World Premiere
Cheval Noir


Directed by Jared Moshé

Hosted by Director Jared Moshé, Producers Andrew Williams, Justin T. Ross, Neda Armian, Elizabeth Mihelich, David Smith, Peter Van Steemburg and Christopher Alender. Artistic Team Bryan Roberts Kopp, Ariel Vida, Marshall Granger, Kristen Semedo, Sunday Kennedy, Meg Morman and Nick Bupp.



Jared Moshé


Jared Moshé


Judy Greer, Edi Gathegi, Payman Maadi, Faithe Herman


Well Go USA

USA 2023 104 mins OV English

Sophie’s (Judy Greer, HALLOWEEN) life takes a sudden hard turn when either fate or a terrible chance of circumstance sees her husband Mal (Edi Gathegi, THE HARDER THEY FALL) killed in a drunk-driving accident. Left to parent her grief-torn teenaged daughter (Faithe Herman, SHAZAM!) on her own while trying to keep things together with an emotionally taxing nursing job, her breaking point might be coming up fast and it takes every bit of her remaining strength not to fall apart. One day, her husband’s best friend (Payman Maadi, A SEPARATION), a brilliant former physicist, approaches her with an experimental machine that he’s secretly been working on for years. One that’s capable of bending time in specific ways. A device that could — perhaps — bring a version of Sophie’s old life back to her. She understands that by taking a chance with this, the consequences will be entirely unforeseeable. It’s an impossible choice to make. And a lifeline that’s all but impossible to resist.

A deeply moving heartbreaker of speculative science fiction, written with palpable love for its characters and packing reams of gripping twists and turns, APORIA is an experience to be reckoned with. Electrified with empathy and drenched in emotion that’s honest and earned, it’s a captivating film that’s almost miraculously free of pessimism despite its tragedies, raising provocative and timely concerns with complex emotional depth through coils of tension. Writer/director Jared Moshe (THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN) pulls off one storytelling feat after another, with smart construction that thrills with the choices he makes in what, how, and when to reveal information to the audience and a phenomenal, beat-perfect cast that will have you riveted to the edge of your seat. With confidence and control, Moshe swings hard and hits with stunning impact, delivering one of the great genre surprises of 2023. – Mitch Davis