1001 GRAM

When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight od a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grie and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.

17 girls

In a little crisis-stricken town by the ocean, 17 teenage girls from the same high school together make an unexpected decision. Although neither the adults nor the boys understand their decision or what they want, one thing is certain: the girls’ lives are about to change.

4 DAYS IN MAY

A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless Soviet captain.

Goodbye to Language

The Pillar of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard, was undoubtedly the most influential filmmaker of the postwar period. His pioneering years began with his feature film debut Breathless (A bout de souffle) in 1959. Godard created a true revolution in the film techniques of that time he freed the film media from bondage and, by “rewriting” the lengthy film language, he introduced new guidelines of film narration, working with sound and with the camera. Even in his later films, he disrupted the continuity of the film plot and crashed into the existing system of film production, distribution and exhibition that was subject to the conventions of the Hollywood factory of dreams. He created a completely new form of filmmaking. When speaking about his latest film entitled Goodbye to Language (Adieu au langage), Godard said: "It is about a man and his wife who no longer understand each other because they do not speak the same language.”

Real Life

Aris Kalliga is 27. He has returned to Athens after a long stretch in detox, to the decadent, superficial world he had left behind. His mother - ethereal, eccentric, manipulative, a mainstay of Athens society – lives with Christos, her devoted gardener, in an opulent villa which mirrors her spirit. Imposing, magnificent, yet shadowy, alive with dark secrets. Aris attemps to rebuild himself, to understand and control his self-destructive compulsions. Faces from his past reappear: Nikos, his one-time dealer, a young homosexual who loves him violently. And Joy, his old girlfriend: wealthy, beautiful, addicted to cocaine. Afraid, Aris avoids them. He falls passionately for Alexandra, a designer whose natural simplicity contrasts radically with anything he has ever known. But his neurotic, possessive mother objects. She persuades Alexandra to leave Aris nd she accepts. With mother´s help, Joy resolves to get back with Aris and they begins their relationship exactly where they broke off. Aris, tormented by a possessive, neurotic mother, former friends and lovers and the dark secret of his father’s death, struggles to resist slipping back into his previous, self-destructive lifestyle. But a narcotic addiction is unsustainable and for all of them, the past is inescapable.

American Translation

A love grows from a chance encounter between Chris and Aurore. They are twenty years old and their passion is exclusive. It's a beautiful love story like you see in the movies... But then Aurore discovers that Chris is a killer. Will she continue to live passionately, an accomplice in spite of herself, or denounce the one she loves in spite of everthing?

Amour

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Amour Fou

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. AMOUR FOU is a “romantic comedy” based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.

Applause

When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees. She has to prove to her self and to him, that she is worth the try. But the hard life on stage, and the ghosts of the past slowly comes knocking on her door. Thea is forced to face her inner voices. She is bound to give in to her faith, and make the choice.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR

Paris in the early 70's. Gilles, a young high school student, is taken in by the political and creative turmoil of the times. Much like his friends, he is torn between his radical commitment and his personal ambitions. Through romantic encounters and artistic discoveries, Gilles and his friends' journeys take them to Italy and then London. Further down the line, they will have to make definitive choices in order to find their place in these turbulent times.

Welcome to Bulgaria

While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this adventure, Kamen begins to fall in love with the fleeting Avé.

Bigga Than Ben

This dark comedy from the UK, is a tale of two likeable but wayward young Russian backpackers who come to London in an attempt to amass an easy fortune. But it’s not too long before Spiker and Cobakka realize that legally, they aren’t going to get very far. So, aided by the dodgy Artash they learn to shoplift from supermarkets, rip off banks, joyride on the tube and turn mobile phones into crack.

BODYBUILDER

Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years.

Borgman

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Brotherhood

Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered.

Broken

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Bye Bye Blondie

A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth

The Caiman

Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando) is one of the few Italian producers still putting his money on “B” movies, long since edged out both by Hollywood and by home-grown writer-directors. Up to his eyes in debt and his marriage in tatters, his final hope of salvation comes in the form of a film script brought to him by a young girl, an aspiring film director. It’s called The Caiman, and Bruno, hoping for a regular political thriller, gradually discovers that it is, in fact, the life story of Silvio Berlusconi. Since he can’t pull out now, he has no choice but to find a financial backer for the film, and also someone to play the lead, which isn’t easy. Nevertheless, the problems he now has to solve seem to awaken in him new vitality and new faith in his own worth. Nanni Moretti reflects the political reality of his country in almost all his films. This time he has succeeded in capturing the rise and preconditions of the fall of a specific figure on the Italian political scene. Of particular note are the moments where the filmmaker illustrates the way in which political power is acquired through the control of commercial television.

Call Girl

Stockholm, late 70’s. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. CALL GIRL tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Camille Claudel 1915

Freely adapted from the works and letters of Paul Claudel, the letters of Camille Claudel and medical records. Born in 1864 in Aisne, Northern France, Camille Claudel is a sculptress, the older sister of the writer Paul Claudel, her junior by 4 years. She is first Auguste Rodin’s student, then his mistress for fifteen years, until she leaves him in 1895. In 1913, following the death of her father, having spent ten years as a recluse in her studio on the quai Bourbon in Paris, she is confined by her family, first to the mental hospital at Ville Evrard near Paris, then to an asylum at Montdevergues, in the Vaucluse.

QUIET CHAOS

Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When he drives her to school soon after, he decides to wait for her all day in front of the school, and soon that's what he does every day. He eats at the nearby café, gets to know the people who come by and follows from afar the fusion developments at work. Pietro's brother expects him to snap out of it, but who will snap first?

Carnage

In Spain it is believed that the herb rosemary possesses great healing powers. Romero (‘Rosemary’ in Spanish), a 475 kilo bull, dies in the arena. During the night which follows, his horns, bones, eyes and flesh take a journey - to Brussels, to Madrid, to France - disrupting the apparently ordinary lives of a number of characters in search of themselves. We follow the fate of the Italian actress, who sells meat at the supermarket, a Spanish woman who serves steaks, and a little French girl who imagines a world where animals are much larger than humans. From that night on, Romero confirms the powers ascribed to him adn magic power of rosemary – disruptive, explosive, restorative. Delphine Gleize is one of the most original and exciting voices in contemporary French cinema. Her short films have appeared to great acclaim at festivals world-wide, and received numerous prizes. Carnages is her feature film debut.

Caesar Must Die

The theater in Rome’s Rebibbia Prison. A performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has just ended amidst rapturous applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they’re accompanied back to their cells. Six months earlier. The warden and a theater director speak to the inmates about a new project, the staging of Julius Caesar in the prison. The first step is casting. The second step is exploring the text. Shakespeare’s universal language helps the inmates-actors identify with their characters. The process is long and full of anxiety, hope, and fun. These are the feelings that accompany the inmates at night in their cells after each rehearsal. Who is Giovanni who plays Caesar? Who is Salvatore-Brutus? For what crimes have they been imprisoned? The film does not hide this. Wonder and pride for the play do not always free the inmates from the exasperation of being incarcerated. Their angry confrontations put the show in danger. On the anticipated but feared opening night, the audience is large and diversified: inmates, actors, students, and directors. Julius Caesar is brought back to life but this time, on a stage inside a prison. It’s a success. The inmates return to their cells, even “Cassius”, one of the main characters, one of the best. He has been in prison for many years, but tonight his cell feelsdifferent, hostile. He remains still. Then he turns, looks into the camera, and says: “Since I have known art, this cell has turned into a prison”.

The Christening

Michal has what he always dreamed of: a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, his own firm. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child. This is just the beginning of Michal's plan, who asks his friend to take an interest in his wife... At the beginning the plan works out, but it becomes increasingly difficult for Michal to come to terms with it. Michal knows his deeply hidden past will inevitably come back to him, and Janek will have to make a decision, of which he will never forget the consequences. AWARDS: Febiofest Prague 2011 - Grand Prix.

In Your Hands

Mad with grief, a young man kidnaps a brilliant female surgeon he holds responsible for his young wife’s death. During her confinement, ambivalent and passionate feelings arise between the kidnapper and his victim… Violence and loneliness, the tragic events of their shared past, the desperate need for love and to survive will bring them face to face with the raw essence of their own lives. Both are helpless in the face of an overwhelming attraction that will change them forever.

Just the Wind

Mari lives with her invalid father and two children in a shack in the woods outside the city. Their living conditions are modest, like their other Romani neighbors. For centuries, their "kind" has been commonly referred to as gypsies. Recently, more than ever, they must exist stealthily: five entire families in the area have already been murdered, gunned down in their own homes. The Romani community struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of the suspected raciallymotivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Teenager Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready...Inspired by real events.

Dallas Pashamende

Radu, son of gypsies is the only one that has left the gypsy village. The village, named Dallas, consists of shacks and is built near a garbage dump, the source of income for the completely wretched and illiterate inhabitants. A teacher now, he returns after many years to attend the funeral of his father. Gradually he gets assimilated again and gets involved with his former love and neighbor Oana. However, Oanas husband, a despicable character, who has been chased out of the village due to the way he treated his wife, comes to take revenge. During the brawl, Oanda gets killed and thus Radu finally leaves the village to return to his former life.

From Afar

Armando is a man that doesn’t have the capacity to fully relate emotionally with others. In a certain way he is an autistic in his city. The Spanish title can be translated literally to “From Afar.” It’s a reference to the distance and separation between Armando and the objects of his desire – his “look but don’t touch” attitude. It also has something to do with the separation with the object of his obsession, represented by the older businessman. The idea of making a film about a man who struggles to connect emotionally to others was very attractive to me.

