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L'HIFF - SEPTEMBER  15 - 22 / 2023 Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona

*** SELECTED FILMS AND NOMINATIONS ***

On a regular basis, we will be adding the names of the selected films.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: As Possible As Everything
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Turkey
Director: Selen Örcan
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: As Possible As Everthing is the story of a short journey where one witnesses the disappointment and the ways of the fight and surrender of two woman in a broken down car.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Camp
Runtime: 20:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Afioco Gnecco & Enrique Cervantes
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Two days in the life of a teenager and his sick mother. It is an intimate portrait of a single parent family, mental illness and care.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Sugar People
Runtime: 22:30 min
Country: Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Director: Suzana Dinevski
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Can one accidental meeting at a street light cause several worlds to collide?
Elena, (Sara Klimoska - EFP European Shooting Star of 2021) a young HIV positive woman meets Fillip, (Filip Trajkovic) a young romantic man at an intersection in the city of Skopje.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: A Final Transmission
Runtime: 3:03 min
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Kelly Klingenberg
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Their spaceship is heavily under attack as 2 astronauts are on the run for something big. Upon seeing that their plan for escape is no use they are confronted with what was and what will be. Their home seems doomed. Or is it really?

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Spin
Runtime: 16:31 min
Country: USA
Director: Lisa Marie Tedesco
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: When the curtain descends on their final performance of Romeo and Juliet in drama club, high school seniors Abigail and Sky bid a fair adieu to the stage they loved while letting their most deepest desires for one another surface at the cast party.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Lovely Rita
Runtime: 4:10 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Elena Madrid
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: The strict traffic policewoman Rita loves control and order in her workplace. That’s why she has drawn up a rigid, rectangular road network, through which she directs the drivers with precise instructions.
But as more and more cars find their way into her narrow network and it soon threatens to burst, Rita loses control in the traffic.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Omnipotent Resolution
Runtime: 9:20 min
Country: USA
Director: Uniqueness
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: This is a short film of the song, “Omnipotent Resolution”,
from the band Uniqueness, with a conceptual theme called, reality in dreamscape.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Spots
Runtime: 10:50 min
Country: Canada
Director: Tammy Salzl
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Identical creatures from different worlds are drawn together by a musical force.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Dust Devil
Runtime: 5:07 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Maya McAllister Demangeat
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: This is a story about a sad and troubled girl who made her world so small and familiar that she now feels trapped and weighed down by all the emotions she’s collected to keep her safe. A wise owl comes to visit and urges her to let go of all the things that aren’t serving her anymore, giving her the courage to sweep them all up and away in a whirlwind.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Minwoo and Rie
Runtime: 26:16 min
Country: Republic of Korea
Director: Jinrung CHUN
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A girl from Japan, Rie visits Gunsan, Korea to deliver her grandpa's unsent letter. Trying to find Kimura Keiko, the addressee of the letter, Rie wanders about Gunsan where old Japanese-style houses are still left. With a help of a local boy, Minwoo, she gets closer to the addressee yet acknowledges what her grandpa did during the period of Japanese colonialism.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: From Moerbeke with Love
Runtime: 22:00 min
Country: Belgium
Director: Laura De Baudringhien
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Far away from home in a small Flemish village, Marta and her female colleagues are planting the seeds for the future of their (grand)children back home in Poland. Through her repetitive and physical work, Marta tries to stay connected and take care of her family. Stuck between east and west, distance and closeness, we follow her during two seasons.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Assaman
Runtime: 13:55 min
Country: USA

Director: Katrina Brook Flores
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Assaman is a cosmic twin love story with the future. A man named Tukki meets a sky-being named Asé. Together, they become suspended in a visual and sonic examination in search of flourishing joy and self-care. What may seem a simple love story quickly expands into a kaleidoscope of introspective, interconnected and intergenerational movement and moments. Assaman holds you for 14 minutes in an Afrofuturist and Indigenous sonic vision - a hypnotic journey. Assaman means "the sky" in Wolof.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Struggle
Runtime: 4:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Keith Armonaitis
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Adulting is hard. Morning is harder.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: VR
Runtime: 19:19 min
Country: USA
Director: Arnaldo Mirabal
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Down on his luck and having trouble with his girlfriend, Richard comes across an old VR headset in the trash. Putting it on, he finds himself and his girlfriend transported to a world where they are secret agents on a high-stakes mission. Determining the actual reality is more difficult than it seems. VR is an experience spanning multiple frame rates.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Tame Me
Runtime: 5:23 min
Country: USA
Director: madame harlequin & Matt "Kiptoe" Dean
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince," madame harlequin delivers a surreal and poignant representation of The Fox's philosophy and desire for a loving relationship.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Words like violence
Runtime: 10:58 min
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Arjan Gebraad
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Three dancers are in the same room, but each in their own space. Each character shows glimpses of who she is and how they relate to a monologue-soundtrack that can be heard throughout the movie.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Scarpedicemente
Runtime: 01:26:00 min
Country: Canada
Director:John Vamvas & Victoria Sanchez
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: "A work of art...a magnificent achievement." Emmy and Peabody Award Winner, William Mastrosimone.

