North Sea Port Audience Award - Top 10
In his self-proclaimed final film, Ken Loach - master of British social realism - takes up the hatchet once more for those whom British politics has abandoned. The eternal humanist rallies one more time for solidarity between all, this time by showing us a clash in Northern ...
For The Siren, filmmaker Sepideh Farsi - banned from her homeland Iran - returns to a conflict from her teenage years: the Iran-Iraq War that plunged the port city of Abadan into state of besiege. But even in times and places where everyone and everything threatens to be ...
In the darkness of the sauna, women share their most intimate secrets. The drops of sweat that glide off their bodies, take away their shame and while they rinse off their stories from the past they regain a sense of community that strengthens them for the outside world.
Paul B. Preciado
In 1928, Virginia Woolf wrote Orlando, the first novel in which the main character changes sex in the middle of the story. A century later, trans writer and activist Paul B. Preciado decides to send afilm letter to Virginia Woolf: her Orlando has come out of her fiction and is ...
Karla Nor Holmbäck
Rosa and the Stone Troll is imaginative and relatable for young and adult viewers. Everyone gets lonely or scared sometimes, right? But this brightly coloured animated film shows how good friends challenge each other and bring out the best in us.
Ariane Louis-Seize's debut takes the shape of a vamp-com that playfully subverts typical vampire tropes while embracing the classic indie coming-of-age formula. The contrast between the gritty yet atmospheric cinematography and the lighthearted dynamics between the characters ...