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  • A Short Film About Wong Kar Wai


    Harun has suddenly been abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, the woman he had hoped to marry. He wanders the...



  • Abluka (Frenzy)


    The threat of terrorist attacks is more top-of-mind than ever, especially in Turkey, which is beset by violence from...



  • Ana Yurdu (Motherland)


    In Turkey, the contrasts between the city and the countryside, between modern and traditional and between younger and older...



  • Aquarius


    Clara, a 65-year-old widow, has lived in a beautiful beachside house in Recife for a long time. This is...



  • Azad


    Young Azad and his mother Sosin live in Istanbul, far away from home in the Kurdish part of Turkey....



  • Bakur (North)


    Ever since the founding of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923, the Kurds feel they have been treated like...



  • Belleza


    Unfortunately the screening of this film has been canceled.

    Each year, two girls meet in the city of Gibara. It’s...



  • Blanka


    Japanese director Kohki Hasei’s debut film is a warm, although never sentimental story about the resilience of kids trying...



  • Casa de la noche


    Nocturnal Havana, a city rooted in the souls of its inhabitants. Director Marcel Beltrán offers a utopian vision, inspired...



  • Desde allá


    In his film debut, Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas uses sparse dialogue to paint a poignant, nuanced picture of a...



  • Hedi


    In his self-written feature debut, co-produced by the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Tunisian director Mohamed Ben Attia explores...



  • In the Last Days of the City


    “In the Last Days of the City is an elegy, a melancholic love-hate poem to Cairo.” With these words...



  • Kıyıdakiler (Coastliners)


    The EU-funded project İNKAP, aimed at increasing awareness of human rights in general and of women’s rights in Turkey...



  • Kümes (The Coop)


    In Turkey, Ufuk Bayraktar is best known as an actor, starring in films by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Iklimler), Semih...



  • La costurera


    The grandmother of 8-year-old Laurita tells wonderful stories at bedtime about a world of rag dolls where she is...



  • La singular historia de Juan sin nada


    “The Strange Story of John Without Anything” is the literally translated title of Ricardo Figueredo Oliva’s critical and ironic...



  • La tierra y la sombra


    Colombian director Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s stunning and acclaimed debut tells the familiar story of the man-in-the-street. In this case,...



  • Luxemburgo


    Last year, director Fabián Suárez was present as a guest of World Cinema Amsterdam to mark the world premiere...



  • Mãe só há uma


    In Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s work, family plays an important role. Her previous film Que horas ela volta? –...



  • Magallanes


    In the 1980s and 1990s Peru was torn apart by an extremely bloody civil war between Maoist Shining Path...



  • Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave)


    In the international press, film reviewers have compared this debut feature film by Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan to...



  • Meral, Kizim (Meral, My Girl)


    Young Meral is confined to bed due to a spinal injury. It also means that she is now stuck...



  • Neruda


    Chilean Pablo Larrain is a director who doesn’t shy away from a critical perspective on his home country, as...



  • Oculta


    Teen pregnancy is a common occurrence in Cuba, especially in rural areas. Director Jessica Franca shows the implications for...



  • Rara


    In 2004, Karen Atala, a former judge in Chile, lost custody of her three daughters because she is a...



  • Remake, Remix, Rip-off


    Tarzan, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Rambo, Superman, Star Wars - you name it and there’s a...



  • Road to La Paz (Camino a La Paz)


    Multiple award-winning road movie by debuting director Francisco Varone, in which it is not so much the journey itself...



  • Salı (Tuesday)


    Director Ziya Demirel is intrigued by chance meetings between people in large cities and the responses they elicit. On...



  • Savaş Bölgesi (War Zone)


    An originally crafted film about an ordinary day at the office, literally a war zone. There are endless copies...



  • Son du Serpent


    Experimental dance film in which an African man feverishly searches for his missing wife. Gradually the film turns into...



  • Ten Years


    It’s been almost 20 years since authority over Hong Kong passed from Britain to China. China promised not to...



  • The African Doctor


    French rapper Kamini Zantoko, son of a general practitioner from Zaire, grew up in the small northern French village...



  • The Bacchus Lady


    Even though South Korea is a very wealthy country and even though Confucianism prescribes that children should care for...



  • The Formula


    Iranian-Dutch multimedia artist Sevdaliza ignores the borders between different artistic disciplines. Fusing story, music and picture in typical Sevdaliza...



  • The New Classmate


    Single mom Chanda doesn’t earn much as a maid, but it’s enough to be able to send her 14-year-old...



  • The Salesman


    With films like A Separation and Le Passé, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi proved to be among the top international...



  • Toz Bezi (Dust Cloth)


    In Turkey, just as everywhere, it’s more than often a case of born poor, stay poor, especially for Kurds....



  • Tuhaf Zamanlar (Weird Times)


    Though the radio reports on hate crimes against transgenders, Haldun, a middle-aged transvestite, still goes out at night to...



  • Veşartî (Hidden)


    Magically told tale in which director Ali Kemal Çınar explores the boundaries of gender identity, sexuality and roles in...



  • Welcome to the Smiling Coast


    Over the past years, The Gambia has become a popular holiday destination for European tourists. Africa’s Costa del Sol,...



  • Where is Kurdistan?


    As in his previous film Angelus Novus, Afghan-Dutch director Aboozar Amini’s new short depicts the plight of displaced persons....