Tribeca Festival 2012

The festival says: Of the 12 films in Tribeca’s 2012 World Narrative Competition, half are international productions and half American. Though the balance is less a product of design than serendipity, it amply reflects the Tribeca Film Festival’s commitment to fostering dialogue between the global filmmaking community and US audiences and auteurs.

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And While We Were Here And While We Were Here
And While We Were Here and Postcards From The Zoo
All In (La suerte en tus manos) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Burman; Writer: Daniel Burman, Diego Dubcovsky; Stars: Norma Aleandro, Valeria Bertuccelli, Jorge Drexler, Luis Brandoni, Gabriel Schultz)
Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria...
International premiere
And While We Were Here (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Kat Coiro; Writer: Kat Coiro; Stars: Kate Bosworth, Claire Bloom, Jamie Blackley, Iddo Goldberg)
A couple head to Naples to try to revive their marriage.
World premiere
Beyond The Hill (Tepenin Ardi) (Country: Turkey / Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Emin Alper; Writer: Emin Alper; Stars: Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür)
Faik, a proud old forester, is having trouble with nomads grazing their livestock on his land. For revenge, he and his hulking farm hand Mehmet snatch a goat to butcher for a family holiday, unwittingly sparking a dire blood feud.
North American premiere
First Winter (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Benjamin Dickinson)
A blackout of apocalyptic proportions strands a group of Brooklyn hipsters in a remote country farmhouse with no heat and no electricity during the coldest winter on record. At first, it’s all sex and drugs and acoustic guitars. But as the days go on and the food supply dwindles, struggles of power, jealousy, and desire threaten the group’s ability to work together in order to survive.
World premiere
The Girl (Year: 2012; Director: David Riker; Writer: David Riker; Stars: Abbie Cornish, Will Patton, Luci Christian, Giovanna Zacarías, Raúl Castillo, Lauren Galley, Katelyn Merricks, Santiago Maritza, Austin West)
A single mother becomes caught in emotional quicksand after losing her job and custody of her son. Desperate to earn cash for her custody battle, she makes the daring choice to help smuggle illegal immigrants over the border. A deep connection to a young Mexican girl will take her on a life-changing journey and force her to confront her past.
World premiere
War Witch War Witch
War Witch and Una Noche
Jack And Diane (Year: 2012; Director: Bradley Rust Gray; Writer: Bradley Rust Gray; Stars: Juno Temple, Jena Malone, Dane DeHaan, Kylie Minogue, Leo Fitzpatrick, Riley Keough, Haviland Morris, Cara Seymour, Michael Chernus, Rock Kohli, Neal Huff, Zohren Weiss, Michael Jefferson, David Villalobos, Jen Ponton), Official Site
Tomboy Jack and bubbly Diane fall head over heels in love one hot summer in New York City. When Diane reveals she must leave the city for school in Europe, their budding love is tested.
World premiere
Nancy, Please (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Andrew Semans; Writer: Will Heinrich, Andrew Semans; Stars: Novella Nelson, Rebecca Lawrence, Santino Fontana, Eleonore Hendricks, Eilis Cahill, Will Rogers), Official Site
A literature tutor finds his life start to unravel over something he left in his old apartment.
World premiere
Postcards From The Zoo (Kebun binatang) (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2012; Director: Edwin; Writer: Edwin, Daud Sumolang, Titien Wattimena; Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ladya Cheryl, Dave Lumenta, Heidy Trisiana Triswan, Nazyra C. Noer, Adjie Nur Ahmad, Klarysa Aurelia)
Magic realist fairytale of a girl who is raised in a zoo.
North American premiere
Una Noche (Country: USA, Cuba, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Lucy Mulloy; Writer: Lucy Mulloy; Stars: Dariel Arrechada, Anailin de la Rua de la Torre Javier Nuñez Florian)
Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalised by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister.
North American premiere
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Alberto Rodríguez; Writer: Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez; Stars: Mario Casas, Antonio de la Torre, Inma Cuesta, Lucía Guerrero, Julián Villagrán, Diana Lázaro, Carlos Olalla, José Manuel Poga, Joaquín Núñez)
Unit 7 is a semi-official police detail with a seemingly impossible mission: kick Seville’s most vicious drug trafficking ring out of town ahead of a major international expo. By any means necessary. As they slip outside the bounds of the law in the name of duty, two officers fueled by violence, lies, and ambition end up on opposing paths.
International premiere
Nancy, Please Nancy, Please
Nancy, Please and All In
War Witch (Rebelle) (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Kim Nguyen; Writer: Kim Nguyen; Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Mizinga Mwinga, Ralph Prosper, Jean Kabuya, Jupiter Bokondji, Starlette Mathata, Alex Herabo, Dole Malalou, Karim Bamaraki, Sephora Françoise, Jonathan Kombe, Marie Dilou, Gauna Gau), Official Site
A former child soldier recounts her past to her unborn child.
North American premiere
Yossi (Ha-Sippur Shel Yossi) (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Eytan Fox; Writer: Itay Segal; Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Orly Silbersatz Banai)
Ten years after a tragic love story between two IDF soldiers... we catch up with one of them.
World premiere

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