April 12 – 20, 2024




Felix van Groeningen
120′, 2018, USA
SCREENING: RIALTO (13/4), 22:00 / ZENA (17/4), 18:00

Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heart-breaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Golden Globes, USA 2019.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor – BAFTA Awards, 2019.
Best Feature Award – Chicago International Film Festival, 2018.
Hollywood Breakthrough Award for Breakthrough Directing and Best Supporting Actor of the Year – Hollywood Film Awards, 2018.
Best Actor Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2019.


Matteo Garrone
103’, 2018, Italy, France

SCREENING: RIALTO (15/4), 20:00 / ZENA (13/4), 20:00

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighbourhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.


  • Best Actor and Palm Dog Award- Cannes Film Festival, 2018.
  • Palme D’Or Nominee – Cannes Film Festival, 2018.
  • Nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language – BAFTA Awards, 2019.
  • Capri Actor Award and Capri European Film Award – Capri, Hollywood, 2018.
  • European Costume Designer, European Hair & Makeup Artist and European Actor Awards – European Film Awards, 2018.</li
  • Best Actor Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2019.</li
  • Best Editing, Best Film, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Actor, Best Producer and Best Casting Director Awards – Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2018.


Lukas Dhont
109’, 2018, Belgium, The Netherlands

ΠΡΟΒΟΛΕΣ: RIALTO (13/4), 20:00 / ZENA (14/4), 22:00

Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.


  • Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language – Golden Globes, USA, 2019.
  • Un Certain Regard – FIPRESCI Award, Golden Camera, Queer Palm, Un Certain Regard – Best Actor Awards – Cannes Film Festival, 2018.
  • European Discovery Award – European Film Awards, 2018.
  • Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script and Best Flemish Co-Production Awards – Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2019.
  • Winner Top Ten of the Year – International Competition and Best Director Audience Award – CinEuphoria Awards, 2019.
  • Best European Film (Audience Award) and Best Film (Sebastiane Award) – San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Sutherland Award First Feature Competition – London Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best French Language Film Lumiere Award – Lumiere Awards, France, 2019.


Babis Makridis
99’, 2018, Greece, Poland

SCREENING: RIALTO (19/4), 22:00 / ZENA (18/4), 22:00

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he is willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.


  • World Premiere – World Dramatic Competition Sundance Film Festival, 2018.
  • Winner Golden Duke Best Film and Best Director Award- Odessa International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Director Award – Valletta Film Festival, 2018.
  • FIPRESCI Prize for Best Director – Torino Film Festival, 2018.

The Guilty

Gustav Möller
85’, 2018, Denmark

SCREENING: RIALTO (19/4), 18:00 / ZENA (13/4), 22:00

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.


  • Audience Award – Sundance Film Festival 2018.
  • Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Audience Award – Torino Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Director and Best Actor – International Film Festival & Awards Macao, 2018.
  • Best Actor – Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Audience and Youth Jury Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Golden Space Needle Award – Seattle International Film Festival, 2018.

Touch Me Not

Adina Pintilie
125’, 2018, Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France

SCREENING: RIALTO (17/4), 22:00 / ZENA (16/4), 22:00

A filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about emotional and physical intimacy, delve into a fluid space between reality and fiction, and strive to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms, and taboos, to be ultimately free.


  • Golden Bear, Best First Feature Award – Berlin IFF 2018.
  • Nominated for European Discovery Award – European Film Awards, 2018.
  • Nominated for Golden Puffin for Best Film- Reykjavik International Film Festival 2018.