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A Brutal Game

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary:

Bruno Cremer, Emmanuelle Debever, Lisa Hérédia

Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels, A L’Aventure) is an auteur often associated with films that are sexually provocative, risqué and controversial. In this darkly fascinating tale, Professor Tessier (Bruno Cremer), a famous scientist, has an unruly adolescent daughter, Isabelle, who is paralysed from the waist down. From the outset we learn that Tessier is a killer, systematically murdering children who vandalised his lab. Tyrannical and extremely controlling of his daughter, Tessier is also an introverted figure that at times evokes pity. As he descends into a moral abyss his daughter Isabelle increasingly opens up to the world.

A Call Girl

Director: Damjan Kozole

Cast Summary:

Nina Ivanišin, Peter Musevski, Primož Pirnat, Maruša Kink, Uroš Fürst

In this acclaimed, award-winning film set amidst the perilous world of prostitution, a young student who’s unable to make ends meet joins the world’s oldest profession, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

A L'Aventure

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary:

Carole Brana, Arnaud Binard, Nadia Chibani, Lise Bellynck

Provocateur, philosopher and taboo-breaker, Jean Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels) ends his trilogy with one woman's exploration of her deepest desires in A L'AVENTURE.

A Trick of the Light

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Udo Kier, Nadine Büttner, Christoph Merg, Otto Kuhnle, Lucie Hürtgen-Skladanowsky

The birth of German cinema comes to life in one of WIM WENDERS' most charming and playful films. Working with a group of film students, the acclaimed director (Kings of the Road, Wings of Desire) celebrates the century of cinema by reappraising the importance of the Skladanowsky Brothers, one of the pioneers of early cinema.


Director: Oren Gerner

Cast Summary:

Meir Gerner, Maya Gerner, Oren Gerner, Gilad Earel, Alon Earel

Reconstructing fiction from real life, AFRICA is the cinematic journey of an ageing parent crafted by the hands of his loving son, in this deeply personal story on reinventing oneself, as years go by.

Alice in the Cities

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Kochl

One of the key films of the New German Cinema, ALICE IN THE CITIES marked the emergence of Wim Wenders as one of the most distinctive European filmmakers of the 1970s. It is also widely accepted to be one of the director's most poignant films and the first to be shot partly in the United States.

Any Way The Wind Blows

Director: Tom Barman

Cast Summary:

Frank Vercruyssen, Natali Broods, Sam Louwyck

Belgian musician Tom Barman, founder of the rock band dEUS and concept group MAGNUS, with techno prophet CJ Bolland, has made a wild, ambitious debut that draws its influences from sources as varied as Woody Allen, P.T. Anderson, Frank Zappa (whose song gives the film its title) and Jeff Wall...


Director: Tawfik Abu Wael

Cast Summary:

Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Amal Bweerat, Roba Blal, Jamila Abu Hussein, Ahmad Abed El G'ani

Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this beautiful and powerful debut feature from the brilliant young Arab filmmaker, TAWFIK ABU WAEL, is also an important groundbreaking collaboration between a Palestinian writer/director and an Israeli producer, financiers and crew - the first of its kind.

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