New Directors/New Films 2012
It Looks Pretty From A Distance It Looks Pretty From A Distance
It Looks Pretty From A Distance and Breathing
5 Broken Cameras (Five Broken Cameras) (Country: Palestine, Israel, France; Year: 2011; Director: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi)
A Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.
Acacias (Las Acacias) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Pablo Giorgelli; Writer: Pablo Giorgelli, Salvador Roselli; Stars: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani)
A truck driver agrees to transport a woman and her baby, not anticipating the change it may bring to his quiet life.
The Ambassador (Country: Denmark, Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Mads Brügger)
What happens when a very white European man buys his way into being a diplomat in one of Central Africa's most failed nations?
An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Terence Nance; Writer: Terence Nance; Stars: Terence Nance, Namik Minter, Chanelle Pearson)
A quixotic young man humorously courses live action and various animated landscapes as he tries to understand himself after a mystery girl stands him up.
Breathing (Atmen) (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.
Gimme The Loot Gimme The Loot
Gimme The Loot and Where Do We Go Now?
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (Country: Romania, Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Anca Damian; Writer: Anca Damian; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Jamie Sives)
Anca Damian's poetic and innovative animated feature recounts the life and final days of a Romanian immigrant wrongly imprisoned in a Polish prison.
Donoma (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Djinn Carrénard; Writer: Djinn Carrénard; Stars: Salomé Blechmans, Emilia Dérou-Bernal, Sékouba Doucouré, Laura Kpegli, Matthieu Longuatte, Laetitia Lopez, Benjamin Mayet, Amélie Moy, Marina Pelle, Vincente Perez)
An anthology of stories that set out to explore the varying definitions of love.
Fear and Desire (Country: US; Year: 1953; Director: Stanley Kubrick; Writer: Howard Sackler; Stars: Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp, Stephen Coit, Virginia Leith, David Allen)
Wartime drama about five soldiers behind enemy lines.
Found Memories (Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Julia Murat)
A young man attempts to unravel the mysteries of a ghost town.
Generation P (Country: Russia, US; Year: 2011; Director: Victor Ginzburg; Writer: Djina Ginzburg, Victor Ginzburg, Viktor Pelevin; Stars: Vladimir Epifantsev, Mikhail Efremov, Andrey Fomin, Sergey Shnurov, Vladimir Menshov, Oleg Taktarov, Ivan Okhlobystin, Andrey Panin, Leonid Parfyonov, Renata Litvinova, Aleksei Podolsky, Aníbal Silveyra, Aleksandr Gordon, Amaliya Mordvinova), Official Site
Study of the rebirth of Russia as a marketer's paradise.
The Ambassador The Ambassador
The Ambassador and Acacias
Gimme The Loot (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Adam Leon; Writer: Adam Leon; Stars: Tysheeb Hickson, Zoë Lescaze, Joshua Rivera, Tashiana R. Washington), Official Site
A pair of graffiti artists attempt to pull off a daring tagging mission
Goodbye (Bé omid é didar) (Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Mohammad Rasoulof; Writer: Mohammad Rasoulof; Stars: Leyla Zareh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Shahab Hosseini, Roya Taymourian)
A woman desperately tries to acquire a visa to leave Iran.
Hemel (Country: Netherlands / Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Sacha Polak; Writer: Helena van der Meulen; Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet, Rifka Lodeizen)
A father and daughter are more committed to one another than their string of on/off lovers... until the father falls for a young auctioneer.
How To Survive A Plague (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: David France), Official Site, Trailer
The story of Act Up and the ordinary people who transformed the tratment of AIDS.
Huan Huan (Country: China; Year: 2011; Director: Song Chuan; Stars: Tian Yuefang, Liu Xiang)
Stuck in a rural village, Huan Huan hopes her affair with a married doctor in town will lead to a better life in the city... but what happens if their relationship gets exposed?
How To Survive A Plague How To Survive A Plague
How To Survive A Plague and The Raid
It Looks Pretty From A Distance (Z daleka widok jest piekny) (Country: Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Writer: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Stars: Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Nowak, Elzbieta Okupska, Jerzy Lapinski, Hanna Chojnacka, Michal Pietrzak, Oskar Karas, Dawid Wolski, Waldemar Czyszak, Agnieszka Podsiadlik), Official Site
When a scrap merchant vanishes from a small Polish town, it sets in motion an unexpected chain of events.
The Minister (L'exercice de l'État) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Pierre Schöller; Writer: Pierre Schöller; Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé, Didier Bezace, Jacques Boudet, François Chattot, Gaëtan Vassart, Arly Jover, Eric Naggar, Anne Azoulay, Abdelhafid Metalsi, Christian Vautrin, François Vincentelli)
A French politician finds he has to bend the rules if he wants to get on.
Oslo, August 31st (Country: Norway; Year: 2011; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier, based on the novel Le Feu Folle by Pierre Drieu La Rochell; Stars: Anders Danielsen, Lie Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Petter Width, Kristiansen)
A day in the life of a young man at the end of a drug rehab programme.
Porfirio (Year: 2011; Director: Alejandro Landes; Writer: Mateo Ingouville, Alejandro Landes, Ezequiel Schmoller; Stars: Porfirio Ramirez, Jarlinsson Ramirez, Yor Jasbleidy Santos), Official Site
A man handicapped during the Colombian conflict who decides to take the law into his own hands in a final bid to fight the deaf, bureaucratic state that refuses to support him.
The Rabbi's Cat (Le chat du rabbin) (Country: France, Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar; Writer: Sandrina Jardel, Joann Sfar, Joann Sfar; Stars: François Morel, Maurice Bénichou, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Mohamed Fellag, Sava Lolov, Daniel Cohen, Eric Elmosnino, Alice Houri, Wojciech Pszoniak, Karina Testa)
Extravagant animated fantasy set in 1920s Algiers
5 Broken Cameras 5 Broken Cameras
5 Broken Cameras and Oslo, August 31st
Romance Joe (Lo-maen-seu Jo) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2011; Director: Kwang-kuk Lee; Stars: Young-Pil Kim, Dong Mi Shin, Chai-eu Lee, David Lee)
A waitress helps a man with writer's block.
The Raid (Serbuan Maut) (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2011; Director: Gareth Evans; Writer: Gareth Evans; Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah), Official Site
An elite SWAT team try to clear out an apartment complex controlled by a drug dealer, but nothing goes to plan.
Teddy Bear (Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Mads Matthiesen; Writer: Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, David Winters, Allan Mogensen)
Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.
Twilight Portrait (Country: Russia; Year: 2011; Director: Angelina Nikonova; Writer: Olga Dihovichnaya, Angelina Nikonova; Stars: Olga Dihovichnaya, Sergei Borisov, Sergei Goludov, Roman Merinov)
A female social worker becomes involved with one of her abusers in Angelina Nikonova's disturbing portrait of a disjunctive urban world of everyday violence.
Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant, on va où?) (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2011; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Rodney Al Haddid, Jihad Hojeily, Nadine Labaki; Stars: Kevin Abboud, Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Julian Farhat, Ali Haidar, Leyla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Claude Moussawbaa, Antoinette Noufaily)
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
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