Twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
Crystal Fairy and Soldate Jeannette
(Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia; Year: 2013; Director: Srdan Golubovic; Writer: Srdjan Koljevic, Melina Pota Koljevic; Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Hristina Popovic, Nikola Rakocevic, Vuk Kostic)
Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. Twenty years later, all of them will confront the past through their own crises. Will they overcome guilt, frustration and their urge for revenge? Will they do the right thing, at all costs?
The Future (Il Futuro)
(Country: Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain ; Year: 2013; Director: Alicia Scherson; Writer: Alicia Scherson; Stars: Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta)
The elder of two siblings who have lost their parents, enters the mansion of a retired Mr Universe looking for a future.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Bastian Günther; Writer: Bastian Günther; Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Garret Dillahunt, Wolfram Koch, Jenny Schily, Jason Douglas, Jens Münchow)
Clemens Trunschka is a corporate headhunter and an alcoholic. Drinking increasingly isolates him from his life and leads him away from reality. While searching for a CEO candidate in Houston, his addiction submerges him into his own darkness.
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Muel O; Writer: Muel O; Stars: Min-chul Sung, Jung-won Yang, Young-soon Oh, Soon-dong Park, Suk-bum Moon, Kyung-sub Jang.)
In 1948, as the Korean government ordered the Communists’ eviction to Jeju Island, the military invaded a calm and peaceful village. Townsfolk took sanctuary in a cave and debated moving to a higher mountain.
Metro Manila and Shopping
(Country: Poland, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Jacek Borcuch; Writer: Jacek Borcuch; Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Berus, Angela Molina)
An emotional love story about two Polish students who fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare interrupts their carefree time in the heavenly landscape and throws their lives into chaos.
(Country: UK, Philippines; Year: 2013; Director: Sean Ellis; Writer: Sean Ellis, Frank E Flowers; Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Ana Abad-Santos, Erin Panlilio, Moises Magisa, Mailes Canapi)
The trials of a family who move to Manila in search of a better life.
(Country: New Zealand; Year: 2013; Director: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland; Writer: Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston; Stars: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman, Alistair Browning)
New Zealand, 1981: Seduced by a charismatic career criminal, teenager Willie must choose where his loyalty lies – with a family of shoplifters or his own blood.
Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane)
(Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Hoesl; Writer: Daniel Hoesl; Stars: Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Christina Reichsthaler, Josef Kleindienst, Aurelia Burckhardt, Julia Schranz, Ines Rössl, Gerald Matt)
The language of fashion reveals disconnection in an improvised examination of modern life.
There Will Come A Day
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Giorgio Diritti; Writer: Giorgio Diritti, Fredo Valla, Tania Pedroni; Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Anne Alvaro, Pia Engleberth)
Painful issues push Augusta, a young Italian woman, to doubt the certainties on which she has built her existence. On a small boat in the immensity of the Amazon rainforest, she faces the adventure of searching for herself.
Houston and Lasting
Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
(Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2013; Director: Barmak Akram; Writer: Barmak Akram; Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul, Breshna Bahar)
A young man in Kabul seduces a girl. When she tells him she’s pregnant, he questions having taken her virginity. Then her father arrives, and a timeless, archaic violence erupts – possibly leading to a crime, and even a sacrifice.
What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love
(Country: Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Mouly Surya; Writer: Mouly Surya; Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita Nugraha, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo, Lupita Jennifer)
The odds of love and deception among the blind, the deaf and the unlucky sighted people at a high school for the visually impaired.