Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Céline Sciamma / France / 2019 / 120 min / Italian, French
Brittany, 1770. Marianne is commissioned to make the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night.
Darko Štante / Slovenia, Austria / 2018 / 95 min / Slovene
Eighteen year old Andrej’s antisocial behaviour lands him in a youth correctional facility. While he fights for a place in his social group, he gets close to Željko, the gang’s informal leader. But when Željko catches wind of Andrej’s secret attraction to him, he begins to take advantage. Andrej must decide whether to choose Željko and his wild lifestyle, or to remain true to himself.
Stefan Komandarev / Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Germany / 2017 / 103 min / Bulgarian
Centring on a contentious tragic incident, Directions is a socially-critical examination of present-day Bulgaria as seen through the eyes of taxi drivers and their passengers cruising Sofia by night.