The Seventh Seal

Knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns to Sweden, after having fought in the crusades, only to find misery, plague, fanatical religious practices and Death - with whom he has a long game of chess. If he wins, he lives, if not, he'll allow Death to claim him. During tha game they find themsleves in spirited discussion about the God and the relegion. The Seventh Seal is one of the most influential European art movies and it won a multitude of awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

Two Days, One Night

Sandra has only one weekend to visit her colleagues and - with the help of her husband - convince them to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job.

Dheepan

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together.

Queen of Cherries 3

It is the year 1914 in Berlin. Ruth, the daughter of the Jewish owner of a small but very special private bank, wants to become a farmer. She wants to grow her own vegetables, eat her own tomatoes and to have her own place, full of peace, love and quiet. So she marries a handsome but bankrupt son of a noble family, and moves to the countryside. At first all is a disappointment to her, but with enthusiasm and strength, she starts rebuilding the house and refines the ordinary cherries that grow in large plantations into Morello cherries, which are the best in Germany. Finally she survives the Third Reich hidden on her own peace land. Her dream saves her life.

Diplomacy

August 25th, 1944. The Allies enter Paris. Shortly before dawn, Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), German military governor of Paris, prepares to execute Adolph Hitler’s orders to blow up the French capital. Bridges and monuments are all rigged to explode. And yet, Paris is not destroyed. For what reasons did von Choltitz refuse to carry out the Fuhrer’s commands, despite his boundless loyalty to the Third Reich? Was it Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier), Swedish consul-general to Paris, who made the General change his mind?

A Funny Man

Dirch Passer was second-to-none on the Danish scene, in revue theatre and on film. He was in the league of Dean Martin, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman. But he was also blinded by his own success, and he let down his family, his children, his best friend and not least himself in his efforts to be seen, understood and loved.

Home

In a large house in the middle of the steppes, the Shamanovs meet for a family gathering. When suddenly the eldest brother Victor appears after a 25 years absence, unspoken family conflicts come to light. Nobody suspects that Victor is escaping his dark past and that killers are looking for his hiding place.

Cold Showers

COLD SHOWERS is set today, in small-town France. Nowhere special. It tells the story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, wealthy Clément and poor Mickael, working class judo fanatic and doomed lover. Mickael and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does. Of how Mickael has everything he needs to make a go of his life, against all the odds. And of how he blows it. Set against a backdrop of punishing physicality, a combat-fuelled world of obsessive training and dieting and intense, illicit sexual adventure and it also casts a piercing eye over the crucial problems of adolescence. COLD SHOWERS is blackly comic, brutally funny, heartbreaking and truthful tragicomedy about happiness and hardship, sex, luck and catastrophe.

BEYOND THE HILLS

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

After the rehearsal

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's "A Dream Play." She talks of her hatred for her mother, now dead, an alcoholic actress, who was Vogler's star and lover. Vogler falls into a reverie, remembering a day Anna's mother, Rakel, late in life, came after rehearsal to beg him to come to her apartment. He awakes and Anna reveals the reason she has returned: she jolts him into an emotional response, rare for him, and the feelings of a young woman and an older man play out.

The Devil´s Backbone

Spain is being torn apart by the Civil War, and the Fascists are getting nearer. The grim orphanage of Santa Lucia stands alone on a desolate plain, its courtyard disfigured by a vast unexploded bomb. A place of decay, desperation and barely restrained dark passions, Santa Lucia is run by a crippled headmistress Carmen (Marisa Paredes) and the mysterious Professor Casares. Twelve year-old newcomer Carlos is met with hostility and violence, both from the hate-filled handyman, Jacinto, and his fellow orphans - led by the tormented Jaime. But for Carlos, the dark hallways and empty cloisters, the dank claustrophobic vaults of Santa Lucia hide far greater terrors.The emaciated ghost of Santi, a young boy brutally murdered on the night the bomb fell, appears to Carlos, at first begging to be set free from his torment, then warning of imminent disaster and imploring Carlos to carry out a terrible vengeance. Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone is a deeply-personal Gothic horror story a dark and cathartic supernatural rites-of-passage thriller dripping with nightmarish atmosphere and visually stunning effects, rich in near-unbearable suspense reminiscent of The Sixth Sense.

MONK, THE

The rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid. Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks. Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation... Until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask? Adapted from the eponymous cult classic Gothic novel.

The Other Side

Suspected of murder, fifteen year-old Ramón Fortuna (Jorge Alcázar) is held in a detention centre. He feels as if he has woken from a dream, a dream lived in Vallecas, a working-class neighborhood in Madrid. His childhood is over. His mother and sister have dedicated their lives to him now, although convinced of his innocence, they are powerless. His lawyer Marcelo (Alex Casanovas) - another son of El Barrio - is reluctant to take the case, happier to sever all ties with his secret past and a love long lost. He is Ramón's only hope.

After We're Gone

Jean-René, a ruined aristocrat in his 60s, has just learned he’s going to die.And soon. He decides to spend his final days with a piece based on the myth of Dionyos. He hires a theatre group – very strange bunch of artists – to perform a Dionysian entertainment. Yves, a tormented, art-obsessed producer, arrives with a young actress, the beautiful, affected, hysterical Mélina. A couple who split up two years earlier, things are not simple between them. Eugene and his lover Ingrid follow. She's a philosopher, a gastronome Eugene's besotted with her. Part-Jeckyll, part-Hyde, he's a weak, mean fellow, unsure of who he is or how to assert himself. Lastly, the writer, his script not yet finished. With him is Lola, a free spirited young woman, liberated both in mind and ample body. The night of the performance arrives, a night of mysterious, absurd and terrifying burlesque and devastating revelation, during which they are brought cruelly, comically face to face with themselves, each other and their mortality.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Playing "In the Company of Men"

A black, highly political fable of power and corruption, vengeance and renunciation, set in the violent, cannibalistic world of business and high finance, In The Company Of Men is the story of a young man, Léonard, adopted son of the wealthy arms dealer Henri Jurrieu, caught in a web of lies and brutality. Desperate to escape from beneath Jurrieu's shadow, Léonard is manoeuvred into an ill-advised business deal which leaves him open to blackmail at the hands of his father's vengeful enemies. Trapped in a world of which he finally wants no part, he is forced to betray Jurrieu in order to keep his love and respect, and when this is no longer bearable, to renounce everything. Adapted from Edward Bond's play, and drawing on both Al Pacino's Looking For Richard and the classic US thrillers of the 70s, Desplechin's film is a compelling tragedy, rich in violent poetry, a savage portrait of a divided world.

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair is a gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people, but above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. A young queen (Alicia Vikander), who is married to an insane king (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard), falls secretly in love with his physician (Mads Mikkelsen) - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Errance

French movie "Errance" is about the inability of adults to accept the responsibility that comes with the passing of the years. It tells the story of Jacques, a woman-chasing, gambling-addicted war veteran of the Algerian war, who cares little for his devoted wife Lou, He prefers to dedicate his time to gambling, drinking and skirt-chasing. In spite of Jacques' all too apparent shortcomings and the advice of her friends, Lou gamely stands by her man, even when Jacques fails to find a job and has a love affair while Lou has had a demanding childbirth in hospital. The marriage couple constantly try to start afresh, and even despite the moving to south to find a better life for the whole family, it becomes increasingly hard for them to go further over the cracks in their relationship.

Afterwards

Nathan was only eight years old when he had a near-death experience while trying to save the life of a little girl. For a brief moment young Nathan was clinically dead. Then, miraculously, he returned to life. Years later, Nathan is a successful New York corporate lawyer. Devastated by the painful circumstances of his divorce, he has barricaded himself behind his work, far from his daughter and his ex-wife Claire. Then the mysterious Doctor Kay enters his life. Enigmatic, intense, insistent, Kay claims that he is able to foresee imminent death for certain people with clarity and precision. What would you do if a stranger walked into your life and informed you that you were soon to die? A desperate race against the clock begins, as Nathan tries to put right the errors of his past and reconnect with those he loves the most…

The Forgiveness of Blood

An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that finds Nik becoming the prime target and his sister, Rudina, forced to leave school in order to take over the family business.

Fanny and Alexander

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, Ingmar Bergman's semi-autobiographical story tells of young sister and brother Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve), whose comfortable lives change dramatically when their father dies onstage during a performance of 'Hamlet'. Their mother marries a puritanical bishop and the new family move into the bishop's draughty home, where the children are mistreated and their mother becomes consumed with regrets. Through the wide eyes of ten-year-old Alexander (Bertil Guve), we witness the great delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family—a sprawling, convivial bourgeois clan living in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Intended as Ingmar Bergman’s swan song, Fanny and Alexander is the legendary filmmaker’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional rigor with immense joyfulness and sensuality. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.

FANNY AND ALEXANDER 1 (TV SERIES)

Young Alexander glimpses the supernatural before the scattered branches of his family gather at his grandmother's house for a traditional Christmas party. Episode One contains the Prologue and the First Act: The Ekdahl Family Celebrates Christmas.

FANNY AND ALEXANDER 2 (TV SERIES)

In this episode, Alexander's family is torn apart by the death of his father and his mother's subsequent marriage to the icy priest Vergérus. Episode Two contains the Second Act: The Ghost Rehearsal and the Third Act: Breakup.

