A dark film from the hard core of the Colombian queer community, haunted by the ghosts of its young dead. A generational portrait painted on a pitch black canvas, and one of the great cinematic breakthroughs of the last year.
Theo Montoya / Colombia, France / 2022 / 74 min
Behind the camera during Hollywood's sex scenes in an eye-opening and engaging film-about-film that sheds light on the rotten sides of the film world with wit and bite. A must-see for any serious cineast.
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan / United States / 2022 / 86 min
A sensory film from the twilight between two worlds. In a village on Mexico's southern coast, a small community lives in a complex, spiritual bond with nature's animals.
Daniel Ulacia Balmaseda, Ginan Seidl / Germany / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
De humani corporis fabrica
Two of the most radically innovative minds of contemporary cinema are back with an experience unlike anything seen on screen: A high-tech moving image work shot inside the human body.
Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor / France / 2022 / 115 min
One of Danish documentary's most original voices is back in the US with a new hybrid film in which five American teenagers from a small town in Arizona are invited to participate in a performative performance of their own stories and dreams.
Jon Bang Carlsen / Denmark, Estonia, Norway / 2022 / 76 min
A knockout hit of a youth film based on the cast's own lives in a mix of fiction and documentary that has been a success in Norwegian cinemas.
Jon Haukeland / Norway / 2022 / 85 min / International Premiere
One of the sensations at this year's Sundance Film Festival was this candid, taboo-breaking in-your-face depiction of life as a black, transgender sex worker in New York and Atlanta.
D. Smith / United States / 2023 / 73 min
A Swedish woman goes to San Francisco and becomes a sex worker in the city's lively underground scene. Narrated as a cinematic diary with a raw, honest and unfiltered authenticity.
Tove Pils / Sweden / 2023 / 95 min / International Premiere
Can love exist without madness? An ultra-intense, high-speed (self-)portrait of four women exploring the darkest corners of love without a filter. Hard, brutal and real – to a score by electro-queen Eartheater.
Emily Norling / Sweden, Norway / 2023 / 80 min / World Premiere
A Korean TV show evolves into a colourful parallel universe during another lockdown in an imaginative film co-directed by artist Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi.
Mika Rottenberg , Mahyad Tousi / United States / 2022 / 92 min
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
A group of women sit in a steaming hot sauna and exchange stories. A beautiful, unsentimental film about femininity, solidarity and the very special community of sauna culture across ages and body shapes, captured with an unusual intimacy.
Anna Hints / Estonia, France, Iceland / 2023 / 89 min / European Premiere
Being in a documentary can change your life forever, and not always for the better. Drawing on some of the greatest successes of recent times, 'Subject' lets the cast speak for themselves in a film about ethics, trauma and ambiguous truths.
Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera / United States / 2022 / 97 min
The Group Crit
A social experiment spins out of control at an art school in Norway, where the students take part in a role play that uses humour and satirical bites to discuss the political currents in contemporary art – literally.
Sille Storihle / Norway / 2023 / 72 min / International Premiere
Four asylum seekers reenact their conversations with the authorities in a role-playing game that reverses the roles. What happens when your future depends on your ability to tell your own life story in a convincing way?
Lisa Gerig / Switzerland / 2023 / 81 min / World Premiere
The Last Year of Darkness
Bass-heavy and neon-coloured portrait of the alternative Chinese youth in a country in constant state of change that now threatens the underground club Funky Town. A haven for outsiders who live every weekend like it's their last – and it might soon be.
Benjamin Mullinkosson / China, United States / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
The Other Profile
An elementally suspenseful and completely unpredictable detective story from Kinshasa, where a French film director has to find his own double. A film about virtual identities in a post-colonial century.
Armel Hostiou / France / 2023 / 82 min / World Premiere
Lawyer and activist Aaju Peter fights her own and other indigenous peoples' struggle for recognition in a world where colonialism is not a thing of the past. But at the same time, she struggles with her own demons and traumas in a film that tells her story.
Lin Alluna / Denmark, Greenland, Canada / 2023 / 92 min / European Premiere
A documentary maker from Norwegian TV meets resistance when she contacts a group of activists in good faith to tell a story that is not her own at all. Witty and well-crafted satire that pokes at one of the sore spots of our times.
Ane Hjort Guttu / Norway / 2023 / 92 min / World Premiere