Edmond (2016 Short Film)

A touching animation and black comedy about a man with cannibalistic tendencies. In his mind’s eye he seeks the source of his misery.

Dreadlocks Story (2016 Feature Film)

There is more to Rastafari than reggae music and smoking weed. This anthropological research documentary shines unique, far-reaching light on the meaning and historical background of Rastafarians: free thinkers who shaped their spiritual life after slavery, influenced by the Black Power movement and Indian sadhus.

Dar Noir (2016 Feature Film) Nominee

The tough streets of Dar es Salaam aren’t getting any safer with the detective responsible more concerned with his own drug use and corruption than anything else. Until, that is, he meets a special prostitute and decides to make amends. But does he still have time to turn the tide of evil?

Dans la maison (2016 Feature Film)

A 16-year old boy’s obsession for his classmate’s happy home life provides great fiction, yet leads to weird behaviour. His teacher Germain loves the voyeuristic stories: finally a student is writing something interesting! Smart, exciting film by French master storyteller Ozon. With Kristin Scott Thomas and Fabrice Luchini.

Chevalier (2016 Feature Film)

Six men on a pleasure craft enter the fray. The game is “who does it best”. Notebooks are taken out in order to keep track of literally everything: how everyone sleeps, talks, sports and plays. Men together. A dryly humorous and absurd new work by Attenberg director Tsangari.

Cemetery of Splendour (Rak ti Khon Kaen) (2016 Feature Film)

In his most topical and politically charged film to date, Weerasathekul represents Thailand as a building that used to be a school, a place of study and contemplation, but which has changed into a hospital built on top of a cemetery, where the dead fight out their age-old battle at the expense of the living.

Carol (2016 Feature Film)

Rich Carol and the younger Therese fall in love, but their environment is hostile. Atmospheric, upsetting drama about an impossible love affair between two women during the conservative 1950s. Actors Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were deservedly nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Ayiti mon amour (2016 Feature Film) Nominee

Well over five years after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, the poverty-stricken island’s inhabitants feel abandoned by God and the rest of the world. What remains are the painful memories and hope for better days. However, luckily a dash of magic provides solace in this neo-realist fairy tale.