international
In our section International we show 14 films from 17 countries – including ten fiction features, three documentary films and one animated film. In the unusual documentary film SO HELP ME GOD by Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, a judge provides the audience with a behind-the-scenes look at investigations. In PLOT 35, Eric Caravaca explores society’s relationship with physically challenged individuals using insights from his family history. In her debut film ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, Gabrielle Brady follows a trauma therapist in her work with refugees on Australia’s Christmas Island. In THE BLACK KITE, Tarique Qayumi guides us through five decades in Afghanistan, as seen through the eyes of a kite builder. In Arantxa Echevarrìa’s first solo fiction feature CARMEN & LOLA, two Spanish Roma girls fall in love with one another, while in Rene Eller’s debut film WE a group of bored teenagers’ search for fun and sex gets out of control. Marysia Nikituk’s visually stunning debut WHEN THE TREES FALL treats the consequences experienced by a Ukrainian girl when she falls in love with a criminal. With FAIRYTALE on the other hand, Sebastiano Mauri has managed to pull off a jarring directorial debut in which nothing is as it should be and yet everything fits. Nothing suits the hero of Sebastián Hofmann’s TIME SHARE though, when he is forced to share his luxury resort suite with a family of strangers. With THE WILD BOYS, Bertrand Mandico presents a surreal and erotic fantasy film. In Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s surprise hit from Cannes, DIAMANTINO, the world’s bestfootball player comes face-to-face with neofacism, the refugee crisis and genetic engineering. Pierre Salvadori’s THE TROUBLE WITH YOU offers up splendid comedic scenes set in a police milieu in Southern France. Finally, in WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS?, Eva Spreitzhofer’s comedy of manners about the limits of tolerance, Vienna resident Wanda (played brilliantly by Caroline Peters) finds herself asking the title question when her teenage daughter converts to Islam.

BLACK KITE [DARI]

CARMEN & LOLA [CARMEN Y LOLA]

DIAMANTINO

FAIRYTALE [FAVOLA]

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

LIEBER ANTOINE ALS GAR KEINEN ÄRGER [EN LIBERTÉ]

PLOT 35 [CARRÉ 35]

SO HELP ME GOD [NI JUGE, NI SOUMISE]

THE WILD BOYS [LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES]

TIME SHARE

VIRUS TROPICAL

WE [WIJ]

WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS? [WOMIT HABEN WIR DAS VERDIENT?]

WHEN THE TREES FALL [KOLY PADAYUT DEREVA]

Shorts as openers