Ayloul Lutfi)
A young mum tries to navigate her way out of a blackmail situation, while her attacker also finds herself under unexpected interrogation.
Jump, Darling (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Phil Connell; Writer: Phil Connell, Genevieve Scott; Stars: Cloris Leachman, Linda Kash, Jayne Eastwood, Andrew Bushell, Daniel Jun)
A rookie drag queen, reeling from a break-up, escapes to the country, where he finds his grandmother in steep decline yet desperate to avoid the local nursing home.
Miracle (Miracol) (Country: Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia; Year: 2021; Director: Bogdan George Apetri; Writer: Bogdan George Apetri; Stars: Ioana Bugarin, Emanuel Parvu, Cezar Antal, Ovidiu Crisan, Valeriu Andriuta, Valentin Popescu, Marian Râlea, Nora Covali, Natalia Calin, Catalina Moga, Olimpia Malai, Vasile Muraru, Mircea Postelnicu, Dan Grigoras, Bogdan Farcas)
Divided into two chapters, Miracol follows a young novice as she sneaks out of an isolated convent to attend to an urgent matter. The second part deals with a determined police detective trying to understand what happened to her.
Nitram (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Justin Kurzel; Writer: Shaun Grant; Stars: Essie Davis, Caleb Landry Jones, Anthony LaPaglia, Judy Davis)
Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania are explored in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.
Huda's Salon Huda's Salon
Huda's Salon and Miracle
Nosferatu (Nosferatu eine Symphonie des Grauens, Nosferatu - A Symphony Of Horrors) (Country: Germany; Year: 1922; Director: FW Murnau; Writer: Henrik Galeen; Stars: Max Schreck, Gustav Von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder, Georg Heinrich Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav Botz, Alexander Granach, John Gottowt)
F W Murnau's silent adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Notes On A Scandal (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Richard Eyre; Writer: Patrick Marber, based on the novel by Zoe Heller; Stars: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson, Michael Maloney, Phil Davis, Juno Temple, Tom Georgeson, Stephen Kennedy, Derbhle Crotty, Max Lewis, Joanna Scanlan )
A sexual adventure leads to emotional blackmail in a comprehensive school.
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.
Private Desert (Deserto Particular) (Country: Brazil, Portugal; Year: 2021; Director: Aly Muritiba; Writer: Henrique Dos Santos, Aly Muritiba; Stars: Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Luthero Almeida, Thomas Aquino, Laila Garin, Sandro Guerra, Otavio Linhares, Zezita Matos, Cynthia Senek, Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Luthero Almeida, Thomas Aquino, Laila Garin, Sandro Guerra)
Daniel has been suspended from active police work and is under internal investigation for violence. When Sara, his internet love affair, stops answering his texts he decides to drive north in search of her.
Queen of Glory (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nana Mensah; Writer: Nana Mensah; Stars: Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon KA Adjepong, Adam Leon)
Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.
Girl Picture Girl Picture
Girl Picture and Olga
Reflection (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2021; Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Writer: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Stars: Roman Lutskyi, Dmitriy Sova, Andriy Rymaruk, Vasiliy Kukharskiy, Nika Myslytska, Nadiya Levchenko, Igor Shulha, Andrii Senchuk, Stanislav Aseyev, Oleksandr Danyliuk)
Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces and exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence. On release, he tries to rebuild his life.
Rhino (Nosorih) (Country: Ukraine, Germany, Poland; Year: 2021; Director: Oleh Sentsov; Writer: Oleh Sentsov; Stars: Margo Dumas, Slava Babenkov, Oleksandr Rudynskyy, Alina Zievakova, Serhii Filimonov, Oleg Skripka, Georgiy Povolotskiy, Irina Mak, Yevhen Grygoriev, Lorena Kolibabchuk, Pavlo Shpegun, Evhen Chernykov, Yaroslav Bezkorovayny, Yelyzaveta Tsilyk, Yevhen Svitlychnyi)
Starting out as a petty thief, a young man nicknamed “Rhino” quickly works his way up the criminal hierarchy in 1990s Ukraine. Rhino has only known power and cruelty, but with nothing left to lose, could he finally find a chance at redemption?
