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Country Focus - Hungary

1 Aglaya| Aglaja| Hungary| 2012| 116 min This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on real-life events, an Eastern European circus artist family that fled to the West. If they want to stay in the circus business they have to make up an exotic act. The mother spends all their money to buy a very dangerous act: hanging by her hair high up in the dome of the circus while juggling with burning torches. Every night Aglaja is terrified by the fear of losing her mother. But, on some day, she has to follow the family tradition and become the "Woman with the Hair of Steel". Krisztina Deak 
2  Dear Betrayed Friends| Draga besugott| Hungary| 2012| 90min Andor Czettl in his early sixties, visits the declassified Communist archives one day to read the reports filed about him. He realizes the shocking fact that his very best friend János Pásztor was an informer and was writing reports on him for decades. Writer-director Sára Cserhalmi's first feature focuses rather on the contradictory relationship of the two protagonists then the bare act of the problem, and in the meantime reflecting to those chapters of Hungary's recent past that are still unclear. How can an informer live with himself? How can the one who was reported on cope with the current state? Dear Betrayed Friends confronts the audience with this overly sensitive subject that has never been told before in Hungary. barataim Sara Cserhalmi 
3  The Ambassador to Bern| A berni kovet| Hungary| 2014| 76min On August 16, 1958 two Hungarian immigrants broke into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and took the ambassador hostage. As the Swiss police surround the building and a group of Hungarian immigrants turn up on the street to protest, Tension mounts behind the closed doors of the embassy. Based on a true story, The Ambassador To Bern is a taut and engaging political thriller, that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout its entire duration.  Attila Szasz
4 Coming out| Hungary| 2013| 90min Coming Out traces the misfortunes of Erik, the best-known gay celebrity in Hungary and a man enjoying real success. Openly defending the rights of homosexuals in a country where they are rejected, he prepares for his marriage to his partner with whom he has lived for the past five years. But he has an accident and begins to feel new emotions about women which seriously complicate the situation… Denes Orosz
5 Heavenly Shift |Isteni muszak | Hungary| 2013|100min Death does not select, man does. Set in Budapest, Heavenly Shift offers an eerie insight into the everyday lives of a rather extraordinary ambulance crew. The films main character is Milan, a young refugee from the Balkan War, who joins a team of paramedics but inadvertently ends up involved in the funeral business in order to finance his fiancee s rescue from the hostilities. Mark Bodzsar
6 Whatever happened to Timi |Megdonteni Hajnal| Hungary| 2014| 105 min Dani , who has always been diligent and that is getting married , she meets Tímea Hajnal , become a supermodel, who tries to forget a break humiliating. After a few glasses of wine end up together . Nothing serious , except that Bögöcs , the worst in the class, has recorded everything on his cell phone and thinks of being able to use to fulfill the dream of his youth : going to bed with Tímea Hajnal . Therefore threatens to show the video to his girlfriend Dani if he did not arrange a meeting with Tímea Hajnal . Anxiety has immediate consequences on the relationship with his girlfriend Dani , who turns into a real shrew , but the wedding is approaching and Dani must act ... Attila Herczeg

Country Focus - Iran

1 Hadji Sha| Shiftegi|  Iran| 2014| 97min

Hadji Sha" is a fifty-year-old woman who, for more than 30 years, has disguised herself as a man to protect her sister's family. She has a new tenant, a singer who wishes to release her own album despite of the interdiction of women's voice. They become friends as both of them have to somehow deny their identity as women.The problem comes up when Hadji Sha finds out that her sister's retarded granddaughter has been raped. Zamani Esmati
2 Tales| Ghesse-ha|  Iran| 2014| 88min "Tales" is the story of world's men and women's lives that always have to fight for getting their rights: filmmakers, workers, intellectuals, state employees, social workers, etc. Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
3 Fish & Cat| Mahi va gorbeh|  Iran| 2013| 134min Will the light of love and hope lighten their lives? Shahram mokri
4 Melbourne| Iran| 2014| 95min A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant.  Nima Javidi
5 Paternal House|  Iran| 2012| 97min An Iranian young couple's move to Melbourne from their hometown is abruptly stopped when tragedy fills their household. The set back? Among boxes and cellophane, there is a dead baby in their bedroom. That is the plot of Nima Javidi's film MELBOURNE presented in the Venice Days section of the 71st Venice Film Festival.The film begins with a misleading start, that is a mcguffin element to take us into the home of a young couple excited about a big move to Australia. Then, a harmless good deed turns into an endless nightmare. A woman knocks on the door. It's a nanny, who asks them to keep an eye on a baby. In the heat of the move, they leave her alone in a bedroom and eventually the man realises she is no longer breathing. Kianoush Ayari
6 A cold day| Yek Rouze Sard|  Iran| 2014| 80min A terrible family secret haunts several generations of women. As punishment for some unspecified act that has brought shame on the family, a father chases his daughter around the cellar, catches her, and orders his young son to kill her. They bury her under the stone floor of the cellar of the family house. Years later, the daughter of the now grown up son is desperate to avoid an arranged marriage with a much older man. The film charts the legacy of patriarchal violence across further generations of the same Tehran household, with a series of single-act scenes taking place in 1946, 1966 and 1996.  Mohammad Ali Talebi
7 On the wings of |imagination | Bar Balhaye Khial|  Iran| 2014| 100min The heater in a classroom in a primary school in the north of Iran catches fire and the teacher risks his life to save students. He sends them out of the classroom in time, but he is severely burnt before he can leave the classroom and is taken to the hospital. The head teacher is forced to bring in another teacher for the students, but... Frahad Mehranfar
8 13| Sizdah| Iran| 2014| 90min Bahram travels to an unknown nature along with his daughter Raha who has creative imagination, despite having down's syndrome. Bahram, who is a scriptwriter, is looking for the reason of his failures in his mental conversations with his wife and notes. At the end of this short journey on the border of imagination and reality , he faces with his fact of his own death and existence, the journey with no return for him.  Hooman Sayedi

Country Focus - France

1 In the Name of My Daughter | L'homme qu'on aimait trop | France |2014 |116' Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet. It has other links, she loves to madness. Against a background of war casinos, he connects with Fratoni, sour competitor of his mother, who offers him three million francs to take control of the casino. Agnes accepts but resents his betrayal. Maurice away. After a suicide attempt, the young woman disappears ... Andre Techine
2 Insecure | Qui vive |France | 2014 |83' Returned to live with her parents, Cherif, thirties, is struggling to win the contest nursing. Meanwhile, he worked as a security guard. He still managed the writings of his competitions and meets a girl he likes, Jenny ... But at the mall where he works, he loses his footing with a bunch of teenagers who harass idle. To get rid of them, he agreed to a pal rencarder on supplies store. In the space of one night, the life of Sharif rocking ... Marianne Tardieu
3 Refugiado | France |2014 |92' Matias and his mother Laura, find themselves forced to hurriedly abandon the house they live in to escape another outburst of violence from Fabian. Matias is 8 and Laura is newly pregnant. Thus they begin a wandering journey in search of a place they can feel safe and protected.They embark on an unusual road-movie of everyday life, a drama shot through with great humanity. Diego Lerman
4 Not My Type | Pas son genre | France | 2014 |111' Clement, a young Parisian philosophy professor is transferred to Arras for a year. Far from Paris and its nightlife, he doesn’t quite know what to do with his free time. Then he meets Jennifer, a pretty hairdresser who becomes his lover. While Clement’s life revolves around Kant and Proust, Jennifer’s is punctuated with chick lit, tabloids and karaoke evenings with her girlfriends. Free love and free hearts, they could live a beautiful romance together, but is it enough to bridge the social gaping and cultural divide between them? Lucas Belvaux
5 Playing Dead | Je fais le mort | France |2013 |104' Jean, a forty-year-old struggling out-of-work actor, has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by standing in for the dead victim. Jean's obsession for detail impresses the detectives, allowing him to take a leading role in a sensitive investigation in Megève ski resort, during low season, after a series of murders . Jean-Paul Salome
6  Ariane's Thread | Au fil d'Ariane | France | 2014 | 92' Ariane, a middle-aged woman, is lonelier than ever in her pretty house. It's her birthday. The candles on the birthday cake are lit. But all of her loved ones have sent their apologies - they're not coming. So she takes her pretty car and leaves her pretty suburban neighborhood to get lost in the big sunny city of Marseille. Robert Guediguian
7 Eastern  Boys | France |2013 |120' They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia… The eldest ones appear no older than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They spend all their time hanging around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes. Daniel, a discreet man in his early fifties, has his eye on one of them - Marek. Gathering his courage, he speaks to him. The young man agrees to come and visit Daniel the following day at his place… Robin Campillo
8 Now or Never | Maintenant ou jamais | France |2014 |95' Housewives and mothers usually don't rob banks, as a rule. Unless there is an economic crisis, your husband has lost his job and the bank is about to foreclose on your home. Unless one evening destiny puts a thief right in your path, and you use him to learn how to go astray, where there is no turning back. Serge Frydman
9 The Crocodile of Botswanga | Le Crocodile du Botswanga | France |2014 | 88' Leslie, French soccer rising star, is Didier's protégé. Maréchal Bobo, the unpredictable President of Botswanga, invites Leslie to discover his motherland and Didier to join him on this trip. Lost in his megalomaniac fantasies, what Maréchal Bobo wants most is to see Leslie play for the national soccer team The Crocodiles of Botswanga. Concerned with Leslie's career, Didier disagrees with this idea. But a suitcase filled with dollars given by the Dictator easily helps Didier to change his mind. Didier is now ready to do anything to convince his precious client to team up with the Crocodiles of Botswanga. Fabrice Eboue, Lionel Steketee
10 Brotherhood of Tears | La confrerie des larmes | France | 2024 |95' Gabriel Chevalier, 45 years old, is an ex-policeman. Unemployed, lonely and depressed,he lives like a ghost and hardly takes care of his only teenage child Juliette. One day, by pure chance, he finds a suspicious but extremely well paid job: his daily mission consists of delivering a briefcase exactly where he is told. The only rule being to never open it. These deliveries will bring him to meet weird people in strange places. Gradually, his cop instinct resurfaces... Jean-Baptiste Andrea
11 The Maneater | La mante religieuse | France | 2012 |85' Jezebel, a seductive, free and rebellious young woman, has the desire to live her life to the extreme, until she hits rock bottom. She refuses to believe in mankind and especially in herself. A true Mary-Magdalene of modern times, she hides her fragility and fear of loving by continually pushing the limits of transgression. Until one day when she meets David, a young priest ... Natalie Saracco
12 Party Girl | France | 2014 |96' The story of Angélique who has been working for a long time as a hostess in a cabaret on the Franco-German border. Her provocative temperament goes well with this nocturnal lifestyle, rhythmed by parties and drunken evenings. But when an old client, Michel, asks her to marry him, a young girl’s dream finally comes true. Marriage would be a chance for Angélique to change her life... Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
13 Marussia | France/ Russia | 2014 |82' In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian acquaintances they were staying with and must tramp the streets with their trolley suitcases searching for somewhere else to live. A Russian Orthodox priest offers them their first night's shelter. They spend the second night in a homeless hostel and party through the third with a chance acquaintance. On the fourth night they sleep clandestinely in a cinema and on the fifth with a Russian artist in a hotel … Lucia is good-looking, dresses elegantly and is certainly not shy of men. Eva Pervolovici
14 Silent Summer | Stiller Sommer | Germany |2013 |89' Suzanne in her fifties, is on the top of her professional carrer as a international art agent. She suddenly loses her voice and is obligated to take a break from her activities; As she arrives in her vacation home in the South of France, she can finally take the time to take care of herself and rediscover what makes her passionate. Until she falls in the arms of a young family friend's arms. A vacation that should of been calm and peaceful, is now turning into an avalanche when Suzanne's daughter discovers her mother misbehaving. Nana Neul
15 Superegos  |Uber-Ich und Du | Germany |2014 |93' When a washed-up bohemian (Nick Gutlicht) meets a controversial psychologist (Curt Ledig), he soon becomes the doctor's involuntary object of interest and study. Nick´s life in disarray is gradually brought back to normal, while Curt´s fading memory manages to unearth the truth about his former involvement with the Third Reich. Benjamin Heisenberg
16 Tochter | Daughters | Germany | 2014 |92' Agnes comes to Berlin to identify a dead girl. The police suspect it is her fifteen-year-old daughter, who has run away from home. But she is not. Agnes remains in Berlin nevertheless, driven by the hope of finding her daughter and meets Ines, a passionate social parasite. Maria Speth