FANNY AND ALEXANDER 3 (TV SERIES)

In this penultimate episode, Fanny and Alexander continue to suffer at the hands of their cruel stepfather while a series of ghosts pay visits to the living. Episode Three contains the Fourth Act: Events of Summer

FANNY AND ALEXANDER 4 (TV SERIES)

In this final episode, Isak plots to rescue Fanny and Alexander from their stepfather. Episode Four contains the Fifth Act: Demons and the Epilogue.

Faust

A version of the German legend in which a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge.

Force Majeure

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. Ebba tries to protect their children and desperately calls for her husband Tomas who in panic is running for his life. Reality returns to embarrass laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance, Tomas internally struggles with his failure and tries to make anything to re-establish his shaken role of father. Force Majeure is an existential drama about the traditional roles of men and women in modern family life and their mutual expectations that emerge from them. For his movie, Ruben Östlund received Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and a nomination for Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival 2014. This festival section is set for directors who try to create the most original testimony and expressional poetics in their films.

Frank

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Fratricide

Semo a Kurdish immigrant and pimp living in Germany offers to pay for his younger brother Azad to come and join him. Reluctantly Azad accepts his brother's offer, and makes the long journey from his poverty-stricken homeland. He moves in to an asylum for refugees where, amidst hopeless squalor he befriends Ibo, an eleven-year-old orphan, also Kurdish. A powerful and tender bond grows between the two boys, but the odds are against them. Ahmet and Zeki are young second-generation Turks. Frustrated, unemployed, alienated from their heritage and with no place in German society, their anger simmers at fever pitch. Meanwhile they devote themselves to petty crime and their savage pit bulls. Boasting astonishing performances from a largely non-professional cast, award-winning director Yilmaz Arslan's third feature is an explosive tale of desperate conflict and bloody revenge, a savage, furious, heartbreaking portrait of raw humanity struggling for safety, for dignity, for survival in the face of violence, exile and the brutal indifference of a society that wants no part of them.

Free Range - Ballad on Approving of the World

How to live knowing that you might never know joy in day-to-day life? That you will never know the true pride from your work? That there is no meaning, no goal, no hope for improvement? That life will continue and you have to get used to it and also to the idea that it might go on for a long time and, worst of all, it is almost impossible to put up with it in a dignified way? I am referring to shoddy housing, meager food, poverty and the extensive coarseness below and stolid indifference above, and to the dreadful machinery that minces its way through the lives of most of us, evermore efficient, ceasing little by little to even pretend that this is not our murder, packed and sold to us in variable forms. Where should we head to, cattle for slaughter, and how is it possible to participate in all this, without losing our humanity and the last bits of our lust for life? Fred (29), an aspiring writer, is thrust into the middle of these questions – his girlfriend Susanna (23) is pregnant and intends to keep the baby.

Glamour

GLAMOUR follows the trials and tribulations of a Hungarian-Jewish family during nearly a century of Hungarian history, from World War I through the Nazi and Communist regimes. The dreams and struggles of three generations of a Jewish family in Hungary are depicted in this award-winning drama, which has been frequently and favorably compared to fellow Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo´s SUNSHINE. Against a backdrop of major events of the twentieth century, director Frigyes Gödrös weaves together humor and tragedy with realism and fantasy as the characters survive war, Nazi tyranny, communism, and economic hardship. Five years in the making, GLAMOUR is a remarkable historic epic that nonetheless thrives on the intimacy of personal relationships and family drama.

Beyond the Border

December 1942, Sweden is on the verge of being invaded. Two young soldiers leave their roadblock post to get to the Norwegian border to catch a glimpse of the occupying Nazis. Their adventure ends in a disaster, and the day after, Lieutenant Stenström finds out that one of the missing soldiers is his brother. Now he has to lead a rescue team behind enemy lines in a secret mission to retrieve his brother. Deep in the dark Norwegian woods Stenström realizes that completely other borders needs to be crossed if they are to get out of there alive...

We have a pope

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

In a Better World

The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake. Susanne Bier’s new feature film is a drama about the destruction of the idyll and the personal choice between revenge and pacifism.

HAMILTON 2: BUT NOT IF IT CONCERNS YOUR DAUGHTER

Carl Hamilton once had a family. But it was completely wiped out in an act of revenge, and now the abduction of his 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie brings back intensely painful memories. When Nathalie's veiled picture shows up on Internet, it becomes clear that the kidnapping is directed at her mother, Ewa Tanguy, head of the Swedish Security Police. Someone intends to convert her daughter to fundamentalist Islam. As the Swedish authorities remain passive, Hamilton is forced to take action. With the aid of his close friend Mouna, he manages to track down the kidnappers. Nathalie has been abducted by an immensely wealthy Saudi oil magnate, who wishes to set an example to the world, counting on his oil assets to protect him against any international intervention. However, he does not bargain on Agent Hamilton, along with a few of his brothers-in-arms, planning a deadly rescue mission against his desert fortress. Only too late does Hamilton become aware of the unexpected powers siding with the Saudi oil magnate.

HAMILTON: IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION

Meanwhile, a Swedish engineer is kidnapped in Ethiopia. Hamilton is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and soon discovers an international arms conspiracy at top government levels, as well as plans for a terrorist attack on Swedish soil. His loyalties are tested, but the interest of the nation must come first.

Here is Harold

After 40 years, Harold's successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door. In anger and despair, he decides to go to Sweden to kidnap the IKEA-founder himself, Ingvar Kamprad.

Hitler in Hollywood

A bio-doc about Micheline Presle changes into a thrilling investigation of the long hidden truth about European cinema. This mockumentary thriller uncovers Hollywood's unsuspected plot against the European motion picture industry. Numerous directors and stars appear in the film, making it a choice morsel for all film lovers.

Hotel

A woman discovers that an old hotel hides some unexpected secrets in this psychological thriller. Irene (Franziska Weisz) is hired as a desk clerk at a luxury hotel in Austria following the disappearance of Eva Stein, who had previously held the position. Having moved to the city to take the job, Irene takes a room in the hotel for the meantime, and is eager to learn more about her new home and business, though her boss Kros (Peter Strauss) seems curiously guarded about what goes on at the hotel. Though Irene makes friends with some of the staff members, she still spends a great deal of her time trying to uncover the mysteries of the building, and when she discovers a pair of Eva Stein's glasses, she begins to wonder if the girl ever went missing at all or if she might still be on the premises somewhere. Hotel was screened as part of the "Un Certain Regard" series at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Of Horses and Men

Kolbeinn loves Solveig and Solveig loves Kolbeinn but Kolbeinn is in love with his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána. Grána is obsessed with the stallion Brúnn. Vernhardur is in love with vodka and the horse Jarpur loves Vernhardur, his master. Grimur has a passion for ancient horse roads but Egill admires barbed wire fences. Spring is coming and the whole community is following the story. This cannot end well… No horses were hurt in making of this film. The human actors are still alive but the question is their possible trauma.

The Good Son

An actress named Leila leaves the city with her two sons in order to avoid the tabloids. While the younger son, the reclusive Unto, wanders the neighbourhood with his camera, the older Ilmari is annoyed by any “intruder“ who would threaten the relationship with his beloved mother. When mother's new lover begins to stay with the family, Ilmari's “protective tendencies“ become increasingly more dangerous. Director Zaida Beregroth focuses on a psychologic portrait of the unhealthy relationship of a son to his mother

HERE BELOW

1943, towards the end of the Occupation. Sister Luce is an exemplary nun and nurse at a hospital in Périgueux. Her meeting with a priest involved with the resistance will have a profound impact on her. It is the start of a passionate affair that will cause her to break her vows and leave her convent. But Lucie is too quick to give into her passions and disappointment soon follows. Betrayed, she feels she has been abandoned by both God and man. One morning, postal workers working for the resistance intercept an anonymous letter addressed to the German commandant...

Il Divo

For more than 50 years, he has been Italy's most powerful, feared and enigmatic politician. Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo), the leader of the Christian Democratic Party and a guy with many nicknames. For instance, he has been known as the Sphinx, the Salamander, the Hunchback, Beelzebub, and the Black Pope, among others. In the beginining of nineties he, as Giulio Andreotti, begins his seventh term as Prime Minister, but he and his hardliner faction take control of a country reeling from the brazen murders of several high-level bankers, judges and journalists, as well as the kidnapping and assassination of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro by leftist radicals in 1978. But as the Christian Democrat party crumbles in a nationwide bribery scandal, suspicion begins to fall on Andreotti himself as the center of a shocking conspiracy involving the Vatican, the Mafia and the secret neo-Fascist Masonic Lodge P2. In what is called "The Trial Of The Century," Italy's legendary Senator for Life will stand accused of corruption, collusion and murder. The film covers the period from the seventh election of Andreotti as Italian Prime Minister in 1992, up until his trial.

Innocence

A subterranean rumbling resonates in the heart of a forest. Hidden by foliage, a metal grate reveals underground passageways, which lead to the cellars of five houses scattered throughout a great park. The park is cut off from the outside world by a huge wall with no door. In one of these houses, a group of girls aged between seven and twelve gathers around a coffin. The coffin lid opens, revealing a six-year-old girl. Her name is Iris. Bianca, the eldest of the group, introduces Iris into this strange but pleasant boarding school, home to some thirty little girls. There are no adults here, save for several old servants and two young teachers: Mademoiselle Edith and Mademoiselle Eva. Iris very quickly discovers the rules of the school, where teaching centres on dance, physical education and biology. Obedience is paramount, and any boarder who would rebel and try to escape is condemned to remain in the park and serve the others forever. Time passes and Iris grows accustomed to her new life. But she is troubled by a mystery: every evening at nine, when the lamps are lit, the subterranean rumbling returns and Bianca leaves the house to attend a secret meeting. One evening, Iris follows her to the big house where the teachers live. Inside, all seems deserted. Even Bianca appears to have vanished into thin air…

Shun Li and the Poet

Shun Li works in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender in a pub. Bepi, a Slavic fisherman, nicknamed “the Poet” by his friends, has been a regular at that little pub for years. Their encounter is a poetic escape from solitude, a silent dialogue between cultures that are different, yet not more distant. It is an odyssey into the deep heart of a lagoon, which can be both the mother and cradle of identities, which never keep still. But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who interfere with this new voyage, which they are perhaps simply too afraid of.

