A film by Sandrine Bonnaire
After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.
A film by Gilles Jacob
As president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob conceived and directed this 52' film. Using archive material and official footage, Jacob follows 35 renown directors in their special day in Cannes during the 60th anniversary of the festival: their arrival, photo call, glamorous walk on the Croisette, press conference and dinner lit by fireworks. This film will be presented and shown for the first time during the 2012 Cannes edition and broadcasted simultaneously on Canal on May 20th 2012.
A film by Pierre Jolivet
Lucas is 46 years old. A high-profile cop. The Marseilles' weapons trafficking boss.Maya is 25 years' old. She's a young narco cop in Paris.As it so often happens, weapons and drugs mingle.And Lucas and Maya will meet. Maybe not coincidentally.Flag, heists, informants... their investigations overlap.Their lives too.Because their story started long before they met...
A film by Eytan Fox
Dr. Yossi Hoffman has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often using his work as a way to escape from dealing with his anguished life. He lives alone, still closeted, unable to break through the walls and defenses built around him since the death of his lover. Even his co-workers - a recently divorced doctor, who tries to sweep Yossi into his world of women and drugs, and a lonely nurse, who is secretly in love with him - find it almost impossible to get close to him. His daily routine at the hospital is shaken up by the arrival of a mysterious woman. He follows her, and through the surprising connection that they make, receives a rare opportunity to deal with his trauma. Yossi then travels to the southern city of Eilat. Surrounded by sea and sand dunes he meets a group of young Israeli IDF officers, among them Tom, a handsome and self confident openly gay man, who represents a new world, different from the one that shaped Yossi.
A film by Ciaran Foy
The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley's life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter.
Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, he discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most...the abandoned tower block known as the "CITADEL".
A film by Alexis Lloyd
"New York City, in the heart of summer: a heat wave transforms the city into a tropical zone. Ten characters are drawn, one after the other, into a ring of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self-discovery. 30 BEATS is freely inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde".
A film by Kim Nguyen
Somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, in a small isolated village, Komona, a twelve-year-old girl, lived peacefully with her parents until the day the rebels came. They pillaged the village, captured Komona and forced her to commit an irreparable act: slay her parents.
In the rebels' camp, the training is merciless: Komona is hungry, scared, and the Rebel Leader, who has no pity for her tears, repeatedly beats her if she cries. She quickly learns to endure, to fight and above all, to survive. During a battle waged against the government's army, only Komona is spared. The rebels chief sees this as a sign and declares she is the new sorceress. She is soon brought to Great Tiger, the supreme leader of all the rebels, who makes her his war witch.
Only one person is willing to help and listen to her, a 15 year-old-boy named Magician. With the passing months, Magician and Komona fall in love. They experience an all too brief moment of what happiness can be. The war catches up with them.
Time passes... Komona is now 14 and pregnant. She wishes to forget the past, but her parents' ghosts keep reappearing. She soon realizes that if she doesn't want her parents' ghosts to haunt her baby, she must undertake the long journey that will lead her back to her birthplace.
WAR WITCH is a life lesson, a story of human resilience.
A film by Brillante Ma Mendoza
Thérèse Bourgoine is a French volunteer humanitarian-social
worker for an NGO on the island of Palawan, Philippines. While
transporting supplies to the NGO, Thérèse, her fellow volunteer
and a group of tourists are kidnapped by an extremist group
of Muslim "Abu Sayyaf Group". The group finds refuge in
Mindanao and the chase by the Filipino army begins.
A film by Nic Balthazar
They were young and Thomas and Mario are friends for life. Lynn is the girl they both love, Speck the loose cannon who's the fourth wheel to their wagon. Mario is a fiercely ambitious and combative young man, with a loud mouth, and big theatrical plans for an exciting future, great in every way. Just when his political career is about to get under steam, he is suddenly diagnosed with MS. Thomas, who has become a doctor, is the silent hero of the story, who will have to witness the degradation of his best friend.
At first, Mario is really courageous about it. He tries to take it all with courage under sense of humor that is his. But pretty soon he finds out the aggressive nature of his disease. Very early on he is clear on one thing: he plans to go on for as long as his body will carry him. And for as long as it's fun.
When the fun ends somebody has to help him to the emergency exit. But is this the kind of question you can ask your best friend?
Confronted with the prospect of a very slowly decaying body, and even worse a faltering mind, Mario starts his quest to try and get euthanasia out of the penal system.
A film by Lucas Belvaux
Louise returns home to discover that while she was away on business in China her street was the scene of a crime. There were no witnesses. Everybody was asleep. Apparently.Pierre, Louise's husband, was at work. Apparently.As days go by, Louise learns that thirty-eight people saw or heard something.That Pierre was home that night. He heard. He saw. One of thirty-eight, keeping silent, lying...One of thirty-eight, her husband.
A film by Cédric Jimenez
Paris. One day before the presidential elections
A bomb attack in Gare d'Austerlitz: the government accuses Islamic groups, but a computer hacker, an anonymous upholder of the law, finds images of the bombing and tracks down a young couple responsible for it.
With the help of the video surveillance cameras in the city, he starts spying on them and manipulating them, meanwhile realizing that truth can have many faces...
A film by Laura Morante
Amanda has a complex relationship with men.Florence, her best friend, would really like to see her settle down in a stable and harmonious relationship but Hubert, Florence's husband who works as an analyst, is very pessimistic. For him, the diagnosis is clear: Amanda suffers from androphobia, a genuine fear of men that causes her to systematically destroy any relationship that could become serious.Events seem to prove Hubert right. After all, on Christmas Eve, Amanda doesn't think twice about splitting up with Bertrand after he carelessly devours the cherry on top of the cake that they had decided to share.When Florence insists that Amanda shouldn't stay alone at home on New Year's Eve, she only manages to persuade her to spend the evening with them after promising that all the other guests will be couples, except for a colleague who will not be a threat because he's gay.The trouble is that Maxime, the colleague in question, leaves for Amsterdam at the last minute to join his lover and that Antoine, another colleague, abandoned by his wife, comes to the party alone...