New Directors/New Films 2013

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The Search For Inspiration Gone and Taboulé
Ararat (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Engin Kundag; Stars: Pinar Erincin, Claudio Schulz-Keune, Erdal Kacar)
A man tries to keep the peace in his brother’s home after a ten-year absence.
Shorts programme 2
Chiralia (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Santiago Gil; Stars: Lenio Amory Einbeck, Monika Hetterle, Michael Krabbe, Julia Becker, Stephan Bürgi, Hans-Jürgen Alf)
The disappearance of a child becomes a focal point for anxieties at a gathering by a forest lake.
Shorts programme 3. New York premiere
Everything Near Becomes Far (Country: Colombia, US; Year: 2011; Director: Mauricio Arango; Writer: Mauricio Arango, Mauricio Arango; Stars: Wendy Rojas)
The peaceful daily rhythm of a farmer is violently interrupted in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Andean mountains.
Shorts programme 1. US premiere
Flamingos (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2012; Director: Francesca Coppola; Writer: Francesca Coppola; Stars: Fabio Ghidoni, Sofia Cotromano, Giulia Rupi)
Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface.
Shorts programme 2. North American premiere
Ouverture (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Bracey Smith, Neil Dvorak; Writer: Bracey Smith)
Story about a little girl in Soviet-controlled Bulgaria.
Screening with The Shine Of The Day
Wonderland Wonderland
Wonderland and To Put Together A Helicopter
The Pirate Of Love (Country: US, Iceland; Year: 2012; Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir; Stars: Baldur Björnsson, Helgi Þór Harðarson, Árni Sveinsson)
A filmmaker chases the legends surrounding a CD of popular Reykjavik love songs, supposedly written by a lovelorn trucker in Canada.
Shorts programme 2. New York premiere
RP31 (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Lucy Raven; Writer: Lucy Raven)
Animation composed from 31 film projection test patterns and calibration charts.
Screening with Upstream Color
The Search For Inspiration Gone (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Ashley Michael Briggs), Official Site
Combining animation, special effects, and live action, this silent film asks: will a writer who searches for inspiration find it in help or hindrance?
Screening with Viola
Sequin Raze (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro; Writer: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro; Stars: Anna Camp, Ashley Williams, Frances Conroy, Lily Rains, Beau Bonness, Molly Haldeman, Robert Sanchez)
A reality-show contestant tries to protect herself from the psychological onslaught of one of the producers.
Shorts programme 2
Southwest (Country: Turkey, US; Year: 2013; Director: Jordi Wijnalda; Writer: Jordi Wijnalda; Stars: Carine Crutzen, Matthijs van Bakhuyzen de Sande, Aali Erguvanli, Reha Soysal, Irmak Okcebe)
A Dutch woman helps save the lives of illegal immigrants but is forced to confront the unattended needs of those who love her.
Shorts programme 1. World premiere
Ararat Ararat
Ararat and Take A Deep Breath
Stampede (Country: Germany ; Year: 2012; Director: Cyril Amon Schäublin)
Snapshot of the moment when a city and its crowds create chaos and claustrophobia.
Shorts programme 1
Taboulé (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Richard Garcia)
How can you measure trust? A story about secret codes.
Shorts programme 2. New York premiere
Take A Deep Breath (Derin Nefes Al) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2012; Director: Basak Buyukcelen; Writer: Basak Buyukcelen; Stars: Nesrin Cavadzade, Ercan Kesal, Celal Kadri Kinoglu, Mine Tüfekçioglu)
When a teenager’s parents take her to see a gynaecologist, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Shorts programme 2
To Put Together A Helicopter (Para armar un helicóptero) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: Izabel Acevedo; Writer: Izabel Acevedo; Stars: Roberto Pichardo)
When summer rains bring power outages to his neighborhood, 17-year-old Oliverio comes up with an ingenious solution.
Shorts programme 3. North American premiere
The Village (A Cidade) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Liliana Sulzbach; Writer: Liliana Sulzbach, Liliana Sulzbach; Stars: Eva Pereira Nunes, João Francisco Saldanha)
A small village’s inhabitants are all elderly, and no one new is moving in.
Shorts programme 3. New York premiere
What Can I Wish You Before The Fight (Que puis-je te souhaiter avant le combat?) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Sofia Babluani; Writer: Sofia Babluani; Stars: Aziza Arslanova, Liana Babluani, Elodie Chanut, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Nastassia Legrand)
A touching story about a case of mistaken identity and communication that transcends barriers.
Shorts programme 1. US premiere
Wonderland (Country: Romania; Year: 2012; Director: eter Kerek)
As a mother seeks to improve life for her family, her son explores the cavernous rooms of a stranger’s house - perhaps costing the two of them a better future.
Shorts programme 1

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