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Hide Your Smiling Faces
A film by Daniel Patrick Carbone
An atmospheric exploration of life and death in rural America, as seen through the distorted lens of youth.
Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend's mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can't fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric, 14, and Tommy, 9, to retreat into their wild surroundings.
DCP / HD • 2013 • USA • 80min • Color • Drama
A film by Beth B
Exposed profiles eight female and male artists who use their nakedness to transport us beyond the last sexual and social taboos.
A film by Atsushi Funahashi
Shiori, a young woman, faces a her beloved husband accidental death,while the industrial town she lives in barely recovered from the 3.11 tsunami.
A film by Sophie Blondy
When Iggy Pop meets Denis Lavant
Set in the dunes near the North sea, a small circus company is suffering from a serious lack of audience for their shows. The most to be worried of is the two love triangle among the troupe leading the desperate ones to call on magic and spells. Angele (Natacha Regnier), the diaphanous ballerina, her clown lover Elliot (Denis Lavant) and the circus ringmaster (Tcheky Karyo), full of cruelty and disturbed by fits of schizophrenia on one side, and Zohra (Béatrice Dalle) in love with Elliot, haunted by an uncanny conscience (Iggy pop).
DCP / HD • 2013 • France • 100min • Color • Drama
People Out There
A film by Aik Karapetian
The Beauty and the Thief
Jan, a guy in his twenties, and his friend Cracker are involved in several crimes in their neglected suburb of the city. After meeting the « golden youth » beauty Sabina, he looks for a fresh start in downtown circles, but only finds contempt. His hopes for love, compassion and opportunity are dashed by the even more ruthless rules of the bourgeois, and he comes to realize that the only one he can count on is himself.
DCP / HD • 2013 • Latvia • 90min • Color • Drama
Arrows of the Thunder Dragon
A film by Greg Sneddon
The First Bhutanese film ever made in a modern western point of view
Set in the 1970s, the story follows brother & sister Kuenphen and Jamyang learning traditional archery from their old strict warrior grandfather. Kuenphen has opportunities to further his interests while sister Jamyang must stay home to weave, cook and get married; a fate the young woman is not willing to accept without a fight. Filmed entirely on location in the breathtaking Himalaya mountains, the actors are made up of local highland village people among with are featuring current members of the famous Bhutanese Olympic women's archery team.
DCP / HD • 2013 • Bhutan/Australia • 91min • Color • Drama
A film by Alan Brown
On stage with bodies mixing
in some sensual performances
The classic tale of finding success and romance in the big city is given a contemporary spin in Alan's Brown new film, FIVE DANCES. Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer, Brown fashioned a story about Chip (Ryan Steele), an 18 year-old scholarship student from Kansas.
DCP / HD • 2012 • USA • 85min • Color • Drama
A film by Kiarash Asadizadeh
Distributing look at the iranian society
Acrid depicts the inner feelings of different couples suffering from discordances to infidelity. We travel from one character to another, young lovers or married ones, that turn out to be all linked, creating a close circle between them where trust is at stake.
DCP / HD • 2013 • Iran • 94min • Color • Drama
A film by Petra Costa
"Elena is one of the most moving, heartrending cinmatic experiences I'v ever had. Of unusual beauty, it's a film we keep turning to for a long time. It's a must see."
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse.
35MM / DCP / HD • 2012 • Brazil • 80min • Color / B&W • Documentary
Sons of the wind
A film by Bruno Le Jean
On the footsteps of Django Reinhardt
They are Angelo Debarre, Moreno, Ninine Garcia and Tchavolo Schmitt. They are guitarists. They are gypsies. They play and perpetuate the music of Django Reinhardt. They have also a certain sense of humor, of friendship and a personal way to live their life standing. Penetrating in tiptoe in their camps, their caravans or their apartments, we discover between notes and words, a community that preserves an authentic and particular way of life, a taste for difference, where in spite of difficulties, the important thing is the pleasure of playing guitar.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France • 96min • Color • Documentary
A film by Alain Minier
Starring Olivier Marchal from 36 & a Gang Story
After 15 years in prison, Jo returns to his former neighborhood - Menilmontant, a collection of high rise estates on the gritty outskirts of Paris. What used to be his patch, has completely changed; new gangs and new codes now rule this place. Jo finds it difficult to settle back into life on the outside, especially when he discovers that the woman he used to love is the mother of a 14 year old boy. Ultimately Jo must come to terms with his shady past and the endless settling of scores.
