Topic: Social Issues

ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIÈRE

Arnaud Desplechin

The acclaimed French director shoots in his hometown a noir film faithful to the genre but also subversive with its references, including Hitchcock's The Wrong Man.

LOS LOBOS

Samuel Kishi Leopo

Two little brothers of an immigrant family wait for their mother to return from work as they watch their new and insecure neighborhood from the window and think about going to Disneyland.

ALGUNAS BESTIAS

Jorge Riquelme Serrano

When a family get trapped on a small, uninhabited island, their inner beasts appear. One of the most disturbing films of the year, awarded in San Sebastián.

ACTOS DE PRIMAVERA

Adrián García Prado

A first-person diary about identity in these precarious times, about the possibility of surviving thanks to the cinema, with reminiscences of Arrebato by Ivan Zulueta.

DISCO

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

A teenage girl, stepdaughter of an evangelical pastor and disco dance champion, begins to receive a more conservative and tough education at the moment when she seems to have doubts about her faith.

GHOST TROPIC

Bas Devos

After a day of work, a Muslim woman falls asleep on the last subway ride. When she wakes up, she will have to walk back home, and will meet all kinds of inhabitants of the night.

GIRANT PER SANT ANTONI

Pere Alberó

Between documentary and essay, the careful observation and the political thoughts, this film talks about the San Antoni district of Barcelona, as well as the gentrification and the people who inhabit the area.

LITTLE JOE

Jessica Hausner

A scientist cultivates a plant that generates a strange well-being... But is this due to science or to a progressive dehumanization? A terrifying and surprising social parable.

LA MAMI

Laura Herrero Garvin

La Mami is dedicated to managing the backstage of one of the most legendary cabarets in Mexico City. One day, a girl arrives at the premises with her sick son urgently looking for a job.

AS MORTES

Cristóbal Arteaga Rozas

As mortes is the unknown masterpiece of the New Galician Cinema: a quiet thriller that takes place in a small village where a mysterious crime triggers all kinds of reactions.

NEVIA

Nunzia De Stefano

Film that distances itself, with humor and fantasy, from the typical social dramas, explaining the story of a teenager who sees in the circus her hope to flee from the context in which she lives.

OLEG

Juris Kursietis

A young Latvian butcher arrives in Brussels in hopes of having a better life but is betrayed by a colleague. A shocking film about immigration and modern-day slavery.