Acasa, My Home and The Truffle Hunters
Acasa, My Home
(Country: Romania; Year: 2020; Director: Radu Ciorniciuc)
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents lived in perfect harmony with nature for 20 years – until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city.
The Earth Is Blue As An Orange
(Country: Ukraine, Lithuania; Year: 2020; Director: Iryna Tsilyk)
To cope with the daily trauma of living in a warzone, Anna and her children make a film together about their life among surreal surroundings.
(Country: Austria, France; Year: 2020; Director: Hubert Sauper)
Cuba is well known as a so-called time capsule. The place where the New World was discovered has become both a romantic vision and a warning. With ongoing global cultural and financial upheavals, large parts of the world could face a similar kind of existence.
(Year: 2020; Director: Diana Neille, Richard Poplak; Writer: South Africa, Canada)
Charting the recent advancements in weaponised communication by investigating the rise and fall of the world's most notorious public relations and reputation management firm: the British multinational Bell Pottinger.
Into The Deep
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Emma Sullivan)
In 2016, a young Australian filmmaker began documenting amateur inventor Peter Madsen. One year in, Madsen brutally murdered Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine. An unprecedented revelation of a killer and the journey his young helpers take as they reckon with their own complicity and prepare to testify.
The Painter And The Thief and Epicentro
The Mole Agent
(Country: Chile; Year: 2020; Director: Maite Alberdi)
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.
Once Upon A Time In Venezuela
(Country: Venezuela, UK, Brazil, Austria; Year: 2020; Director: Anabel Rodriguez Rios; Writer: Anabel Rodriguez Rios)
Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador was prosperous, alive with fisherman and poets. Now it is decaying and disintegrating – a small but prophetic reflection of Venezuela itself.
The Painter And The Thief
(Country: Norway; Year: 2020; Director: Benjamin Ree)
An artist befriends the drug addict and thief who stole her paintings and an unusual relationship begins
The Reason I Jump
(Country: US, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Jerry Rothwell; Writer: Naoki Higashida)
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
World premiere. Day One film
(Country: Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Susanne Regina Meures)
Amjad, a young, fearless woman from Saudi Arabia, is tired of being controlled by the state and patronised by her family. With an arranged marriage imminent, a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Amjad decides to escape. An unprecedented view inside the world's most repressive patriarchy.
The Reason I Jump and Once Upon A Time In Venezuela
(Country: Kenya; Year: 2020; Director: Sam Soko)
Boniface Mwangi is daring and audacious, and recognised as Kenya's most provocative photojournalist. But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil between him and his wife Njeri. When he wants to run for political office, he is forced to choose: country or family?
The Truffle Hunters
(Country: Italy, US, Greece; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw)
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.