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Monday at 12:00

Yellow Cat

Kazakhstan/France, 2020; 90 min.

 

Director: Adilkhan  Yerzhanov
Executive producer: Assel SADVAKASSOVA, Kanat BITEMIROV, Yerbol TOIBAYEV
Producer: Serik ABISHEV, Olga KHLASHEVA
Co-producer: Guillaume de Seille
Scriptwriter: Adilkhan YERZHANOV, Inna SMAILOVA
DoP: Yerkinbek PTYRALIYEV
Editor: Adilkhan YERZHANOV
Production designer: Yermek UTEGENOV
Composer: Alim ZAIROV, Ivan SINTSOV
Principle cast: Kermek – Azamat NIGMANOV, Eva – Kamila NUGMANOVA, Zhambas – Sanjar MADI
Production company: ZERDE FILMS, Short Brothers, QAZAQFILM, Arizona Productions

 

Monday at 12:00

There is no Evil

Germany/Iran/Czech Republic, 2020; 151 min.

 

Director/Script: Mohammad Rasoulof

Cinematography: Ashkan Ashkani

Editing: Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini

Music: Amir Molookpour

Sound: Hasan Shabankareh

Producers: Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam 

Executive Producer: Farzad Pak


 

Monday at 12:00

The Salt of Tears

France, 2020; 100 min. 

 

Director: Philippe Garrel

Screenplay: Philippe Garrel, Jean-Claude Carriere, Arlette Langmann

DoP: Renato Berta

Editing: François Gedigier

Cast: Logann Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, Louise Chevillotte, André Wilms, Souheila Yacoub, Aline Belibi

Producer: Edouard Weil

Production company: Rectangle Productions, Close Up Films, Arte France Cinema

 

Monday at 12:00

Sole

Italy/Poland, 2019; 102 min.

 

Director:

Carlo Sironi

Production:

Kino Produzioni (Giovanni Pompili), Lava Films (Agnieszka Wasiak)

Main Cast:

Sandra Drzymalska, Claudio Segaluscio, Barbara Ronchi, Bruno Buzzi

Screenplay:

Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi, Antonio Manca

Cinematographer:

Gergely Poharnok

Editor:

Andrea Maguolo

Music:

Teoniki Rożynek

Sound:

Stefano Sabatini, Marzia Cordò, Michał Fojcik

Visual Effects:

Magui Studio

 

 

Monday at 12:00

Sisters Apart

Germany / Greece 2020; 93 min

 

Director: Daphne Charizani
Screenwriter: Daphne Charizani
Director of Photography: Falko Lachmund
Editing: David J. Rauschning
Music: Florian Tessloff
Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Kostas Lambropoulos
Production Companies: Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions, View Master Films

 

Monday at 12:00

Persona N2

Georgia/Germany, 2020; 85 min. 

 

Director/ scriptwriter: Nino Basilia

Scenography: Teimuraz Gabashvili, Gela Chinchaladze

Composer: Alex Ingo Becker

Invited composers: Andro Dgebuadze, Ishwanat Kalburg (India)

Cast: Lamzira Chkheidze, Tatuli Dolidze, Daredjan Kharshiladze, Nana Butkhuzi, Ekaterine Demetradze, Ana Nikolashvili, Ani Imnadze, Ana Javakhishvili, Ana-Maria GurgeniSvili, Maro Roinishvili, Luka Tarkhan-Mouravi

Editing: Niko Tarielashvili, Davit Kiknadze

Sound design: Goglik Giorgi Gogoladze, Paata Godziashvili

Producers: Nino Basilia, Alex Ingo Becker

 

Monday at 12:00

Mare

Switzerland/Croatia, 2020; 84 min.

 

Director: Andrea Staka
Writter: Andrea Staka

Cinematography: Erol Zubčević
Editing: 
Redžinald Šimek, Thomas Imbach
Sound: 
Benoît Barraud
Sound Design: 
Igor Čamo, Peter Bräker

Music: Ephrem Lüchinger
Cast:
Marija Škaričić, Goran Navojec, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Mirjana Karanović

Production: Okofilm Productions, Dinaridi Film, ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Thomas Imbach, Andrea Staka, Tena Gojić

 

Monday at 12:00

In Between Dying

Azerbaijan/Mexico/USA, 2020; 88 min. 

