New Directors/New Films 2014

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and The Strange Little Cat
20,000 Days On Earth (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard; Stars: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Susie Cave, Ray Winstone, Darian Leader, Arthur Cave, Earl Cave)
An intimate portrait of Nick Cave.
The Babadook (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Jennifer Kent; Writer: Jennifer Kent; Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell, Benjamin Winspear, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall)
A character in a pop up book haunts the nightscape of a six-year-old boy
Buzzard (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Joel Potrykus; Writer: Joel Potrykus; Stars: Joel Potrykus, Joshua Burge, Jason Roth, Scott Baisden, Lisa Mueller, Joe Anderson, Teri Ann Nelson, Chris Kotcher, Michael Saunders, Alan Longstreet, Rico Bruce Wade, Katie Call, Crystal Hilliard, Chris Wintercorn, Trpl Blk)
A darkly comical look at a slacker office temp who gets by on cold Spaghetti hoops while getting off on stealing refund checks from his employer.
Dear White People (Year: 2014; Director: Justin Simien; Writer: Justin Simien)
Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.
The Double (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Ayoade; Writer: Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, Cathy Moriarty, Gemma Chan, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Yasmin Paige, Nathalie Cox, Phyllis Somerville, Tony Rohr, Joanna Finata, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Jon Korkes), Official Site, Trailer
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger.
Obvious Child Obvious Child
Obvious Child and Salvo
Fish And Cat (Mahi va gorbeh, Fish & Cat) (Country: Iran; Year: 2013; Director: Shahram Mokri; Writer: Shahram Mokri; Stars: Abed Abest, Mona Ahmadi, Ainaz Azarhoush, Nazanin Babaei, Mohammad Berahmani, Siavash Cheraghipoor, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Alireza Esapoor, Neda Jebraeili, Shadi Karamroudi, Babak Karimi, Mohammad Reza Maleki, Faraz Modiri, Milad Rahimi, Arnavaz Safari)
A menacing pair descend on a campsite where a group of college kids have gathered for a kite-flying festival.
North American premiere
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ana Lily Amirpour; Writer: Ana Lily Amirpour; Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej Vahdat)
A lonely vampire and a young man exhausted by caring for his father come together in a nightmare city.
History Of Fear (Historia del Miedo) (Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Uruguay; Year: 2014; Director: Benjamín Naishtat; Writer: Benjamín Naishtat; Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero, Francisco Lumerman, César Bordón, Valeria Lois, Elsa Bois, Edgardo Castro, Mara Bestelli, Daniel Leguizamón)
A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.
North American premiere
The Japanese Dog (Câinele Japonez) (Year: 2013; Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu )
What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them.
Mouton (Sheep) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Gilles Deroo, Marianne Pistone; Writer: Gilles Deroo, Marianne Pistone; Stars: David Merabet, Michael Mormentyn, Cindy Dumont, Benjamin Cordier, Emmanuel Legrand)
Story of the friends of a man who was murdered.
US premiere
To Kill A Man To Kill A Man
To Kill A Man and 20,000 Days On Earth
Obvious Child (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Gillian Robespierre; Writer: Gillian Robespierre, Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, Anna Bean, Gillian Robespierre; Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer, Emily Tremaine, Crystal Lonneberg, Ernest Mingione, Julie Zimmer)
A struggling comedian loses her boyfriend, her home and her job, then accidentally gets pregnant from a one night stand.
Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2013; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson; Writer: Benedikt Erlingsson; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Maria Ellingsen, Helgi Björnsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Atli Rafn Sigurðsson, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Charlotte Bøving, Kjartan Ragnarsson, Sigríður María Egilsdóttir, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Erlingur Gíslason)
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
US premiere
Person To Person (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Dustin Guy Defa; Writer: Dustin Guy Defa; Stars: Bene Coopersmith, Deragh Campbell, Zachary Levy)
A man is baffled when he finds a beautiful woman sleeping on his floor the morning after a party - and becomes even more so when she refuses to leave.