Rise (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2022; Director: Cédric Klapisch; Writer: Cédric Klapisch; Stars: Marion Barbeau)
Reeling in the wake of devastating physical and emotional injuries a ballerina Elise slowly rebuilds her life
Shakespeare In Love (Country: US/UK; Year: 1998; Director: John Madden; Writer: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard; Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Firth, Antony Sher, Martin Clunes, Jim Carter, Judi Dench, Mark Williams, Simon Callow, Steve O'Donnell, Tim McMullen, Ben Affleck, Simon Callow)
The young William Shakespeare - suffering writer's block - finds romance provides inspiration.
Tigers (Country: Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Ronnie Sandahl; Writer: Ronnie Sandahl, based on the autobiography by Martin Bengtsson; Stars: Erik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson, Liv Mjönes, Johannes Kuhnke)
The story of young footballer Martin Bengtsson and his time at Inter Milan.
Both Sides Of The Blade Both Sides Of The Blade
Both Sides Of The Blade and The Crying Game
Tom Medina (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2021; Director: Tony Gatlif; Stars: David Murgia, Slimane Dazi, Karoline Rose Sun, Suzanne Aubert)
An enigmatic petty criminal, is sent by a juvenile court to work on a farm in France’s beautiful and mysterious Camargue. Dreaming of going to Spain to work with bulls, he becomes an apprentice to a wise horse-wrangler called Ulysse, and tries to reinvent himself.
Vampyr (Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey, Vampyr - The Strange Adventure Of Allan Gray, Castle Of Doom, Adventures Of David Gray, Not Against The Flesh) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 1932; Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer; Writer: Christen Jul, based on the novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Stars: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko)
A young occultist stumbles upon a French village shrouded in fog and haunted by a vampire.
Waiting For Bojangles (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Régis Roinsard; Stars: Romain Duris, Virginie Efira, Solan Machado Graner)
The life of a crazy family as seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Gary, where adults have remained children and children become adults too quickly and everybody loves legendary dancer Bojangles.
Where Is Anne Frank? (Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel; Year: 2021; Director: Ari Folman; Writer: Anne Frank; Stars: Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Nell Barlow, Skye Bennett, Sebastian Croft, Stewart Scudamore, Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Nell Barlow, Skye Bennett, Sebastian Croft, Stewart Scudamore)
Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend and who her diary was dedicated, wakes up in the near future and embarks on a journey to find Anne, who she believes is still alive.
The World After Us (Le monde après nous) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Louda Ben Salah; Stars: Louise Chevillotte, Jacques Nolot, Saadia Bentaïeb, Aurélien Gabrielli, Louise Chevillotte, Jacques Nolot, Saadia Bentaïeb, Aurélien Gabrielli)
When penniless young writer Labidi meets Elisa he knows she’s the one for him. But Paris is expensive.
The Good Boss The Good Boss
The Good Boss and Vampyr
You Resemble Me (Tu Me Ressembles) (Country: US, France, Egypt; Year: 2021; Director: Dina Amer; Writer: Dina Amer, Omar Mullick; Stars: Lorenza Grimaudo, Ilonna Grimaudo, Grégoire Colin, Sabrina Ouazani, Zinedine Soualem, Dina Amer, Mouna Soualem, Hedi Bouchenafa, Tania Dessources, Nassima Benchicou, Elodie Rouprêt, Sana Sri, Nassima Benichou, Djino Grimaudo, Romain Royet)
Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris.
Zalava (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Arsalan Amiri; Writer: Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahramalian, Ida Panahandeh; Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin)
In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village claim there is a demon among them. When sergeant arrests the exorcist, the villagers fear and anger escalates.

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