A film by Rithy Panh
For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia.Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant?So I created it.What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.
A film by Marilyne Canto
Wintertime. Elise, who works as a lecturer in a major Parisian museum, lives alone with Leo, her ten-year-old son. Her husband, Leo's father, has been dead a long while. She is having a love affair with a man named Paul. Their relationship is chaotic. Her attraction to him is only matched by her violent need to push him away. As for Paul and Leo, they get to know one another over time.
A film by Emma Dante
It's a Sunday afternoon. The sirocco wind blows pitilessly upon Palermo when Rosa and Clara, two women arriving to celebrate a friend's wedding, get lost among the city streets and end up in a sort of cul-de-sac: Via Castellana Bandiera. At the same moment, another car driven by Samira, in which the Calafiore family is amassed, arrives in the opposite direction and enters the same street. Neither Rosa at the wheel of her Multipla, nor Samira, an ancient and stubborn woman at the wheel of her Punto, intend to give way to each other. While the Calafiore family withdraw into the illegal building where they live and organise a gamble, with the complicity of the neighbours, on which one of the two women shall hold her position longest, Clara decides to leave the Multipla to continue her discovery of Palermo on the scooter of Nicolà², the youngest in the Calafiore family, who escorts her willingly.Evening falls, then night penetrates within the street and the neighbourhood houses, but the two women, resisting hunger, sleep and thirst, seem to be obeying a stubbornness holding no more rationality and persist in not yielding way to the other...
A film by Katell Quillévéré
The story of Suzanne and her family's destiny. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
A film by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
A woman meets a man. Her dreams resurface.It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end, and love beginning.
A film by Solveig Anspach
The psychiatry department of young doctor Cora has just admitted a young lady who refuses to speak and whose identity remains unknown.
Cora becomes fond of her patient and establishes a relationship which goes beyond the usual course of treatment. She feels a kind of ? call ? from this woman as a strange and strong tie grows between them.
One day, Cora learns that the identity of her patient has been discovered. Her name is Loa, she is a stranger, she has been sent back home? to Iceland.
Cora, who had no idea of this woman?s life outside their relationship, is deeply moved ; she decides to meet up with her in order to finish the treatment?