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IFFK every year presents a cross section of movies made throughout the world. Following Films will be screened in this section of IFFK 2013.

1001 Apples/Hezar-o yek Siv

Iraq/74min/2013
Direction: Taha Karimi

This film experimentally recreates the history of the Kurdish genocide in Iraq. Faraj climbed out from amongst the dead and was taken to the USA by Human Rights Watch. The story that is told is not that of hatred or revenge, but the tragic history of inhumane crime.

3 X3D

Greenaway/France|Portugal/70min/2013
Direction: Jean-Luc Godard|Edgar Pęra|Peter

Three renowned directors —Jean-Luc Godard,Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra—explore the evolution of 3D films. Just in Time (Greenaway) takes the viewer from 200 AD through the late Gothic period to the Renaissance and Modern Times. In Les
troisdésastres, Godard deconstructs cinema’s relationship to “perspective” with a succession of images, sounds and references that collide in a stimulating collage. Cinesapiens (Pêra) lightens the mood with some truly visual fun and over-the-top phantasmagoria

Act of Killing

Denmark|Norway|UK/115min/2012
Direction: Joshua Oppenheimer

A documentary in which former Indonesian death squad leaders reenact their real-life mass-killings. In 'The Act of Killing', Anwar and his friends agree to tell us the story of their killings. But their idea of being in a movie is not to provide testimony for a documentary: they want to star in the kind of films they most love.

Ana Arabia

Israel|France/81min/2013
Direction: Amos Gitai

Filmed in one sequence-shot of 85 minutes, Ana Arabia is a moment in the life of a small community of outcasts, Jews and Arabs, who live together in a forgotten enclave at the "border" between Jaffa and Bat Yam, in Israel. One day, Yael, a young journalist, visits them. In these dilapidated shacks, in the orchard filled with lemon trees and surrounded by mass public houses, she discovers a range of characters far removed from the usual clichés offered by the region. Yael has the feeling of having discovered a human goldmine. She no longer thinks of her job. Faces and words of Youssef and Miriam, Sarah and Walid, of their neighbors, their friends tell her about life, its dreams and its hopes, its love affairs, desires and disillusions. Their relation to time is different from that of the city around them. In this tinkered and fragile place, there is a possibility of coexistence. A universal metaphor.

Bad Hair /Pelo Malo

Venezuela|Peru|Germany/93min/2013
Direction: Mariana Rondon

Nine-year-old Junior lives with his frazzled, irritable single mother and baby sister. He can do no good in his mother’s eyes. He longs for the straight hair that he hopes will help her to love him, but she doesn’t appear interested in his efforts. His grandmother wants to convert him into a singing sensation but Junior doesn’t approve of her idiosyncratic costume choices.

Bastards/Les salauds

France|Germany/83min/2013
Direction: Claire Denis

A sea captain goes AWOL to avenge his brother-in-law's suicide and to rescue his estranged sister and his teenaged niece. But soon finds himself caught in a murky world of deceit and lies.

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow/Thanha Rathi Ranga

SriLanka/110min/2013
Direction: Nilendra Deshapriya

The film paints a portrait of contemporary Sri Lanka through its three characters: Wimal, Suraj and Sirithunga. They dream of a better life, a future filled with freedom, love, money. They realise, far too late, that they aren’t strong enough to live their dreams, that they don’t have the dimensions of the people they dreamed of becoming, that they will pay a heavy price in their fight against the powerful forces of money, greed and manipulation

Blue and Not So Pink /Azul y no tan rosa

Venezuela|Spain/113min/2013
Direction: Miguel Ferrari

Diego, a young and successful photographer, lives in the glamorous but shallow and excessive world of fashion. A tragic accident turns his world upside down; his partner Fabrizio is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this inopportune time, Diego's estranged son Armando shows up.

Borgman

Netherlands/113min/2013
Direction: Alex van Warmerdam

When a dirty Camiel arrives at the door of artist Marina and media executive Richard’s expansive, designer-chic home, the shifting perceptions of Van Warmerdam’s screenplay begin to displace and disorient the audience. Hallucinogenic elements dot the consciousness as Camiel shifts between the roles of victim and aggressor.

