Selection of some of the festival favourites from around the world.
Aloft and Wild Tales
6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Mark Cousins; Writer: Mark Cousins, Laura Marcellino)
Mark Cousins follows in the footsteps of the author.
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Yann Demange; Writer: Gregory Burke; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, David Wilmot, Sam Hazeldine, Martin McCann, Killian Scott, Jack Lowden, Valene Kane, Tom Raven, Barry Keoghan, Paul Popplewell, Gerard Jordan)
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ramin Bahrani; Writer: Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi, Bahareh Azimi; Stars: Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Michael Shannon, Tim Guinee, J.D. Evermore, Patrick Kearns, Noah Lomax, Gus Rhodes, Judd Lormand, Cullen Moss, Donna Duplantier, Tom Bui, John L. Armijo, Wayne Pére, Jamie Elliott)
A man struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real-estate broker who's the source of his frustration.
(Country: US, Spain, France; Year: 2014; Director: Claudia Llosa; Writer: Claudia Llosa; Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, Cillian Murphy, William Shimell, Zen McGrath, Nancy Drake, Winta McGrath, Allan Wallace Dunkeld, Carson Nattrass, Cam Gates, Erika Marxx, Marjorie Roden, Karen Tusa)
A son goes in search of his estranged mother.
(Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve, Sven Hansen-Løve; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Tran, Arsinée Khanjian, Crystal Lonneberg, Laura Smet, Félix de Givry, Selcuk Demir, Vincent Lacoste, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Shirville Jarvis, Roman Kolinka, Matthias Van Khache, Reginald L. Wilson)
Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ in the world of French house music.
99 Homes and The Tribe
Girlhood (Bande de filles)
(Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Diabate Idrissa, Rabah Nait Oufella, Tatiana Rojo, Karidja Touré)
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
The Tribe (Plemya)
(Country: Ukraine, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; Writer: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; Stars: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy)
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
White God (Fehér isten)
(Country: Hungary, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Kornél Mundruczó; Writer: Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber; Stars: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, Gergely Bánki, Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kornél Mundruczó, Natasa Stork, János Derzsi, Péter Gothár, Ervin Nagy, Alexandra Gallusz, László Gálffi)
A girl goes in search of her pet dog.
(Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Damián Szifron; Writer: Damián Szifron; Stars: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Nancy Dupláa, Darío Grandinetti, Oscar Martínez, Osmar Núñez, María Onetto, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Zylberberg)
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality.