2020 Film Selections…

Our Film Selection Committee is narrowing down the final selections from the 70 or so films submitted for our 5-day 2020 Festival. As our films are finalized they will be added to the day-by-day pages. Check back for updates.

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM. @ ciné (121 MIN)

“Fog in August”

A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The film addresses the complexities of the program director, the lives of the child victims, and the struggles of the child protagonist. More than five thousand children were killed in the Nazi euthanasia program.
Based on the true story of 13-year-old Ernst Lossa (Ivo Pietzcker).
Director: Kai Wessel
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Language(s): German with English subtitles
Running Time: 121 minutes • 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM. @ CINÉ (93 MIN)


A subtle thriller set in Germany involving Mona, a Lebanese woman (Golshifteh Farahani), and Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin) is sent to protect their informant while recovering from plastic surgery for her new identity. Mona and Naomi — together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg. A safe house. A shelter. No one saw what was coming, no one knew that this supposedly quiet fortnight would turn into an abyss and that shelter would need to be found elsewhere. The intimacy of the relationship that develops between the two women is exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today. In this game of deception, beliefs are questioned and choices are made that are not their own. And yet their fate takes a surprising turn in this suspense-laden, elegant neo-noir.
Director: Eran Riklis
Country: Israel
Language(s): English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Running Time: 93 minutes • 2017

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