Jimmy´s Hall

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland, where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. JIMMY'S HALL celebrates the spirit of these free-thinkers.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Early 20th century, in the French provinces. Much courted for her beauty, Célestine is a young chambermaid who has just arrived from Paris in the service of the Lanlaire household. Fending off her master’s advances, Célestine must also deal with the very strict Madame Lanlaire who lords over the house with an iron fist. Among the domestics is Joseph, the enigmatic gardener, who exerts total fascination over her.

The Virgin Spring

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity, and of one father’s need to avenge the death of a child.

Hijacking

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

Tears of April

Set in 1918 during the Finnish civil war, the red socialists are fighting against white bourgeois. An intelligent and strong woman, red army fighter Miina Malin manages to escape from capture by the whites. White soldier Aaro catches her again, but unlike other soldiers, he does not want to kill her--he wants to take her to a fair trial. The meeting of Aaro and Miina binds two strong human stories together and sparks an edgy love story in the midst of the horrors of civil war.

Lost in Africa

Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya. Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa. With his trendy shoes and fancy clothes, he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged, he soon looks like any other African boy. When Simon’s mom, Susanne, goes to the media promising a reward for getting her son back, Simon is suddenly a hunted boy in the alleyways of the slum—he now needs all the help he can get from his new friends.

Winter Sleep

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...

Clip

Jasna is a beautiful girl in her mid-teens, leading a crude life of the postwar generation in Serbia. With a terminally ill father and a dispirited mother, she is disillusioned and angry with everyone and everything, including herself. Having huge crush on a boy from school, she goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying, constantly filming with her mobile phone. Clip is an controversial portray of contemporary teen generation along the same lines as Larry Clark's Kids.

The Mole

PAWEŁ, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father ZYGMUNT importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Paweł is shocked to discover his father's picture on the cover of a Polish tabloid newspaper. The headline "traitor" is written next to his name. Zygmunt is a genuine hero of the struggle against totalitarianism and a recognized member of the "Solidarność" labor movement of the 80s. But now, Zygmunt is suddenly accused by the paper of having acted as a secret informer called THE MOLE by the communist regime. AWARDS: Gdynia Film Festival 2011- the best actor (Marian Dziędziel)

Kuma

When Ayşe celebrates her wedding almost everyone in her Turkish village believes her to have married Hasan who is just a few years her senior. But in fact, she is sent to Vienna as Hasan’s father Mustafa’s second wife. She arrives in Austria and receives a mixed welcome from her new family. At first, Mustafa’s children, some of whom are older than Ayşe, turn their back on the girl. Only Fatma, Mustafa’s wife of many years who is now dying of cancer, seems genuinely pleased: now she can be assured of a good successor to tend to her husband, to whom she has been a loyal and obedient Muslim wife. A special friendship involves between the two different women but this relationship is soon put to the test when the family has to face a stroke of fate.

Black Heaven

Set in southern France in summertime. Gaspard is a happy teenager who can do as he pleases in the apartment deserted by his parents. His friends Yann and Ludo are always there to fool around with and he discovers desire and perhaps love with Marion. But behind this sunny atmosphere lies another, darker and more disturbing world: that of Audrey and her brother Vincent. This is the world of Black Hole, an online game where Audrey seems to change behind the mask of her avatar, Sam, who is looking for a partner in death.

The Minister

The Minister for Transport, Bertrand Saint-Jean, is woken in the middle of the night by his personal private secretary. A bus has crashed into a ravine. He goes there, he has no choice. Thus begins the odyssey of a State official through an increasingly complex and hostile world. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis… In the frantic chain of events, one emergency replaces another. What sacrifices are men ready to accept? How long will they last in a State that devours those who serve i

Last Winter

Somewhere on isolated mountainous plain. Johann has taken over his father’s farm, devoting all his time and energy to his work. Surrounded by a struggling community and a natural landscape that has taught him all he knows, his heritage is his entire life. As autumn goes and winter comes, a barn burns to the ground and jeopardizes the fragile balance of the farm’s survival. The story of a man trying to love the world he belongs to one last time, as hard as he can, before it sinks into darkness.

One Man Up

Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead entirely separate yet strangely parallel lives. One (Toni Servillo, Gomorrah) is a pop singer who finds himself washed up after a sex scandal ends his run of success the other (Andrea Renzi) a football hero whose playing career is abruptly cut short by injury. Sharply observed and featuring excellent performances from the two leads, Sorrentino's compelling film explores the personal consequences wrought by cruel reversals of fortune.

The Girl Cut in Two

Gabrielle is a young woman with a future: she's the weather girl on a local TV station destined to a rapid promotion. She's self-confident and self-possessed. In Lyon, on successive days, she meets two men of high status: Charles, a middle-aged writer, and Paul, the heir to a pharmaceutical fortune. Both are attracted to her and both have flaws. Charles is married and Paul can be possessive and threatening in one way. Unfortunately Gabrielle chooses the other guy. How will each man handle her choice, and can Gabrielle sustain her personal strength?

The Great Beauty

The story of an aging writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome. Rome, in the splendor of summer. Tourists flock to the Janiculum Hill: a Japanese man collapses, felled by such beauty. Jep Gambardella – a handsome man with irresistible charm, despite the first signs of ageing – enjoys the city’s social life to the full. He attends chic dinners and parties, where his sparkling wit and pleasant company are always welcome. A successful journalist and inveterate seducer, in his youth he wrote a novel which earned him a literary award and a reputation as a frustrated writer. He masks his disenchantment behind a cynical attitude, which makes him view the world with bitter lucidity. On the terrace of his Rome apartment which overlooks the Coliseum, he hosts parties where “the human apparatus” – that was the title of his novel – is stripped bare, and where the comedy of nothingness is played out. Weary of his lifestyle, Jep sometimes dreams of taking up his pen again, haunted by memories of a youthful love which he still hangs on to. But will he ever manage it? Can he overcome this profound disgust for himself and others, in a city whose dazzling beauty sometimes leads to paralysis?

TOUR DE FORCE

Like millions of others worldwide, 40-year-old François Nouel is a Tour de France fan. Unbeatable on anything to do with the race, he spends as much time as he can on his bike, to escape from a disappointing everyday existence. At work, he’s restricted to bicycle displays. And things at home are no better: his son thinks he’s a loser and his wife berates him for being a coward. So when his wife discovers on the eve of his holidays that he’s been volunteered to work on the Tour, it’s too much: she tells him she wants a divorce and leaves with his son. Then he meets Rémi Pletinckx, a depressive former sports manager who’s also at the end of his rope. Under Pletinckx’s influence, François makes up his mind to live his childhood dream: to do the Tour de France. The race begins tomorrow. If he leaves now, one day ahead of the pros, he could even get to Paris before them. François takes off. Alone at first, others quickly join him, inspired by the challenge he has embraced. The obstacles are many, but as he overcomes them one by one, word of his exploits spreads. A real pack of amateurs grows around him. Each stage is passed, the media goes crazy, the crowds cheer, the Yellow Jersey is furious. François must be stopped. But when all seems lost, when there’s nothing left to hope for, François resolves to go on to the bitter end... has his moment finally come?

Calm at Sea

Three members of the Communist Party assassinate a German officer during World War II. Germany responds with an order to execute 150 prisoners of war. One of the men to be executed is seventeen-year-old Guy Môquet, whose eventual death becomes one of the symbols of the French rebellion against the German occupation. The film depicts the events from the moment immediately preceding the assassination to the execution itself in 1941. The director shows not only the point of view of the sentenced men, but he also describes the obedience of the German leaders without any defence.

The First Beautiful Thing

THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING is a funny, tender and moving tragicomedy played out against the backdrop of provincial Italy, its small-town mentality embodied in the men who’d like to take advantage of Anna’s sensual charms, but lack the courage. Secret after secret is revealed, leading to an unexpected reconciliation. A lesson in love and life lived to the full from an unconventional, courageous, irresistible mother.

The Price of Fame

Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.

Falling Angels

Based on the novel, Falling Angels tells the story of three girls maneuvering their way into adulthood in 1960s suburbia. Emotionally abandoned by their mentally absent mother and father, the three Field sisters must figure out the world on their own. Canadian director Scott Smith infuses his film with realistic detail and natural performances from a cast led by Miranda Richardson. While the family he depicts is far from perfect, it rings true to life in both its humorous and dramatic moments. this dramatic and funny story of three sisters growing up in a wildly dysfunctional family, is set in time of free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism.

Son´s Room

Giovanni is a successful psychoanalyst. His family provides a loving and steadfast foundation for his life that can even survive a problem like their son, Andrea, being accused of stealing a rare fossil in school. That foundation is profoundly rocked when Andrea dies in a scuba diving accident. Although the usual arrangements run smoothly, the emotional harm is profound. Giovanni begins to obsessively dwell on the missed chances he had with his son that might have saved his life. He starts to loose his patients and the relationships with his wife and daughter is found in crisis as well. In addition , his wife is inconsulable and his daughter is becoming anti social in their loss. In the midst of this turmoil, a secret of their son's life is revealed that provides healing in a way they never anticipated.

