international

Our “International” section features 13 productions from ten countries, including nine fiction features and four documentaries. Five of the films were directed by women. Almost all of our 2020 films revolve around the family. REUNITED treats the long awaited reunification of a Syrian refugee family, while FAMILY RELATION portrays an Iranian family tyrant, and A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY looks at a father’s desire to live as a woman. In the feminist western SAVAGE STATE, a family attempts to flee the American Civil War for Europe. In BACK HOME, a son returns to the home he left in a hurry years ago, while in SONGS OF REPRESSION, the members of a cult see their collective as their only true family. In THE GHOSTS, a father prostitutes himself to feed his son, and the eponymous hero of NASIR is also trying to earn a living for his family as an ostracized Muslim in India. In KALA AZAR, a Greek couple’s work involves collecting dead animals from the street, and then there’s former dancer Jonas in INVISIBLE and fitness influencer Sylwia of SWEAT, who both have no family at all.

BACK HOME [REVENIR]

by Jessica Palud
France 2019 77 min Original version with German and English subtitles

EINE TOTAL NORMALE FAMILIE [EN HELT ALMINDELIG FAMILIE]

by Malou Reymann
Denmark 2020 93 min Danish original version with German subtitles

FAMILY RELATIONS [RAVABETE KHANEVADEGI]

by Nasser Zamiri
Iran 2019 77 min Persian original version with English subtitles

INVISIBLE [NEMATOMA]

by Ignas Jonynas
Lithuania/Latvia/Ukraine/Spain 2019 90 min Lithuanian and Ukrainian original version with English subtitles

KALA AZAR

by Janis Rafa
Greece/Netherlands 2020 85 min Greek original version with English subtitles

NASIR

by Arun Karthick
India/Netherlands 2020 78 min Tamil original version with English subtitles

RED SCREENING [AL MORIR LA MATINEE]

by Maximiliano Contenti
Uruguay/Argentina 2020 86 min Spanish original version with English subtitles

REUNITED

by Mira Jargil
Denmark 2020 77 min Arabic, English and Turkish original version with English subtitles

SAVAGE STATE [L’ÉTAT SAUVAGE]

by David Perrault
France/Canada 2019 118 min French and English original version with English subtitles

SONGS OF REPRESSION

by Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner
Denmark/Netherlands 2020 90 min German and Spanish original version with English subtitles

SWEAT

by Magnus von Horn
Poland/Sweden 2020 105 min Polish original version with German and English subtitles

THE GHOSTS [LOS FANTASMAS]

by Sebastián Lojo
Guatemala/Argentina 2020 75 min Spanish original version with English subtitles

WHITE RIOT

by Rubika Shah
United Kingdom 2019 81 min English original version