Identity & Illuminations

From drama to archive films, this selection offers a fresh, insightful look at what it means to be human today. We’re all multifaceted creatures, and cinema surely knows that well enough to mirror it. The offerings you’ll find within this strand will take you on distant journeys — both geographically and spiritually — and whether you’re crossing the Californian desert or flying from China to Prague, you will find something of yourself there. The first openly lesbian bar in South Korea, the state archives of ex-Yugoslavia, and a stolen car: they are all spaces of belonging, a safety harbour to shield us from a world set on separating us.