Burn it up Djassa

Côte d'Ivoire | France/70min/2012
Direction: Lonesome Solo

The film follows Tony, a 25-year-old cigarette vendor living with his sister, Ange, a reluctant hairdresser moonlighting as a prostitute. Their older brother, Mike, a police detective, watches over them. Shot in 11 days in Abidjan street in a vibrant, crowded neighborhood Burn It up is a story of survival.

Burning Bush

Czech Republic/2013
Direction: Agnieszka Holland/

Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresova,a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family against the communist government that tried to dishonour Palach's sacrifice.

Camille Claudel

France/95min/2013
Direction: Bruno Dumont

The film Camille Claudel depicts the life of the late sculptor who, after a yearslong affair with sculptor Auguste Rodin and the death of her father, was committed by her family to a mental institution, where she died in 1943. Working from medical records and Claudel’s own letters, writer-director Bruno Dumont focuses on her story during her confinement
in Montdevergues.

Canopy

Australia/84min/2013
Direction: Aaron Wilson

A cinematic tour de force Canopy is a collection of true stories which explores the after effects of war and its impact on nature and humanity. An Australian fighter pilot Jim (Khan Chittenden), awakens in suspended parachute strings on the treetops and now he must navigate his way through the jungle,through war, through nature, to survive.

Canyons, The

United States/99min/2013
Direction: Paul Schrader

'The Canyons' is a film with no distinctive way of story telling. The story has discrepancy of different layers and any interesting shifts in narrative positions that would make it seem less definable and more complex. Tara (Lohan) and Christian (Deen) are a Hollywood power couple who occasionally indulge in group sex. The film portrays the back stage stories of those who are working with the film industry in Los Angeles

Child's Pose

Romania/112min/2013
Direction: Calin Peter Netzer

In quasi-documentary style, the film meticulously reconstructs the events of one night and the days that follow, providing insights into the moral malaise of Romania’s bourgeoisie and throwing into sharp relief the state of societal institutions, such as the police and the judiciary.

Closed Curtain/ Pardé

Iran/106min/2013
Direction: Jafar Panahi|Kambuzia Partovi

The story is that of an unnamed screenwriter who arrives at a secluded three-story villa on the Caspian Sea. He secretly brings along his pet dog named "Boy". Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi co-directs an unauthorized film with Kamboziya Partovi that metaphorically recounts his artistic depression.

Coming Forth by Day /Al-khoroug lel-nahar

Egypt/96min/2013
Direction: Hala Lotfy

'Coming Forth by Day' is an independent Egyptian cinema that focuses on the daily life themes such as duty, family and mortality in a poetic way. The film tells the story of 30-year old Soad who lives with her mother and bed-ridden father on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt.

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

Belgium|UK|North Korea/81min/2012
Direction: Nicholas Bonner| Anja Daelemans| Gwang Hun Kim

In the first North Korean feature made with Western production partners in over 30 years, 'Comrade Kim Goes Flying' tells the tale of a young coal miner who wants to pursue her dream of becoming a trapeze artist.

Daughter/ I Kori

Greece/Italy/87min/2012
Direction: Thanos Anastopoulos

Taking inspiration from the economic crisis that persist to ravage Greece, 'The Daughter' is a taut and timely thriller as well as an artful political allegory, about a teenage girl Myrto (Savina Alimani) who abducts the young son of the man she blames for h

Fold in My Blanket,A

Georgia/73min/2013
Direction: Zaza Rusadze

Tiblisi, 1992. Eka and Natia are 14-year-old best friends living in cramped family apartments in crumbling high-rise housing projects. The aftershocks of the Soviet Union collapsing, a war with breakaway Abkhazia and deadbeat fathers who are either abusive drunks or mysteriously absent, are the problems in the backdrop.

German Doctor, The/Wakolda

Argentina|France|Spain|Norway/93min/2013
Direction: Lucía Puenzo

asdffddfdf Set in 1960, this is a true story of an Argentine family who lived with the Nazi doctor notorious for his experiments on human, Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with the Nazi German doctor.

