Raindance Film Festival 2012

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Portrait Of A Zombie Portrait Of A Zombie
Portrait Of A Zombie and Ballroom Dancer
The Ascent (Country: Montenegro, Slovenia; Year: 2012; Director: Nemanja Becanovic; Writer: Alekandar Becanovic, Nemanja Becanovic; Stars: Vlado Jovanovski, Amar Selimovic, Inti Sraj)
A writer seeking a quiet life with a family of farmers may have made a terrible mistake when he teaches them to read.
Bad Hair Friday (Country: Estonia; Year: 2012; Director: Andres Kõpper, Arun Tamm; Writer: Andres Poom, Liisi Rohumäe, Birk Rohelend, Martin Algus; Stars: Mart Müürisepp, Hasan Steinberg, Ivo Uukkivi)
Eight different stories about how to get Friday really wrong.
Ballroom Dancer (Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Christian Bonke, Andreas Koefoed; Stars: Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy), Official Site, Trailer
A former world number one Latin dancer bids to make a comeback.
Body Complete (Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Lukas Sturm; Writer: Lukas Sturm; Stars: Asli Bayram, Senad Basić, Adnan Hasković)
A journalist goes looking for a young woman who has disappeared whilst visiting her dead father's village in the aftermath of the Bosnian war.
Can (Rasit Celikezer) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2011; Director: Rasit Celikezer; Stars: Selen Ucer, Serdar Orcin, Berkan Demirbag, Erkan Avci)
A young married couple live happily in Istanbul, but their decision to illegally procure a child threatens their future together.
Global Home (Year: 2012; Director: Eva Stotz; Writer: Eva Stotz; Stars: Casey Fenton, Alice Gray, Mamatal Ag Dahmane)
Couch surfing around the world.
Glorious Deserter (Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Gabriele Neudecker; Writer: Gabriele Neudecker; Stars: Alexander Kortoletzky, Markus Klampfer, Peter Neudecker Jr )
Young men who deserted from the army rather than support that Nazis struggle to reintegrate in post-war Austria.
Good Night, Missy (Country: Slovenia; Year: 2012; Director: Metod Pevec; Writer: Metod Pevec; Stars: Polona Juh, Jernej Sugman, Mila Furst)
After a designer discovers her husband is having an affair, she attempts to divorce him whilst shielding their daughter from the stress.
Heavy Girls (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Axel Ranisch; Writer: Peter Trabner, Axel Ranisch, Heiko Pinkowski; Stars: Ruth Bickelhaupt, Peter Trabner, Heiko Pinkowski)
A son and a carer go looking for a missing mum with dementia, and find one another.
Indebted (Country: Finland; Year: 2012; Director: Márton Jelinkó; Writer: Eira Virekoski, Márton Jelinkó; Stars: Kristiina Puukko, Heidi Lindén, Juha-Tapio Arola)
When a sex worker and a debt collector meet, they form a plan to escape their desperate circumstances.
Ivan's Dream (Country: Spain, Mexico, Colombia; Year: 2012; Director: Roberto Santiago; Writer: Roberto Santiago, Pablo Fernandez; Stars: Oscar Casas, Demian Bichir, Ana Claudia Talancon)
A boy gets the chance to play in a high profile charity football match, but must be dazzling in order to win the heart of the girl he adores.
Kill Me (Töte mich) (Country: Germany, France, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff; Writer: Emily Atef; Stars: Maria Dragus, Roeland Wiesksnekker, Wolfram Koch, Christine Citti, Jean-Jérome Esposito)
A suicidal teenager agrees to help a murderer on the run if he will kill her afterwards, but as they flee, he finds himself beginning to care for her.
Loveless Zorista (Country: Serbia, Poland, Cyprus, Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Radoslav Pavkovic, Christina Hadjicharalambous; Writer: Goran Mojsin, Christina Hadjicharalambous; Stars: Branislav Trifunovic, Ljuma Penov, Mirijana Karanovic)
A young woman is forced to live in hiding because villagers believe she is cursed. Could they be right?
Love Addict (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjær; Writer: Pernille Rose Grønkjær)
A documentary about people who experience obsessive dependency in relationships.
