Meet us @ the European Film Market!
Martin-Gropius-Bau (Booth #33)
Market Screening: Sun 10th at 2:20pm (CinemaxX 15)
by Antoinette Beumer
Starring Oscar-winner Holly Hunter
Market Screening: Tue 12th at 3:10pm (CinemaxX 18)
by Diederik Ebbinge
Winner of the "Audience Award" in Rotterdam!
"Panorama" Opening Film (In Competition):
by Zaza Rusadze
Sun 17th 10:30pm (Colosseum 1)
Berlin Official Selection "Generation":
by Jonas d’Adesky
Tue 12th at 3pm (The House of World Cultres/HKW 1)
MATTERHORN by Diederik Ebbinge
One day, the tramp Leo wanders into the life of lonely Fred and turns his well organized life upside down. But with Leo’s special talent Fred again slowly starts to set out into the wide world to finally fulfill his dream...
Winner of the "Audience Award" in Rotterdam!
HOW TO DESCRIBE A CLOUD by David Veerbeek
Looking after her blind mother and falling in love with a former scientist, Liling's attraction towards the inexplicable increases and little by little she is drawn into a mystery...
World Premiere in Rotterdam (Nominated for The Big Screen Award)!
A FOLD IN MY BLANKET by Zaza Rusadze
In his endeavor to escape conformity, Dimitrij flees into his fantasy world and meets his new friend Andrej...
World Premiere at Berlin's Panorama Section!
THREE KIDS (TWA TIMOUN) by Jonas d’Adesky (Belgium, Drama)
When the earthquake of Port-au-Prince destroys the city, three kids have to build up a new life for themselves in the ruins of the Caribbean town...
World Premiere in Toronto, European Premiere in Berlin!
JACKIE by Antoinette Beumer (The Netherlands / USA, Drama/Comedy/Roadmovie)
Twin sisters Sofie and Daan (33) embark on a road trip with their biological, ill and so far unknown mother that alters their assumptions about everything that they once believed to be true....
Starring Oscar-winner Holly Hunter (THE PIANO). World Premiere in Toronto!
TOOTING BROADWAY by Dev Shanmugam (UK, Action/Crime)
Having left his family, his gang and his friends behind to exit a world of violence, ex-gang member Arun is now on the verge of being sucked back into it.
Starring San Shella (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and Oliver Cotton (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, BEOWULF)
CHAIKA by Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain/Russia/Georgia/France, Love-Story)
Through the eternal winter in Siberia and the summer in Kazakhstan a love-story between a beautiful whore and a serene sailor begins...
World Premiere in San Sebastian (In Competition)!
THE STONING OF SAINT STEPHEN by Pere Vilà Barceló (Spain/France, Drama)
Old and lonely Ètienne is refusing to leave his messy apartment because of his strong believe that the souls of his dead wife and daughter are still in its walls.
Karlovy Vary (In Competition), Montreal, Seminci Valladolid (FIPRESCI FILM AWARD) !
STUDENT by Darezhan Omyrbaev (Kazakhstan, Drama)
A student of Philosophy decides to kill a man and has to learn the influence of conscience and to take responsability for his actions. Based on Dostoevsky’s “Crime And Punishment”.
Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection "Un Certain Regard"), Moscow, Toronto etc.
LILET NEVER HAPPENED by Jacco Groen (The Netherlands, Drama)
Lilet is viciously resisting arrest for streetwalking. She is an angry, bitter young girl, hardened by misery and poverty. But if she wants to, she can look innocent and angelic. Based on a true story!
World Premiere in Warsaw (In Competition)!
KID by Fien Troch (Belgium, Drama)
Kid, a little boy of seven, lives with his mother and his slightly older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. Then fate strikes and their mother is murdered. Kid misses his mother more than ever...
World Premiere in Mumbai!
LA PARTIDA by Antonio Hens (Spain in co-production with Cuba, Drama)
Two Cuban boys on the edge of marginality fight to lead a life together in the hard world of Cuban slums. In an island where baseball was the king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape …
VOYAGE by Scud (Hong Kong, Drama) in production
A young psychatrist vertures into a lone voyage from Hong Kong along the coast of South East Asia to overcome the sad experience he made with former clients. A tragic story about love, fate and the struggle of loosing loved ones.
9 FULL MOONS by Tomer Almagor (USA, Love-Story)
Fire meets Ice when Frankie, a wildly enigmatic and hard-partying social butterfly, who compensates her loneliness with different men, falls in love with the solitary musician Lev...
