Due to a severe birth defect, Miszka’s arms and legs are not fully developed: he has no hands or feet. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming a multiple champion for Poland’s Paralympic alpine skiing team. But when Miszka is accused of repeated thefts of cars and motorcycles, he loses his place on the team: his future career and participation in the Winter Paralympics Olympics are jeopardized! He still has a chance to get back on the team, but he must be able to distance himself from everything that has led him astray. A personal struggle that will be the biggest challenge he has ever faced.
by Noah Amir Arjomand, Adam Isenberg, Senem Tüzen (doc, USA/Spain/Turkey, 2021, 74'), Italian premiere
by Chiara Avesani, Matteo Delbò (doc, Spain, 2021, 88'), Italian premiere
by Neary Adeline Hay (doc, France, 2021, 70'), Italian premiere
by Yana Ugrekhelidze (doc, Germany, 2021, 72'), Italian premiere
by Maasja Ooms (doc, Netherlands, 2021, 90'), Italian premiere
by Inka Achté (doc, Finland/Sweden/Norway, 2022, 83'), Italian premiere
by Haidy Kancler (doc, Slovenia/Finland/Austria, 2022, 84'), Italian premiere
In Bamyan, Afghanistan, three girls dream of becoming professional skiers and representing Afghanistan at the Olympic Games. They seem one step closer to achieving their dreams when they receive the permission to go to Europe to train. Once in the Old Continent, they immediately face insurmountable cultural differences and the harsh standards of European professional sports. What begins as an opportunity to follow their dreams turns into an unpredictable and emotional rollercoaster with high-stakes consequences. While the film does not judge or take sides, it offers observational insights into an emotional and unpredictable journey of melting dreams.
by Lorenzo Moscia (doc, Italy, 2022, 82'), World premiere
by Svetlana Rodina, Laurent Stoop (doc, Switzerland, 2021, 91'), Italian premiere
by Costantino Margiotta (doc, Italy, 2022, 80'), World premiere
by Ohad Milstein (doc, Israel/Switzerland, 2021, 53'), Italian premiere
by Kasper Kiertzner (doc, Denmark/Sweden, 2022, 88'), International premiere
by Dery Sultana (doc, Malta/Australia, 2022, 70'), World premiere
In October 1960, with the promise of a better future, three young brothers from Malta were separated from their destitute family and sent to Tardun in Western Australia under a child migration scheme. A failed second chance turned into a lifetime of regret, pain and missed opportunities. Fifty years later, Raphael, Peter and Manny reflect on their stolen childhood and how the sexual, emotional and physical abuse they endured shaped their life. Through archive and oral history, we delve back through their memories of abuse, homesickness and severed family ties. Their story unravels the failure of a scheme backed by two states and broken promises of the Catholic organization that received them.
by Neasa Ni Chianáin, Declan McGrath (doc, UK/Ireland/Belgium/France, 2021, 102'), Italian premiere