GRID OF FILMSHOWS and CULTURAL EVENTS of the XVII "SPIRIT OF FIRE"
The program of animated films of the 23rd International Children's and Youth Film Festival "Schlingel", Germany
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The program of animated films of the 23rd International Children's and Youth Film Festival "Schlingel", Germany
Program of the best short films of the 21st Olympia International Film Festival. 21st Pirgos, Crecce, Greece from 2013 to 2018
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Program of the best short films of the 21st Olympia International Film Festival. 21st Pirgos, Crecce, Greece from 2013 to 2018
"Muzbalak"
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"Muzbalak"
Producer: Turdibek Maidan, Tilek Toleugazi
animation, fairy tale, 2018, Kazakhstan

Once upon a time a huge snake sleeping under the ground woke up, climbed to the ground and began to devour all life around. When he began to approach the aul, the eagle protecting her chick got to grips with him and was able to overthrow him back. Then the bird flew high to the mountains. Snake wakes up after many years and, having tasted human blood, begins to turn into Aidahara. People, remembering that only a brave bird can cope with it, send two fearless men to look for it. Boastful Shegir and fair Aktay find the bird, but the conflict erupts between them, each trying to tame it in his own way. Aktay thanks to his dignified heart was able to make friends with Muzbalak and win over Aidahara. As a result, the aul was saved, and the bird was granted freedom.

The animated film "Harvie And the Magic Museum"
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The animated film "Harvie And the Magic Museum"
Producer: Martin Kotik, Inna Evlannikova, 80 min., 2018
Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia

Cartoon "Harvie. And the Magic Museum" tells about the adventures of an unusual ten-year-old boy Harvie from the Czech Republic. The hero dreams of only one thing, to finish the last level of an incredibly complex computer game. So once he would get in the Gamers Hall of Fame, the boy would get rid of the attacks of school bullies and his father would be proud of him.  But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his faithful dog, and their unflappable neighbour, red-haired Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city's old puppet museum. 

"Amelie rennt"
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"Amelie rennt"
Producer: Tobias Wiemann
family, adventure, 2017, 97 min., Italy, Germany

A girl Amelie struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured.  After some time she decides to get out of this "hell" and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they will try to reach the top of a mountain where, according to an old custom, Amelie can be healed.

"It's Not Forever"
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"It's Not Forever"
Producer: Evgeniya Yatskina and Alena Rubinstein
drama, 2019, Russia

Most of us pronounce the word "Mum" without thinking. But there are children who have never uttered this word in their life. The film is about these children, children from orphanages. These children have not less love inside them, than each of us. And they are waiting. Sometimes too long. But they don't stop believing even for a second that one day they'll be able to say that simple word. The word "Mum"…

"The Foundling"
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"The Foundling"
Producer: ---
feature film, comedy, 2019, 90 min., Russia

"The Foundling" is a family film about the adventures of a lost girl in Moscow. The world of the metropolis at the beginning of the twenty-first century is not good and not safe, but five-year-old Natasha is so sincere and trusting to others that people meeting with her change for the better. And, of course, nothing will happen to this girl; she will go through all the adventures and safely return home. This is a story about a child and modern Moscow, told in the language of the current generation and continuing the tradition of good Russian cinema."

"Little Witch"
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"Little Witch"
Producer: Mike Schaerer
fairy tale, the new film adaptation of Otfried Preussler's work , 2018, 103 min., Germany

The film adaptation of a fairy tale about a little witch living alone in the forest with an old raven Abrahams. But the strange thing is that she is a wrong witch: she comes to the aid of all, does good deeds and helps the villagers.

"Behind the blue door"
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"Behind the blue door"
Producer: Mariusz Palej
adventure, fantasy, 2017, 93 min., Poland

Behind the blue door is an adventure film with everything kids love most, with friendship, a monster and even a talking bird... Behind the blue door, there is a world of fantasy, dreams and a great secret! Will Lucas be able to return what he lost?

"Meerkat Moonship"
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"Meerkat Moonship"
Producer: Hanneke Schutte
2017, 96 min., South Africa

Drama about 12-year-old Gideonette growing up. She's afraid of ghosts and imaginary monsters. Because of the family problems and her father's death, the girl moved to her grandparents. In the deep forest, far from the bustling metropolis, she finds a friend, a little dark-skinned boy Bhubesi who wants to fly to the Moon. Their friendship changes the girl's world...