DCP / HD • 2013 • France • 92min • Color • Drama
My Father and the Men in Black
A film by Jonathan Holiff
Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. Don't miss the true stories behind the hit movie "Walk the line"!
MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is the unauthorized look at Johnny Cash in the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of his manager, the late Saul Holiff. But this is no ordinary music documentary. Shot on film, this one-of-a-kind movie directed by Saul's son, Jonathan Holiff, is driven by Johnny's and Saul's own voices. After his father's suicide in 2005, Jonathan discovered a storage locker full of never-before-published material on Johnny Cash--including 60 hours of audio diaries and telephone calls recorded in the '60 and '70s.
DCP / HD • 2013 • Canada • 90min • Color / B&W • Documentary
A film by Ricky Rijneke
A Surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death
The young Eastern European woman Csilla and her little brother Isti are travelling together without a clear destination, looking for a better life. One day Csilla wakes up inside a crashed car, in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where her brother Isti is. He is vanished without a trace. Upset and alone, without saying a word. Csilla leaves aboard a cargo ship heading to Western Europe. At sea Gábor, a self-proclaimed business man who convinced her to work for him on the ship, turns out to be a brute and a drunk.
DCP / HD • 2013 • Netherlands / Hungary • 97min • Color • Drama
All of us Guinea-Pigs now?
A film by Jean-Paul Jaud
The most complete consumer study ever done on laboratory rats regarding a Monsanto GMO
From 2009 to 2011, under a total secrecy, Professor Séralini and the *CRIIGEN led an experience on a *GMO and the herbicide Roundup. The conclusions are appalling... After Chernobyl's disaster, the invisible radioactivity reappeared in March 2011 with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. GMO's, NUCLEAR POWER: we use and accept those technologies without medical or environmental independent tests. Are we all of us guinea-pigs now?
DCP / HD • 2012 • France • 118min • Color • Documentary
The Children's Republic
A film by Flora Gomes
In a small spot in Africa, hard to find on a map, men are ruled by a political and economic system that they pick by random draw. Bribery, looting are common law that exhaust people. One day, they decide to run away from their country, scared by the wars they triggered themselves, sickened by the disasters they set off but, above all, leaving their children behind. They will have to take over it, trying to succeed where the adults failed by creating "The Children's Republic", a stable and prosperous organization.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France / Portugal • 75min • Color • Drama
A film by Saïd Ould-Khelifa
The genesis of the "Battle of Algiers"
February 15, 1956.The French government approves use of the guillotine for Algerian nationalists who have been sentenced to death. François Mitterrand is minister of justice. June 19, 1956. Ahmed Zabana, thirty year-old is executed at dawn in Algiers, making him the first person to be guillotined in the Algerian War. The blade catches twice before finally decapitating him on the third attempt. Six months later, the "Battle of Algiers" begins.
35MM / DCP / HD • 2012 • Algeria • 107min • Color • Drama
The Girl from Nowhere
A film by Jean-Claude Brisseau
A testament film
Michel, a retired math teacher, lives alone since his wife died. He spends his time writing an essay about human illusions. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and puts her up until she recovers. Her presence brings something new to Michel's life, but gradually the apartment becomes the site of mysterious happenings.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France • 91min • Color • Drama
A film by Marcos Prado
The first film by
the producer of Elite Squad
Artificial Paradises tells the love story of Nando and Erika, two young people in their early 20s, who meet and miss one another over the years. Having as background the universe of mega raves and electronic music festivals, the film portrays the maturation of its protagonists from their experiences with family and friends.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • Brazil • 96min • Color • Drama
Bad Hair Friday
A film by Andres Kõpper and Arun Tamm
The bad. The worse. And the pretty. And the ugly and the stupid and the really clueless.
