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
21-year-old queer artist Gena looks like a visitor from another planet in her hometown in the far reaches of Russia, where she challenges everyone with her extravagant, homemade costumes – but her lone rebellion comes at a high price.
Agniia Galdanova / United States, France / 2023 / 98 min / International Premiere
Silent Sun of Russia
Dark and artistically uncompromising debut film about three young Russian women of the alternative generation who dream of a modern life of freedom but find themselves trapped.
Sybilla Tuxen / Denmark / 2023 / 80 min / World Premiere
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
A furious, iconoclastic attack on power and the media in a modern France where Islamophobia has become mainstream and inequality is growing from the suburbs to the boulevards.
Joseph Paris / France / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
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
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
Grief, loss and superheroes. A young director's brave film about his family and two adult brothers as they try to break the ice and delve into the family's past to finally reach each other.
Christian Einshøj, Christian Einshøj / Denmark / 2023 / 87 min / World Premiere
The Tuba Thieves
A series of mysterious tuba thefts plagued the music schools of Southern California for years. The mystery continues to rumble in this laid-back and playful hybrid film from Los Angeles by a d/Deaf director who uses sign language and subtitles creatively.
Alison O’Daniel / United States / 2023 / 91 min / International 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