World Cinema

1 Geronimo |Algeria/France |2014|107min
South of France. In the sultry August heat, Geronimo, a young social educator, tries to ease tensions between the youngsters of the St Pierre neighborhood. The mood changes when Nil Terzi, a teenage girl of Turkish origin, flees an arranged marriage, running to the arms of her gypsy lover, Lucky Molina. Their escape sparks hostilities between the two clans. When the jousting and the musical battles begin, Geronimo struggles to quell the ensuing unrest around her.
Tony Gatlif
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Natural Sciences|Ciencias
naturales|Argentina|2014|73min

In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve it. The hostility of winter in such a harsh place turns this desire into a real threat: freezing in the middle of nowhere. Going behind the backs of the school authorities and the girl's mother, her teacher decides to help her. They set off on this quest for truth, but it is not going to be an easy journey... Their only clue is a small, rusty plate. Matias Lucchesi
3 Wild Tales|Relatos
Salvajes|Argentina|2014|155min
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality. A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Damian Szifron
4 The Rover |Australia 2014 |103min THE ROVER, David Michod's highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton. David Michod 
5 Charlie's Country | Australia | 2013 |
108min
Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention  is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser. Rolf de Heer
6 Cracks in Concrete | Rissie im Beton |
Austria | 2014 | 105min
Ertan, a hardened, aggressive young man was sentenced to jail for second-degree murder. When he was released from jail 10 years later at 35, his prison experience turned him into a broken man. At 15, Mikael quit his apprenticeship and spent his time hanging out with friends and saving for his own Rap tape. Ertan looks for Mikael. Mikael has no clue who Ertan is. How do they both deal with hard realities when Mikael learns the truth? Umut Dag
7 The Dark Valley | Das finstere Tal |Austria/Germany |2014 |124min A stranger arrives in a European high mountain village where he is allowed to stay before the harsh winter. He introduces himself as a photographer from America, but nobody suspects that the foreigner is here to take revenge. Andreas Prochaska
8 Scouting for Zebras |Les rayures du
zèbre | Belgium |2014 |80min
José (Belgian, 45 years) is a manager of African football and he has chosen the poor neighborhoods of Abidjan as a hunting ground. There, women sell their charm while the guys, addicted to football, have the mad dream of conquering Europe and his astronomical wages. In this context, José finds Yaya, a young prodigy. He promises him a great future in football. He picks him in his bags. But, in Belgium, nothing goes as planned. The day of his test in a great club, Yaya makes a malaria crisis. Finally, the goose that lays the golden egg becomes a bulky object for his manager. However, by his rebellious and direct character, Yaya gonna open the soul of his employer. He saves him slowly from his emotional desert. Benoît Mariage
9 Flying Home | Belgium |2014 |95min Colin (Jamie Dornan), an ambitious American investment banker, has a new challenge. A rich Arab Sheikh is a passionate pigeon fancier, who has been trying to buy a champion pigeon from Flanders without success. In an attempt to gain the sheikh’s trust and business, Colin goes to Flanders, and sets up a scheme to get the pigeon. But when he meets the stubborn owner, and his beautiful granddaughter Isabelle, he realizes that his assignment will be more difficult than he had hoped and will learn that there’s more to life than big business.  Dominique Deruddere
10 Two Days, One Night |Deux Jours,
une nui |2014 |95min
Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. Jean-pierre Dardenne-Luc Dardenne
11 The Man of the Crowd |O Homem
das Multidoes|Brazil | 2013 |95min
Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's story of the same name, Marcelo Gomes and Cao Guimaraes, two of the most interesting filmmakers working in Brazil today, have crafted an elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable story of Juvenal, a lonely train driver in Belo Horizonte, and his encounter with Margo, a station controller. Emphasizing the theme of alienation in Poe's story and revealing Guimaraes's work as a visual artist, the two directors opted for an unusual, perfectly square aspect ratio, which intriguingly makes the film resemble a Polaroid. Juvenal and Margo, who each embody a different form of urban solitude, have been brought together in this beautifully composed ode to friendship. Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães
12 The Lesson |Urok |Bulgaria |
2014 |105min
In a small Bulgarian town, Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach them a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out her self? What makes a decent human being become a criminal? Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
13 Roseville|Vila Roza |Bulgaria
|2013 | 120min
The events surrounding the unsolved police case in which guests of a mountain hut come face to face with terror, when the mysterious force that stalks them in the dark, violently knocks on the door of their consciousness. Martin Makariev
14 Son of Trauco |Hijo de Trauco |
chile | 2014 |93min
'Hijo de Trauco' is the story of Jaime; a 14-year-old skeptical young man who one day discovers that everything he knows about his father is a lie. Together with Violeta, they embark on a journey through the archipelago to find out the truth, while blurring the line between myth and reality. Alan Fischer
15 The Magician | El Mago | Chile |
2014 |83min
A young and talented magician languishes in a remote and forgotten town until one day, the day he finds true love. Romance gives him the drive he needs to take control of his life and realize his dreams, but to do that he must confront a dangerous criminal gang and risk losing everything, including his very life.  Matias Pinochet
16 Fantasia | China |2014 |85min Father got leukaemia. Mother was laid off long ago. She had to borrow money for her husband everywhere. Sister went to a night club to be a waitress secretly and soon became a “call girl”. Lin was cold-shouldered at school because of father’s illness. He became disgusted of school. One day, at the riverside, he found a dilapidated ship and knew the strange “father and daughter”. Lin made friends with that girl and helped them to steal iron stone. Because of Lin’s frequent absences the teacher came to see mother. He was sympathy for her. One day, Lin discovered his teacher was at his home with mother together…Lin went to see father. He could not help emerging out such a fantasy: He pinched father’s transfusion tube…Lin came to the riverside once again, but that ship disappeared… Chao Wang
17 Mateo | Colombia |2014 |86min When the healing power of art weakens violence in Colombia.Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle and uses his pay to help out his mother, who grudgingly accepts the ill-gotten money out of need. They live by themselves in the poor, violent neighbourhoods alongside the Magdalena River valley in Colombia.To prove his worth, Mateo agrees to infiltrate a local theatre group in order to uncover its members’ political activities.  Mario Gamboa
18 These are the rules |Takva su pravila
|Croatia |2014 |77min
After their son has been beaten up in the street, parents find their world of false security collapsing and have to re-examine their lives and question everything into what they believed. Ognjen Svilicic
19 Cowboys | Kauboji |Croatia | 2014
|107min
It is a story of eight outsiders who will try to create a theatre play while breaking every rule of theatre craft. It tells the story of Sasha, a relatively successful theater director, who returns from the big city to his home town without a clear notion of what that change might bring, leaving behind his career to re-start the neglected local theater. The call came from the mayor and Saša’s school colleagues. However, the play will be a succession of hurdles, as the city does not have any actors or anyone who would know anything about the theater business. The candidates will all be amateurs, and as the play will seem even more impossible to set up, they settle on a common ground: Western. Tomislav Mrsic
20 Behaviour | Conducta | Cuba |2014
|108min
Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken families, is challenged by the headmaster for this. The poor 12 year old Chala and Yeni, in which he is infatuated has both severe troubles on home ground. Ernesto Daranas
21 The Revival |Checz | 2013 |115min Following the trend of revival, four buddies decide – forty years later – to reunite their rock band, which had known brief success in the 70’s under the name of Smoke. First believed to be a scam aimed at saving one of its members from bankruptcy, this comeback takes an unexpected turn and gives each members a unique chance to take revenge on life. Alice Nellis
22 Honeymoon | Libanky | checz | 2013 |
92min
Honeymoon is a psychological drama, a conclusion of a film trilogy consisting of previous Kawasaki's Rose and Innocence. The common theme here is a reflection of guilt and possibilities for forgiveness. The intimate story of Honeymoon takes place in one afternoon, night and next morning at a family cottage. We're at a wedding celebration which is disrupted by an uninvited guest.The story is conceived as a metaphor for social (im)possibility of getting over a tragic past. Jan Hrebejk
23 Nymphomaniac 1 | Denmark | 2013 |
117min
The story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin). Lars von Trier
24 Nymphomaniac 2 |Denmark |2103 |
123min
In the alley in front of his tenement building, ageing bachelor Seligman finds a young woman covered in blood. He takes her to his apartment where Joe tells him about her life, her experiences with men and her insatiable appetite for sex. She first learns about the physiology of the female body from reading her doctor father’s medical books. Although not yet an adult, she and a girlfriend embark on a round of sexual escapades, seducing men in flats, train compartments, bars and offices. Jerôme, with whom she has a child, is the one constant in her life. But her happiness is fragile. Lars von Trier
25 Cherry tobacco |Kirsitubakas |Estonia
|2014 |93min
Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day Laura's energetic friend Merit invites her on a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged nature-lover called Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relation- ship between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep, who tries to impress the hiking party with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals, becomes tense.   Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
26  Oblivion|Difret |Ethiopia |2014 |99min
Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village, the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the continuing work of her women's legal-aid practice to save Hirut's life. Zeresenay Mehari
27 No Thank you | Ei Kiitos |Finland |2014
|97min
Heli’s husband is not in the mood. After many years of marriage a shoulder massage is the highest form of intimacy for him. When subtle hints, nice words and fetching clothes won’t help, Heli turns to increasingly direct action - in vain. Then she meets the attractive Jarno, a stunning young man who, unlike her husband, prefers to play with her instead of computer games. Soon Heli and Jarno are having a heated up affair in which she will discover what she wants, and what she doesn’t want in life. Samuli Valkama
