International Competition

2022 Programme
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A mysterious manuscript discovered by chance, twins, two countries, books passed from one person to another... Leonardo Mouramateus deals out these ingredients like playing cards. With toing and...

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Official Selection 2022
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“The following is a story that is somewhat true, I present it as it happened, with adornment.” This phrase, which is the cornerstone of A Woman Escapes, by Audrey Benac is a twist on the famous...

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Official Selection 2022
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On an overcrowded summer seaside campsite, a trio of teenage girls spy on a depressed seasonal worker who dresses up as a bear - the campsite’s mascot. Their imagination, fuelled by a chilling...

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Official Selection 2022
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Two young men live, independently, in liminal space: on the threshold or in permanent transition between two worlds. One of these worlds, filmed with a camera, seems more “real” than the other,...

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Official Selection 2022
07.07.2022 - 11:00
La Baleine
09.07.2022 - 21:00
La Baleine
10.07.2022 - 14:00
La Baleine
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A thick, dark night furtively pierced by the light of a bulb that instantly goes off. This is how we enter Night Detour, a sensual drift in two movements, whose key motifs are darkness and...

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Official Selection 2022
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February 24, 2022: Russian troops are flooding into Ukraine. After the initial shock, how do you respond? For Marine Hugonnier, it was by using her own weapons – film and images - driven by what...

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Official Selection 2022
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The Philippines, 1974: as Marcos’ oppressive regime becomes increasingly entrenched after he imposed martial law in 1972, Servando Monzon III, heir to his powerful clan’s hacienda and family...

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Official Selection 2022
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La vie des hommes infâmes (The Life of Infamous Men) was the project for a book that never saw the light of day but for which Michel Foucault wrote a preface. He wanted to collect the written...

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Official Selection 2022
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After some misunderstanding, Sakaguchi is hired to make a tourist guide video on Tobako (a fictitious name for Kawaguchi) in the outskirts of Tokyo. This element in the script sparks off a fanciful...

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Official Selection 2022
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Histories can overlap, they can blend. They are such stuff as stories and myths are made of, and they are responsible for the intensity of both real and fictional places. For Brent Chesanek, it all...

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Official Selection 2022
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What should be done with the stones extracted from quarries? They can be used to erect massive monuments to power and glory, like the one Salazar erected along the Tagus River to celebrate the...

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Official Selection 2022
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Sobre las nubes (About the Clouds), the portrait of a city and a contemporary saga of a middle class viewed through its relationship with work, depicts the everyday lives of four people with an...

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Official Selection 2022
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Picture three places. 1. A workshop in Germany where we follow the making of a prosthetic hand. 2. A traditional glove-making workshop in Millau, in the south of France. 3. A jeans factory in...

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Official Selection 2022
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A prospective wish is announced at the very beginning: “Imagine a land without ownership”. Ownership? Since when? How? Where? With which implications? This is what Marwa Arsanios endeavours to...

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Official Selection 2022