Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014

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Life Of Riley Life Of Riley
Life Of Riley and Love Is Strange
'71 (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Yann Demange; Writer: Gregory Burke; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, David Wilmot, Sam Hazeldine, Martin McCann, Killian Scott, Jack Lowden, Valene Kane, Tom Raven, Barry Keoghan, Paul Popplewell, Gerard Jordan)
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Amour Fou (Country: Austria; Year: 2014; Director: Jessica Hausner; Writer: Jessica Hausner; Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann, Katharina Schüttler, Sebastian Hülk, Sandra Hüller, Alissa Wilms, Holger Handtke, Hana Sofia Lopes, Peter Jordan, Eva-Maria Kurz, Barbara Schnitzler, Gustav-Peter Wöhler, Paraschiva Dragus, Marc Bischoff), Official Site
Inspired by the life and death of the poet Heinrich von Kleist and his partner in death, Henriette Vogel.
Bird People (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Pascale Ferran; Writer: Guillaume Bréaud, Pascale Ferran; Stars: Josh Charles, Radha Mitchell, Mathieu Amalric, Clark Johnson, Anaïs Demoustier, Roschdy Zem, Geoffrey Cantor, Hippolyte Girardot, Genevieve Adams, Philippe Duclos, Erin Elizabeth Burns, Anne Azoulay, Sharon Mann, Akéla Sari, Bertrand Constant)
An American heads to Paris and deserts his old life.
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai ri yan huo) (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Yi'nan Diao; Writer: Yi'nan Diao; Stars: Lun Mei Gwei, Fan Liao, Xuebing Wang)
A detective falls in love with a woman linked to the murder victims of his current investigation.
Boyhood (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Richard Linklater; Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Tamara Jolaine, Nick Krause, Jordan Howard, Evie Thompson, Sam Dillon)
The story of a youngster told over a 12 year period.
Starred Up Starred Up
Starred Up and The Rover
Eleanor Rigby (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ned Benson; Writer: Ned Benson; Stars: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Ryan Eggold, Marta Milans, Ciarán Hinds, Archie Panjabi, William Hurt, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, Jess Weixler, Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Waterston, Nina Arianda, Jimmy Palumbo, Li Jun Li)
Two people struggle to stay together after the death of their child.
Fish And Cat (Mahi va gorbeh, Fish & Cat) (Country: Iran; Year: 2013; Director: Shahram Mokri; Writer: Shahram Mokri; Stars: Abed Abest, Mona Ahmadi, Ainaz Azarhoush, Nazanin Babaei, Mohammad Berahmani, Siavash Cheraghipoor, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Alireza Esapoor, Neda Jebraeili, Shadi Karamroudi, Babak Karimi, Mohammad Reza Maleki, Faraz Modiri, Milad Rahimi, Arnavaz Safari)
A menacing pair descend on a campsite where a group of college kids have gathered for a kite-flying festival.
Hard To Be A God (Trudno Byt Bogom) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Alexey German)
A team of scientists is sent out to the planet Arkanar (still stuck in the Middle Ages) in order to set the local population on the right path to future development – but they are not to use violence.
History Of Fear (Historia del Miedo) (Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Uruguay; Year: 2014; Director: Benjamín Naishtat; Writer: Benjamín Naishtat; Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero, Francisco Lumerman, César Bordón, Valeria Lois, Elsa Bois, Edgardo Castro, Mara Bestelli, Daniel Leguizamón)
A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.
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.
Boyhood Boyhood
Boyhood and Black Coal, Thin Ice
Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Paolo Virzì; Writer: Stephen Amidon, Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo; Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Bebo Storti, Gigio Alberti, Giovanni Anzaldo, Matilde Gioli, Guglielmo Pinelli, Pia Engleberth, Nicola Centonze, Silvia Cohen, Vincent Nemeth, Paolo Pierobon)
The lives of two generations overlap as they tumble toward an ill-fated event that inextricably links them.
Ida (Country: Poland, Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Pawel Pawlikowski; Stars: Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik, Adam Szyszkowski, Agata Trzebuchowska)
A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Leviathan (Leviafan) (Country: Russia; Year: 2014; Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev; Writer: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev; Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova, Kristina Pakarina, Sergey Pokhodaev, Aleksey Rozin, Lesya Kudryashova, Aleksey Pavlov, Alim Bidnenko)
A car mechanic tries to defend his property with tragic consequences.
Life Of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Alan Ayckbourn, Jean-Marie Besset, Laurent Herbiet, Alain Resnais, Caroline Silhol; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Michel Vuillermoz, Caroline Sihol, Travis Kerschen)
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.
