TOURISM AND AUTHENTICITY: The distinctive feature film Bait describes the conflict between local fishermen and holidaymakers in Cornwall and is a social realist drama portrayed in a strikingly small social realist way.
ANTI-SEMITISM: Although depicting an alternate history of the United States during World War II, The Plot Against America paints a frighteningly realistic picture of how fascist ideology can unfold in practice.
Palme d'Or-WINNER: Modern class distinctions are strongly present in this year's Film from the South opening film Parasite, which is an exuberant and biting social satire one should not know too much about in advance.
NORWEGIAN GAME FILM:
With Venice-relevant Children, Dag Johan Haugerud paints a thought-provoking and empathetic portrait of Norwegian society, in one of the strongest Norwegian feature films of many years.
Flowering time: Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground tells the story of an enigmatic and central woman in New York's male-dominated environment for experimental underground movies in the sixties.