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3 BEAUTIES  

By Carlos Caridad Montero 

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
Perla is a mother with three children: Carolina, Estefania and Salvador. She is obsessed with turning one of her daughters a beauty queen and fulfill her own childhood dream. But her desire and obsession encourage the competition among her daughters since childhood. While Salvador, the only son, is always looking for a place in the affections of his mother, who is always focused on her “two princesses”. Years later the unlimited efforts to achieve Perla’s dream will be transformed into a nightmare for both of her daughters. 

Cast:
Diana Peñalver: Perla, Josette Vidal: Estefania, Fabiola Arace: Carolina  


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A FOLD IN MY BLANKET  

By Zaza Rusadze 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlin IFF (Panorama Opening Film)
Best Feature at Queer Lisboa!
The first feature film of the Georgian film maker Zaza Rusadze will have its Georgian Premiere in Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF)!  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Dmitrij returns after studying abroad to his provincial hometown. He divides his time between his dull job at the local court of justice and his hobby: rock climbing. Dmitrij’s daily routine is interrupted when he starts to flee into his fantasy world and meets his new friend Andrej…  

Cast:
Dmitrij: Tornike Bziava, Andrej: Tornike Gogrichiani, Alexander: Avtandil Makharadze  


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ACES  

By Alfonso Zarauza 

Awards & Festivals:
Jury Award at Brussels Film Festival!
Best script, Best Cinematography and Best Music at Cine Ceará Festival!
Winner of Best Film, Best Script and Best Director awards at Premios Mestre Mateo del Audiovisual Gallego!  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Starring Lola Dueñas known for her roles in several Pedro Almodovar’s films and in Alejandro Amenabar’s Oscar-winning “The Sea Inside”. And Luis Tosar known for the spanish films “Cell 211”, “Sleep Tight” or “Even The Rain”.

Synopsis:
Neneta lives without responsibilities or plans in a motor home on the coast of Spain. When her partner, 'Wolf', disappears without explanation she decides to go back to her hometown in Galicia. All are difficulties, coming back to her mother, finding a job. Until she gets an offer to be a construction worker. With courage and sense of humor she overcomes the hard work and being a woman in a man world. She grows stronger and independent as her group is beginning to be known as 'The Aces' for their ability to be the fastest workers around. She starts dating an old friend, get along with her mother and stabilize her life. But 'Wolf' comes back and she must confront the decision to run with... 

Cast:
Lola Dueñas: Neneta, Luis Tosar. Lobo, Ledicia Sola: Nina  


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AIRE LIBRE  

By Anahí Berneri  

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Main Competition in San Sebastian IFF
International Premiere at World Contemporary Cinema in Toronto IFF!  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: The director of “A Year Without Love” (Teddy Award at Berlin), “Encarnación”, (Innovation Award in Toronto Film Festival). Starring Leonardo Sbaraglia (Wild Tales).

Synopsis:
Manuel (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and Lucia (Celeste Cid) are married and decide to build a house outside the city. They settle in Lucia's mother house but Manuel finds an excuse to flee and take refuge in his parents’ home. Although they don’t want to admit it, they begin to live separated and distance themselves emotionally. Building a place to reconnect to each other seems difficult while the unspoken rupture begins to affect the one person they both want to protect: their son. 

Cast:
Leonardo Sbaraglia: Manuel, Celeste Cid: Lucía, Fabiana Cantilo: Lucía's mother  


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ATLANTIDA  

By INES MARÍA BARRIONUEVO 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition for Best First Feature at Berlinale 2014!
World Premiere at the Berlinale 2014, in the GENERATION section!
Special Mention for Best Feature Film at Queer Lisboa!  

Genre: Coming of Age, LGBT

Synopsis:
Argentina 1987. It is a hot summer day and a long awaited storm is slowly approaching town. Lucia and her sister Elena are alone. Elena’s friends are fighting the heat at the local swimming pool where gossip is the major sport. Elena joins Ignacio, a doctor that twice her age. Lucia, meanwhile, meets Ana, a friend of his sister and together go to the outskirts. The two sisters live an afternoon of initiation. Lucia and Elena are left to their own desires. A desire that begins and ends in that stormy afternoon, and nothing will be the same for them. 

Cast:
Melisa Romero: Lucia, Florencia Decall: Elena, Sol Zavala: Ana  


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AUTUMN  

By Özcan Alper 

Awards & Festivals:
Locarno IFF (Art & Essai CICAE Prize)
Adana FF (Best Film & Special Jury Award)
Sarajevo IFF
MedFF Rome (Special Mention)
Festival on Wheels (Silver Goose & Best Film)
Film Festival Rotterdam
Götheborg IFF
Cinequest
Sofia IFF
LA FF
Trento Film Festival (Golden Gentian Award)
Vancouver International...  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Ten Years after being sentenced to jail as a 22-year-old university student, Yusuf returns to his village in the eastern Black Sea region. Welcomed only by his elderly mother, the only person he sees regularly is his childhood friend Mikail. Going with Mikail to a tavern, Yusuf meets Eka, a beautiful Georgian hooker. Neither timing nor circumstances are right for these two people from different worlds to be together. For all that, love becomes a final desperate attempt to grasp life and elude loneliness. With the 1990s as a backdrop, the film at once documents and criticizes a slice of recent history, exposing the irony, ruthlessness and reality of the period. 

Cast:
Onur Saylak, Megi Koboladze, R. Gulefer Yenigul  


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BABY STEPS  

By Barney Cheng 

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Log Line:
Danny and his boyfriend Tate long to have a baby. When Danny’s mother, Ma, finds out about his plans she is horrified by the idea to hire a surrogate that would carry her first awaited grandchild. 

Synopsis:
Danny and his boyfriend Tate long to have a baby. When Danny’s mother (Ma) finds out about his plans, she is horrified by the idea of hiring a surrogate to carry her first awaited grandchild. Ma tries to stop Danny. However when she understands that he is determined, she starts to control every aspect of the process. The foursome (Danny, Tate, Ma and the surrogate) must travel thousands of miles to Bangkok for the embryo transfer. The emotionally exhausting journey inevitably pulls Danny and Ma apart, as she still has unresolved issues about Danny being gay and the non-traditional family that they are starting. 

Cast:
Ah-Leh Gua: Ma, Barney Cheng: Danny, Michael Adam Hamilton: Tate  


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BEAT DOWN  

By Deanne Foley  

Genre: Comedy, Family

Synopsis:
Fran White is sweet eighteen years old and a real firecracker. More than anything, Fran dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. Her single-father Whitey is a former-pro (known as White Lightning in the ring) with broken dreams of his own and is dead set against Fran wrestling. Fran is determined though and when Whitey’s old rival Dark Thunder comes to town, she runs away to join his tour. For her first time she meets her mother, a sexy ex-wrestler. Whitey is devastated and while he tries to get his daughter and his wife back, Fran wrestles for her dreams... 

Cast:
Robb Wells , Marthe Bernard , Tony Nappo  


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BEATRIZ’S WAR  

By Bety Reis & Luigi Acquisto 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Film at International Film Festival of India!
Gold Award for Features - Cinema and Judges' Choice Award for 2013 for director of photography, Valeriu Campan in Australia  

Genre: Drama

Log Line:
The first feature film from one of the world’s newest nations. 

Synopsis:
East Timor’s historic first feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz, is the haunting, passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. It is a bold reworking of the 16th century French ‘Martin Guerre’ story. In this adaptation the original story is transposed to Portuguese Timor during the Indonesian occupation of the small nation. Sixteen years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she’d lost or is he an impostor?  

Cast:
Beatriz: Irim Tolentino, Teresa: Augusta Soares, Tomas: Jose Da Costa  


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BEAUTIFUL CRAZY  

By Chi Yuarn Lee 

Awards & Festivals:
Mannheim-Heidelberg (Special Mention Award)
Tokyo (Wind of Asia Award)
Taipei (In Competition)
Rotterdam
Hong Kong GLBT
Torino GLBT a.o  

Genre: Romance, Drama

Synopsis:
Before they could figure out what was happening, Xiao-Bu finds herself in a cat fight with Angel over a cigarette, Amy sleeps with Xiao-Bu’s boxer boyfriend, and Angel kisses Xiao-Bu. What could be worse? All three girls fall in love, feel hurt, forget and have experiences that are as random as 17 year-old Xiao-Bu’s coin toss which decides her future relationship with Angel. 

