Beginning won the Golden Shell Beginning won the Golden Shell

The 2020 edition of the festival ran from September 18 to 26, with a 30 per cent reduction in screenings and a portion of the festival being held online. The festival's Official Selection will open with Woody Allen's romantic comedy Rifkin's Festival - which is set against a backdrop of the event itself. The Golden Shell was won by Dea Kulumbegashvili's Beginning.

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Herself
Herself
A domestic abuse survivor tries to build a new life - and home - for her kids.
The World To Come
The World To Come
In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. But a friendship with the wife of a new neighbour leads to trouble.
I Never Cry
I Never Cry
A woman travels to Ireland to repatriate her father's body after he dies in a workplace accident.
Supernova
Supernova
Old friends Sam and Tusker go on a road trip to make the most of their time together two years after Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
Yellow Cat
Yellow Cat
An ex-con goes on the run with his new-found love, while chasing his dream of opening a cinema.
Memories Of My Father
Memories Of My Father
The life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the violent Medellin of the 70s.
Rosa's Wedding
Rosa's Wedding
Rosa, about to turn 45, realises that she has always lived for others, so she decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up, leave it all and grab hold of the reins of her life.
Spring Blossom
Spring Blossom
A bored teenager finds herself torn between the love of an older man and her adolescence.
The Father
The Father
Anthony is 80 years old. He lives alone in London and refuses the caregivers that his daughter tries to impose upon him. Yet his need for help is becoming more pressing.
The Mole Agent
The Mole Agent
When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83-year-old man who becomes a new resident – and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.
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