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19H FEATURE film: felt (80:00) Written by Amy Everson & Jason Banker, Directed by Jason Banker, US, 2014 Starring Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton Amy, a San Francisco artist, is haunted by a recent trauma. As she veers dangerously close to a complete emotional and psychological breakdown, she plunges into the world of her art as a coping mechanism. She re-appropriates the male form by creating an alter ego that assumes power and domination. When Amy meets Kenny, a seemingly nice, down-to-earth guy, she decides to open herself up to him, hoping he can restore her faith in mankind. 21h FEATURE film: VUELVEN (TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID) (83:00) Written and directed by Issa Lopez, Mexico, 2017, Berlin Premiere Starring Paola Lara, Juan Ramon Lopez, Hanssel Casillas A gritty fairytale about a gang of five street children trying to survive the horrific violence of drug cartels and the ghosts created by the Mexican drug war. Ten-year-old Estrella has three wishes, the first of which is that her missing mother returns. Her wish comes true, but she returns in the form of spectral visions. Her intuition leads her to join a gang of orphaned boys, with whom she must fight real-world and supernatural evils. A beautiful mix of fantasy and reality and an exploration of the powerful strength and resilience of children amidst the tragic horrors surrounding them. This film, which has been compared to Pan’s Labyrinth, has received sweeping critical acclaim and has been a much-discussed favorite at numerous film fests around the world, including Fantastic Fest (USA), where it premiered.