Cast:
Angel - Angel Yao, Xiao - Bu Amiya Lee, Amy - Chien-Hui Liao  


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BEHOLD THE LAMB  

By John McIlduff  

Awards & Festivals:
Galway
Karlovy Vary
Toronto
Pusan
Festival du nouveau cinema Montreal
Bergen
Dinard (In Competition)
Arras (BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)
Thessaloniki (BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
In an attempt to save the neck of his junkie son Joe, Eddie agrees to do a mysterious pick up with the help of Joe’s girlfriend Liz. The two head off across mid Ulster and eventually find themselves in possession of a lamb. En-route they fumble their way through a series of comic, tragic and disturbing adventures; Liz, struggling with her own drug addiction, crippling sensitivity and desire to connect with her disabled son who lives with foster parents. Eddie, an overweight and depressed ex accountant does his best to assume the role of a drug trafficker but his constant cradling of the lamb and love of bird watching doesn’t do a lot for his tough guy image. In between moments of... 

Cast:
Liz: Aoife Duffin , Eddie: Nigel O’Neill, Joe: Michael Mason  


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BEING IN THE WORLD  

By Tao Ruspoli 

Synopsis:
Once upon a time there was a world full of meaning, focused by exemplary figures in the form of gods and heroes, saints and sinners. How did we lose them, or, might they still be around, in the form of modern day masters, in fields like sports, music, craft and cooking. Are these masters able to inspire us and bring back a sense of wonder, possibly even of the sacred?

Join world renowned philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, along with a generation of philosophers he inspired, as they take us on a riveting journey of ideas, tackling some of the deepest philosophical issues of our time. In this enlightening trip, we learn what is unique about human beings that allows us to take the risks necessary to learn skills, and how an appreciation of mastery can help us recover a meaningful world. Travel... 


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BIG MAMMA'S BOY  

By Franco Di Chiera 

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Synopsis:
Rocco has it all: a great job in real estate, a hot car and a woman who will do anything for him and loves him unconditionally—his mum. But when he meets the gorgeous Katie, Rocco realises that he needs to make some changes. Enlisting the help of his zany neighbour Mrs. Cotoletta, Rocco attempts to counteract his image as a big mamma’s boy, and to discover the key to Katie’s heart.

Combining some of Australia’s best comedic talent including George Kapiniaris (acropolis now), Maria Venuti (pizza) and Costas Kilias (the castle, the wog boy) with sincere storytelling, BIG MAMMA’S BOY is a light-hearted comedy about life, love...and lasagna. 

Cast:
Frank Lotito , Holly Valance, Carmelina di Guglielmo  


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BLACK FIELD  

By Vardis Marinakis 

Awards & Festivals:
Sevilla (Silver Girandillo Award and Best Actress)
Hellenic Film Academy Award (Best Cinematography and Sets)
Mumbai (Special Jury Award for Technical Excellence))
Cinema Tous Ecrans (Youth Jury Award)
InsideOut Toronto (Best Film)

FESTIVALS
Karlovy Vary
Puchon
Chicago
Palm Springs (New Voices/New...  

Genre: Epic, Drama

Synopsis:
BLACK FIELD is set in 1654, when Greece was under Ottoman Empire occupation. A Janissary (a Greek warrior recruited by force at a small age from his Christian family to serve at the Turkish army) arrives heavily wounded at a remote Christian female monastery. He is nursed by Anthi, a young Greek nun who has taken an oath of silence. They fall in love against all odds. But Anthi is tormented by a dark secret soon to be revealed: she is, in fact, a boy who grew up as a girl hidden in the monastery, in order to avoid being captured and becoming a Janissary.
The two lovers escape to the nearby forest, in search of freedom from society’s constraints and lose themselves in a dreamlike reality... 

Cast:
Anthi: Sofia Georgovassili, Jannisary: Christos Passalis, Abbess: Despoina Bebedeli  


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BLESSED EVENTS  

By Isabelle Stever  

Awards & Festivals:
Torino Film Festival 2010
Hof Intl. Film Festival 2010
BFI London Film Festival 2010
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2010  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
New Year’s Eve, Simone decides to go out alone. The next morning, she wakes up in a strange car, next to a strange man. Few weeks later, she discovers she’s pregnant. By coincidence, she runs into the stranger again – the handsome Hannes – and is surprised to find out that, contrary to her expectations, he’s actually happy about the pregnancy and wants to live with her. Could this be the face of happiness?

While Hannes works in a hospital at a palliative care station, nursing to the dying with extraordinary tenderness, Simone renovates their shared, little home. An attractive neighbor fuels Simone’s jealousy. The larger Simone’s belly grows and the more extensively Hannes’ integrity... 

Cast:
Simone: Annika Kuhl, Hannes: Stefan Rudolf, Herbert: Arno Frisch  


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BLIND COMPANY  

By Alkinos Tsilimidos 

Awards & Festivals:
Melbourne IFF
World Film Festival Montreal  

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Synopsis:
BLIND COMPANY tells the story of Geoff Brewster, a middle-aged man who has retreated to the family’s isolated, coastal shack to die in peace. He is also going blind. Geoff spends his days walking on the beach and leaving tape-recorded confessions to his estranged wife, Sally. But Geoff’s solitude is interrupted when his Porsche driving nephew, Josh, turns up and decides to stay. Tension fills the shack as Josh’s strange behaviour sets Geoff on edge and when Sally arrives for her weekly cleaning, the shack is ready to explode. Sally encourages Geoff to audition for an amateur production of Hamlet and Geoff takes to Hamlet like Olivier. But Geoff goes totally blind. The arrival of two... 

Cast:
Geoff: Colin Friels, Josh: Nick Barkla, Gloria: Gloria Ajenstat  


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BLOWFISH  

By Chi Yuarn Lee 

Awards & Festivals:
Taipei (In Competition)
Montreal
Warsaw (In Competition)
Geneva Cinema Tous Ecrans (FIPRESCI and TITRA FILM AWARDS)
Sao Paulo
Stockholm
Mannheim-Heidelberg
 

Genre: Romance

Synopsis:
Xiao-Zhun's world is like the elevator she operates in a department store: static, polite, low-key. When she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, the shy girl decides to find a better home for her pet blowfish. A lonely baseball coach purchases the blowfish at an internet auction. He is waiting in his trashed home for his wife, who left him. When Xiao-Zhun takes the Blowfish across town to his house, they make passionate love in the surreal blue light of his aquarium. She stays with him, but their love staggers like a blowfish… until one day, the Coach finally wants to learn this girl’s real name. 

Cast:
Xiao-Zhun: Vicci Pan , Coach: Kang Jen Wu , Goldy: Yi Ching Lu  


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BLUE AND NOT SO PINK  

By Miguel Ferrari 

Awards & Festivals:
Audience Award at Skip City Film Festival!
Best Male Feature at Amsterdam LGBT Film Festival!
Goya Award for Best Foreign Film!
Best Director at Andalesgai!
Audience award "Goldene Perle" for best feature film at Perlen Film Festival!  

Genre: LGBT, Feel-Good Drama

Synopsis:
Diego is a guy like any other one. He has a regular family and his friends don’t have anything special. But there is something that makes him different. He has a heterosexual son. One father, one son. Both of them will need to fix their differences. Everything depends on how you look at it. 

Cast:
Guillermo García: Diego , Ignacio Montes: Armando , Hilda Abrahamz: Delirio  


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BREADCRUMBS  

Synopsis:
On learning that she has become a grandmother, Liliana Pereira returns to her home country to face her past. A troubled past which has caused her persecution, kidnapping, torture, rape and years of imprisonment under a military dictatorship, as well as the loss of custody of her only child. A victim along with other women of systematic and ruthless aggression, she continues to take strength from the mutual support between them, from their uncalculated and tenacious solidarity, in order to continue fighting. Now Liliana has no choice but to choose between what her heart desires and what her conscience dictates. 


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BROKEN GLASS PARK  

By Bettina Blümner 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Film at the Bolzano Cinema Days
International Premiere at Buster Copenhagen IFF (Denmark)  

Genre: Coming of Age, Drama

Synopsis:
Teenage Sascha has two dreams: to write a novel about her dead mother and to take revenge on her stepfather who brutally murdered her. When she meets the newspaper editor Volker, he invites her to come to his and his son's place. A subtle love triangle enrols which helps Sascha to find her personal way of growing up. 

Cast:
Jasna Fritzi Bauer: Sascha Neimann, Ulrich Noethen: Volker Trebur, Vladimir Burlakov: Peter  


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BUZZARD  

By Joel Potrykus 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition - Filmmakers of the Present (Locarno IFF)
Special Mention from the Independent Juries and Prices at Locarno Film Festival!
BEST FEATURE at Lausanne Underground Film Festival!
Fipresci Prize at Ljubljana Film Festival!
Selected in “Bright Future” section at Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival!  

