A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year.
Don Jon and Lovelace
Adore (Two Mothers)
(Country: Australia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Anne Fontaine; Writer: Christopher Hampton; Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frechevile)
A pair of lifelong friends fall for one another's sons.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stuart Zicherman; Writer: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman; Stars: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke)
Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater; Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick)
Jesse and Celine consider their lives together after nine years of living together.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Polish; Writer: Michael Polish; Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Anthony Edwards, Henry Thomas)
Unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and battling advanced alcoholism, Jack Kerouac seeks respite in three brief sojourns to a cabin in Big Sur, which reveal his mental and physical deterioration.
(Country: USA; Year: 2013; Director: Drake Doremus; Writer: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones; Stars: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, Amy Ryan, Alexandra Wentworth, Ben Shenkman, Hugo Becker, Brendan Dooling, Elise Eberle, Lucy Davenport, Mackenzie Davis, Nicole Patrick, Brock Harris, Jenny Anne Hochberg, Naeem Uzimann)
The arrival of an exchange student reawakens a middle aged man's musical ambitions.
Breathe In and The East
Don Jon (Don Jon's Addiction)
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown)
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Zal Batmanglij; Writer: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling; Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Patricia Clarkson)
A spy who has infiltrated an eco-terrorist group, finds her loyalties tested.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joshua Michael Stern; Writer: Matt Whiteley; Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, JK Simmons, Matthew Modine)
The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life. jOBS is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently.
Closing night film
The Look Of Love
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Writer: Matt Greenhalgh; Stars: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton, Chris Addison, David Walliams)
Biopic of porn king Paul Raymond.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman; Writer: Andy Bellin; Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone)
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.
Adore and Stoker
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: David Gordon Green; Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne)
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Park Chan-wook; Writer: Wentworth Miller; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Nicole Kidman)
A bereaved girl's charismatic uncle spells trouble when he comes to stay.
(Year: 2013; Director: Logan Miller, Noah Miller; Writer: Andrew McKenzie; Stars: Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Steven Rude, Amy Madigan)
In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: George Tillman Jr; Writer: Michael Starrbury; Stars: Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright)
Separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone, two boys hide from police and forage for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world.
The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Fredrik Bond; Writer: Matt Drake; Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Til Schweiger)
Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel, her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.
Prince Avalanche and Before Midnight
Top Of The Lake
(Country: Australia, New Zealand; Year: 2013; Director: Jane Campion, Garth Davis; Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee; Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham)
A 12-year-old girl stands chest deep in a frozen lake. She is five months' pregnant, and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. So begins a haunting mystery that consumes a community.
World premiere. This six-hour film will screen once during the festival
Very Good Girls
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Naomi Foner; Writer: Naomi Foner; Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin)
In the long, half-naked days of a New York summer, two girls on the brink of becoming women fall for the same guy and find that life isn't as simple or safe as they had thought.
The Way, Way Back
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James)
An introverted teenager finds friends and confidence over the course of a summer holiday.