28 A patriotic man|Isanmaallinen
mies|Finland |2013 |97min
The story of Toivo, whose blood has extraordinary powers. When the Finnish national skiing team's representatives hear about Toivo, they realize that they have found their secret weapon. Toivo faces the prospect of an enormous career change while he also grows close to his co-worker, the young and attractive Aino. Arto Halonen
29 The Sentimentalist |Oi aisthimaties
| Greece| 2014 |94min
An aged , above any suspicion, bourgeois by the nickname 'The Master', lives isolated in a luxurious beachfront villa with his teenage daughter. In reality, however, he is an illicit trade in antiquities, a loan shark and a black market trader of antiquities. The 'Master' has two henchmen to do his 'dirty work', Mercury and John, both of committing a fatal mistake: while Mercury falls for the daughter of 'Master', John is obsessed with a prostitute. Both of them , as 'sentimentalists', must be whacked. Nicholas Triandafyllidis
30 Illusion | Greece |2013 |109min
“Illusion” is the name of a strip-joint in Athens. Around it unwinds a story of love, escape and deception. In the film, no one is utterly innocent, no one is absolutely free. Everyone is trapped in their own fallacies; the lies and misconceptions that promise them everything and blind them at the same time. Sotiris, a young financial reporter, sees everything around him falling to stagnation, but he thinks that he can change the rules of the game with the right dice. Manos, his older colleague, teaches him lessons of cynicism and competitiveness. Olga, a Russian dancer, a stranger in a dried up town, sells fantasy and love. Mimis, her boss, a local mobster, is looking for ways to get his dirty money out of the country. Deep down each one of them is alone, and the world around them seems as though it is dipped in thick darkness.  Savvas Karydas
31 Xenia | Greece | 2014 |120min
After the death of their mother, Dany, 16, leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born from an Albanian mother and a Greek father they never met, the two brothers, strangers in their own country, decide to go to Thessaloniki to look for their father and force him to officially recognize them. At the same time in Thessaloniki, is held the selection for the cult show, “Greek Star.” Dany dreams that his brother Odysseas, a gifted singer, could become the new star of the contest, in a country that refuses to accept them. Panos H.Koutras
32 The Enemy Within | O ehthros
mou|Greece |2013| 107min
Kostas Stasinos, 48, the owner of a garden supply store, lives an ordinary life with his wife Rania, his 17-year-old son Andreas, a high school senior, and his 14-year-old daughter Luisa. A progressive thinker and an unapologetic idealist since his student years, he has passed on his values to his children. But when his house is ransacked by a gang of hoodlums, his family's peace and happiness are destroyed, introducing violence into their everyday lives in the shape of an old rifle. Will his family find the strength to heal their wounds and move on? Yorgos Tsemberopoulos
33 Aglaya | Aglaja |Hungary |2012 |116; This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on real-life events, an Eastern European circus artist family that fled to the West. If they want to stay in the circus business they have to make up an exotic act. The mother spends all their money to buy a very dangerous act: hanging by her hair high up in the dome of the circus while juggling with burning torches. Every night Aglaja is terrified by the fear of losing her mother. But, on some day, she has to follow the family tradition and become the "Woman with the Hair of Steel". Krisztina Deak
34 Life in a Fishbowl | Vonarstraeti |Iceland
|2014 |130min
A hit at the domestic box office, Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoníasson's intriguing, multiple-narrative drama follows three people — a struggling single mother, a former athlete trying to scale the corporate ladder, and a once-acclaimed author turned full-time drunk — whose lives intersect in surprising ways. Baldvin Zophoniasson
35 Of Horses and Men | Hross i oss
|Iceland |2013 |81min
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. Punctuated with humor, OF HORSES AND MEN is an affectionate, yet unflinching portrait of a remote valley community as seen from the horses' perspective. Benedikt Erlingsson
36 Paris of the North | Paris Noroursins
|Iceland  2014 | 98min
Hugi is a teacher in a small and remote village in the east of iceland (population 169). He is quite content by himself among the mountains, which surround the quite village where hardly anyone walks the streets. But has he withdrawn too far? When Hugi receives a phone call from his estranged father announcing his arrival he is not too pleased. But after consulting with his AA-sponser, Hugi, decides to welcome him. Something he immediately regrets. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson
37 Kidon |Kidon |Israel/France | 2013
|89min
Kidon begins in the morning of the 18th of February 2010 in Tel-Aviv when the whole world wakes up discovering, on the front page of all the newspapers, pictures of the Mossad agents caught while killing Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai a month earlier. It was the first time that simple security cameras of a hotel caught secret agents red-handed, what's more Israeli agents. But without doubt, the most surprised of all were the Mossad leaders who were the only ones to know for sure that the 3 men and the woman, whose faces were in all the newsrooms of the world, had nothing to do with them. From then on, a race against time is undertaken hoping to understand why everything is aiming at them.  Emmanuel Naccache
38 Like the Wind | Come il vento |Italy |2013
| 110min
Inspired by a true story LIKE THE WIND narrates 15 years of Armida Miserere's life, a woman who with determination and grit, but also personal suffering, was one of the first woman to become governor of prison. Armida Miserere, after suffering the loss of her loved one, found herself on the front line in the fight against crime, governing the most dangerous jail in Italy, while struggling to find the truth and to get justice. The film is conceived as long flashback that highlights the most important moments of her life in the attempt to unveil her mystery. Marco S.Puccioni
39 La terra e il vento|Italy|2013|    89 min
Leonardo is a prodigy of climbing on peaks : Everest, Himalaya, India, Nepal. He even has a website on its business and documentaries on him. Leonardo left school to give missions climber refusing the family and the rural tradition that his brother, dominated by the wishes of family members, try to do. We are in the Lazio countryside when Leonardo is about to leave for Nepal for a new mission, but his stepbrother, Riccardo, which manages the family farm in Tuscany after the death of his father, stops asking him for help in resolving a matter of inerithance. Leonardo is forced to postpone the trip and is allowed a break in Tuscany. Riccardo’s uncle wants to detect the seal and how to manage it. As his stepmother , Paola, Leonardo’s mother is not able to handle it. Riccardo would also like to dedicate him to travel and to study of ancient civilizations, but it means to leave in the hands of shady the legacy of his father and asks Leonardo to enter into a partnership with him to defend the seal. Sebastian Maulucci 
40 L'ultima foglia|The Last Leaf|Italy|2013
87 min
The story deals with the events in the lives of Zeno and Rossana, immersing the spectator in the sentimental apathy that marks today’s relationships. He is a night watchman and she is a musician. When they move to Rome due to his job, things are already rocky between them, and the change only increases their distance. They begin to live in two different temporal dimensions: Rossana locks herself up in their apartment as if it were a cage , while Zeno spends his nights doing rounds across the city with his lively colleague Tom. Zeno’s friendship with Tom, and particularly with Ela, a young foreign waitress, represent a comfort for him, but also create significant inner turmoil… Leonardo Frosina
41 Ci vorrebbe un miracolo|Italy|
2014 |74 min
A semi-serious investigation that delves into the depths of our seas. What happened to the fishes in the Mediterranean? To descend into the depths of this dark mystery, Elena and her mad cousin Gianluca. It'll all be laughing at? Davide Minnella 
42 Fly, Dakota Fly|Tobe!
Dakota|Japan|2013| 109 min
January 1946 - a British military transport plane departs from Shanghai on its to Tokyo, Japan. During the flight the airplane makes an emergency landing on Sado Island (located in the Chubu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan). The residents on the island have heard stereotypes of the British soldiers and have mixed feelings about the their new "guest." Nevertheless, for the next 40 days the islanders take care of the crew members until the plane can take off once again. This includes Chiyoko Morimoto (Manami Higa) who is the daughter of the inn owner where some of the British crew members stay. Seiji Aburatani
43 Self Bondage|
R-18 bungakushô|Japan|2013|108 min
It all started with a website. Yuria was just an average college student when she comes across a website about ‘self bondage’ whilst she was writing her graduation thesis. She tries self bondage out of curiosity but becomes so fascinated that she unable to give it up. When she graduates, she finds a job at an advertising agency, then over the internet, she gets to know W, a self-claimed 40-year old transvestite with wife and children, who likes self bondage, and she becomes mentally connected with him through exchanging e-mails.
She keeps her taste in self bondage secret form her awkward boss and colleagues but it quickly escalates to the point where she wears ropes under her clothes to go to work and this is noticed by her boss…
Naoto Takenaka 
44 The Owners|Ukkili
kamshat|Kazakhstan|2014|93 min
25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12 year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of Almaty. By luck their mother left them a house in a remote village, where they plan to prepare their comeback. But the District Officer's alcoholic brother, who has lived there illegally for 10 years, has no intention of letting the house go without a fight. Adilkhan Yerzhanov 
45 A Girl at My Door|Dohee-
ya|Korea|2014|     119 min
Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she encounters with Dohee who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have somewhat gloomy looking face. As Young-nam tries to accommodate with her new surroundings, an accident of Dohee's grandma getting killed by falling in the seashore cliff happens. As to protect the girl from her stepfather's abuse, Young-nam let Dohee stay at her place but things turn out to be more mysterious as she gets to know her. July Jung
46 The Target|Pyojeok|Korea 2014|98 min An ex-mercenary killer is framed for the murder of a renowned corporate leader. He is accompanied by an ordinary doctor who is desperate to save his abducted pregnant wife, and together they embark on a dangerous 36-hour pursuit. Chang
47 Obsessed|In-gan-jung-dok|Korea|2014|
  132 min
