My Tickets

Film Schedule

If you have specific interests, use the filters below. You can also view our full schedule at a glance
See our list of special guests for Q&A after the screenings.



Film Series: Circle Award


Adiós Buenos Aires
German Kral - Argentina, Germany - 93 mins

Filled with marvelous tango music and dance, Adiós Buenos Aires takes place in November 2001 against the backdrop of Argentina's economic crisis. In the midst of these troubled times, the Vecinos de Pompeya—a five-piece tango band—try to keep their heads above water. They usually perform in a small, poorly attended pub and are often paid with empanadas ... more

Sunday, April 21
3:00 PM
$14.00
Friday, April 26
6:05 PM
$14.00

Let Me Go
Maxime Rappaz - Switzerland, France, Belgium - 92 mins

This film, which opened the ACID program at Cannes in 2023, explores themes of sacrifice, desire, and the longing for change. Claudine, a woman in her fifties devoted to caring for her special-needs son, finds solace in brief encounters with passing men at a hotel every Tuesday. Her routine is interrupted when she meets Michael, who extends his stay for her. ... more

Sunday, April 21
7:35 PM
$14.00
Thursday, April 25
8:35 PM
$14.00

A Normal Family
Hur Jin-ho - South Korea - 116 mins

Director Hur Jin-ho's emotional thriller begins with a shockingly well-realized road rage incident that kills a man and sends his young girl to the hospital. This seemingly random event brings together two brothers, one a lawyer (Sul Kyung-gu) who will try anything to get the guilty driver off, and the other an overworked doctor (Jang Dong-gun), conscientiously ... more

Friday, April 26
8:00 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 27
4:00 PM
$14.00

The Queen of My Dreams
Fawzia Mirza - Canada, Pakistan - 97 mins

This stylish comedy elegantly blends the retro charm of Bollywood cinema with a contemporary coming-of-age narrative, centering on Azra, a young Canadian-Pakistani woman embracing her queerness amidst familial and cultural expectations. Recognized on the Toronto International Film Festival's annual Canada's Top Ten list for 2023, Fawzia Mirza's feature debut ... more

Sunday, April 21
5:35 PM
$14.00
Thursday, April 25
6:05 PM
$14.00

The Teacher
Farah Nabulsi - UK, Palestine, Qatar - 115 mins

The Teacher is set and was evocatively filmed in the Occupied West Bank. High school English teacher (and clandestine resistance activist) Basem (Saleh Bakri) is still wounded from a past family tragedy brought on by the occupation. He mentors one of his students, Adam, who endured his own loss due to settler violence, counseling him in order to avoid prison ... more

Saturday, April 20
3:20 PM
$14.00
Sunday, April 21
7:00 PM
$14.00

The Teacher Who Promised the Sea
Patricia Font - Spain - 105 mins

In 1935, Antoni Benaiges is hired as a teacher in a small, isolated village in Burgos, Spain. There, he establishes an intense relationship with his students, a group of young boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12, to whom he makes a promise: to take them to see the sea for the first time in their lives. Seventy-five years later, Ariadna, the granddaughter ... more

Sunday, April 21
5:00 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 27
3:40 PM
$14.00

6 films





Support Filmfest DC


P.O. Box 21396 Washington, DC 20009

202-234-FILM
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
filmfestdc2024@gmail.com



Join Our Mailing List