 

Director: Hilal Baydarov

Scriptwriter: Hilal Baydarov

Director of photography: Elshan Abbasov

Editor: Hilal Baydarov

Music: Kanan Rustamli

Cast: Orkhan Iskandarli, Rana Asgarova, Maryam Naghiyeva, Murvat Abdulazizov, Huseyn Nasirov

Producers: Hilal Baydarov, Elshan Abbasov

Co-producers: Carlos Reygadas, Joslyn Barnes

Production Company: Ucqar Film

Co-production Company: Splendor Omnia Studios, Louverture Films

 

Monday at 12:00

Conference

Estonia/Italy/Russia/UK, 2020; 135min

 

Director: Ivan Tverdovsky

Writer: Ivan Tverdovsky

Editor: Ivan Tverdovsky

Cinematography: Fedor Glazachev

Sound: Rustam Medov

Cast: Anna Mikhalkova, Natalya Pavlenkova, Natalya Potapova, Kseniya Zueva, Yan Tsapnik 

Producers:  Katerina Mikhaylova Konstantin Fam Egor Odintsov

 

Monday at 12:00

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Germany / Netherlands, 2020; 183 min. 

 

Director: Burhan Qurbani

Screenplay: Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani

Cinematography: Yoshi Heimrath

Editing: Philipp Thomas

Music: Dascha Dauenhauer

Casting: Suse Marquardt, Alexandra Koknat

Producers: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach

Co-producers: Leontine Petit, Erik Glijnias

Co-production: Lemming Film, Amsterdam; ZDF und Arte, Mainz

 

Monday at 12:00

Inner Fire

Russia, 2019; 106 min. 

 

Director: Misha Mareskin

Director of photography: Mikheil Kvirikadze

Music:  Artem Vasiliev.

Cast: Andrey Panin, Mikhail Pavlik, Sofia Sinitsina, Yakov Shamshin, Maria Skuratova

Producer: Evgeny Tarlo

 

Monday at 12:00

The Golden Thread

Georgia, 2019, 90 min. 

 

Director: Lana Ghoghoberidze

Screenplay: Lana Ghoghoberidze

Cinematography: Goga Devdariani  

Music: Giya Kancheli

Costumes: Keti Alexi-Meskhishvili

Editing: Nutsa Alexi-Meskhishvili, Elene Asatiani

Producer: Nutsa Alexi-Meskhishvili, Koka Togonidze

Co-Producer: Jean-Louis Padis

Cast: Nana jorjadze, Guranda Gabunia, Zura Kipshidze, Dato Kvirtskhalia, Temiko Chichinadze, Nino Kirtadze, Marita Beridze

Production: 3003 Film Production in co-production with: Manuel Cam

 

Monday at 12:00

Valley of Gods

Poland/Luxembourg/USA, 2019; 131 min.

 

Director: Lech Majewski
Screenwriter: Lech Majewski
DoP: Lech Majewski, Paweł Tybora
Music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Producer: Lech Majewski, FIlip Jan Rymsza

Production design: Christopher R. Demuri, Lech Majewski
Costume design: Ewa Kochańska, Eva Minge, Carolyn Leone
Cast: Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea, Jaime Ray Newman, Berenice Marlohe, Joseph Runningfox, John Rhys-Davies, Steven Skyler, Saginaw Grant, Owee Rae, Tokala Black Elk, Marek Probosz, Cris D’Annunzio, John A. Lorenz, Lech Dyblik

 

Monday at 12:00

Valley of Gods

Poland/Luxembourg/USA, 2019; 131 min.

