For the Love of Chocolate
Preparing for the annual Masters of Chocolate Festival, Aria’s plans are rattled when she loses her partner shortly before the festival. However, the dashing single father Rhett steps in just in time to help Aria find the winning ingredient. In their search, Aria and Rhett discover that the missing ingredient for the perfect chocolate is not so different than what they’ve been missing in their lives: a dash of love!
A composer starts doubting and questioning his whole life and its meaning. Isolating himself in his house in Brittany where various important persons (his wife, his mistress, his best friend, his parents, his doctor...) will come and visit him.
Ballad of a White Cow
In a system that leaves no place to doubt, a quest of justice will blur the lines between two connected fates.
90 Days to Election Day
Luis, a young 20 year old man must remain hidden in a house while the presidential elections pass. This is what Andrés, his boyfriend and presidential candidate of a very conservative party, asked him.
Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an Emergency Department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a major Parisian demonstration. Overwhelmed staff, injured and angry demonstrators will shatter their certainties and prejudices. Outside, the tension escalates and soon, the hospital is under siege.
A girl gears up to take her own life. Her persistently annoying pet cat bothers her repeatedly until she is subsequently distracted from her original plan despite her efforts.
A Sound of My Own
She first appeared on stage at the age of eleven with the legendary Krautrock band “Embryo”. Her father Christian Burchard founded the band in 1969 and led it until 2016. Today – in her mid-thirties – Marja Burchard is the bandleader in this project, which has become a kind of family for her. But what seems so simple and organic is far from self-evident in an extremely male-dominated sphere, as Rebecca Zehr shows in her precisely observed and designed film.
The little boy wanted to take an adventure in the desert, but the mother could not leave the family behind. Meanwhile, sand is pouring into the house continuously, covering the family members around him . He realized that this was an irreversible hourglass of time……
Silesia: a contested region marked by migrations. Animosities between the peoples have a long tradition here, not only since the Second World War. But the National Socialist tyranny left clear lesions behind. The director’s grandfather comes from this region, was the organist in a church in Krasiejów – a place which was once also called Krascheow and, for a while, Schönhorst.
The Baía de Guanabara is not just any bay: the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro has sprawled around it. Its waste water threatens the rich ecosystem, planes roar along the approach corridors above. These filmic explorations on the margins of the megacity portray various environments that are all connected to the bay in a specific way. The people here are micro-wage earners making a modest living.
Kopf Faust Fahne – Perspektiven auf das Thälmanndenkmal
For technical reasons – too massive! – this 50-ton bronze colossus was not demolished in 1993. Today it is listed as a historical monument, along with the associated housing estate. A relic from the old days: Today, the raised fist of the former German Communist Party leader and erstwhile GDR hero Ernst Thälmann in the Prenzlauer Berg park defies the collective forgetting of a not-so-long-ago past instead of heralding the victory of communism.
In the Ukrainian Carpathians, large Western companies threaten to destroy the existence of the forestry owned by Sylwia’s family. In order to make some urgently needed money, Sylwia agrees to help smuggle refugees across the nearby external EU border.
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2
A perverse, ironic, grotesque and bloody story about looking for love and discovering one’s own self in a world that divides us more than it unites us.
Conversations with Siro
Lebanese filmmaker Dima El-Horr moved to Paris several years ago. Among the friends who stayed at home is the artist Sirvat Fazlian, whom she regularly visits in Beirut until the failed revolution of 2019, the COVID lockdown, the devastating port explosion and finally the dramatic economic crisis put a temporary end to their meetings. So the director decides to give her conversations with Siro a cinematic form.
Like her directorial debut Twelve Nights, Twelve Days depicts 12 scenes of a tumultuous marriage, from its blissful beginning through its bitter collapse. On day one, Jeannie and Simon seem to have the makings of a perfect marriage, but the following 11 vignettes reveal the various conflicts, both big and small, that slowly eat away at their bond. Love may build a marriage, but Twelve Days shows that reality can just as easily shatter it.
The Great Basin
Chivas DeVinck works his way up from the soil to the stars to find out what constitutes Nevada outside of Las Vegas. Milieus, places and people are intertwined in a collage. The magnetic core of the whole is the subterranean water from which everything seems to grow and for which everyone strives. What looks like an arid desert landscape or a sleepy little town from afar, turns out on closer inspection to be an atmospheric representation of the rural U.S.
Bordertown: The Mural Murders
A mural painted with blood is found on the wall of Pasila train station, which depicts Finland's best-known serial killer Lasse Maasalo. The text in the mural, “Making the world a better place”, is linked to a voting circulating in social media, where people can vote for persons that world would be a better place without. Soon the first body is found and Sorjonen must find the person who has named himself as The Judge.