Genre: Dark Comedy, Drama

Highlight: The director, Joel Potrykus, won Best Emerging director and Special Mention for Best First Feature at Locarno 2012 for his film “Ape”. BUZZARD, his second feature, will play in the Filmmakers of the Present competition at Locarno 2014.

Synopsis:
Marty is a bored temp at a mortgage office, out to get what he feels he deserves in life. He is a small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting growing paranoia forces him to hide out in his co-worker's basement for a week. Marty’s anxiety is mixed with juvenile basement parties that eventually trigger him to flee to Detroit and spend his nights either at a derelict motel, or a place of luxury, depending on what’s in his pocket at the time. Marty’s misdirected paranoia reaches a nihilistic state. He is now quite literally a man willing to draw blood from those he sees as the bloodsuckers. 

Cast:
Joshua Burge: Marty Jackitansky, Joel Potrykus: Derek  


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CHAIKA  

By Miguel Ángel Jiménez 

Awards & Festivals:
IN COMPETITION for "NEW DIRECTORS" at San Sebastian Film Festival
Chaika' Wins Top Honor at Japan's Skip City Festival  

Genre: Love-Story

Synopsis:
Chaika is a love story between a prostitute and a loser sailor, rebuilt between two seasons: the eternal winter of Siberia and the summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan. Young Tursyn comes back home to face what remains of his family: an old nomad about to die and a shipwrecked father. Both of them will bring back the vague memories that Tursyn has of his mother. Chaika is the adventure of joining those memories that life left scattered in the most hidden paramo, almost in the end of the world. 

Cast:
Ahysa: Salome Demuria , Asylbek: Giorgi Gabunia , Tursyn boy: Aytuar Issayev  


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CIUDAD DELIRIO  

By Chus Gutiérrez 

Awards & Festivals:
Cartagena International Film Festival (Opening Film)
Best Director at Latin Beat Film Festival in Tokyo!
Closing Film at Chicago Latino Film Festival!
Audience Award at San Diego Latino Film Festival!
 

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Highlight: A salsa musical romance with more than 200 professional dancers including world champions, choreographies by Blanca Li (choreographer of Beyonce, JP Gaultier and Prada Advertisings, Almodovar’s films, etc) and 3000 extras.

Synopsis:
Javier, a shy Spanish doctor in a business trip, meets Angie, a beautiful Colombian dancer and owner of a Salsa school. Returning to Madrid, Javier does not feel right with his life and encouraged by his best friend comes back to Colombia to settle there for a while. Angie is working with her talented young dancers to make an audition to be part of DELIRIO: the most famous salsa show in the world. Javier and Angie will meet again, and live an impossible romance between two cultures, full of obstacles and misunderstandings, immersed in the world of salsa dancers in the town where dancing is the goal, the dream and life. 

Cast:
Carolina Ramirez: Angie, Julián Villagrán: Javier, Jorge Herrera: Vaso De Leche  


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CYANIDE  

By Séverine Cornamusaz  

Genre: Feel-Good, Family

Synopsis:
Thirteen-year-old Achille waits full of hope for his father to be released from prison. A father whom he has never known and whom he has always imagined in his fantasy. His dream of a life as a real family is put to the test: on the one hand, by his mother who is tired of waiting and, on another by his inadequate father who has lost all sense of responsibility after so many years in jail.  

Cast:
Roy Dupuis: Joe , Sabine Timoteo: Pénélope , Alexandre Etzlinger: Achille  


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DIRTY MIND  

By Pieter van Hees 

Awards & Festivals:
Karlovy Vary IFF
L’Étrange Festival
Reykjavik IFF
Oldenburg IFF
Netherland Film Festival
Fantastic Fest
Festival du nouveau cinema Montreal
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (in compentition)
Cinémascience Festival (Grand Jury Prize and Jury Prize for Young Researchers)  

Genre: Action-Comedy

Synopsis:
Diego has always been number two in the stuntman team with his brother, till he gets injured in an accident and wakes up as the cool and fearless Tony T. Jaana, an ambitious neurologists working on her doctor theses, sees in him a typical case of Frontal Syndrome and wants to cure him. But Tony doesn’t want to be cured right away. He becomes a top stuntman and wins the respect of his family. Women find it hard to resist Tony’s disarming straightforwardness. Except that one woman Tony feels increasingly attracted to: Jaana. Tony’s dilemma grows when he notices his exuberant behaviour is getting him more and more enemies: his brother, who fears he is being outshined, his mother, who thinks... 

Cast:
Diego / Tony T.: Wim Helsen, Cisse: Robby Cleiren, David Vandewoestijne: Peter van den Begin  


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DUAL  

By Nejc Gazvoda 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition for the Maguey Awards in Guadalajara IFF!
In competition in the section “Central and Eastern European” at Cleveland International Film Festival!
Will represent Slovenia at the 17th European Union Film Festival in Chicago (7th March to 3rd April). Eligible for the Best Film Audience...  

Genre: LGBT, Romance

Log Line:
Two languages. Two people in love. One secret. 

Synopsis:
An airplane technical problem makes plane from Denmark heading to Greece lands at a Slovene airport. All passengers are being taken to a hotel in Ljubljana. Among then, Iben (25), a quiet young Danish girl. She meets Tina (25), who drives a shuttle as a summer job. Iben asks Tina to take her for a midnight drive around the town... They grow closer, at a different time in their life: one is hiding a big secret and the other is simply trying to find her place in the world. 

Cast:
Nina Rakovec - Tina, Mia Jexen - Iben, Jure Henigman - Matic  


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ELEPHANT HEART  

By Züli Aladag 

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
It is not easy for Marco Stemper. Together with his family he lives in a suburban colony of high-rise flats near Duisburg, his father is alcoholic, with his excesses he tyrannizes mother and sister. Marco only finds respect in boxing, his great passion. The 19 year old teen is the most talented amateur boxer in his club. His deficit: Marko has not got technique, he simply trashes down his rivals in the ring. Fortunately he has Bülent, his best friend. He coaches nearly every day with him. Together they dream of a career as box professionals.

One day Gerd Hermsbach, a locale demi-monde celebrity, offers him a pro-career. Marko sees his chance to flee from the family’s misery and to be independent. Torn between the pressure of Hermsbach and his shattered family, Marco is in danger to... 


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FAREWELL TO THE MOON  

By Dick Tuinder 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Image Awards and PRIME TV Prize of Best Film in Brussels Film Festival!
International Premiere, in competition at Brussels Film Festival!
World Premiere and in main competition at Rotterdam IFF 2014!  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
It's the hot summer of 1972. On the 9th floor of a tower block in a small town, the sixties finally kick in: a new resident, an artist moves in. Duch’s dad moves in with her. Soon everything will change for this 12 year old boy. Meanwhile he focuses on his passions: the manned missions to the moon and his beautiful, Valium addicted neighbor. Inevitably, their lives will collide and none will ever be the same. 

Cast:
Ward Jansen: Duch, Marcel Hensema: Bob, Lotte Proot: Piet  


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FINNISH TANGO  

By Buket Alakus 

Awards & Festivals:
Film Festival Emden Norderney
"Festival des Deutschen Films" in Ludwigshafen
Berlin & Beyond
Cinequest Film Festival
Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival
Open Film Festival "Golden Brig"  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
FINNISH TANGO is a comedy that tells the story of someone, who moved out into the world to find an easy time all the while learning to become a human being. Alex is a passionate but unsuccessful musician. He is not a nice guy. After he steels a fully loaded tourbus of a death metal band with two of his band-colleagues, it comes to a momentous accident. Tommy, the drummer, dies and Alex is thrown over with Steini, the guitarist. While searching for a job, he finds out about a theater-group with handicapped people who are looking for another actor to play in their staging of “The Three Musketeers”. He meets weird, open and lovable people, who welcome him warmly in their midst. He manages to... 

Cast:
Alex: Christoph Bach, Lotte: Mira Bartuschek, Rudolph: Fabian Busch  


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FLOCKING  

By Beata Gårdeler 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Berlin Int’l Film Festival in the section “Generation”!
Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Film at Berlinale Generation 14Plus!  

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Synopsis:
A small Swedish community which seems idyllic on the surface. But when 14 years-old Jennifer claims to have been raped by classmate Alexander, everything changes. The rumor rapidly spreads throughout the community. And more and more people are convinced that Jennifer is lying. This is the beginning of a stirred up lynch chase in which an entire community turns against a young girl and her family. A brutal collective where evidence and decisions of court mean nothing and where grown up people lay down their own rules and laws. Nothing is going too far. The only thing that matters is sticking with the flock.  