Starring Amy Seimetz (TINY FURNITURE, REVENGE FOR JOLLY), Bret Roberts (PEARL HABOR, NIGHTSTALKER) and Donal Logue (BLADE, THE PATRIOT)
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
SNEAKERS is the Bulgarian entry for the Oscars"Best Foreign-Language Film" and nominated for the European Film Awards:
CHAIKAwon BEST DIRECTOR'S DEBUT & BEST CINEMATROGRAPHER'S DEBUT Award at Plus Cameraimage International Film Festival.
THE STONING OF SAINT STEPHEN won the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) FILM AWARD at Seminci Valladolid in Spain.
THE STONING OF SAINT STEPHEN won the Feature Film Competition at International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN.
HEMEL selected IN COMPETITION at Molodist Kyiv Int. Film Festival.
SNEAKERS selected as Bulgarian entry for the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film" 2013 and for the European Film Awards 2012!!!
HEMEL selected IN COMPETITION at Mostra Sao Paulo.
LILET NEVER HAPPENED selected IN COMPETITION at Warsaw Film Festival.
CHAIKA selected in NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION at San Sebastian Film Festival.
THE STONING OF SAINT STEPHEN selected IN COMPETITION at Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
UNCONDITIONAL selected IN COMPETITION atMunich Film Festival.
STUDENT selected at Cannes Film Festival in OFFICIAL SELECTION "UN CERTAIN REGARD".
HEMEL selected at Copenhagen Film Festival (CPH PIX) IN COMPETITION andatBuenos Aires Film Festival (BAFICI) in IN COMPETITION.
HEMEL won the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) FILM AWARD at Berlin Intl. Film Festival in Germany.
UNCONDITIONAL selected at Slamdance Film Festival for SPECIAL SCREENING.
The Hollywood Reporter: click here to read full interview!
The Hollywood Reporter: "Fien Troch's (whose debut, Someone Else’s Happiness, was the official Belgian submission to the 2006 Oscars) [...] first work to secure distribution outside her home turf." [read more]
Screen Daily: "Rambling road trip film Jackie is a real honest-to-goodness charmer […] the film is beautifully performed, warm and funny and looks terrific and certainly deserves to find distribution. Jackie succeeds as a rather enjoyable and big-hearted film that is never less than watchable." [read more]
Screen Daily: "[...] the overall social, political, and geographical context is so unique that it affords him the opportunity to spin the entire narrative in an uncharted direction. The use of gorgeous spare wrapping for complex ideas is an inspired choice that keeps the entire project both accessible and stimulating." [read more]
"Media Luna adds two new Cannes titles" and "also booked screening slots in the Marché" [read more]
Screen International: Hong Kong filmmaker Scud has made his first foray into shooting in Europe with his fifth feature Voyage which was filming in Germany’s Hanover this week before moving on to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. [read more]
Screen International: "[...] an impressively made and darkly disturbing drama, nicely scripted and impressively shot [...]. It offers up a delightfully skewed look at that dramatic chliché of obsessive love, with Christian Cooke and Harry McEntire intensely watchable as their strange romance develops." [read more]
San Francisco Chronicle: "[...] excellent performances by Harry McEntire (who gamely plays the beautiful, pliant Owen) and Christian Cooke (who effectively captures the sometimes charming, oftentimes depraved older suitor, Liam), "Unconditional" may appear quite unconventional on the surface, but ultimately it's a universal story about discovering who you are." [read more]
The Hollywood News: "the further into the film you go, the more unstable you discover Liam is and it is an intoxicating spiral that actually makes you want to delve deeper into this man’s dark, personal demons." [read more]
ThoughtsOnFilm: "Unconditional represents the sort of great little gems you find at film festivals, those which you know nothing about but grab your attention with brave new filmmaking talent, in front of and behind the camera, and tackle a touch subject with real daring. [...] Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the EIFF 2012 so far." [read more]
FILMMAKERS OFFER SUPPORT TO IRANIAN ACTRESS: The Australian filmmakers and investors behind the film MY TEHRAN FOR SALE are deeply shocked and appalled at the news of actress Marzieh Vafamehr's sentence over the weekend. [read more]
Taipei Times: "An artful combination of improvisational acting, non-linear storytelling, long takes and handheld camerawork make ‘Beautiful Crazy’ a beautiful movie" [read more]
Chicago Intl. Film Festival: "[...] Scud challenges our notions of the traditional cinematic love story. Love Actually…Sucks! works as a unique form of film criticism." [read more]
Seattle's LGBT News & Entertainment Weekly: "an extremely complex and provocative masterpiece. [...] cinema at its absolute best in a contemporary feature that addresses gender and sexual identity and the resulting cultural matters in a modernistic, 21st-century way!" [read more]
German Films Archiv [read more]