Competition Section (9)

Νύχτα Σιωπής

Lal Gece

FYROM, Βέλγιο/Belium, 2012, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Reis Çelik. Σεν./Scr.: Reis Çelik. Φωτ./Cin: Gökhan Tiryaki. Μοντ./Ed.: Reis Çelik. Ηθ./Cast: Ilyas Salman, Dilan Aksüt, Sabri Tutal, Mayseker Yucel. Παρ./Prod: Anil Celik. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.

A young woman, in a deserted village in Anatolia, is offered as a bride to a much older man. During the wedding night, the girl tries to avoid the unavoidable suffix with various tricks. Even though she manages that for a while, her husband’s dark past comes to show finally.

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Η γυναίκα που χτένιζε τα δάκρυά της

The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

Τουρκία/Turkey, 2012, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Teona Strugar Mitevska. Σεν./Scr.: Teona Strugar Mitevska. Φωτ./Cin: Mátyás Erdély. Μοντ./Ed.: Nicolas Gaster. Ηθ./Cast: Victoria Abril, Labina Mitevska, Jean-Marie Galey, Arben Bajraktaraj. Παρ./Prod: Sébastien Delloye, Diana Elbaum, Danijel Hocevar, Marcel Lenz, Labina Mitevska. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 103΄.

Α film about two strong women. Helena is a Parisian and Asjun, who is younger, lives in the Macedonian mountains. Helena loses her son to suicide in the first shocking scene of the film. After Asjun goes to a clinic, the local Macedonian police tells her that her son will be taken away from her if she doesn’t send him to school, something she can’t do. 

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Crawl

France, 2012, col.

Dir.: Hervè Lasgouttes. Scr.: Hervè Lasgouttes, Loïc Delafoulhouse. Cin: Emmanuelle Le Fur. Ed.: Laurence Bawedin. Mus.: Raphaël Ibanez. Cast: Swann Arlaud, Gilles Cohen, Jean-Marie Frin, Anne Marivin. Prod Antonin Dedet, Stéphanie Douet. Dur.: 95΄.

Right in the middle of the economic crisis, in a small seaside village, two young people fall in love. Martin, a Young man living on casual jobs and small robberies, and Gwen a dedicated swimmer who trains everyday in high-sea. Their lives changed when she gets pregnant and he is charged with murder.

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Polski film

Czech Republic, Poland, 2012, col.

Dir.: Marek Najbrt. Scr.: Marek Najbrt, Benjamin Tucek, Robert Geisler. Cin: Miloslav Holman. Ed.: Pavel Hrdlicka. Cast: Marek Daniel, Pavel Liska, Tomás Matonoha, Josef Polásek. Prod.: Milan Kuchynka, Grzegorz Madej. Dur.: 113΄.

Four Czech comic performers decide to work together on a film in which they will play themselves. They attract financing in Poland on the condition that they cast a Polish actress as their co-star, but as they start filming, all kinds of problems arise.

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Me Too

Russia, 2012, col.

Dir.: Aleksey Balabanov. Scr.: Aleksey Balabanov. Cin: Aleksandr Simonov. Ed.: Tatyana Kuzmichyova. Mus.: Leonid Fyodorov. Cast: Oleg Garkusha, Yuri Matveyev, Aleksandr Mosin, Alisa Shitikova. Prod.: Sergei Selyanov. Dur.: 83΄.

A thief and a musician decide to embark on an adventure, a journey no one returns from, they set off in an SUV to collect the thief's friend and his father. Balabanov’s last film channel’s Tarkovsky’s Stalker, is an existential road-movie deals with the search for happiness is something that everyone wishes to engage in, but that only some will achieve.

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Either way

Iceland, 2012, col.

Dir.: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Scr.: Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson. Cin: Árni Filippusson. Ed.: Kristján Loðmfjörð. Cast: Hilmar Guðjónsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir. Prod.: Hreinn Beck, Árni Filippusson, Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Tobias Munthe. Dur.: 98΄.

Two highway workers in the vast wilderness of Iceland in the 80 find themselves at a existential crossroads in this small but beguiling character-driven comedy. Deeply humane and sincere, this low-budget surprise from Iceland has made quite an impression in every festival it was screened and an American remake is already on the way.

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J'enrage de son absence

France, 2012, col.

Dir.: Sandrine Bonnaire. Scr.: Sandrine Bonnaire, Leenda Mamosa, Jerome Tonnerre. Cin: Philippe Guilbert. Ed.: Svetlana Vaynblat. Mus.: André Dziezuk. Cast: William Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand, Jalil Mehenni. Prod.: Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller, Jesus Gonzalez. Dur.: 98΄.

Traumatized by the death of his child in a car accident nine years earlier, Jacques’s life has lost meaning. His relationship did not survive the tragedy and Jacques left, traveling far from the place where his and his wife's happiness was shattered. Now Jacques is back in France for the funeral of his father. In the meantime his wife has started a new life and has a child.

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La noche de enferente

Chile, France, 2012, col.

Dir.: Raoul Rouiz. Scr.: Raoul Rouiz. Cin: Inti Briones. Ed.: Raoul Rouiz, Christian Aspee, Valeria Sarmiento. Mus.: Jorge Arriagada. Cast: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, Nazan Kirilmis, Mehmet Eryilmaz. Prod.: Nuri Bilge Ceylan,. Dur.: 110΄.

A man, who is close to retirement, relives his memories, both real and imaginary. Raoul Ruiz directed a film that works as contemplation on his imminent death and through his trademark themes on time, art and death, composed an elegant yet imposing swan song.

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Death of a man in the Balkans

Serbia, 2012, col.

Dir.: Miroslav Momcilovic. Scr.: Miroslav Momcilovic. Cin: Miladin Colakovic. Ed.: Ivan Vladimirov. Mus.: Aleksandar Kovacevic, Predrag Sarovic. Cast: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Radoslav Milenkovic, Natasa Ninkovic, Ljubomir Bandovic. Prod: Miroslav Momcilovic. Dur.: 80΄.

In the opening scene of this black comedy, a man commits suicide in his apartment by shooting himself on the head. During the rest of the film, the neighbors gather in the apartment, talking about the man’s sexuality, on the possibility that the suicide will affect the rent of the apartments, etc. In one unbroken shot and in real time, the movie breaks down the Balkan mentality, with an eccentric sense of humor and sharp dialogue.

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