52. International film festival – FEST 2024 / 27.02.2024. /

27.02.2024., 12:00

Tuesday, February 27

Ticket price 400 dinars

UK, Japan, 2023, 94’

Director: Patrick Dickinson

Cast: Ciarán Hinds, Aoife Hinds, Lily Franky, Ryo Nishikido, Tae Kimura, Rin Takanashi…

After the death of his wife, Kenzaburo and his son Toshi receive an unexpected letter from beyond the grave. Akiko, their wife and mother, asks them to scatter her ashes at the place she loved most as a child – Lake Windermere in England. The two men, along with Toshi’s wife and daughter, travel to England from Tokyo to fulfil her final wish. But the father and son’s fraught relationship threatens to upend their journey.

Festivals / Awards: Rome Film Festival – Best Debut Film


Denmark, Iceland, Norway, 2024, 99’

Director: Ulaa Salim

Cast: Simon Sears, Nanna Øland Fabricius, Anna Søgaard Frandsen, Viktor Hjelmsøe, Halddóra Geirharosdottir, Magnus Krepper, Zaki Youssef…

Young climate change scientist, Elias falls in love with an aspiring singer, Anita. But when an opportunity arises for him to join a mission researching a dangerous climate change phenomenon – a mysterious fracture on the ocean floor – he chooses career over love. Years later, during his mission, he experiences a vision of what his life could have been like if he made a different choice and his new obsession becomes to get his old life and love back.

Festivals: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Göteborg Film Festival…



UK, Palestine, Qatar, 2023, 115’

Director: Farah Nabulsi

Cast: Saleh Bakri, Imogen Poots, Muhammad Abed El Rahman, Stanley Townsend, Paul Herzberg, Mahmoud Bakri, Andrea Irvine…

A Palestinian school teacher struggles to reconcile his life-threatening commitment to political resistance with his emotional support for one of his students and the chance of a new romantic relationship with a volunteer worker.

Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival, Red Sea International Film Festival (Jeddah, Saudi Aradia)


Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy, 2023, 99’

Director: Nejc Gazvoda

Cast: France Mandić, Mojca Funkl, Jure Henigman, Vesna Pernarčič, Klara Kuk, Marina Redžepović, Matej Puc, Luka Cimprič, Marko Engelman…

After Maja’s divorce, she and her son Jan relocate to a small town. Jan becomes a victim of bullying, Maja encounters hostility, and Jan finds comfort in a mysterious man. However, seeking solace comes at a price as they navigate the challenges of their new life.

Festivals / Awards: Film Festival Cottbus, Talin Black Nights Film Festival, Slovenian Film Festival – Vesna Award for Best Supporting Role (Vesna Pernarčič), Vesna Award for Best costume Design


Spain, 2023, 113’

Director: Lois Patiño

Cast: Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh, Mariam Vuaa Mtego, Juwairiya Idrisa Uwesu, Bernedeta Gaspar, Ame Simai…

Every morning, a Buddhist teenager visits an elderly woman’s home to read her The Bardo Thödol, a guide for the journey between death and the next rebirth. On her last day, the boy whispers the book’s final passages in her ear, closes his eyes, and meditates alongside her, as she embarks on a transformative journey into what lies beyond.

Festivals: Berlin Film Festival, Encounters – Special Jury Award; Bordeaux Independent FF – Best Original Music; Lima International Film Festival – Best Ibero-American Film; Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Golden Alexander Award for Best Feature, BFI London Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam