The Wake (world premiere) DIRECTOR: Oonagh Kearney / 2015 / Ireland
A woman, a house. The end is near, but new beginnings and awakenings await. Using dance as a unique cinematic language, The Wake is an Irish film that explores female dynamics inside the house. Challenging the ways in which women and their rites of passage have been portrayed on screen, The Wake is revealed as a world of memory, joy, violence and transformation. The film features top Irish female performers, helmed by the spectacular Olwen Fouere as the central figure of the film. Umbra: Eclipse of the Moon DIRECTOR: Urszula Nawrot / 2015 / Poland
An allegorical picture about discovering oneself on a conscious and subconscious level, about reaching out into the deepest, hidden secrets. Through symbols, music and dance it tells a story of a girl gone missing and later a woman seduced by a tormentor. Alice struggles alone with her illusions about the world and herself. To discover the truth, she embarks on a journey inside herself.