Delusional gangster Luigi Scarpedicemente and his wife, Holly, sneak off to a desert Vegas motel to avoid bodyguards Ricco & Rocco and celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. What's the worst that can happen? A dark comedy that pays homage to classic cinema!

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Holestepper
Runtime: 17:28 min
Country: Peru
Director: Sergio Fernández Muñoz
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing the reality and the digital universe adolescent, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Motel
Runtime: 4:02 min
Country: Spain
Director: Noelia Fluxá & Julie-Estel Soard
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Hakim finds himself haunted after a night in a motel. What will be his true face?

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Hide and Seek
Runtime: 7:58 min
Country: Poland
Director: Karolina Belka
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Hide and seek becomes something more than just a game. A little girl is no longer looking for her friends, but for missing love and warmth.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Free Time
Runtime: 1:45 min
Country: USA
Director: Jay Sullivan
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Free Time is one video in the Directions to Enough series, an experimental, self-help video series with an optional, accompanying live talk. It presents strategies for slowing down, becoming more present and accepting difficult circumstances while maintaining high levels of creativity, productivity, and agency. These strategies were first articulated during the Art of Enough podcast series.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Pardon Me
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Oscar Giral
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: CHICO's nightmares reappear after time, every night the same dream is repeated: him in a bathtub, in complete loneliness while he bleeds to death. However, today ended differently...

An internal struggle against the insecurities of the skin, love and fears. From the personal experience of the director, "PERDÓN" is an audiovisual work to understand the pain of a person who feels rejection towards himself.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: In Between
Runtime: 5:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Anabella Lenzu
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: "In Between", a short film by Anabella Lenzu, exposes the inner dialogue of a woman in her roles as mother and artist. Lenzu shows the struggles, the desires, and the internal contradictions that make visible the vulnerability of the performer.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: L.O.V.E. ''Like Other Violent Emotions''
Runtime: 13:53 min
Country: Spain
Director: Jaume Porcel Cladera
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: L.O.V.E. aims to explore the fragility of human relationships and examines the actions that lead to its breaking point. Ángel works at a cemetery when he accidentally hits lucia on the head with a wrench, one of the worst ways to start a relationship…

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Swamp [Morast]
Runtime: 29:58 min
Country: Germany
Director: Nora Lüders
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: After years without contact, Edda suddenly shows up at Kilian's apartment and destroys the cozy evening of him and his lover Dennis. Feeling cornered, he kicks Dennis out of his place as he has to face the intruder.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: How to Avoid Death Forever
Runtime: 29:56 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Ella Muscroft
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Aurelia and Teddy meet at a cancer support group and decide too embark on a wild adventure together. A compelling story about human connection and making the most of the time we have.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: REVIEW
Country: USA
Writer: Jonathan Zarantonello
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: In a video message, a social media acolyte invites other women to have sex with her boyfriend, but only if they film their review after.
A game of power dynamics intertwines the lives of several amused participants, then the videos leak and those lives are forever changed, destroyed, or ended.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Ese Día (That Day)
Country: USA
Writer: Alycya Magana
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Six months after her father's deportation and disappearance, a young girl befriends an alien who crash lands in her small Texas town.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Crutches for a Quixote (Las Muletas del Quijote)
Country: Spain
Writer: David Hidalgo Moreno
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Salva, a young and promising executive from a Vulture fund, is robbed on Christmas Eve and is forced to travel on foot all over Barcelona in just the company of Eugenio, an old and reclusive homeless man. Along the way, both will get to know each other better, they will understand to what extent other people's lives can be changed with a simple decision, they will heal past wounds and build a better future for their lives.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: No Address
Country: USA
Writer: Julia Verdin & James Papa
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A group of homeless people bond together as a family, struggling to survive the streets while fending off a harassing gang, an unforgiving community and the local authorities in hopes of finding their humanity again.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: A WRITER IN THE DARKNESS
Country: Italy
Writer: GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Victor Nolan, a successful writer, moves with his wife to an Irish small town in search of new inspiration. People consumed by envy and jealousy spy on his every movement. He starts getting strange and threatening messages from a mysterious person who accuses him of murder.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Family Home
Runtime: 01:28:00 min
Country: Mexico
Director: Antonios Arapostathis
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Two young women, refugees from the war in Syria, enter a EU sponsored “fast track integration program” hoping for a quick visa to France. Instead, they find themselves confined in a house, at the mercy of a twisted psychologist and her sect-like following who seek to break their will and convert them into mindless instruments.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: ROOFTOP
Runtime: 15:45 min
Country: Bulgaria
Director: Nevena Nikolova & Petar Gerzilov
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Two strangers meet at the rooftop of a 20-story hotel building, both with the intention to commit suicide.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Broken
Runtime: 3:35 min
Country: France