LAND OF OBLIVION

When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl arrives, a young couple find that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster, destined to change their lives forever. He is a fireman called into the inferno. Years later she makes a living leading tours for tourists to the ravaged area. Caught between staying and leaving, the locals live in a state of suspended animation.

Blue Is the Warmest Color

At 15, Adele doesn't question it: a girl goes out with boys. Her life is turned upside down the night she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself...

A New Life

Seymour is a young American, adrift in desolate, lawless Eastern Europe. Then, in Sofia, a city corroded by nightmare and corruption, disease and hunger, a place of savage dogs and pornography and bodies - the very young and the almost dead - a beautiful prostitute. Helpless, obsessed, Seymour pursues her into a perverse and violent erotic underworld, a modern day Orpheus sacrificing everything to desire, driven by unbearable longing through sickness and madness towards death. A harrowing, ecstatic journey to the end of the night, shot through with lustrous, troubling beauty and alive with visceral dread, "A New Life" is the long-awaited second feature from Philippe Grandrieux, director of the prize-winning Sombre.

RADIO ALICE

This documentary-style film takes place in Bologna, Italy. The Radio Alice program began on February 9, 1976. The radio station used an ex-military transmitter. They were mao-dadaists. The government wanted to have early elections. THere were many political problems. The main characters needed jobs, so they got an illegal job of digging a tunnel beneath buildings. They eventually got caught when one of the boys ran out of the tunnel and a cop saw him. They were almost done digging the tunnel. Anyone could come in and talk about whatever they wanted on Radio Alice. The creators did not want the channel to be affiliated with politics or to play mainstream music. They wanted to let creativity flow. The feminists took their own time slot on Radio Alice. During a protest, the police killed a fellow college student. The students set everything on fire. The protesters believed that they had to work too much. The carabinieri (Italian military police) shut down the station on March 12, 1977. This film was based on the 1977 protest.

The Consequences of Love

Everyone has an unmentionable secret. But Titta Di Girolamo has more than one. It's obvious. Otherwise why would a fifty-year-old man, from the south, want to live for eight years in an anonymous hotel room in an anonymous town in the Italian part of Switzerland? Eight years without working. Apparently. Years of silence and cigarettes, years perched in the lobby or the hotel bar, elegantly dressed, but never allowing himself any luxuries. Awards: IFF Cannes - Palme d'Or (nomination)

Consequences of Love

Everyone has an unmentionable secret. But Titta Di Girolamo has more than one. It's obvious. Otherwise why would a fifty-year-old man, from the south, want to live for eight years in an anonymous hotel room in an anonymous town in the Italian part of Switzerland? Eight years without working. Apparently. Years of silence and cigarettes, years perched in the lobby or the hotel bar, elegantly dressed, but never allowing himself any luxuries. Awards: IFF Cannes - Palme d'Or (nomination)

The Kid with a Bike

Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha, who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.

Four Times

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day. A new goat kid is born. We follow its first few tentative steps, its first games, until it gains strength and goes to pasture. Nearby, a majestic fir tree stirs in the mountain breeze and slowly changes through the seasons. The tree now lies on the ground. It has been reduced to its own skeleton, and is transformed into wood coal through the ancestral work of the local coal makers. Our sight gets lost in the ashes’ smoke. Le Qua ttro Volte is a poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature and the unbroken traditions of a timeless place. The story of one soul that moves through four successive lives.

Lea and Darija

This biographical film is based on the true story of Lea Deutch and Darija Gasteiger, the leading performers in the smash-hit show The Children’s Realm at the Croatian National Theatre during WWII. Lea, nicknamed ‘the Croatian Shirley Temple’ is an immensely popular and talented actress and dancer. Her chief rival is the theatre’s other big rising star, Darija. Lea is Jewish, while Darija is of German descent. The war separates their destinies forever. One girl’s story ends in a wagon to Auschwitz. The other girl survives thanks to a refugee wagon to Vienna.

Heart of a Lion

Teppo is a central figure in a neo-Nazi group, who is firm in his ideas and prejudice. At the same time, he longs for love and family. When he meets Sari, an attractive waitress, everything seems perfect until he gets to know her negro son Rhamua. Teppo faces a serious decision – to fulfil his dreams of parenting and family, and on the other hand a long held belief based on discrimination, ignorance and hatred. With his brother and his old Nazi group threatening over his shoulder, he is forced to make a stand that can have fatal consequences for him and the ones he loves.

Strayed

Exquisitely shot by DP Agnes Godard, Téchiné's masterful drama is a visually ravishing, emotionally compelling story of discovery and loss, a luminous portrait of impossible love featuring performances of extraordinary intensity from Emanuelle Béart and Gaspard Ulliel. June 1940. German troops are advancing on Paris. Odile, a widowed teacher flees Paris with her two children. After fifty kilometres, a German plane attacks, decimating the helpless refugees, when a shaven-headed seventeen years old Yvan appears from nowhere and leads them away from the carnage.

Leviathan

A present day social drama spanning multiple characters about the human insecurity in a "new country" which gradually unwinds to a mythological scale concerning the human condition on earth entirely.

Looking For Eric

Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers… His chaotic family, his wild stepsons, and the cement mixer in the front garden don’t help, but it is Eric’s own secret that drives him to the brink. Can he face Lily, the woman he once loved thirty years ago? Despite outrageous efforts and misplaced goodwill from his football fan mates, Eric continues to sink. In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend from foreign parts to challenge a lost postman to make that journey into the most perilous territory of all - the past. As the Chinese, and one Frenchman, say, “He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six.”

THE GAMBLER

Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.

Lourdes

In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains. Christine has spent most of her life confined to a wheelchair, unable to use her arms and legs, and while she has a keen mind and the means to seek treatment, she looks for a solution to her condition in faith as well as medical science. After several days of treatment, Christine is amazed to find that she's regained the full use of her arms and legs.But Christine's interest is less in thanking the Lord and more in pursuing a handsome man Kuno.

Love and Bruises

Two strangers fall into a relationship defined by need and instability in this high-pitched emotional drama from Chinese auteur Lou Ye. Hua (Corinne Yam) is a woman in her late twenties who leaves her life in China behind to become a teacher in Paris. However, after falling in love with an older man, he abruptly abandons her, and while walking through the city in an emotional daze, he's accidentally struck to the ground by Mathieu (Tahar Rahim), a construction worker. Mathieu is quick to apologize and see that Hua gets home safely, but his concern seems more like obsession as the two soon become lovers. The couple's lovemaking is as intense as their frequent arguments, and as his behavior towards her becomes more bizarre and tinged with physical and emotional violence, she finds herself struggling to make sense of a love affair that's worse than the circumstances she left behind. Director Lou Ye has been a subject of frequent controversy in China -- his 2006 film Summer Palace led to authorities forbidding him to make films for five years -- and Love and Bruises represents another edgy project for him, as it was adapted from a novel by Jie Liu-falin that was banned by Chinese censors.

Love Liza

Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel (Philip Seymour Hoffman) turns to gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law (Kathy Bates).

The Adversary

On January 9, 1993, Jean-Claude Romand murdered his wife, his children and his parents before attempting, unsuccessfully, to kill himself. Investigations revealed that the respectable, well-liked, outwardly unremarkable Romand had never been a doctor, as he had claimed for the past 18 years. Nor had he been anything else. Beginning with a faked exam result as a student, Romand had lied unfailingly, about everything. His entire life was a breathtaking construct of fantasy and deceit, an insane façade which finally collapsed in an explosion of violence and despair when discovery became inevitable and its creator could no longer maintain it.

The Family Friend

Geremia, an aging money lender, is a repulsive, mean and stingy man, who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter. Geremia falls in love at first sight with the bewitching creature man and it soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship.

The Man of My Life

The Enguerrands are getting ready to spend another summer in their family house deep in the verdant Provençale countryside. With Frédéric and his wife, Frédérique, are their son, cousins, Grandma, sister, brother-in-law... The whole clan. Hugo has recently moved in next door. A solitary man, he views the world through keen and curious eyes. Invited by Frédéric to a family barbecue, an amused Hugo openly parades his homosexuality. After a convivial dinner, the two men stay up on the terrace till dawn, exchanging their radically different visions of love. Entirely unaware of the intimacy of their exchange - and despite the seeming normality of the holiday - Frédérique nonetheless notices a distance opening up between her and her husband, and a powerful bond of love developing between Frédéric and Hugo. A bond which grows stronger daily. Turmoil takes possession of each of them, spreading confusion in every heart.

The Man Who Wanted a Child

Alfred lives in a small village with his mother. He has a girlfriend, Suzanne, but there's a problem. Unwilling and unable to make love to her, even to kiss her, Alfred nonetheless longs for a child. It's what he wants most in the world. As natural fatherhood is out of the question, Alfred takes the next best option -adoption. But the arrival of his adopted son, Jules, brings its own problems. Far from the baby he was expecting, Alfred is presented with a fully grown adult. Jules is an old man. Bitterly disappointed and racked with shame, Alfred says nothing - to his mother, to the world at large, to the 'baby'. His neighbours remain ignorant of the situation, and of the strange relationship between Alfred and the old man. Only his beloved chickens, the sole confidantes in whom Alfred confides his troubles, can console him. Life at home and outside is far from easy. And then Jules decides he wants to meet women, and sets his heart on Suzanne. An absurd, bizarre and finally moving comedy from Delphine Gleize, internationally-feted director of the award-winning CARNAGES.

