New Directors/New Films 2019
Bait Bait
Bait and Sauvage
All Good (Alles Ist Gut) (Country: Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Eva Trobisch; Writer: Eva Trobisch; Stars: Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler, Hans Löw, Tilo Nest, Lina Wendel, Lisa Hagmeister, Dagny Dewath, Thomas Gräßle, Annika Blendl, Doris Buchrucker, Hildegard Faust-Albrecht, Vera Flück, Marc-Philipp Kochendörfer, Valentina Kühnel, Hermann Linnenbrink)
A woman keeps silent after a rape.
Angelo (Country: Austria, Luxembourg; Year: 2018; Director: Markus Schleinzer; Writer: Alexander Brom, Markus Schleinzer; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Christian Friedel, Larisa Faber, Michael Rotschopf, Dominic Marcus Singer, Gerti Drassl, Marisa Growaldt, Lukas Miko, Éric Gigout, Daniel Hoesl, Nilton Martins, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Makita Samba, Martine Schambacher, Ryan Nzogang)
Trouble brews for a young African in Europe in the 18th century.
Bait (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Mark Jenkin; Stars: Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis, Chloe Endean, Stacey Guthrie, Jowan Jacobs, Giles King, Edward Rowe, Simon Shepherd, Tristan Sturrock, Janet Thirlaway, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery)
Martin is a cove fisherman whose brother has started using their father’s boat to shuttle tourists, soon causing latent familial tensions to explode.
Belonging (Aidiyet) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2019; Director: Burak Cevik; Writer: Burak Cevik; Stars: Eylül Su Sapan, Çaglar Yalçinkaya, Eylül Su Sapan, Çaglar Yalçinkaya)
A murder investigation is flipped inside out.
The Chambermaid (La Camarista) (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2018; Director: Lila Avilés; Writer: Lila Avilés, Juan Carlos Marquéz; Stars: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez, Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez)
Character study of a maid in a Mexican hotel.
All Good All Good
All Good and Manta Ray
Clemency (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chinonye Chukwu; Writer: Chinonye Chukwu; Stars: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, LaMonica Garrett, Wendell Pierce, Noshir Dalal, Vernee Watson, Michael O'Neill, Danielle Brooks, Dennis Haskins, Debbie Pollack, Michelle C. Bonilla, Richard Gunn, Jed Bernard, Anahi Bustillos)
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
End Of The Century (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Lucio Castro)
An Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin hook up by chance while in Barcelona. What seems like a one-night encounter between two strangers becomes an epic, decades-spanning relationship.
A Family Submerged (Familia Sumergida) (Country: Argentina, Norway, Germany, Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: María Alche; Writer: María Alche; Stars: Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Subiotto, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Velazquez, Laila Maltz, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Subiotto, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Velazquez, Laila Maltz)
It's summertime in an empty and heated Buenos Aires. Marcela's world is shaken as her sister passes away.
Fausto (Country: Mexico/Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Andrea Bussmann)
The legend of Faust mingles with local folklore on Mexico's Oaxacan coast.
Genesis (Genèse) (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Philippe Lesage; Stars: Noée Abita, Paul Ahmarani, Théodore Pellerin)
16-year-old Guillaume is the class clown who loves attention and never takes anything seriously. His older stepsister Charlotte has already found someone that she considers her forever love. Life is about to turn their worlds upside down.
The Chambermaid The Chambermaid
The Chambermaid and The Load
Honeyland (Country: Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2019; Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov)
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
Joy (Country: Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Sudabeh Mortezai; Stars: Joy Alphonsus, Mariam Precious Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme)
Drama about a woman caught up in the world of sex trafficking.
A Land Imagined (Country: France, Netherlands, Singapore; Year: 2018; Director: Yeo Siew Hua; Writer: Yeo Siew Hua; Stars: Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi , Yue Guo, Jack Tan, Ishtiaque Zico, Kelvin Ho, George Low, Debabrota Basu, Andie Chen, Khalishan Liang, Qin Tianshu, Ottylia Liu, Xiao Jing, Andy Nyo, Joey Heng)
First we follow gruff, disenchanted detective Lok as he searches for Wang, a missing construction worker from mainland China. We’re then ushered back in time to see Wang’s life before his disappearance
The Load (Teret) (Country: Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Ognjen Glavonic; Writer: Ognjen Glavonic; Stars: Leon Lucev, Pavle Cemerikic, Tamara Krcunovic, Ivan Lucev, Igor Bencina, Kosta Bekric, Novak Bilbija, Tadija Calukovic, Branislav Ciric, Radoje Cupic, Mateja Dimitrijevic, Olga Dimitrijevic, Sara Dinic, Milos Gasevic, Marko Grba Singh)
A truck driver is tasked with transporting mysterious cargo across a scorched landscape from Kosovo to Belgrade during the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Long Way Home (Temporada) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: André Novais Oliveira; Writer: André Novais Oliveira; Stars: Grace Passô, Russo Apr, Rejane Faria, Hélio Ricardo, Juliana Abreu, Renato Novaes, Grace Passô, Russo Apr, Rejane Faria, Hélio Ricardo, Juliana Abreu, Renato Novaes)
In order to take a new job, Juliana moves from the inner city to a smaller town. While waiting for her husband to join her, she adapts to her new life.
Honeyland Honeyland
Honeyland and Share
Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu) (Country: Thailand, France, China; Year: 2018; Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng; Writer: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng; Stars: Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Rasmee Wayrana, Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Rasmee Wayrana)
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Midnight Family (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2019; Director: Luke Lorentzen; Writer: Luke Lorentzen)
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.
Monos (Country: Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay; Year: 2019; Director: Alejandro Landes; Writer: Alexis Dos Santos, Alejandro Landes, Alejandro Landes; Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Moises Arias, Jorge Román, Laura Castrillón, Wilson Salazar, Sofia Buenaventura, Deibi Rueda, Karen Quintero, Julian Giraldo, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Julianne Nicholson, Moises Arias, Jorge Román, Laura Castrillón)
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
MS Slavic 7 (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell; Writer: Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell; Stars: Deragh Campbell, Aaron Danby, Elizabeth Rucker, Mariusz Sibiga, Deragh Campbell, Aaron Danby, Elizabeth Rucker, Mariusz Sibiga)
A young woman tasked with executing the estate of her great-grandmother, a renowned Polish poet, takes a trip to Harvard University to research a correspondence between her deceased relative and another poet who seems to have been her lover.
The Plagiarists (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Peter Parlow; Writer: James N Kienitz Wilkins, Robin Schavoir; Stars: William Michael Payne, Emily Davis, Lucy Kaminsky, Eamon Monaghan, William Michael Payne, Emily Davis, Lucy Kaminsky, Eamon Monaghan)
A young novelist and her cinematographer boyfriendare waylaid by a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend and are taken in by the kindly yet enigmatic Clip, who puts them up for the night. But a discovery months later recasts events.
Clemency Clemency
Clemency and Monos
Present.Perfect. (Country: Hong Kong, US; Year: 2019; Director: Shengze Zhu)
A documentary portrait of Chinese society by focusing on the most marginalised - a chain-smoking burn victim, an uncoordinated street dancer, a man with growth-hormone deficiency, a cattle farm worker, and many others.
Sauvage (Full Frontal, Savage) (Year: 2017; Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet; Writer: Camille Vidal-Naquet; Stars: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel, Pavle Dragas, Mehdi Boudina)
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
Share (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Pippa Bianco; Writer: Pippa Bianco; Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Ivan Wanis-Ruiz, Emily Debowski, Darlene Cooke, Milcania Diaz-Rojas, Daimen Landori-Hoffman, Jai Jai Jones, Jhaleil Swaby, Kimmy Choi)
After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, 16-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Suburban Birds (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Qui Sheng; Writer: Qui Sheng; Stars: Gong Zihan, Huang Lu, Mason Lee)
When an engineer finds the diary of a schoolboy, he discovers startling parallels within its pages.
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