Desires in the Dark

This programme is part of the International Competition. From 15 years of age.

MON 24/10, 15:00 FYRIS
SAT 29/10, 15:00 REGINA

Her Violet Kiss

A woman attends a party where she is observed by, and finally meets a mysterious guest.

USA 2021 / 5:02 / Director: Bill Morrison / Producer: Bill Morrison

Dear Passengers

A lonely traveller embarks on a journey to find relief for a hidden yearning. Her restless longing spreads around and forces fellow passengers to face their own desires and disappointments.

Estonia 2022 / 11:00 / Director: Madli Laane / Producer: Johanna Maria Paulsson, Kati Vuks 


Nazarbazi [the play of glances] is a film about love and desire in Iranian cinema where depictions of intimacy and touch between women and men are prohibited. The film focuses primarily on images of women whose bodies have been erased and victimised in post-revolution cinema.

Iran 2022 / 19:09 / Director: Maryam Tafakory


Amitis is a teenage girl who always has an orthodontic headgear and is under the pressure of orthodontic treatment. She suddenly does a strange thing to her friend, Sarah.

Iran 2021 / 14:00 / Director: Mohammadreza Mayghani


Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.

Germany 2022 / 4:25 / Director: Jonatan Schwenk 

The Headhunter’s Daughter

Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.

The Philippines 2022 / 15:00 / Director: Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan 


Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom

Lebanon, France 2021 / 15:54 / Director: Dania Bdeir / Producer: Coralie Dias