Love Is the Perfect Crime

Living with his dominating and eccentric sister in their mountain lodge, Marc is caught between work, the absolutely stunning architecture of the college, and home, a beautifully appointed place of warmth and wood. The divergent physical spaces reflect his Jekyll-and- Hyde personality. One is where he meets the women he beds, the other is his playground. When an attractive student disappears and her stepmother arrives on campus determined to uncover her life is about to become even more so.

Mammuth

Serge Pilardosse has just turned 60 and is about to retire from his job in a slaughterhouse. He has always worked from the age of sixteen, never been on sick leave. So, how will this man fill his days? He does not like reading doing odd jobs about the house is not his cup of tea shopping is not his passion, to make matters worse, his wife Catherine, who still works in a supermarket, notices that her husband will not get full retirement benefits since some of his former employers failed to do the requisite paperwork. So off goes Serge, riding his old Munch "Mammut" bike, in search of the missing documents.

Marie Kroyer

MARIE KROYER was married to the great, Danish painter P.S. Kroyer. At the peak of their marriage, very much marked by easy living and high social status, Kroyer’s mental illness is getting more severe and their dream of sharing a life as artists is crumbling and turning to frustration and sorrow. For Marie, it is the frustration of being torn between her roles of wife, mother and artist of not being able to express herself through her art, and the sorrow of seeing her beloved husband slowly changing and slipping further into insanity. To get some peace and regain strength, mother and daughter take a vacation where Marie meets and falls head over heels in love with Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén. Marie boldly leaves her husband for her new love, knowing only little of the world-shattering choices that lie ahead of her.

Marieke, Marieke

Marieke wants to live her life. But how can she succeed if love has been taken away from her? She seeks warmth in the arms of much older men to find the strength to face the past and finally be herself. Marieke is 20 years old. She lives with her mother, Jeanne, a woman left cold and distant ever since her husband died. During the day, Marieke works in a Brussels chocolate factory. At night, she escapes into the arms of much older men. With them she feels strong, cherished and free. The arrival of Jacoby, a book editor living abroad, searching for her father's last manuscript, upsets Marieke's precarious balance. Her mother does everything in her power to keep them apart. She fears that he will reveal the secret that has remained hidden for so many years. Marieke falls in love with Jacoby but devastated by the truth of her father's death, she sinks despair. Will she find the strength to accept the truth and live anew?

Melancholia

Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgard) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine's sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth threatening the very existence of humankind...Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

Metéora

In the hot plains of central Greece, the Orthodox monasteries of Metéora are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. Down in the valley, the eternal cycles of farm life – birth, milking, slaughter – provide a stark contrast to their ascetic world. The young monk Theodoros and the nun Urania have devoted their lives to the strict rituals and practices of their community. A growing affection for one another puts their monastic life under question. Torn between spiritual devotion and their human desire, they must decide which path to follow.

Metropia

In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body.

Loose Cannons

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans. Awards: IFF Tribeca - Best Fiction Film

My Flesh My Blood

Igor is a professional boxer whose world comes to a hault when he learns that his brain has been severely damaged from his many years of fighting. Refusing to undergo surgery, he knows that his days are numbered. Not having much left, his last desire is to leave a child behind as his legacy. A young Vietnamese immigrant, Yen Ha, agrese to have his baby in return for Polish citizenship. Despite the nature of their agreement, they slowly fall in love, but then Igor’s health deteriorates… AWARDS: Golden Aphrodite Award 2009 (Best Fiction Film), CIFF Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role)

Monica Z

The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

Nannerl, Mozart's Sister

Written, directed and produced by Rene Feret, MOZART'S SISTER is a re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna Nannerl Mozart (played by Marie Feret, the director's daughter), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her ways to challenge the established sexual and social order.

(BRINK OF LIFE) SO CLOSE TO LIFE

The story takes place at a maternity ward and follows three women that are there for very different reasons: the withdrawn and depressed Cecilia had a very bloody and earth-shattering miscarriage, the young and flakey Hjördis tried to kill her unborn and the warm and motherly Stina eagerly and enthusiastically awaits the birth of her baby. Cecilia is married to an introvert man whom she loves but, after the miscarriage, she suspects he has never loved her. Hjördis wants nothing to do with her baby, the father of the child is interested in neither her nor the child, and she doesn’t want the baby to be born into this awful world. In contrast to them both is Stina, she has a loving husband and sees the pregnancy and the baby as the meaning of her life, to be a mother has been her lifelong dream. Together they help each other with the torments, sorrow and hardships life has forced them to endure.

Just Between Us

Nikola is a man who knows how to really enjoy life he's even able to rouse sympathy for his sinful ways. His brother turns a blind eye to his philandering although, with a broken marriage behind him, he doesn't have a clear conscience, either. Is there anything positive to be said about infidelity, or does it simply deserve the utmost contempt, particularly when it's more premeditated than spontaneous?

The Assassin

The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the "order of the Assassins".

Key house mirror

Lily and Max have been married for more than 50 years. Now they live together in a nursing home, whereMax has been reliant on professional care since his stroke. Lily has been putting her own needs aside and is desperately longing for excitement and intimacy in her life. When a man known as "the Pilot" moves in next door, Lily is immediately charmed by him and his passion for life. But neither her family nor the other residents at the nursing home are fond of her new acquaintance. Misunderstood by her family and trapped in her life with Max, Lily decides to fight to escape the bars of her invisible prison and claim her freedom.

Northwest

Northwest is one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen. 18-years-old Casper lives in Northwest with his mother, younger brother and his little sister. Casper struggles to make ends meet based on selling stolen goods to one of the neighborhood pack leaders. When organized crime hits Northwest the hierarchy of the neighborhood shifts and Casper is offered a chance to climb the ranks. Soon he is hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution and as things escalates, his childhood playground becomes a battlefield. Consequently Casper finds himself and his family dead center in a conflict that threatens to destroy them.

Notre Musique

Legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once again poses a number of provocative questions about art, politics, and the nexus point between them in this drama in three acts, "Hell," "Purgatory," and "Paradise." After a collage of film clips illustrate a meditation on the nature of war and conflict in society, Godard introduces his central set piece, in which a group of authors, artists, and noted thinkers gather for a symposium taking place in the battle-scarred city of Sarajevo. Olga Brodsky (Nade Dieu) is a young journalist who is French and Jewish by birth and Israeli by choice she has come to discuss the conflict between her adopted nation and Palestine with some of the many notables in attendance, in particular a celebrated Palestinian author. As Olga wrestles with issues of conflict, identity, and culture along with others at the conference, one of the participants, Jean-Luc Godard, points out the frustrating similarities between the grammar of cinema and human nature, and posits the notion that it's the essential differences of the peoples of the world, rather than their similarities, which are at the root of our culture. Notre Musique was a prizewinner at the 2004 San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it was named Film of the Year.

Nymphomaniac Vol.1

NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgard), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents. This is the first part of two films.

Nymphomaniac Vol. 2

The open study of woman’s sexuality according to controversial Danish director Lars von Trier continues with its second part, not less controversial as the first one. The following part of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Off Beat

Lukas’, 26, music career is waning. His producer Mischa, 46, no longer wants him or their turbulent affair. Mischa grooms Lukas’ brother Sami,16, as the new prodigy. Lukas shifts from envy to concern that Sami is on the same destructive path.

OPERATION LIBERTAD

In 1978, the members of a small revolutionary group break into a Swiss bank near Zurich. They film the entirety of the action so as to prove the collusion between the Helvetic financial system and dictators. 30 years later, the tapes of the «Operation Libertad» resurface...

ORANGE LOVE

Trying to escape from a downpour, two people jump onto an old trolley car. He – a young man, out of breath, in a rumple, bloody jacket, barefoot. She – a willowy red-haired girl with a huge cello case on the shoulder, and also barefoot. He is a popular photographer and a tireless traveler – She is a dreamy cello student at the Conservatory. These 2 people fall in love… what’s so special about this ? The unusual thing is that this couple decides to save their love, and to this they decide to remove themselves from the outside world and create their own world of Love… They enter a spacious empty apartment. They cut the phone line, remove the doorbell. They get rid of everything that could connect them to the outside world. From now on, every day should belong solely to their passion… Suddenly, with a knock on the door, the outside world reminds them of its existence… Will their love be strong enough to survive..?

Ordinary People

On a seemingly average day, a busload of young soldiers is sent to a remote location in the countryside and given a macabre task: the execution of a number of civilians. Among them is 20-year-old Dzoni, a recent recruit who has trouble fitting in. He moves from one killing to the next, he is swept up by the spectre of military authority, and quickly becomes desensitized by the apparently routine nature of his task. As he nears the end of his assignment, the quiet horror of the day slowly begins to affect him, forcing a painful reconciliation with his actions. Set in an unspecified time of conflict in the Balkans, director Vladimir Perisic s highly attuned and unsentimental lens captures the psychological toll of war on its participants, and the universal struggle of all soldiers to reconcile morality with action.

Adrienn Pal

Piroska is an overweight, alienated nurse who can’t resist cream-filled pastries. She works in the terminal ward of a hospital her life is surrounded by death. One day she sets off to find her long-lost childhood friend. While tracing her recollections, she embarks on a paradox-filled voyage within her own memory and the memory of those she encounters. This film is an unusual, pedestrial transportation road movie, also offering a sort of cross-section of society as Piroska encounters entirely different lives and fates. From another perspective, it is an inner road movie, a story of development, showing the process through which Piroska comes to recognize herself, and simultaneously the manifold nature of reality and the subjectivity and relativity of memory.

