Mariscos Beach is the Mediterranean paradise where Marc and his wife Beatrix vacation with their adult children. But over the course of this hilarious, sexy romp, the couple suspects their straight son is gay and the perfect marriage is tested by the chance meetings. With Valerie Bruni-Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki, Jean-Marc Barr.
A Strand Releasing release. | Read More
Renowned Spanish expat choreographer Li wrote, choreographed, directed, and stars in this energetic freestyle dance extravaganza. Featuring a hip multicultural Parisian cast and with mood and moves to spare, The Dance Challenge is an invigorating nouveau-musical that can capture audiences of all ages without losing its street cred. | Read More
Neve (Marie Missy Keating) is the lone survivor of a bloody massacre after the furniture and objects in her family’s isolated house take on a monstrous life of their own. The police ignore her wild stories, and the family friends and social worker who take her in try to introduce her to a new life. But in this psychological thriller, Neve is unable to leave her violent past behind her, endangering everyone who crosses her path. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Horror
Le Havre’s Maison de l’armateur is one of the few house in the city to survive the D-Day bombings. Built like a spiral, it houses treasures that tell the story of Western colonialism. Through its owner’s special relationship to these objects, and with a soundtrack based on Bernard Hermann’s score to Psycho, Dead World Order examines the desire to preserve and organize objects and, by so doing, tell a specific historical tale. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
In North America more than 100,000 children are held in detention centers. Sixty percent are destined to become repeat offenders. Director Kim Chapiron (Sheitan, TFF '06) takes a searing look at three incarcerated teenagers fighting for their lives and for hope. An electrifying cast delivers blistering performances packed with violent intensity and emotional power in this story of unlikely friendships in the midst of a brutal and deficient correctional system. | Read More
Dreamscapes looks behind and beyond the canvas of artist Stephen Hannock, following him from his Newcastle opening to the canals of Venice and the streets of New York.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Triptych program. | Read MoreDocumentary
Underground documentarian and TFF vet Kowalski completes his The Fabulous Art of Surviving trilogy with East of Paradise, in which he attempts to draw a difficult parallel between his mother's post-WWII tenure in a Siberian gulag and his own stint of pornography and hard drugs in 70's New York City. In English and Polish. | Read MoreDocumentary
Juliette Binoche, exquisite and involved as always, stars in this sophisticated, sexually charged drama as Anne, a journalist getting in too deep with the research for her article on college students working as prostitutes. As the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up Anne's image of femininity, she wonders if life with her workaholic husband and two spacey sons is all that different from her subjects' lives. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh and experimental filmmaker Holly Fisher, with actress Jeanne Moreau, weave a tapestry of images shaping one woman's deepest sense of selfhood. Music by Lois V Vierk. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to easygoing young Tou in this chronicle of a nighttime trip though Beirut, permeated by the smell of falafel frying at neon-lit stands. Flipping between the playful youth and scenes of unexpected danger, Kammoun creates a kind of Lebanese After Hours.
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Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Paris-Tehran. A rootless story of young love between Gecko, an Algerian-French hotel bellman and parkourer, and Anahita, an Iranian student forced to leave her country for her own safety after the controversial elections in 2009. Obsessed with tracking the political movement, Anahita's friends broadcast through YouTube and coordinate via Twitter. Romance and the Internet become the ground to explore histories lost and identity yet to be found. | Read MoreDrama
From a young man in Nazi-occupied Paris to the sultry crooner who bedded Brigitte Bardot and married Jane Birkin to the vulnerable poet hidden behind a shroud of provocation—Serge Gainsbourg's is a life large enough for grand treatment on film. One of France's greatest mavericks is brought back to life (uncannily, by Eric Elmosnino) in this imaginative and visually flamboyant film debut from one of France's greatest cartoonists. | Read MoreDrama and Music