08 19 Oct '24

North Sea Port Audience Award - Top 10

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The Old Oak

Ken Loach
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 ...
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Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos
"The Wizard of Oz, but with lots of sex", one reviewer wrote about Poor Things after it Venice premiere. A powerful Emma Stone dominates this exuberant masterpiece by Yorgos Lanthimos with an Oscar-worthy performance.
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Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

Ron Chapman
The definitive end of The Beatles arguably came at the Toronto Rock n Roll Revival Festival. This documentary, loaded with lots of concert footage, shows that the festival wasn't really inferior to Woodstock.
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Jawad Rhalib
A brilliant performance by Lubna Azabal (which is a pleonasm!) is the foundation on which Amal rests. A remarkable Belgian film by the tireless Jawad Rhalib.
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Das Lehrerzimmer (The Teachers' Lounge)

İlker Çatak
Das Lehrerzimmer gradually evolves into a thriller about a plague of thefts in a German school. The teacher who unwittingly finds herself in the eye of the storm is played by a magnetic Leonie Benesch.
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La sirène (The Siren)

Sepideh Farsi
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 ...
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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Anna Hints
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.
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Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

Anton Corbijn
In his new documentary Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis), Anton Corbijn tells the story of Hipgnosis, the collective that designed iconic album covers, such as Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.
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Little Richard: I Am Everything

Lisa Cortes
A revealing documentary about one of the kings of rock & roll, Little Richard. He considered his homosexuality alternately as a badge of honour and a burden.
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Orlando, ma biographie politique (Orlando, My Political Biography)

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 ...
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Rosa, de kleine bloemenfee (4+) (Roselil og stentrolden)

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.
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Inshallah a Boy

Amjad Al Rasheed
Through the painful fate of a young widow, debuting Lebanese director Amjad Al Rasheed indicts his country's gender inequality. A gripping account, albeit not without humour.
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Mattias Bavré
Bavré's feature debut is a remarkable portrait of a talented teenager living between heartbreaking homesickness for her homeland Ukraine and the mixed feelings caused by her adolescence.
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Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant

Ariane Louis-Seize
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 ...

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