Madly and Mother
(Country: Norway, Iraq; Year: 2015; Director: Halkawt Mustafa; Writer: Anders Fagerholt, Halkawt Mustafa; Stars: Wrya Ahmed, Dana Ahmes, Kamaran Raoof, Rozhin Sharifi)
Alan and Gona are in love, but Gona's father won’t approve their union because Alan is a little person. So, Alan hits the road with his brother, traveling from their small Iraqi village to the Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid. The plan: meet Cristiano Ronaldo, and earn the blessing of Gona’s father.
North America premiere
Icaros: A Vision
(Country: US, Peru; Year: 2016; Director: Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi; Writer: Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi; Stars: Filippo Timi, Ana Cecilia Stieglitz, Iker Amaya, Taylor Marie Milton, Micaela Helvetica Saxer, Michael Intile, Guillermo Arévalo, Arman Pardisi, Benedict de Bocos, Alan Shoemaker, Ronald Suarez, Don Ricardo Torres Ríos, Jorge Manuel Pérez Ramírez, Lurdes Valles, Arturo Izquierdo)
An American woman in search of a miracle embarks on an adventure in the Peruvian Amazon.
(Country: Israel, Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Udi Aloni; Writer: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar; Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki, Adeeb Safadi, Tarik Kopty, Sameh 'Saz' Zakout, Ayed Fadel, Hisham Suliman, Mariam Abu Khaled, Michael Moshonov, Maisa Abd Elhadi)
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Junction 48 charts the musical ambitions of Kareem, an aspiring rapper from the town of Lod.
(Country: US, UK, Japan, Australia, India, Argentina, Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Gael García Bernal, Anurag Kashyap, Natasha Khan, Sebastián Silva, Sion Sono, Mia Wasikowska; Writer: Gael García Bernal, Anurag Kashyap, Natasha Khan, Sebastián Silva, Sion Sono, Mia Wasikowska; Stars: Radhika Apte, Kathryn Beck, Tamsin Topolski, Satyadeep Misra, Yuki Sakurai, Justina Bustos, Ami Tomite, Tarô Suwa, Adarsh Gourav, Mariko Tsutsui, Pablo Seijo, Lex Santos)
An international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations.
Opening film. World premiere
(Country: Estonia; Year: 2016; Director: Kadri Kõusaar; Writer: Leana Jalukse, Al Wallcat; Stars: Endla Härm, Kalju Johannes Härm, Katrin Kalma, Merle Kiivet, Liis Laigna, Rea Lest, Siim Maaten, Märten Matsu, Getter Meresmaa, Margus Mikomägi, Marin Mägi, Tiina Mälberg, Andres Noormets, Jaan Pehk, Jaak Prints)
This darkly comic, crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the full time caretaker of her comatose son, Lauri, and the locals, who are abuzz with rumours about who shot Lauri and why. But in this tight-knit town, where everyone seems to know everyone and everything except for what’s right under their nose, the world’s clumsiest crime may go unsolved.
The Tenth Man and Junction 48
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Christian Tafdrup; Writer: Christian Tafdrup; Stars: Søren Malling, Bodil Jørgensen, Christian Tafdrup, Elliott Crosset Hove, Anton Honik, Miri Ann Beuschel, Emilia Imperatore Bjørnvad)
Parents follows Kjelde and Vibeke, two empty-nesters who find themselves unable to let go of the past. Stripped of their identity without their son, who recently moved away to college, they attempt to reclaim their youthful vigor by moving back into the old apartment where they first fell in love.
(Country: Italy; Year: 2016; Director: Paolo Genovese; Writer: Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Kasia Smutniak, Marco Giallini, Valerio Mastandrea, Anna Foglietta, Edoardo Leo, Giuseppe Battiston)
During a dinner party, three couples and a bachelor decide to play a dangerous game with their cell phones.
The Tenth Man (El rey del Once)
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Burman; Writer: Daniel Burman; Stars: Dan Breitman, Elisa Carricajo, Elvira Onetto, Usher Raymond, Alan Sabbagh, Adrián Stoppelman, Julieta Zylberberg)
Ariel is summoned to Buenos Aires by his distant father, who runs a Jewish aid foundation in El Once, the bustling Jewish neighborhood where he spent his youth.
North American premiere