In the summer of 1969, Colonel Kim Jin Pyeong returns to South Korea after serving in Vietnam. He is suffering from post-traumatic disorder and trapped in a loveless marriage with Soo Jin, who is desperate for a child. One night, he meets new neighbor Jong Ga Heun, the Chinese-Korean wife of Captain Kyung Woo Jin who recently transfered to the army camp. In the stifling atmosphere of the army camp, the two fall into a secret and passionate affair. KIM Dae-woo
48 Moebius|Moebiuseu|Korea|2013|89 min The husband. The wife. Their son. The atmosphere at home is ice cold - the husband distracted by an affair with a young woman, the wife sick of her husband's debauchery, and the teenage son indifferent to them both. Overwhelmed with hatred, the wife attempts to remove from the husband the organ driving his desires; thwarted, she instead takes out the violent act on the son and then disappears into the night. At the hospital, the husband is distraught with guilt, severing his own manhood in solidarity and setting out to recover his son's happiness, sacrificed to his parents' conflict. Disfigured in such a radical way, the son slowly deviates from normal life, even falling for the husband's young mistress as the husband discovers strange and severe ways to help his son find pleasure again. With both husband and son damaged and living in grief, the wife returns as the family heads towards destruction even more horrific than before. Kim ki Duk
49 The Gambler|Losejas|
Lithuania|2013|109 min
The story of Vincentas, a man who lives a dual life. On the one hand he’s the best and brightest paramedic in his company. On the other he’s a voracious gambler. Soon he finds himself with increasingly mounting debts and decides that an illegal game related to his work will be his only way out. Ignas Jonynas 
50 La Tirisia|Mexico|2014| 110 min
Cheba (Adriana Paz) and Ángeles Miguel (Gabriela Cartol) got pregnant from the same man, Silvestre (Gustavo Sánchez Parra). He was Cheba’s lover while her husband was working abroad. He is also Ángeles’s stepfather. Now Cheba’s husband is back. On another hand, Ángeles’s mother doesn’t want her daughter to keep the baby. The two women need to decide what to do with their new born children.They have to confront their own needs and desires. “La Tirisia” portraits the life of two women – and their friends -- in an isolated village, where they all live trapped, forgotten and sick with Tirisia, an illness of the soul.  Jorge Perez Solano 
51 One for the Road|Mexico| 2014|91 min
Three eighty-year-old men embark in a road trip in order to fulfil the dying wish of a lifelong friend. In spite of the disapproval of their families and the limitations of their advanced age, they find themselves involved in a series of comical misadventures and meet a cast of colourful characters. Their journey alters their sense of self and their place in the world. There is, indeed, life after 80!  Jack Zagha Kababie
52 They are the dogs|C'est eux les
chiens|Morocco|2013|85 min
Majhoul has spent 30 years in Moroccan prisons for protesting in 1981 during the " bread riots " . He finds freedom in full Arab Spring. A television crew in search of sensational decides to follow in search of his past. Modern Ulysses, Majhool leads them into a crazy crossing Casablanca, the heart of a Moroccan society in turmoil. Or how about a beautiful loser makes its way to regain its place in modern Arab society torn between a conservative and a powerful thirst for freedom . Hisham Lasri
53 Deal |Netherlands| 2012|100 min
After a couple of drinks two twenty-something students make a deal to have sex with each other for 2000 Euros. The deal takes them to Barcelona. There, their mutual embarrassment over the deal complicates matters, but brings them closer together. Eddy Terstall
54 Sexy Money| Netherlands|2014|85 min
A musical documentary about the emancipation of Nigerian woman who have been exploited and humiliated as prostitutes in Europe and now, filled with a lust for life, are embarking on a new life. A growing group of illegal prostitutes from West Africa has settled in the suburbs of major cities in Europe. For most of them the European adventure is a disappointment that ends when they are arrested and fly back to Nigeria empty handed.The film shows the development of two woman who after returning to Nigeria, try to build a new life. Music, as a source of comfort, pleasure and beauty plays an important role in the lives of the woman and in the film, with songs by Nneka one of Nigeria's best producers and vocalists. Karin Junger
55 Summer|Zomer| Netherlands|2014
|89 min
The summer is sweltering and hot in a village where everyday life is dominated by the humming power plant. Anne (16) and her friends spend their days biking through the winding roads that lead nowhere and everywhere - it's a time of adventure and youthful awakening. Anne, however, feels like an outsider, until she meets Lena, a new girl in town who rides a motorbike, wears leather, and is different from everybody else. The two girls rapidly fall for one another and young love unfolds in all its tender awkwardness.  Colette Bothof
56 The New World| De nieuwe wereld|
Netherlands|2013|83 min
In the stark confines of Amsterdam airport, 39-year-old Mirte works as a cleaner for a detention facility where new asylum seekers are held for 10 days before being released. Troubled and wary, Mirte's safe routine is shattered by the arrival of charismatic West African Luc. As the two damaged souls fence around one another, a mutual curiosity, possibly love, slowly begins to bloom – but both know that in 10 days everything will change. Jaap van Heusden
57 Supernova| Netherlands|201| 90 min
Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house. Tamar van den Dop
58 Field of Dogs|Onirica - Psie Pole|
Poland|2014|101 min
Adam is the lone survivor of a car accident in which his lover, Basia, and his best friend, Kamil, both died. In deep schock, he throws out his academical career. Having always been obsessed by Dante, he gives in to the onirical visions of The Divine Comedy, in the attempt to overcome his sorrow. As Dante with Beatrice, Adam may rejoin his beloved Basia only in his dream. Lech Majewski
59 The Fool|Durak| Russia|2014|116 min
A plumber‘s assistant, honest and idealistic Dima devotes his free time studying to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer. Leaving his family at home one evening, he goes to a seemingly derelict building housing the city‘s poor to investigate a leak. What he finds is much worse, however, and he realizes that the 800 tenants need to be evacuated immediately. Requiring municipal authorization, he goes to see the mayor, and realizes that things aren‘t as clean as they should be. Dima spends the night chasing the corrupt in order to save those whom everyone has forgotten Yuriy Bykov
60 Break Loose|Vosmerka| Russia|2013
|85 min
A shared army past and a shared ideal of serving their country bring four friends together. They go on to serve in the OMON, the Russian Special Police Squad, leading honest lives in the turbulent present, and dreaming of a better future. The young tend to be idealistic. The protagonist (Alexey Mantsigyn) thinks: "I am the sovereign's watchdog, I will tear anyone to pieces with my teeth, there is power and fury in me, honesty in my eyes, and my friends are by my side." He walks up to the mirror but instead of his eyes he sees empty sockets, deadly anguish instead of love, and his own betrayal multiplied by four instead of his friends.  Alexey Uchitel
61 Gentlemen of fortune|Russia| 2013
|100 min
Gentlemen of Fortune is a New Year family comedy about adventures of the infantile "kidult" Troshkin, who devotes all his life to a job of children entertainer in a Shopping mall. His queit world turns upside down when he suddenly appears to be gangster's Smily look-alike, who has stolen the ancient Golden Warrior from the Hermitage. The police agent Irina Slavina, who has caught Troshkin by mistake, decides to plant him among Smily's buddies to prison. Timur Bekmambetov
62 Leviathan|Leviafan|Russia|2014
| 140 min
Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son from a previous marriage Romka.Vadim Shelevyat, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia cannot stand losing everything he has, not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. So Vadim Shelevyat starts being more aggressive... Andrey Zvyaginstev
63 Circles|Krugovi| Serbia|2013|112 min Marco, a Serbian soldier on leave during the war, returns to his Bosnian hometown. When three fellow soldiers accost Haris, a Muslim shopkeeper, Marco intervenes, but it costs him his life. Twelve years later the war is over, but the wounds remain open. Marco’s father is rebuilding a church when Bogdan, the son of one of Marco’s killers, appears looking for work. Meanwhile in Belgrade, Marco's friend Nabobs, a renowned surgeon, debates whether or not to operate on another of Marco’s killers. And in Germany, Haris—now married with a family—strives to repay his debt when Marco’s widow arrives seeking refuge. Srdan Golubovic
64 Monument to Michael Jackson|
Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu|Serbia
2014|94 min
In an attempt to save his dying hometown in Serbia and prevent the love of his life from leaving, daydreamer Marko decides to build a monument to Michael Jackson, who has just announced his "This Is It" come-back Tour. He mobilizes a group of local misfits to help him, but the town's mayor has his own plans and responds with a gang of racist thugs bent on shattering Marko's dream... Darko Lungulov
65 Mamarosh | Mamaros | Serbia |
2013 |105 min
Dreamy, middle-age guy Pera is film projectionist and still lives with his mother Mara in Belgrade. Pera is also film aficionado and quite content to be in his mother company. NATO’s 1999 bombing of Serbia starts and two of them become refugees. After quite surreal journey they end up in New York, of all places. That is were Pera realizes that he cannot do his old job anymore, one he loves so much. While he and his mother were trying to survive, the new age of cinema digital projection started. Some discarded projectors gave Pera an idea. His new mission in life will be to travel around and show people the magic of the real cinema. It is the one that can only be crated by filmstrips and flickering light. The one the whole world enjoyed for over 100 years and now is being replaced by digital projection. Momcilo 
66 The Tigers in the City | Tigre v meste |
Slovakia |2012 |90 min
Three friends about to turn 30 call themselves animal names: Badger, Hyena and Pigeon. They like to spend time together in their favorite bar in the Bratislava city Zoo, but they all feel that something is missing - they starve for a serious relationship, a soul mate for life. Hyena is a virile macho, employed as a tiger feeder and seducing women never was a problem for him. In this matter the other two, Badger, a prosecuting attorney and Pigeon, employed as a water bicycle keeper, are far less successful. Times are about to change for Badger, who after years of fantasizing about a woman's voice in the radio finally decides to meet her in real life. As the friends closely follow Badger's new adventure, they discover, that a man is trying to kill him, because of his extensive zeal in persecuting local mafia at court. The killer happens to be the husband of the radio speaker, with whom Badger just started a romance. It is an absurd world full of funny coincidences, in which a story of falling in love becomes a matter of staying alive. Juraj Krasnohorsky
67 Blitzpatrollie | South Africa |2013 |
109 min