Gloria

Chile/Spain/105min/2013
Direction: Sebastián Lelio

Gloria is 58 and lonely. To make up for the emptiness, she fills her days with activities and at night seeks love at parties for single adults. But soon she meets Rodolfo, a recently separated 65 year-old who is obsessed with her. Film with utmost sensitivity beautifully handles the realities of aging.

Great Beauty, The/La grande bellezza

Italy/142min/2013
Direction: Paolo Sorrentino

Great Beauty is the story of a world-weary journalist Jep Gambardella searching for his long-lost idealism while drifting through the dolce vita of Rome’s high spots and fleshpots. Compulsive partying, shallow conversations, and casual sex keep the void at bay, but Jep is too sensitive to his plight to enjoy these diversions without self-awareness.

Grigris

France/Chad/101min/2013
Direction: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Set in Chad, Grigris is an energetic and poignant film about a young man.Despite a paralysed leg, 25 year old Grigris dreams of becoming a dancer. His nimbleness on dance-floor makes him the toast of the night- clubs. But his dreams are tested when he is forced to do petrol trafficking.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Nigeria/106min/2013
Direction: Biyi Bandele

Based on Chimamanda NgoziAdichie’s novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun', concentrates on the Nigerian civil war, resulting in the creation of the Republic of Biafra between 1967 and 1970. As we learn throughout the story, this caused tensions, both political and domestic, for the inhabitants at the time

Harmony Lesson/Urokik Garmonii

Kazhakistan|Germany|France/110min/2013
Direction: Emir Baigazin

During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of his fellow pupils at a Kazakh village school, infamous for its high crime rate. Set against the growing brutalization of public life, the film unfolds the story of a boy who dares to fight back, and in doing so could well destroy himself.

Heli

Mexico|Netherlands/103min/2013
Direction: Amat Escalante

Heli is confronted with police corruption, drug trafficking, sexual exploitation, love, guilt and revenge in the search for his father who has mysteriously disappeared. On the contrary his sister Estela, a 12 year old girl who falls in love with a young police cadet.Trying to achieve his dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.

Hives

roatia|Israel|Czech Republic/70min/2012
Direction: oaz Debby|Simon Dolensky|Tomá Kratochvíl|Michael Lennox|Igor Seregi

Shot in five cities - Zagreb, Jerusalem, London, Cologne and Prague and made by five directors, Hives is an omnibus film composed of five intermingled stories with five characters that come from different social contexts, countries and cultures. And they manage,the best they can, each in their own “beehive.”

Historic Centre/Centro Historico

Portugal/90min/2012
Direction: Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Aki Kaurismäki, Víctor Erice

This omnibus film, which obviously conveys the charms of the city, archives the respective styles of four masters. Aki Kaurismaki's 'Tavern Man' portrays without dialogue a day in the life of a man who works at a bar.Pedro Costa's 'Sweet Exorcist' deals with the revolution of 1974 using a surrealistic setup. Victor Erice's 'Broken Windows' is a film about Rio Vizela, a textile factory which was founded in the 19th century and closed down in 2002. Manoel De Oliveira's 'Conquered Conqueror' is a humorous film shot at Guimara es fortress

House with a Turret/Dom s bashenkoy

Ukraine/80min/2012
Direction: Eva Neymann

An eight-year-old boy is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather, but their journey is stopped when the young woman dies of typhus in an unknown town, just as poor and in ruins as any other on the way. However, the boy is determined to go on.

Hunt, The/Jagten

Denmark/115min/2012
Direction: Thomas Vinterberg

'The Hunt' is a disturbing depiction of how a lie can quickly become truth. It is a stirring portrait of a man struggling to exonerate himself, and a father and a son reaching out for each other as their world crumbles.

Hush….Girl’s Don’t Scream /Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand

Iran/106min/2012
Direction: Pouran Derakhshandeh

When the school bell rings, a thin eight year old girl named Shirin is stunned. She doesn’t know what to do… if she should get lost somewhere. Thinking of returning home with Morad, driver of her parent’s firm, gives her heart ache. Derakhshandeh’s film tells the story of abused children and ignorant families who do not get enough time in the day to spend time with their children, listen to them or solve their problems.

