Slices of life, insights and perspectives: the films of the international competition open doors into new worlds. They compete for the VIKTOR Main Competition, worth 10,000 Euros, sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk.
ACASA, MY HOME (Rumänien, Finnland, Deutschland 2020, Radu Ciorniciuc). Not far from Bucharest a family lives at one with nature – until they are forced to give way to a conservation area.
BABENCO: TELL ME WHEN I DIE – BABENCO: ALGUÉM TEM QUE OUVIR QUE OUVIR O CORAÇÃO E DIZER: PAROU (Brasilien 2019, Bárbara Paz). An acclaimed director passes away. His wife dedicates a film to him. A tribute to the vitality of cinema.
HONG KONG MOMENTS (Deutschland 2020, Zhou Bing). Snapshots from the centre of Hong Kong’s democracy protests
LE CHANT D'EMPÉDOCLE – THE SONG OF EMPEDOCLES (Kanada 2019, Sylvain L'Espérance, Marie-Claude Loiselle). An interstellar film experience where philosophy and the senses meet.
PUNKS – Rotjochies (Niederlande 2019, Maasja Ooms). They system couldn’t contain them and now they live in exile. Will the three “punks” get to grips with their life in France?
QIANG'S JOURNEY (China 2019, Tunzi Gao). After the earthquake in Wenchuan: in search of the old gods in a new home.
SONGS OF REPRESSION (Dänemark 2020, Estephan Wagner Marianne Hougen-Moraga). A site of torture turned holiday destination: the “Villa Baviera” of the former Colonia Dignidad.
SUNLESS SHADOWS (Iran, Norwegen 2019, Mehrdad Oskouei). Moments of lightheartedness when they are suspected by nobody: the journeys through life of young Iranian women in prison.
THE DISRUPTED (USA 2020, Sarah Colt, Josh Gleason). The American dream and existential angst: on the USA’s disappearing middle class.
THE EUPHORIA OF BEING – A LÉTEZÉS EUFÓRIÁJA (Ungarn 2019, Réka Szabó). 90-year-old holocaust survivor Éva Fahidi in a dance performance that tells the story of her life.
THE SELF PORTRAIT (Norwegen 2020, Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin). Illness as a source for art? Lene Marie Fossen’s legacy in poignant images.
THE UNSEEN (Iran 2019, Behzad Nalbandi). Homeless women in Iran become invisible. Animated cardboard figures give their stories a face.
UNE FEMME, MA MÈRE – A WOMAN, MY MOTHER (Kanada 2019, Claude Demers). A son tells the story of the woman who did not want to be his mother.