Blitz Patrollie chronicles the adventures of Rummy Augustine (Joey Rasdien) and his partner, Ace Dikolobe (David Kau), police officers who have had the misfortune of being stationed in a little known depot in the belly of the Johannesburg CBD. Rummy is bogged down with trying to start a family and an overbearing mother-in-law who just won't move out. The overzealous Ace, on the other hand, can think of nothing better to do in the morning than to put on his "lucky" bulletproof vest and head out to kick some bad guy ass. Whilst in a poor white neighborhood, trying to solve yet another small-time crime, Rummy and Ace, along with their inept sniper colleagues, accidentally stumble upon a massive drug haul. What ensues is a series of mishaps as the duo encounter some of the city's craftiest crooks in a race against time to catch the bad guys and claim their place in crime fighting glory. Andrew Wessels
68 The Empty Hours |Las horas muertas
| Spain |2013 |101 min
On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. There together with time to kill, Sebastián and Miranda begin to get to know each other, and an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. Aaron Fernandez Lesur
69 Marsella | Marseille |  Spain |2014 |
95 min
The story of Claire, a ten-year-old girl who since she was four has lived in the care of Virginia, a well-to-do woman who can’t have children. But when Sara, the natural mother, manages to recover from her multiple drug addictions, the judge returns her parental right and she picks up Claire, in a borrowed car with a surprise inside, to head off from Madrid to Marseille so that her daughter can meet her father. On the way, as readers will have probably guessed, mother and daughter will gradually get to know each other, and the showdown between the two women who love Claire so dearly will become more dramatic. Belen Macias
70 Turist | Force Majeure | Swedan |
2014 |118 min
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life… The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Ruben Ostlund
71 Love and Lemons | Sma Citroner gula |
Swedan |2013 |99 min
LOVE AND LEMONS is a romantic comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams. The movie is based on the successful novel with the same title by author Kajsa Ingemarsson. Agnes is a chef and she loves cooking. She has a good job, a boyfriend who loves her and a best friend who is always there for her. One day she is both fired from the luxurious restaurant and dumped by her boyfriend. Therefore she has nothing left to loose when a friend asks Agnes if she would like to be part owner in and open up a new restaurant. At the same time she manages to fall in love with the one person who cannot know who she really is. Terasa Fabik
72 Dreamland | Traumland | Switzerland |
2013 |98 min
While preparing Christmas dinner, Lena finds out that her husband cheats on her with prostitutes. Judith, the social worker who takes care of prostitutes, is living her sexual fantasy with a policeman in a hotel suite. Rolf, a recovering alcoholic is trying to fix his relationship with his daughter. Maria wants to seduce Juan who still can't forget his wife. All paths cross with that of a young Eastern European prostitute on Christmas Eve in Zurich Petra Biondina Volpe
73 The Circle|Der Kreis | Switzerland
|2014 |102 min
Zürich in the mid-1950s: The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag (Matthias Hungerbühler) becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS (The Circle), whose publication unites the fragile yet vibrant post World War II gay community in Switzerland. Upon meeting cabaret singer and female impersonator Röbi Rapp (Sven Schelker), Ernst immediately falls head over heels in love with him, and he finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and acceptance of his homosexuality. For Röbi, it is a relationship that proves to last a lifetime. Featuring a unique blend of narrative and documentary formats with the modern day protagonists commenting on the scripted sequences of the film. Stefan Haupt
74 Juliets | Taiwan | 2010 |106 min In the 1970's Ju, who never fell in love, works in a printing store. One day a neat, good-looking boy comes to the store with banned articles in his hands, Ju's life is not monotonous anymore. Mei has just been through a breakup and is told a true story—in the 80's, a woman moved into a madhouse by faking insanity so that she could wait for her lover without being disturbed. In 2010, 40-year-old "Juliet" tries to commit suicide but a commercial-shooting crew gets in the way. Then "Juliet" meets someone who is more obstinate about love. What will be Juliet's final decision—to live or to die?  Yu-Hsun Chen, Chi-jan Hou, Ko-shang Shen
75 The Moveable Feast | Zone pro site |
Taiwan |2013 |148 min
Speaking of Taiwan’s indigenous gastronomic culture, it is best represented by Ban-doh  an outdoor banquet. Such an event can be traced back to the agricultural age. At that time restaurants and hotels were few and far between, so wedding receptions and all sorts of feasts usually took place in outdoor spaces or tents. With a couple of simple stoves and long tables as kitchen countertops, every dish was done on the spot. The person in charge of the menu and the procedures was called Zone Pro Sitemeaning catering chef in Taiwanese. During Ban-doh, Zone Pro Site arrived with nothing but his cooking utensils and he had to show his creativity by coming up with different menus based on the theme of each feast and the ingredients provided. The greatest challenge for Zone Pro Site was, of course, to serve dishes both hosts and guests would fully enjoy. If the food could satisfy the most critical guests, Zone Pro Site would earn respect and become a legendary master chef. Chen Yu-Hsun
76 Village of Hope | Wang Pikul | Thailand |
2014 | 67 min
Far away in the countryside, there is a small village called Wangpikul . Sorn , a young soldier comes over their land . When is comes to his small wooden house is dirty and uninhabited . Boonsong Nakphoo
77 Winter Sleep |     Kis uykusu | Turkey |
2014 |196 min
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... Nuri Bilge Ceylan
78 I Loved You So Much | Öyle sevdim ki
seni | Turkey | 2013 | 85 min
Olga's life turns upside down and starts a new life, afer the dispersion of the Soviet Union. Olga is granddaughter of Mustafa Usta, who worked as stonemason, and came to Yalta and continued working there. After the dispersion, the Sarp border gate opens, and Olga comes to Trabzon to find a job and establish a new life. But unfortunately, she encounters the problem of everyone in Turkey calling the Russian people moving in Turkey as Nathasha's. Meeting Celal, makes her life more harder.  Orhan Tekeoglu
79 Consequences | Silsile | Turkey |
2014 |106 min
On a hot summer night; Ece goes to Cenk’s place. It feels like they have missed each other for so long. Suddenly a thief appears at the house – Kılıç a 14 years old boy, somehow escapes from the apartment. A moment later another thief appears from the darkness. Ece defends herself and hits him with something heavy. Tayfun collapses on the floor, full of blood..Cenk claims to take care of everything and sends Ece away and calls his best friend Faruk. Faruk and his lawyer Merve arrives. Apparently Faruk and Ece are engaged to be married. Faruk and Cenk are partners in a big consortium. Cenk graduated very recently and came back from the US very same day to work on this project. Kılıç chases Ece and forces her in the car as he couldn’t have any news from his brother Tayfun. From this point on a chain of events start rolling one after another where we witness complex urban relations, deep wounds and fragile lives of our characters; and its consequences which will change Cenk, Faruk and Ece life forever. Ozan Aciktan
80 Fish |Balik | Turkey | 2014 |80 min
A fisherman, his wife and young daughter who is unable to speak lives in a village on the shores of a lake. Their story starts with a myth of a fish, trying to find a cure for their daughter. FISH focuses on human-nature relationship. In the movie, the life of a fisher family who lives in a small and lovely village nearby lake changes its way after getting into war against nature. Dervis Zaim
81 Jimmy's Hall |UK | 2014 |109 min
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. The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy's life and turbulent times. Ken Loach
82 Mr.Kaplan | Uruguay | 2014 |95 min
Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he’s become rather grumpy, fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage. One beach bar may, however, provide him with an unexpected opportunity to achieve greatness and recover his family’s respect in the community: its owner, a quiet, elderly German, raises Mr.Kaplan suspicion of being a runaway nazi. Ignoring his family’s concerns about his health, Jacob secretly recruits Contreras, a more loyal than honest former police officer, to help him investigate. Together, they will try to repeat the historic capture of Adolf Eichmann: by unmasking and kidnapping the German and secretly taking him to Israel. Álvaro Brechner
83 Swim Little Fish Swim | USA |2013
|95 min
Maggie? Rainbow? Leeward and Mary cannot even agree on their three year old daughter's name anymore. Mary is a hardworking nurse who dreams of only one thing : changing her life around. She resents her husband for being an irresponsible, overgrown adolescent incapable of holding down a job. Leeward is an atypical, idealistic musician who fancies himself a misunderstood artist and a New Age visionary. Enter Lilas, a 19 year old French artist and daughter of a world famous painter, who's trying to make it in New York and get away from her overbearing mother. When the bubbly young woman moves into the couple's tiny Chinatown apartment, their already fragile balance is upset even further.  Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis
84 Two Step |USA |2014 |105 min Kicked out of college, James visits Grams, his only remaining family, who dies shortly after his arrival. He finds consolation in the company of Grams' neighbor, Dot, a dance teacher, as he figures out his next move. While settling Grams' affairs, James learns she's been the victim of the "grandparent scam" in which someone posing as James has been slowly bilking her out of thousands. But before James can go looking for the culprit, he shows up at the front door, desperate for money. The culprit, Webb, has his own problems in the form of Duane, who has ordered Webb to pay an old debt or else. And if Webb can't get it from Grams, James will have to do - no matter who stands in his way. Alex R.Johnson
85 Flapping in the middle of nowhere |
Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung |
Vietnam |2014 | 99 min
Huyen and Tung are both barely adults. She is a college student; he works for the city. They live in Hanoi, far from their families, and never have more than enough money to scrape by. The couple is generally careless, and Tung always wants to have sex, so it is perhaps no great surprise when Huyen discovers that she is pregnant. Huyen doesn't want to keep the baby — at least, she's fairly sure she doesn't want to keep it — and Tung goes along with whatever she says. But how will they pay for the abortion? Diep Hoang Nguyen
86 2030| NUOC | Vietnam |2014 |98 min
In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect of her husband's murder.Set in the vast and beautiful coastal regions of Southern Vietnam, NUOC (Water) is a mixed genre of mystery and romance set in the near future when water levels have risen due to global climate change. Minh Nguyen-Vo

