20 Days in Mariupol
An unflinching and vital inside account of Russia's war in Ukraine, shot in the besieged city of Mariupol by the only journalists left. Courageous, meticulous and with glimpses of hope and humanity amid the devastation.
Mstyslav Chernov / Ukraine / 2023 / 94 min / European Premiere
And, Towards Happy Alleys
Iranian film and poetry is a beautiful bird in a cage that gets smaller and smaller. An Indian filmmaker has learnt the language and created a love letter to cinema and freedom. Beautiful, genuine and with liberating humour.
Sreemoyee Singh / India / 2023 / 75 min
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
Bittersweet and intimate memoir of two young friends' loyal friendship in the 1970s, told through an exchange of letters between Bucharest and Tehran as the two countries' regimes crumbled at almost the same time.
Vlad Petri / Romania, Croatia, Iran, Qatar / 2023 / 71 min
ISÁK (koncert) + Rahčan – Ella’s riot (film)
Our Youth Team invites you to a concert with one of Norway's best live bands after the screening of the film depicting the band's Sami lead singer on the environmentalist barricades.
It's Always Been Me
Touching and timely story about two young people who don't feel like the gender they were born as, and about the importance of an understanding family when making choices that will change the rest of your life.
Julie Bezerra Madsen / Denmark / 2023 / 72 min / World Premiere
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
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
Rahčan – Ella’s Riot
Love, music, Sami identity and environmental activism go hand in hand in this inspiring tale of young singer Ella and her fight against the mining company that threatens her Sami heritage.
Anne Marte Blindheim / Norway / 2022 / 75 min / International 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
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