"The Third wish"
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"The Third wish"
Producer: Vit Karas
2017, 106 min, Czech Republic

Christmas story. Comedy. A fairy tale about the boy Albert, who makes wishes for Christmas and gets into the most incredible stories and adventures together with friends and parents. He really likes his neighbour Joanne and he is ready for any challenges for her.

"Bear"
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"Bear"
Producer: Anastasia Pavlova
(2018, Russia, 16 min.)

A human himself is a creator of his own happiness. If a person gave up, no matter how nearest and dearest people loved him or tried to help and support, nothing worked. He was able to connect only with dogs.   

"Kiteloop"
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"Kiteloop"
Producer: Pyotr Timofeev
(2019, Russia, 14 min.)

A woman looking for changes comes to a tropical beach to learn kite-surfing, but what if she is a change for someone who isn't even looking for it.

"Eurydice Returns"
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"Eurydice Returns"
Producer: Mikhail Svyatogor
(2018, Russia, 7 min.)
Modern interpretation of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the eye of Jean Cocteau. Orpheus as a naughty schoolboy has to carry Eurydice in his arms back to Charon.
"A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
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"A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
Producer: Marina Donskaya
(2019, Russia, 18 min.)

Based on the eponymously-named story of J.D. Salinger. Wedding. The newly married couple arrives at the resort. We see one day of their life and footage taken by the hero.

"Die, Juliet"
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"Die, Juliet"
Producer: Maksim Shabalin
(2018, Russia, 20 min.)

"When you raise a winner, you raise a warrior. It is necessary to kill love inside a warrior, so he could win. Mother raised a daughter, a good warrior, but she did not take into account that the warrior does not matter who he kills."

"Ferris Wheel"
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"Ferris Wheel"
Producer: Roman Bataev
(2019, Russia, 25 min.)

Loser Yaroslav returns to his native land from a long journey, during which he tried to know himself and the universe. Return falls on the birthday of his son, for whom he has lost his authority long ago. Based on the new values, Yaroslav trying to confront the obstacles and to establish a relationship with the child. But the acquired concepts do not work well in the metropolis, and the son needs something more than words…

"Oh Cover Your Pale Legs"
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"Oh Cover Your Pale Legs"
Producer: Evgeniy Dakot
(2018, Russia, 30 min.)

The film is a fantasy about nonexistent love. All the action takes place in the head of the protagonist. Misha has a dream and there is passionate Alice in it. In pursuit of his dream, he is convinced that he will meet her in reality. But the dreams continue...
The film consists of several parts, the first of which was filmed and presented in 2013. It was named the letter "O". To create a surreal effect, the episodes were shot in reverse order. For 5 years on the same dates.

"Russian Stereo"
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"Russian Stereo"
Producer: Sergey Sonin
(2016-19, Russia, 19 min.)
The main video plot is the moving of Artemis towards her brother Apollo, who is coming back from the Space after inspecting central Russia. According to the Old Slavic Universe division to Nav-Yav-Prav (Spirit world-Reality-Higher Law), Apollo arrives at the centre of the YAV-REALITY. Artemis in the bear character leaves her lair - her sanctuary and goes directly to the Meeting place. After landing somewhere in the South-Ural plains, Apollo in the character of the Five-paw wolf is going through the spring fields and birch farms in the direction of his sanctuary - Apollo's Colonnade in the Moscow region.

"Forked Life"
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"Forked Life"
Producer: Igor Smola
(2019, Russia, 20 min.)

The first signs of schizophrenia in the protagonist's life and the attempt to understand and make it through for six months. How and why did this happen to "us"? From the ignorant state to the splitting of cognitions and emotions.

"Third Door On The Left"
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"Third Door On The Left"
Producer: Nikita Grushin, Nina Volova
(2019, Russia, 12 min.)

Vova works as a nurse in a nursing home, but his external care for the elderly has a downside. What's going to happen to make him feel guilty about what he did?

Largo ma non tanto
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Largo ma non tanto
Producer: Aleksandra Karelina
(Russia, 2019, 27 min.)

