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The Return of the Projectionist

by Orkhan Aghazadek

Kidam – Lichtblick films | France – Germany | 88′ | 2024

There may be a 50-year age gap between Samid and Ayaz, but they share a passion for film. Both are brimming with ideas to revive the cinema in their village nestled in the hills of Azerbaijan. Once the long-awaited Holy Grail – a projector bulb – arrives after many months, the cinema is packed out with locals… But will the magic work?


Sunday 14 – 20:30 – Grande Salle – Thursday 18 – 14:15 – Grande Salle


by Ilyas Yourish & Shahrokh Bikaran

Clin d’oeil films – Temps Noir – RohFilm Factory | Belgium – France – Germany | 105′ | 2024

Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Hazara family – a historically oppressed ethnic people – tries to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of their daughter, Zahra, who moved to Kabul to study. In this poetic and poignant film, her sister Freshta narrates countless hours on the road, administrative and technological obstacles to justice… until the Taliban’s rise to power.


Sunday 14 – 10:45 – Grande Salle – Wednesday 17 – 13:45 – Grande Salle

My Stolen Planet

by Farahnaz Sharifi

Pak Film – Jyoti Film | 82′ | Iran – Germany | 2024

At the age of seven, Farah realises she is living on two planets: the Ayatollah’s, and another, hidden one, where she dares to be herself. When she buys a camera, her world grows, nurtured by dance and joy. To this she adds archives left behind by families in exile, thus creating another history of her country. An edifying film about the power of images.


Sunday 14 – 20:00 – Usine à Gaz 1 – Saturday 20 – 17:00 – Usine à Gaz 1


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