12 films, selected by Alberto La Monica and Luigi La Monica, will screen for the first time in Italy, presented by their respective directors or some of the actors, who will meet the audience after the screening.
The Jury of the “Golden Olive Tree” Feature Competition, chaired by Marco Müller and composed by Guillame Calop, Pippo Mezzapesa, Ana Urushadze and Olena Yershova, will award the “Cristina Soldano Award” Golden Olive Tree for Best Film, the Special Jury Award, the Best Cinematography Award and the
Best Screenplay Award. The same films in competition will also compete for the FIPRESCI Prize (International Federation of Film Journalists), awarded by the Jury composed by Francesco Grieco, Anders E. Larsson and Georgios Papadimitriou; the Cineuropa Award awarded by the Jury composed by Stefan Kitanov, Stefan Laudyn, Stefan Uhrik; the Award of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists for Best European Actor, awarded by the Jury chaired by Laura Delli Colli; the Agiscuola Award, awarded by a jury of Lecce high school students.

THE FILMS IN COMPETITION:

Blind spot by Tuva Novotny (Norway, 2018); Cronofobia by Francesco Rizzi (Switzerland, 2018), starring Vinicio Marchioni; Genesis by Árpád Bogdán (Hungary, 2018); Her job, by Nikos Labôt (Greece, France, Serbia, 2018); Journey to a mother’s room by Celia Rico Clavellino (Spain, 2018); Jumpman by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy (Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France, 2018); Oray by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (Germany, 2019); Paper flags by Nathan Ambrosioni (France, 2018); Stitches by Miroslav Terzić (Serbia, 2019); Summer survivors by Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania, 2018); The pig by Dragomir Sholev (Bulgaria, 2018); Two for joy by Tom Beard (UK, 2018).

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BLIND SPOT

Tuva Novotny 2018 – DCP 2k – colore - 98’

Told in real time and shot in one long take, Blind Spot follows Thea, a little girl, as she leaves school...

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CRONOFOBIA

Francesco Rizzi 2018 – DCP 2K – colore – 94’

Michael Suter is a mysterious and solitary man, constantly in motion, escaping his true self.

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GENESIS

Árpád Bogdán 2018 – DCP – colore - 120’

The story is formed around the fate of a young Roma boy, whose childhood reaches a sudden and drastic end when...

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HER JOB

Nikos Labôt 2018 – DCP – colore – 89’

Panayiota, a 37-year-old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her husband and their children in a modest neighborhood in Athens,...

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JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM

Celia Rico Clavellino 2018 – DCP – colore – 94’

Leonor wants to leave home but she doesn’t dare tell her mother. Estrella doesn’t want her daughter to go, but she...

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JUMPMAN

Ivan I. Tverdovsky 2018 – DCP – colore – 90’

Dennis grew up in an orphanage, where his mother left him soon after his birth. He is a special boy, who...

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ORAY

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay 2019 – DCP – colore – 100’

In an argument with his wife Burcu, Oray pronounces the Islamic word for separation, talaq. The Imam informs him of the...

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PAPER FLAGS

Nathan Ambrosioni 2018 – DCP – colore – 102’

Charlie, almost 24, leads a life without excesses: she dreams of being an artist and finds it difficult to make ends...

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STITCHES

Miroslav Terzić 2019 – DCP – colore – 97’

Based on true events, Stitches takes place in contemporary Belgrade, 18 years after a young seamstress was coldly informed of her...

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SUMMER SURVIVORS

Marija Kavtaradze 2018 – DCP – colore – 91’

An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in...

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THE PIG

Dragomir Sholev 2018 – DCP – colore – 96’

Pig is a boy of 13. He is massy for his age and quite overweight. His parents are emigrants and he...

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TWO FOR JOY

Tom Beard 2018 – DCP – colore – 90’

Aysha suffers from a paralyzing depression after the death of her husband.

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