At an ever-accelerating pace, this thriller / dark comedy tells the story of 8 very different groups whose paths cross in the space of 24 hours. We meet a wide range of characters - from spoiled rich brats to real bottom-feeding criminal scum, and everyone in-between. In the best traditions of Commedia dell'arte, the characters each have easily recognizable roles - although there are a few twists to throw the audience off and keep things fresh.
DCP / HD • 2012 • Estonia • 100min • Color • Black Comedy / Crime Thriller
A film by Maja Miloš
A controversial portray of contemporary teen generation along the same lines as Larry Clark's Kids
Jasna is a beautiful girl in her mid-teens, leading a crude life of the postwar generation in Serbia. With a terminally ill father and dispirited mother, she is disillusioned and angry with everyone and everything, including herself. Having a huge crush on a boy from school, she goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying, constantly filming with her mobile phone.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • Serbia • 102min • Color • Drama
A film by Alain Gomis
What's the last meaningful thing to do when you have 24 hours left to live?
This is a place where Death still sometimes warns that it is coming. It happens the day before, like a certitude that descends upon the bodies and minds of the one who has been chosen, and the people close to him. No doubting it, no fighting it. Today will be Satché's last day.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France / Senegal • 86min • Color • Drama
Gulf Stream Under The Iceberg
A film by Yevgeny Pashkevich
An erotic fairy tale of the myth of Lilith, based on ancient Oriental legends, the Talmud and the medieval books of Cabala.
This film is a philosophical parable based on novels of French writer Anatole France. It tells about the demonic mission of Lilith, Adam's first wife, striding through time and space. About the people who met her on their way, about life and death, about love, hatred and madness. Film events occur in the XVII, XIX and XXth centuries...
35mm • 2011 • Latvian / Russia • 125min • Color • Sexy Drama
A film by 7 Directors
A feature film born out of a unique Israeli/Palestinian cooperation
The project WATER is a cinematic co-operation created within the Department of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University. In 2012, a small group of Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers directed a feature film with total artistic freedom, exploring a strongly unifying subject : WATER.
WATER is a poetic and pastoral subject, but one that is also very political as well as violent in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
35mm / HD • 2012 • Israel / Palestine • 120min • Color • Drama
AS IF WE WERE CATCHING A COBRA
A film by Hala Alabdalla
Cartoonists words and emotions build a documentary witnessing Syrians and Egyptians struggle for a democratic country and a free future.
During the two years of the production of the film – from the beginning of the summer of 2010 to that of 2012 – major upheavals occurred in the Middle East, especially in the two countries the film focuses on, Egypt and Syria. It was hardly surprising that a film on the freedom of expression and its repression in these countries should be drawn into the wake of the turbulent events of the revolutions under way there.
DCP / HD • 2012 • Syria • 120min • Color • Documentary
This ain't California
A film by Marten Persiel
A Punk fairytale
A hymn to the subversive power of vitality, this fast-paced documentary takes us on a trip through the strange unknown world of the 'Rollbrettfahrer' as skateboarders were known in the GDR, a country where besides those loyal to the regime, there was also an avowed political resistance.
HD • 2012 • Germany • 90min • Color / Black&White • Documentary
213, the Gang Project
A film by Robert E. Bal
True Stories about Life and Death in L.A.
213 THE GANG PROJECT is a powerful, moving and highly stylized feature length documentary that dramatically captures the highs and horrors of Los Angeles' infamous Gang culture -- Black, White and Brown -- behind prison bars and in the streets of L.A but also follows gang members' wives.
HD • 2012 • USA • 75min • Color • Documentary
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
A film by Bob Hercules
Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of this groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones-A Good Man), the film documents how The Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement, and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores.
HD • 2012 • USA • 82min • Color • Documentary
Sons of the wind
A film by Bruno Le Jean
On the footsteps of
They are Angelo Debarre, Moreno, Ninine Garcia and Tchavolo Schmitt.
They are guitarists. They are gypsies.
They play and perpetuate the music of Django Reinhardt. They have also a certain sense of humor, of friendship and a personal way to live their life standing.
