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Selections LHIFF 2024

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Bin Day

Country: Australia

Director: Ryan Neil Butler

Runtime: 8:00 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the zombie apocalypse has settled in nicely. There's just one problem...one of the undead is in the yard. What's a pacifist to do?

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Un Homme and a Lady

Country: United States

Director: Mitch Yapko

Runtime: 10:08 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Un Homme and a Lady is a comedic homage to love in the French New Wave.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Alala High

Country: Israel

Director: yael arad zafrir

Runtime: 20:58 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: After years of attempting to spice up their marriage with the help of illegal substances, Hila and Joel decide to try a desert vacation with the promise of staying clean. while Joel goes to bed, Hila secretly drinks MD. will she confess? and will their relationship survive it? A cheeky, witty and honest look at married life in the age of instant thrills and gratifications. Is it possible to have your cake and eat it too?

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Ethel

Country: Switzerland

Director: Beatrice Jäggi

Runtime: 8:00 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Ethel discovers boxes with glittering clothes of her late mother, who was a figure skater. In the snowy forest she searches for the idyllic pond where her mother once taught her to skate. She wants to relive those memories, attempts to understand her mother’s passion. On the frozen pond Ethel, however, encounters the Bone Ice Princess, who challenges her to a dangerous dance on thin ice. Will Ethel survive this contest in one piece? A tale of letting go and growing up.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Baby Bubble

Country: Spain

Director: Ivan Marković

Runtime: 8:50 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A young couple is trying to repair their relationship, while the mother is going through a postpartum depression, slowly turning into a psychosis.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Discharge

Country: United States

Director: Ryan Metcalf

Runtime: 14:17 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
DISCHARGE noun
dis·charge | \ ˈdis-ˌchärj
1. the act of doing a task or duty that you must do:
2. to fire a gun
3. to relieve of or release from something that burdens or confines

As his world begins to crumble around him, a troubled police detective, who has tried to ignore the effects of the trauma he suffered, must finally confront his past in order to begin healing and reclaim his present.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Where The Tracks Lead

Country: Canada

Director: Kate Bromley

Runtime: 14:55 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
Woman now aged 35, born and raised in Canada who is half Israeli and half Ghanaian goes on a journey to Auschwitz to retrace her history.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Dandelion

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Gillian Simpson

Runtime: 11:47 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
Alice lives alone in the middle of a field of wind turbines, the constant thump thump her only companion. She is haunted by the memories of the day her daughter Grace and her partner, Jamie died, a tragedy that she can’t seem to recover from. One morning she realizes that she never will and decides to end her life. As she dies, she is resurrected by a strange symbol on her arm and is confronted by her dead lover who gives her a second chance at life, but guilt ridden by the part she played in her family's death, will she take it?

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: El libro de dibujos

Country: Spain

Director: Helen Eller

Runtime: 6:16 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Unsorted

Country: Switzerland

Director: Daniel Gönczy

Runtime: 4:00 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A woman goes through the process of finding a job that conflicts with her disability. When she thinks she lost the job, her friend unintentionally gives her an idea on how to overcome this issue.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Twin Leaps

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Wayne Kelly

Runtime: 12:43 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
Trim twins Jimmy and Timmy take the keep fit world by storm with their Twin Leaps phenomenon. Then a falling out leads Jimmy to greater fame and Timmy to overweight obscurity. Has Jimmy really become a success all on his own? Timmy’s fiancée Pavi and Jimmy’s unacknowledged personal trainer Rhonda Gauntlet’s answer is no! Together they set about getting Timmy back on track and exposing Jimmy’s throw away the bread beer before bed approach to losing weight.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Forever Khaild

Country: Palestine, State of

Director: Yousef Salhi

Runtime: 8:37 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
Khaled clashes with everyone he meets, his girlfriend Sophia tries to help him accept the reality and adapt, but all in vien.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Faint Goodbye

Country: United States

Director: Aaron Garcia

Runtime: 9:31 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A visually poetic journey between two past lovers revisit years later in a cafe as they succumb to old emotions in faint memories and get swept away in a past they haven't let go of.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Life After

Country: United States

Director: Autumn Libengood

Runtime: 14:58 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A priest unable to escape the shame. A pastor haunted by her memories. Neither knows how the trauma of their past will affect their future.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Love Bubbles

Country: Switzerland

Director: Marcel Hobi

Runtime: 7:34 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
Floating on a pink cloud as a couple is easy.
It is much more difficult to cope with everyday life and the future together - an amusing relationship drama.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: L+T

Country: Bulgaria

Director: Nevena Nikolova

Runtime: 17:58 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A young woman makes a heartbreaking love confession to a stranger in a snack bar. None of them imagined how far this will go.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: My Digital Truth

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Swen Werner

Runtime: 9:01 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis:
A banker in present day London on a quest for knowledge, battling illness, and forming an eerie alliance with ChatAI, blurring the lines between reality and the digital world

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: SPiN: No Matter What

Country: United States

Director: Jim Vacca

Runtime: 3:17 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: In 'SPiN: No Matter What' a woman's seemingly quiet night home alone becomes a gripping thriller, wherein the classic power pop song's lyrics undergo a haunting metamorphosis, culminating into a suspenseful reality as the next morning unveils a chilling revelation.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Art Whisperer

Country: United States

Director: Flemming Fynsk

Runtime: 44:27 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 

An intimate portrait of an outspoken woman who loved art, lived in a glass house but did not want to be seen. In her lifetime Ginny Williams went under the radar. She reinvented herself when she got divorced at 60. She intuitively bought work by women artists. Some of them she befriended - many she championed.

She was an early collector of Louise Bourgeois’ work. She owned the largest private collection of her work and became a close friend of hers. If you googled her name you’d find nothing. Yet she had amassed one of the most important collections of work by female artists in the world.

Through her involvement with major institutions she would ensure the work got seen by the public and the women got their due recognition.
She contributed over 90 works to the Guggenheim Museum out of a small collection of about 8000.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The dream of Vero

Country: Spain

Director: Jose Córdoba

Runtime: 9:00 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Vero, a young woman who, despite her situation, fights every day to fulfill her dream, to be a psychologist.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Creature

Country: Bulgaria

Director: Nevena Nikolova, Petar Gerzilov

Runtime: 7:25 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
beyond the concepts of monstruous and devine a reverse creation explored

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Supertramp

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Fabrizio Gammardella

Runtime: 6:39 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A stray puppy gets rescued by a sweet, little girl, finally finding a family he can live with. But Destiny has something else in store for the dog, who ends up on the street once again.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: The Letter

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Ellie Spooner

Runtime: 8:18 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Two women at different stages of life are brought together by the mysterious arrival of a letter. Though strangers to each other, they are bonded by a secret, and part ways with a sense of fulfilment.

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Love And Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (LHIFF)

SEPTEMBER 17 - 21, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Title: Doggy Bunny

Country: Belgium

Director: Maurine Nijssen-Horrion, Agathe de Lovinfosse, Gregory Rotsaert

Runtime: 25:00 min
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2024)
Awards Night: September 21, 2024 - Gala 19:00h (LHIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Fred and Nina, a precarious couple, desperately try to have a child. After 6 unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization, they learn that the 7th will not be reimbursed by the Belgian mutual. To earn money, Fred decides to become an erotic dancer. Nina reluctantly accepts. However, Fred becomes more and more familiar with sex work, discovering a new way of living his masculinity and endangering his life as a couple. Will they manage to surpass this test?

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