(Greece, Germany, North Macedonia)
A tragic incident on Greece’s northern border strikes a local family of three, pushing them to face their own personal impasses, while having to deeply consider the price for their actions.
(Slovenia, Italy, Croatia)
Angela, an asbestos widow, meets the man responsible for her husband’s death. Deciding to become his caregiver to punish him, she falls into the emotional labyrinth that separates lies from truth. When the executioner becomes a victim of himself, revenge can turn into forgiveness and a new beginning can be possible.
(Turkey, Germany, Serbia)
Aslı is a recently appointed nurse to a small, distant town, where the winter has become seemingly endless this year and raised rumors of bears awakening early from their winter sleep. When a man from the town goes missing, Aslı finds herself surrounded by power relations, secrets, and doubts.
(Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Italy)
A timeless story about the search for one’s true self; the use of poetic realism and unconventional structure puts the viewer in the driving seat of this thought provoking and emotional journey.
(Romania, Sweden, Bulgaria, Germany)
During the first days of the corona outbreak, DORU (42) returns to Romania, leaving his workplace in Sweden without the permission of his superiors. He claims to be back home for the baptism of his best friend’s child, but in fact he is leading a secret investigation. In the company of his mother’s dog, he is pursuing the possibility that his wife might have been unfaithful. But time is short, as Europe is closing down, and his boss is pressuring him to return to Sweden.
Zuhal is an upper middle class woman with a nice job and a nice house in Istanbul, and a long-term relationship. Her ordinary life, spent with daily troubles, business rushes and phone calls with her boy friend on a trip, changes when she hears a cat meowing one night. Because of this meow, which she believes is coming from a flat, she is forced to communicate with her neighbours, whom she deliberately avoids. However, she cannot convince anyone of the existence of this voice. In her debut, after three awardwinning short films, Nazlı Elif Durlu tells the story of a strong female protagonist, with dark humour and lively characters.
Boris Robic is, as we say, an ordinary kind of bloke. One evening, however, someone tries to shoot him. The investigations reveal nothing. No enemies, no suspects. You could say that Boris is the last person anyone would want to kill. After the police close the investigation, Boris decides to make his own enquiries. As he searches for the suspect, we see the tragi-comedy unfold of a man who discovers that a lot more people hate him than he ever realised, and that the way he sees his own life was an illusion.
(Croatia, Brazil, USA, Slovenia)
Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian island home. As Ante attempts to broker a life-changing deal, their tranquil yet isolated existence leaves Julija wanting more from this influential visitor, who provides a taste of liberation over a weekend laid bare to desire and violence.
(Albania, Italy, Kosovo, North Macedonia)
Rudina sets off on a long journey with her unmarried pregnant sister, Elma, to meet their strict, traditional father in the Albanian village where they were born. As Rudina\’s car makes its way across the mountains, Elma comes up with a plan to enlist an ex-classmate to play the part of her husband.
(Greece, France, Serbia)
Panagiota, a 37-year- old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her husband and their children in a modest neighbourhood in Athens, Greece. To cope with the recession that has been affecting her family for some time, Panagiota for the first time in her life, finds a job as a cleaner in a shopping mall. Despite the ruthlessness of her work-environment, Panagiota breaks free from domestic monotony and gradually gains the respect she never had from her family. When a series of layoffs starts, she will have to face again her personal dead ends. But Panagiota is not the same anymore.