Director: Olivia N'Ganga & Mikaël Dinic
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 1 in 3 women are victims of violence during their lifetime, i.e. 1 billion women worldwide. Their names are Myriam, Adèle, Clémence ... They are 20, 35 or 48 years old. They are victims but do not always have the words to speak and to find help ... Since January 1, 2020, 11 women have died killed by their spouse or ex-spouse.
Broken is a dance fiction directed by Olivia N’GANGA and Mikaël DINIC

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Heist
Runtime: 9:52 min
Country: Spain
Director: Adam Yadlovskyi
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Lara and Lola, two "professional" thieves sneak into a large mansion to steal an object of great value. Along the way they will have to face mousetraps, crazy security guards and not very complex alarm systems that will put their friendship to the test.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Perfectly Numb
Runtime: 12:00 min
Country: France
Director: David Lewis Richardson
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Directed by award-winning British TV director David Richardson, this coming-of-age drama will highlight the damage caused by internalised shame and the resulting mental health issues that shape the future of many people identifying as gay or other. Writer Fraser Richardson, will play the lead in this short-film set on the French Riviera and he hopes it will give inspiration to viewers and challenge them to follow their hearts and live their truth.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Hold Me Tight
Runtime: 8:15 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Lex Melony
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Mallory and Isaac Fridman have been happily married for over 30 years. Isaac works away a lot, and Mallory is almost always by herself. To keep the fire in the relationship alive they agree to communicate through frequent love letters. When a new love letter arrives, Mallory loves to read out the most beautiful parts to her friend, Val.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Film Rosa
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Italy
Director: Silvia Bertocchi
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: ''Film Rosa'' is a story in pink tones, no, it is not about love but about despair.
Every image is full of pink as well as every object, dress and every atmosphere, this color is used as a metaphor for the personal tragedy of each of us, a color that has always been sweetened, relegated to a habit for standard girls, in this film of about a quarter of an hour, it will be subverted in its meaning.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Forget-me-not
Runtime: 1:51 min
Country: Canada
Director: Naomi Grim Borja
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A story about giving yourself the chance to love again, strong lasting connections and new beginnings.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Dream
Runtime: 1:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Alisa Selishchava
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Sometimes you need to take a deep breath to escape your problems in your fantasies.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: whistlings
Runtime: 5:45 min
Country: Spain
Director: Matilde Albert
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: An army colonel is invited by the General Staff to attend the Annual Parade carried out by the Armed Forces.
He wants his son to accompany him, but he opposes it.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Chronolovie
Runtime: 7:52 min
Country: France
Director: Victor Cesca & Clémence Rocand
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A look, a melody, that's how their love story begins. Suspended above the ocean, the couple progress where music, dance steps, and emotions intermingle.
Two souls, one life: this is the story of Chronolovie.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Come Find Me
Runtime: 12:55 min
Country: USA
Director: Nela Wagman
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A sensitive five-year-old girl searches for comfort and ballast when a tragic event engulfs her family in grief. In a futile search for support, she drifts into a world of fantasy.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Bad Child
Runtime: 13:17 min
Country: USA
Director: Nicole Emilíana Mendez
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Bad Child is a short documentary about childhood sexual abuse. The film focuses on the outcomes of one survivor while expert interviews place emphasis on the importance of parental support. Multiple layers of images, sounds, and animation overstimulate the viewer, effectively conveying the complexity of living with trauma.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Where Did The Love Go
Runtime: 26:24 min
Country: Denmark
Director: Bilal Hussain
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A woman suddenly goes missing and the local police have no idea of her whereabouts. Their attention soon turn to a pair of out-of-town suspects, who were involved in the killing of three women a year ago. Will the police be able to find the missing woman before it’s too late?

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Door of Sin
Runtime: 01:33:28 min
Country: Italy
Director: Daniele Zinelli
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A mysterious gate connects parallel universes and
countless alternative versions of the same people;
people who are meant to meet again in everchanging
situations. Thriller, black humour, gore and splatter mix up
together to beget an unfair and larger-than-life
movie.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Heartbreak
Runtime: 18:38 min
Country: Spain
Director: Fernando García Pliego
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Julie, a French-Algerian girl who works as a carer for the son of a wealthy couple, sees the peaceful coexistence of the house in danger when the husband confesses Julie that he is in love with her.

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Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)

SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: SCRIPT
Runtime: 8:10 min
Country: Italy
Director: Piero Cannata
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2023)
Awards Night: September 22, 2023 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Two screenwriters, a ghost story, the night that goes on. Who will put an end to this?

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