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International Competition

The films introduced in this year’s International Competition allows us to glimpse into the minds of new directors from diverse regions. The films deal with today’s concerns of Spain, Ethiopia, Greece, Netherlands, the United States, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Chile with different styles.

Films like One Breath , a road movie type film, Price of Love , a hopeless romance between a prostitute and a taxi driver, Dead Slow Ahead , a film full of experimental visuals, all speak out to the audience in their own fascinating way. They illustrate familiar stories in unfamiliar ways as they are more of a bold reinterpretation than a destruction of the conventional cinematic format, and probably because most of the films are based on reality. The young contemporary directors choose to take an adventure seeking human values on the basis of ‘reality’, not ‘fantasy.’