Fourteen films from emerging filmmaking talents offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
Wish You Were Here and My Brother The Devil
4 Suns (Ctyri slunce)
(Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2012; Director: Bohdan Sláma; Writer: Bohdan Sláma; Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Aňa Geislerová, Karel Roden, Jiří Mádl, Klára Melíšková)
Immature Fogi attempts to straighten up and accept his responsibilities as a new husband and father, as well as role model to his troubled son from a previous relationship, but finds himself unable to change his nature, leaving him to watch haplessly as his family begins to crumble.
About The Pink Sky (Momoiro sora o)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2011; Director: Keiichi Kobayashi; Writer: Keiichi Kobayashi; Stars: Ai Ikeda, Ena Koshino, Reiko Fujiwara, Tsubasa Takayama, Hakusyu Togetsuan)
A high school girl finds a wallet full of money and tracks down its owner, leading to unexpected consequences for the girl and her friends.
Can (Rasit Celikezer)
(Country: Turkey; Year: 2011; Director: Rasit Celikezer; Stars: Selen Ucer, Serdar Orcin, Berkan Demirbag, Erkan Avci)
A young married couple live happily in Istanbul, but their decision to illegally procure a child threatens their future together.
Father's Chair (A Cadeira do Pai)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Luciano Moura; Writer: Elena Soarez, Luciano Moura; Stars: Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima)
Following the trail of his runaway teen son, Theo confronts his own identity as a son, a father and a man along the way.
(Country: Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Babis Makridis; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Babis Makridis; Stars: Aris Servetalis, Makis Papadimitriou, Lefteris Mathaios, Nota Tserniafski, Stavros Raptis)
A man who lives in his car gets caught up in the undeclared war between motorcycle riders and car drivers.
Violeta Went To Heaven and The Last Elvis
The Last Elvis (El Ultimo Elvis)
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Nicolás Giacobone; Writer: Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone; Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez)
A Buenos Aires Elvis impersonator who believes that he is the reincarnation of the King struggles to shake free from reality and live his musical dream.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: David Trueba; Writer: David Trueba; Stars: Ramon Fontserè, José Sacristán, María Valverde)
The balance of power and desire constantly shifts during the meeting of an older journalist and a young student, of two generations completely foreign to one another.
My Brother The Devil
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Sally El Hosaini; Writer: Sally El Hosaini, Aymen Hamdouchi; Stars: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elarica Gallacher, Nasser Memarzia, Letitia Wright, Nicola Harrison, Ashley Bashy Thomas, Anthony Welsh, Frieda Thiel, Arnold Oceng, Aymen Hamdouchi, Malachi Kirby, Leemore Marrett Jr., Michael-Joel David Stuart)
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Mads Matthiesen; Writer: Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, David Winters, Allan Mogensen)
Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.
Valley Of Saints
(Country: India, US; Year: 2012; Director: Musa Syeed; Writer: Musa Syeed; Stars: Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Mohammed Afzal Sofi, Neelofar Hamid), Official Site
Gulzar plans to run away from the war and poverty surrounding his village in Kashmir with his best friend, but a beautiful young woman researching a nearby dying lake leads him to contemplate a different future.
Violeta Went To Heaven (Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos)
(Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Andrés Wood; Writer: Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, Andrés Wood; Stars: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Luis Machín, Gabriela Aguilera, Roberto Farías), Official Site
A biopic of the Chilean folk singer, composer, ethnomusicologist and painter Violeta Parra.
Wish You Were Here
(Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith; Writer: Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price; Stars: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr)
Four friends embark on a carefree holiday, but only three return home. Who knows what happened on that fateful night?
World premiere. Day One film
(Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner.)
Dolph searches for his lost dog, but through encounters with a nympho pizza-delivery girl, a jogging neighbor seeking the absolute and a mysterious righter of wrongs, he may eventually lose his mind... and his identity.
Young & Wild
(Year: 2011; Director: Marialy Rivas; Writer: Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutiérrez, Pedro Peirano; Stars: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Kuppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto)
Seventeen-year-old Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.