A boy of 16 uses his visits in the house of one of his classmates to glean inspiration for his writing assignments. Impressed with this unusual and gifted student, his teacher (Luchini, Potiche, Les femmes du 6ième etage) rediscovers a taste for teaching, but the voyeuristic intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. The Golden Seashell and the Best Screenplay Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Award at Toronto. (French spoken)
Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 13:30 / Main Hall
In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start, much less survive to the finish. Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. The 26-year-old skipper, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread.
Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 17:30 / Main Hall
Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter, and feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’, it creates chaos in the mother daughter relationship.
Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 21:30 / Main Hall
Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.