Cast:
Fatime Azemi: Jennifer, John Ristu: Alexander, Eva Melander: Susanne  


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FLYING HOME  

By Dominique Deruddere 

Genre: Romance, Drama

Highlight: Starring Jamie Dornan (protagonist of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which will be released in 2015)

Synopsis:
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. 

Cast:
Jamie Dornan: Colin Montgomery, Charlotte De Bruyne: Isabelle Pauwels, Jan Decleir: Jos Pauwels  


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Gangs of Tooting Broadway  

By Dev Shanmugam 

Genre: Action, Crime

Synopsis:
24 hours before the Tamil protests outside the Houses of Parliament, Arun returns home from a long absence to stop his younger brother Ruthi from participating in a criminal act that could ruin his life. Whilst the Tamil society is voicing their pain against the Genocide in Sri Lanka, Arun, who has Tamil roots himself, meets his old flame Kate and his friendship with gang leader Karuna threatens to suck him back into a violent world he left behind.

A fast paced crime drama that highlights a rarely seen gang culture of Sri Lankan Tamil Gangs – whose infamy to Scotland Yard is such that they have their own task force dedicated to stopping them… 

Cast:
Arun Villavaraja: Nav Sidhu , Kate Fellows: Elizabeth Henstridge , Ruthi Villavaraja: Kabelan Verlkumar  


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GARBAGE PRINCE  

By Raimo O Niemi  

Genre: Youth, Love-Story

Synopsis:
Jed’s life is perfect, almost too perfect. Successful parents, lots of friends and success at school promise him a rosy future. However...Jed decides to leave it all behind. Without a plan, he gets on a train and ends up in a small, dead-end town in Finland.

Jed rambles around looking for a job. His only friend is a stray dog named Jesse James. Together they bump into Veera, an eccentric widow who takes care of a cranky group of outsiders. When autumn and cold weather arrive, Jed and Jesse get a new home in her house on a hill.

Money runs out and reality bites but Jed does not give up. Finally he finds a job as a garbage truck driver’s assistant with a curmudgeon who’s been bitten by the ballroom dancing bug. Jed starts to become rooted in the city even if he doesn’t want to.

Of... 

Cast:
Jed: Jon-Jon Geitel, Lulu: Pihla Maalismaa!, Saastamoinen: Heikki Silvennoinen  


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GET MARRIED IF YOU CAN  

By Marco Polo Constandse 

Awards & Festivals:
Nominated for Best Female Revelation at the 2015 Mexican Diosas de Plata!  

Genre: Comedy

Highlight: Box Office hit in Mexico! - Third highest-grossing film of all time – Starring Martha Higadera (Street Kings, Amar te duele), Luis Gerardo Méndez (Cantinflas) and Michel Brown (Pasión de Gavilanes – TV)

Synopsis:
Ana is obsessed with her big dream wedding. Daniela is focused on her career, no time for marriage. When Ana finds out her fiancé is cheating on her, and Daniela falls in love with her best friend, they discover that the only true path to marriage is love. 

Cast:
Martha Higareda: Ana Paula , Miri Higareda: Daniela , Luis Gerardo Méndez: Gustavo  


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GUARANI  

By Luis Zorraquín 

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Winner of the European Vision Award at Ventana Sur (Work in Progress)

Synopsis:
Atilio lives with his granddaughter Iara. When he discovers that Iara‘s mother, Helena, is awaiting a son, he decides to go to a long journey and cross borders, with the aim to bring the baby in the Guarani land. 

Cast:
Emilio Barreto: Atilio, Jazmin Bogarín: Iara  


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HANNA'S JOURNEY  

By Julia von Heinz  

Awards & Festivals:
In competition in the section "ReelWomenDirect at Cleveland International Film Festival!
In competition at the European Film Market for the German Film Award aka LOLA!
US Premiere in Berlin & Beyond IFF  

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Synopsis:
Hanna goes to Israel in order to push her career by working with disabled people. Itay, the israeli social worker picks on Hanna with Holocaust jokes and cynical comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. She initially reacts with rejection, but after a while she becomes interested in her family's history, and also in Itay… 

Cast:
Hanna: Karoline Schuch, Itay: Doron Amit, Maja: Lore Richter  


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HAWAII  

By Marco Berger 

Awards & Festivals:
BAFICI (Argentine Competition)
Spanish Premiere at LesGaiCineMad (31/10-11/11) , in competition for Audience and Jury Awards!  

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Synopsis:
Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship. 

Cast:
Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón  


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HEMEL  

By Sacha Polak  

Awards & Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival (1st Feature Competition) FIPRESCI
IN COMPETITION at Mostra Sao Paulo.
IN COMPETITION at Molodist Kyiv Int. Film Festival.
IN COMPETITION at Copenhagen Film Festival (CPH PIX) .
IN COMPETITION at Buenos Aires Film Festival (BAFICI)
WINNER of the "FIPRESCI (International...  

Genre: Erotic-Drama

Synopsis:
Hemel has lived closely with her father Gijs since the death of her mother. Gijs has an endless string of women attached to him, but Hemel feels that none of them is a threat to their exclusive relationship.

This changes when Gijs falls in love with the young auctioneer Sophie. Meanwhile Hemel fights a guerrilla war with every man in town, looking for the difference between sex and love. 

Cast:
Hemel: Hannah Hoekstra, Gijs: Hans Dagelet, Sophie: Rifka Lodeizen  


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HOW TO DESCRIBE A CLOUD  

By David Verbeek 

Awards & Festivals:
Rotterdam (Nominated for The Big Screen Award)
International Premiere in Karlovy Vary - In Forum Independent Competition
In competition at Chicago International Film Festival
International Premiere in Karlovy Vary - In Forum Independent Competition  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
When the mother of Liling becomes blind, her daughter is lured back to the small island where she came from. By means of language she tries to connect her mother with the world again. Also in the big city, where she has a strange friendship with an older artist, she becomes more aware of the value of her imagination. This increases the attraction for the inexplicable. Lilling is drawn into mystery. 

Cast:
Lu Huang , Yi Ching Lu , Pong Fong Wu  


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IMPLOSION  

By Sören Voigt  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Thomas and his father Niels spend their summer holidays at the Spanish coast. But their father and son time out takes a turn when a boat with African refugees sinks close to their hotel. One of them is 20-year-old Djamile. On a motorbike tour Thomas runs into Djamile and quickly decides to hide her from the Spanish authorities and the smugglers who brought her to Europe. When Niels and Angelica, Thomas’ teacher and his father’s love affair, learn about Thomas’ secret the situation is getting even more explosive. Niels does not support his son’s plans at all. Naive but passionate Thomas struggles to find a way to save Djamile. Deeper and deeper, he explores an unknown world of desperation, hope, greed, violence, betrayal, sorrow and... love. 

Cast:
Sven Gielnik: Thomas, Eye Haidara: Djamile, Carolina Clemente: Angélica  


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INTERNET JUNKIE   

By Alexander Katzowicz 

Genre: Dark Comedy, Erotic

Highlight: From the producer of "Amores Perros". Starring Antonio Birabent (Wild Tango), Angela Molina (That Obscure Object of Desire; The Things of Love) and special appearance of Arturo Ripstein (Director of No One Writes to the Colonel, The Queen of the Night)

Synopsis:
Many stories happen simultaneously through Internet. In the real world, people are lonely, isolated, desperate for finding love, friendship and tenderness. They project themselves as superheroes, with infinity of friends and hypersex. They live asphyxiated in front of their machines, unable to live with the people that surround them, exasperated for finding a pinch of love in the fantasy of the net. Outside the virtual world, they do not exist. 

Cast:
Antonio Birabent: Coronel, Nicolás Baksht: Martín, Ángela Molina: Beatríz  


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JACKIE  

By Antoinette Beumer 

Awards & Festivals:
Shanghai Int'l Film Festival - Panorama
Winner of the Golden Arena Award for Best Film at the 60th Pula International Film Festival  

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis:
Sofie and Daan (33) are fraternal twins, but that is all they have in common - except for their two fathers, who raised them. One day, their biological mother Jackie calls from a hospital in the U.S. with a complicated fractured leg needing their help. The sisters travel to the U.S. and are disappointed by reality: Jackie is a stern woman who doesn’t seems to have any interest in her daughters. Nevertheless, they embark on a trip across the desert of New Mexico to get Jackie to the rehabilitation centre. On the road in Jackie’s old and shabby RV, this becomes an adventurous and life-changing journey filled with confrontations, challenges and surprises... 

Cast:
Jackie: Holly Hunter , Sofie: Carice van Houten , Daan: Jelka van Houten  


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JORDAN  

By Stuart Hynson Culpepper 

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Synopsis:
Five-year-old Jordan rides peacefully in the back seat of her mother's car during a cross-country road trip - until they swerve to avoid a deer on a dark mountain road -- and the small girl is faced with a series of challenges that change her life forever.

Their car plunges into a deep ravine, and Jordan's mother is trapped in the wreckage. Miraculously emerging with only minor injuries, Jordan promises to bring help, making a harrowing journey through the dark forest, where she is forced to confront dangers both wild and human.

Jordan finally manages to reach a small New Mexico town and find its Native American Sheriff, Gil Lujan. But Lujan's search for Jordan’s missing mother leads to emptiness…as if there never was an accident.

Finally, Lujan receives word that Jordan’s mother... 

Cast:
Gil Lujan: Gregory Zaragoza, Natalia: Liezl Carstens, Jordan: Isabel Kate Culpepper  


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KADA KIEN SU KARMA  

By Leon Serment 

Awards & Festivals:
Guadalajara Film Festival  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Eva tries to rebuild her life after her husband, Joaquin, abandons her for a sexy younger woman. When an accident leaves Joaquin needing constant care, Eva takes him into her home and debates whether to punish or forgive him for his past cruelty. 

Cast:
Eva: Blanca Guerra, Joaquin: José Alonso, Jazmin: Rocio Verdejo  


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KID  

By Fien Troch 

Awards & Festivals:
Magritte Award for Best Flemish Film in Coproduction!
Nominated for the Belgian Magritte du Cinéma! Best Belgian co-production Best Scenario Best Male Newcomer for Bent Simons
Winner of "Best film" and "Best musical creation" (to Senjan Jansen) in Festival International du Film d'Aubagne!  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Kid, a little boy, lives whit his mother and his slightly older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. Since their father abandoned them a few years previously, they have had to fend for themselves, and their finances are in ruins. Then fate strikes. The two little boys have to move with their uncle and aunt. Kid misses his mother more than ever, and wants to be with her again. 

Cast:
Kid: Bent Simons, Billy: Maarten Meeusen, Mother: Gabriele Carizzo  


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La Tirisia  

By Jorge Pérez Solano 

Awards & Festivals:
Karlovy Vary 2014 (Main Competition)
Guadalajara International Film Festival (Best Actor – Gustavo Sánchez Parra)
Golden Alexander (Best Feature Film Award) at Thessaloniki International Film Festival !
Selected in “Bright Future” section at Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival!
Roger Ebert Award at Chicago...  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Starring Gustavo Sanchez Parra (“Amores Perros”, “The Legend of Zorro”, etc.)

Synopsis:
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. 

Cast:
Gustavo Sánchez Parra: Silvestre, Adriana Paz: Cheba, Noé Hernández: Canelita  


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LIFE IN ONE DAY  

By Mark de Cloe 

Awards & Festivals:
Rome Film Fest
Monterrey Intl. Film Festival(Best Cinematography)  

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Synopsis:
In a world where a human life lasts only one day, and so everything only happens once, Benny and Gini lose their hearts to one another and feel one day is not enough.

There is one way out: they can flee to hell – a world where you can get drunk, stay in love, have sex and stay together for the rest of your life.

Benny and Gini want to take this chance and commit a murder. For this terrible act they’re sentenced to death. But during the execution something goes wrong and the two lovers do not arrive in hell at the same time. Now they desperately have to search for each other in this new world of repetition. 

Cast:
Benny: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Gini: Loïs Dols de Jong, Scant: Tygo Gernandt  


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LILET NEVER HAPPENED   

By Jacco Groen 

Awards & Festivals:
IN COMPETITION at Warsaw Film Festival.
Winner of "UNG Film Award" in Kristiansand Int. Film Festival
Russian Premiere in Moscow Int'l Film Festival - Minor Dutch Artists
Winner of the "Golden Castle" and the ASPI prize in Castellinaria FF (Switzerland)!
Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast at the...  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A character driven story about a 13 year old Philippine-American girl struggling to survive in the streets of Manila. Social worker, Claire, tries to save her but this hard headed girl thinks she can take her life in her own hands.

The film is based on interviews with Lilet, a little girl, who became Manila’s most famous street child. 

Cast:
Lilet: Sandy Talag, Claire: Johanna ter Steege, John: John Arcilla  


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LOW LIGHTS  

By Ignas Miškinis 

Awards & Festivals:
Won “Best Film” and Dainius Gavenonis (as Tadas) “Best Actor” at the “Silver Crane cinema and television film awards 2009”.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition)
Warsaw International Film Festival (in competition)
Hamburg IFF
Karlovy Vary IFF (in competition)
Warsaw IFF (in...  

Genre: Road Movie, Drama

Synopsis:
TADAS (30) is a yuppie. Yet with a wife, good job, a nice flat in a modern block and a new sedan, his life is completely joyless. He has no friends, does not care much for his career anymore and his wife is having an affair. Tadas is too weak to change anything and is stuck in a groove.

One ordinary workday, by chance, Tadas meets his former classmate. LINAS seems to be a self-confident womanizer, an “expert” of some indeterminate field, a free-living soul doing whatever he wants. Seeking to lighten up Tadas‘ dull life, Linas offers to take him “night driving”.

Nighttime. The guys drive in Tadas‘ car around the emptying city. They take only two litres of pertol in a gas station just... 

Cast:
Tadas: Dainius Gavenonis, Laura: Julia Maria Köhler, Linas: Jonas Antanélis  


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LUK'S LUCK  

By Ayse Polat 

Awards & Festivals:
Hof Intl. Film Festival (Young German Cinema Award)  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
An emigrated Turkish family in Germany wins together the jackpot of the lottery. While the parents immediately want to buy a hotel in Cappadocia to fulfill their dreams of returning home to Turkey, both of the two grown up sons, born in Germany, have completely different plans or none.

Particularly the youngest son, Haluk called Luk, has no clue what to do with his part of the fortune. Tacitly his parents assume that he will contribute to the acquisition of the dazzling hotel in Cappadocia. Instead of that Luk, having never concluded anything serious in his life yet, starts impulsively to reflect himself, his life and his future, resulting in the heavy futility of a variety of his plans... 

Cast:
Luk: René Vaziri, Gül: Aylin Tezel , Luk's mother: Sumru Yavrucuk  


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LUNA  

By Dave McKean 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Vanguard section in Toronto Film Festival
Luna won the Best British Feature in Raindance!
US Premiere in San Francisco Int’l Film Festival!
Australian Premiere in Gold Coast Film Festival!
 

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Highlight: The director Dave McKean is a celebrated illustrator of graphic novels and concept artist for films such as “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”. He produced the image that launched the Sony PlayStation; and has worked with Michael Sheen (The Gospel of Us), Lars von Trier and the Jim Henson Company (MirrorMask).

Synopsis:
After losing their baby, Grant and Christine visit an old friend with a new partner in his isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed and the life of the dead child is lived out in a series of fantastical dreams that become an opportunity for spiritual healing.  

Cast:
Dervla Kirwan: Christine, Ben Daniels: Grant, Stephanie Leonidas: Fraya  


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MALU ON A BICYCLE  

By Flávio Ramos Tambellini 

Awards & Festivals:
Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival 2010 (in comptetition)
Paulinia Film Festival Brazil (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress)
Goiania Film Festival Brazil (Best Sound)
 

Genre: Romance

Synopsis:
Luiz Mario, a São Paulo night-club impresario and a classic bon vivant, is an avid collector of love affairs. He is surrounded by all types of women, with whom he has torrid flings, but he is never able to emotionally involve himself. Until one day, while passing by Rio de Janeiro, he falls head-over-heels for beautiful Malu, who practically runs him over on her bike while riding down the beach bike path. The couple’s fervent romance is abruptly thrown into disarray when an enigmatic love letter is discovered. From then on, the story between the two lovers is turned upside-down. Luiz Mario is consumed by jealousy and his emotions slowly seep into his relationship, destroying everything. Has... 

Cast:
Luiz: Marcelo Serrado, Malu: Fernanda de Freitas, Sueli: Marjorie Estiano  


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MARINA  

By Stijn Coninx 

Awards & Festivals:
Prix de la Jeunesse at Cabourg Film Festival!
Bernhard Wicki Award (main Prize) at the IFF Emden-Norderney!
Best Film and Critic Awards at the Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia.
Will represent Belgium at the 17th European Union Film Festival in Chicago (7th March to 3rd April). Eligible for the Best...  

