International Competetion - IFFI 2016

15 handpicked films from across the world that will vie for the coveted Golden Peacock.

ACCORDING TO HER

  • 2016
  • 89 min
  • Colour

DirectorEstelle Artus

LanguageEnglish/ French/ Russian

CountryUSA

Just before reaching the pinnacle of fame, Veronica happily gives up her career as a pianist to raise her son. Despite constant pressures from her husband Paul, a French stockbroker, she retreats into..... Read more

DAUGHTER/ Dokhtar

  • 2016
  • 103 min
  • Colour

DirectorReza Mirkarimi

LanguagePersian

CountryIran

The strict and traditional Mr Azizi leads an uneventful family life in an oil town of southern Iran.Then one day, exasperated by her father's authoritarianism, Setareh announces she is off to Tehran t..... Read more

HOUSE OF OTHERS

  • 2016
  • 103 min
  • Colour

DirectorRusudan Glurjidze

LanguageGeorgian

CountryGeorgia/ Russia/ Spain/ Croatia

It is Abkhazia in the early 1990s, shortly after a bloody war made bitter enemies of the Georgians and Abkhazians – who only yesterday were good neighbours. After losing the battle, tens of thousands ..... Read more

I, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ/ Já, Olga Hepnarová

  • 2016
  • 105 min
  • Black & White

DirectorTomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda

LanguageCzech

CountryCzech Republic/ Poland/ Slovakia/ France

Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn’t play the part society desired of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other peopl..... Read more

PERSONAL AFFAIRS/ Omor Shahsiya

  • 2016
  • 88 Min
  • Colour

DirectorMaha Haj

LanguageArabic

CountryIsrael

Nazareth today: an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine. On the other side of the border, in Ramallah, their son Tarek wishes to remain an eternal bachelor, their daughter is ab..... Read more

RAUF

  • 2016
  • 94 min
  • Colour

DirectorBariş Kaya and Soner Caner

LanguageTurkish

CountryTurkey

Rauf is the story of a search under the shade of a war and in tough natural conditions.At the age of 11, Rauf finds himself in a big platonic love.In an effort to delight the girl he loves in a world ..... Read more

SCARRED HEARTS/ Inimi Cicatrizate

  • 2016
  • 141 min
  • Colour

DirectorRadu Jude

LanguageRomanian

CountryRomania/ Germany

During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early 20s, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine pu..... Read more

Mellow Mud

  • 2016
  • 105 min
  • colour

DirectorRenārs Vimba

LanguageLatvian

CountryLatvia

Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love reveal the character of Raya, a 17-year-old living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother Robis. A staggering turn of e..... Read more

Nelly

  • 2016
  • 101 min
  • colour

DirectorAnne Émond

LanguageFrench

CountryCanada

A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star.Several women in one, navigating betw..... Read more

The Last Family

  • 2016
  • 123 min
  • Colour

DirectorJan P. Matuszynski

LanguagePolish

CountryPoland

Painter Beksinski is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting dystopian works. he is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wif..... Read more

THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS

  • 2016
  • 78 min
  • Colour

DirectorAndrea Testa & Francisco Márquez

LanguageSpanish

CountryArgentina

Buenos Aires, 1977. The military dictatorship governs the country. Despite the terrorizing political climate, 40-something office clerk Francisco Sanctis maintains a calm life with his wife and two ..... Read more

The Student

  • 2016
  • 119 Min
  • Colour

DirectorKirill Serebrennikov

LanguageRussian

CountryRussia

Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions...... Read more

THE THRONE

  • 2015
  • 125 min
  • Colour

DirectorOh Sung-hyeon

LanguageKorean

CountryRepublic of Korea

In 1762, when King Yeongjo of the Joseon dynasty's been ruling for 35 years already, Crown Prince Sado is accused of plotting treason by his biological mother.Lady Yi. Yeongjo falls into a dilemma sin..... Read more

ISHTI

  • 2015
  • 108 min
  • colour

DirectorG.Prabha

LanguageSanskrit

CountryIndia

Ishti is set in the mid-twentieth century Kerala, when young Namboothiri Brahmins successfully challenged the orthodox, patriarchal traditions of their community which allowed the patriarch, the eldes..... Read more

SAHAJ PAATHER GAPPO

  • 2016
  • 86 min
  • colour

DirectorManas Mukul Pal

LanguageBengali

CountryIndia

Chhottu and Gopal are two brothers whose childhood in their village is disrupted when their father meets with an accident. Circumstances force Gopal to mature quickly and he becomes more responsible a..... Read more