Films

2/DUO

Nobuhiro Suwa

Suwa’s debut explores one of the common themes of his filmography: the complications of human relationships, in this case between partners.

3/4

Ilian Metev

A prodigiously intimate portrait featuring an amateur cast that uses a close family setting to generate universal social and political commentary.

A CIAMBRA

Jonas Carpignano

One of the surprises of the year. This film produced by Martin Scorsese is set in a gypsy community from Calabria and stars a sparkling young talent of just 14 years.

ACCIDENCE

Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson

Short movie that completes The Green Fog session and experiments with the figure of the doppelganger, with shades of David Lynch and many of the author’s favourite themes.

AINHOA, YO NO SOY ESA

Carolina Astudillo Muñoz

An alternative chronicle of the nineties through the eyes of a Basque girl who has moved to Barcelona and notes in her diary the things she is unable to explain.

ALIVE IN FRANCE

Abel Ferrara

A look at the wild side of one of the standout characters of American indie cinema in a veritable self-tribute documentary about the music used in his pictures.

AMANTE POR UN DÍA

Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel once again explores love, breakups, jealousy, desire and infidelity, this time with the Electra complex as the main theme.

ANA DE DÍA

Andrea Jaurrieta

D'A 2018 closes with one of the highlights of the season, the first fictional feature by renowned filmmaker and video-artist Ana Jaurrieta, with a memorable lead performance from Ingrid García-Johnson.

ARÁBIA

Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans

An offbeat road movie with an air of a contemporary western that showcases the healthy state of independent Brazilian cinema.

AVA

Sadaf Foroughi

A coming of age movie set in Teheran, in which an adolescent rebels against the totalitarian social system. Quite a revelation.

BIENVENIDA A MONTPARNASSE

Léonor Serraille

A mega-hit of French independent cinema that describes the odyssey of an impulsive, free-spirited and dynamic young lady who returns to Paris with her heart set on reinventing her identity.

BRAGUINO

Clément Cogitore

One of the most mysteriously hypnotic movies of the season takes us deep into one of Siberia’s most remote regions.

BROTHERS

Bram Schouw

A road movie that painfully depicts the differences between two brothers that are destined to take different paths.

LA CÁMARA DE CLAIRE

Hong Sang-soo

An apparently lightweight piece of fun that brings the Korean director back together with wonderful French actress Isabelle Huppert.

CASA DE NINGÚ

Íngrid Guardiola

A passionately emotional cinematic treatise that observes the role of old age in our implacable political system.

THE CHARMER

Milad Alami

Intense psychological drama that takes a unique look at European cultural diversity, exploring race and class issues in captivating fashion.

CHESIL BEACH

Dominic Cooke

Fantastic adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle about sexual repression and questioning the meaning of romantic love.

CHIEN

Samuel Benchetrit

Madcap irreverent comedy that criticises the dehumanisation of contemporary society, with certain reminiscence of Lanthimos.

CLÉO & PAUL

Stéphane Demoustier

This little jewel follows what are the director’s own two small children in real life as they get lost in a Parisian park in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

COCOTE

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias

A film that breaks from the usual standards of Latin American social cinema to rebel as a brutal, psychotropic religious experience.

COLO

Teresa Villaverde

Rumination on the hardships of economic crisis in Portugal in an intimate film focused on the everyday lives of a middle class family.

CON EL VIENTO

Meritxell Colell

Magnificent directorial debut that explores physical and emotional distances in the enchanting rural setting of a Burgos hamlet.

UN COUPLE PARFAIT

Nobuhiro Suwa

With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini, a poignant movie that reflects upon relationships between couples.

SHORT MOVIES UN IMPULSO COLECTIVO 1

Various

Second program of short movies from the section Un impulso colectivo with Castro, Anna Petrus, Clara Roquet, Blanca Camello Galí, Belén Funes and Álvaro Gago.

THE DAY AFTER

Hong Sang-soo

A sentimentally delightful and mature comedy of errors and coincidences, with multiple storylines, from the grand maestro of Korean cinema.

DEDE

Mariam Khatchvani

A striking melodrama that questions the effects of social traditions and conventions in Georgia.

DHOGS

Andrés Goteira

Choral film with clear influences of Lynch, Tarantino and the Coen brothers, but that shamelessly takes things to the absolute limit.

DIE TOMORROW

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

An exploration of the fragility of human life that refuses to be too pessimistic. One of the true surprise packages of recent Asian cinema.

DISOBEDIENCE

Sebastián Lelio

The first US movie by Sebastián Lelio (winner of an Oscar for A Fantastic Woman) is a disturbingly candid portrait of two extraordinary women.

