MONDAY JUNE 7 & FRIDAY JUNE 11The sumptuous feast of Parisian refugee Babette seduces a pious Danish family, who renounce such carnal pleasures as fine food and wine.
MONDAY JUNE 14 & FRIDAY JUNE 18Michael Haneke's Palm d'Or winner about a German farming village that is startled by a series of anonymous misdeeds just before the outbreak of WWI. What begins as mischief that has gotten out of hand, degenerates into ritual torture.
NOW SHOWINGThe invisible dance between Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan — two neighbors sharing an apartment building in 1962 Hong Kong. After catching on to the love affair of their respective partners, the two find excuses to comfort each other. The ensuing love flares up, but the feelings are kept in line.
NOW SHOWINGWong Kar-wai's iconic 90's fairy tale that forever transformed the combination of canned fruit and California Dreamin' into the pinnacle/pineapple of romantic desire.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 16TH | 19:30Shadow Game is a coming-of-age story following the journey of young refugees through Europe. Through its mosaic storytelling we discover the universal experience of the youngsters fleeing to Europe. We watch as these teenagers develop as young adults under the extreme circumstances they face, travelling from Greece to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Italy and the Netherlands. After the film there will be a talk with director Els van Driel.
MONDAY 21 JUNE & FRIDAY 25 JUNE
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's Decameron, Pasolini uses his old tricks to satirize the church and add liberal doses of life and love.
TUESDAY JUNE 22 | 19:30A selection of shorts about faith, featuring stages of the life of Christ, the existence of God and the cataclysmic end of Sodom and Gomorrah.
MONDAY JUNE 28 & FRIDAY JULY 3The three sons of widower Morten Borgen, a prominent member of the village's conservative community, struggle with the faith each in their own way. One child believes he is Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic, and a third falls in love with the daughter of a fundamentalist.
Black Sea Files (2005) + 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (2020) + introduction by Jeff Diamanti | Story Telling for Earthly Survival
WEDNESDAY JUNE 23RD | 19:30
Black Sea Files is a territorial research on the Caspian oil geography: the world's oldest oil extraction zone. A giant new subterranean pipeline traversing the Caucasus will soon pump Caspian crude to the West. This line runs through the film like a central thread. However, the trajectory followed by the narrative is not linear.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 30TH | 19:30
Since kids are active internet users nowadays, they see animal and wildlife videos and draw their own conclusions from them. In Progress vs Sunsets (2017) Melanie Bonajo edits the children watching these videos into them and meanwhile asks them about their thoughts on the environment and animal welfare. Their views are uniquely childlike, not exactly right, but empathic and idealistic nonetheless.
Aspect (2004) + Frem (2019) + Naya – Der Wald hat tausend Augen (2020) + talk by Sebastian Mulder | Story Telling for Earthly Survival
WEDNESDAY JULY 7TH | 19:30 | KRITERION
This screening is part of Storytelling for Earthly Survival and will be a program of shorts: Aspect (2004), Frem (2019) and Naya – Der Wald hat tausend Augen (2020). There will be a talk with the director of Naya, Sebastian Mulder.
SUNDAY JULY 11TH | 19:30Though the title may suggest otherwise, About Some Meaningless Events (1974) caused quite the stir back when it was released. After its first screening in Paris it was immediately banned by the Moroccan government and seemingly faded from existence until 2016, when a negative of the docu-fiction was found in the archives of a cinema in Barcelona.
WEDNESDAY JULY 14TH | 19:30Ali Essafi takes us back to the emerging art scene of Morocco in the 1970s. Before the Dying of the Light is dedicated to the victims of censorship and oppression by showing us the optimism and excitement for the future, before King Hassan II and his oppressive regime tried to extinguish it.
WEDNESDAY JULY 21ST | 19:30In Trances director Ahmed El Maanouni follows the avant-pop band Nass El Ghiwane during a series of energetic performances in Tunisia, Morocco and France, while also capturing the band members in intimate conversations, recording sessions and the streets of Casablanca. Nass El Ghiwane was a groundbreaking Moroccan band and their music had a huge influence on North African pop music in the 1970s.