Feature film: DEAR COURTNEY

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Directed by Rolf Roring from Germany. 1991: because of his long lasting unrequited love to Saskia (19), the most popular girl in school, the almost 18 year old Paul Thomas one day writes the song of his life. The song doesnʼt help him with his beloved, however it seems promising enough to send it out… 

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Opening film: IMAGINE

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Imagine was inspired by the water experiments of the innovative scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto. His findings indicate a relationship between the physical structure of water and the projection of thoughs or energies going onto it. ‘We exaggerated this concept,’ say the creators Jonathan Steven Green (writer) and Jahanara Saleh (director). ‘The heart of the story… 

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Opening film: SCARS OF CAMBODIA

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Directed by Alexandre Liebert from France. It is 5 am. We are at a small fish market in Cambodia. We follow Tut, a 50-year-old fisherman, on his way back to his house.Tut changes clothes, smokes a cigarette, absent. Then he writes the date when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge régime, with water on… 

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Short film: BALKONY

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Directed by Lendita Zeqiraj from Kosovo. Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbours and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable. Watch the trailer: Screening: – Wednesday September 17 at 4.30pm – Sunday September… 

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Short film: GOD BY THE NECK

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Directed by José Trigueiros from Spain. It’s Sunday, and Pablo, 8 years old, has an invitation to a very special but also forbidden birthday party. It’s Sunday, and for the first time, Pablo is going on a door-to-door preaching with his mother. It’s Sunday, and behind each door, there is a challenge, a test, a… 

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Short film: LOTUS

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Directed by Rose (Rong) Luo from Canada. A heavily wounded soldier is saved by the goddess of nature. They fall in love with each other but soon encounter a tough dilemma choosing between love and responsibility: the soldier has to leave to protect his country while the goddess realizes she must stay behind in order… 

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Documentary: AINU: PATHWAYS TO MEMORY

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“Ainu. Pathways to Memory” is a discovery documentary of the Ainu people in Japan, directed by Marcos P. Centeno from Spain. On a trip through the recovery of their identity, which took us from Japan to Europe, we will find a people erased from history books and scarred by discrimination which pushed them close to… 

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Feature Film: DON’T BE TIRED

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Directed by Afshin Hashemi and Mohsen Gharaie from Iran. Roman and Maria, a Canadian tourist couple with their own disputes, face a problem in Iran with the tourism institute. Morteza, the former employee of the hotel where the tourist couple are staying, has plans for the couple with the help of his cousin, Hossein. Don’t… 

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Documentary: DRIVING BLIND

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Directed by Brian James Griffo (USA). Two brothers, Tod and Justin Purvis faced with a rare genetic disease that causes blindness (Choroideremia) decide to take the road trip of a lifetime around the United States and see everything possible before going blind. Exploring large cities and small towns, camping in national parks, pushing themselves to… 

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Feature Film: ANNI FELICI

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Directed by Daniele Luchetti (Italy). A narcissistic artist finds his self-satisfied world turned upside down in the wake of a disastrous exhibition and his previously devoted wife’s extra-marital inclinations. Ani Felici had its world premiere last year at the Toronto International Film Festival as Those Happpy Years and totally surprised its audience and surpassed their… 

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