PIFF SELECTIONS 2022

AT THE AIRPORT (Greece)
Director: Michalis Mathioudakis
fiction / comedy

In a small greek island, Prokopis is the only employee of the local airport.

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BEFORE I DIE (Spain, Kenya)
Director: Iker Esteibarlanda
documentary

In a small island of Lake Victoria, Kenya, fishermen believe that they are entitled to everything. Meanwhile, women and girls are forced to carry the weight of their silence. In a close journey through her childhood memories, a young woman decides to tell her story to lighten her burden and find hope...

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BIG (Italy)
Director: Daniele Pini
fiction / drama

Matilde lives in a cramped house on the beach with his grandfather. To make some money, she scours the sand with her metal detector hoping to find something of value. On a cold winter morning, Matilde will discover an object which will change her life forever.

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DYSTOPIA (Cyprus, Greece)
Director: Thanos Angelis
experimental / drama / thriller

During a party, the timeless philosophy of Marquis De Sade comes to life. Addiction, lust, beauty and the dystopian modern love culture manifest through the unorthodox guests.

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GOD DRESS YOU (Italy)
Director: Mattia Epifani

Father Athanasius is a young Orthodox monk who lives in a monastery perched in the mountains of Greece. Immersed in an austere life, made of age-old rites, prayers and great silences, Father Athanasius cultivates an irrefutable passion for luxury and high fashion. His conduct is impeccable, but everything changes when he decides to make a video selfie in the secret of his room.

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GOOD GERMAN WORK (Germany)
Director: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
fiction / comedy

The two craftspeople Uli and Didi are working on a swastika in their workshop somewhere between rural idyll and village dreariness, wondering about the strange newcomers in the village.

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HOT SPOT (France)
Director: Anaïs Couet-Lannes
fiction / comedy

A « hot spot », in genealogy, is a hypothetic zone of magma formation based within a planet’s coat. Nowadays, knowledge on hot spots is still very incomplete, as much as the ones about female orgasm. When Adèle has to deal with her parents’ funeral, she has an everlasting orgasm.

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i'M STILL ALIVE (Spain)
Director: Rafael Nieto
fiction / comedy

He wants her. She does not want him.

The very future of Humanity depends on it.

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I'M NOT TELLING YOU ANYTHING, JUST SAYIN (Croatia)
Director: Sanja Milardović
fiction / drama

Zrinka arrives to her hometown for few days to do some location scouting. She stays at her mother Tanja's place. Since Tanja's behaviour seems strange, Zrinka takes her location scouting in order to find out what is troubling her. Finally, Tanja's emotional breakdown brings the two closer together.

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IT'S COLD (Russia)
Director: Danil Ivanov
fiction / comedy

In the Russian hinterland, two police officers are sent on a mission. The task before them is quite simple, but the peculiarities of the local climate create a serious obstacle to its implementation.

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KHADIGA (Egypt, France)
Director: Morad Mostafa
fiction / drama

Khadiga, young mother of 16 lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city; in an ordinary day she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.

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NSENENE (UK, Uganda)
Director: Michelle Coomber
documentary

Masaka's grasshopper catchers light up the sky in this poetic portrayal of a Ugandan tradition

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PARTICULES FINES (France)
Director: Grégory Robin
fiction / drama / comedy

Two men on a bridge over the beltway wonder if life has any meaning. Since they don't have the answer and are bored, they decide to kill someone.

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RAP NIGHT (France)
Director: Salvatore Lista
fiction / drama / musical

Camille and François love each other. François would like to move in with Camille but she’s hesitating. When the night comes, she puts her ninja’s costume, she goes through the little town the face masked and a baseball bat in the hand.

