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Animalia
Animalia
A young, pregnant woman finds emancipation as aliens land in Morocco.
Sorcery
Sorcery
On the remote island of Chiloé in the late 19th century, an indigenous girl named Rosa lives and works with her father on a farm. When the foreman brutally turns on Rosa’s father, she sets out for justice, seeking help from the king of a powerful organisation of sorcerers.
Àma Gloria
Àma Gloria
Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria must return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.
The Invisible Fight
The Invisible Fight
A kung-fu comedy set in an Orthodox Monastery in 1970s Soviet Union.
Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes
A TV show looking into the mysterious disappearance of an actor leads a director on a journey into his own past while making discoveries in the present.
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
When Dutch patriarch and plantation owner Jan dies suddenly in Indonesia, his son arrives from Europe with plans for radical change. But when Jan’s will puts his Indonesian concubine Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be futile and blood thicker than water.
Blaga's Lessons
Blaga's Lessons
A woman's moral compass starts to slip after she is conned out of her savings by a phone scammer.
Disco Boy
Disco Boy
The destinies of a man who has joined the Foreign Legion and another in the Niger Delta intersect.
Drift
Drift
Refugee Jacqueline, alone and penniless on a Greek island embarks on a friendship with a tour guide.
Io Capitano
Io Capitano
Two Senegalese teenagers try to realise their dream of a new life in Europe.
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Thessaloniki International Film Festival Features

'I only wanted to make another film if it was really close to my heart'
Àma Gloria director Marie Amachoukeli on her child's eye view of the world
Mum's the word
Spiros Jacovides and Ziad Semaan on building tragicomedy Black Stone around a formidable matriarch.
In search of liberty
Rodrigo Moreno on freedom and character development in The Delinquents
Collecting signs
Nate Carlson on Alexander Payne’s multiple Oscar-nominated The Holdovers
Unconscious symbolism
Wendy Chuck on Alexander Payne’s multiple Golden Globe-winning The Holdovers
Warwick Thornton's practical magic
The New Boy director on working with children, animals and just one camera
Taking flight
Alexander Payne on WC Fields, Artie Shaw and The Holdovers composer Mark Orton
Evolution of The New Boy
Warwick Thornton on gender flipping his film, religion and spirituality and the slippery significance of snakes
What’s in a name?
Alexander Payne on Paul Giamatti, Carrie Preston, Westward The Women and The Holdovers
Natural-born storytellers
Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar shortlisted Four Daughters
From the inside out
Wendy Chuck on Alexander Payne’s multiple Golden Globe-nominated The Holdovers
Command performance
Naqqash Khalid on modern masculinity, blank slates and 'anti-acting' in his debut In Camera
Space and time
Stefanie Kolk on her approach to the grieving process in Melk
Always within her
Elene Naveriani on the recognition of beauty and Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Double jeopardy
Karoline Lyngbye on mixing it up in Superposition
Symbolism in the frame
Susanna Fogel on Emilia Jones, Nicholas Braun, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis and Cat Person
Summoning and questioning the past
Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters
Truth and nail
Christos Nikou on technology, love and Eighties synthpop in Fingernails
'Life in general is a matter of freedom'
Tommaso Santambrogio tells us about his debut Oceans Are The Real Continents
Place in time
Yui Kiyohara on Yukiko Iioka, Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone In Love and Remembering Every Night
A smouldering story
Thomas Schubert on imposter syndrome and tonal ambiguity in Afire
Animal's instincts
Sofia Exarchou on capitalism, identity and performance in her latest film
Targets of desire
Christian Petzold on An Affair To Remember, summers and Afire
Scrutinising a killer obsession
Red Rooms director on cyber-security, new media, and the Fincher influence
In his mind
Christian Petzold on summer movies and Afire
From reality to animation
Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach on making room for happy accidents in Chicken For Linda!
Rights and wrongs
Amjad Al Rasheed on patriarchal structures and female empowerment in Inshallah A Boy
Waves of emotion
Domien and Wendy Huyghe talk about wrapping a tale of grief within an adventure in Sea Sparkle
Twin challenges
Gentian Koçi and Blerina Hankollari on the risks and rewards of making A Cup Of Coffee And New Shoes On
Found in translation
Anne Azoulay and Dovile Kundrotaite talk about language challenges and working with children in Remember To Blink
Adopting different perspectives
Austeja Urbaite on crafting a psychological battleground in Remember To Blink
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