Fruitvale Station and Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Lowery; Writer: David Lowery; Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Charles Baker, Heather Kafka, Kentucker Audley, Robert Longstreet)
Love story about an escaped outlaw and the wife who waits for him.
Camille Claudel, 1915
(Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller)
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Child's Pose (Pozitia Copilului)
(Country: Romania; Year: 2013; Director: Calin Peter Netzer; Writer: Razvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer; Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu)
An upper class woman loses all sight of morality as she strives to save her son from a prison sentence for knocking down an killing a child.
Closed Curtain (Pardé)
(Country: Iran; Year: 2013; Director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi; Writer: Jafar Panahi; Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadeh Torabi, Abolghasem Sobhani, Mahyar Jafaripour, Ramin Akhariani, Sina Mashyekhi, Siamak Abedinpour, Zeynab Kanoum)
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Just A Sigh and National Security
The Congress (Le congrès)
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ari Folman; Writer: Ari Folman, Stanislaw Lem; Stars: Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Fisher, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Landes, Michael Stahl-David, Don McManus, Christopher B. Duncan, Cooper Thornton, Ed Corbin, Kevin Thompson, Matthew Wolf)
An ageing actress gets more than she bargains for when she accepts one last job.
Fill The Void (Lemale et ha'halal)
(Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Rama Burshtein; Writer: Rama Burshtein; Stars: Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein, Renana Raz, Ido Samuel, Chayim Sharir, Irit Sheleg, Hadas Yaron)
A woman's view of Tel Aviv's ultra-orthodox Hasidic community from the inside.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Patrick Heusinger, Teddy Cañez, Hannah Dunne, Grace Gummer, William Todd Levinson, Marina Squerciati, Finnerty Steeves)
Lightning-in-a-bottle, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to his star and co-writer Greta Gerwig recalls Godard’s early celebrations of Anna Karina, but, as a New York movie, it’s beautiful in a brand new way.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ryan Coogler; Writer: Ryan Coogler; Stars: Michael B Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O'Reilly, Ariana Neal, Keenan Coogler, Trestin George, Joey Oglesby, Michael James, Marjorie Crump-Shears, Destiny Ekwueme, Bianca Rodriguez III, Julian Keyes)
The true story of Oscar Grant, who set out one day to try and bcome a better person and ended up in a shocking encounter at Fruitvale station.
(Country: Chile, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora)
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
Camille Claudel, 1915 and Gloria
The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)
(Country: Hong Kong, China, US; Year: 2013; Director: Wong Kar Wai; Writer: Wong Kar Wai, Xu Haofeng, Zou Jingzhi; Stars: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Jin, Song Hye-kyo, Chang Chen, Wang Qingxiang, Cung Le, Lo Hoi-pang, Liu Xun, Leung Siu Lung, Julian Cheung Chi-lam)
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello; Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi)
An ageing writer recalls the passions of his youth.
(Country: Chad; Year: 2013; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Stars: Soulémane Démé, Mariam Monory, Cyril Guei, Anaïs Monory, Marius Yelolo)
A partially paralysed man who dreams of becoming a dancer is drawn into crime after his uncle becomes seriously ill.
Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)
(Country: Kazakhstan, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Emir Baigazin; Writer: Emir Baigazin; Stars: Timur Aidarbekov)
A brutally bullied teenager struggles to avoid getting drawn into a cycle of violence.
(Year: 2013; Director: Amat Escalante; Writer: Amat Escalante, Gabriel Reyes)
A man's search for his missing father sees him drawn into a world of drugs and crime.
Frances Ha and Like Father, Like Son
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Valeria Golino; Writer: Valeria Golino, based on the book by Angela Del Fabbro.; Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Libero De Rienzo)
A woman devoted to promoting euthanasia encounters a man with an invisible malaise.
(Country: France, Israel, Turkey, Palestine; Year: 2012; Director: Hiam Abbas)
Although it looks like war, a large Arab family gathers in a village situated near the Israeli-Lebanese border for the wedding of the eldest grandchild Abu Majda.
Just A Sigh
(Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Jérôme Bonnell; Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Emmanuelle Devos, Judith Rémy, Roland David, Sébastien Pouderoux, Jean-Charles Clichet, Eddie Chignara)
An actress meets a stranger on a train and conceives of a different life.
Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yôko Maki, Jun Kunimura)
When he discovers his baby boy was accidentally swapped with another at birth, whom he has raised and loved, a wealthy businessman must decide which one he truly feels is his son.
The Lunchbox (Dabba)
(Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Ritesh Batra; Writer: Ritesh Batra; Stars: Irrfan Khan, Bharati Achrekar, Nimrat Kaur, Denzil Smith)
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker and Ain't Them Bodies Saints
(Country: Russia; Year: 2012; Director: Yuri Bykov; Stars: Denis Shvedov)
Rushing to see his wife give birth, the Major accidentally knocks down and kills a boy. He is torn over whether or not to confess to the crime and thereby leave his wife and child alone.
The Missing Picture (L'Image Manquante)
(Country: Cambodia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Rithy Panh)
The director uses animation to present a dispassionate portrayal of the horrific experiences his own family suffered under Pol Pot’s regime.
National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985)
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Chung Ji-young; Writer: Chung Sang-Hyup, Lee Dae-il, Kim Geun-tae, Kang Min-hee; Stars: Park Won-sang, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Myung Kye-nam)
A pro-democracy activist faces off against his torturers, determined not to reveal his secrets.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon)
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Seon-gyun, Ye Ji-won, Yoo Joon-sang)
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Mamet; Stars: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren)
Music producer Phil Spector has gone down in the history of rock for more than just his work with The Beatles and Tina Turner. In 2003 he was accused of murdering a young actress, and he hired attorney Linda Kenney Baden to defend him.
The Great Beauty and Honey
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: David Gordon Green; Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne)
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.
(Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg; Year: 2012; Director: Frédéric Fonteyne; Writer: Anne Paulicevich, Philippe Blasband; Stars: François Damiens, Sergi Lopez, Anne Paulicevich)
A prison guard gets away from it all by taking tango lessons but discovers that the dance partner he's falling for is married to a violent criminal in his charge.
There Will Come A Day
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Giorgio Diritti; Writer: Giorgio Diritti, Fredo Valla, Tania Pedroni; Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Anne Alvaro, Pia Engleberth)
Painful issues push Augusta, a young Italian woman, to doubt the certainties on which she has built her existence. On a small boat in the immensity of the Amazon rainforest, she faces the adventure of searching for herself.
A Touch Of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding)
(Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Jia Zhangke)
Four characters represent different areas of China and different strata of contemporary society.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
(Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marie Brassard, Marc-André Grondin, Georges Molnar)
A couple, one of whom is just out of prison, hide away in a house in the woods until the past comes calling for them.
Prince Avalanche and The Lunchbox
Young & Beautiful (Jeune et jolie, Jeune & Jolie)
(Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Palhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantan Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor, Laurent Delbecque, Jeanne Ruff )
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.