The festival says: "Regardless of where these films have played throughout the world, the Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love."
Maggie's Plan and Embrace Of The Serpent
Cemetery Of Splendor
(Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, US, Norway; Year: 2015; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi, Tawatchai Buawat, Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw, Bhattaratorn Senkraigul, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Pongsadhorn Lertsukon, Sasipim Piwansenee, Apinya Unphanlam, Richard Abramson, Kammanit Sansuklerd, Boonyarak Bodlakorn, Wacharee Nagvichien)
A housewife tends to a soldier with a mysterious sleeping sickness and begins to experience strange dreams.
Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente)
(Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Ciro Guerra; Writer: Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Miguee, Nicolás Cancino, Luigi Sciamanna)
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jeremy Saulnier; Writer: Jeremy Saulnier; Stars: Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Mark Webber, Joe Cole)
A young punk band is trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling on a murder committed by neo-Nazis.
Land Of Mine
(Country: Germany, Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Zandvliet; Writer: Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Oskar Bökelmann, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel, Maximilian Beck, August Carter, Time Bülow, Alexander Rasch, Julius Kochinke)
In the aftermath of World War Two, the Allies used German prisoners of war to defuse and clear landmines from the Danish coastline.
(Country: Greece, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France; Year: 2015; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: fthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly, Olivia Coleman)
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
Green Room and Rams
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Rebecca Miller; Writer: Rebecca Miller, Rebecca Miller, Karen Rinaldi; Stars: Julianne Moore, Travis Fimmel, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph, Greta Gerwig, Wallace Shawn, Alex Morf, Mina Sundwall, Kathleen Hanna, Jackson Frazer, Sue Jean Kim, Fredi Walker-Browne, Leetopher Scott, Monte Greene)
A young woman’s determination to have a child catapults her into a nervy love triangle.
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Don Cheadle; Writer: Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle; Stars: Ewan McGregor, Keith Stanfield, Don Cheadle, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi)
A biopic of legendary musician Miles Davis.
(Country: Iceland; Year: 2015; Director: Grímur Hákonarson; Writer: Grímur Hákonarson; Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jon Benonysson, Gunnar Jónsson, Þorleifur Einarsson), Trailer
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
(Country: Ireland, Cuba; Year: 2015; Director: Paddy Breathnach; Writer: Mark O'Halloran; Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco, Luis Manuel Alvarez, Paula Andrea Ali Rivera, Laura Alemán, Oscar Ibarra Napoles, Mark O'Halloran, Luis Angel Batista Bruzón, Luis Daniel Ventura Garbendia, Yudisvany Rabu, Maikol Villa Puey, Jorge Martínez Castillo, Tomás Cao)
In contemporary Cuba, a father and son struggle to escape from each other’s expectations, duty, and the burden of past sins.