Dutch Romantic Films

1 Valentino|Netherlands|2013|88 min Italian Dino Valentino (Najib Amhali) is a successful Maserati salesman and has a fantastic relationship with Monique, the daughter of his boss. Life can hardly be better: he's about to become the new managing director at Maserati and Monique proposes to get married. Dino only has one huge problem: He's not an Italian. Remy van Heugten
2 Madly in Love|Smoorverliefd|Netherlands
|2013|92 min
A frank and funny romantic comedy set in Antwerp, filmed in a quirky inventive style, Madly in Love has a lot to say about human relationships. It focuses on the four women of the Miller family: teen daughter Eva, her mother Judith, aunt Barbara and older half-sister Michelle, as they work their way through the chaos called love. The result is a roller coaster ride of first crushes, lust, affairs, baby fever, and indestructible love. The four women are beautiful, courageous and sensible, but are also sometimes a bit lost. Can their male counterparts handle this dangerous cocktail of determination and female hormones?. Hilde Van Mieghem
3 Shocking Blue|Netherlands|2010|82 min A friendship is tested by what may have been a stunning act of betrayal in this coming of age drama from director Mark de Cloe. Willem (Ruben van Weelden), Jacques (Niels Gomperts) and Chris (Jim van der Weelden) are three close friends growing up in the rural Netherlands. The boys have known each other since they were little, but now that they're sixteen, new interests and rivalries have come into their lives. One day, Jacques is seriously injured in an accident as he's run over by a tractor being driven by Willem. Though Willem insists what happened was simply a terrible mistake, even he isn't sure if the incident might have something to do with Marianne (Lisa Smit), the pretty girl Jacques recently stole away from him.  Mark de Cloe
4 Love is all|Alles is liefde|
Netherlands|2007|110 min
LOVE IS ALL Klaasje has divorced Dennis, who cheated on her with a school teacher. Dennis would like her back, but when she moves in with a young lover it looks as if he has missed the boat. Meanwhile, Klaasje's best friend Simone is the pivot of her family. Her husband Ted often feels redundant and he does not have the guts to tell her that he has been laid off. Pool attendant Victor is looking forward to marrying the love of his life, Kees. But Kees has doubts and keeps his fears at bay during weekends spent 'larping' (Live Action Role Play). Victor's sister Kiki, a sales assistant at department store Bijenkorf, is dreaming of a prince on a white horse. But she is unaware of the fact that a real prince, Valentijn, is crazy about her. With the arrival of a mysterious Santa Claus, all these amorous ups and downs reach a climax, while the happy endings come closer too. Joram Lursen
5 Life in One day|Het leven uit een dag|
Netherlands|2009|94 min
What if you lived your entire life in one day? And you'd have, but one time, to enjoy each moment: the first kiss, going to school, growing up, making love. In Marc de Cloe's Life in One Day, Benny and Gini fall head over heels for each other in a place where a lifetime indeed exists in a single day. But they can't fathom their love ever ending. They hatch a seemingly clever plan to game the system, and ultimately spend eternity together. Their destination? Hell. Well it all sounds good in theory. Mark de Cloe
6 Tuscan Wedding|Toscaanse bruiloft|
Netherlands|2014|90 min
Marla decides she wants to divorce her second husband Thom, just when her daughter Lisa and Bob are about to have their highly romantic wedding in her manor in Tuscany. And that’s about time, according to Lisa’s sister Sanne, who does not believe in marriage. However, she’s herself about to fall deeply for Jeroen – who, in his turn, never wants to be in a romantic relationship again... Johan Nijenhuis

German Contemporary Films

1 Inbetween worlds| Zwischen
Welten|Germany| 2014| 98 min
Jesper is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are to protect a remote village from the Taliban. One of the people accompanying Jesper is a young interpreter, Tarik, whose job includes mediating between soldiers and villagers. Both sides have a hard time trying to overcome the differences in their respective ways of life. Jesper must gain the trust of both villagers and the allied Arbaki militia and his nerves are soon on edge.  Feo Aladag
2 West|Lagerfeue| Germany|2013
|102 min
Two suitcases and a cuddly toy – that’s all Nelly and her son Alexej take with them to start their new lives in the West. A Volkswagen stops outside their house in East Berlin. A West German takes them across the border. Nelly claims they are getting married. She is nervous. It’s summer, the late 70s, three years after Wassilij’s death. Nelly’s boyfriend died in a car accident. Ever since, she has been wanting to leave, too... Christian Schwochow
3 Stations of the Cross|Kreuzweg|
Germany|2014|107 min
Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist interpretation of Catholicism. Everything that Maria thinks and does must be examined before God. And since the Lord is a strict shepherd, she lives in constant fear of committing some misconduct. Whilst Maria’s mother takes a tough line in compelling her daughter to stay on the path of righteousness, her father is often reticent and stands back during critical moments. Conflicts intensify as arguments erupt with teachers and doctors.  Dietrich Bruggemann
4 Miss Sixty|  Germany|2014|98 min The good news is that you can live until you’re one hundred. The bad news is that society doesn’t need you after sixty. So what to do with the last third of your life? Louise and Frans have a plan.. It's a turbulent yet tender comedy about getting older, society's obsession with youth and the meaning of life. Sixty year-old Luise (Iris Berben; "Rosa Roth," "Der Wagner Clan"), is forced into early retirement against her will and decides to use her newly found free time to get pregnant with the help of a sperm donor and her own frozen eggs. Two worlds collide when she meets Frans (Edgar Selge; "Poll," "The Fifth Estate"), a sex- and youth-obsessed gallery owner who turns out to be the father of her sperm donor Sigrid Hoerner
5 Two Lives ZweiLeben|
Germany|2012|100 min
Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, now living in Norway since 20 years, is a war child: the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. Katrine enjoys a happy family life, with her mother, her husband, daughter and grand-daughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealment and secrets is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on?  Georg Maas

French Contemporary Films

1 Age of Panic |La Bataille de
Solferino |France | 2013 |94 min
Things quickly escalate when Laetitia begins live coverage in front of the mobbed Socialist Party headquarters on the Rue Solferino, only to learn that Vincent has finagled his way into her apartment, bearing gifts and bad vibes. Soon enough, the sitter, the kids and Vincent all wind up caught in the chaotic election crowd as the results come in and hell breaks loose, resulting in a nasty battle that starts in the streets until eventually finding its way chez Laetitia, where the two parents verbally (and sometimes physically) duke it out into the wee hours of the night. Justine Triet
2 Gare du Nord |Gare de Nord |
France |2013 | 119 min
At the Gare du Nord, Paris, anything can come along, even trains. We’d like to stay but we have to hurry on… Like the thousands of lives that intersect at the station, Ismaël, Mathilde, Sacha and Joan will meet there. Every day, Ismaël is dazzled, fascinated and exhausted by the place. He sees Mathilde for the first time on a suburban train platform. They gradually fall in love. They meet Sacha and Joan. Sacha is looking for her missing daughter while Joan spends her life in the station between Lille, London and Paris. The station is a world apart, frequented by everyone: the French, immigrants, emigrants, travelers and ghosts. It’s an intersection where each life passes quickly and vanishes. Claire Simon
3 Grand Central | France | 2013
| 94 min
Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and veteran Toni, Gary discovers that radiation contamination is not just a risk factor but an everyday hazard. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, the fiancée of Toni. Rebecca Zlotowski
4 Jappeloup | France |2013 | 130 min At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand abandoned a promising legal career and threw himself into his true passion, showjumpin g. With his fathers backing, he gambled everything on a young horse who no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. Too small, too stubborn, too impetuous, he had many faults, but nonetheless had a remarkable jumping ab ility. From competition to competition, the pair improved and began to make their mark on the showjumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games were a disaster for them, and Pierre had to face up to his shortcom ings. With the help of his wife Nadia and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre regained Jap peloups confidence and built a relationship that took them to victory in the Seoul Olympics in 1988  Christian Duguay
5 Love Battles |  Mes Seances De
Lutte | France | 2013 | 99 min
"The relationship of a couple who feel that they have to physically confront each other, not without sensuality, to find themselves and to return to each other. A form of struggle sets in. What starts as improvisation slowly becomes a codified ritual. Each fights with their own weapons. He perhaps puts his finger on something that has stopped them from living correctly, while she perhaps finds something for her amusement. How will this imaginative confrontation set in a countryside house end?" Jacques Doillon Jacques Doillon
6 La Religieuse | The Nun
| France | 2013 |112 min
France, in the 1760s. Born to a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the convent, but soon finds out that she is an illegitimate child, leaving her no other option than to pronounce her vows and suffer the consequences of her mother's sin. She soon wants to escape the religious path and is trying to revoke her vows when the Mother Superior, who had brought her comfort and solace, dies. Her successor, Sister Christine (Louise Bourgoin), turns out to be a sadistic and cruel Mother Superior, inflicting the worst forms of humiliation upon Suzanne, such as depriving her of food and clothing. Suzanne is finally transferred to another convent, where she discovers another kind of Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert), who develops an inappropriate affectionate bond with her... Guillaume Nicloux
7 Suzanne | France |2013 |94 min Suzanne and Maria are sisters who are extremely close. They have a happy childhood despite the absence of their mother, who passed away when they were still little girls. Nicolas, their, at times clumsy, but loving father runs the household the very best he can, until the day that Suzanne gets pregnant. Little Charly arrives and the family gets bigger. Years go by, Suzanne meets Julien, a bit of a bad boy, and they fall hopelessly in love… She runs away with him abandoning everyone and leaving everything behind. Katell Quillevere