Persona

By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema’s most influential creations. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist, Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.

The Tribe

Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several robberies, he gets propelled higher into the organization. Then he meets one of the Chief’s concubines Anna, and unwillingly breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe.

Girls Lost

Three young girls' friendship is tested after they plant a very special flower the Nectar from the flower changes their lives- and friendship - forever, as they get a taste of what it's like growing up as a boy. It's a story of how we've created gender, and how to know who you are when society is telling you who you should be, but also a story about young love and lust.

Polisse

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Chicken with Plums

Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Child´s Pose

One cold evening in March, Barbu is tearing down the streets 50 kilometres per hour over the speed limit when he knocks down a child. The boy dies shortly after the accident. A prison sentence of between three and fifteen years awaits. High time for his mother, Cornelia, to intervene. A trained architect and member of Romania’s upper class, who graces her bookshelves with unread Herta Müller novels and is fond of flashing her purse full of credit cards, she commences her campaign to save her lethargic, languishing son. Bribes, she hopes, will persuade the witnesses to give false statements. Even the parents of the dead child might be appeased by some cash.

President

The story of a head of state - the President. Youthful, charismatic, driven, the President (Albert Dupontel) surrounds himself with a coterie of loyal and brilliant men. At the heart of this circle is Saint Guillaume (Claude Rich), his mentor, retired, but still powerful. The President is a star, a miracle worker, a magician, drawing the faithful in their thousands to his every public appearance. A man committed to social justice, but torn between idealism and pragmatism. A consumate orator and leader, yet a solitary, tormented man who can feel unconditional love only for his daughter Nahema (Melanie Doutey). When Nahema meets charming, rebellious Mathieu (Jérémie Renier), she is smitten, and Matthieu is quickly granted access to the President's inner sanctum. Both men are driven by ulterior motives - Mathieu by a desire to topple this compromised and all-powerful leader, and the President by the need to neutralize this threat. As Mathieu advances further into the shadowy heart of the President's realm, secrets are uncovered, conflict draws ever nearer and the dark machinations of political ambition and political power - the rewards, the privileges and their terrible cost - are starkly and shockingly revealed.

Princess

Based on a true events - a moving story of Anna Lappalainenové, cabaret dancers and masseuse who believed that she is of noble birth, that is "princess". But she spent 50 years as a patient in psychiatric clinic Kellokoski, where she told her extraordinary story of a woman renounced by her mother in childhood. Her only home was a psychiatric clinic, where her cute personality constantly gave the people around her hope and joy. However, is this all nothing but Anna's act? Is she really insane? Or is it all completely different?

Temptation of St.Tony

The Temptation of St. Tony is a film about a man, who has reached middle age, and finds himself in exactly the kind of darkening forest that Dante describes. An unusual problem intrudes upon his moderately prosperous and quiet life - morality. Is it possible to be a -good person-? What does that mean anyway? And what is in it for you? On his journey towards a clearer conscience but an increasingly complicated reality, Tony meets several typical specimens familiar from contemporary Estonian society and lives through exciting adventures, not without some diverting humour. And it starts to seem that slowly, and quite inevitably, the man loses his job, his family, and finally reality, itself. Compassion incurs capital loss.

Being 17

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

R

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbak. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.

Cemetery of Splendor

Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including colored light therapy, to ease the mens' troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt's cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers' enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

Forest

The feature debut of one of the most outstanding representatives of contemporary Hungarian film Bence Fliegauf is dedicated to the prematurely deceased director György Fehér (Szürkület, 1990 Szenvedély 1998). Fliegauf already in his debut uses dedramatized narrating, slow and long shots and dialogues, pointing to the emptiness of relations in society, which have become the director´s characteristic values of his later filmmaking. We follow the long monologic and dialogic passages, which are taken out of any meaningful context. It is obvious that characters do not understand each other, even they don´t understand themselves. Shots of cinematographer Zoltán Lovasi shows the characters in very close proximity, but the director doesn´t let us get deeper into their inners. Film with the original combination of these narrative methods and stylistic practises evokes omnipresent alienation and rootlessness in audience. For his original film work Bence Fliegauf as a young director at that time, won "Gene Moskowitz" Critics Award and Sándor Simó Memorial Award for Best Feature Film Festival debut at Hungarian Film Week 2003. Fliegauf received Wolfgang Staudte Award at Berlin Film Festival 2003, as well.

Renoir

The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.

Robert Mitchum Is Dead

Franky, an unemployed actor, is carried away by his manager Arsene, in a stolen car for what seems to be an appointment with Franky's idolized director above the Arctic Circle. Robert Mitchum is Dead is populated with a generous array of curious personalities and loving look at their everyday and not so everyday lives. In the spirit of road trip movies everywhere, the guys come across people and situations that no one could ever plan for. It’s that road trip “que sera sera” mood that battles against Arsene’s singular determination throughout the film to make their journey so odd and unpredictable. Sprinkle in some desperation, social disorders, and a beautiful Polish film student, and you have yourself a journey worth witnessing.

Kings And Queen

Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape.

Route Irish

The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth. Route Irish is the name of a movie of legendary director Ken Loach, who usually focuses on socially sensitive topics in his films. This time he has chosen the issue of the war in Iraq and its commercialization. Two former British soldiers does the business in the Middle East as purveyors of the U.S. military, but unfortunately, one of them accidentally dies. Thereafter this ignites the second inquiry and Fergus launches the investigation, whether a friend's death was not prepared in advance.

Suicide Room

Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, spending all his time on his computer. He meets an anonymous girl who introduces him to the "suicide room", a place from which there is no escape. Caught in a trap woven of his own emotions, Dominik becomes entangled in a web of intrigue and gradually loses what he cherishes most.

SUMMER OF SANGAILE, THE

17 years old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.

Special Treatment

Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne Labrune's drama stars Isabelle Huppert and Bouli Lanners as, respectively, Alice, a disaffected call girl and Xavier, a shrink with a crumbling domestic situation. With sex more talked about than shown, the film is filled with pointed dialogue and double entendres.

Shame

A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

SIMON AND OAKS

A magnificent film about breaking up with burdens of the past and the search for oneself. An epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the shadow of World War II, based on the novel with the same name by one of Sweden’s internationally most read authors, Marianne Fredriksson Marianne Fredriksson is one of Sweden’s internationally most read authors, her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold over 17 million copies. SIMON AND THE OAKS is based on her critically acclaimed novel with the same name. It’s also the first feature film adaptation based on her books.

Easy Money

A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.

Easy Money 3: Live Deluxe

Now living in exile, JW is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score – the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he unexpectedly meets a woman from his past – Nadja – who increases the risk of his undertaking ten-fold. Meanwhile, Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars, a mission made difficult when he falls for Radovan’s stubborn, but captivating daughter.

Easy Money 2: Hard to Kill

JW, the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler, is serving hard time in prison and is struggling to get back to an honest life. But a man from his past - the former hitman Mrado Slovovic - changes everything. Jorge returns to Sweden to pull off a giant coke deal. But the deal fails terribly and now he has to flee the country with both the police and the Serbian mafia on his tail. Mahmud owes the Serbian boss, Radovan a large sum of money. When he can´t pay off his debt he is left with only one choice - to find and kill Jorge.

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Sex, Drugs & Taxation deals with the spectacular historical friendship between two of the most notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history: the radical right-wing lawyer-turned-politician, Mogens Glistrup, and the “travel king”, millionaire, womanizer and public provocateur, Simon Spies. Story inspired by true events describes still unknown facts – how these two infamous Danish icons became what they did and how they used each other as support as well as opponents in their respective life missions. They show us how life can be lived to the fullest, how to battle for ideas and for new vision of society. Half of Denmark fell in love with them while the other half hated them. They were like nothing the country had ever seen before.

Stockholm East

Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationship. When Johan and Anna meet at the railway station connecting capital Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs, where they both live, they embark on a dangerous journey of both passion and lies.

Storm

During a terrible storm, 12-year-old Freddy saves a dog from its volatile owner. Freddy names the dog Storm and hides him in his room. Soon Freddy’s dad discovers the dog and insists on handing him back to his lawful owner. A terrified Freddy convinces his father they must save the dog and buy Storm. Nothing's that simple, however, as Storm's owner spots a good deal and demands an unreasonably large sum of money. Freddy must work hard to pay back the owner, but when the boy notices Storm is a fast runner he starts to train him at the local racetrack. Storm makes fast progress and Freddy signs him up for the dog championship – if Storm wins, Freddy will be able to buy him for good and they can be together forever…

Autumn Ball

„Autumn Ball“ is a new Estonian film that talks about six inhabitants of Soviet-era tower blocks whose lives touch together, and who are all united by a feeling of loneliness. The young writer, Mati, lurks outside the window of his ex-wife and unsuccessfully approaches other women. August Kask is a bachelor-barber living a drab life who takes to a little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. The single mom, Laura, watches a sappy soap opera on TV and pushes away men’s advances because she cannot trust them. Maurer, the architect, thinks about the wellbeing of humanity, but has forgotten his own wife, who, in turn, looks for solace in the coatroom attendant Theo. Women like Theo, but due to his low social status, they don’t take him seriously. „Autumn Ball“ tells a tale of human seclusion and the incapability to reach others. But you also find humor and the absurd, and the properly attuned viewer might even find oneself laughing out loud. If I were to define the film, I would say that „Autumn Ball“ is a pitch black comedy about loneliness, despair and hope.

