Festival Programme

Films by Strand

Radical Empathy

To love your enemy may be divine but few could hope to reach the level of compassion towards the troubled and unloved evidenced in these films. From slut shaming and blind eyes turned to sexual assault through to terrorist sympathisers and tortured children, each film challenges the audience to park preconceptions and come to understand the humanity at the core of these problematic individuals.

I'm Your Man

Ich bin dein Mensch

Maria Schrader

An archaeologist reluctantly agrees to test-run a humanoid love robot programmed to fulfil her desires in this poignant comedy starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens.