Speaking about the Narrative section, Tribeca say: "Presenting established directors and newcomers from Ireland to Mexico and Egypt to China, this international line-up introduces us to an Egyptian radio host, a Swedish vampire, a female trucker, Australian surfers, and takes us into the hearts of personal and political relationships. The twelve films in this section all from different countries will compete for Best New Narrative Film, Best New Narrative Filmmaker and Best Actor and Actress prizes."
57,000 Kilometres Between Us and Quiet Chaos
57,000 Kilometres Between Us (57000km Entre Nous, 57,000km Between US)
(Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Delphine Kreuter; Writer: Delphine Kreuter; Stars: Florence Thomassin, Pascal Bongard, Mathieu Amalric, Marie Burgun, Hadrien Bouvier, Stéphanie Michelini, Mohamed Rouabhi, Véra Briole), Official Site
A teenager struggles for connections - both real and virtual - as her step-father presents an airbrushed version of their lives online.
The Aquarium (Genenet al Asmak)
(Country: Egypt, France, Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Yousry Nasrallah; Writer: Nasser Abdel-Rahman, Yousry Nasrallah)
An anesthetist who listens to his patients mumbling under sedation and a late night talk show host (Hend Sabri) whose callers reveal secrets are the yearning principals of this intriguing new work, an ambitious examination of repression - both sexual and political - in Cairo today.
(Country: Ireland; Year: 2008; Director: Declan Recks; Writer: Eugene O'Brien; Stars: Aidan Kelly, Eileen Walsh,Padraic Delaney, Edna Oates, Lesley Conroy, Karl Shiels)
The disintegration of a marriage.
Let The Right One In (Låt Den Rätte Komma In)
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2008; Director: Tomas Alfredson; Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist, based on his novel of the same name.; Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm, Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T. Peedu, Pale Olofsson)
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
(Country: China;; Director: Zhang Yibai; Writer: Zhang Yibai)
A visually stunning meditation on loss - centres on the complicated relationships between a teenage son, his mother, and the secretive young woman they take into their home after a tragic accident.
Let The Right One In and Eden
Love, Pain and Vice Versa (Amor, dolor y viceversa)
(Country: Mexico; Director: Alfonso Pineda-Ulloa)
This stirring and moody psychological thriller finds two strangers subconsciously linked when their recurring dreams begin to topple their reality. Featuring strong performances by the sizzling Brbara Mori (La mujer de mi hermano) and Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto).
My Marlon And Brando (Gitmek)
(Country: Turkey; Director: Hseyin Karabey; Writer: Hseyin Karabey), Official Site
They fell in love on a film set - but shes a Turk living in Istanbul and hes a Kurd living in Iraq, which US forces have just invaded. The lovers play themselves in this captivating, heartbreaking film, based on their own true story.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2008; Director: Dan Castle; Writer: Dan Castle), Official Site
Revolving around Jesse, a 17-year-old surfer who treads the line between success and self-destruction, Newcastle saturates the senses with magnificent surfing footage and absorbs viewers in the fresh loves and personal tragedies of Jesse and his mates.
Quiet Chaos (Caos Calmo)
(Country: Italy, UK; Year: 2008; Director: Antonello Grimaldi; Writer: Nanni Moretti, based on the book by Sandro Veronesi.; Stars: Nanni Moretti, Blu Di Martino, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Hippolyte Girardot, Isabella Ferrari), Trailer
A bereaved husband decides to spend each day waiting for his daughter outside her school, discovering a new world in the process.
(Country: Pakistan; Director: Mehreen Jabbar; Writer: Mohammad Ahmed), Official Site
Gorgeous colors enhance this tense tale, based on actual events, about a young Pakistani boy who, with his father, inadvertently crosses the border into India. Both wind up in jail for years, while mother (Nandita Das) is left bewildered and alone.
(Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Shane Meadows; Writer: Paul Fraser; Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Piotr Jagiello, Ireneusz Czop, Elisa Lasowski, Perry Benson, Kate Dickie), Official Site
A boy heads to London to seek his fortune and finds friendship.
(Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: James Mottern; Writer: James Mottern; Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Jimmy Bennett, Nathan Fillion)
Michelle Monaghan is riveting as a tough-talking, devil-may-care truck driver who is faced with raising her estranged 11-year-old son after his father (Benjamin Bratt) is hospitalised. This eloquent and uplifting story also features Joey Lauren Adams and Nathan Fillion (Waitress).