A wide-ranging selection from among the best new European works, including popular favourites from the festival circuit and some being shown to the public for the first time.
The Monk and Babycall
Babycall (The Monitor)
(Country: Spain, Norway; Year: 2011; Director: Pål Sletaune; Writer: Pål Sletaune; Stars: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vetle Qvenild Werring)
A mother moves with her young son to escape a violent husband, but something creepy is going on at her new address.
(Country: Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Karl Markovics; Writer: Karl Markovics; Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Gerhard Liebmann, Georg Friedrich, Stefan Matousch), Official Site
A troubled young man on day release from prison takes a job in a morgue and is inspired to go looking for the mother who abandoned him as a baby.
(Country: France/Poland/Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: Tine Byrckel, Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier)
A researcher working with young sex workers comes to question the advantages she has enjoyed in life.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Nacho Vigalondo; Writer: Nacho Vigalondo; Stars: Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces, Julián Villagrán, Raúl Cimas, Miguel Noguera)
A love triangle simmers under the threat of an alien invasion.
Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse)
(Year: 2011; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton, Serge Renko, Özay Fecht, Max Ricat, Louis Dunbar, Philippe Paimblanc, Patrice Movermann, Arnaud Azoulay, Amélie Robin, Justine Dhouilly, Charlotte Faivre, François Buot)
The emotional journey of a teenager is traced when her boyfriend leaves to travel the world.
Michael and Goodbye First Love
(Country: Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Andrea Molaioli; Writer: Andrea Molaioli, Ludovica Rampoldi, Gabriele Romagnoli; Stars: Toni Servillo, Remo Girone, Sarah Felberbaum)
A gripping conspiracy thriller story about the rise and fall of a major Italian food company, due to mismanagement, dodgy financial deals, shady politics and embezzlement.
(Country: Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Markus Schleinzer; Writer: Markus Schleinzer; Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger)
A look at the day to day life of an unremarkable man who is keeping a ten year old boy prisoner in his basement.
The Monk (Le Moine)
(Country: Spain, France; Year: 2011; Director: Dominik Moll; Writer: Dominik Moll, based on the story by Matthew Lewis.; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Deborah François, Sergi López, Geraldine Chaplin)
The tragedy of a devoted servant of God whose very righteousness leads him on the path to damnation.
Nobody Else But You
(Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Gérald Hustache- Mathieu; Stars: Jean Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix)
A crime novelist becomes intrigued by the death of a starlet who believed herself to be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe - and comes to suspect that she may have been right.
Omar Killed Me
(Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Roschdy Zem; Stars: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou)
The true story of a young man who was prosecuted for murder in a trial infused with racism after a woman was found dead beside the bloody words 'Omar killed me'.
Time To Spare and Wrinkles
Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche)
(Country: France/Belgium/Luxembourg; Year: 2011; Director: Frédéric Jardin; Writer: Frederic Jardin, Nicolas Saada; Stars: Tomer Sisley, Joey Starr, Julien Boissellier)
A police officer's son is held hostage by a cocaine dealer who demands the return of drugs the officer stole.
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Ole Christian Madsen; Writer: Anders Frithiof August, Ole Christian Madsen; Stars: Anders W Berthelsen, Paprika Steen, Sebastián Estevanez)
A man who has hit rock bottom becomes determined to win back the love of his ex wife, dragging their son along for the ride, but learns some lessons along the way.
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2011; Director: Emanuele Crialese; Writer: Emanuelle Crialese, Vittorio Moroni; Stars: Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio)
Powerful drama of a Sicilian fishing family on the island of Linosa, whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of African refugees, who they save from drowning.
(Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2011; Director: Viktor Chouchkov Jr; Writer: Viktor Chouchkov Jr, Borislav Chouchkov; Stars: Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardzhilova, Georgi Staikov)
Tilt is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80s and early 90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and an immoral social atmosphere?
Time To Spare (Alle Tijd)
(Country: The Netherlands; Year: 2011; Director: Job Gosschalk; Writer: Job Gosschalk; Stars: Paul de Leeuw, Karina Smulders, Lineke Rijxman, Teun Luijkx, Alwin Pulinckx, Christopher Parren)
A fortysomething man is bereft when the little sister he has raised leaves home, but nothing ever turns out the way you expect.
Tilt and Extraterrestrial
(Country: Denmark/Iceland; Year: 2011; Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Stars: Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Theodór Júlíusson)
A grumpy retired janitor finds redemption when circumstances require him to become a carer.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Ignacio Ferreras; Writer: Ángel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras; Stars: Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera)
An Alzheimer's sufferer finds a new place in the world after entering an old folk's home.