In Bloom/Grdzeli nateli dgeebi

Georgia/Germany/France/102min/2013
Direction: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß

Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992: The Soviet era is over and Georgia must fend for itself. Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. But for Eka and Natia, fourteen years old inseparable friends, life just unfolds - in the street, at school, and with friends. Eka is growing up without her father, rebelling against her concerned mother and her older sister. And Natia’s father, a choleric alcoholic, terrorizes the entire family. The two friends cannot find peace outside of the family either – not in school, not on the street, and not in the bread lines. Chaos, insecurity, and fear of what the future might bring hold sway in everyday life. A teenager is a teenager, no matter from which country he or she is. All teenagers share one characteristic: they search. Although the girls are already dealing with male domination, early marriage and disillusioned love, for the duo, life just blooms.

In Hiding/W Ukryciu

Poland/2013
Direction: Jan Kidawa Blonski

‘In Hiding’, set in the period of World War II deals with the story of two women who became isolated from outer world due to war

In House /Casadentro

Peru/87min/2013
Direction: Joanna Lombardi

In this film coexist three generations of mothers. They are forced to interact with one another, to face –and also ignore– each other, to spend a night together under the same roof. The household routine is forced to change and its members adapt to these “strangers” who have invaded their space.

Isthmus, The

Thailand/90min/2013
Direction: Sopawan Boonnimitra, Peerachai Kerdsint

After Gee, her Burmese housekeeper dies, 8-year-old Hom suddenly forgets her native Thai language and starts to speak
in Burmese. Hom’s mother, Da, believes that Gee’s spirit has not left Hom, and decides to head out to Ranong to meet Gee’s family.

It's all so quiet/Boven is het stil

Netherlands|Germany/94min/2013
Direction: Nanouk Leopold

A subtle portrait of rural loneliness telling the story of a middle-aged farmer's quest to cast off the shackles of emotional repression of a lifetime. Dutch art-house veteran Nanouk Leopold's patient camera successfully captures the richness and desolation of the countryside.

Japanese Dog/Câinele Japonez

Romania/85min/2013
Direction: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Japanese Dog, is the story of a father and son who meet after a long gap. After twenty years, an old man Costache Moldu, widowed by the recent floods, leading a monotonous existence with no aspirations and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time

Kamchatka

Poland/106min/2013
Direction: Jerzy Kowynia

This intimate drama about a reclusive family follows a man called Stacho who is serving a prison sentence. Following the unexpected suicide of his mother he is released from prison so that he can visit his family and attend the funeral. The family gathering is, however, seething with silent reproaches and suppressed motives which drain all emotion from the reunion.

La Paz

Argentina/73min/2013
Direction: Santiago Loza

Liso, a young man from the upper middle class, has been released from a psychiatric clinic. After failing to establish a meaningful relation with old friends and family, he finally finds solace in a friendship, with their Bolivian maid, Sonia, that is expressed through gestures and glances.

Love is all You Need/Den skaldede frisřr

Denmark|Italy|Sweden/116min/2012
Direction: Susanne Bier

'Love is all you need' is the latest film directed by Oscar winner Susanne Bier. The film set in Sorrento, Italy is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a middle aged widower and estranged father Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on – and forward – with your life.

Major, The/Mayor

Russia/99min/2013
Direction: Yuri Bykov

Sergey Sobolev is Major who hits a boy on a pedestrian crossing while speeding towards the hospital where his wife is admitted for delivery. Major call his colleagues and make arrangements to cover his tracks and falsify the case. The devastated mother of the child is first falsely charged with drunkenness and neglect.The events follow a natu ral chain of events and put many people before the choice: to cross the line or not

Missing Picture, The/L'image Manquante

France|Cambodia/90min/2013
Direction: Rithy Panh

The film won the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this startlingly original work, which uses handmade clay figurines and detailed dioramas to recount the ravages of Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia following the communist victory in 1975. Panh offers an autobiographical and eerily beautiful account of the suffering his own family endured after the Khmer Rouge entered Panh's hometown of Phnom Penh.

