The Focus: Idea competition includes films that surprise with their form and approach to the subject. Their authors often use well-known conventions to tell in an unusual way about problems and phenomena seemingly incompatible with a comedy or a musical. They prove that cinema can still be surprising.


Hotel Centaur, dir. Lino Kafidas, Dimitris Kafidas (Greece) 2023, 24’, 15+
An eccentric hotelier invites equally eccentric guests to his mountain hotel. One day, a Japanese man arrives at the hotel. He has been sending letters regarding seeing a centaur in the area for the past 10 years. He wants to fulfill his dreams. Film presented at Athens IFF.


Nice to See Your Face, dir. Sun Namkoong (Republic of Korea) 2022, 13’, 15+
Eden’s car breaks down while travelling. A helpless woman calls her former partner, Haewon, asking him for help. She wants to see him again before leaving Korea. Polish premiere.



Cherries, dir. Vytautas Katkus (Lithuania) 2022, 15’, 15+
A recently retired father invites his son to help him with the cherry picking in the garden. The father is in no hurry to finish the job, as he tries to catch up with his son. EFA nominee.



Fairplay, dir. Zoel Aeschbacher (France) 2022, 18’, 15+
A teenager in search of recognition, a worker ready to do anything to hit the jackpot, a senior executive at the end of his career who wants to prove to himself that he is still alive. Three characters who are losing speed on the competition highway… Film awarded at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF.


Nov 24 2023


19:00 - 20:10


10.00 PLN

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Main Performance Room, Centre for Culture in Lublin
Peowiaków 12
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