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Award Screening: Best Actor, US Narrative Competition: One Percent More Humid

Catherine (Julia Garner) and Iris (Juno Temple) are childhood friends home from college for a hot New England summer. As they attempt to enjoy parties and skinny-dipping and the usual vacation hijinks, a shared trauma in their past becomes increasingly difficult to suppress. As the wedge between the friends grows, they each pursue forbidden affairs to cope. |Read More
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The award for Best Actor, US Narrative Competition goes to Dominic Rains for his performance in The Fixer, directed by Ian Olds.

After an exiled Afghan journalist arrives in a small town in Northern California, he lands a menial job as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless in his new position, he teams up with an eccentric local (James Franco) to investigate the town’s peculiar subculture, only to find things quickly taking a dangerous turn. |Read More
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The award for Best Actress, International Narrative Competition goes to Radhika Apte for her performance in Madly in the short film Clean Shaven, directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. |Read More
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Award Screening: Best Actress, International Narrative Competition: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. |Read More
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The award for Best Actress, US Narrative Competition goes to Mackenzie Davis for her performance in Always Shine, directed by Sophia Takal.

This twisty psychological drama about obsession, fame, and femininity follows two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), who take a trip together to Big Sur, to reconnect. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. |Read More
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Award Screening: Best Actress, US Narrative Competition: Blame

Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. |Read More
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Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the World Narrative Competition jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Best Cinematography awarded film is Bridgend.

Sara (Hannah Murray) and her dad arrive in a town haunted by a spate of teenage suicides. When she falls in love with Jamie (Josh O’Connor), she becomes prey to the depression that threatens to engulf them all. Jeppe Rønde's debut is based on the real-life Welsh county borough of Bridgend, which has recorded at least 79 suicides since 2007. |Read More
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Award Screening: Best Cinematography, Documentary Competition: Bobbi Jene

In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More


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