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International Competition

This program of striking and masterfully crafted films from around the world showcases the best in cinema today. Telling essential, transportive stories, these titles compete for the Festival’s top prize, as well as awards for best director, best actor, and more.

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Balloon Qiqiu

Pema Tseden  |   China
Drama, Religion, Social Commentary


Chinonye Chukwu  |   United States
Drama, Political

Corpus Christi Boże Ciało

Jan Komasa  |  Poland, France
Drama, Religion, Social Commentary
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The Fever

Maya Da-Rin  |  Brazil, France, Germany
Drama, Political, Social Commentary
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Fire Will Come

Oliver Laxe  |  Spain, France, Luxemburg
Drama, Social Commentary
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A Girl Missing

Kôji Fukada  |  Japan, France
Drama, Mystery
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Gloria Mundi

Robert Guédiguian  |   France
Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary


Jan Ole Gerster  |   Germany
Drama, Family Affairs, Music
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La Llorona

Jayro Bustamante  |  Guatemala, France
Drama, Mystery, Political
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The Mayor of Rione Sanità Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità

Mario Martone  |   Italy
Crime, Drama, Literary Adaptation
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The Painted Bird

Václav Mahoul  |  Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovak Republic
Drama, Historical, Jewish Interest
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Céline Sciamma  |   France
Historical, LGBTQ, Romance
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The Sleepwalkers Los Sonámbulos

Paula Hernández  |  Argentina, Uruguay
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs
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Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach  |  United Kingdom, France, Belgium
Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary
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Spider Araña

Andrés Wood  |   Chile
Historical, Political, Thriller
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Vitalina Varela

Pedro Costa  |   Portugal
Drama, Religion, Social Commentary

International Competition Sponsors

Program Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation