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European Films 2023

  • DODO

    Countries : Greece, France, Belgium

    Duration: 132min
    Language: Greek
    Director: Panos H Koutras
    Synopsis : In their luxurious villa near Athens, Mariella and Pavlos, a couple on the brink of financial ruin, are about to celebrate the long-awaited wedding of their daughter Sofia to a wealthy heir. Then, a dodo, a bird that became extinct 300 years ago, appears, dragging all the protagonists into a crazy round. The situation will soon be out of control.

    Trailer: Youtube
  • MITRA

    Countries : Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

    Duration: 107 min
    Language: Farsi, Dutch
    Director: Kaweh Modiri
    Synopsis : Is it her? Scientist Haleh isn’t certain. She has never actually seen Leyla, the woman who betrayed her daughter, but that voice ... Almost 40 years later, she can still recognise that voice. Can’t she? Opportunity arises for Haleh to avenge her daughter’s execution. How reliable are memories of traumatic events? And how sweet or useful is revenge?

    Trailer: Youtube
  • IMAD’S CHILDHOOD

    Countries: Sweden, Iraq, Latvia

    Duration: 77 min
    Language: Kurdish, Arabic
    Director:
    Synopsis : After two and a half years in captivity, Imad, his little brother Idan, and their mother Ghazala are released into a displaced persons' camp in Kurdistan. Healing from the trauma is hard for all of them, but it seems Imad is having a particularly tough time. Not yet five, he has already spent over half his life enduring terror, abuse, and "training" meant to make him heartless. Speaking only Arabic, he cannot communicate with his family, and the only means of expression at his disposal is violence. He hits and spits, and his only game is pretending to be an ISIS fighter who shoots, blows things up, and kills. This poignant film follows him as he takes hesitant steps on the hard road to recovery, guided and held by his mother, his grandmother, and an incredibly supportive therapist.

    Trailer: Youtube
  • EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN

    Countries : Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Poland

    Duration: 87 min
    Language: English
    Director: Jan Buenick, Denisa Grimmova
    Synopsis : After an unfortunate accident, a young mouse with a strong character and a rather withdrawn fox find themselves in animal paradise. In this new world, they have to get rid of their natural instincts and follow a whole path towards a new life. Through this adventure, they become the best friends in the world and the rest of their journey will hold many surprises for them.

    Trailer: Youtube
  • Mami Wata

    Countries : Nigeria

    Duration: 107 mins
    Language: English, Shona, Ndebele
    Director: C.J ‘Fiery’ Obasi
    Synopsis : When the harmony in a village is threatened by outside elements, two sisters must fight to save their people and restore the glory of a mermaid goddess to the land.

    Trailer: Vimeo
  • MITRA

    Countries : Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

    Duration: 107 min
    Language: Farsi, Dutch
    Director: Kaweh Modiri
    Synopsis : Is it her? Scientist Haleh isn’t certain. She has never actually seen Leyla, the woman who betrayed her daughter, but that voice ... Almost 40 years later, she can still recognise that voice. Can’t she? Opportunity arises for Haleh to avenge her daughter’s execution. How reliable are memories of traumatic events? And how sweet or useful is revenge?

    Trailer: Youtube
  • IMAD’S CHILDHOOD

    Countries: Sweden, Iraq, Latvia

    Duration: 77 min
    Language: Kurdish, Arabic

    Director:
    Synopsis : After two and a half years in captivity, Imad, his little brother Idan, and their mother Ghazala are released into a displaced persons' camp in Kurdistan. Healing from the trauma is hard for all of them, but it seems Imad is having a particularly tough time. Not yet five, he has already spent over half his life enduring terror, abuse, and "training" meant to make him heartless. Speaking only Arabic, he cannot communicate with his family, and the only means of expression at his disposal is violence. He hits and spits, and his only game is pretending to be an ISIS fighter who shoots, blows things up, and kills. This poignant film follows him as he takes hesitant steps on the hard road to recovery, guided and held by his mother, his grandmother, and an incredibly supportive therapist.

    Trailer: Youtube