This year's opening film: SUFAT CHOL (SAND STORM)

Sufat Chol (Sand Storm)

Opening the festival on 19 April is the Israeli contribution SUFAT CHOL (SAND STORM) by Elite Zexer (2015) – about a Bedouin family living in Israel's Negev desert.

There are seven other films joining the Debut Feature Film Competition: ALBA (R: Ana Christina Barragán, 2016), BADEN-BADEN (R: Rachel Lang, 2016), LIEBMANN (R: Jules Herrmann, 2016), SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME (R: Chloé Zhao, 2015), THE WEDNESDAY CHILD (R: Lili Horváth, 2015), THE VIOLATORS (R: Helen Walsh, 2015) and THIRST (R: Svetla Tsotsorkova, 2015).

Further information about the nominated films.

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