Filmscene

Bijou Horizons

A world cinema showcase that broadens understanding of diverse cultures through film. Stamp your passport and embark on a cinematic world tour. One lucky UI Student will win a study abroad package provided by UI International Programs!

Previous Screenings

POP AYE

2017 / Thailand + / Kirsten Tan

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS

2017 / Brazil / Roberto Berliner

In the 1950s, a psychiatrist in Brazil convinces modern art museums to open their doors to unheard of artists.

THE ORNITHOLOGIST

2017 / Brazil + / João Pedro Rodrigues

Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky
ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of- the-Cross- style tests
in this surrealist and spiritual tale.

NILE HILTON INCIDENT

2017 / Sweden + / Tarik Saleh

In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is
working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a
murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to
the President’s inner circle.

DEMON

2016 / Poland / Marcin Wrona

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.