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OPENING FILM

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Showtime: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 21:30

1st Kimolos I.F.F. (Greece)

Year: 2020
Running Time: 28 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Giannis Stankoglou, Nia Foes
Director: Manolis Papanikitas
Description: The best moments of 1st Kimolos International Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENING

Showtime:  Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 22:00

The Enigma of Keros (Greece)

Year: 2020
Running Time: 87 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Andriana Paraskevopoulou
Director: Kostas Macheras

Description: The excavations at Dhaskalio (directed by Colin Renfrew
and Michael Boyd of the McDonald Institute, University of
Cambridge) have completely transformed our understanding
of what was previously seen as a Cycladic enigma. The
today uninhabited island of Keros, in Cyclades, Greece,
was the site of the world’s earliest maritime sanctuary in the
Early Bronze Age, and a thriving center for metal production,
providing much evidence for all crucial developments in
architecture.

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Competition Films

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Showtime:  Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 21:30

Nomades (Morocco / France)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 87 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Jamil Idrissi, Jalila Talemsi
Director / Writer: Olivier Coussemacq
Description:Nomads tells the story of a teenage boy from Tangier,
who wants nothing more than to flee his home for the promise of
the West, and his mother who will go to any lengths to stop him
from following in his brothers’ tragic footsteps.
Festivals / Awards:
Moscow International Film Festival – Out of Competition
Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival – Best Film,
Best Director, Best Actress
Harhoura Film Festival – Grand Prize, Cinephilia Prize, Best Actor

WATCH THE TRAILER

Showtime: Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 21:30

A Dose of Happiness (Bulgaria)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama / Autobiography
Cast: Valentina Karoleva, Dimitar Nikolov
Aleksandar Aleksiev
Director: Yana Titova
Description: Vesela’s search for happiness led her into an early
marriage that went cold by the time she was 20. Breaking away from
her husband, Vesela takes a job waiting tables at a night
club, where she meets Ivan, twice her age, who takes her in
with her 3-year-old daughter Valya. One day, the angelic Joro
turns up in the club and takes Vesela into a bar back room for
a smoke. She wakes up the next morning in withdrawal; and
later learns her life is now all about heroin. Joro becomes
Vesela’s playmate and lover…
Festivals / Awards:
Moscow International Film Festival – Out of Competition

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Showtime: Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 21:30

Send me to the Clouds (China)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 99 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Yao Chen
Director / Writer: Teng Congcong
Description:After working in a big city for several years,
29-year-old journalist Sheng Nan is struck by the fact that
she has contracted gynecologic cancer. Branded as a “leftover lady”
for still being single, Sheng Nan is stressed at all ends: Her
life on the line, her financial burden, and the innate fear that
she would lose all sexual pleasure, even if the cancer is
cured. She is hopelessly watching her chance to live, to love,
and to enjoy sex slowly slipping by.
Festivals / Awards:
Shanghai International Film Festival – Official Selection
Golden Rooster Awards – Best Supporting Actress
London East Asia Film Festival – In Competition
San Diego Asian Film Festival – Official Selection

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Showtime: Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 21:30

A Certain Kind of Silence (Czech Republic)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 96 minutes
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Eliška Křenková, Jacob Jutte, Monic Hendrickx,
Roeland Fernhout
Writers: Michal Hogenauer & Jakub Felcman
Director: Michal Hogenauer
Description: Czech young au pair Mia starts work abroad for a well-off
family in a lavish villa. Mia must look after their ten year-oldson and
follows many strange rules of the household. She slowly begins to
gradually abandon her morality and her relationships with the child
she is entrusted with, as a result of systematic manipulation.
Will Mia be able to get out of the grip of a radical family community?
Festivals / Awards:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Official Selection
Cairo International Film Festival – Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Work
Milano Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection

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Showtime:  Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 23:00

Arracht (Ireland)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 84 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Dónall Ó Héalai, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney
Director / Writer: Tom Sullivan
Description:Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán
Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger
at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in
the Napoleonic wars arrives just ahead of ‘the blight’, a
disease that eventually wipes out the country’s potato crop,
contributing to the death and displacement of millions.
Festivals / Awards:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Official Selection
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival –
Official Selection
Glasgow Film Festival – Audience Award
Irish Film and Television Awards – Nominated for 11 Awards

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Showtime:  Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 21:30

A Dark, Dark Man (Kazakhstan)

Year: 2019
Running Time: 130 minutes
Genre: Crime Thriller – Black Comedy
Cast: Daniyar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybayeva, Teoman Khos
Director / Writer: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Description: A boy is killed in an aul (Kazakh village). Detective Bekzat
wants to end an investigation quickly: a crime perpetrator
is already found by local police officers after all. But when
a journalist from the city comes, everything falls apart.
Now Bekzat must conduct a real investigation, following
procedure, for the first time in his career.
Festivals / Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival – Main Competition
Busan International Film Festival – Official Selection
International Film Festival Rotterdam – Voices Main Programme
Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) – Winner Achievement
in Directing

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Closing Film

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Showtime: Monday, September 7, 2020 @ 21:30

Plastic Free Archipelago (Greece)

Year: 2020
Running Time: 56 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Sotiris Danezis
Description: The documentary explores the fragile state of the Aegean
Sea, uncovers alarming truths about the consequences
of our disposable lifestyle and highlights the innovative
solutions and special programs which Athanasios Laskaridis
Charitable Foundations runs in the Greek islands.

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