Indian Panorama

1 Three Obsessions|Teenkahon
|2014|Bengali|124 min
Teenkahon is a triptych. It tries to capture the changing face of morality, the degeneration of values, the increasing pollution of the spoken language and the changing social fabric of Bengal through three stories. Spread over a hundred years, the three stories are structured in the manner of the classical three-act play with each act (read story) exploring one facet of an obsessive relationship outside the purview of marriage. Bauddhayan Mukherji
2 1000 Rupee Note|Ek Hazarachi
Note|2014|Marathi|91 min
In a small village in central India, a poor old woman's modest village life is upended when a local politician gives her several 1000 Rupee notes. Poor Parobudhi receives a thousand rupee note from a politician at an election rally. However, she has no idea about the kind of trouble she just got into. Ek Hazarachi Note is an encouraging tale of humanity against money. Shrihari Sathe
3 December One|2013|Kannada|98 min The Chief minister's official visit is a great event, particularly to the poor family specially selected to host his dinner and overnight stay in its humble abode. The visit is a great success with photo-shoots, interaction with press and local leaders, dinner and with wide media coverage. But the family itseflf is neglected, faces, embarrassments and gets a raw deal, driving it to despair. P.Seshadri
4 Adomya…and Life Goes on
|Assam|2014|99 min
The film narrates the story of Juri, who had to face the brunt of widowhood just after six months of getting married. Her husband proved to be an AIDS patient and she too got infected. Virtually thrown out of her in-laws’ home, she went back to her village where she gave birth to a girl but there too Juri had to go through social ostracism. Even her daughter was not spared though she tested negative. Her only hope rested with her child, but not without emotional and other challenges which she fought back with great courage and conviction. Bobby Sarma Baruah
5 Munnariyippu|2014|Malayalam|115 min Munnariyippu/The Deadline is a film that probes into the conflicts that arise out of the desire for and the limits of communication between human beings. It has two characters at its narrative centre: Raghavan, a man convicted of double homicide undergoing life imprisonment, but who is leading a ‘happy’ and tranquil life in jail not wanting to be ‘free’. And, Anjali, an ambitious journalist who wants to prove her worth, probing into and narrating other people’s lives. Their meeting is that of opposites: one urbane, vivacious, outgoing and out to make it big in the world.. the other, a silent, evasive, introvert.
DP Venu
6 Njaan|2014|Malayalam|160 min The story revolves around the discovery of a forgotten nationalist, K T N Kottoor, by young writer Ravi Chandrasekharan.   Ravi’s journey takes him to a pre independent India, and also to the suburb of Kottoor in the erstwhile Malabar of the Madras Presidency, where K T Narayanan was born in 1924.  While tracing the life of the central character, Ravi also travels through the changing socio political scenario of a country in its quest for independence. Set in a three tier narrative, the film is interlaced with the lives and works of K T N Kottoor and Ravi, as Ravi prepares to work on a theatrical presentation of K T N’s life.  He initiates a dialogue on the unrepresented, undiscussed life of K T Narayanan - a young, vibrant man who could have redefined the country’s destiny with his unparalleled vision on humanity and nation building. 
Ranjith Kumar PK
7 Adim Vichar|2014|Odia|115 min Adim vichar is a tale of ancient tradition and human values that stand above all. This is a story of the Kandha tribe settled in the plains of Odisha, India. There life is a melody full of songs and dance, they lead a community life and believe in Peaceful existence. But when their settlement moves into the plains, they come in contact with other people. Among tem exist half-educated, selfish touts, who for their own motives shatter the peaceful tribes. Sabyasachi Mohapatra
8 Gour Hari Dastaan:The Freedom File
|2014|Hindi|111 min
Gour Hari Das loves to talk about his adventures as a freedom fighter. People laugh behind his back and call him a liar, but he never craves to prove himself right. Until one day his son seeks admission in an institute and Das is told that a freedom  fighter's certificate would facilitate an entry. Das has his first brush with Bureaucracy when he is told that he cannot obtain a certificate from Maharashtra, as he had fought from the state of Orissa. The utter callousness of the officials is an eye opener and a new Das is born. Anand Narayanan Mahadevan
9 Gundello Godari|2013|Telugu|108 min Gundello Godari is about a newlywed couple who are forced to battle it out against a devastating flood of the River Godavari. They lose all hope of survival, so they decide to narrate the darkest moments of their lives to each other after they find a support to rest on. The film is set in 1986, in Bangarappeta village near Rajahmundry which is a part of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India.  Kumar Nagendra
10 Fandry|2013|Marathi|101 min Love, the most beautiful emotion in all living creatures that God has made knows no bar, caste or boundaries, is the central theme of Fandry. A young lad (Jabya) falls in love with his classmate. Incidentally, he belongs to a lower caste, a family below the poverty line which does all sorts of jobs in the village to survive like catching Pigs and the girl belongs to a higher caste. His parents are working hard to arrange money for their daughter's wedding while Jabya is collecting money for new clothes to impress the girl. Fandry is a story of his aspirations, quest, sorrows, anguish and frustrations. Fandry also touches upon the age old monster of Caste System which is still lurking large upon the society.  Nagraj Manjule
11 Labour of Love|Asha Jaoar Majhe
|2014|Bengali|84 min
Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, LABOUR OF LOVE is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession. They are married to a cycle of work and domestic routine, and long stretches of waiting in the silence of an empty house. They share each others solitude in pursuit of a distant dream that visits them briefly every morning. Aditya Vikram Sengupta
12 Krantidhara|2014|Odia|115 min She is the proverbial daughter-in-law that anyone could aspire for. In a family of half a dozen individuals, the entire home-front is taken care of by her  with diligence and compassion. Apart from the elderly parents-in-law and two primary school-going children;  a boy and a girl, Pratignya, in her early thirties has the onerous task to reform her unscrupulous  husband,  Abhay,  the local Sarpanch. A typical male chauvinist, he is inclined to heckle, hector and even manhandle his wife.  Pratignya tends to take everything in her stride.  Himansu Sekhar Khatua
13 Unto the Dusk|2014|Malayalam|105 min Compulsion from parents and relatives cause a youth to reach the seminary. Though pursuing the path of St. Francis of Assissi, the challenges and conflicts in life and seminary transforms him revengeful and quits the place. It is his journey of self discovery in which he travels far and wide, most often in to the depths of forests. Spirituality, revengeful and encounters in nature unveil the philosophical approach of the film. The names of the characters are not revealed and their time and space are unspecified. Sajin Baabu
14 Yellow|2013|Marathi|130 min Gauri is born with Down's Syndrome. Her dad fails to accept the fact that his daughter is not like others and disowns her. Gauri's mom, mugdha, determined to raise her daughter and make sure she gets dignity, relocates to her brother Shridhar's place. Shridhar, a god-fearing simpleton, is the source of positive energy in Mugdha and Gauri's life. Mahesh Limaye
15 Swapaanam|2013| Malayalam|152 min Unni, unequalled in playing the chenda, and nalini, peerless in mohiniyattam, are drawn to each other. Their passion cannot hold up against the tumults of Unni's life. A brother and a father figure, whose love sours to jealously and hate, a wife who despises his drumming and a mother from whom the truth about this birth is not forthcoming all hasten the tempo to an inevitable dark end. Shaji N.Karun
16 Sachin…..Tendulkar Alla! The movie revolves around Sachin (Master Snehith), who suffers from autism. In addition to this, Sachin is diagnosed with brain tumor and accordingly is counting his days. His elder sister (Suhasini) is unmarried for the reason that she has to take care of her brother.Sachin in spite of his poor health has only one dream- he wants to be a cricket player. Suhasini takes up the responsibility to make his dream come true. Entry: Venkatesh Prasad! Dinesh (Venkatesh Prasad), a cricket coach takes a break from his career to help Sachin realisel his dream. Mohan Shankar
17 Chhoti Moti Batein Chhoti Moti Batein is a film inspired by a real life incident where two unmarried sisters shut themselves up in their flat after their father's death. The film delves into the cocoon created by the sisters and how they start rediscovering the space, the time, relationships and themselves. Sohini Dasgupta