Genre: Feel-Good Drama, Romance

Synopsis:
Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to leave to Belgium, where he strives to earn a lot of money by working in coal mines. Very soon he sends for his family. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, with all the consequences this entails. Rocco wants to be like other youngsters, become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father’s wish and better judgment he seeks an escape through music and love. The amazing story is based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer, Rocco Granata.

Official film website: http://www.marinafilm.be/ 

Cast:
Matteo Simoni: Rocco Granata, Evelien Bosmans: La Ragazza, Luigi Lo Cascio: Salvatore Granata  


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MATTERHORN  

By Diederik Ebbinge 

Awards & Festivals:
Grand Prix at Skip City Film Festival!
Grand Prix (Main Prize) at Cabourg Film Festival!
Winner of the "Audience Award" in Rotterdam!
World Premiere in Rotterdam!
Winner of Russian Guild of Film Critics: Main Award
Winner of Russian Film Club Federation: Best Film Award
Moscow IFF: Audience Award!
Shanghai...  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
Fred is 54 year old and lives alone. He rides around in the local bus, virtuously attending church and eating his green beans, meat and potatoes at 6 o'clock on the dot every day. One day, Theo wander into the life of Fred and turns his well organized lift upside down. With the special talent of the stranger Theo, Fred starts to set out into the big, wide world. Will he fulfill his dream. 

Cast:
Ton Kas, René van ‘t Hof, Porgy Franssen  


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MEMORY  

By Matthias Luthardt 

Awards & Festivals:
Hofer Filmtage
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Berlinale
Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen
Molodist International Film Festival
Mumbai Film Festival
Denver Film Festival  

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Synopsis:
Helene, mother of two, will not be discouraged. Everyone tells her that her husband Robert, who has been missing since a maritime disaster, is dead. But his body was never found. And Helene is certain that Robert is still alive and will return. And sure enough, one day there he is, right in front of her at a concert. A tightrope walk between reality and illusion begins for Helene. 

Cast:
Helen: Franziska Petri, Torben / Robert: Pasquale Aleardi, Matthias: Harry Blank  


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MESH (WALKING)  

By Shiar Abdi 

Awards & Festivals:
Istanbul (In Competition)
Pusan (In Competition)
Antalya Golden Orange (BEST ACTOR & ACTRESS, MUSIC and ART DIRECTION AWARDS)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Xelilo, a disturbed man, lives in an abandoned store and walks endlessly through the streets of a Kurdish village in the south east of Turkey. He is curiously being noticed by Cengo, a 12-year old boy, living more or less happily under poor conditions with his friends and family, selling chewing gum for a living. Cautiously they become friends and Cengo leads him to the meeting point under the German bridge, where the children live through carefree moments.
When the Turkish military takes power in 1980, a curfew is imposed on the city. The life of Xelilo and the other Kurds is endangered. Who are the winners and losers in this conflict? 

Cast:
Xelîlo: Selamo, Cengo: Abdullah Ado, Yıldız: Nujîyan Kılgı  


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MY BROTHER'S KEEPER  

By MAXIMILIAN LEO 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition for Best First Feature at Berlinale 2014!
World Premiere at the Berlinale 2014, in PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
BERLINALE (Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Opening Film)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Gregor's life is running as perfectly as he had planned, until his brother disappears. Gregor keeps his brother’s disappearance as a secret. First because he thinks too little of it, then because he starts thinking too much about it. 

Cast:
Sebastian Zimmler: Gregor, Nadja Bobyleva: Jule, Robert Finster: Pietschi  


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MY TEHRAN FOR SALE  

By Granaz Moussavi 

Awards & Festivals:
Mannheim/Heidelberg IFF (in competition)
Pusan International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Adelaide Film Festival (in competition)
Won IF award for Independent Spirit in Australia  

Genre: Social, Drama

Synopsis:
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.

Shot entirely on location in Tehran, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE tells the story of modern day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. It brings to the screen never before seen images of modern urban Iran, and reveals how young Iranian people live behind closed doors. MY TEHRAN FOR SALE is the first Iranian/Australian feature... 

Cast:
Marzieh: Marzieh Vafamehr, Saman: Amir Chegini, Sadaf: Asha Mehrabi  


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NO THANK YOU  

By Samuli Valkama 

Genre: Comedy

Highlight: “NO THANK YOU” is based in a bestseller published by Otava, the print run of the novel now exceeds 110,000 and the film is a Box Office hit in Finland!

Synopsis:
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. 

Cast:
Anu Sinisalo: Heli Valkonen, Ville Virtanen: Matti Valkonen, Kai Vaine: Jarno  


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NORDLAND  

By Ingo J. Biermann 

Genre: LGBT, Romance

Synopsis:
Eleni is abruptly left alone by her girlfriend Kaia during a trip to Norway. In order to find her lost love, she embarks on an emotional journey far beyond the beautiful Arctic Circle. When Eleni meets another woman, she finally becomes attentive to her own perceptions and desires. 

Cast:
Odine Johne: Eleni, Maren Hoff: Kaia, Nora G. Svalheim: Toril  


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ONE FOR THE ROAD  

By Jack Zagha Kababie 

Awards & Festivals:
Guadalajara Intl. Film festival
Audience Award at SEMINCI Valladolid FF!  

Genre: Road Movie, Comedy

Synopsis:
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! 

Cast:
José Carlos Ruiz: Emiliano, Luis Bayardo: Agustin, Eduardo Manzano: Benito  


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PATTY'S CATCHUP  

By Tina von Traben 

Genre: Family

Synopsis:
The struggle of Patty's family's little Imbiss versus uncle Walther's chain of fastfood restaurants, fighting to guard the secret her family inherited: the best ever German sausage sauce! Smart and ambitious, teenage Patty finally realizes that the recipe to her own happiness is to use her talent to support her family. Who will win the competition to get the popular spot in the soccer stadium? A "Heimat" film about pride, betrayal and family ties. 

Cast:
Patty: Luise Risch, Lilo: Tabea Willemsen, Selma: Marlene Risch  


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PERFECT OBEDIENCE  

By Luis Urquiza Mondragón 

Awards & Festivals:
Grand Prix Des Amériques (Best Film) at Montreal World Film Festival!
Best Director and Best Actor at Cine Ceará Festival!
US Premiere in Miami LGBT Film Festival!
11 Nominations at the 2015 Mexican Diosas de Plata: Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Leading Actor, Best Male Revelation, Best...  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Based on a true story! The scandal related to the priest Marcial Maciel, the Head of “Legion of Christ” (Los Legionarios de Cristo)

Synopsis:
Julian, a 13-year-old seminarian will endure a hard spiritual journey to reach Perfect Obedience. The order’s founding father, captivated by his fragility and innocence, will take him to live together with him in his private home for a year. In that time Julian will wander the most intense and contradictory phase of his life while his mentor guides him to complete psychological and physical surrender. 

Cast:
Juan Manuel Bernal: Angel de la Cruz, Sebastian Aguirre: Sacramento Santos, Juan Ignacio Aranda: Padre Galaviz  


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ROMEOS  

By Sabine Bernardi 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlinale (In Competition)
Guadalajara
Rainbow Honolulu (BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD)
Seattle
Galway
Montreal
Oslo Gay & Lesbian Skeive Filmer (QUEER YOUTH AWARD)
Queer Lisboa (In Competition)
Mix Copenhagen
Taipei Golden Horse
Chéries-Chéris (GRAND PRIX)etc.  

Genre: Love-Story

Synopsis:
20-years-old Lukas is right in the midst of male puberty - medically triggered – for he was in fact born a girl. Full of the zest for life, he enters big-city life but even upon arrival encounters a major screw up: recruited for his community service he is the only male quartered in the female nurses’ residential hall. What would be a dream for any other boy is acute, everyday stress for Lukas: being transgender means always finding yourself trapped in the wrong social compartment.

Fortunately his best friend Ine sticks by him and sweeps him into the scene of homosexuals in Cologne, where she is very well integrated. Here Lukas experiences his first real flirt – with the cheeky,... 

Cast:
Lukas: Rick Okon, Fabio: Maximilian Befort, Ine: Liv Lisa Fries  


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SNEAKERS  

By Valeri Yordanov & Ivan Vladimirov 

Awards & Festivals:
Karlovy Vary (In Competition)
Moscow (Special Mention Award)
IN COMPETITION the for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the European Film Awards 2012.  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
In the beginning of summer six young people escape from their failures – in their families, love, money, ambitions, meeting with those that are different. They escape from the City, taken over by those that are different. Each one of them escapes East of Hell... to the point farthest away, the sea coast, a clean and pristine beach.

