Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013

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The Selfish Giant The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant and The Dead Man And Being Happy
36 (Country: Thailand; Year: 2012; Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit; Writer: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit; Stars: Koramit Vajrasthira, Wanlop Rrungkamjad)
A location scout who loses her digital library discovers she has also lost her memory of a young man she met one of her trips.
Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari (Nebesnye Ženy Lugovykh Mari) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Alexsey Fedorchenko; Stars: Julia Aug, Yana Esipovich, Vasiliy Domrachev, Daria Ekamasova, Olga Dobrina, Yana Troyanova, Olga Degtyarova, Alexandr Ivashkevich, Yana Sexte)
An introduction to the customs and rituals of the Volga-Finnic people in Northern Russia.
The Cleaner (El Limpiador) (Country: Peru; Year: 2012; Director: Adrian Saba; Writer: Adrian Saba; Stars: Víctor Prada)
A crime-scene cleaner takes charge of a child orphaned during an epidemic breakout in Lima.
Concussion (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stacie Passon; Writer: Stacie Passon; Stars: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins)
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
The Dead Man And Being Happy (El muerto y ser feliz) (Country: Spain, France, Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Javier Rebollo; Writer: Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo, Salvador Roselli; Stars: José Sacristán, Valeria Alonso, Vicky Peña, Fermí Reixach, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Jellinek, Lisa Caligaris, Carlos Lecuona)
An ageing hitman goes on a darkly comic journey to nowhere.
This is Martin Bonner This is Martin Bonner
This is Martin Bonner and Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari
Le Démantèlment (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Sébastien Pilote; Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Sophie Desmarais, Gilles Renaud, Lucie Laurier, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Dominique Leduc)
A father sells his beloved farm to help his daughter, in the city, avoid homelessness.
El Condor Pasa (Con-dor-eun Nal-ah-gan-da ) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Jeon Soo-il)
Tragedy enters the life of a Catholic priest and he feels responsible.
For Those In Peril (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Paul Wright; Writer: Paul Wright; Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Brian McCardie, Conor McCarron)
The lone survivor of a shipwreck, blamed for it for superstitious reasons, refuses to believe his fellow sailors are dead and sets out to find them.
The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Diego Quemada-Diez; Writer: Diego Quemada-Diez, Lucia Carreras, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Carlos Chajon, Rodolfo Domínguez, Brandon López, Karen Martínez)
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
Halley (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastian Hofmann; Writer: Sebastian Hofmann, Julio Chavezmontes; Stars: Alberto Trujillo, Lourdes Trueba, Hugo Albores)
Alberto is dead and can no longer hide it. Before surrendering to his living death, he forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard.
A Hijacking A Hijacking
A Hijacking and The Golden Dream
A Hijacking (Kapringen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Tobias Lindholm; Writer: Tobias Lindholm; Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim)
A brutal drama about a ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and the subsequent struggles for survival and freedom.
I'm Going To Change My Name (Alaverdy) (Country: Armenia, Russia, Denmark, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Maria Saakyan; Writer: Maria Saakyan; Stars: Evgeny Tsyganov, Arina Adju, Maria Atlas-Popova)
Poetry and traditional Armenian folk songs provide a route into the inner life of a 14 year old girl.
The Interval (L’Intervallo) (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Leonardo di Costanzo; Writer: Leonardo di Costanzo, Mariangela Barbanente, Maurizio Braucci; Stars: Francesca Riso, Alessio Gallo, Carmine Paternoster)
A captive girl and the boy who is guarding her in an abandoned building gradually overcome mistrust and form a tentative bond.
It's All So Quiet (Boven Is Het Stil) (Country: Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Nanouk Leopold; Stars: Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier)
A Dutch farmer opens up about his emotional distance as he anticipates the impending death of his father.
