Room (2016 Feature Film)

Original psychological thriller (by the director of Frank), after the international bestseller by Emma Donoghue. The peaceful life of Ma and her five-year-old son Jack, in their unusual universe, takes a blood-curdling turn when the yearning for the outside world becomes too strong. Moving performances by Brie Larson and the young Jacob Tremblay.

Radio Dreams (2016 Feature Film)

It’s a big day for the little radio station Pars Radio, broadcasting in Persian from San Francisco: Metallica is going to jam in the studio with Kabul Dreams, the first rock band from Afghanistan. But first, everyday life intervenes, in a dryly comical way.

Que horas ela volta (The Second Mother) (2016 Feature Film)

For years and with great dedication, Val has been caring for the household of rich couple Carlos and Barbara. She’s like a second mother to their son Fabinho. But when Val’s daughter Jessica turns up, the fragile equilibrium at the luxury villa starts to crumble. Bittersweet, airy drama that has won many audience awards.

Presos (Imprisoned) (2016 Feature Film)

Feature film drama from Costa Rica about a young woman who comes to face unexpected, complex choices. Victoria’s new employer puts her in touch with a prisoner who intrigues her enormously. Her neatly ordered life soon comes unstuck.

A orillas del mar (By the Sea) (2016 Feature Film) Nominee

When dad disappears from their fishing village, his teen son goes in search of his missing parent. He even scours the city where the living is harder than he thought. Safety and unconditional parental love are hard to find in this social drama. However, the teen encounters humanity in the least expected places.

Original Copy (2016 Feature Film)

Every morning the projectionist at Alfred Talkies blesses the cinema and its staff. The old building in Mumbai Central has been showing Hindi films for 80 years, films as colourful as the billboards that S. Rehman makes every week. Melancholy portrait of a disappearing cinema culture.

Ogasavara (2016 Short Film)

Murad and Masha are getting married. But their romantic date dynamite fishing takes a surprising turn. A whimsical tale of love, death and stop-motion.

Mi ta hasi mi kos (2016 Feature Film)

Bio of Rina Penso, one of Curaçao’s leading actors, with tons of archival footage and interviews. Friends, colleagues and, naturally, Penso herself talk about her talent, drive and love of theater: “For me, theater is like coming home.”

Love & Friendship (2016 Feature Film)

Cheerful, effervescent Jane Austen film – and this time not an Austen that has been filmed countless times. A free adaptation of Lady Susan, a novella about a pretty widow who shakes up the lives of everyone around her in a villainous way. Fresh acting, spirited writing.

Lilting (2016 Feature Film)

After Kai’s sudden death, his British boyfriend Richard tries to get to know Junn, Kai’s Asian mother. She however speaks no English and doesn’t know her son was gay. Can an interpreter offer a solution to Richard and Junn or is more needed?