A film is about the flickering time of travelling through an unfamiliar space. It's the visuals, soundtrack and text that communicate with each other through the roll call, resonances and coincidences. Together they form an unstable object, a movie about architecture and music, motionless and rushing.

"Manifesto"
"Manifesto"
Producer: Tikhon Pendurin and Daniil Zinchenko
(2019, Russia, 14 min.)

Two friends, walking along the Losiny Ostrov in Moscow, found the camera...


"Kaegkha"
"Kaegkha"
Producer: Albina Mokhryakova
(2019, Russia, 16 min.)

International scandal: the Russian Embassy is leaving Libya. The reason was the murder of a Libyan officer by a woman, a Russian citizen. In the heroine of the reports, I recognize my roommate in the student dormitory. A few years later, by chance in the Web Archive, I find her locked diary, which opens my neighbour with a completely unexpected side.

"Amazing Adventures of Nils"
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"Amazing Adventures of Nils"
Producer: Lusya Matveeva
(2018, Russia, 26 min.)

The film is mounted from the footage of CCTV cameras. Against the background of this emphasized reality, there is a transcendental transformation of the character, who once appears in another world, gets the opportunity to be everywhere and nowhere. The plot is a modern interpretation of the fairy tale by Selma Lagerlöf. The protagonist of the film gets into the cloud CCTV Kingdom, where he experiences real feelings and makes real actions, passing the quest.

"Fire"
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"Fire"
Producer: Maria Shulgina
(Russia, 2018, 13 min.)

Two street patrol officers, he and she, are doing their shift. It seems like nothing bad is going to happen, but this shift is the one when she finds out he has cheated on her. This discovery becomes fatal since it's a firearm in her hands...

"Type 8"
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"Type 8"
Producer: Lena Lanskih
(2018, Russia, 26 min.)

While an orphanage is preparing for its Open day, 14-years-old Christina makes a decision to do her best to get back home...

"Consequences of Any Kind"
"Consequences of Any Kind"
Producer: Lada Chernomashentseva
(2018, Russia, 21 min.)

Lena and Rita are friends but they act like it’s something more.  What do they really feel and want from each other? The lack of clarity between them will have its consequences.

"Vox Lux"
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"Vox Lux"
Producer: Brady Corbet
United States, 2018, 114 min.

In the late 1990s, a diligent student with musical abilities Celeste miraculously survives the tragedy when her classmate did a shooting in school. Twenty years later, Celeste is a world-famous singer who owes her scandalous success to incurable psychological trauma.

"Donkey" (Asino)
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"Donkey" (Asino)
Producer: Anatoly Vasilyev
Switzerland, 2018, 167 min.

An epic ode to the donkey. His name serves as a prototype for the heroes of the great novels, and he himself, a Donkey, becomes a hero of sad fascinating stories from the Old Testament to Latin Rome: Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, Sancho Panza was travelling on it, Winnie the Pooh was friends with one of their representatives.  Little Italy has preserved the worship of this animal during its autumn holidays the Palio... The film-allegory consists of eight short stories, in which the donkey appears in all its many guises - as a domestic animal, a deity and a hero of a myth, whose history is inseparable from the history of Western culture.

"Do You Know, Mom, Where I Was?"
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"Do You Know, Mom, Where I Was?"
Producer: Levan Gabriadze
Russia, 2018, 62 min.

Rezo Gabriadze returns us childhood, a time when nothing is scary when all the bad is about to end and the good will remain forever. We are back there, among the big books and tall trees, twisting the unyielding world with legs, getting slaps from Mendeleev, flying a fighter and declaring the love for the most beautiful woman Kutaisi. The amazing childhood story of the artist, writer and director Rezo Gabriadze, in which the real facts are mixed with the fantasies and dreams of a ten-year-old boy. A full-length animated film based on the stories and drawings of Rezo himself is a warm and touching declaration of love to the artist from the people closest to him.

"Van Goghs"
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"Van Goghs"
Producer: Sergey Livnev
Russia-Latvia, 2018, 103 min.

Mark Ginzburg is a talented artist. He's 52, but personal and professional success has escaped him.  Many years ago, Mark moved from his native Riga to Israel to get away from his oppressive father, Viktor, a famous conductor who never cared about Mark's feelings and tried to mold his son in his own image.  After Viktor is diagnosed with a fatal illness, Mark returns to his house in Jurmala, and the father and son set off on a difficult journey that leads from hate to love.