The clean beach brings them together and reopens the prospective of hope to them all. But is such an escape at all possible? 

Cast:
Ina Nikolova , Ivan Barnev , Ivo Arakov  


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SOMETHING IN THE WAY  

By Teddy Soeriaatmadja 

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Ahmad (27) is a strong devoted Muslim who drives a cab during the night shift and practice his religion during the day. During his time driving a cab ,he often encounters strangers in his cab on a day to day basis . Ahmad is like the many of the lonely souls living in Jakarta struggling for survival and also send money back home for his parents in the village. What people don’t know about Ahmad , is that beneath the simple and humble man , Ahmad is obsessed with sex. Ahmad is a compulsive masturbator . Scattered around in his living room is his collection of hardcore porno. This character within him is due to the fact that he was brought up in a very hardline religious background which makes it very difficult for him to interact with women.
Santi (25) is a woman who lives... 

Cast:
Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman  


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STOLEN DREAMS  

By Sandra Werneck 

Awards & Festivals:
Rio de Janeiro (Audience Award, Best Actress Award)
Montreal World FF
Vancouver IFF
Ghent IFF
Cinema Tout Ecrans IFF (Intl. competition)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
With poetic sensibility, Stolen Dreams tells the story of three adolescents who live in a peripheral neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Dysfunctional families, early pregnancy and lack of money are daily realities. They end up turning to prostitution as a solution. Even under such circumstances, they have a great sense of humor as they make decisions and try to enjoy life as it is: a new boyfriend, a funk party or a dreamed of mp3 player.

Jessica (Nanda Costa) divides her time between taking care of her grandfather Horacio (Nelson Xavier) and her daughter Britney, whose father is Andresson (Silvio Guindane), an evangelical devotee. Daiane (Amanda Diniz) is always trying to win the affection... 

Cast:
Jessica: Nanda Costa, Daiane: Amanda Diniz, Sabrina: Kika Farias  


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STUDENT   

By Darezhan Omirbayev 

Awards & Festivals:
Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection Un Certain Regard
IN COMPETITION for "UN CERTAIN REGARD" at Cannes Film Festival
Shanghai Int'l Film Festival - Panorama  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A student of Philosophy suffers from lack of money and loneliness. He decides to kill the owner of a shop and has to learn the influence of conscience. When he falls in love with a girl he has to take responsibility for his actions. The script is based on Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime And Punishment”. 

Cast:
The Student: Nurlan Baitasov, Saniya: Maya Serikbayeva, The Poet: Edige Bolysbayev  


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SWEET GIRLS  

By Jean-Paul Cardinaux & Xavier Ruiz 

Genre: Dark Comedy

Synopsis:
Elodie and Marie are two teenagers that face the lack of opportunities offered by the housing crisis. They come up to an extreme solution: empty the apartments unjustly occupied by “the old people” who are, at her eyes, responsible of the current social imbalance. They will fill them up with teenagers that will work together as a community looking for a better independent life. In this journey, they will discover that behind their cold calculations regarding the elderly, there are human beings, just as lost and as forgotten by society as they are.  

Cast:
Flore Babled: Elodie, Marie Petiot: Marie, Julie Nicolet: Juliette  


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THE DINNER  

By Menno Meyjes 

Awards & Festivals:
European Film Premiere in Göteborg International Film Festival, with attendance of director Menno Meyes.
World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival  

Genre: Psychological Drama, Thriller

Synopsis:
Serge knows something, otherwise he would not have made reservations in this fancy restaurant. Babette knows something too, otherwise she wouldn’t be crying. Hopefully they won’t tell Claire, because she doesn’t know anything.
And Paul… Paul knows everything.
The brothers Serge (Daan Schuurmans) a politician whose in the running to become president, and Paul Lohman (Jacob Derwig), a dismissed history teacher, now housekeeping, are taking their wives Babette and Claire out to dinner. They talk about everyday casualties, but at the same time there is an obvious tension. They all avoid the subject they actually should be talking about: their children. They did something terrible that can... 

Cast:
Jacob Derwig: Paul, Thekla Reuten: Claire, Daan Schuurmans: Serge  


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THE DREAM CHILDREN  

By ROBERT CHUTER 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere in Melbourne Queer Film Festival!
International Premiere in Miami LGBT Film Festival!
Italian Premiere in Torino LGBT Film Festival!  

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Log Line:
Alex is willing to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a lifetime smothered by superficiality.  

Synopsis:
Alex is willing to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a lifetime smothered by superficiality. However what could be just an internal crisis became a legal problem when they are unable to adopt. Eager to become parents they decide to turn to the black market, adopting a child from a desperate woman who will threaten to destroy everything they love. 

Cast:
Graeme Squires: Steve Evans, Nicholas Gunn: Alex Thomson, Jessikah Brown: Nerine  


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THE EDUCATION  

By Dirk Lütter 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlin Intl. Film Festival (DIALOGUE EN PERSPECTIVE PRIZE)
Montreal (In Competition)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
THE EDUCATION is a film about Jan, a young man, usually reserved, shy and unambitious. He is in his last year of training at the “Veblo AG”, a medium sized company and there’s no guarantee for a job at the end of his training. Jan’s mother, a staunch union organiser at the company, can’t stop management from hiring more and more temp workers and so Jan is left in charge of his own luck.

Stuck in an underperforming department, Jan does everything he can to please his boss Tobias and when Tobias asks Jan to help him solve the department’s problems, Jan agrees. At the same time Jenny, another co-worker, catches Jan’s eye and young love blooms. Their romance, however, is stifled by... 

Cast:
Jan: Joseph K. Bundschuh, Jenny: Anke Retzlaff, Tobias: Stefan Rudolf  


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THE FACILITATOR  

By Víctor Arregui 

Genre: Social, Drama

Synopsis:
Elena comes back to Ecuador to help her father overcome his illness. She spends most of her time between drugs and alcohol. While visiting her grandpa in the Andes Elena gets involved in the fight for water access in an indigenous community. She gradually understands that among family secrets, corruption and dark perversions commitment and beauty can emerge. 

Cast:
María Gracia Omegna, Francisco Febres Cordero, Juan Carlos Terán  


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The Last Match  

By Antonio Hens 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Feature Film at Amsterdam LGBT Film Festival!
World Premiere in Frameline San Francisco LGBT Int'l Film Festival - In Competition
Will participate to the London LGBT FF. Selected as the gala screening for Accenture (festival’s main sponsor)!
World Premiere in Frameline San Francisco LGBT Int'l Film...  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Two Cuban boys on the edge of marginality fight to lead a life together. But it's hard for both: one has to work as a shark beating father-in-law debtors. The other prostitutes himself in the streets to fulfill his family's duties...

In an island where baseball was the king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape… 

Cast:
Yosvani: Milton García, Reinier: Reinier Díaz, Silvano: Luís Alberto García  


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THE MUD WOMAN  

By Sergio Castro San Martín 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Berlin Int’l Film Festival in the section “Forum”!
In Competition at Cartagena Int’ Film Festival!
In Competition at Cinelatino Toulouse!  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Starring Catalina Saavedra (Best actress award for “The Maid” at Sundance Film Festival)

Synopsis:
Maria lives with her daughter Teresa only a few kilometers from the border between Chile and Argentina. Ten years have passed since the last time Maria worked as a seasonal worker. This season, she decided to do this job again in order to save enough money and go to live with her brother in the capital. Not knowing that she will face her unresolved past.
At her arrival she realizes that the contractor in charge is Raul, who is the father of her daughter and was the reason she decided to never come back again.
 

Cast:
Catalina Saavedra: María, Paola Lattus: Violeta, Daniel Antivilo: Raúl  


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THE NOMI SONG  

By Andrew Horn 

Synopsis:
He came from outer Space to save the human race.

Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of 1980's most profoundly bizarre appearances. He was a cult figure in the New Wave Underground scene who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences. He was a performer with a "look" so strong, that his first audiences went wild before he even opened his mouth. On the verge of international fame as a singer, he instead became one of the first prominent artists to die of AIDS. But the reaction Klaus Nomi provoked was so strong, that he is still unforgettable, even 20 years after his death.
Nomi constructed his own myth out of elements so completely "wrong", yet so deliberate, that it all seemed oddly possible. He was an alien amongst the outcasts, a tortured... 


