International Competition

History, stories, and territories – whether distant or close, real or imaginary – can become concrete, and operate within the singular, shared universe of the screen. This International Competition selection consists of films that remind us of these cinematic possibilities, from microcosms – a family unit, a prison cell, intimate dreams and recollections – to macrocosms, such as social shifts, the history of colonisation and ethnocide, the complexities of conflicts and paradoxes of the capitalistic worldview. It is a selection where the individual and collective intertwine and interrogate each other, either through delicate strategies or bold and affirming confrontations. Representing 14 countries and 13 spoken languages, with a number of films coming from emerging talent across different continents, this selection offers gestures and visions at once unique, precise and transformative.

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