Damascus, Spring 2011. It's the early stages of the revolution. 25-year-old Nahla is torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla finds refuge at her neighbor's, the mysterious Ms Jiji.
Starring Manal Issa (PARISIENNE, NOCTURAMA)
SCREENINGS Fri 11th I 11:00 I Debussy I Public
Fri 11th I 16:45 I Debussy I Premiere
Sat 12th I 10:00 I Lerins 3 I Market
Sat 12th I 14:00 I Bazin I Public
Sun 13th I 09:30 I Riviera 2 I Market Wed 16th I 10:00 I Riviera 2 I Market
IN SELECTION - CRITIC'S WEEK COMPETITION
CHRIS THE SWISS
by Anja Kofmel
Documentary - Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Finland - 2018 - 90min
Croatia, 7th of January 1992: In the middle of the Yugoslav wars, a young journalist is found dead, dressed in the uniform of an international mercenary group. Twenty years later, his cousin Anja Kofmel investigates his story...
SCREENINGS Fri 11th I 10:00 I Lerins 3 I Market - By invitation - rsvp to email@example.com Sun 13th I 11:30 I Espace Miramar I Premiere Sun 13th I 17:15 I Espace Miramar I Public Sun 13th I 22:30 I Espace Miramar I Public Mon 14th I 08:30 I Espace Miramar I Public Mon 14th I 14:00 I Lerins 3 I Market
After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself...
SCREENINGS Fri 11th I 11:30 I Studio 13 I Public
Fri 11th I 20:00 I Arcades 1 & 2 I Premiere
Sat 12th I 14:00 I Riviera 1 I Market
Mon 14th I 14:00 I Alexandre III I Public
Tue 15th I 09:30 I Riviera 2 I Market
THE GUEST by Duccio Chiarini
Comedy Drama - Italy, France, Switzerland - 2018
Dumped by his girlfriend and stranded on different friends' couches, 38-year-old Guido tries to transform his wacky urban drift into a chance for a new beginning.
From the director of SHORT SKIN - Berlin Generation 2015
Maria, 30, is impatient, restless and speaks 5 languages. In Taipei she meets Olivier. He is shy, slow and can speak 15 languages. They fall in love. Then suddenly the news explode. It's their story, a true story.
Starring Deborah François (THE CHILD, THE PAGE TURNER)
Paul Hamy (THE ORNITHOLOGIST, MON ROI, SUZANNE)
THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE by Joël Karekezi
Drama - Belgium, France, Germany - 2018
At the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier and young private Faustin, are accidentally left behind in the jungle. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls.
Determined to stop drinking, Joseph moves into a friend's house and convinces his ex-wife Emma to join him. In the troubled times of Quebec independence referendum, this is the account of their stormy reunion.
by Kanwal Sethi
Romance - India, Germany, Austria - 2018 - 102min
Amar is an ageing movie star in the twilight of his career. Tara runs a restaurant from where Amar usually orders his meals. A chance phone call blossoms into a friendship with an unsaid rule that neither will meet in person.