Joy (Country: Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Ilias Giannakakis; Writer: Ilias Giannakakis ; Stars: Amalia Moutousi, Giorgos Symeonidis, Lyda Protopsalti, Stefania Goulioti)
A woman takes home a baby from hospital, devotedly caring for it. But she is not its mother - she is a kidnapper.
36 36
36 and Joy
Karaoke Girl (Sao Karaoke) (Country: Thailand; Year: 2013; Director: Visra Vichit-Vadakan)
Blurring the line between documentary and drama, this visually powerful movie relates the story of Sa, a Thai village girl who works in the Bangkok sex trade in order to support her family back home.
The King (Su Re) (Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Giovanni Columbu)
This retelling of the classic biblical story of the Crucifixion of Christ on Golgotha stands out not only for its raw narrative style, but also for its moving aesthetic and provocative shift in meaning.
Norte, The End Of History (Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan) (Country: Phillipines; Year: 2013; Director: Lav Diaz)
The commission of a crime changes three lives forever.
Northwest (Nordvest) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Noer; Writer: Rasmus Heisterberg, Michael Noer; Stars: Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Hamza Al.Jaburi, Oliver Altman, Kevin Andersen, Irina V Babenko, Jelena Bundalovic, Lene Maria Christensen, Sandra El-Hussein, Nick Philip Engel, Monika Paula Fasula, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Jacob Wagner Guldager, Carsten Hartmann, Nicholas Westwood Kidd)
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Nothing Bad Can Happen (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Katrin Gebbe)
Young Tore, a member of a Christian sect called the Jesus Freaks, is taken in by the family of outwardly kindhearted, yet inwardly aggressive Benno.
Northwest Northwest
Northwest and Wadjda
Omar (Year: 2013; Director: Hany Abu-Assad; Stars: Waleed Zuaiter, Adam Bakri, Samer Bisharat, Eyad Hourani, Leem Lubany)
Three childhood friends and a young woman find their relaonships destroyed by the pressures of the Palestinian struggle.
The Selfish Giant (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Clio Barnard; Writer: Clio Barnard, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde; Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Steve Evets, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Rebecca Manley, Elliott Tittensor)
Roughly based on the Oscar Wilde parable, this is a tale of jealousy between two boys vying for the favour of a scrap merchant.
Stop The Pounding Heart (Year: 2013; Director: Roberto Minervini)
A home schooled youngster calls her lifestyle into question after meeting a young man at a rodeo.
Tenderness (La Tendresse) (Country: Belgium, France, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Marion Hänsel)
15 years after their divorce, Frans and Lisa set off for an Alpine ski resort to look after their adult son who has broken his leg.
This is Martin Bonner (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Chad Hartigan; Writer: Chad Hartigan; Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette, Sam Buchanan, Robert Longstreet, Demetrius Gross)
Two men embark on an unlikely friendship.
Concussion Concussion
Concussion and For Those In Peril
Wadjda (Country: Saudi Arabia, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Stars: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf, Dana Abdullilah, Rehab Ahmed, Rafa Al Sanea, Mohammed Albahry, Mariam Alghamdi, Ali Algorbani, Sara Aljaber, Mohammed Alkhozain, Maram Alkohzaim, Mariam Alkohzaim)
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Mouly Surya; Writer: Mouly Surya; Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita Nugraha, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo, Lupita Jennifer)
The odds of love and deception among the blind, the deaf and the unlucky sighted people at a high school for the visually impaired.
Youth (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Tom Shoval; Stars: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe)
Two men trying to be good sons and save their families from ruin become violent kidnappers.
You Are God (Jestes Bogiem) (Country: Poland; Year: 2012; Director: Leszek Dawid; Writer: Maciej Pisuk; Stars: Marcin Kowalczyk, Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Schuchardt, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marcin Dorocinski, Przemyslaw Bluszcz, Halina Bednarz, Magdalena Kacprzak, Elzbieta Karkoszka, Miroslaw Neinert, Piotr Nowak, Katarzyna Wajda, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Bartlomiej Blaszczynski, Jerzy Glybin)
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