Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014

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Next To Her Next To Her
Next To Her and Of Horses and Men
20,000 Days On Earth (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard; Stars: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Susie Cave, Ray Winstone, Darian Leader, Arthur Cave, Earl Cave)
An intimate portrait of Nick Cave.
asthma (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jake Hoffman)
A drug-addicted outsider suffers a very bad trip in his efforts to escape from himself.
At Home (Sto Spiti) (Country: Germany, Greece; Year: 2014; Director: Athanasios Karanikolas; Writer: Athanasios Karanikolas; Stars: Zoi Asimaki, Nikos Georgakis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Maria Kallimani, Alexia Kaltsiki, Nefeli Kouri, Romanna Lobats, Alexandros Logothetis, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Yannis Tsortekis)
A housekeeper who is diagnosed with a serious illness loses her job in the economic crisis.
B'ella (Country: Malawi; Year: 2014; Director: Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera)
The story of a teenage girl living in Chazunda on the outskirts of Blantyre.
Cannibal (Caníbal) (Country: Spain, Romania, Russia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca; Writer: Rafael de la Uz, Alejandro Hernández; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, María Alfonsa Rosso, Joaquín Núñez, Olimpia Melinte, Gregory Brossard)
A serial killer finds himself falliing for a potential victim.
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq and Lilting
Charlie's Country (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Rolf de Heer; Writer: Rolf de Heer, David Gulpilil; Stars: Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, David Gulpilil, Peter Minygululu, Ritchie Singer)
An aboriginal elder who takes a stand on behalf of his community.
The Disobedient (Country: Serbia; Year: 2014; Director: Mina Djukic; Writer: Mina Djukic; Stars: Hana Selimovic, Mladen Sovilj, Danijel Sike, Minja Subota, Marko Janjic, Zarko Radic, Branka Selic, Aleksandra Pleskonjic, Bojan Zirovic, Nenad Pecinar, Ivan Djordjevic, Raslav Sekulovic, Jovan Zivanovic)
Leni anxiously waits for her childhood friend Lazar, who is coming back to their hometown after years of studying abroad. After they reunite, they embark on a random bicycle trip around their childhood haunts, which will either exhaust or reinvent their relationship.
Falling Star (Stella Cadente) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Leo Casamitjana, Luis Miñarro; Writer: Sergi Belbel, Leo Casamitjana, Luis Miñarro, Luis Miñarro; Stars: Lorenzo Balducci, Àlex Batllori, Àlex Brendemühl, Gonzalo Cunill, Lola Dueñas, Francesc Garrido, Jimmy Gimferrer, Bárbara Lennie, Rosa Novell, Francesc Orella)
A hallucinatory look into the brief reign of the Spanish King Amadeo I of Savoy in the early 1870s.
Frank (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2014; Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Writer: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan; Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, Hayley Derryberry, Mark Huberman, Matthew Page, Travis Hammer, Tess Harper)
Offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant garde rock band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
Free Range (Free Range - Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest, Free Range/Ballad On Approving Of The World) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2013; Director: Veiko Õunpuu; Writer: Robert Kurvitz, Veiko Õunpuu; Stars: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson, Peeter Volkonski, Roman Baskin, Rita Raave, Meelis Rämmeld, Jan Uuspõld, Anne Türnpu, Loore Martma, Marion Undusk, Mari Abel, Laine Mägi, Lauri Kaldoja, Jim Ashilevi)
Travails of a young writer.
Locke Locke
Locke and Jauja
Güeros (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios; Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris, Raúl Briones, Laura Almela, Adrian Ladron, Camila Lora, Alfonso Charpener)
Coming of age comedy.
Halleluiah (Alleluia) (Country: Belium, France; Year: 2014; Director: Fabrice Du Welz; Writer: Fabrice Du Welz, Vincent Tavier; Stars: Lola Dueñas, Héléna Noguerra, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Bissot, David Murgia)
A woman who yearns for freedom falls for a con man and will do anything to keep him.
The Hope Factory (Kombinat Nadezhda) (Country: Russia; Year: 2014; Director: Natalia Meschaninova)
A young woman is determined to get away from Norilsk, one of the world's most polluted cities.
Jauja (Land Of Plenty) (Country: Argentina, Denmark, US, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France; Year: 2014; Director: Lisandro Alonso; Writer: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby)
A dad and daughter's odyssey into a desert.
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq (L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois, Françoise Lebrun)
The story of what might have happened when author Michel Houellebecq disappeared during a promotional tour.
Frank Frank
Frank and 20,000 Days On Earth
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (Kumiko The Treasure Hunter) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: David Zellner; Writer: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner; Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku, Ayaka Ohnishi, Mayuko Kawakita, Takao Kinoshita, Yumiko Hioki, Natsuki Kanno, Brad Prather, Earl Milton, Madde Gibba)
A young Japanese woman obsessed with Fargo heads to Minnesota in search of lost treasure.
Life May Be (Country: UK, Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Mania Akbari, Mark Cousins; Writer: Mania Akbari, Mark Cousins; Stars: Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari)
Meditation on art and identity.
Lilting (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Hong Khaou; Writer: Hong Khaou; Stars: Ben Whishaw, Leila Wong, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles, Shane Salter, Pei-pei Cheng, Peter E. Hopkins, Andrew Leung, John Matthews)
A bereaved mother and the boyfriend of her son find a connection.
Locke (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Steven Knight; Writer: Steven Knight; Stars: Tom Hardy, voices of Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Ben Daniels, Bill Milner, Alice Lowe, Danny Webb, Lee Ross, Silas Carson, Kirsty Dillon)
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
The Mafia Kills Only In Summer (La mafia uccide solo d'estate) (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Pif; Writer: Michele Astori, Pif, Marco Martani; Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti, Ginevra Antona, Claudio Gioè, Barbara Tabita, Rosario Lisma, Enzo Salomone, Maurizio Marchetti, Antonio Alveario, Antonino Bruschetta, Salvatore Borghese, Domenico Centamore)
Young Arturo believes in those who deride the Mafia’s activities in his native Palermo, yet he gradually abandons his naïve faith in the rectitude of certain politicians.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter and Still Life
Nagima (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2013; Director: Zhanna Issabayeva; Writer: Zhanna Issabayeva; Stars: Aidar Mukhametzhanov, Galina Pyanova, Dina Tukubayeva)
The life of a young woman in post-socialist Kazakhstan.
Next To Her (Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Asaf Korman; Writer: Liron Ben-Shlush; Stars: Liron Ben-Shlush, Jacob Daniel, Dana Ivgy)
A woman devoted to caring for her sister becomes involved in a complex relationship when their routine is broken.
Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2013; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson; Writer: Benedikt Erlingsson; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Maria Ellingsen, Helgi Björnsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Atli Rafn Sigurðsson, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Charlotte Bøving, Kjartan Ragnarsson, Sigríður María Egilsdóttir, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Erlingur Gíslason)
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
The Referee (L'arbitro) (Country: Italy, Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Paolo Zucca; Writer: Paolo Zucca, Barbara Alberti; Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Marco Cadau, Geppi Cucciari, Jacopo Cullin, Alessio Di Clemente, Franco Fais, Quirico Manunza, Marco Messeri, Grégoire Oestermann, Francesco Pannofino, Benito Urgu)
Football comedy.
Ruin (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Cody, Amiel Courtin-Wilson; Writer: Michael Cody, Amiel Courtin-Wilson; Stars: Sang Malen, Rous Mony)
A man and a woman on the run from their devastating circumstances meet by chance on the streets of Phnom Penh, and together they try to find peace in a chaotic world darkened by the oppressive shadow cast by Cambodia’s past.
Cannibal Cannibal
Cannibal and Falling Star
Self Made (Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Shira Geffen; Stars: Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya)
Amnesia leads to a confusion of identities, with an Israeli woman discovering life in a refugee camp whilst a Palestinian woman finds herself in a middle class Jerusalem home.
Singing Women (Sarki Söyleyen Kadinlar) (Country: Turkey, Germany, France; Year: 2013; Director: Reha Erdem; Writer: Reha Erdem; Stars: Philip Arditti, Aylin Aslim, Vedat Erincin, Deniz Hasgüler, Binnur Kaya, Kevork Malikyan)
An island off the coast of Turkey is steeling itself for a destructive earthquake. What’s more, inhabitants who defied the mass evacuation order are having to cope with the outbreak of a mysterious illness as insanity slowly spreads among the islanders.
Something Must Break (Någonting måste gå sönder) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Writer: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Stars: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, David Nzinga, Mattias Åhlén)
When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to another man, as their relationship progresses. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas.
Still Life (Country: UK, Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Uberto Pasolini; Writer: Uberto Pasolini; Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan, Neil D'Souza, David Shaw Parker, Michael Elkin, Ciaran McIntyre, Tim Potter, Paul Anderson, Bronson Webb, Leon Silver, Lloyd McGuire, Wayne Foskett, Hebe Beardsall)
A council worker looks for the next of kin of those found dead and alone.
Viktoria (Country: Bulgaria, Romania; Year: 2014; Director: Maya Vitkova; Writer: Maya Vitkova; Stars: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spassov)
Although determined not to have a child in Communist Bulgaria, Boryana gives birth to Viktoria, who despite being born with no umbilical cord, is proclaimed to be the baby of the decade. But political collapse and the hardships of the new time bind mother and daughter together.
Something Must Break Something Must Break
Something Must Break and The Disobedient
Violet (Country: Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Bas Devos; Writer: Bas Devos)
In a shopping mall, Jesse’s best friend is stabbed to death right before his eyes.
The Word (Obietnica) (Country: Poland, Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Anna Kazejak)
After a silly infidelity, Janek is doing everything to try to win back his girlfriend.
Xenia (Country: Greece, France, Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Panos H Koutras; Writer: Panagiotis Evangelidis, Panos H Koutras; Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Romanna Lobats, Patty Pravo, Electra Leda Koutra)
Two teenagers go on the hunt for their Greek father after their Albanian mother dies.
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