Showing with Buzzard
Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Country: Romania; Year: 2014; Director: Andrei Gruzsniczki; Writer: Andrei Gruzsniczki; Stars: Sorin Leoveanu, Ofelia Popii, Florin Piersic Jr., Virgil Ogasanu, Tora Vasilescu, Marc Titieni, Dorian Boguta, Alina Berzunteanu, Lucian Ifrim, George Alexandru, Adelaida Zamfira, Paul Ipate, Mihai Calin, Dan Tudor, Medeea Marinescu)
A gifted mathematician whose career advancement is blocked because he is not a member of the Communist party, comes to the attention of the security services after he secretly arranges for an academic paper on his new theorem to be published in an American journal. With practiced insidiousness, the Securitate start their investigation.
North American premiere
Return To Homs (Country: Syria, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Talal Derki; Writer: Talal Derki)
Documentary about rebel fighters in the besieged Syrian city.
Of Horses and Men Of Horses and Men
Of Horses and Men and The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
Salvation Army (L'armée du salut) (Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Abdellah Taia; Writer: Abdellah Taia; Stars: Said Mrini, Karim Ait M'Hand, Amine Ennaji, Frédéric Landenberg, Hamza Slaoui, Malika El Hamaoui, Abdelhak Swilah, Youness Chara, Oumaima Miftah, Souhaila Achike, Houda Mokad, Ibtissam Es Shaimi, Hasna Boulahana, Amal Maarouf, Amin Labsal)
A young gay man’s sexual awakening.
US premiere
Salvo (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza; Writer: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza; Stars: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Luigi Lo Cascio, Redouane Behache)
Life changes for a professional assassin because of a witness.
She's Lost Control (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Anja Marquardt; Writer: Anja Marquardt; Stars: Brooke Bloom, Marc Menchaca, Dennis Boutsikaris, Laila Robins, Tobias Segal, Robert Longstreet, Roxanne Day, Ryan Homchick, Gregory Korostishevsky, Henry Stram, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Michael Medeiros, Pierre Epstein, Danny Boushebel, Vin Scialla)
A sex surrogate runs into problems.
Shlomo X (Country: Israel; Year: 2013; Director: Ruth Patir)
A car mechanic is at the nexus between fictional and real-life stories.
Showing with Youth
A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (Country: France, Germany, Estonia; Year: 2013; Director: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell; Writer: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell; Stars: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
A journey of the spirit across northern landscapes towards transcendence.
Fish And Cat Fish And Cat
Fish And Cat and The Babadook
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears (L’étrange Couleur Des Larmes De Ton Corps, The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2013; Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Writer: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Stars: Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck, Anna D’annunzio, Manon Beuchot)
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Stop The Pounding Heart (Year: 2013; Director: Roberto Minervini)
A home schooled youngster calls her lifestyle into question after meeting a young man at a rodeo.
US premiere
Story Of My Death (Historia De La Meva Mort) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2013; Director: Albert Serra; Stars: Vincenc Altaio Morral, Lluis Massanellas Serrat, Clara Visa, Noelia Rodenas, Jordi Pau Costa)
US premiere
The Strange Little Cat (Das Merkwürdige Kätzchen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Ramon Zürcher; Writer: Ramon Zürcher; Stars: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Matthias Dittmer)
An intimate look at a family preparing to eat dinner togather in a Berlin apartment.
To Kill A Man (Matar Un Hombre) (Country: Chile, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Writer: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Stars: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Alejandra Yañez, Ariel Mateluna)
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
The Double The Double
The Double and Return To Homs
Trap Street (Shuiyin Jie) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Vivian Qu; Writer: Vivian Qu; Stars: Wenchao He, Yulai Lu)
A romance is abruptly derailed by a boy’s disappearance.
The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (Country: US, Ukraine, Russia, Poland; Year: 2013; Director: Jessica Oreck; Writer: Jessica Oreck)
Combines animation, traditional storytelling, and contemporary nonfiction filmmaking styles to recount the Slavic folktale of the frightful Baba Yaga, a witch said to live in a woodland hut perched on chicken legs who roasts her guests for dinner.
World premiere
We Come As Friends (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Hubert Sauper)
We Come as Friends views colonisation as a human phenomenon through both explicit and metaphoric lenses without oversimplified accusations or political theorising. Alarmingly, It is not a historical film since colonisation and the slave trade still exist.
Youth (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Tom Shoval; Stars: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe)
Two men trying to be good sons and save their families from ruin become violent kidnappers.
US premiere

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