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ROADBLOCK (France, Lebanon)
Director: Dahlia Nemlich
fiction / drama

Beirut 2019. During the revolution.
On her way back from a protest, Farah, a Lebanese activist, and her French-Lebanese boyfriend Anthony are stopped at a roadblock held by two armed militiamen who have a bone to pick with Farah.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE (Iran)
Directors: Alireza Ghasemi, Raha Amirfazli
fiction / drama

Beirut 2019. During the revolution.
On her way back from a protest, Farah, a Lebanese activist, and her French-Lebanese boyfriend Anthony are stopped at a roadblock held by two armed militiamen who have a bone to pick with Farah.

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SQUISH (Belgium)
Director: Xavier Seron
fiction / comedy / thriller

Flo has to go to Marrakech for work. So, it’s Tom who takes care of Sam, their 5-year-old son. Flo left him a list of tasks to complete during his absence. Despite this, Tom forgot Sam’s guitar course. From his ryad, Flo calls to blame him. Tom hates being caught. He picks up Sam. The car comes out of the garage at full speed. SPROTCH. Tom just crushed something...

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THE HUNDRED YEAR FEUD (Serbia)
Director: Stephan Bookas
fiction / comedy

In the small Serbian village of Zagužanje, every household has a band and for the most part, these families live together in peaceful harmony. However, there are two families between whom a feud has been raging for generations.

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VEGAN (France)
Directors: Arnaud Baur, Aurélie Chesné
fiction / comedy

30 year-old Sofiane has a date with the sublime and vegan Mégane. If he wants to have a chance to hook up with her, he’ll have to hide from her that he is a huge meat lover...

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WORK IT CLASS (Spain)
Director: Pol Diggler
fiction / comedy

During a fancy New Year's Eve party, two dancers will try to mock the upper class audience by changing the song of their performance.

STUDENT FILMS

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CUSTARD (Russia)
Director: Arsen Chobanyan
fiction / comedy

An ordinary kitchen conversation develops into an existential drama that will forever change the lives of its participants.

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GARLAND (Russia)
Director: Nikita Andrienko
fiction / black comedy

A mother with a paranoid disorder prevents a teenager from having sex for the first time.
She is afraid that her son's attempts to grow up will end tragically, like the ridiculous death of his father years ago.

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I DON'T FEEL LIKE HOME ANYWHERE ANYMORE (China)
Director: Viv Li
documentary

A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by an art student who has been abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad.

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I. BROTSKY (Russia)
Director: Asha Shovgan
fiction / drama

A young violinist working on cruise liners, on the eve of another circumnavigation of the world, loses his instrument. Confusion turns to panic: if he wants to see the exotic corners of the planet, he has only a few hours to find the violin and catch a plane.

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LAMBLIKE (Serbia)
Director: Jovan Dimoski
fiction / drama

Lukica, teenager from the poor part of town, tries to find his friend Sara after she went to see her new older boyfriend.

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PARKING LOT (Malaysia)
Directors: Hannan Syed, Firdaus Balam
fiction / drama / comedy

In public housing flat in Johor Bahru, a 9-years-old girl encounters hilarious individualistic adults that take advantage of other people for their benefits while waiting for her mother at an empty parking spot.

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RETURN (Germany)
Director: Ghiath Al Mhitawi
fiction / drama 

Syrian soldier who visits his Family in Damascus on a 24hr leave. He sits in the kitchen and after a long absence enjoys the company and food of his mother, but there is a lump in his throat...

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STILL LIFE (Greece)
Director: Iordanis Theodosiadis
experimental 

An old-fashioned painter tries to avoid modern influences at any cost, only to create his most progressive artwork ever.

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UNAVAILABLE (Germany)
Director: Eléna Weiß
fiction / drama

Rike has a serious accident during one of her bike tours in the forest. Thrown back on her own physical strength and without any technical aids, she fights for survival in an act of enormous exertion.

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UNKNOWN, ROOM 147 (Germany)
Director: Tamara Denić
fiction / drama

The paths of the young nurse Larissa and the homeless Peter meet again and again. An encounter during the night occupies Larissa's mind for a long time and does not let her go even in her dreams. Finally, she is led to Peter for the last time.