AS DUAS IRENES

Fabio Meira

Two young women are flung by their mixed identities into an adventure packed with secrets and lies.

LA EDAD ATÓMICA

Héléna Klotz

A night-time journey through the city is the setting for a film about desire and friendship that explores nostalgia and the disillusions of a generation.

EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES

Karim Moussaoui

A kaleidoscopically humanist vision of contemporary Algeria through three stories that come together as one. Winner of the Special Jury Prize and Best Director award at Gijón 2017.

ESCORÉU, 24 D’AVIENTU DE 1937

Ramón Lluís Bande

One of the most coherent and thorough documentary-makers of recent Spanish cinema is back with a new call for historical remembrance of the forgotten faces of the Spanish Civil War.

A ESTACIÓN VIOLENTA

Anxos Fazáns

A loose adaptation of the book of the same name by Manuel Jabois, this film is a melancholic portrait of a lost generation, in which death is the running theme.

LOS FANTASMAS DE ISMAËL

Arnaud Desplechin

The opening film at Cannes 2017 is an impassioned production telling a cutting story and with a star-studded French cast.

FASENUOVA SOBRE MAYA DEREN

Fasenuova, one of the leading acts on the underground electronica scene, provide live music to four shorts by Maya Deren.

FIRST REFORMED

Paul Schrader

One of the true masters of American cinema presents one of his greatest works of recent years, a moral drama about mourning featuring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.

FROST

Sharunas Bartas

A subtle first-person homily on the calamities of war in a powerful, lyrically-charged film set in frozen landscapes. Featuring Vanessa Paradis.

EL FUTURO QUE VIENE

Constanza Novick

This Lisandro Alonso production is an ode to female friendship that follows different stages of the lives of two women.

GOOD TIME

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

A unique opportunity to see one of the best films of the year on the big screen. An instant cult classic starring Robert Pattinson.

GRAIN

Semih Kaplanoglu

A truly ambitious work of science fiction with an international cast led by an outstanding Jean-Marc Barr.

THE GREEN FOG

Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson

A treasure for film buffs that revisits Hitchcock’s Vertigo through a collage of vintage movies and TV series recorded in San Francisco.

GRÍMSEY

Richard García, Raúl Portero

A road movie that is also an exploration of love for the frozen unknown of Icelandic landscapes.

GUTLAND

Govinda Van Maele

One of the most genuine projects of last season, a mise en abyme that oozes suspense and humour as it reinvents black cinema.

HANNAH

Andrea Pallaoro

The great Charlotte Rampling takes on the role of the typically complex character that she is so skilled at portraying. Winner of the Copa Volpi at the Venice Biennale.

HIGH FANTASY

Jenna Bass

Filmed on a mobile telephone, the second movie by this South African director was one of the surprise packages of TIFF 2017.

H STORY

Nobuhiro Suwa

Starring an outstanding Béatrice Dalle, a film that shifts between fiction and documentary as it explores the value of images in group memory.

I AM NOT A WITCH

Rungano Nyoni

Social movie that combines protest with black humour and that has gone down a storm on the festival circuit.

I HATE NEW YORK

Gustavo Sánchez

Kaleidoscopic radiography of the New York underground scene through the eyes of four transsexual artists and activists.

INVISIBLE

Pablo Giorgelli

A delightful little film that showcases the storytelling talents of one of the most fascinating Latin American directors of recent decades.

JEAN-FRANÇOIS I EL SENTIT DE LA VIDA

Sergi Portabella

A melancholic comedy about two young people that are struggling to find their place in the world. One of the most original Catalan movies of recent years.

LEAN ON PETE

Andrew Haigh

The 45-year-old director demystifies the western in this picture about an adolescent who sets out on a life journey in the company of a struggling racehorse.

EL LEÓN DUERME ESTA NOCHE

Nobuhiro Suwa

Stunning film in which an awesome Jean-Pierre Léaud confronts mortality and the ghosts of the past through fiction and the acting profession.

MADAME HYDE

Serge Bozon

Madcap comedy featuring Isabelle Huppert in a very different role to her usual fare, in which social realism drifts into shocking fantasy.

MADEMOISELLE PARADIS

Barbara Albert

Period movie with a touch of perversion, offering an implacable portrait of the European bourgeoisie and based on the true story of blind pianist and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis.

A MAN OF INTEGRITY

Mohammad Rasoulof

Strikingly sombre and matter-of-fact social critique of the rotten system on which Iran is built.

MATAR AL PADRE

Mar Coll

Presentation of the first two episodes of a feminism-themed series produced by Movistar+.

