X & Y
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

X & Y

Director: Anna Odell
Premiere: East Coast Premiere
Country: Sweden/Denmark

Swedish director and visual artist, Anna Odell (The Reunion), conducts a social experiment in which she aims to challenge the gender roles that men and women have in the society of today. In a purpose-build warehouse set she confronts herself with the Swedish actor and masculine icon Mikael Persbrandt, and invites seven other top Scandinavian actors to live with them and act as alter egos of herself and Mikael.

The group embarks on a game without rules, which leads to real conflicts and funny, absurd and emotional situations since Trine Dyrholm, Jens Albinus, Vera Vitali, Shanti Roney, Sofie Gråbøl and Thure Lindhardt for many weeks will have to “stay in their roles” at all times.


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Oct
17
8:15 PM20:15

Mating

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Director: Lina Maria Mannheimer
Premiere: North American Premiere
Country: Sweden

For a year, Naomi and Edvin film themselves, the result is an intimate and raw portrait oft heir lives. They meet, fall in love and break up. However they don’t give up on each other, and a unique friendship emerges. Their filming allows us behind the social media or any façade. We get to take part in two 20-year old’s uncensored thoughts about life’s challenges and relationships.


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Dream/Life
Oct
17
10:45 PM22:45

Dream/Life

Director: David Aufdembrinke as DAVI.IN
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: Germany

Confessing about his innermost fears as a young grown up, german Director/Photographer DAVI.IN takes on a journey to realize a version of his life where everything is possible. Fusing his distinct attention-deficit-grabbing editing and animation style with a dramatic narrative, the film actually relocates him to Asia, where he experiments with different approaches to make the story he wants to tell into a film by any means necessary, utilizing his entire skillset from hand-drawn animation to old-school Videogame-design. What he finds is more than a film. It is a wildyet consistent mix of visual media, forming a unique view on the inner thoughts of a new generation that has learned to experience life more frequently through a screen that through actual experience.

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Oct
17
10:45 PM22:45

A Year

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Director: Jisun Jamie Lee
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: Nepal/USA

A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters. But the only possible option she sees is surrogacy – a choice that will explode her domestic tranquility and become a searing dilemma.

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Buck Run
Oct
18
7:45 PM19:45

Buck Run

Director: Nick Frangione
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: USA

Director Nick Frangione draws on his childhood memories of growing up an outsider in rural Pennsylvania for this affecting drama. After the death of his mother, heartbroken 15-year-old Shaw (Nolan Lyons, Boardwalk Empire) is compelled to move in with his estranged father (James Le Gros), a conflicted alcoholic more concerned with hunting deer than raising a son. Shaw, already a bullied outcast at school, struggles to come to terms with his grief and his new life with an emotionally distant dad while wanting a traditional funeral for his mom — something his father can’t afford. Frangione evokes what it’s like to live in conservative, rural America at this particular moment. In a world of swap meets and damaged souls, will this grieving teen find a place to fit in?


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Moonfire
Oct
18
10:00 PM22:00

Moonfire

Director: Kasper Juhl
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Denmark

MOONFIRE is a sinister journey through the eyes of VALDEMAR and ALEXANDRA – a brother and sister bound by a tragic event in their childhood.They live together in a luxurious apartment with nothing to  do. No jobs, no friends and no connection to their family. They only have each other. Valdemar and Alexandra is both trying to process their grief and because of this, they inflict pain on other people. They do everything they can to forget what really hurts within. But one day Valdemar meets REBEKKA – a young woman and an inspiring photographer. They quickly become very fond of each other, but Alexandra will do everything she can to have her brother to herself. 

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Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Amphi

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Director: Mathias Broe
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Denmark

Strangers to each other and trapped in the ruins of an amphitheatre, three young men reveal their innermost shame, fears and secrets in order to break free and accept their fluid sexuality.

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Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Night Cleaners

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Director: Hanna Nordenswan
Premiere: North American
Premiere Country: USA/Finland

A documentary about the people who clean up after us while we sleep. “Night Cleaners” is an exploration of the relationship between spaces and the cleaners who go through them at night. It shines a light on people who are rarely noticed and lets us witness the extraordinary in the ordinary.


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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

A White, White Day

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Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Premiere: New York City Premiere
Country: Iceland

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Shut Up Haters

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Director: Jon Blåhed
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Finland/Sweden

A death in the family brings aspiring musician Maya back to her childhood home in the far north of Sweden. A place of midnight sun, with Finland on the other side of the river and where people speak a language of their own. Maya’s sister Sofia and her boyfriend Johan are leaving for a road trip along the Swedish/Finnish boarder after the funeral and Maya decide to tag along. It becomes a journey where questions about their identity and future are put to the test.

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Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

No Ill Will

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Director: Andrias Høgenni
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: Faroe Islands

Elinborg accidentally runs into her friend Marita at the grocery store. The conversation is civil yet slightly awkward, as Elinborg has forgotten Marita´s birthday. After a timide hug, they both return to their shopping. However, something is nagging Marita, who decides to corner her friend and ask if Elinborg has blocked her on Facebook? Soon the grocery store turns into a nightmarish maze, as Marita desperately tries to find out, why she has “lost a friend”.

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Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

To Share a Flame

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Director: Kathleen Johnsen
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Norway

We meet, we fall in love, but how do we keep the flame alive?
A mature couple makes a new attempt to keep their relationship going. The outcome however, is not quite as expected. To Share a Flame is based on a short story by Norwegian writer Annette Mattsson.

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Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

Under Control

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Director: Jenny L. Wallin
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Sweden

It ́s Amanda’s birthday. She has invited some of her closest friends to a dinner party at her new
apartment to celebrate. It’s a fun and nice dinner, but everything changes when an uninvited guest
unexpectedly shows up. Amanda’s celebration of a new beginning soon becomes a painful reminder
of a past that refuses to let go.

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Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Poor Things

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Director: Joachim Morre
Premiere: US Premiere
Country: Denmark

One day, Ronja is being followed by an unknown woman. The experience sparks off her interest and she is instantly drawn towards the mystery surrounding the stranger and her actions. To her regret, she is not the only one being followed by the woman.

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Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

The Barber

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Director: Melanie Aronson
Premiere: International Premiere
Country: Sweden

FADI, a Syrian refugee who works as a barber in a make-shift salon in a refugee camp in Southern Sweden provides a neutral ear for the various ethnic and political groups residing in the hotel camp. FADI’s customers reveal the struggles of every day immigrant life in Sweden and the dynamics between peoples within the camp. When FADI develops a relationship with a new client, he is forced to question his own values, which are already so often challenged by life in Sweden.

Within seconds, FADI must make a potentially life-altering decision that may alleviate the pain
from his past, but may change his future forever

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Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Dark Chamber

Director: Ottó Bánovits
Premiere: East Coast Premiere
Country: Sweden

The Camera Obscura (latin for Dark Chamber) is an optical device that led to the photographic camera. It consists of a box or a room with a hole on one side.

This film is areconstruction of an event that took place near the border of Austria and Hungary in the
Summer of 2015.

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Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

The artist has a baby

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Director: Sanna Lenken (NIFF Alumni)
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: Sweden

The male genius disappears into another world of creativity and inspiration, he sits isolated from the world for days and through pain creates the perfect Art. But what happens to the artist when her body starts working for someone else, someone much bigger than the Art?

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Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Fuck You

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Director: Anette Sidor
Premiere: New York Premiere
Country: Sweden

Alice is together with Johannes but she doesn't have enough space to be herself. On a night out with friends, she steals a strap-on and challenges her boyfriend's thoughts about girls.

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