Moebius

South Korea/89min/2013
Direction: Kim Ki Duk

Moebius is a twisted family chronicle directed by Kim Ki Duk. Perched somewhere between psychological thriller, bizarre comedy, and perverse ode to the pleasures of sadomasochism, Moebius is a reflection on incest, and world cinema 154 18th international film festival of kerala, 2013 bond that connects each of us to our parents.

Mute/El Mudo

Peru|France|Mexico/86min/2013
Direction: Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Veg Vidal

Constantino is a judge with no sympathy for sob stories and an impressive
conviction rate. One morning, Constantino leaves his house and a stray bullet goes through his throat. He doesn’t die but becomes mute. Constantino's accustomed to making declarations, is
reduced to silence.

My Dog Killer/Môj pes Killer

Slovakia | Czech Republic/90min/2013
Direction: Mira Fornay

A small village on the Slovak-Moravian border. Strangers are not welcome here. Locals seem to be suspicious even of each other. This is where eighteenyear- old Marek lives. His guard dog is his only true friend. Neglected by his relatives, he has found an illusory escape in the company of local skinheads. Nazi without a cause, he blindly follows them, and they train him exactly like he trains Killer, his dog.

My Sweet Pepperland

France|Iraq|Germany/100min/2013
Direction: Hiner Saleem

Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now a sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. He agrees to be stationed in a lawless territory on the border of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. What follows is fight of the unrelenting spirit of Baran and an unmarried school teacher against the corrupt tribal chief Aga Azzi.

Notebook, The/Le Grand Cahier/A Nagy Fuzet

Germany|France|Hungary|Austria/109min/2013
Direction: János Szász

The Notebook, set in Hungary during the Second World War, is a grim, atmospheric drama about fraternal bonds and wartime survival. Two thirteen-year-old twin brother live a rustic life with a strict regimen of physical and psychological endurance,while quickly learning how to manipulate the horrors of life.

Our Sunhi/U ri Sunhi

South Korea/88min/2013
Direction: Sang-soo Hong

'Our Sunhi' is a coming-of-age comedy about an aspiring young filmmaker Sunhi who becomes the object of desire for three different men, two of them older, ostensibly wiser mentor figures, the third an annoying but well-meaning ex-boyfriend.

Passion

Germany|France/102min/2012
Direction: Brian De Palma

An erotic thriller, 'Passion' tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the world of international business. De Palma playfully exposes a realm where the wildest passions rage, deep beneath the icy cool veneer of modern life and work.

Past, The

France/Italy/130min/2013
Direction: Asghar Farhadi

Returning from Tehran after several years apart, Ahmad arrives in France to finalize divorce proceedings from his wife, Marie. Despite his resolve to remain detached, he’s soon drawn back into fresh emotional turbulence with the revelations that Marie is on the point of marrying again.

Penumbra

Mexico/89min/2013
Direction: Eduardo Villanueva

Adelelmo Jiménez undertakes long promenades through the forest, where he makes mysterious hunting rituals that connect him to a magical world. Meanwhile, his devoted wife Dolores waits at home. Both characters live under the shadow of this routine, repeated over and over again.

Priest’s Children/Svecenikova djeca

Croatia/Serbia/93min/2013
Direction: Vinko Bresan

Fabian, an ambitious young Catholic priest, is sent to take over from a popular predecessor in a small Dalmatian island village. On arrival he is shocked to discover, while death rates here are high, birth rates are surprisingly low. With the help of a few faithful,Fabian takes to puncturing prophylactics and switching contraception pills, and what ensues is an hilarious, madcap calamity of comedy.

Quispe Girls, The

Chile/France/Argentina/83min/2013
Direction: Sebastián Sepúlveda

The film tells the true story of three sisters who committed suicide together in 1974, in a mountain cave at an altitude of 2,500 meters in the north of Chile, where they lived for part of the year with their herd of goats. Sepulveda's film grasps the chill of fear that enveloped Chile during Pinochet's seventeen years in power, from 1973 until the late 1980s.

