After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold. “The claustrophobia of family has rarely been so well-wrought as in the latest highly stylised – and highly polarising – drama by the French-Canadian enfant terrible.” - The Guardian. Jury Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes and three César Awards, including Best Director.
Past Lives Past Lives
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 18:30 / Main Hall
A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. Many years later Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, notices that Hae Sung has been searching for her on social media… Cinematic debut by New York based playwright Celine Song.
Cesária Évora Cesária Évora
Ana Sofia Fonseca
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 19:45 / Small Hall
This documentary combines never-before-seen archive footage with exclusive interviews with those close to her to weave an intimate portrait of the “Barefoot Diva”. Audience Award at the IndieLisboa festival.
The Happiest Man in the World Najsrekjniot čovek na svetot
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 20:45 / Main Hall
In Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film, addressing the difficult relationships of a generation scarred for life by the bloody Yugoslav Wars, a speed-dating event provides the setting for a dramatic unearthing of buried – but not forgotten – emotions.