April 12 – 20, 2024


Parallel Screenings

When Not on Jury Duty: Films Directed by Members of the Jury


Elina Psykou
111’, 2017

Rialto Theatre: 22/4 – 18:00<br /> | Zena Palace: 20/4 – 18:00

Eleven-year-old Misha flies from Russia to Athens in the summer of 2004, to join his mother, Sofia, after having spent a long time apart. The film is a co-production between Greece, France, and Bulgaria.
It has received the award for Best International Narrative Feature and the Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the Special Jury Award at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. It is also nominated for 13 Iris awards at the Greek Film Academy.


Ralitza Petrova
99’, 2016, Bulgaria

Rialto Theatre: 25/4 – 18:00<br /> | Zena Palace: 24/4 – 18:00

A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void. Godless is a co-production between Bulgaria and Denmark.
It has received the award for best Director at the Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival, the New Talent Grand PIX at the CPHPIX, various awards at the Golden Rose and the Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival, including Best Film and Best Cinematography. It has also received significant awards at the Locarno, Mumbai, Reykjavik, Sarajevo, Seville, Sofia, Stockholm, Tetouan, and Warsaw International Festivals.
Ralitza Petrova received the Glocal Images award for Best Director at last year’s Cyprus Film Days International Festival.


Abel Ferrara
75’, 2017, Italy

Rialto Theatre: 27/4 – 18:00<br /> | Zena Palace: 25/4 – 18:00

Piazza Vittorio is the largest Roman square and home to people from different communities, but also to great direc- tors. A surreal and day comes out with interviews with illegal immigrants, clochards, artists, business owners and politicians, who narrate not just the story of a square, but the story of a country in transition.

Special screening


Steven Bernstein
101’,2016, USA

Rialto Theatre: 24/4 – 18:00<br /> | Zena Palace: 26/4 – 18:00

Who wrote that Dylan Thomas died of a broken heart and crushed soul? This Steven Bernstein film leaves no doubt that it might have been just the opposite. This is a story of the last days of poetry’s true rock star. A must-see movie for the friends of poetry and fans of the biographies of great men.