Twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
God Help The Girl and 52 Tuesdays
(Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Sophie Hyde; Writer: Matthew Cormack, Matthew Cormack, Sophie Hyde; Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Bert, Beau Travis Williams, Imogen Archer, Mario Spate, Sam Althuizen, Danica Moors, Susan Hyde, Greg Marsh, Audrey Mason-Hyde, Susie Skinner)
Over the course of a year, a teenage girl adjusts to life as a woman while her mother adjusts to life as a man.
(Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Eskil Vogt; Writer: Eskil Vogt; Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Vera Vitali, Henrik Rafaelsen)
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over.
(Country: Ethiopia; Year: 2013; Director: Zeresenay Mehari; Writer: Zeresenay Mehari; Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere)
Meaza Ashenafi is a young lawyer who operates under the government's radar helping women and children until one young girl's legal case exposes everything, threatening not only her career but her survival.
(Country: Serbia; Year: 2014; Director: Mina Djukic; Writer: Mina Djukic; Stars: Hana Selimovic, Mladen Sovilj, Danijel Sike, Minja Subota, Marko Janjic, Zarko Radic, Branka Selic, Aleksandra Pleskonjic, Bojan Zirovic, Nenad Pecinar, Ivan Djordjevic, Raslav Sekulovic, Jovan Zivanovic)
Leni anxiously waits for her childhood friend Lazar, who is coming back to their hometown after years of studying abroad. After they reunite, they embark on a random bicycle trip around their childhood haunts, which will either exhaust or reinvent their relationship.
God Help The Girl
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Stuart Murdoch; Writer: Stuart Murdoch; Stars: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bisset)
An anorexic girl in Glasgow has ambitions to become a singer/ songwriter
Lilting and Liar's Dice
(Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Geethu Mohandas; Writer: Geethu Mohandas; Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Geetanjali Thapa, Manya Gupta, Murari Kumar, Vikram Bhagra)
A woman goes in search of her missing husband.
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Hong Khaou; Writer: Hong Khaou; Stars: Ben Whishaw, Leila Wong, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles, Shane Salter, Pei-pei Cheng, Peter E. Hopkins, Andrew Leung, John Matthews)
A bereaved mother and the boyfriend of her son find a connection.
World premiere. Day One film
Lock Charmer (El cerrajero)
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Natalia Smirnoff; Writer: Natalia Smirnoff; Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Erica Rivas, Yosiria Huaripata)
Upon learning that his girlfriend is pregnant, 33-year-old locksmith Sebastian begins to have strange visions about his clients. With the help of an unlikely assistant, he sets out to use his newfound talent for his own good.
To Kill A Man (Matar Un Hombre)
(Country: Chile, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Writer: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Stars: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Alejandra Yañez, Ariel Mateluna)
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
(Country: Bulgaria, Romania; Year: 2014; Director: Maya Vitkova; Writer: Maya Vitkova; Stars: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spassov)
Although determined not to have a child in Communist Bulgaria, Boryana gives birth to Viktoria, who despite being born with no umbilical cord, is proclaimed to be the baby of the decade. But political collapse and the hardships of the new time bind mother and daughter together.
To Kill A Man and Lock Charmer
(Country: Germany ; Year: 2013; Director: David Wnendt; Writer: Claus Falkenberg, David Wnendt, based on the novel by Charlotte Roche; Stars: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Meret Becker, Axel Milberg, Marlen Kruse, Edgar Selge)
Meet Helen Memel. She likes to experiment with vegetables while masturbating and thinks that bodily hygiene is greatly overrated. She shocks those around her by speaking her mind in a most unladylike manner on topics that many people would not even dare consider.
North American premiere
(Country: Italy, Germany, Tanzania; Year: 2014; Director: Noaz Deshe; Writer: Noaz Deshe, James Masson)
Alias is a young albino boy on the run. His mother has sent him away to find refuge in the city after witnessing his father's murder. Over time, the city becomes no different than the bush: wherever Alias travels, the same rules of survival apply.