Rocket,The

Australia/96min/2013
Direction: Kim Mordaunt

Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo,who along with his family has been displaced from his village and is in search of a new beginnging. Along the way, they come across a rocket festival that offers a lucrative—but dangerous—chance for a new beginning.

Rooftops, The/ Es-Stouch/Les Terrasses

France|Algeria/92min/2013
Direction: Merzak Allouache

Five different Algiers neighborhoods organized according to the five calls to prayer, Allouache presents a microcosm of Algerian society to expose the nation’s sharp class and religious divides. Each story begins with the first call to prayer and ends by the day’s last chant of the muezzin, shuttling back and forth between characters.

Seventh Cat/Shichido Neko

Japan/77min/2013
Direction: Hiroshi Toda

A cinema projectionist, Akio, aged 70, happens to meet his old classmate, Susumu, for the first time in 20 years. At a bar, they are told about the rejuvenating hot spring called Waka -no-yu and they drive into the forest in the hope of getting back their youth.

Shopping

New Zealand/98min/2013
Direction: Mark Albiston|Louis Sutherland/

'Shopping' is set in New Zealand in 1981, amid high racial tension. With an unpredictable father, Willie spends most of his time working at a department store or taking care of little brother. Local boys won't have anything to do with him and he doesn't really belong to the Samoan community either. Gang leader of notorious 'shoppers' decides to take him under his wing and eventfully things began to change in Willie’s life.

Short Term 12/Przechowalnia numer 12

USA/96min/2013
Direction: Destin Cretton

Grace is a supervisor at 'Short Term 12', a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. She is passionate about her work and takes great care of the kids, though she struggles with her own troubled past. When Jayden, a gifted, restless teenager, arrives at the facility, Grace finds herself no longer able to ignore the difficulties of her own childhood, putting the delicate balance of her life and work at risk

Siddharth

Canada/India/96min/2013
Direction: Richie Mehta

It's the story of the despair and search of a father for this 12-year old son. Mahendra, a poor man, sends his 12 year-old son Siddharth away for work, but learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. And so begins Mahendra's search for his son and his painful awakening to the world around him.

Spirit of 45, The

UK/94min/2013
Direction: Ken Loach

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative.

Still Life

UK|Italy/87min/2013
Direction: Uberto Pasolini

Still Life is a heartbreaking and life-affirming drama directed by Uberto Pasolini. The plot portrays the life of John May who is a funeral officer, a public servant responsible for burying those whose relatives cannot be found. But one day as he tries to track down the relatives of an elderly alcoholic his outlook opens imperceptibly to the infinite possibilities of life.

Strange Course of Events,A

Israel|France/98min/2013
Direction: Raphaël Nadjari

A Strange Course of Events focuses on an adult son, Saul,who works as a night-time receptionist at a hospital in Tel Aviv. Shimon and Saul haven’t spoken since the death of Saul’s mother several years earlier and the visit isn’t an immediate success.

Strange Little Cat/Das merkwürdige Kätzchen

Germany/72min/2013
Direction: Ramon Zürcher

Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. This droll, remarkably controlled comedy chronicles one day in the life of a multigenerational family in their cramped Berlin apartment.

Stray Dogs/Jiao you

Taiwan/138min/2013
Direction: Ming-liang Tsai

captures a young woman in a verdant room, brushing her hair, as two figures sleep behind her. The central characters are a single father ( Lee Kang-sheng), who makes his meager living holding up placards advertising apartments on a busy highway; and his children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng). The family cannot afford to rent even a tiny apartment and the children have to wait in supermarkets until their father finishes work

Tangerines/Mandariinid/Mandarynki

Estonia|Georgia/90min/2013
Direction: Zaza Urushadze

‘Tangerines’ is set in the backdrop of bloody conflicts between Georgia and the Russia-supported republic of Abkhazia in 1992 Autumn. A entire village has fled, but two Tangerine growers stay back. Both find two wounded soldiers and give them shelter. But the two are sworn enemies and a war begins between them.

Television

Bangladesh/106min/2012
Direction: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Mastofa Sarwar Farooki’s take on the clash between religion and technology in a Bangladeshi village, takes hilarious proporation, when a Hindu teacher in a pre-dominantly muslim area gets a television set.When Kumar, the local teacher, buys a television that entices inhabitants of the village to his house. The local leader Amin declares a war, and
what follows is a story of change.

Tom at The Farm/Tom a la Ferme

Canada|France/95min/2013
Direction: Xavier Dolan

A psychological thriller from Canada’s endlessly inventive and provocative Xavier Dolan, the film follows a rief-stricken young ad copywriter Tom, who visits his dead lover’s parents only discover that they were unaware of their son's sexual preference. The film gives an insight into the increasing gap in men living in rural and urban landscapes.

Touch of Sin,A/ Tian Zhu Ding

China/135min/2013
Direction: Jia Zhangke

Directed by internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke, A Touch of Sin is a portrait of the country’s ills, told in four interlinked stories of a minor revolting against the corruption of his village leaders, a migrant worker who discovers the infinite possibilities of firearms, a young job-hopper and a sauna receptionist who is assaulted by a rich client. 'A Touch of Sin' depicts social inequalities in contemporary China and looks at the growing tensions arising from the utter failure to stamp out corruption.

Transit /Gyeong-yu

Philippines/92min/2013
Direction: Hannah Espia

Moises, a Filipino single-dad comes home to his apartment in Tel Aviv to celebrate his son Joshua’s 4th birthday. It was on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino neighbor Janet, learn that the Israeli government is going to deport children of foreign workers. Afraid of the new law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration

Vara a Blessing

Bhutan/96min/2013
Direction: Khyentse Norbu

Vara - a Blessing tells the story of Lila a dancer and budding sculptor Shyam. The film revolves around the traditional Bharatanatyam dance, using beautiful imagery to tell the story of two lovers, their self-sacrifice and a woman’s will to survive adversity.

Virgin Margarida

Mozambique/90min/2012
Direction: Licinio Azevedo

Virgin Margarida portrays a dark chapter of Mozambique’s history. As the country become independent the newly appointed government initiates to eradicate all the remaining traces of colonialism, including prostitution.
As the army arrest suspected women prostitutes, a 16 year old virgin Margarida was also arrested for not having identification documents.

Voice of the Voiceless/La Voz De Los Silenciados

USA/85min/2013
Direction: Maximón Monihan

'The film follows Olga, a hearing impaired teenager from Central America who was attracted to New York City under the false promise of attending a Christian sign language school, she finds herself a slave to an international criminal syndicate. Forced to sell "I am deaf" trinkets on the subway, Olga is trapped inside a nightmare.

Walesa:Man of Hope/Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei/My, naród

Poland/127min/2013
Direction: Andrzej Wajda

'Walesa. Man of Hope' is a film about one of the most known polish politician - Lech Wałęsa. It is a history about transformation and about father, husband and simply worker, who helped millions of people in releasing the suppressed dreams of freedom.

When Evening Falls in Bucharest/Cand se lasa seara peste

Romania/89min/2013
Direction: Corneliu Porumboiu

A director, who has just two weeks left for the shooting of his film to end, fakes an ulcer in order to delay production and pursue a romance with his lead actress and muse.

Weight of Elephants, The

Denmark| New Zealand| Germany| France| Sweden/83min/2013
Direction: Daniel Borgman

Sensitive 11 year old Adrian is struggling with his fears and anxieties since the disappearance of three kids in his small town.The Weight of Elephants' is a story for adults and for those who have never wanted to grow up. It is a
story about friendship and loneliness, emotions which one feels so poignantly as a child.

Zinda Bhaag

Pakistan/120min/2013
Direction: Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi

'Zinda Bhaag' is a film about illegal migration that prevails in Pakistan. In Samnabad, a major residential neighborhood of Lahore in Pakistan, three friends are distressed to get on to the fast track to success. The story gives us a picture of struggles faced by the youths in Pakistan

Berlin 7 Degrees

Iran|Germany/98min/2013
Direction: Ramtin Lavafipour

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Soil/Earth and Coral

Afghanistan
Direction: update soon

Ekstra/Bit Player

Phillipines
Direction: Jeffery Jetuian

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