WOMEN SECTION - Best FIlm
A grandpa that’s heartbroken, a mother that’s disappointed, and a granddaughter that’s not ready to give up on the family. A Japanese heartwarming musical!
SHORT - Best Film
In September 2016, police shot and killed Hussam Hussein in Berlin; the case has still not been solved. Inspired by this incident, “Code of Silence” sheds light on the esprit de corps, here using the example of a German police duo.
While pursuing a suspect, police officer Thomas loses his service weapon in a scuffle with the fleeing suspect. His partner, and long-standing friend, Grebe sees no other way than to shoot at the suspect and kill him.
Thomas is not entirely convinced that Grebe’s actions were right, and now has to decide whether his moral obligation is to truth or to loyalty.
COSTUME DRAMA - Best Film
The film is based on a transcript from the trial assassins on the french Minister Louis Barthue and King Alexandar of Yugoslavia in Marseille 9. October 1934. The thesis of the film is that WWII start that day in Marseille and the first victim was the two European greatest peacemaker of that time.
FUTURE FILM - Best Film
A young singer tries to escape her working class background as her brother slips into a life of crime.