 

Director: Lech Majewski
Screenwriter: Lech Majewski
DoP: Lech Majewski, Paweł Tybora
Music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Producer: Lech Majewski, FIlip Jan Rymsza

Production design: Christopher R. Demuri, Lech Majewski
Costume design: Ewa Kochańska, Eva Minge, Carolyn Leone
Cast: Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea, Jaime Ray Newman, Berenice Marlohe, Joseph Runningfox, John Rhys-Davies, Steven Skyler, Saginaw Grant, Owee Rae, Tokala Black Elk, Marek Probosz, Cris D’Annunzio, John A. Lorenz, Lech Dyblik

 

Monday at 12:00

Undine

Germany/France, 2020; 90 min.

 

Written and directed by: Christian Petzold

Cinematography: Hans Fromm

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Sound: Andreas Mücke-Niesytka

Producers: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

Executive Producer: Anton Kaiser

Co-production: Les Films du Losange, Paris

Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

 

Monday at 12:00

The Best Years of a Life

France, 2019; 90 min. 

 

Director: Claude Lelouch

Screenplay: Claude Lelouch, Valérie Perrin

Cinematography: Robert Alazraki

Film editing: Stéphane Mazalaigue

Music: Francis Lai, Calogero

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Souad Amidou, Antoine Sire, Marianne Denicourt, Monica Bellucci, Tess Lauvergne, Vincent Vinel, Jean-Yves Cressenville, Laurent Prudhomme

Producer: Samuel Hadida, Victor Hadida, Claude Lelouch

Production: Les Films 13, Davis Films, France 2 Cinéma

 

Monday at 12:00

Charlatan

Czech Republic/Ireland/Slovakia/Poland 2020; 118 min.

 

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Writer: Marek Epstein   

DoP:  Martin Štrba

Editor:  Pavel Hrdlička 

Sound: Radim Hladíkjr.   

Music: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz 

Producer: Šárka Cimbalová, Kevan Van Thompson

Cast: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná

Production Company: Marlene Film Production, Czech Anglo Productions, F&ME, Madants sp. z o.o., Furia Film, Czech Television, RTVS, Barrandov Studios, Studio Metrage

 

Sunday at 12:00

The Whale from Lorino

Poland, 2019, 59 min

 

Film Director: Maciej Cuske

Cinematography: Piotr Bernaś

Script: Maciej Cuske

Music: Michał Jacaszek

Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk, Jarosław Sadowski

Editing: Katarzyna Orzechowska

Production: Mikołaj Pokromski, Aldona Pokromska (Pokromski Studio)

 

Sunday at 12:00

The Gift

Italy, 2019; 89 min.

 

Directed by: Giuliano Fratini

Screenplay: Giuliano Fratini

Cinematography: Francesco Crispino, Stefano Talone

Editing: Maurizio Baglivo

Music: Bernardino Fratini, Pipe's Not Dead

Producer: Giuliano Fratini

Production: Infinitas Film

Cast:Giuseppe Lanci, Ali Chamraev, Andrej A. Tarkovskij, Marlen M. Chuciev, Norman Mozzato, Krzysztof Zanussi, Donatella Baglivo, Enrica Fico, Manolo Bolognini, Renzo Rossellini, Luciano Tovoli

 

Sunday at 12:00

The Disqualified

Tunisia, France, Qatar, 2020; 114 min.

 

Director: Hamza Ouni

Screenwriter: Hamza Ouni, Cecile Vargaftig

Producer: Erige Sehiri, Stephane Jourdain, Ahmed Kefi

 

Sunday at 12:00

Promised Land

Italy, 2020

 

Director: Daniele Tommaso

Screenplay: Daniele Tommaso

Editing: Angelo Musciagna

Cinematography: Iari Marcelli

Music: Valerio Vigliar

 

Sunday at 12:00

Paris Calligrammes

France/Germany, 2020, 129 min.

 

Written and directed by: Ulrike Ottinger

Cinematography: Ulrike Ottinger

Editing : Anette Fleming

Sound: Timothee Alazraki

Producers: Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Theune

Co-producers: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Gerald Collas 

Co-production: Idéale Audience, Paris INA- Institut national de L’audiovisuel, Paris ZDF/3sat, Mainz

 

Sunday at 12:00

Bazyl

Ukraine, 2020; 65 min. 

