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"Between staged scenes of town folk caught in an existential torpor worthy of Pessoa, and strikingly lucid observational takes of the natural world and its attendant labour, with the constant persistence of a potentially vanishing landscape, Arraianos establishes a world at once mystic and ... Read more
Sex, death and nature documentaries. ... Marina, a 23-year-old sexual innocent and general misanthrope, is both intrigued and repelled by the idea of physical intimacy. While helping her philosophical father prepare for his imminent death, she finds herself awkwardly beginning her first sexual ... Read more
“It's sometimes said that cinema's power lies in letting us see the world through other people's eyes, an idea taken to a literal extreme by Romanian writer/director Adrian Sitaru.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Best Intentions explores, through subjective point-of-view cinematography, the nature of ... Read more
"An intelligently rendered, gripping drama reflecting the wider issues of Greece's current financial crisis ... thoroughly enjoyable. **** " – CineVue ... When her father disappears in the midst of Greece's financial meltdown, 14-year-old Myrto finds herself cast adrift in a ... Read more
For fifteen years filmmaker Thomas Imbach has filmed the world that lies outside his Zurich window. ... As the landscape changes, so does his life: his father dies, a baby is born and hundreds of messages are left on his answering machine. Through the shifts in season, through personal disasters ... Read more
"A violent, funny and disconcerting vision of a familial argument turned into actual slugfest." – RogerEbert.com ... Divorced father Marius, a man packing more than literal baggage, plans to take his daughter Sofia camping. But when he picks the girl up from her mother's apartment ... Read more
"There's something undeniably compelling about so much bizarreness." - Variety ... Two Russian ghosts take a 'spiritual' journey through the north of Spain, hunting a great oracle who will offer them the chance to be reborn. Through snow-covered fields, forests of plastic ears and flocks of ... Read more
“A compelling meditation on dreams that doubles as an exposé of how cheap those dreams have become, Futures Market is a wise and fulfilling film.” - Variety ... Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Award winner (for The Sky Turns, MIFF 05) Mercedes Álvarez returns with a visually exquisite and ... Read more
"Actor Andrzej Chyra delivers a full-bodied portrait of a devout country priest struggling with his sexuality." – Hollywood Reporter ... Set in a one-horse rural community, In the Name Of... tells the story of Adam, a young, progressive priest sent to oversee the local parish and manage ... Read more
“Inspired by real events, Magyar auteur Bence Fliegauf's spare, naturalistic drama puts a human face on the victims of racially motivated violence.” - Variety ... Despite the siege-like atmosphere pervading an isolated Romany village, one family goes about its daily business. Single mother Mari ... Read more
“L should leave us in no doubt that something fascinating is happening in Greek film." - Senses of Cinema ... Man lives in his car. His existence consists of delivering honey - one jar at a time - to a narcoleptic man, and meeting up with his estranged wife and kids, who live in a different car ... Read more
"Chris Marker, James Bond, film noir, B-movies, sci-fi. [We] like to see the film as being influenced by all of them, but also as if we started from zero." – filmmakers João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata ... For the first time, two of Portugal's most eclectic ... Read more
Movies, men and mischievous film festival behaviour, Girls-style. ... With $40,000, a camera, comedic script and cast of friends, burgeoning French auteur Sophie Letourneur (Chicks (Life at the Ranch), MIFF 2010) attended the 2011 Locarno Film Festival with a mission: to weave the movie mecca into ... Read more
"On July 25, we'll be hosting a social gathering for single men and women... Maybe we can wake up your hormones." - Mayor Josef Gajdos ... After bringing better roads, jobs and cable television to the eastern Slovak hamlet of Zemplínske Hámre, Burgomaster Jozef Gajdos, a retired general, turns ... Read more
"A triumph of uneasy cinema: Not since Todd Solondz's Happiness has a movie portrayed pedophilia in such uncomfortable detail." - indieWIRE ... A hard-working employee in an insurance firm, Michael leads an ordinary life, with an average car, a nice house and a nice normal girlfriend who lives ... Read more
Hell may be other people, but sometimes they're also our salvation. ... In the stark confines of Amsterdam airport, 39-year-old Mirte works as a cleaner for a detention facility where new asylum seekers are held for 10 days before being released. Troubled and wary, Mirte's safe routine is shattered ... Read more
"Beautifully shot and winsomely appealing … Nina is an artfully elegant and sweetly playful film." – Screen ... It's August and Rome's citizens are deserting the city for cooler climes. Remaining behind in sweltering streets, 20-something Nina is preparing for an exam, and her ... Read more
"A tough, absorbing and watchable crime drama ... marks [Noer] out as a talent to keep on watching." – Screen ... In the rundown, impoverished Copenhagen suburb of Nordvest, 18-year-old Caspar is his family's primary breadwinner: a low-level burglar trying to rob his way to a better ... Read more
"By comparison, Funny Games looks like a teddy bear's picnic." – Screen Daily ... Fed up with the religious establishment, a vulnerable Tore comes to Hamburg to join Christian punk movement the Jesus Freaks. Following a chance meeting where he miraculously fixes Benno's car, Tore soon ... Read more
“An intimate portrait of the end of the world. – Variety ... Anders has almost completed his drug rehabilitation in rural Norway. To aid his recovery, he is permitted to visit Oslo for a day to attend a job interview. Taking advantage of this, he revisits people from his past life and ... Read more
“Family tragedy intermingles with gender politics in a strong showing from Belgian auteur Joachim Lafosse.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Inspired by the disturbing true story of a woman who killed her children and then gave herself into police, Our Children is a claustrophobic, psychological drama ... Read more
A richly symbolic, absurdly comic parable of Portugal's historical burden of guilt and oppression. ... Winners of the Best Experimental Short at MIFF 11 for A History of Mutual Respect, directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt return with a genre-defying film following two teenagers and their ... Read more
How hard can it possibly be to organise a family holiday? ... In Principles of Life, rising star of the Romanian film scene Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, MIFF 2007) plays a self-pitying, middle-aged, middle class suburban man trying his best to arrange a simple family holiday. Beset on ... Read more
Winner of Best Film at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, She Monkeys is a nuanced and provocative study of young female desire. ... In the height of the Swedish summer, 15-year-old Emma joins a local riding club and becomes embroiled in a disconcertingly intense friendship with the slightly ... Read more
“A truly sui generis work, both moving and intellectually stimulating, which deserves to be seen.” - Variety ... Daniel Paul Schreber was a celebrated judge who, in 1893, started to receive messages from God. Spending the next nine years in an asylum, where he was tormented by the belief that ... Read more
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