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Amour (Country: France, Germany, Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Michael Haneke; Writer: Michael Haneke; Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert)
An elderly couple deal with the ravages of old age.
Araf (Araf - Somewhere in Between) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Yesim Ustaoglu; Writer: Yesim Ustaoglu; Stars: Neslihan Atagül, Baris Hacihan, Özcan Deniz, Nihal Yalcin, Yasemin Conka)
A teenage girl becomes obsessed with a long-distance truck driver.
Barbara (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki; Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss, Carolin Haupt, Deniz Petzold, Rosa Enskat, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Peer-Uwe Teska, Elisabeth Lehmann, Mark Waschke, Peter Benedict, Thomas Neumann), Official Site
Set in 1978 East Berlin, a doctor desperate to escape to the West finds herself thrown into turmoil by the attentions of another physician.
Beyond The Hills (Dupa dealuri) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu, Tatiana Niculescu Bran; Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga, Catalina Harabagiu, Gina Tandura, Vica Agache, Nora Covali, Dionisie Vitcu, Ionut Ghinea, Liliana Mocanu, Doru Ana, Costache Babii, Luminita Gheorghiu, Alina Berzunteanu)
The story of two female orphans and their friendship in a remote Romanian monastery.
Bwakaw (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Jun Lana; Writer: Jun Lana; Stars: Eddie Garcia, Princess, Rez Cortez, Soliman Cruz, Bibeth Orteza, Joey Paras, Allan Paule, Beverly Salviejo, Soxy Topacio, Luz Valdez, Gardo Versoza, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Jonathan Neri, Roni Bertubin, May-i Fabros)
An elderly loner goes where he's never dared venture before
Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire) (Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Stars: Fabio Cavalli, Salvatore Striano)
A docudrama following drama workshops at Italy's Rebibbia prison, charting the trials and tribulations as the inmates tackle Shakespeare.
Camille Rewinds (Camille redouble) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Noémie Lvovsky; Writer: Maud Ameline, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre-Olivier Mattei, Florence Seyvos; Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla, India Hair, Julia Faure, Yolande Moreau, Michel Vuillermoz, Denis Podalydès, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Vincent Lacoste, Micha Lescot, Anne Alvaro, Mathieu Amalric, Riad Sattouf, Elsa Amiel)
French remake of Peggy Sue Got Married.
The Dead Man And Being Happy (El muerto y ser feliz) (Country: Spain, France, Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Javier Rebollo; Writer: Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo, Salvador Roselli; Stars: José Sacristán, Valeria Alonso, Vicky Peña, Fermí Reixach, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Jellinek, Lisa Caligaris, Carlos Lecuona)
An ageing hitman goes on a darkly comic journey to nowhere.
Flight (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Robert Zemeckis; Writer: John Gatins; Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Charlie Anderson, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo)
An airline pilot who lives on the wild side becomes a national hero... until his blood tests come back.
Fill The Void (Lemale et ha'halal) (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Rama Burshtein; Writer: Rama Burshtein; Stars: Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein, Renana Raz, Ido Samuel, Chayim Sharir, Irit Sheleg, Hadas Yaron)
A woman's view of Tel Aviv's ultra-orthodox Hasidic community from the inside.
First Cousin Once Removed (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Alan Berliner)
Chronicle of poet Edward Honig's loss of memory.
Frances Ha (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Patrick Heusinger, Teddy Cañez, Hannah Dunne, Grace Gummer, William Todd Levinson, Marina Squerciati, Finnerty Steeves)
Lightning-in-a-bottle, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to his star and co-writer Greta Gerwig recalls Godard’s early celebrations of Anna Karina, but, as a New York movie, it’s beautiful in a brand new way.
The Gatekeepers (Country: Israel, France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Dror Moreh)
Six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their nation’s past, present and future.
Ginger And Rosa (Ginger & Rosa) (Country: UK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia; Year: 2012; Director: Sally Potter; Writer: Sally Potter; Stars: Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Alessandro Nivola, Jodhi May, Alice Englert, Oliver Milburn, Greg Bennett, Andrew Hawley.)
Two teenage girls living in 1960s London are driven apart by a scandalous betrayal.
Here And There (Aquí y allá) (Country: US, Spain, Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Writer: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Stars: Pedro Santos De los, Teresa Ramírez Aguirre, Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez, Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza, Néstor Tepetate Medina, Carolina Prado Ángel.)
After years in the US, Pedro returns home to his family in Mexico, but the lure of the north remains as strong as ever.
Holy Motors (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Leos Carax; Writer: Leos Carax; Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Leos Carax, Edith Scob, Elise Lhomeau, Jeanne Disson, Nastya Golubeva Carax)
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next.
Hyde Park On Hudson (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Roger Michell; Writer: Richard Nelson; Stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Blake Ritson, Samuel West, Elizabeth Wilson, Eleanor Bron.)