Li’l Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Philippe Peuvion, Lisa Hartmann, Jason Cirot, Julien Bodard, Corentin Carpentier, Pascal Fresch, Baptiste Anquez, Stéphane Boutillier, Frédéric Castagno, Andrée Peuvion, Lucien Chaussoy, Cindy Louguet, Céline Sauvage, Bruno Darras, Sébastien Liss, Yacine Kellal, Didier Hennuyer, Cédric Lemaire, Stéphane Gallais, Raphaël Mourgues)
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
Ida Ida
Ida and Timbuktu
Love Is Strange (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Eric Tabach, John Cullum)
The consequences of a gay marriage on family and friends.
Memories On Stone (Country: Iraq, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Shawkat Amin Korki)
Documentary about Kurdish identity.
Misunderstood (Incompresa) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2014; Director: Asia Argento; Writer: Barbara Alberti, Asia Argento; Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Giulia Salerno, Anna Lou Castoldi, Max Gazzè, Carolina Poccioni, Alice Pea)
Drama based loosely on the director's childhood.
Mommy (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément)
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor insinuates herself into their household.
The Normal Heart (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ryan Murphy; Writer: Larry Kramer, Larry Kramer, Ryan Murphy; Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt, Taylor Kitsch, Joe Mantello, Sean Meehan, Stephen Spinella, Jill Melanie Wirth, BD Wong, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Adam B. Shapiro, John Mainieri, Matt Bomer)
The story of gay activist and writer Ned Weeks who, at the beginning of the 1980s, was one of the first to vociferously criticize the marginalization of the then unknown HIV virus.
Li’l Quinquin Li’l Quinquin
Li’l Quinquin and Tom At The Farm
The Rover (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2014; Director: David Michôd; Writer: David Michôd; Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo)
In the near future, a man tracks the gang who stole his car across the outback, forcing the injured man they left behind to help him.
Snowpiercer (Snow Piercer) (Country: South Korea, US, France; Year: 2013; Director: Bong Joon-ho ; Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson, based on the story by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Luke Pasqualino, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Song Kang-ho, Kenny Doughty, Steve Park, Adnan Haskovic, Clark Middleton, Tómas Lemarquis)
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Starred Up (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Jonathan Asser; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Ian Beattie, Sam Spruell, Tommy McDonnell, Darren Hart, Peter Ferdinando, Gershwyn Eustache Jr)
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dietrich Brüggemann; Writer: Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann; Stars: Hanns Zischler, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Birge Schade, Ramin Yazdani, Lucie Aron, Lea van Acken, Moritz Knapp, Klaus Michael Kamp, Georg Wesch)
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Still The Water (Futatsume No Mado) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Naomi Kawase; Writer: Naomi Kawase; Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Hideo Sakaki, Jun Murakami, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto)
A teenage couple investigate after a corpse is found floating in the sea during an island festival.
Stations Of The Cross Stations Of The Cross
Stations Of The Cross and Snowpiercer
Stratos (Mikro psari) (Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus; Year: 2014; Director: Yannis Economides; Writer: Yannis Economides, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Harry Lagoussis, Vangelis Mourikis, Xiros Thanos; Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos, Yannis Tsortekis, Giorgos Giannopoulos, Yannis Anastasakis, Veronica Naujoks, Polina Dellatola, Maria Kallimani, Yannis Voulgarakis, Omiros Poulakis, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Giorgos Biniaris, Alekos Pangalos, Sonja Theodoridou)
Story of a contract killer who moonlights in a bakery.
Stray Dogs (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2013; Director: Ming-liang Tsai; Writer: Peng Fei Song, Ming-liang Tsai, Chen Yu Tung; Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee, Yi Chieh Lee, Yi Ching Lu)
Story of a family living on the margins of Taipei.
Timbuktu (Le chagrin des oiseaux) (Country: France, Mauritania; Year: 2014; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall; Stars: Pino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Kettly Noël, Hichem Yacoubi)
After a herdsman accidentally kills someone, he finds himself a victim of Sharia law fundamentalists.
Tom At The Farm (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2013; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Michel Marc Bouchard, Xavier Dolan; Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu, Manuel Tadros, Jacques Lavallée, Anne Caron, Caleb Landry Jones, Mélodie Simard)
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
The Two Faces Of January (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Hossein Amini; Writer: Hossein Amini, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Yigit Özsener, Daisy Bevan)
Death in Greece involves a fraudulent investment banker, a tour guide and a young wife. There are no certainties and nowhere to run.
The Two Faces Of January The Two Faces Of January
The Two Faces Of January and '71
The Wonders (Le meraviglie) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci, )
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
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