"Paul Sanchez is Back!"(PAUL SANCHEZ EST REVENU!)
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"Paul Sanchez is Back!"(PAUL SANCHEZ EST REVENU!)
Producer: Patricia Mazuy
France / 2018 / 110 min. / colour / 5.1

Paul Sanchez was noticed as soon as he got off the train at the station of Les Arcs in Provence. One of the passengers recognized him. At the local police station, no one takes the news seriously. Even Marion, a sexy 25-year-old officer who is trying to make amends for the rash arrest of a celebrity. Paul Sanchez is an elusive criminal. Ten years after the massacre of his wife and children, hundreds of such cases have been recorded around the world. Why did he come back to Les Arcs?

"Monrovia, Indiana"
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"Monrovia, Indiana"
Producer: Frederick Wiseman
USA / 2018 / 143 min.

The classic of American documentary, winner of the "Golden Lion" of Venice Frederick Wiseman this time refers to the Americana, which perhaps only John Ford was able to shoot so. For the first time, he went to explore the Western farming settlement Monrovia, with a population of 1063 to 1400 inhabitants. Born out of necessity and the acuteness of the moment, this film explores the importance of rural America as the defining centre of American values. Shooting the representatives of the red state, he does not seek any caricature or solidarity. He shoots these people so that shows their dignity and humanity, finally, that each of us lives life as he can, even if not always with talent and wise. Like a real Americana, it's a film about death of one person and of a certain way of life.

"Semiconductor"
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"Semiconductor"
Producer: Oleg Mavromatti
USA-Belarus-Bulgaria, 2019, 95 min.

Romantic Anya Kadet is a videoblogger and employee of the railway depot. One day she meets oddish Kulebyakin, who puts the whammy on her. All together is a real fairy tale and a game of horror at the same time. The author was inspired by the prose of Yuriy Mamleev but shoots like Hitchcock.

"Magic Lantern"
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"Magic Lantern"
Producer: Amir Naderi
USA, 2018, 93 min.

On the last day of the small theatre, projectionist is loading the film "Magic Lantern" for the final screening. Owner of the cinema was always annoyed that he somehow always terribly worried every time the film starts. There we see the vintage clothing store "Paper Moon", located on Sunset Boulevard, where he works as a consultant. Or does he just see himself in the movie? And is the girl buying the hat in the movie real, or is she just a ghost? "Magic Lantern" is a modern history of Orpheus and Eurydice, a romantic picture of the nature of love and cinema. This is the first film of the Iranian master and classic Amir Naderi, shot in Los Angeles, a city that has become a symbol of cinema. The premiere took place at the Venice Film Festival; one of the key roles is played by the star Jacqueline Bisset.

"The Most Beautiful Country in The World"
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"The Most Beautiful Country in The World"
Producer: Zelimir Zilnik
Austria-Croatia-Slovenia-Serbia / 2018 / 101 min. / colour

The clash of two worlds in modern Europe. As the indigenous population struggles to defend their status quo against increasing immigration, newcomers face all the hardships associated with a new place of residence. Forced to leave their homes, they try to adapt to the strange new environment.

"The Portuguese Woman" (A PORTUGUESA)
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"The Portuguese Woman" (A PORTUGUESA)
Producer: Rita Azevedo Gomes
Portugal / 2018 / 136 min. / colour

A free adaptation of the novel by Robert Musil. In Northern Italy, von Ketten is ready to fight the forces of the Bishop of Trent. He even decides to find a wife in distant Portugal, so he can safely operate in neighbouring counties. Suddenly he finds out that there is an opportunity to defeat the Bishop, and decides to go to war. His wife refuses to return to Portugal. Surrounded by maids and servants, she enjoys the company of her cousin. One day the Bishop of Trent dies, and the long struggle ends with the signing of peace. However, von Ketten believes that such a world will bring only corruption, vanity and diseases... After eleven years of absence, he returns home exhausted and disappointed. His wife, who can wait for a long time, probably knows what to do now...

