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Films of FIFF available online

Asho by Jafar Najafi FIFF2020
"Asho" by Jafar Najafi

You will find more than fifteen films selected for the competitions of the Festival on three online platforms.

FILMINGO.CH

You Will Die At 20 by Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan) - GRAND PRIX of FIFF2020
You Will Die at 20
Muzamil was only a newborn when a prophecy foretold his death at 20. His father is unable to live with this curse and abandons his family. Long resigned to his fate, the young man starts to question his preordained death when he meets Suleiman, a cameraman who has returned to the village of his birth. The Sudanese director won the Lion of the Future at the 2019 Mostra di Venezia. (Delphine Niederberger)
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Liyana by Aaron and Amanda Kopp (Eswatini)
Programme for schools - for age 10 and above
Liyana Aaron et Amanda Kopp
A tale that springs from the imagination of a group of orphaned children. Part animation, part documentary, the film is a story of perseverance and courage inspired by the children’s experiences and dreams. (Delphine Niederberger)
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Films not available anymore

CINEFILE.CH

Atbai's Fight by Adlikhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan)
International competition: Feature films
Atbai's FIght
Atbai is a street thug who is nursing a broken heart. He signs up to a MMA tournament, determined to beat the reigning champion. But the hardened street fighter also sees his participation as a chance to win back his girlfriend, no matter what it takes. Adilkhan Yerzhanov, whose film Constructors was selected for FIFF 2014, confirms his exceptional talent with his tightly shot eighth feature. (Sebastiano Conforti)
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This feature film of the competition was available on the website cinefile.ch up until 30th April 2020.


FESTIVAL SCOPE

From Monday 30th March to 19th April, you had access to the following films on festivalscope.com. 200 access were offered for each film.

  • Lina de Lima by María Paz González (Chile)
    Special mention 
    of the International Jury Feature Films
    !!! Sold out !!!
    Lina from Lima
    The first feature film by documentary maker María Paz González tells the story of Lina, who left her young son Junior behind in Peru ten years earlier to work as a maid for a Chilean family. As the reunion with her now teenage son nears, Lina escapes into a fantasy world where she is a musical-comedy star. (Thierry Jobin)
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  • Air Conditionner by Fradique (Angola)
    International competition: Feature films
    Air Conditioner
    Air conditioning systems in Luanda, the Angolan capital, start plunging to the ground. Security guard Matacedo has to reinstate his boss’s AC before the day is over – a mundane mission that will take a startling new turn when he meets the eccentric owner of an electronics shop. Air Conditioner was written, produced and filmed entirely in Angola by the Geração 80 collective. (Julia Schubiger)
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  • Asho by Jafar Najafi (Iran)
    Best International Short Film Award
    Asho
    Asho is a young herder, and a film buff. His dreams of becoming an actor take him on incredible flights of fantasy through the Iranian hills that lead to surprising encounters with
    Jackie Chan and Monica Bellucci. (Sebastiano Conforti)

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  • Da Yie by Anthony Nti (Ghana)
    Special mention 
    of the International Jury Short Films
    Da Yie
    Football- and rap-loving Matilda and her secret admirer, Prince, follow a strange figure into the night, and possibly into danger. Another outstanding film by talented director Anthony Nti. (Sophie Sallin)
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  • Monstruo Dios by Agustina San Martín (Argentina)
    International competition: Short films
    Monstruo DIos
    In this film, God is an electrical power plant who, one foggy night, makes his presence felt on the lights and residents of a small town. A winner at the 2019 Festival de Cannes. (Julia Schubiger)
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  • Roqaia by Diana Saqeb Jamal (Afghanistan)
    International competition: Short films
    Roqaia
    After she survived a suicide bomb attack, 12-year-old Roqaia, amid a deafening silence, finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy. In competition at the Mostra di Venezia 2019. (Sophie Sallin)
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  • King Weeper and Uncle Tickleton | Tsar Plaksiy ta Loskoton by Adrian Sakhaltuev (Ukraine)
    International competition: Short films
    King Weeper
    The ruler of a faraway kingdom is only happy when he cries. His beverage of choice is, of course, tears. A prankster rebel decides to put an end to this maudlin monarchy. (Jean-Philippe Bernard)
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  • In Between | Në Mes by Samir Karahoda (Kosovo)
    International competition: Short films
    In Between
    In Kosovo identical houses are being built. They embody the love and nostalgia of those who have stayed behind and are waiting for their loved ones to return. A moving portrait of families torn apart by economic necessity. (Julia Schubiger)
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  • Basurero by Eileen Cabiling (Philippines)
    International competition: Short films
    Basurero
    A poor young fisherman agrees to dispose of a body for the mafia. One strange night, he realises he knew the dead man… (Jean-Philippe Bernard)
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  • Sodom & Gomorrah by Curtis Essel (Ghana)
    International competition: Short films
    Sodom and Gomorrah
    On the beach at Jamestown in Ghana, the lost souls of the ghetto, whose savage fate has ravaged their bodies and minds, recount their shattered dreams. A stylised, moving and harrowing documentary. (Jean-Philippe Bernard)
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  • Hapi Berdey Yusimi In Yur Dey by Ana A. Alpízar (Cuba)
    International competition: Short films
    Hapi Berdey
    Ana A. Alpízar delivers a touching, ultracontemporary and highly original story of Yusimi, who left Cuba in pursuit of the American dream. Told in a language that is as brutal as the protagonist’s life. (Sophie Sallin)
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  • La noche resplandece | The Night Shines de Mauricio Maldonado (Colombia)
    International competition: Short films
    La noche resplandece
    Mafe and Damián finally meet again. During a stifling Medellín night, their love is briefly rekindled before the habitual violence of the city obliterates their teenage dreams. (Sebastiano Conforti)
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  • The Van by Erenik Beqiri (Albania)
    International competition: Short films
    The Van Erenik Beqiri
    The doors of a van fling open and Ben steps out, broken but still alive. This is not the last battle he will fight before he can finally leave Albania with his father. This punchy film competed in the Short Film category at Cannes 2019. (Sophie Sallin)
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  • Give Up The Ghost by Zain Duraie (Jordan)
    International competition: Short films
    Give up the ghost Zain Duraie
    Salam and her husband want to start a family, a decision that exposes them to enormous outside pressure. Salam will have to summon up all her strength if she is to stand her ground and take control of her own destiny. (Julia Schubiger)
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