MORE

Onur Saylak

Violence as the only driver of change is the core narrative theme of this brilliant debut picture.

M/OTHER

Nobuhiro Suwa

An ambiguously mature film in which the director showcases his talent for intimate scenes, with a large element of improvised performance.

MRS. FANG

Wang Bing

A new triumph by one of the greatest documentary-makers of the age, who here deals with the final days of Chinese Alzheimer patient.

MY PURE LAND

Sarmad Masud

Astounding feminist neo-western set in rural Pakistan that criticises the country’s patriarchal system. A film about female resistance based on a true story.

NADIE NOS MIRA

Julia Solomonoff

Julia Solomonoff’s latest movie is the tale of a failed emigrant and a love-hate relationship with New York. Isabel Coixet produces.

NO QUIERO PERDERTE NUNCA

Alejo Levis

A striking reformulation of the ghost genre takes us on an intimately surrealist journey with clear influences of seventies horror movies.

OH LUCY!

Atsuko Hirayanagi

A charming but savage film that explores identify through the eyes of one of the most memorable anti-heroines of recent times.

PENÈLOPE

Eva Vila

The director re-explores Homer’s Odyssey, using the classical epic to suggest a more anti-heroic Ulysses and a resolutely empowered Penelope.

PERROLOBO (LYCISCA)

Gerard Ortín Castellví

One of the most original productions to come out of Spanish cinema of late, this is a movie quite unlike any other.

PERSON TO PERSON

Dustin Guy Defa

One of the indie films of the year is a fascinatingly introspective multi-layered story that’s gushing with creative freedom.

PRINCESITA

Marialy Rivas

A somewhat crude yet aesthetically stunning moral tale in which the filmmaker decries male totalitarianism over the female body.

PUTA Y AMADA

Marc Ferrer

One of the most personal directors from the Barcelona movie scene presents a moral coming-of-age comedy that explores the loss of ideals.

QUIERO LO ETERNO

Miguel Ángel Blanca

A strikingly poetic and nihilistic project that follows a group of teenagers that live in their own world.

RAZZIA

Nabil Ayouch

A brave, powerful film that kaleidoscopically depicts the contradictions of modern-day Morocco in an epic ode to freedom.

SOLDATII. POVESTE DIN FERENTARI

Ivana Mladenovic

An atypical love story that morphs into a futile quest for need and power, and a welcome break from the traditional LGBTI narrative.

SOLLERS POINT

Matt Porterfield

One of the biggest names in new indie cinema with a bitter portrait of a United States that has drifted far astray from the typical American dream.

SOTABOSC

David Gutiérrez Camps

A social chronicle of immigration in which the celebrated director of The Juan Bushwick Diaries flirts with hyper-realism and fantasy.

TA PEAU SI LISSE

Denis Côté

In this documentary, Côté’s typical elegance observes what lies behind the world of bodybuilding and the cult of the body.

TEMPESTAD

Tatiana Huezo

Special commemorative session of the 20th anniversary of the Pompeu Fabra University Masters in Creative Documentary.

TIEMPO COMPARTIDO

Sebastián Hofmann

This ferociously dark satire of the Mexican middle class won the world cinema screenwriting award at Sundance.

TRINTA LUMES

Diana Toucedo

Magical movie about a small Galician village, filmed from a uniquely anthropological viewpoint and with hints of gothic horror stories.

LES UNWANTED DE EUROPA

Fabrizio Ferraro

Lluís Miñarro is the co-producer of this film about the final days of German philosopher Walter Benjamin.

EL VENT ÉS AIXÒ

Pere Vilà + l’IES Sobrequés de Girona

A film tackling anorexia that started out as an educational exercise but that ends of presenting the issue in the rawest form of pure cinema.

VER A UNA MUJER

Mònica Rovira

A stunning debut, this sincere, honest and peerless movie is an introspective exercise filmed in magnificent black and white.

EL VIAJE DE NISHA

Iram Haq

The submission of women in Pakistani culture is the main theme of this anti-establishment film that offers a thought-provoking response to a complex issue.

VILLAGE ROCKSTARS

Rima Das

A tender, hopeful ode that unites two of the best possible leitmotivs: cinema and music.

WESTERN

Valeska Grisebach

One of the most celebrated movies of 2017 is a moving exploration of the cultural clashes between workers from different countries.

YO LA BUSCO

Sara Gutiérrez

A film that begins as a kind of generational comedy of manners but drifts towards a darker, more oneiric and unnerving climax.

YUKI & NINA

Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa

A sincere portrait of childhood, focused on the friendship between two Parisian girls and stashed with magical realism.