What Remains On The Way
Lilian and her four kids are in search for a better life. She dares to leave her violent husband in Guatemala and joins the migrant caravan in order to make it to the Mexican-US border. Being a single mother, this is her only chance to make the dangerous way through Mexico.
In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.
Danse Macabre is a dance that explores deaths that are remembered and forgotten in history, including those of kings, citizens, and stateless people. In Thailand, many deaths were suspicious in nature over the past 90 years, but nobody dared to question them.
Oray speaks in a quarrel with his wife Burcu three times 'talaq', the islamic formula for repudiation. The imam informs him about the consequences: he has to divorce his wife. Now Oray is in a dilemma: Should he stay with Burcu or with the community?
Russian-born director Aleksey Lapin travels back to his relatives’ home village near the Ukrainian border, where he himself used to spend every summer. The film crew introduce themselves at a specially organized musical event, claiming that they have come to cast a historical film that is to be set in the village. What follows is a charming, semi-fictional documentary by and with the village community.
Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean housewife, was forced to come to South Korea and became its citizen against her will. As her seven years of struggle to go back to her family in North Korea continues, the political absurdity hinders her journey back to her loved ones. The life of her family in the North goes on in emptiness, and she fears that she might become someone, like a shadow, who exists only in the fading memory of her family.
A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist but, after a handful of intense sessions, discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn
The Horror Hound festival holds its first-ever event in Louisiana, where it attracts hundreds of geeks, freaks, and die-hard horror fans from far and wide. Among them is fanboy Chase and his girlfriend Laine, who is forced to come along for the ride. But as the event approaches, Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with the town’s past, and in particular, local legend/urban myth The Creeper. As the festival arrives and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned…and that she is at the center of it.
Fifth of June
A group of people on their way to a protest are kidnapped. We follow them in their journey through the darkness, not knowing whether they'll see light again.
The Ice Demon
Ksyusha barely remembers her father: he went missing when she was a child. Incredibly, he is showing signs of life, despite being in a coma. The man is returned home in this condition. His wife has now remarried. The family is thrown into disarray by the return of the former master of the house – terrifying things are happening in the house, and Ksyusha’s mom starts acting weird… Ksyusha begins to suspect that something supernatural, icy, and lifeless has come home with her father. And now Ksyusha and her stepfather are about to find themselves protecting their family from a demon.
Koshchey. The True Story
The story of the adventures of a young warrior Koschei in the magical world. The hero arrives in the capital of the principality in search of a ruthless monster - the White Ghost. Once Koschey vowed to avenge the death of loved ones and destroy the monster. In the capital, Koschey meets a young sorceress - a circus performer May. By chance, they find themselves in the Wild Land, where they have to go through a series of adventures, overcome numerous trials, save the world and prove that true love is immortal.
Pino Gambassi is a child suffering from haemophilia and is animated by an unbridled desire for freedom and boundless courage: he decides to start his adventure in the world and to show everyone that he can live his life like a normal kid.
Happy Family 2
To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realization that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ – even those with flaws can find happiness.
After his best friend is killed in a shark attack, Quinn, a lovable yet tenacious seal assembles a SEAL TEAM to fight back against a gang of sharks overtaking the neighborhood. But this merry band of international seals are not at all trained for such a mission. They seek the help of a much more skillful combatant, Claggart, but even his tricks and flips can’t whip these guys into shape. However, with a little bit of ingenuity, intelligence and a lot of heart, our SEAL TEAM may actually be able to bring peace back to their undersea community.
A Lady cop is dealing with the mysterious disappearances of girls and burning issue , rapes.
While We Sleep
After observing a hauntingly familiar abnormal CAT scan of a 13 year old girl, radiologist Nina Evanko battles to find the source of the young girl's sleeping disorder. What she discovers is darker and stranger than she could have imagined.
Lucas participates in an acting workshop in which everybody has to pretend to be someone else. Each day, a participant disappears without leaving a trace of its existence and Lucas seems to be the only one noticing it. Would they have a different assignment? Could he also mysteriously disappear?
In an uncharted future, two hardened souls meet and confront each other with the things they have done and what they have become.
A young teacher discovers that her troubled student's father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.
Four circus freaks with superpowers find themselves trapped in Nazi-occupied Rome after their owner and father figure goes missing in the aftermath of the 1943 surrender of Italy to the Allies.
A family takes refuge in an old country house the last hours before the announced final judgment. But the unexpected appearance of an intruder, who claims to be a savior, puts their faith and destiny at risk.