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THE STONING OF SAINT STEPHEN  

By Pere Vilà Barceló 

Awards & Festivals:
WINNER of the "FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Film Award" at Seminci Valladolid.
WINNER of the Feature Film Competition at International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN.
IN COMPETITION at Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
German Premiere in München Int'l Film Festival - International...  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Étienne is an old man living alone in a cramped apartment full of stuff. He won’t get rid of it all and he would never think of moving out, even though the flat doesn’t belong to him. He refuses to talk to the social worker, his neighbours or to the owner of the flat believing that the souls of his dead wife and daughter are still present within its walls.

The symptoms betrayed by the main character in the film are in no way unusual in the modern world. In the spirit of contemporary Catalan cinema, the filmmaker aims for stringency, even to the point of abstraction. 

Cast:
Étienne: Lou Castel , Jeanne (the daughter): Marie Payen , Étienne's brother: Luis Rego  


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THE TEQUILA EFFECT  

By León Serment  

Awards & Festivals:
São Paulo (in competition)
Guadalajara (in competition)  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Jose Fierro is an ambitious young stockbroker, who yields to the temptation of the apparent Mexican economic boom in the 90th, which will lead to national disaster. He becomes involved in illicit financial dealings and encounters the forces of political and economic power, while his wife Analuisa is tempted by an adulterous erotic liaison. In a story of love and corruption “El Efecto Tequila” shows those who make us believe that credit cards are blank checks. He has to fight for his fate, his beautiful wife, his daughter and his father. All his life seems to crack like México's financial market, which shows that a mistake can change our lives forever. 

Cast:
José Fierro: Eduardo Victoria, Ana Luisa: Karla Souza, Diego: José María Torres  


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THE VERDICT  

By Jan Verheyen 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition at Chicago International Film Festival!
World Premiere and Best Director Award at Montreal World Film Festival!  

Genre: Courtroom, Thriller

Synopsis:
When his wife’s murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc Segers will do everything in his power to stop it from happening. He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him down. 

Cast:
Koen De Bouw: Luc Segers, Johan Leysen: Lawyer De Cock, Veerle Baetens: Lawyer Teugels  


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THE WOLF'S GAME  

By Thomas Korthals Altes 

Synopsis:
November 2nd, 2004, just before 9 a.m. At the headquarters of the General Intelligence and Security Service in The Hague. Hell breaks lose when first news comes in. In Amsterdam, the film director Theo van Gogh has been murdered. A bit later, comes the suspect’s name: Mohammed Bouyeri. This last revelation ignites a hectic atmosphere at the Security Service: his name is all too familiar. And he is not the only one! 

Cast:
Susan Visser: Ellen Maas, Johan Leysen: Sybrand van Hulst, Pierre Bokma: Joris Demmink  


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THREE KIDS  

By Jonas d'Adesky 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Caribbean Film by an International Filmmaker Award at Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival!  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Vitaleme, Pierre and Mikenson are twelve years old and live in a home in Port-au-Prince. They are friends and do everything together. Vitaleme is haunted by his memories as a child servant and obsessed by the idea of freedom. He tries to convince his two friends to leave the home and live as they will.

When the town is struck by an earthquake, all three of them find themselves on the street. They try to find somewhere to live, and in various ways get by on petty crime. They play football to fill up their free time. Little by little they build a new life for themselves. Now that he is free, Vitaleme is no longer haunted by his past, until he finds himself separated form his two friends by... 

Cast:
Vitaleme: Jules Vitaleme, Mickenson: Sima Mickenson, Pierre: Pierre Jean Mary  


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TRAVELLER  

By Benjamin D Johns  

Genre: Drama, Crime

Synopsis:
Owen Mc Bride, a young half Gypsy, sits on the fence between both Gypsy world and the Gorgi, a non Gypsy world. He lives in a no-man’s land between the two societies and tries to keep his distance from both. But both worlds encroach and threaten Owen when he becomes involved in a doomed robbery… 

Cast:
Billy Cook – Owen , David Essex – Blackberry, Lois Winstone - Litzy  


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TWO WOMEN  

By Vera Glagoleva 

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Starring Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter, The English Patient) and Sylvie Testud (La Vie en Rose, Lourdes). Based on the Ivan Turgenev’s classic play A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY.

Synopsis:
Natalya is married to Arkadi, a rich landowner older than her. Bored with life, she welcomes the attention of Mikhail (Ralph Fiennes) that attempts to develop into a love affair. However the arrival of the tutor of her son, the attractive Aleksei, shakes her feelings and, even if she fights against it, Natalya falls in love with the youngster. And so does her teenage step-daughter Vera. Misunderstandings arise when Arkadi begins to have suspicions, and their apparent devoted life will turn into a complex web of unreturned love, guilt, lust and jealousy. 

Cast:
Ralph Fiennes: Mikhail Rakitin, Sylvie Testud: Elizaveta Bogdanovna, Anna Astrakhanceva: Natalia Petrovna  


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UNCONDITIONAL  

By Bryn Higgins 

Awards & Festivals:
IN COMPETITON for "Special Screening" at Slamdance Film Festival
Frameline
Edinburgh
Munich a.o
IN COMPETITION at Munich Film Festival.  

Genre: LGBT, Thriller, Drama

Synopsis:
Teenage twins Kristen and Owen are misfits in the real world, bored of caring for their mum and fantasising about murdering her. Then along comes Liam: tough, charming, full velocity, genuinely cool. Kristen fancies him with the intensity of someone in a fairytale. But Liam takes Owen out drinking – and the depth of Liam’s mis-wired obsessions soon emerge. Liam offers unconditional love to Owen…on one condition: not to be dressed like a man! 

Cast:
Harry McEntire: Owen, Madeleine Clark: Kristen, Christian Cooke: Liam  


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UNLUCKY PLAZA  

By Ken Kwek 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Discovery section in Toronto IFF!  

Genre: Dark Comedy, Thriller

Synopsis:
Sky (Adrian Pang) is an affluent and arrogant motivational speaker with a Porsche, a valuable art collection and a luxury home. He also has a crushing debt to the Chinese mafia, and hopes to pay them off by convincing his wife to liquidate an apartment she inherited from her parents. But that wife, Michelle (Judee Tan), has plans of her own. Unhappy with her life, and with Sky most of all, she seems to have no clean way out of her situation... until she meets Onassis (Epy Quizon), a Filipino single father in dire straits. Michelle offers to rent him the family apartment at half its market value, and it seems like she's doing Onassis a favour. In actuality, she's setting into motion a series... 

Cast:
Jeffrey Quizon: Onassis Hernandez, Adrian Pang: Sky / Terence Chia, Judee Tan: Michelle Chan  


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UP TO THE WORLD  

By Alessandro Lunardelli 

Genre: LGBT, Feel-Good Drama

Synopsis:
Davide and Loris are brothers and live in a very small village in the north of Italy. While Davide is eighteen years old and gay, Loris is almost thirty and don’t know anything about his brother’s sexuality. Loris and Davide go to Barcelona to watch the match of “Inter”. In Spain, Davide falls in love with Andy, an Ecology Activist from Chile. Andy invites Davide to go with him to Santiago and the boy follows him. Far from the provincialism of his city, things don’t go as Davide imagined... 

Cast:
Luca Marinelli: Loris, Filippo Scicchitano: Davide, Barbora Bobulova: Giulia  


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VILLA TRANQUILA  

By Jesús Mora 

Awards & Festivals:
Málaga Film Festival
La Chimenea de Villaverde Festival
Espoo Film Festival  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A man traveling from Spain to VILLA TRANQUILA (Buenos Aires) to visit his father is forced to experience life from an altogether different perspective after becoming stranded in a strange land where survival is an everyday struggle. Not realizing that his father has recently passed away, Ion Bengoa arrives in VILLA TRANQUILA for a brief visit only to have his backpack, passport, and return plane ticket stolen. Now set adrift in an unfamiliar environment with no knowledge of his surroundings and no prospects for returning home, the troubled young man soon strikes up a friendship with a welcoming local family that teaches him just how difficult life can be when one is forced to live by the... 

Cast:
Ion: Pablo Rivero, Raúl: Raúl Medina, María: María Barrios  


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WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN  

By Yong Mun Chee 

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
In a run-down hotel in Los Angeles named Normandie, Takashi, a Japanese hitman with a mysterious and violent past, checks in. He strikes an unusual friendship with Blake, the hotel manager who lives in the shadow of a mistake that cost him his marriage. Also living in the hotel is Guy, a 23 year-old British backpacker who sleeps with a different girl each night. His careless ways eventually gets him and his new best friend, Julio, an illegal Mexican immigrant with a big dream, in trouble.. 

Cast:
Eric Mabius, Will Yun Lee, Fernando Noriega  


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