Now in its second year since its rebirth, the festival opened with documentary Calc Blanca, Negro Carbon on October 24. It will close on November 3 with its prize winners.

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Alice, a happy and perfect wife and mother has her life turned upside down when she discovers her husband is living a secret life.
The Truth
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
A Shelter Among the Clouds
A Shelter Among the Clouds
A goatherd finds his life thrown out of balance by the arrival of his siblings and a stranger from the city.
Naples In Veils
Naples In Veils
A woman whose lover is killed, begins to glimpse a man who looks like his doppelganger.
The Domain
The Domain
Chronicle of a Portugese family who own a large estate on the banks of the Tagus, tracking them down the decades.
You Deserve A Lover
You Deserve A Lover
After Rémi's infidelity, Lila, who loved him more than anything, has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to soul-search and try to understand his mistakes. There, he lets her know that their love story is not over.
Zero Impunity
Zero Impunity
Hybrid documentary exploring the use of rape and sexual violence in global conflict.
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields
Documentary spanning six years in the life of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene.
Flesh Out
Flesh Out
Verida is due to marry in three months. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she has to put on a lot of weight to appeal to her husband. The weight gain process gets harder as it progresses, and Verida begins to ask herself if this is what she really wants.
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Mostra De Valencia Features

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Michela Occhipinti on Flesh Out and Open Roads: New Italian Cinema

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Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

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