 

Director: Roman Shirman

Script: Roman Shirman / Semeon Sluchevsky

Director of Photography: Oleksii Stepanov

Producer: Hennadiy Kofman 

 

Sunday at 12:00

Ayouni

UK/Qatara, 2020; 75 min.

 

Director: Yasmin Fedda

Screenwriter: Yasmin Fedda

Producer: Hugh Hartford, Elhum Shakerifar

 

Monday at 12:00

Varda by Agnès

France, 2019,  115 min.

 

Director: Agnès Varda
Script: Agnès Varda
Cinematography: Agnès Varda
Producer: Rosalie Varda
Editing: Agnès Varda, Nicolas Longinoti
Sound: David chaulier, Alan savary

 

Monday at 12:00

Sunless Shadows

Iran/Norway, 2019; 74 min

 

Director: Mehrdad Oskouei

Cinematography: Mehdi Azadi

Editing: Amir Adibparvar

Music: Afshin Azizi

Sound Designer: Mahmoud Khorsand

Executive producer: Siavash Jamali for Emrooz film

Production: Mehrdad Oskouei for Oskouei Films, Carsten Aanonsen for Indie Film

 

Monday at 12:00

Faith

Italy, 2019,  93 min.

 

Director: Valentina Pedicini
Script: Valentina Pedicini
Cinematography: Bastian Esser
Sound: Simone Brizio, Oscar Stiebitz
Editing: Luca Mandrile
Original music: Federico Campana
Production: Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment

 

Monday at 12:00

In a Whisper 

Spain/France/Switzerland/Cuba, 2019, 80 min.

 

Directors: Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
Script: Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
Producer: Daniel Froiz
Cinematography: Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
Editing: Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández, Diana Toucedo
Sound design: Sergio Fernández Borrás, Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
Music: Olivier Militon, Patricia Cadaveira

 

Monday at 12:00

Twelve Lessons

Georgia, 2019, 74 min. 

 

Director: Giorgi Mrevlishvili

Screenplay: Giorgi Mrevlishvili

Music: Nino Janjghava

Editing: Giorgi Mrevlishvili

Sound: Davit Khositashvili

Cast: Valerian Kotrikadze, Vako Kotrikadze

Producer: Jeremy Gaskill

Production: MAC Georgia

 

Monday at 12:00

Shindisi

Georgia, 2019; 105 min.

 

Director: Dito Tsintsadze

Screenplay: Irakli Solomanashvili

D.o.p.:  Konstantin Mindia Esadze

Editors: Levan Kukhashvili

Art Director: Teo Baramidze

Costume Designer: Ketevan Kalandadze

Music Score: Zviad Mghebri

Sound: Beso Kacharava

Cast: Goga Pipinashvili, Dato Bakhtadze, Tamuna Abshilava, Mariam Jibladze

Produced by: 20 STEPS PRODUCTIONS , FREE MOVIE STUDIO 

Producers: Vladimer Katcharava, Edmond Minashvili, Konstantin Esadze.

 

Sunday at 12:00

Negative Numbers

Georgia/France/Italy, 2019, 90 min. 

 

 

Director: Uta Beria

Screenplay: Uta Beria

Cinematography: Tato Kotetishvili

Costumes: Tinatin Kvinikadze 

Editing: Alexander Khuranov, Nodar Nozadze

Cast: Sandro Kalandadze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Gaga Shishinashvili, Tedo Bekauri, Biko Barbakadze, Ana Javakhishvili, Lasha Katsiashvili

Sound: Olivier Leroy

Music: Tete Noise, Sandro Chinchaladze

Producer: David Isakadze,  Konstantine Takaishvili

Co-Producer: Loic Magneron, Brett Walker, Miguel Govea, Alfredo Federico, Simona Banchi

Production: Magnet Films, Wide, Alief, 39 Films

 

Monday at 12:00

Kakhetian Train

Georgia, 2019; 44 min. 