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Kinshasa Kids (Country: Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg; Writer: Marc-Henri Wajnberg; Stars: Joël Eziegue, José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza)
Perhaps the most ebullient “musical” you’ll see this year, this singular documentary/ fiction hybrid follows a group of street children in the Congolese capital.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (A Última Vez Que Vi Macau) (Country: France, Portugal, Macao; Year: 2012; Director: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Stars: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Cindy Scrash)
This stunning amalgam of film noir and Chris Marker cine-essay poetically explores the psychic pull of the titular former Portuguese colony.
Leviathan (Country: France, UK, US; Year: 2012; Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel; Writer: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel; Stars: Declan Conneely, Johnny Gatcombe, Adrian Guillette, Brian Jannelle, Clyde Lee, Arthur Smith, Christopher Swampstead)
A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.
Like Someone In Love (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Ryo Kase, Rin Takanashi, Denden, Tadashi Okuno, Ryota Nakanishi)
A drama centered on the relationship of a young woman and old man in Tokyo.
Lines Of Wellington (As Linhas De Torres) (Country: Portugal, France; Year: 2012; Director: Valeria Sarmiento; Writer: Carlos Saboga; Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, John Malkovich, Carloto Cotta, Victória Guerra, Marcello Urgeghe, Jemima West, José Afonso Pimentel, Miguel Borges, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud, Filipe Vargas, Adriano Luz, João Arrais)
TV mini-series by the filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento. A reconstruction of Napoleon's attempts to invade Portugal.
Life Of Pi (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ang Lee; Writer: David Magee, based on the book by Yann Martel.; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Rafe Spall, Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Shravanthi Sainath, Ayush Tandon, Vibish Sivakumar)
After a shipwreck, a boy finds himself adrift with an animal menagerie.
Memories Look At Me (Ji yi wang zhe wo) (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Fang Song; Stars: Fang Song)
Song Fang’s remarkable first feature, in which she travels from Beijing to Nanjing for a visit with her family, perfectly captures the rhythms of brief sojourns home
Night Across The Street (La noche de enfrente) (Country: Chile, France; Year: 2012; Director: Raoul Ruiz; Writer: Hernán del Solar, Raoul Ruiz; Stars: Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Valentina Vargas, Chamila Rodríguez, Pedro Vicuña, Cristián Gajardo, Valentina Muhr, Marcial Edwards, Pablo Krögh, Santiago Figueroa, Pedro Villagra, José Luis López, Sergio Schmied)
A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
No (Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Pedro Peirano; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro and Antonia Zegers)
Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a Chilean adman trying to organize a campaign to unseat Pinochet in Pablo Larraín’s smart, engrossing political thriller.
Not Fade Away (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: David Chase; Writer: David Chase; Stars: Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini, Jack Huston, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald, John Magaro, Veronica Milagros, Molly Price, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Julia Garner, Alex Veadov, Lisa Lampanelli, Justine Lupe, Robert Funaro, Will Brill)World premiere
A group of pals try to make it in the Sixties rock business.
The Paperboy (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Lee Daniels; Writer: Lee Daniels, Peter Dexter, Peter Dexter; Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Scott Glenn, Nikolette Noel, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, Ned Bellamy, Beau Brasseaux, Lorrie Chilcoat, Peter Murnik, Katarzyna Wolejnio, Camille Balsamo, Chip Carriere)
A reporter heads back to his Florida hometown to investigate a possible miscarriage of justice.
Passion (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Brian De Palma; Writer: Natalie Carter, Alain Corneau & Brian De Palma ; Stars: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson & Karoline Herfurth)
A thriller about vengeance and competition between women.
À perdre la raison (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert; Stars: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Baya Belal, Nathalie Boutefeu.)
The Belgian director turns a European news story about a mad housewife into a classical tragedy.
Something In The Air (Après mai) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Lola Créton, Dolores Chaplin, India Menuez, Carole Combes, Clement Metayer, Victoria Ley, Felix Armand, Nathanjohn Carter, Mathias Renou, Nick Donald, Félix de Givry)
An 18-year-old man reacts to the social changes of late 1960s Europe.
Tabu (Country: Portugal, Germany, Brazil, France; Year: 2012; Director: Miguel Gomes; Writer: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo; Stars: Teresa Madruga, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Carloto Cotta, Ana Moreira, Laura Soveral)
Past and present consideration of a woman with a privileged colonial past.
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet ( Vous n'avez encore rien vu) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet, Jean Anouilh; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Lambert Wilson, Michel Piccoli, Anne Consigny, Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Pierre Arditi, Anny Duperey, Denis Podalydès.)
The latest from 90-year-old Alain Resnais is a wry, wistful and always surprising valentine to actors and the art of performance starring a who’s-who of French acting royalty