Film Guide 2018

Conflict & Resolution

The Films of Conflict & Resolution program is dedicated to showcasing films that deal with the complex issues and societal effects of war and violence. These films are selected because of their excellence in filmmaking and depiction of provocative and dramatic content. Since this signature section was launched 19 years ago, it has continued to stimulate discussion about major issues and conflicts of our time. The program recognizes one of the films in the series with the annual Brizzolara Family Foundation Award, which is accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize.


2018 Conflict & Resolution | narrative feature | 95 min New York Premiere The disparate paths of a struggling Icelandic single mother and an asylum-seeking Guinea-Bissauan woman interweave in Ísold Uggadóttir’s (Screenwriters Lab 2015) award-winning first feature. Th …

Directed by Ísold Uggadóttir


2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 99 min New York Premiere Posing as a pro-jihadist photojournalist making a documentary on the Islamic Caliphate, Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returns to his homeland, where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family le …

Directed by Talal Derki


2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 96 min At the risk of being forgotten by an apathetic system, the survivors of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship set out on a quest for justice in Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s Berlinale Peace Prize …

Directed by Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar


2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 95 min New York Premiere In February of 2012, war correspondent Marie Colvin (also the subject of HIFF 2018 Spotlight selection A PRIVATE WAR) illegally crossed the border into Syria with her photographer, Paul Conroy. Igno …

Directed by Chris Martin


2018 Conflict & Resolution | documentary feature | 260 min Few moments loom larger on the collective conscious of contemporary American history than the Watergate investigation, and the subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. Now over 40 years late …

Directed by Charles Ferguson