The festival's gala premieres, plus a series of films accompanied by special events, from new live soundtracks to dedicated dance performances.
Mildred Pierce and The Voices
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Francois Girard; Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas)
The tale of a troubled orphan boy with a beautiful voice.
The Fall Of The House Of Usher (La Chute De La Maison Usher)
(Country: France; Year: 1928; Director: Jean Epstein; Writer: Luis Buñuel and Jean Epstein, based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe; Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard)
A loose adaptation of the Poe classic, with a lonely aristocrat obsessively painting his wife as she wastes away.
Love Is All: 100 Years Of Love And Courtship On Film
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Kim Longinotto archive and Yorkshire)
A celebration of romantic moments on film and the gradual victory of romance over the censors.
(Country: US; Year: 1945; Director: Michael Curtiz; Writer: Ranald MacDougall, from the book by James M. Cain.; Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett)
When a murdered man gasps out her name, is our heroine's remarkable survival story finally at an end?
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Stewart; Writer: Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Jason Jones, Andrew Gower, Haluk Bilginer, Nasser Faris, Nazanin Nour, Numan Acar, Arian Moayed, Amir El-Masry, Zarif Kabier, Arash Mokhtar)
The story of Maziar Bahari, the journalist who was detained for 188 days in Iran.
X+Y and Strictly Ballroom
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland; Writer: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, based on the novel by Lisa Genova; Stars: Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, Seth Gilliam, Kristen Stewart, Stephen Kunken, Erin Darke, Daniel Gerroll, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maxine Prescott, Orlagh Cassidy, Rosa Arredondo, Zillah Glory)
A woman and her family struggle to cope after she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
(Country: Australia; Year: 1992; Director: Baz Luhrmann; Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce; Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thompson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan, Sonia Kruger, Kris McQuade)
An 'ugly duckling' dancer teams up with the champ in waiting for feelgood romp.
(Country: US, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Marjane Satrapi; Writer: Michael R Perry; Stars: Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton, Ryan Reynolds, Jacki Weaver, Gulliver McGrath, Stephanie Vogt, Adi Shankar, Ella Smith, Crystal Nicole Marcano, Michael S. Ruscheinsky, Ricardia Bramley, Gretel Ashzinger, Denis Lyons, Helena Prince, Alessa Kordeck)
A disturbed factory worker dreams of romance... but will he take advice from his dog or his cat?
While We're Young
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horovitz, Matthew Maher, Peter Yarrow)
Middle aged angst in the documentary film world of New York
(Country: US; Year: 1988; Director: Mike Nichols; Writer: Kevin Wade; Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver)
A humble secretary, betrayed by her boss, makes the most of a brief time left in charge to pursue her own ambitions in the world of high finance.
Rosewater and Working Girl
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Morgan Matthews; Writer: James Graham; Stars: Lewis Adams, Percelle Ascott, Edward Baker-Close, Lee Bolton, Jason Thomas Brown, Asa Butterfield, Tasha Connor, Colin Coombs, Alexa Davies, Jake Davies, Paul J. Dove, James Frost, Sally Hawkins, Alex Lawther, Orion Lee)
An autistic teenage prodigy travels from the English suburbs for a maths competition in Taipei, challenging his safely defined outlook.