52. International film festival – FEST 2024 / 25.02.2024. /

25.02.2024., 12:00

Sunday, February 25

Ticket price 400 dinars

Spain, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Peru, UK, 2023, 103’

Director: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal

Voices: Jeff Goldblum, Tony Ramos, Abel Ayala, Roberta Wallach, Ângela Rabelo, Stephen Hughes, Alejandra Flechner…

A music journalist from New York sets out on a frantic investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Brazilian pianist Tenorio Jr, regular accompanist of Vinicius de Moraes, among others. This animated thriller moving to the beat of jazz and bossa nova portrays the days immediately before the Latin American continent was enshrouded by totalitarian regimes.

Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Rome Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival…


SIDONIE IN JAPAN / Sidonie au Japon
France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, 2023, 95’

Director: Élise Girard

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, August Diehl, Tsuyoshi Ihara…

Japan, nowadays. Sidonie Perceval, an established French writer, is mourning her deceased husband. Invited to Japan for the reedition of her first book, she is welcomed by her local editor who takes her to Kyoto, the city of shrines and temples. As they travel together through the Japanese spring blossoms, she slowly opens up to him. But the ghost of her husband follows Sidonie: she will have to finally let go of the past to let herself love again.

Festivals: Venice Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Geneva Film Festival, Marrakesh International Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival…


France, Mauritania, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Côte d’Ivoire, 2024, 111’

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast: Nina Mélo, Chang Han, Wu Ke-Xi, Michael Chang…

Aya is a woman in her early thirties. After astonishing everyone by saying “No” on her wedding day, she leaves the Ivory Coast for a new life in China. Living in an area where the African diaspora meets the Chinese culture, she finds a job in a tea boutique owned by Cai, Chinese man. Cai initiates Aya into the Chinese tea ceremony. As he teaches her this ancient art, their relationship grows into love. But for their burgeoning passion to be supported by trust, both of them must let go of their burdens and face up to their pasts.

Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival 2024


France, Canada, Belgium, 2023, 107’

Director: Xavier Legrand

Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Yves Jacques, Laëtitia Isambert, Anne-Elisabeth Bossé, Blandine Bury, Vincent Leclerc, Louis Champagne, Thierry Harcourt …

Ellias Barnès, 30, is the newly-announced artistic director of a famous Parisian fashion house. But as expectations are high, he starts experiencing chest pain. Out of the blue he is called back to Montreal to organise his estranged father’s funeral and discovers that he may have inherited much worse than his father’s weak heart.

Festivals: San Sebastián International Film Festival


China, 2023, 109’

Director: Pema Tseden

Cast: Jinpa, Xiong Ziqi, Tseten Tashi, Losang Choepel, Genden Phuntsok, Kunde, Dang Haoyu, Jikba, Gatu Tashi, Dechen Yangdzom, Chungchen…

An unexpected incident of a snow leopard breaking into the sheep pen of a local herder and killing nine rams not only causes a stir in the family, but also attracts a TV crew into the village…

Festivals / Awards: Tokyo International Film Festival – Grand Prix, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Geneva Film Festival…