Pickford Theater: Block 2.2 – Transgressions (11.45am – 1.25pm)

Letter To My Mother

A heartfelt letter to tell the mother the most painful of secrets. Amina, who in 2002 was the small protagonist of Ten by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood.

Directed by Amin Maher (Iran)


Malek, a young man born into a Lebanese feudalist family, is living a secret love story with the man of his dreams. Facing fierce opposition from the matriarch landowner of the family, Malek strives to hold onto his own identity. Her disapproval and determination to maintain “our dynasty” effectively destroy the relationship. The hopes, fears, longings and desires of Malek and his lover unfold in a surrealist tale of frustrated love.

Directed by Alex El Dahdah (Lebanon)


A young girl faces post apocalyptic fairy tale creatures in a quest to get her grandmother what she needs.

Directed by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid (USA)

World premiere


25-year-old Tomoko discovers that she will lose her sight over the next year. One night, she meets a young stripper named Amber who is dreaming of dancing in a cabaret. Moved by this eccentric personality, Tomoko explores her fantasy and starts to liberate herself, until Amber disappears.

Directed by Margaux Esclapez (France)

World premiere


To end the deafening sound of an alarm clock that echoes in his mind, a bar owner will have to face his darkest memories.

Directed by Arthur Minoves (Brazil)

Broken Window Theory

A bad beginning makes a bad ending. The life of four people going to intertwine due to the robbery to a new mother. Her husband going to take justice into his own hands; their life will change roundly. A story that show the degradation of a broken society, and how selfishness guide personal decision to tragedy and death.

Directed by Cristian Trujillo García (Colombia)