Vicky lives in a small town in the French Alps with the very special ability to smell unusually well. When her aunt comes to visit for the first time, Vicky finds a strange vial in her handbag and discovers not only a family secret, but also an old but not forgotten queer romance.
This mix of sci-fi and horror, starring Adèle Exarchopoulos (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR) as well as Bonnie Tyler’s strongest karaoke interpretation to date, was nominated for the Queer Palm at Cannes in 2022.
Iman is forced to flee Iran with Maryam and their two daughters after a devastating rumor makes the rounds. Living in constantly changing refugee shelters in Sweden, Iman looks for ways to secure the family’s stay and resumes a career as a wrestler to do so. Life away from the family is not without consequences: Maryam no longer sees a reason to stay in Sweden, communication between the two diminishes and Iman is confronted with the deeper reasons for fleeing.
Milad Alami’s second feature film is a thought-provoking drama that highlights the social pressures on individuals and the contradictory simultaneity of freedom and the lack thereof. With an excellent cast, led by Payman Maadi.
Content warning: depiction of physical violence, blood, suicide Opponent | S/NOR 2023 | Feature film | R: Milad Alami | 119 min. | Swedish, Farsi with German subtitles
An artistic composition in three acts that shows BDSM as a means of empowerment and overcoming personal conflicts and challenges. Maja Borg leads the viewers into an intimate world filled with longing for affectionate pain that carries healing powers, always accompanied by spiritual and Christian contexts that leave enough room for own interpretations.
Content warning: depiction of BDSM, violence
S/E 2021 | Documentary | R: Maja Borg | 92 min. | Swedish, Spanish, English with German subtitles