International competition

2020 program
Synopsis

The self-portrait of a man torn between two languages and two cities, an essay in comparative town planning, a critical history of United States’ imperialism in South America, a eulogy to...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 22:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 10:00
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 1
Synopsis

This brief film is part of an ongoing project, Kafka for Kids, a series, supposedly for television, based on The Metamorphosis. Like in The Dust Chanel (FID 2016), it will mix animation, live action,...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 13:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 10:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

As we all know, one of the traits of a statuary is the transmission and the inscription in a future we think of as being unlimited, as unusable as stone. Reality shows that the vagaries of History...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 3
24.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

The story takes place at the edge of, on the surface and sometimes bellow the waters of a great lake in Laos. France helps her mother in keeping the family business afloat. Mr Wong, a Chinese...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 20:00
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 13:00
Théâtre du Gymnase
26.07.2020 - 16:30
La Baleine
Synopsis

Gyres are gigantic ocean currents that carry all kinds of objects across oceans. When they leave the vortex of the gyre, some of these items eventually wash up on the shore, where “beachcombers”...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 13:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 10:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

A young woman at the wheel wipes a small tear off her face. She’s on her way to a hamlet nested up in the mountain. In the background, a romantic pop song. It’s winter, the icy wind blows. The...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 14:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 15:30
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 10:30
Variétés 2
Synopsis

To begin with, N. P. is the title of a Banana Yoshimoto novel published in 1990. Riddles unfold around another eponymous text, a collection of short stories written in English, this time, by Sarao...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
25.07.2020 - 18:00
La Baleine
26.07.2020 - 16:30
Variétés 5
Synopsis

Few challenges are harder to rise to for a young filmmaker, making her first feature film, than the one Carolina Moscoso set herself: to make a film based on the rape she was the victim of eight...

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Official Selection 2020
Synopsis

The film opens with the word “us” in italics, for everyone to define for themselves. The sole mission of Northern Range, like any authentically political film, is to seek and invent this...

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Official Selection 2020
Synopsis

A terrified young woman is staring at a disturbing monstrosity, a kind of Pagan spirit that has sprung out of a river. Such is the opening scene of Pajeú, named after the creature, a fantastic...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 14:00
Vidéodrome 2
24.07.2020 - 13:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 10:00
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Río Turbio is the name of a mining town located in Argentine Patagonia. Where women are forbidden to go down the wells because of the bad luck they would bring to it. Witchcraft stories whose...

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Official Selection 2020
Synopsis

A field: flowers – yellow – insects. A woman’s face appears in close-up, staring at the camera, to the sound of a baroque song celebrating Orpheus, the trees and the stones. With charcoal, the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 5
24.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

As a director with a highly acclaimed filmography (Hasta el sol tiene manchas, FID 2012, Cómprame un Revólver, Directors’ Fortnight 2018), Julio Hernández Cordón has lost nothing of his...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Théâtre du Gymnase
25.07.2020 - 10:30
Variétés 2
26.07.2020 - 19:00
Variétés 3
Synopsis

To begin with, Anna, was a young woman who used to be a drug addict, and pregnant now. underground film-maker Alberto Grifi and renowned actor Massimo Sarchielli met her in Rome’s Piazza Navona on...

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Official Selection 2020
Synopsis

“Between Popocatépetl and Ixtaccihuatl, one day before the war. Maria, forced to marry a bandit, escapes her fate and runs away into the woods in the company of El Toro. Rosario, in love with an...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 3
24.07.2020 - 11:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 12:30
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Let’s embark upon a journey to discover two collective housing projects. One in Kharkiv, Ukraine, from the early days of the Soviet era in 1930; the other, in the suburbs of Rotterdam, in the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 14:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 11:30
La Baleine
26.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 1
Synopsis

« Nothing grows here, neither the mockery of the poor nor the big laughter of power ». A text is woven all through the film, picked up in the evocative power of words as they concentrate on the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 1
24.07.2020 - 18:00
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 15:45
Théâtre du Gymnase