TOUT SIMPLEMENT NOIR

Jean-Pascal Zadi, John Wax

FRANCE | 90 minutes | 2020

NIGHT HAS COME

Peter Van Goethem

BELGIUM | 59 minutes | 2019

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PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

A YELLOW ANIMAL
Felipe Bragança

O.V. Portuguese | st English

How do you make a film in a country grappling with a loss of language and identity? This is the quest facing Fernando, a penniless Brazilian director...

BRAZIL, Portugal, Mozambique | 115 minutes | 2020

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

APPLES
Christos Nikou

O.V. Greek | st English

A passion for apples: this ultimately insignificant detail is all that remains of Aris’s former life after his memory is inexplicably and irretrievably...

GREECE, Poland, Slovenia | 90 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

ATLANTIS
Valentyn Vasyanovych

O.V. Ukrainian | st French or english

Eastern Ukraine, 2025. The war is barely over and PTSD-afflicted ex-soldier Sergiy is having trouble adjusting. Almost by chance, he joins a group of...

UKRAINE | 109 minutes | 2019

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

BAD ROADS
Natalya Vorozhbit

O.V. Ukrainian | st English

For her first feature, Natalya Vorozhbit adapts her own play, one of the groundbreaking works of the Ukrainian New Drama movement. Bad Roads is made up of...

UKRAINE | 106 minutes | 2020

TEMPS Ø

THE BOOK OF VISION
Carlo S. Hintermann

O.V. English | st English

Three interconnected stories that toggle between past and present probe our relationship to science and the spiritual. In one, a present-day doctor and...

ITALY, United Kingdom, Belgium | 95 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM
Zheng Lu Xinyuan

O.V. Mandarin | st English

Muzi, 22, returns to her hometown of Hangzhou. Her parents, now separated, have both moved on. She, in turn, hovers between past and present, flight and...

CHINA, Hong Kong | 101 minutes | 2020

LES INCONTOURNABLES

CONFERENCE
Ivan Tverdovsky

O.V. Russian | st English

Seventeen years after the deadly terrorist siege at the Dubrovka Theatre, Natalia, now retired to a convent, returns to Moscow to hold a memorial evening...

RUSSIA, Estonia, United Kingdom, Italy | 129 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

DESTERRO
Maria Clara Escobar

O.V. Portuguese | st English

Laura and Israël move like ghosts around their little boy, an impenetrable wall of silence between them. The atmosphere, captured in static, meticulously...

BRAZIL, Portugal, Argentina | 123 minutes | 2020

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

DROWSY CITY
Dung Luong Dinh

O.V. Vietnamese | st English

Tao, a taciturn young man who slaughters chickens for a living, spends most of his days in an abandoned building with only the birds for company. His...

VIETNAM | 74 minutes | 2019

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

MAMÁ, MAMÁ, MAMÁ
Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière

O.V. Spanish | st English

A tragedy in a swimming pool and a drama. The house is full of cousins but Cleo is alone, struggling to come to grips with the death of her little sister...

ARGENTINA | 65 minutes | 2020

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

MOVING ON
Yoon Dan-Bi

O.V. Korean | st English

After her parents get divorced, Okju, her father and her little brother move in with a grandfather she barely knows. Life in the new family unit proves...

SOUTH KOREA | 105 minutes | 2019

CLOSING FI

MY SALINGER YEAR
Philippe Falardeau

O.V. English | st French

Joanna has only one dream: to be a writer. The starry-eyed young student leaves Berkeley for New York and lands a job at an old-school literary agency...

CANADA, Ireland | 101 minutes | 2020

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

OASIS
Ivan Ikic

O.V. Serbian | st English

Maria has loved Robert from the moment she first laid eyes on him. Unfortunately, she has competition: her friend Dragana. The situation takes a desperate...

SERBIA, Slovenia, Netherlands, France | 121 minutes | 2020

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

OCTOBRE
Pierre Falardeau

O.V. French | st English

During the standoff between the Canadian government and the FLQ after the kidnapping of British diplomat James Richard Cross, four members of the Chénier...

CANADA, Québec | 97 minutes | 1994

TEMPS Ø

OUT OF THE BLUE (Toute nouvelle restauration)
Dennis Hopper

O.V. English | st French

Teenaged streetwise tomboy CeBe (the sublime Linda Manz, who sadly left us on August 14 of this year) is caught between her junkie mom and ex-con dad...

CANADA, United States | 95 minutes | 1980

TEMPS Ø

RED POST ON ESCHER STREET
Sion Sono

O.V. Japanese | st English

Prior to completing his upcoming film with Nicolas Cage, Japanese cult and iconic filmmaker Sion Sono delivers a surprise: a virulent, volatile (and very...

JAPAN | 148 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

SERVANTS
Ivan Ostrochovsky

O.V. Slovak | st English

For all its immaculate beauty, Slovakian director Ivan Ostrochovský’s sophomore feature rumbles with a serious threat: that of the late Cold War...

SLOVAKIA, Romania, Czech Republic, Ireland | 81 minutes | 2020

TEMPS Ø

SHELL AND JOINT
Isamu Hirabayashi

O.V. Japanese | st English

A capsule hotel — an intriguing Japanese concept made up of bed-sized pods — is the setting for this offbeat comedy of manners. Characters include two...

JAPAN | 154 minutes | 2019

TEMPS Ø

SIBERIA
Abel Ferrara

O.V. English

Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant) is back in a big way, setting his latest, a psychoanalytic nightmare — think Tarkovsky and Lynch in a...

ITALY, Germany, Mexico | 92 minutes | 2020

NATIONAL COMPETITION

SIN LA HABANA
Kaveh Nabatian

O.V. English | st French or english

Leonardo, a classical dancer, and Sara, a lawyer, are young, beautiful and in love. They’re also ambitious, but their dreams are thwarted by Cuba’s...

CUBA, Canada, Québec | 94 minutes | 2020

LES INCONTOURNABLES

THERE IS NO EVIL
Mohammad Rasoulof

O.V. Farsi | st English

Heshmat is a model husband and father. Pouya is a soldier, patiently awaiting orders. Java slips away from his military service to visit his girlfriend....

IRAN, Germany, Czech Republic | 150 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

O.V. Sesotho | st English

Old widow Mantoa lives in the small village of Nasaretha in South Africa. When her son dies in an accident, she decides to make arrangements for her own...

LESOTHO, Italy, South Africa | 120 minutes | 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

TOPSIDE
Celine Held, Logan George

O.V. English

Five-year-old Little has never seen the sunlight. She lives with her mother, Nikki, in the abandoned subway tunnels of New York, like hundreds of other...

UNITED STATES | 90 minutes | 2020

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

WISDOM TOOTH
Liang Ming

O.V. Mandarin | st French or english

Gu Xi and her half-brother Gu Liang lead a hardscrabble life in a village in northern China, where they struggle to make ends meet. Their unusually...

CHINA | 105 minutes | 2019

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