One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland Aurora, a party animal, meets Iranian Darian. He needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close.
The Norwegian Film School founded in 1997 is Norway's national film school. The screening features a selection of 2018 graduation films that have been screened in various film festivals around the world.
Well-behaved women seldom make history, and Petrunya is no exception. Teona Strugar Mitevska's fierce film captures a day of Macedonian life drenched in the patriarchy, tradition and outdated codes of conduct.
Sundance winner Honeyland is a tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman’s resilience.
One-Off Incident short films are part of a film sensation made by fifteen filmmakers, artists, researchers and social activists collectively. The films reveal the hidden way power is exercised on women in both private life and in society.
Céline Sciamma is an artist at the height of her powers. Her fourth film is an enigmatic story of love and desire between two women in 18th century Brittany, a cerebral and sensual study of art and the transformative power of the female gaze.
Kim Longinotto’s carefully structured portrait of the fearless photojournalist Letizia Battaglia introduces, who's been capturing indelible images of the brutal atrocities of life under the Mafia in Sicily. Battaglia has the curiosity and ageless spirit of Agnès Varda.
A gem of a film, shot with powdery perfection, Joanna Hogg’s multilayered memoir of self discovery, artistic dreams, class privilege and the pains of first love solidifies her place at the forefront of new British cinema.
One of many beauties of The Swallows of Kabul is that it portrays every central character as a complex human being capable of change. The film threads an undying hope for the future through every shade of its tragedy and sacrifice.