Retrospective

1 Newsfront|Australia|1978|110' Set between the years 1949 and 1956, Newsfront tracks the destinies of two brothers, their adventures and misadventures placed in the context of sweeping social and political changes in their native Australia. Both of the protagonists are newsreel photographers. Frank (Gerard Maguire) is constitutionally resistant to change, while Len (Bill Kennedy) welcomes any alterations in his own life and in the world around him. The film fluctuates between black and white and color, between actual news footage and reconstructed events. Newsfront is what The Way We Were might have looked like on a tiny budget with a cast of unknowns.  Phillip Noyce
2 Dead Calm|Australia| 1989|96' A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman from a yacht expedition after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered.The couple soon discovers that the seemingly harmless survivor is actually a vicious murderer, and a tense showdown on the open seas follows in this tense thriller. Phillip Noyce
4 Rabbit Proof- Fence|Australia| 2002|94' In Western Australia, 1931, the small depot of Jigalong sits on the edge of the Gibson Desert. Running through Jigalong and out into the desert is a rabbit-proof fence that bisects Australia from north to south. The fence was built to keep rabbits on one side and pasture on the other. This remote country is home to three spirited Aboriginal girls, Molly, her sister Daisy, and their cousin Gracie. The girls' white fathers are fence workers who have moved on. Now their only contact with white Australia is the weekly ration day at Jigalong Depot. In Perth, AO Neville, the area's Chief Protector of Aborigines, receives word that the three girls are running wild.  Phillip Noyce
5 Back Roads|Australia| 1977|60' Two strangers – one white, one black – steal a car in western New South Wales and head for the coast. Jack (Bill Hunter) is abrasive, cunning and disparaging about Aborigines. Gary (Gary Foley) doesn’t really care – he just wants to escape. En route, they pick up Gary’s Uncle Joe (Zac Martin), a French hitchhiker (Terry Camilleri) and a young woman (Julie McGregor) who’s running away. Their petty crimes escalate as they go, heading towards disaster. Phillip Noyce
6 The Constant Factor| Constans
| Poland 1980|98'
A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died. Krzysztof Zanussi
7 Persona non grata|Poland| 2005|110' In 2005, Wiktor's wife, Helena (Halina Golanko), has just died suddenly of a stroke in Poland. Wiktor (Zbigniew Zapasiewicz), the Polish ambassador to Uruguay, arrives to see her too late. An old Russian friend, Oleg (Nikita Mikhalkov), shows up briefly at the funeral for Helena. Wiktor wants to know if Oleg was involved with Helena. Oleg must travel to Uruguay and promises to tell Wiktor everything when they meet again.Wiktor is having trouble with his consulate staff back at the embassy. He knows the Consul (Remo Girone) is filing derogatory reports about him to Warsaw and returns to the embassy to find the Consul sitting at the ambassador's desk.  Krzysztof Zanussi
8 Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease
| |zycie jako smiertelna choroba prze  Poland |2000| 99'
Tomasz (ZbigniewZapasiewicz) is first seen working as the doctor on the set of a French movie production about the life of Saint Bernard. After his work is finished, he returns to Warsaw, where he makes the unpleasant discovery that he has cancer. Tomasz' only hope is an expensive operation in Paris, and he is forced to ask his ex-wife Anna now remarried to a self-important yuppie -- for money. Anna writes him a check, but when he goes to Paris for the operation, Tomasz is informed that his condition has become inoperable. Facing imminent death, he begins to question the beliefs he has held all his life and, with a sense of fatalistic liberation, starts to experiment with both his own life and those of others.  Krzysztof Zanussi
9 Camouflage| Barwy ochronne| Poland|1977|106' A group of students who are participating in a university's summer science camp are drawn into an incredible quagmire of conflicts, ranging from the relatively simple conflict between an engaging and forthright young teacher and his older manipulative colleague, to a contest pitting political correctness against free scientific inquiry. Despite the murkiness of some of the issues in the latter conflict, the students pitch in enthusiastically on what they believe to be the side of righteousness, and passions rise to fever pitch. Krzysztof Zanussi
10 The Illumination| Illuminacja| Poland| 1973| 91' Illuminacja follows the education of a young man from his entry into college to his final achievement of a doctorate. Paralleling his outer education, his inner education about life, family, sexuality and spiritual values is revealed. By the time he achieves his doctorate, he has been told that he has a life-shortening heart disease. However, because of his two-fold education, he is fulfilled in what he has done and is not much distressed. Krzysztof Zanussi

Tamil Films

1 Ennathan Pesuvatho | 2014
|119 min
Ennathan pesuvatho , a movie about child trafficking traces the journey of a girl from the moment she is sold by her parents for their living to the moment she is emancipated. The gripping tale is a bold story of a surviour, a tale that has drawn its inspiration from a true life story that could also represent hundreds of thousands of girls who falls under the trap out there in the world as we speak, sometimes by their own parents and sometimes unwittingly. Ravi
2 Kathai Thiraikathai vasanam Iyakkam | 2014 |128 min In order to develop a script for his first film, Tamizh calls upon his friends for a discussion. The group he assembles consists of a cinematographer, a director-wannabe with 40 years of industry experience and three young Assistant directors. Tamizh's struggles to ready his script while balancing all his personal struggles is the core of "Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam".  Radhakrishnan Parthiban
3 Kutram Kadithal | 2014 |122 min five different characters and how their lives get connected through a certain incident on a particular day.  Bramma. G
4 Madras | 2014 |158 min A wall is a source of discontent between two political rivals. Kaali and his friend Anbu, who is a party worker, get embroiled in this clash. Pa. Ranjith
5 Mundaspatti |2014 |133 min A photographer gets into trouble in a village where photography is banned. Ram
6 Sathuranga vettai |2014 |125 min Ace conman Gandhi effortlessly thinks up schemes to swindle gullible and greedy folks. However on a rare occasion, things don't go according to plan and he ends up in the clutches of a ruthless gang who demand schemes from him for money H. Vinoth
7 Salim |2014 |149 min The socially responsible Dr.Salim faces criticism and seclusion at work due to his upright nature. In addition to this, when his relationship with Nisha falls apart, he is driven to do something he wouldn't normally do. N.V. Nirmal Kumar
8 Sigaram Thodu |2014 |147 min Chellapa wants his son Murali to become a police officer like him but Murali's dream is a 'safe' bank job. However a series of events changes the course of Murali's life. Gaurav Narayanan
9 Panniyarum Padminium |2014 | 130 min The warm love story of a landlord and his wife (and their car). Arun Kumar S.U
10 Poovarasam peepee | 2013
|155 min
It is about 3 sixth standards kids, who witness a gruesome murder during their summer vacation. How they find the murderers and punish them in style forms the crux of the story. Halitha Shameem
11 Thegidi |2014 | 126 min A detective begins investigating people and finds that he's in over his head. P. Ramesh
12 Vennila Veedu | 2013 | 130 min The film tells the story of a village couple, Karthik (Senthil) and Thenmozhi (Vijayalakshmi), who migrate to the city after their marriage. Karthik works as a manager in a firm, and they live happily and help everyone around according to their capacity and have a beautiful daughter, Vennila. Meanwhile, Ilavarasi (Srinda Ashab), a new neighbor in their apartment arrives , and she lives right next door. Ilavarasi is the daughter of a rich money lender. Vetri Mahalingam

Student Films

1 Brammakandan|MGR Chennai|2014|Tamil|12 min Brammakandan portrays the life of a teenage boy who  has passion in Therukoothu (Street play). The boy Venu decided to stay with his sister's family after his father's death. Whearas his sister is a road dancer. Venu meets Mr.Chinnasamy, a wealthy person and shares his thirst on therukoothu art. Later on, he starts to dance on roadside with his sister's family. From the crowd, 2 naughty boys criticize his dance. He feels down and starts thinking about his past. To prove himself and his dying heart, he performs therukoothu. The 2 boys from earlier views his performance. After that, he exhales a lot. Mr.Chinnasamy approaches him and pins Rs.100 on his shirt. When the show's over, Venu starts packing up and decides to leave when he notices things the 2 boys from earlier, being inspired by his performance, re-creating his play. He feels so touched and carries on where life takes him. Ragavi
2 Chiee|MGR Chennai|201 4
|Tamil|8 min
The narration of the movie begins with the viewpoint of a drinking tumbler through which the story portrays its journey from a socially downtrodden person and becomes totally neglected from use. The film indirectly correlates the social custom and indifference shown to people of different walks of life in a very subtle way.  M.Manoj Kumar
3 I am 22|MGR Chennai|2014
|Tamil|10 min
The film portrays a day in the lives of three youngsters from completely different walks of lives and the society. They share nothing in common but for Chennai, the city they lived in, and the day of their births, 28th March 1992.
This short film takes us back to 28th of March this year when the trio turned 22 as they narrate their experience as it happened.As they recall their day, a colourful collage of life is narrated, giving the viewer an insightful perceptive into the subjective nature of happiness in one’s life.
Amal Thamby
4 Nea!|MGR Chennai|2014
|Tamil|12 min
Reji is worried of getting into a new life with an unknown person as her marriage is being fixed by her parents. Jerold has a lot of misconceptions regarding married life and is excited on getting into a sexual relationship.
The movie deals with the story of this newly married couples with their own individual perception and interpretation on married life. The director tries to convey how little things could bring love in a relationship.
B.Ramesh
5 Room no.20|MGR Chennai|2014|Tamil|14 min Thirst for Invention is never ending need for human mind. Vijaya Ragavan, a young mathematician have one thing in his mind “Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth”. The big brain finds a spot with his idea which he thinks that could stun the world. But, only failure remains at the end showing the spot he found was a bogus one. The thirst starts to drive him mad towards an invention. He finds a strange pattern-X in nature, which could prove him a world renowned person. The thirst that makes him to spend days & night sleepless. The thirst for invention and humiliation gained from last defeat in noble prize contest made him an animal of vengeance in work. 13 days later, spending half a month sleepless drives him to hallucination and insomnia. Anything with an overdose will cause severe damage. Its holds good for vijaya raghavan indeed. J.Azeer Rozar Stephen Raj