HD • 2012 • France • 96min • Color • Documentary
A film by Pablo Stoll Ward
1 Daughter + 1 Mother + 1 Father
But after 10 years of separation
For Rodolfo, life at home feels empty and cold, as if he doesn't belong there. Meanwhile, his first wife Graciela and their teenage daughter, Ana, are going through defining moments in their lives. Subtly, Rodolfo will try to slip back into the place he once had next to them and walked away from ten years ago.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • Uruguay / Argentina / Germany • 115min • Color • Familiar Comedy
Approved for Adoption
A film by Jung and Laurent Boileau
European on the head's side,
Asian on the tail's side
Approved for Adoption is a very original animation film for an original topic. The characters were developed and created in 3D, the landscapes and decorations are in 2D and the drawings are originally made by Jung. The film deals with adoption issues with tenderness and humor.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • France / Belgium • 75min • Color • Animation film
A film by Aku Louhimies
A symphony structure
of cruel love stories
Naked Harbour is a film about Finnish love : it follows several parallel stories of characters facing something irreversible, on a one grey and cold winter week, in a quest to find love and acceptance. In a world where societies expectations are high, and the pressures of everyday life create a shroud of secrecy.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • Finland • 123min • Color • Drama
A film by Miro Bilbrough
When you make love,
how many people are in the room?
Venice is having trouble with the men in her life: she breaks up with her lover and starts a brief & idyllic affair with her best friend. To her chagrin, her ex-hippy dad, camped on her sofa for a week, ignores it all, like a stranger in her life.
DCP / HD • 2012 • Australia • 89min • Color • Drama
A film by Srdjan Dragojevic
When the Magnificients 7 come back to defend a Gay Pride Parade in a whimsical Comedy
The film tells the story of former war hero and petty criminal Limun who is hired by a group of Belgrade LGBT activists to protect their planned gay pride in the Serbian capital after threats from neo-Nazi groups.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2012 • Serbian / Croatian / Slovenian / Macedonian / Montenegrin • 116min • Color • Comedy
Calm at sea
A film by Volker Schlöndorff
This authentic story recounts the events which led up to the early death of the 17-year-old French resistant, Guy Môquet
A film by Estelle Larrivaz
The fight of a battered woman
to get her children back
A film by Ç̧agla Zenzirci and Guillaume Giovanetti
An arousing quest of love
Sexual Chronicles of a french family
A film by Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold
Bodies and souls bare
in stolen moments of time
The daily life of a today's family is suddenly shaken when the youngest child, Romain, is caught masturbating and filming himself with his mobile phone in his biology class at school. From then, sex that used to be a family taboo will become the main interest and we get into the intimacy of each of them, discovering the sex life of the parents, the children aged from 18 to 22 but also the grand father's sex life.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France • 82min • Color • Comedy
Bergman & Magnani: The War of volcanoes
A film by Francesco Patierno
The story of the biggest jet-set
love scandal of all times
The War of the Volcanoes is a documentary entirely based on the rich footage depicting the intense and dramatic love story between the world's most famous actress (Ingrid Bergman), the most appreciated director by Hollywood of his time (Roberto Rossellini) and Italy's most beloved actress (Anna Magnani).
DCP / HD • 2012 • Italy • 52min • Color / B&W • Documentary
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom
A film by Ian Ayres
One of Hollywood's last silver
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom explores the man's rebellious demeanor, his struggle as a Jew in Hollywood, his difficult childhood, the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe and his failed marriages to actresses Janet Leigh and Christine Kaufman.
DCP / HD • 2012 • France • 96&55min • Color / B&W • Documentary
A film by Anne Emond
What happens after
a "1" night stand?
Anne Émond's dazzling debut feature is a bold and intimate study of a one-night stand. Clara and Nikolai meet at a sweat-soaked rave and end their night at his apartment. The first part of the film is an erotic and candid portrait of their lovemaking, When Clara tries to sneak out without saying goodbye, this typical hookup takes an unexpected turn.
35mm / DCP / HD • 2011 • Canada • 91min • Color • Drama
A film by Morteza Farshbaf
There is nothing to hide
when silence talks
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