A Storm Foretold
Christoffer Guldbrandsen's long-awaited film about Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is a chilling report from the rotten core of power, ahead of the riot on Capitol Hill.
Christoffer Guldbrandsen / Denmark / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
A Tiger in Paradise
A surreal journey into singer José González's inner world of thoughts and shadows. Staged with dark humour in the picturesque Swedish countryside around his home with Ruben Östlund's regular creative partners behind the camera.
Mikel Cee Karlsson / Sweden / 2023 / 78 min / World Premiere
A thought-provoking film that looks at the phenomenon of work in the 21st century with the razor sharp X-ray vision and equally sharp humour. From Kuwait to Korea, from the US to Europe, and from nine to five - with Swedish mastermind Erik Gandini behind the camera.
Erik Gandini / Sweden, Italy, Norway / 2023 / 81 min / World Premiere
An eye-opening drama about a Chinese immigrant and a Central African sand fisherman in their pursuit of wealth and happiness during a civil war.
Ningyi Sun, Pascale Appora-Gnekindy / Central African Republic, China / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
Generous and imaginative film about the inner life of houseplants, which takes other life forms seriously with creative and artistic originality. A film that expands our consciousness and opens up new paths of thought and action.
Jesse McLean / United States / 2023 / 72 min / World Premiere
Dark and monumental film from Belarus, where corruption and a brutal military culture push young people to choose sides. A film in two tracks, from rave parties in heavy industrial wastelands to the neo-nationalism of post-Soviet society.
Alexander Mihalkovich, Hanna Badziaka / Sweden, Ukraine, Norway / 2023 / 92 min / World Premiere
On the Edge
A young doctor with an exemplary humanist spirit fights a brave battle to hold together the run-down Paris hospital where he works – and to hold his patients together in the process.
Nicolas Peduzzi / France / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
Songs of Earth
The mountainous landscapes of Norway provide the monumental backdrop for the cinematic nature experience of the year. A magnificent, existential journey with the filmmaker's parents as its human yardstick, and with the primordial forces of the earth looming in the bedrock.
Margreth Olin / Norway / 2023 / 90 min / World 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 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
Theatre of Violence
An epic and unshakeable drama of guilt and punishment. Former Ugandan child soldier Dominic Ongwen is both executioner and victim in a sober courtroom drama about crimes against humanity that upends on the very foundations of morality.
Emil Langballe, Lukasz Konopa / Denmark, Germany / 2023 / 104 min / World Premiere
The first major film about the Chinese surveillance state is a disturbing tale of technology, (self-)censorship and abuse of power in the 21st century. Two families fight for justice from within the digital prison.
Jialing Zhang / Germany, Netherlands / 2023 / 97 min / World Premiere
The human comedy unfolds in an aesthetically uncompromising and unmistakably Nordic saga in 24 chapters. A film that probes the Scandinavian mind in the dark months with dark humour and a sociological gaze.
Carl Olsson / Sweden / 2023 / 82 min / World Premiere