A film by Emir Baigazin
Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a student in a high crime rate village school in Kazakhstan.Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfectionism. Aslan sees all the evil in the school gang leader Bolat, who humiliates him in front of all his classmates and extorts money to all the kids, beating them up severely.Out of good motives to rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat...
A film by Nanouk Leopold
Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum, when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out
A film by Olivier Meyrou
Fabrice Champion was the star of a prestigious international troupe of trapeze artists. During one of his practice sessions, he crashed into one of his colleagues. In the accident, he lost part of his motility. Over the years, Fabrice tried different kinds of physical therapies. Thanks to his endurance strength, he was able to regain a part of control over his upper body. While teaching at the National Circus School, he meets with Matias and Alexandre, two young acrobats. Together, they try to re-invent acrobatics, they create and rehearse the first choreographies. They grow closer. For Fabrice, it is the beginning of another way of dealing with his paralysis. For Alexandre and Matias it is the beginning of a new approach of both acrobatics and life.
Special presentation of teasers and promo reels of
new and upcoming films: THE NEW GIRLFRIEND a film by François Ozon, TOKYO FIANCEE a film by Stefan Liberski, CHUBBY a film by Bruno Deville, HOUSEBOUND a film by Gerard Johnstone, MAGICAL GIRL a film by Carlos Vermut, MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE! a film by Abd Al Malik, THE CLEARSTREAM AFFAIR a film by Vincent Garenq, MARVEL RENAISSANCE a film by Philippe Guedj & Philippe Roure, GOODNIGHT MOMMY a film by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, 40-LOVE a film by Stéphane Demoustier, WOLFY - THE INCREDIBLE SECRET (U.S. dubbed version) a film by Grégoire Solotareff & Eric Omond, THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE a film by Alanté Kavaïté, THE MAN FROM ORAN a film by Lyes Salem, LAST CAB TO DARWIN a film by Jeremy Sims
A film by Emmanuel Klotz, Albert Pereira-Lazaro
Anyone who works on the dull school paper at Emile Zola junior high - run by a group of 7th graders - is reputed to be a total loser. So when Albert and JM, two lowlives, are punished by the school principal and forced to join the journalism workshop as a lesson in civics, it's total humiliation. However, once they've gotten past the cultural shock, the good students and lowlives are quick to join forces around what they agree to be a "pure idea:" transforming their newspaper into a website focused on the private life of their teachers. A " People Magazine " about their junior high. Eager for glory and recognition, Albert the editor-in-chief is ready to unravel all the adults' secrets. Even if it means searching through their trash! Along with Jean-Mohamed - secretly in love with Sissi - , Juju the insider - she's a teacher's daughter- and their mascott Little Mousse - the squad's computer geek -, they launch themselves into secret and hair-raising investigations. And their path will lead them to make the most improbable and unlikely discoveries: hairy bikers and bicycle chases; quarrelsome bullies; crazy clubs; improbable showers; teachers right on their tracks, painful cactus stings, and traumatized parents. Taking the adult's amusing inconsistencies head on, they' re ready to go far... but... how far exactly?
A film by Jonathan Gurfinkel
Gili is a teenager who decides to change schools. She is determined to improve her lame social status. Over the course of a few weeks she hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school. Their encounters get more and more sexual, each time exploring their limits a little further. The boys are eager to take what is so generously offered, and Gili is thrilled with the attention. Just as Gili is trapped in the zone where it's not certain if she is giving her consent to what is happening or not, the viewer too feels trapped in the same zone, feeling for certain that something terrible is happening, but unable to pin point exactly when, and what...
A film by Barbara Albert
The story of 25-year-old Sita. It is a journey not only into the dark and loaded past of her own family during World War 2, but also into the abyss of European society today. The journey leads Sita from Berlin to Vienna, to Warsaw and to Romania. A film about losing your homeland, a film about self-discovery and identity, about responsibility and hope.
A film by Frédéric Fonteyne
JC is a prison guard. He is a man without a story, hiding behind rules. He only has one fantasy: Tango dancing. One night, in dance class, JC meets Alice. They dance together.The next day he sees her again in the prison visiting room. First visiting one man, then another...Alice is the wife of two inmates, Fernand and Dominic, whom she follows with her son from prison to prison.The prison rules prohibit the guards from socializing with inmates' family members.For the first time in his life, JC is about to break the rules.
A film by Solveig Anspach
It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a neighbour that she has always desired yet never vanquished will give Agathe the strength to get her life back on track...
A film by Simon Brook
For the very first time in 40 years, Peter Brook, one of the major directors of contemporary theatre, has agreed to raise the curtain and allow his son Simon Brook to film behind the scenes and to reveal the secrets of his approach. This unique and personal film takes us beyond the intimacy of a workshop, into a philosophical experience, on a tightrope...
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.