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"17"
Feature Documentary Competition
"17"
A documentary that follows the Jordanian under-17 women’s football team as they prepare for the FIFA under-17 2016 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

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78/52
Official Selection Out of Competition
78/52
An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the ‘Man behind the Curtain’, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

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After the War
Feature Narrative Competition
After the War
Bologna, 2002. The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing activist, sentenced for murder and exiled in France for 20 years is accused of having ordered the attack. The Italian government requests his extradition. Forced to flee with Viola, his 16-year-old daughter, his life will change forever.

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Arrhythmia
Feature Narrative Competition
Arrhythmia
Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. At work, Oleg has to deal with a cold-hearted and strict manager. The crisis at work coincides with the crisis at home.

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Baghdad Photographer
Short Films Competition
Baghdad Photographer
A deeply moving story about war, told through a series of family portrait photos that show one less member in each successive family portrait taken.

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The Brawler
Official Selection Out of Competition
The Brawler
A lower caste boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

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Breathe
Feature Narrative Competition
Breathe
Critically acclaimed actor Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with this film that is scripted by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson Gladiator, Les Misérables. Breathe is an inspirational true story of love without limits.

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Brimstone & Glory
Feature Documentary Competition
Brimstone & Glory
Set in the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, Brimstone & Glory is an immersive exploration of celebration, rituals, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks.

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Cairo Station
Special Presentation
Cairo Station
In Cairo Station, Kenawi, the limping newspaper salesman, falls in love with Hannouma, the femme fatale who sells cold drinks. Hannouma, meanwhile, loves the handsome Abo Seriea, who struggles to form a union for the porters at the station. Progressive ideals and outstanding performances place this memorable film at the forefront of Arab cinema productions.

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Chasing Coral
Official Selection Out of Competition
Chasing Coral
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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Cheers to the Newlyweds!
Short Films Competition
Cheers to the Newlyweds!
Armed with plenty of defiant optimism, an elderly woman prepares a birthday party, grapples with her husband, and even rescues a wedding that is about to be called off.

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Closeness
Official Selection Out of Competition
Closeness
1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. twenty-four-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand is delivered.

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