Wardbukkarra is the story of creation and the inevitable struggle between good and evil as told by the Bininj people from central western Arnhem Land.
Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him.
Toru Watanabe is a quiet and serious young man in 1960s Tokyo, whose personal life is in tumult, having lost his best friend Kizuki after he inexplicably commits suicide. Seeking an escape, Toru enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, during a walk in a park, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko, and they grow close. Naoko continues to be devastated by the loss of Kizuki and spirals into a deep spiral of depression. In Japanese.
In the early 1950s, on the shores of a lake wedged between France and Switzerland, a handful of characters, seemingly suspended in time by the holiday atmosphere, meet, clash, fall into friendship and love. Why is Victor Chmara hiding behind an unlikely identity, and what he is afraid of? Who is this Doctor Meinthe, nicknamed Queen Astrid? What does the luminous young Yvonne, always flanked by her German dog, live on? In French.
While hosting her regular radio show, Sun-young receives a call from a listener named Dong-soo. He tells her that she must follow his orders while she hosts her live radio show, with her family's lives at stake, and threatens that she can't tell anyone. Without knowing what he wants and why this is happening to her, she continues her two hour radio program to save her family as they get picked off one by one. In Korean.
Alma, 20, works in a chicken farm by the village of Canet, in the province of Castellon, on the east coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her dearly beloved grandfather, despite the fact he stopped talking years ago. But when he begins to refuse food too, Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her grandfather is to recover the 2000-year-old olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years ago against his will. Lying through her teeth, without a plan and even less money, Alma engages her wayward Uncle 'Artichoke', 45, ruined by the crisis, her colleague Rafa, 30, her friends Wiki and Adele, and a big part of the small community of Canet in an outrageous endeavour: to find and return the olive tree, lost somewhere in Europe, to its rightful spot in the family grove where it has been tended, and in turn, given life, for years. In Spanish.
An award-winning feature that follows Angele as she returns to her home of Normandy and must face up the son she abandoned. In search of connection she meets Tony, and the two form an unlikely relationship. In French.
Oskar is a brilliant and handsome entrepreneur amassing an impressive fortune. His lifestyle goes beyond the limits of imagination, but Oskar lives with an inner emptiness that no possession or experience can fulfil. One day, he almost runs over a woman with his car. The woman, Anabel, is a beautiful and innocent young woman who lives a normal life with her modest job, and Oskar is enthralled. A spark of mutual attraction flares into a torrid, but dangerous, romance. In Spanish.
Set in the heart of Christmas, this is the story of Sergio, a boy who could not finish the year in worse shape. It is New Year's Eve, the heaviest snowfall in 30 years is falling, all flights are cancelled and he has to partake in the Spanish tradition of taking the grapes with the other passengers in a roadside hotel. But he must also manage to get on a night what he has failed for several months - to win back his ex-girlfriend Bea before she goes to work in Germany - all with the help of a group of travellers who are possibly more of a hindrance. In Spanish.
In Iran's underground art scene two teenage girls, Atafeh and Shireen, experiment with their sexuality. But the strict government, and Atafeh's brutish drug-addict brother, threaten to tear apart their blossoming relationship. In Persian.
It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, over-emotional and egocentric, more so than the average Berliner wise-ass, says her best friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she opts for radical change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it. She wants to be a 'super patient', catch up on the mourning she hasn't done, put her mother on the spot and break up with her boyfriend Philipp. But it's all too much in one go, her witty facade breaks and she slides into a depressive mood, to the extent neither her closest confidant Max nor her grandmother Bille can help her. It is only when her mother takes Karo in that she slowly pulls herself together again. She now declares war on her crisis, because "depression is a f---ing event." In German.
Six year old Sebastian lives on the mountainside with a kindly but gruff caretaker and no real family of his own. As such he is left to his own devices and is often found roaming the countryside. Belle is a wild mountain dog who has escaped from her cruel owner. The villagers have mistaken her for a 'beast' that has been killing their sheep. When Sebastian first crosses paths with Belle, he must keep their friendship a secret and the two of them form an unshakeable bond. Their adventures take them through the mountains and ultimately they become pivotal in the successful escape of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany for the safety of Switzerland. In French.
This gripping story follows a 28-year-old director, anarchist and anti-war activist who is offered to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian military 'peace mission'. In Italian.
A very romantic comedy on the edge of the abyss: in the middle of the deepest life crisis, the Holocaust researcher Toto is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation - Zazie, of Jewish origin and with pronounced Teuto-phobia. The star guest of the congress, a famous actress, suddenly withdraws the promise and between Totos and Zazie's biographies bizarre connections emerge. Original title: Die Blumen Von Gestern. In German.
This epic film retells an episode of Taiwanese history not known to many. Between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan was a Japanese colony, but small groups of the original indigenous tribes remained scattered around the island. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe, settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Their battle would be initially successful, but how could they match the Japanese military aircraft and poison gas? Original title: Sai De Ke Ba Lai: Tai Yang Gi. In Japanese.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. Original title: Les Innocentes. In French.
In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action. In German.
It's 1947, a time of sensuality, extravagance, humour and endless expectation. Ivan Heinz, a good-looking fop and witty agitator, is just 19 years old. While putting together his first collection of poetry, Ivan rushes headlong into a destructive romance with the exquisite and bisexual Jana. The new communist regime demands absolute obedience. The clash comes. After a few weeks of starvation, with absolutely no money and with police repressions, Ivan and Jana plan their escape to Paris. But Ivan has to scrape up at least some money for their escape. He accepts an offer to smuggle penicillin over the Czech-Austrian borders. The borders are unexpectedly sealed. Yet Ivan always has some crazy plan up his sleeve. The screenplay for this electrifying film was inspired by the youthful memoirs of Egon Bondy, one of the most important figures of the Czechoslovak literary scene. In Czech.
Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken in a furious fight with his wife. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and surrenders to death, slipping into a journey into his memories and to the woman he truly loved but could never be with. Over the course of the week that follows, the truth is revealed as to why he chose to live for music instead of true love. In French.
Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfil. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the 'Ironman' triathlon in Nice. A whole family comes together and reconnects in an attempt to see this incredible exploit through. In French.
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