Waiting for the Barbarians

Eugène Green developed En attendant les barbares in an actors’ workshop. A witty satire of the present days. Social networks announce the arrival of the barbarians and the only safe place is a medieval mansion where cell phones are left at the door.

Young Solitude

Set in the Paris suburbs, teenagers chat after and even during class, sitting in the hallway or outside on a bench. Claire Simon sets up a cinematic dialog with the teens, speaking about their personal history, their family, but also passions and loneliness.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

An aging actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, is preparing to shoot a death scene. But the shooting comes to a halt which leads him away, into an abandoned house where he finds himself visited by the spirit of a dead lover.

The Shadow of Utopia

After a bank robbery, the director’s father escaped to Brazil: Im Schatten der Utopie is composed of her memories and fantasies.

The Trial

A behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial, focusing on the President’s defence team. A tale of betrayal and corruption, by the right-wing opposition that perpetrated a coup d’état.

Tiger’s Dialog

An encounter between an entomologist and a tiger, also known as Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly: Dialogue du tigre.

Victory Day

Every year, on the 9th of May, people gather in Treptower Park in Berlin. They come dressed in their best outfits or in Soviet military uniform. They carry flags, banners and posters, they sing, dance and drink. They celebrate the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany.

The Four Sisters

By the director of the monumental Shoah, this is a documentary on four Jewish women who witnessed and survived the most insane and ruthless savagery, and whose memories deserve to be etched for ever more in human memory.

The Dead Nation

Tara Moarta is built upon what a huge collection of recently discovered Costică Acsinte’s photographs from the 1930’s and 40’s (and a jewish doctor’s journal from the same time) reveal about Romania and what they do not show.

In the Open

On a Corsican island about 130 men are detained in what is the only “open prison” in France. A place that receives mostly pedophiles approaching the end of the sentence. The director invades this strange territory and surprisingly meets several men who want to talk to him.

Let the Storm

Passion and love are told of by two intersecting relationships and a sad ballad: Merencória.

A Gentle Creature

Adapting the eponymous Dostoevsky’s short story, Loznitsa finds a surrealistic melodrama that is a potent political metaphor on Russia today. With this film (and Victory Day) the director continues his dismantling of the Soviet regime’s identitary ruins.

A Paris Education

Etienne starts studying Film Directing in Paris and there he makes a series of friends who will challenge his ideas of what is, or should be, cinema. Discussions about Pasolini and Sorrentino, betrayals, loves and envy in a melancholic film about life and art.

Train de vies ou les voyages d’Angelique

Filmed entirely on train rails, Train de vies crosses a series of characters who, in pairs, confess to each other their innermost desires and their most secret memories. A tender and delicate film. A world premiere at IndieLisboa.

Wrong Revision

Wrong Revision introduces the account of devil’s entrance into Japan and how it transformed himself into an octopus to oppress the Japanese Christians.

Sollers Point

Keith, a small-time drug dealer, is under house arrest. He re-enters a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. There, he pushes back against his surrounding limitations as he tries to find a way out of his own internal prison.

Stay Ups

In Stay Ups, a middle-aged woman is about to get nightly visits from a young man and her child is, as usual, in the way.