Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

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Slow West Slow West
Slow West and Land And Shade
45 Years (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, based on the short story by David Constantine.; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers, Max Rudd, Martin Atkinson, Kevin Matadeen, Camille Ucan, Lucy Temple, Paul Goldsmith, Rachel Banham)
A marriage is thrown into turmoil with news of a long dead lover.
Aferim! (Country: Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France; Year: 2015; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija, Luminita Gheorghiu, Victor Rebengiuc, Alberto Dinache, Alexandru Bindea, Mihaela Sirbu, Adina Cristescu, Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu, Puiu Mircea Lascus, Daniel Visan)
A policeman and his son hunt a runaway gypsy slave.
All About Them (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2015; Director: Jérôme Bonnell; Writer: Jérôme Bonnell, Jérôme Bonnell, Maël Piriou; Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Félix Moati, Sophie Verbeeck, Patrick d'Assumçao, Olivier Broche, Laure Calamy, Hannelore Cayre, Claire Magnin, Caroline Baehr, Pierre Bizet, Marcelle Fontaine, Pascal Roux, Jurica Barisic, Mathieu Intikalau, Franck Andrieux)
Love triangle romcom.
Body (Country: Poland; Year: 2015; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwala)
A police officer struggles with his daughter's anorexia.
The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2015; Director: Jaco van Dormael; Writer: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau, Catherine Deneuve)
The new adventures of God, who lives in Brussels with his teenage daughter and falls foul of her hacking skills.
Theeb Theeb
Theeb and All About Them
The Club (El Club) (Country: Chile; Year: 2015; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos; Stars: Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Jaime Vadell, Marcelo Alonso, Jose Soza), Trailer
A group of priests of various ages lives together with Mónica, a nun, in a house on the Chilean coast. When they are not praying and atoning for their sins, they train their greyhound for the next race.
Court (Country: India; Year: 2014; Director: Chaitanya Tamhane; Writer: Chaitanya Tamhane; Stars: Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Shirish Pawar, Usha Bane, Vira Sathidar)
A folk singer is charged on dubious grounds after a man's body is found inside a manhole.
The Drop (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Michaël R Roskam; Writer: Dennis Lehane; Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Erin Darke, James Frecheville, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Jeremy Bobb, Patricia Squire, Michael Aronov, Michael Esper, James Colby, Morgan Spector, Alex Ziwak)
A barman finds himself embroiled in mob trouble after a robbery and facing personal threat after finding a puppy in a dustbin.
El Cinco (El 5 de Talleres) (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, France, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Adrián Biniez; Writer: Adrián Biniez; Stars: Diego Mattioli, Néstor Guzzini, Esteban Lamothe, Patrick Mölleken, Julieta Zylberberg)
As a football player prepares to retire from the sport, he contemplates what life holds beyond the pitch.
The High Sun (Zvizdan) (Country: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia; Year: 2015; Director: Dalibor Matanic; Writer: Dalibor Matanic; Stars: Tihana Lazovic, Goran Markovic, Nives Ivankovic)
Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred
Hungry Hearts Hungry Hearts
Hungry Hearts and Youth
Hungry Hearts (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Saverio Costanzo; Writer: Marco Franzoso, Saverio Costanzo; Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, David Aaron Baker, Dennis Rees, Victoria Cartagena, Ginger Kearns, Natalie Gold, Cristina J. Huie, Katherine O'Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, Victor Williams)
New York-set drama about a young couple who tear each other apart over the care of their child.
Inherent Vice (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon; Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse, Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph, Wilson Bethel, Jillian Bell, Martin Short, Anders Holm, Martin Donovan)
A drug-fuelled detective investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) (Country: Colombia, France, Netherlands, Chile, Brazil; Year: 2015; Director: César Augusto Acevedo; Writer: César Augusto Acevedo; Stars: José Felipe Cárdenas, Haimer Leal, Edison Raigosa, Hilda Ruiz, Marleyda Soto)
A man returns home after a 17 year absence because his only son is gravely sick.
Last Summer (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli; Writer: Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, Igort, Banana Yoshimoto; Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Yorick van Wageningen, Lucy Griffiths, Laura Bach, Daniel Ball, Ken Brady)
A woman has four days to say goodbye to her son after losing a custody battle.
Love (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Gaspar Noé; Writer: Gaspar Noé; Stars: Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin)
A sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl; a love story which celebrates sex in a joyous way.
Body Body
Body and The Drop
The Measure Of A Man (La Loi Du marché, A Simple Man) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller)
A supermarket guard faces a moral quandry.
Mississippi Grind (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck; Writer: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck; Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert, Teri Wyble, Christopher Heskey, Stephanie Honoré, Jane McNeill, Patrick Kearns)
On the road with gambling addicts who live high and lose loads.
Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren) (Country: China, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Jia Zhangke; Writer: Jia Zhangke; Stars: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Dong Jing, Dong Zijian)
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos) (Country: Romania; Year: 2015; Director: Radu Muntean; Writer: Alexandru Baciu, Radu Muntean, Razvan Radulescu; Stars: Teodor Corban, Iulian Postelnicu, Tatiana Iekel, Ionut Bora)
A witness to a crime is faced with a philosophical dilemma.
Rams (Hrútar) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2015; Director: Grímur Hákonarson; Writer: Grímur Hákonarson; Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jon Benonysson, Gunnar Jónsson, Þorleifur Einarsson), Trailer
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Aferim! Aferim!
Aferim! and The Measure Of A Man
Reality (Réalité) (Year: 2014; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy, Eric Wareheim, John Glover, Lola Delon, Matt Battaglia, Susan Diol, Erik Passoja, Jonathan Spencer, Bambadjan Bamba, Serge Hazanavicius, Roxane Mesquida, Brad Greenquist)
Trouble brews when a little girl finds a tape in the carcass of a boar that her dad was planning to stuff.
Slow West (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2015; Director: John Maclean; Writer: John Maclean; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann, Jeffrey Thomas, Brooke Williams, Stuart Martin, Madeleine Sami, Caren Pistorius, Kalani Queypo, Michael Whalley, Erroll Shand, Tawanda Manyimo, Stuart Bowman, Edwin Wright), Trailer
A Scotsman heads to the american West in search of his lost love.
Tale Of Tales (Il Racconto Dei Racconti) (Country: Italy, France, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Giambattista Basile; Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson)
Collection of fairy tales. In one, Salma Hayek is a jealous queen and in another Vincent Cassel plays a king who encounters two mysterious sisters. In a third a king raises a gigantic flea.
Tangerine (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone, Clu Gulager, Scott Krinsky, Katja Kassin, Josh Sussman, John Gulager, Ana Foxx, Jason Stuart, Anni Weisband, Frances Green, Scott Lyons, Richie Lillard, Mickey O'Hagan, Karren Karagulian, Tess Hunt)
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Theeb (Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Naji Abu Nowar; Writer: Naji Abu Nowar, Bassel Ghandour; Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox)
A Bedouin boy experiences a desert adventure when he joins a British officer searching for a well on the eve of the 1916 Arab Revolt.
Love Love
Love and Tangerine
Wondrous Boccaccio (Maraviglioso Boccaccio) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Writer: Giovanni Boccaccio, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Stars: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti, Vittoria Puccini, Michele Riondino, Kim Rossi Stuart, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Jasmine Trinca, Josafat Vagni, Eugenia Costantini, Miriam Dalmazio, Fabrizio Falco, Melissa Bartolini)
Set against the backdrop of a black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling different stories of love, fate, and resurrection.
Youth (La Giovinezza, The Early Years) (Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Neve Gachev)
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.
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