07:00 AM EST – The Brat (SHORT FILM) – 33 min
Wary of the influence of her machismo-obsessed family, a doting mother tries to teach her seven-year-old son kindness through her bedtime stories.
08:00 AM EST – Sisterhood (FEATURE FILM) – 97 min
Sei moved to Taiwan 15 years ago with her husband, but a searing melodrama of cultural alienation unfolds when an unexpected death conjures her tangled past in pre-handover Macau.
10:00 AM EST – Stories of Destroyed Cities: Şhengal (SHORT FILM) – 17 min
Speaking with the survivors of a devastating ISIS invasion, the Rojava Film Commune captures the city of Şhengal’s ongoing struggle to rebuild and revive itself.
10:30 AM EST – IFFR Freedom Lecture: Rojava Film Commune (PANEL) – 85 min
The Kurdish collective Rojava Film Commune gives IFFR 2020’s Freedom Lecture, a cooperation between De Balie and IFFR.
12:15 PM EST – Shiraz: A Romance of India (FEATURE FILM) – 106 min
Franz Osten’s epic silent feature, featuring a specially commissioned score by Anoushka Shankar, tells the ravishing tale of one of the world’s most beautiful monuments to love: the Taj Mahal.
02:30 PM EST – Who Talks (SHORT FILM) – 15 min
A new refugee home for children is debated at a Swedish public council meeting in Elin Övergaard’s lucidly observed story of political polarization.
02:30 PM EST – The Van (SHORT FILM) – 15 min
A man (Phénix Brossard) risks his life to pay his and his father’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) way out of Albania with winnings from startlingly violent underground fist fights.
02:30 PM EST – The Short Film Selection in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes: Program 3 (PROGRAM) – 48 min
02:30 PM EST – Monster God (SHORT FILM) – 10 min
On a night of mythic proportions, the clouds darken with a thunderstorm, cows disperse in the fields, and a power plant harnesses godlike powers.
02:30 PM EST – Butterflies (SHORT FILM) – 8 min
On a night of mythic proportions, the clouds darken with a thundersto
One sunny Sunday, a family from a kibbutz in north Israel takes a leisurely drive through the countryside, aware that it could be their last one together.
04:15 PM EST – Beyond The Mountain (FEATURE FILM) – 94 min
A typist must confront his suppressed past when he finds his mother lying dead, clutching a letter addressed to the father who abandoned him.
06:15 PM EST – Tribeca Talks: Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh (PANEL) – 49 min
From the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola and acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh have a conversation to discuss the huge undertaking of restoring Apocalypse Now Final Cut.