Official Competition

With work spanning the world, the eight films in the Official Competition illustrate some of the finest filmmaking this year. Many of the films discuss themes that resonate worldwide—themes of friendship, coming of age in times of political turmoil, and the complications of family and love.

20,000 Species of Bees

Spain | 2023 | 125 min. | Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren

A gender-questioning eight-year-old and their mother spend a summer in the country with their family’s widowed matriarch.

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Ingeborg Bachmann - Journey into the Desert

Switzerland | 2023 | 111 min. | Margarethe von Trotta

A stately biopic about the rocky romance between Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann and Swiss playwright Max Frisch.

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Let The River Flow

Norway | 2023 | 118 min. | Ole Giæver (Sámi)

A teacher accidentally becomes part of the Sámi revolution that rose up amid the Alta Conflict of 1970s-’80s Norway.

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Sweden | 2023 | 119 min. | Milad Alami

When an Iranian refugee decides to rejoin the wrestling world, rumors spread that threaten to ruin his family’s safety.

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Plan 75

Japan | 2022 | 112 min. | Chie Hayakawa

In an alternate modern Japan, the elderly are given the option to euthanize themselves in return for a final sum of money.

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Pretty Red Dress

United Kingdom | 2022 | 110 min. | Dionne Edwards

A family of Black Londoners have their world shaken by the purchase of a lovely rhinestoned red dress.

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The Quiet Migration

Denmark | 2023 | 102 min. | Malene Choi

A thoughtful and semiautobiographical film about a South Korean adoptee raised on a dairy farm in the Danish countryside.

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To Kill a Tiger

Canada | 2022 | 125 min. | Nisha Pahuja

An Indian rice farmer stands up to his village and demands justice for his young daughter, the victim of a terrible sexual assault.

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