Before Snowfall and The Patience Stone
Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller)
(Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq; Year: 2013; Director: Hisham Zaman; Writer: Kjell Ola Dahl, Hisham Zaman; Stars: Billey Demirtas, Eva Medusa Gühne, Suzan Ilir, Nazmi Kirik, Jin Musa, Bahar Ozen, Volga Sorgu, Abdullah Taher, Mohammed Tejir, Birol Ünel)
A youngster from Kurdistan tracks his sister across Europe after she flees before her wedding.
(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.
(Country: Georgia, Germany, France; Year: 2013; Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß; Stars: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria)
Two young women come of age in the troubled time following Georgian independence.
My Sweet Pepper Land
(Country: France, Germany, Iraq; Year: 2013; Director: Hiner Saleem; Writer: Hiner Saleem, Antoine Lacomblez; Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta)
A Kurdish war hero turned police chief runs into trouble in his posting in the lawless borderlands.
Harmony Lessons and Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
The Old Man (Shal)
(Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2012; Director: Ermek Tursunov; Writer: Ermek Tursunov; Stars: Erbulat Toguzakov)
Story of a shepherd, loosely based on Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea.
The Patience Stone (Syngué Sabour)
(Country: France, Afghanistan, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Atiq Rahimi; Writer: Atiq Rahimi, Jean-Claude Carrière; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamidreza Javdan, Massi Mrowat)
An Afghan woman tending to her comatose husband gradually finds the means to confound the patriarchal society around her and assert her own voice.
(Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Alfredo Castruita; Writer: Jose Lomas-Hervert; Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Aldo Verastegui, Don Margarito Sánchez, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Gerardo Taracena, Sonia Couoh, Francisco Barreiro, Mario Zaragoza, Fernando Becerril, José Sefami, Harold Torres, Melissa Alvarado Ramos, Luisa Huertas, Ursula Peña)
The lives of a goat herder, a housewife and a peasant intersect in an accident.
Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
(Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2013; Director: Barmak Akram; Writer: Barmak Akram; Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul, Breshna Bahar)
A young man in Kabul seduces a girl. When she tells him she’s pregnant, he questions having taken her virginity. Then her father arrives, and a timeless, archaic violence erupts – possibly leading to a crime, and even a sacrifice.