The Artist And The Model and The Fifth Season
80 Million (80 Milionów, 80 Millions)
(Country: Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Waldemar Krzystek; Writer: Waldemar Krzystek, Krzysztof Konopka; Stars: Filip Bobek, Marcin Bosak, Wojciech Solarz, Piotr Glowacki, Sonia Bohosiewicz)
Under an increasingly totalitarian regime, five activists attempt to safeguard funds by stealing them from their own bank account.
The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Fernando Trueba; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Fernando Trueba; Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Götz Otto, Jean Rochefort, Chus Lampreave, Aida Folch, Christian Sinniger, Martin Gamet, Mateo Deluz)
An elderly sculptor, tired of life and mankind’s folly, rediscovers the desire to work again, thanks to the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp.
Beyond The Hills (Dupa dealuri)
(Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu, Tatiana Niculescu Bran; Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga, Catalina Harabagiu, Gina Tandura, Vica Agache, Nora Covali, Dionisie Vitcu, Ionut Ghinea, Liliana Mocanu, Doru Ana, Costache Babii, Luminita Gheorghiu, Alina Berzunteanu)
The story of two female orphans and their friendship in a remote Romanian monastery.
Blancanieves (Snow White)
(Country: Spain, Belgium, France; Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Berger; Writer: Pablo Berger; Stars: Maribel Verdú, Ángela Molina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Inma Cuesta, Macarena García, Josep Maria Pou, Pere Ponce, Ramón Barea, Ignacio Mateos, Emilio Gavira, Carmen Belloch, Sofía Oria, Pere Vall, Sergio Dorado)
1920s re-imagining of Snow White.
Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire)
(Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Stars: Fabio Cavalli, Salvatore Striano)
A docudrama following drama workshops at Italy's Rebibbia prison, charting the trials and tribulations as the inmates tackle Shakespeare.
Dormant Beauty and Blancanieves
Dormant Beauty (Bella Addormentata)
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2012; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli; Stars: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher)
Three stories explore Italian concerns in the context of a famous euthanasia case.
Easy Money (Snabba Cash)
(Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark; Year: 2010; Director: Daniél Espinosa; Writer: Maria Karlsson; Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic)
A poor student with an expensive elite lifestyle sells cocaine to pay for his extravagant habits.
Easy Money II (Snabba Cash II)
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Babak Najafi; Writer: Maria Karlsson, Peter Birro; Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares, Dejan Cukic)
Released from prison, our hero is drawn back into criminality by the prospect of making large amounts of money quickly.
A Few Hours Of Spring
(Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner)
An ex-con struggles to cope with his mother's failing health.
The Fifth Season (La Cinquième Saison)
(Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France; Year: 2012; Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth; Writer: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth; Stars: Sam Louwyck, Damien Marchal, Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens)
When the midwinter ritual goes awry, the seasons stop rotating, crops start failing, and a village begins to come apart at the seams.
The Sex Of The Angels and 80 Million
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.
In The Fog (V Tumane)
(Country: Germany, Russia, Latvia, Netherlands, Belarus; Year: 2012; Director: Sergei Loznitsa; Writer: Sergei Loznitsa; Stars: Vladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin, Sergei Kolesov)
Two men in Nazi-occupied Belarus take a third off into the forest, believing he betrayed their murdered friends.
(Country: Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Umut Dag; Stars: Nihal Koldas, Begüm Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak)
A young woman enters into a fake marriage in order to move from Turkey to Austria and become the second wife of an older man.
Looking For Hortense (Cherchez Hortense)
(Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Pascal Bonitzer; Writer: Agnès de Sacy, Pascal Bonitzer; Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré)
The life of a tired academic becomes suddenly moe complicated after his wife asks him to pull strings to help a Serbian woman who is facing deportation.
Love Is All You Need (Den Skaldede Frisør)
(Country: Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier; Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Kim Bodnia, Trine Dyrholm, Paprika Steen, Sebastian Jessen)
Having just lost her hair to cancer and her husband to another woman, a hairdresser travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a man with troubles of his own.
Beyond The Hills and A Few Hours Of Spring
(Country: Germany, Norway; Year: 2012; Director: Matthias Glasner; Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange), Official Site
A woman's involvement in a hit-and-run accident has unexpected consequences for her family.
Our Children (À Perdre La Raison)
(Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert; Stars: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Baya Belal, Nathalie Boutefeu, Yannick Renier, Claire Bodson, Jean-Charles Hautera, Daniel Feis, Joé Michels, Eléa Gillard, Charlie Hoscheck)
A couple's relationship becomes strained under pressure from one of their adoptive parents.
Reported Missing (Die Vermissten)
(Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Jan Speckenbach; Writer: Jan Speckenbach, Melanie Rohde; Stars: André M. Hennicke, Luzie Ahrens, Sylvana Krappatsch, Jenny Schily)
A father searching for his missing daughter uncovers a terrible secret whose implications for society are still worse than the things he had feared.
(Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Norah McGettigan; Writer: Norah McGettigan, Gabriel Vargas; Stars: Augustyn Frank Cero, Anne-Marie Duff, David Fennelly, Jan Frycz)
A widowed plastic surgeon seeks escape from his troubled relationship with his daughter and meets a vivacious stranger who seems to hold the promise of a better life.
The Sex Of The Angels (El Sexo De Los Angeles)
(Country: Spain, Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Xavier Villaverde; Writer: Xavier Villaverde; Stars: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González)
When her boyfriend falls for another man, a young woman tries to overcome her jealousy so the three of them can work things out.
A Hijacking and Thérèse Desqueyroux
Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Jaume Balagueró; Writer: Alberto Marini; Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez, Iris Almeida, Carlos Lasarte, Amparo Fernández, Roger Morilla, Pep Tosar, Margarita Rosed, Rubèn Ametllé, Manel Dueso, Tony Corvillo, Ricard Sadurní, Xavier Pujolràs)
Unassuming janitor holds dark fantasies.
(Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Claude Miller; Writer: Claude Miller, based on the book by François Mauriac.; Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi, Stanley Weber)
A young aristocrat in a loveless marriage begins to strain against the bounds of her existence.
Women's Day (Dzien Kobiet)
(Country: Poland; Year: 2012; Director: Maria Sadowska; Writer: Maria Sadowska, Katarzyna Terechowicz; Stars: Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Eryk Lubos, Grazyna Barszczewska, Klara Bielawka)
A hard-pressed single mother is grateful to be promoted by the supermarket she works for, but grows angry when she realises how ruthlessly it is treating its workers.