 

Director: Lali Kiknavelidze

Screenplay: Lali Kiknavelidze, Archil Kikodze, Mikho Mosulishvili

Cinematography: Gela Chinchaladze

Production Design: Mamuka Esadze

Costumes: Ketie Kalandadze

Sound: Beso Kacharava

Producer: Lali Kiknavelidze, Dato Kiknavelidze

Cast: Misha Gomiashvili, Ia Shugliashvili, Nika Tserediani, Giorgi Beridze, Mamuka Javakhishvili, Vaja Khutsishvili, Mamuka Tevzadze, Giorgi Gogishvili

Production: Lira production Studios

 

Sunday at 12:00

Dead Souls’ Vacation

Georgia, 2020; 67 min.   

 

Director: Keko Chelidze

Script: Keko Chelidze, Kote Kalandadze

Cinematography: Kote Kalandadze

Editing: Keko Chelidze, Kote Kalandadze, Elene Asatiani

Sound: Kote Kalandadze

Music: Levan Svanidze, Gia Toidze

Colour Correction: Levan Kukhashvili

Cast: Levan Svanidze, Lamara Svanidze, Inga Mghebrishvili, Gia Toidze

Producer: Kote Kalandadze, Elene Margvelashvili

Production Company: Parachute Films

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Broccoli Soup

Georgia, 2020, 16 min.

 

Director: Nikoloz Verdzadze

Screenplay: Nikoloz Verdzadze

Cameraman: Tornike Tavadze

Painter: Davit Romanadze

Cast: Giorgi Kurava, Anano Chanidze, Gocha Guntaishvili, Nina Diasamidze, Davit Verdzadze

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Tirishko

Iran, 2020; 12 min. 

 

Director: Shakiba Khaleghi

Writer: Shakiba Khaleghi

Cast: Shakiba Khaleghi, Sharif  sharigi, Ali Davoudnejad 

Producer: Bahram KHALEGHI

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Spring 2020

Spain, 2020; 14min. 

 

Director/script: Valentine Iconaru

Producer: Valentine Iconaru

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Perpetual Night

Portugal, 2020; 17 min.

 

Director/Script: Pedro Peralta

Producer: João Matos

Cast: Paz Couso, Domicilia Nunes, Sara Piris

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Lumina

France, 2020; 19 min.

 

Director/script: Julien Feret

Cinematographer: Fiona Braillon

Editor: Denis Bedlow

Producer: Julien Feret

Cast: Tornike Gogrichiani

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Lolo

Poland, 2020; 12 min.

 

Director/script: Michał Piotrowski

Producer: Agata Jarmułowicz, Aleksandra Kubisa

Director of photography: Fryderyk Potoczek

Cast: Bartłomiej Błaszczyńsk, Aleksandra Fielek, Maciej Nogieć

 

Tuesday at 14:00

The kites

Iran, 2020; 14 min.

 

Director/Script: Sayed Payam Hosseini

Producer: Sayed Payam Hosseini

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Kids

Georgia, 2020; 7 min. 

 

Director/script: Levan Chkonia 

Cinematography:  Ignacy Ciszewsky

Editing: Levan Chkonia

 

Tuesday at 14:00

I Need the Handshakes

Belarus, 2020; 18 min.

 

Director: Andrei Kutsila

Script: Andrei Kutsila

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Good Man

Albania, 2020; 14 min.

 

Director/Script: Ergys Meta

Cast: Kastriot Ramollari, Neritan Liçaj 

Producer: CIRCE, Apulia film commission,ERA film 

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Their Earth Chronicles

Georgia, 2020; 20 min. 

 

Director: Anna Sarukhanova

DOP Anna Sarukhanova

Editor: Tornike Mezvrishvili

Special Thanks to Nini Rtveliashvili, Marianna Akopian, Dima Gomberg

 

Tuesday at 14:00

Everything About Nothing

Georgia, 2020; 10 min. 

 

Director: Mirian Oragvelidze, Saba Kareli 

Script: Mirian Oragvelidze, Saba Kareli

 

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