"Ghostly Guimbarde"
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"Ghostly Guimbarde"
Producer: Pyotr Struchkov
(2019, Russia, 80 min. work-in-progress)

Young teacher Sardaana comes to the village to work on contract as a teacher. There she meets a young photographer Nyurgun. He invites her to see the museum which is run by his father. Nyurgun is away on business, and Sardaana falls under the influence of the call of ancient guimbarde from a locked case. Not realizing what she is doing, Sardaana brings the strange guimbarde to face and hits the reed. A vision comes to her but she doesn't have a chance to understand it.

"Artemisia"
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"Artemisia"
Producer: Anton Lukin
(2018, UK-South Korea-Russia, 75 min.)

After the ecological catastrophe, there is almost no unpolluted water left on the earth. A young scientist spends his days looking for solutions and trying to survive. His only friend only complicates the situation.

"Young Blooded Wine"
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"Young Blooded Wine"
Producer: Pyotr Olevskiy
Russia, 2019, 86 min.

Friends and students Mila and Lusya are on vacation on the seaside in the house of gentle and kind gardener Slava. Female friendship is put to the test after a chance encounter with a man from Mila's past. Love quadrangle threatens to spoil the holiday and the whole life of the characters.

"Nazarite"
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"Nazarite"
Producer: Timofey Dorogoychenko, Ivan Kadaner
Russia, 2018, 60 min.

Aleksandr, a spiritual guide, treats life as a constant practice: conducts training on development, makes Tensegrity and, as a guide, wants to help her daughter cope with her illness – bouts of depression. He takes her on a trip to the sea. The purpose of this film is to explore human nature, which is often on the verge between spiritual, religious and sensual existence.

"I will return"
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"I will return"
Producer: Daria Shumakova
Russia-Armenia, 2019, 87 min

The mid-90s, spring, in an Armenian mountain border village a 6-year-old boy, his mother Anahit and the best friend Grandfather Karen are waiting for returning of Saro's father Wacho from the war. Over the years, the 6-year-old boy became a responsible man who is taking care of his home. Every night Saro asks the Moon to return his father, and one day his wish becomes a reality. Wacho returned home, but the father remembers his son as a child, and Saro does not remember his father at all. They both still do not know that life will measure them only 3 days to get used to each other and find mutual understanding.

Casting
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Casting
Producer: Igor Stam
Russia, 2018, 72 min.

Valentin, the main character of the film, wants to become a part of some big project but he is not satisfied with the price that's paid for it. He doesn't want to pass the casting but to lose his dignity, so he leaves. When the door closes behind Valentin, the selectors understand that he is the one they need. Now they have to return him at any cost, otherwise, they will lose everything and get thrown out of the project. Losers and high-flyers, what a God-saving casting we all go through in our society, and what do you need to do to not fall at this open call named life. Cinematographic debut in the feature-length film of Aleksandr Hunt ("How Viktor "The Garlic" took Aleksey "The Stud" to the nursing home"), the winner of the "Spirit of Fire" in 2018.

"Lorik"
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"Lorik"
Producer: Aleksey Zlobin
Russia, Armenia, Switzerland, Serbia, Sweden, Cyprus, 2018, 95 min.

The protagonist of the film is an actor Lorik, who lives in his make-believe world of roles he played. Sometimes he is Cyrano de Bergerac, then King Richard. However, the main role of Lorik, which is not played on stage, but leading his life - the role of the Rabbit from the fairy tale "Alice in Wonderland”: Lorik does not perceive the realities of today and afraid to be himself that's why he is hiding behind the masks of his characters. But the metamorphoses that soon begin with Lorik completely change his world view, attitude to life and to people. Now his main goal is to save a little sick girl Asya...

"Khon Yush. The way from the Ob"
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"Khon Yush. The way from the Ob"
Producer: Zinaida Longortova
Russia, 2018

The film is about the contribution of the indigenous Yamal people to the victory in the Great Patriotic War, about the hardships they got through with the country. The action takes place during the wartime in the Shuryshkar district, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and is based on real events. A family of the Khartaganovs in the 30-40-es of the last century brought up seven children of different ages and nationalities, who were left without parents.

"Again Once Again" (De nuevo otra vez)
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"Again Once Again" (De nuevo otra vez)
Producer: Romina Paula.
Argentina, 2019, 84 min.

