Regions: France, Belgium, Switzerland

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 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.

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...

Becoming Traviata

Director: Philippe Béziat

Cast Summary:

Natalie Dessay, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Louis Langrée, Charles Castronovo, Adelina Scarabelli, Ludovic Tézier

An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.

In the City of Sylvia

Director: José Luis Guerín

Cast Summary:

Xavier Lafitte, Pilar López de Ayala, Coralie Audret, Laurence Covdier, Tanja Czichy, Eric Dietrich, Charlotte Dupont

IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA is one of the most acclaimed European films of recent years and marks the international breakthrough of Spanish director, José Luis Guerín.


Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Cast Summary:

Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners

Cult directors Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern follow-up 2004's AALTRA with LOUISE-MICHEL, a wonderfully unpredictable, left-of-center comedy, in which the recently-fired female employees at a children's clothing factory pool their funds to put a hit on their callous boss.

Mademoiselle Chambon

Director: Stéphane Brizé

Cast Summary:

Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Aure Atika

After the international success of NOT HERE TO BE LOVED, acclaimed French director Stéphane Brizé returns with MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON, a beautifully crafted romantic drama with enormous grace and subtlety, based on the novel by Éric Holder and Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2010 César Awards.


Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Cast Summary:

Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani

Gérard Depardieu teams up with subversive farceurs Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (LOUISE-MICHEL) for a trouble-making road comedy about an old biker heading back to his past.

Petites Coupures

Director: Pascal Bonitzer

Cast Summary:

Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Auteuil, Pascale Bussieres, Ludivine Sagnier

Starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil, and selected for Competition at Berlin Film Festival, PETITES COUPURES (SMALL CUTS) tells the story of Bruno, a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis.


Director: Laurent Bouhnik

Cast Summary:

Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer, Gowan Didi, Johnny Amaro, Léticia Belliccini

Laurent Bouhnik's Q is a probing look at the nature of sexual impulses and the unique intimacy that only sex can create between two people. When the enigmatic Cecile walks into the lives of a group of conflicted teenagers, their deepest-felt sexual urges are unleashed and their worlds changed forever.

Student Services

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot

Cast Summary:

Déborah François, Alain Cauchi, Mathiew Demy, Benjamin Siksou

From uncompromising writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot (Clement), and starring the stunning Deborah Francois (Populaire, The Page Turner), STUDENT SERVICES, based on the notorious memoir of a former student prostitute, is as compelling as it is shocking.

The Artist and the Model

Director: Fernando Trueba

Cast Summary:

Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Fernando Trueba (director of Oscar-winning BELLE EPOQUE and Oscar-nominated CHICO & RITA) collaborates with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present a moving tale of a quest for beauty and artistic inspiration, whilst delicately examining the complexities of the human condition at a pivotal moment in history.

The Exterminating Angels

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary:

Frederic Van Den Driessche, Maroussia Dubreuil, Lise Bellynck, Marie Allan, Raphaele Godin, Magaret Zenou

THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS is the second part of filmmaker provocateur Jean-Claude Brisseau's (Choses Secrètes, A l'Aventure) startling trilogy exploring societal taboos.

The Sea Wall

Director: Rithy Panh

Cast Summary:

Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Randal Douc

Widely praised following its world premiere as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Rithy Panh's (S-21, RICE PEOPLE) celebrated period epic set in the rich landscape of French colonial Indochina is a highly successful adaptation of Marguerite Duras' acclaimed and semi-autobiographical novel "Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique" ("The Sea Wall"), featuring a stunning leading performance by BAFTA Award Winner and recipient of the European Film Academy's 2009 Achievement in World Cinema, Isabelle Huppert.

The Sound And The Fury

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Cast Summary:

Bruno Cremer, FranCois Negret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Thierry Helaine, Luc Ponette

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. Winner of the Special Youth Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, THE SOUND AND THE FURY presents a brutal, shocking and poignant look at the lives of children living in the Paris projects.


Director: Vincent Lannoo

Cast Summary:

Carlo Ferrante, Vera Van Dooren, Pierre Lognay, Fleur Lise Heuet, Julien Doré

VAMPIRES combines the darkly satiric edge of all-time cult classic MAN BITES DOG with a fresh and funny take on the much-loved conventions of the vampire film.

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