Unique, cinematic autofiction based on 25 years of footage from the director's own life and inner cosmos. The relationship with the love of his youth is the anchor that makes this one of the great love stories of the year.
Giovanni Bucchieri / Sweden / 2023 / 101 min
A Little Love Package
An exquisitely cinematic city walk around Vienna, where two friends must try to find a home for one of them. Every frame is a delight in a film that is neither documentary nor fiction, but plays its game without rules.
Gaston Solnicki / Austria, Argentina / 2022 / 80 min
Parisian nouvelle vague magic in a modern film made by a collective of friends that encapsulates both the shimmering unreality of life and of the corona years with a jazzy and restless energy. Shot on an old video camera and with radical artistic freedom.
Mario Valero / France / 2022 / 80 min
Dry Ground Burning
An epic Brazilian festival hit that mixes action and raw docu-realism in its story of two real-life sisters who run an illegal oil refinery in the middle of a favela and defend it fiercely. Dark, intense and deliriously innovative.
Adirley Queirós, Joana Pimenta / Brazil, Portugal / 2022 / 153 min
I Have Electric Dreams
Award-winning, impressionistic feature film from Costa Rica about a 16-year-old girl, her unpredictable bohemian father, and her first encounters with adulthood and sexuality.
Valentina Maurel / Belgium, France, Costa Rica / 2022 / 110 min
A tropical fiction and a slow-motion jet-set thriller from one of today's greatest cineastes. A deep, dark trip into the abyss of imperialism, and one of the most beautiful film experiences of the year.
Albert Serra / France, Spain, Germany, Portugal / 2022 / 162 min
Under the Fig Trees
Charming and warm Cannes hit where a Tunisian fig plantation becomes a microcosm of conflict, flirtation and gossip across genders and generations over the course of a single summer day. A docu-fiction with fruit pickers in every role, and a solid candidate for debut film of the year.
Erige Sehiri / Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar / 2022 / 92 min
Welcome to the outskirts of Rome's decadent jet-set, where a woman seeks a new meaning to life – and perhaps finds it. A semi-documentary satire of bittersweet melancholy, with everyone playing fictional versions of themselves.
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel / Austria / 2022 / 115 min