Are they really getting divorced? Romina does not want this, but she is living temporarily with her son Ramón at her mother’s place in Buenos Aires, while her husband is at home snowed under with work.   "I don’t know if this is a holiday or whether I’m in a crisis", she says to a friend. Maybe it's both of them. Romina Paulo's debut is a fragile and poetic exploration of what it means to grow up, how to be a mother and still be a daughter, a family chronicle inextricably linked to the history of Argentina.

"This is the Last Song of the Evening"
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"This is the Last Song of the Evening"
Producer: Yevgeny Granilshchikov
Russia – France, 2018, 70 min

This is the last song of the evening is a poetic story about time, rhythm, duration and breathing. Taking the form of a minimalist film, it balances between live-action and documentary film about everyday life, ordered by daily household rituals, which are comma-separated into sharp political themes. The very architectonics of the film by statics and shot length gradually accumulates a growing sense of anxiety, turning the film into a glowing sarcophagus of time. This is a film about minor movements, confused narratives and how poetics sounds and vibrates in private spaces incompatible with it. Love and the musical story played out between the two cities: Paris and St. Petersburg.

"Tumbbad"
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"Tumbbad"
Producer: Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad
India / 2018 / 109 min. / colour / Dolby Atmos

India, XIX century. On the outskirts of a decrepit village called Tumbbad lives Vinayak, the stubborn, conniving bastard son of the village lord, obsessed with a mythical ancestral treasure. He suspects the secret lies with his great-grandmother, a cursed witch who fell asleep many years ago. Confronting her finally puts him face to face with the guardian of the treasure, an evil fallen god. What starts with a few gold coins, quickly spirals into a reckless, perpetual yearning, spanning decades.  Vinayak’s greed will keep escalating until he unearths the biggest secret of all time. Only then will he realize that there is something more valuable than the treasure itself.

"The Dead and the Others" (CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS)
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"The Dead and the Others" (CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS)
Producer: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Brazil – Portugal / 2018 / 114 min / colour / 5.1

Ihjãc lives in an Indian tribe Krahô in the North of Brazil. He plods in the dark, his sweaty body shuddering with fear. The sounds of the song are coming from behind the palm trees. Father's voice calls to the waterfall: it is time to celebrate the funerary feast which will allow his father's spirit to depart to the land of the dead. And then sorrow must pass.

"Sophia Antipolis"
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"Sophia Antipolis"
Producer: Virgil Vernier
France / 2018 / 98 min. / colour

Sophia Antipolis is a technological municipality on the French Riviera – a place where dreams should come true. But fear and despair hide just within it. In the sun, five lives reflect the ghost story of a young woman Sofia.

"Dead Horse Nebula"
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"Dead Horse Nebula"
Producer: Tarik Aktaş
Turkey / 2018 / 73 min. / colour / 5.1

When Hay was seven years old, he found a dead horse in a field and watched his father and other adults struggle to get rid of it. He was extremely expressed and remember that incident for many years. However, he wasn't sure if he remembered everything exactly. When he cuts himself during a sacrificial rite, everything comes flashing back Step by step, Hay goes down an inevitable and spiritual path where he confronts the relationship between human and nature, the unity of matter and the living.

"The World is Full of Secrets"
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"The World is Full of Secrets"
Producer: Graham Swon
USA / 2018 / 98 min. /colour/ mono

The voice of an elderly woman recalls a terrible event from her distant past: on a summer night in 1996, five teenage girls found themselves in a country house without parental supervision. To pass the time, they began to tell terrible stories about the world, competing with each other, whose story would be worse. But the darker the night became, the more dangerous their game turned out to be, the stronger the fiction turned into reality in this feverish "Decameron" in miniature.

"Adam & Evelyn" (ADAM UND EVELYN)
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"Adam & Evelyn" (ADAM UND EVELYN)
Producer: Andreas Goldstein
Germany / 2018 / 95 min. / colour / 5.1

The film is based on the novel by Ingo Schulze and tells the story of a married couple, unfolding between the summer and the winter of 1989. It begins in the provinces of East Germany. Caught Adam cheating on her, Evelyn decides to spend her vacation in Hungary. Adam follows her. Hungary opens its border to Austria, and Evelyn decides to cross it. Adam ends up in the West too, without ever wanting to leave.