A Night Too Young (Prílis mladá noc) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia; Year: 2012; Director: Olmo Omerzu; Writer: Bruno Hájek, Jakub Felcman, Olmo Omerzu; Stars: Martin Pechlát, Jirí Cerny, Natálie Rehorová, Vojtech Machuta, Jan Vasi)
Two adolescent boys, on the first day of the New Year, meet their school teacher and her two male friends, with emotional consequences.
Orania (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Tobias Lindner; Writer: Tobias Lindner)
An introduction to a small town developed only for Afrikaaners.
The Phantom Father (Country: Romania; Year: 2012; Director: Lucian Georgescu; Writer: Lucian Georgescu, Barry Gifford; Stars: Marcel Iures, Mihaela Sirbu, Valer Dellakeza)
A frustrated academic travels into the remote countryside in search of his childhood friend, but finds trouble.
A Philosophy Of Closed Eyes (Country: Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Sacha Kullberg; Writer: Sacha Kullberg)
A documentary about what happens to bodies after death.
Portrait Of A Zombie (Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Bing Bailey; Writer: Bing Bailey, Laura Morand Bailey; Stars: Geraldine McAlinden, Rory Mullen, Todd Fletcher, Patrick Murphy, Steven Neeson, Sara Eavan, Diane Jennings, Ciaran Davies, Diane Jennings, Simon Fogarty, Paul O’Bryan, Diane Jennings, Gerry Shanahan)
A family is ostracised by the local community after deciding to care for a son who has become a zombie, whilst his pregnant girlfriend still hopes the local priest will marry them.
A Practical Guide To Belgrade (Country: Serbia, Germany, France; Year: 2012; Director: Bojan Vuletic; Writer: Bojan Vuletic & Stefan Arsenijevic; Stars: Jean Marc Barr, Julie Gayet, Baki Davrak)
A portrait of Belgrade focusing on its people.
The Second Execution Of Romell Broom (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Michael Verhoeven; Writer: Luise Lindermair, Michael Verhoeven; Stars: Romell Broom)
Having failed to poison him the first time, the State of Alabama makes a second attempt to execute convicted rapist and murderer Romell Broom.
Shanghai Gypsy (Sanghaj) (Country: Slovenia; Year: 2012; Director: Marko Naberšnik; Writer: Marko Naberšnik; Stars: Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram )
A journey full of surprises.
State Of Shock (Country: Slovenia; Year: 2012; Director: Andrej Kosak; Writer: Andrej Kosak; Stars: Martin Marion, Urska Hlebec, Nikola Kojo)
A man living in Communist Yugoslavia is so shocked upon receiving the Worker Of The Year award that he falls into a coma, awakening ten years later to find himself adrift in a brave new world.
This Ain't California (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Marten Persiel; Writer: Marten Persiel, Ira Wedel)
A hymn to the subversive power of vitality, this fast-paced documentary takes us on a trip through the strange unknown world of the ‘Rollbrettfahrer’ as skateboarders were known in the GDR, a country where besides those loyal to the regime, there was also an avowed political resistance. Apart from this, there was also a movement of young rebels whose only raison d’être was the illusion of staying young, immortal and non-committal. In THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA three kids discover their love of skateboarding on the cracked asphalt of the GDR – a madcap, even unacceptable sport that was perhaps so incredibly exciting because of its nuttiness. This punk fairytale created by a bunch of kids who luckily possessed sufficiently manic levels of energy to record their lives on Super-8mm film, shows us life in the GDR life as it has never been seen before. The film follows its three main protagonists from their childhood in the seventies, through their turbulent teens in the eighties right up to that autumn of 1989 when they were twenty and suddenly, everything they had known up to that point was about to change forever.
Vegetarian Cannibal (Country: Croatia; Year: 2012; Director: Branko Schmidt; Writer: Branko Schmidt; Stars: Rene Bitorajac, Zrinka Cvitešić, Leon Lučev)
A ruthless gynaecologist will stop at nothing to get his own way.
Zero Killed (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Michal Kosakowski; Writer: Michal Kosakowski; Stars: Nikolaus Firmkranz, Franziska Wuerzl, Barbara Braun)
A discussion of murder fantasies.

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