Priest's Children

Convinced that he is behaving in a righteous manner, because „even the Pope is against the use of condoms“ , don Fabijan, a Catholic priest in a small town on a Dalmatian island, starts puncturing condoms which the god-fearing newsstand salesman Peter then sells on his kiosk. Don Fabijan and Peter are soon joined by Marin, a local pharmacist, who starts secretly planting vitamin pills instead of contraceptives in his pharmacy. Thus, controlling the sexual lives of men and women , they practically abolish contraception on the island. As the unwanted pregnancies start occuring, don Fabijan does all he can to marry such couples in a proper Christian way, even against their will. But soon, the trios action starts influencing the lives of local people who stop being the masters of their own faith.

St. George Shoots the Dragon

The year is 1914. The place: A village in Serbia on the bank of the river Sava, the natural border with the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire. The population of the village is divided between two radically opposed factions – the able-bodied potential army recruits and the invalid veterans from the previous two Balkan wars. There is bitter animosity between the two groups. Soon, at the start of the First World War, the healthy population is mobilized. The invalids left behind in the village try to take advantage of the soldiers’ wives and sisters. News about this reaches the Serbian soldiers in the trenches a few days before the expected enemy attack. To prevent a mutiny, the Serbian High Command decides to take the invalids to the front line and thus deal with «the inconvenience». These extraordinary events, based on a true story, are the backdrop for an ill-fated love triangle between a young war invalid, a local policeman and his wife, that ends in a way that resembles an ancient Greek tragedy.

Even the Rain

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement.

Tango Libre

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.

The Attack

Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, a glittering career, and numerous Jewish friends. Then a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife – who also died in the explosion - was responsible. Amin rejects their accusation absolutely, but his conviction is shaken when he receives a posthumous letter from Sihem confirming her role in the carnage. Shattered by the revelation, desperate to understand how he missed any signs of her murderous intentions, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the zealots he believes recruited her. Once there, he plunges into ever-more dangerous places where he is unwelcome, mindless of his safety as he seeks answers. But by the end of his journey, Amin is forced to confront a deeper, more appalling truth than he expected – his inability to see his wife as she truly was and his failure to understand the reality that made her. "The Attack" is adapted from Yasmina Khadra's international bestseller of the same name. Originally published in France in 2006, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and won numerous awards worldwide.

The Island

Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there... After a few hours spent on the crowded beaches, Daneel leads Sophie to an almost abandoned island lost in the Black Sea. Once there, Daneel discovers pregnancy tests in Sophies luggage. The heat and the strange few inhabitants soon alter their own behaviors, and the island slowly reveals hidden fears that question their love. To get through it all, they have to jump into the unknown...

The Italian Key

The Italian Key is a romantic fairy tale about a 19-year-old orphan who gets, as her sole inheritance, an antique key that unlocks both an old villa in Italy and the mysteries of her family history.

The Search

Th e Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of confl ict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate. After his parents are killed in their village, a small boy fl ees, joining the fl ood of refugees. He meets Carole, a European Union delegation head, and little by little, with her help, he will return to life. At the same time, his elder sister Raissa searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus. Th en there’s 20-year-old Kolia... A recent Russian Army recruit, he will gradually be overwhelmed by the daily life of wartime.

This Must Be the Place

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father's persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father's humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller - an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father's nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

1970. The story of George Smiley, a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back in to the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.

Tiptoes

Carolina and Steven are a couple. Steven is great, but when it comes to talk about his family, he starts to act very weird. Although Carolina is pregnant with Steven kid, but the meeting with Steven´s parents is still suspended. Fortunately, Steven knows what he's doing. Carolina, however, couldn´t be discouraged and she wants to meet his family. The expected meeting must occur and everything begins to be incredibly entangled.

Triple Agent

France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace the aging Général Dobrinsky soon. Fiodor's Greek wife, Arsinoé, paints and stays away from politics, befriending Communist neighbors. Her health declines the attentive Fiodor arranges care and, against the backdrop of Stalin's Great Purge, considers his options. He plays a chess game in which love of country, love of Arsinoé, ideology, petty jealousies, and the machinations of power roil in matters of life and death.

Three Hearts

One night in a French provincial city, Marc meets Sylvie after missing his train back to Paris. They wander through the streets until morning, talking about everything except themselves, in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. Marc takes the first train back, and sets a date with Sylvie in Paris, a few days later. They know nothing about each other, but this is much more than a game. Sylvie keeps the date. Misfortune befalls Marc, and he cannot. He searches for her and ends up finding someone else: Sophie. He does not know that she is Sylvie’s sister. Marc and Sylvie meet again. Their unparalleled harmony still exists... but it is too late...

MY GOLDEN DAYS

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his lif

Christmas Tale

The Vuillard family gathers: Junon and Abel, a daughter Elizabeth and her son Paul, Henri and a girlfriend, Ivan, his wife Sylvia and their young sons, and cousin Simon. Six years before, Elizabeth paid Henri's debts and demanded he never see her again or visit their parents' home. Paul, at 16, has mental problems and faces a clinical exam. Junon learns she needs a bone marrow transplant if she's to live beyond a few months: thus bad wealth state of Junon brings all members of the Vuillard family to enjoy the Christmas Eve together. Two family members have compatible marrow, but the spats, fights, cruel words, drunken toasts, and somewhat civilized bad behavior threaten all plus Junon may simply refuse treatment. Slowly flowing picture with witty dialogue and imaginative narrative form refers to the famous film works and leading European thinkers, who are largely quoted in this film.

Perfect Day

One year after their separation, the brutality that defined Emma and Antonio’s marriage returns to the heart of the family with ferocious consequences. Meanwhile, Antonio’s boss, MP Fioravanti tries frantically to salvage his political career, unaware he is destroying his personal life by pushing his young wife to desert him, having already alienated his only son. On this perfect day, Emma, Antonio, Elio and Maja challenge the cards which they have been dealt and try to regain control of their lives. Even if it means performing an unspeakable act of betrayal against those they love the most.

A Lake

The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ecstatic, prey to epileptic fits, he is entirely opened to the nature that surrounds him. Alexi is terribly close to his younger sister, Hege. Their blind mother, their father and their little brother are the silent witnesses to their overwhelming love. A stranger arrives, a young man barely older that Alexi...

Room 304

In a Copenhagen hotel, disparate lives intersect through accident or fate: A stewardess desperate for intimacy. An immigrant obsessed with revenge. A hotel manager lost in despair. A wife abandoned by her husband. A receptionist with blood on his hands. People meet in the intimacy of hotel rooms, secrets are revealed and unexpected events merge into a dramatic tale of love and longing.

Vasha

Finland´s mainly television director Hannu Salonen second feature tells the story of the loss of child innocence, the first experience of a teenage boy with the crime and accepting responsibility for his actions.

Vegas

You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go. After witnessing his mother being beaten up, Thomas is sent to a young people's refuge. No one will tell him where his brother is, and Thomas vows to find him. At the refuge, he meets Marianne, who is always screwing up, and Terje, who seems like he's from another planet altogether. The three of them find they share a common dream, and together they embark on a journey of love, hate and trust.No one ends up where they planned, but everyone finds a home.

Street in Palermo, A

Two cars come face to face in a narrow street in Italy. When neither one of the drivers wants to back down to let the other pass, within no time the whole village is involved.

Walesa: Man of Hope

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

If Not Us, Who?

In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house whose first publication is, paradoxically to many, a controversial past work of Bernward's ostracized father, an infamous Nazi author. Bernward defends his father's writing ability, even if he is haunted by his father's suspicious past. Gudrun, too, vehemently questions her own father's role during Hitler's Third Reich. Sensitive to the increasing restlessness of the times, the fiery couple lash out at the conformism and denial around them. After their tumultuous relationship nearly ends due to Bernward's infidelities, they start anew with a move to West Berlin in 1964. Joining forces with leftist writers and political activists, they become part of the spreading global uprising: "If not us, who If not now, when?" But discontentment with the world takes its toll on their tumultuous relationship. By the late 60s, Gudrun has joined rebellious Andreas Baader's pro-violence cause and Bernward risks his sanity by using psychedelic drugs in his struggles to finally write the novel committed to changing the world... Based on the emotional true story of an explosive era.

All That I Love

Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by social turmoil and outside perceptions.

The Grandmaster

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Life Kills Me

Two brothers, born in France of Arab descent, their grandfather killed serving in the French army, their father a quiet, law-abiding “model immigrant”. Paul Smail, 27. Intelligent, highly educated, full of unexpressed anger, he spends his time reading, dreaming, boxing...His younger brother Daniel, rebellious yet fragile, a body-builder who shapes his flesh relentlessly, building his muscles, punishing his body until it kills him. Daniel and Paul carry their double culture as a burden. For them, it is impossible to be integrated into French society without deforming themselves, intellectually and physically. Paul is crazy about literature and Myriam, his “blonde princess”. He lives in a slum, in a single room, and delivers pizzas while he waits. But for what? Only words can save him from his rage and self-hatred, the words of his unfinished novel, “Life Kills Me,” the book that will help him to live. From the internationally-acclaimed director of “Nationale 7” (“Uneasy Riders”), and featuring blistering performances from Sami Bouajila, Jalil Lespert and Sylvie Testud (“Blessures Assassines”), Jean-Pierre Sinapi’s “Life Kills Me” is a corruscating, uncompromising and deeply moving story of two brothers, of difference lived as violence and torment, and of the possibility of salvation.
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