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2009. 57th Edition
Films
Films
Zabaltegi-New Directors
Zabaltegi-New Directors
77 Doronship
Pablo Agüero
Argentina-France 
Anne, a young Parisian, is nine months pregnant. Just then, her Argentinean husband leaves her. And just then, his grandfather arrives from Argentina with the intention of moving in with her. This French girl on the point of giving birth finds herself forced into sharing a house with the old bohemian man on the point of dying. They?ve nothing in common. Except, perhaps, the dre...
Anne, a young Parisian, is nine months pregnant. Just then, her Argentinean husband leaves her. And just then, his grandfather arrives from Argentina with the intention of moving in with her. This French girl on the point of giving birth finds herself forced into sharing a house with the old bohemian man on the point of dying. They?ve nothing in common. Except, perhaps, the dream of 77 Doronship.
Animal Town / Animal hiria
Jeon Kyuhwan
South Korea-USA 
Although Oh Seongcheul is out on parole, the tracker on his ankle reminds him otherwise. He struggles with his inner demons by living a harsh life as a manual labourer and making continual visits to his psychiatrist. Kim Hyeongdo, for his part, is a broken man. He is a family man burdened with the experience of a father?s worst nightmare. He goes through the motions of living u...
Although Oh Seongcheul is out on parole, the tracker on his ankle reminds him otherwise. He struggles with his inner demons by living a harsh life as a manual labourer and making continual visits to his psychiatrist. Kim Hyeongdo, for his part, is a broken man. He is a family man burdened with the experience of a father?s worst nightmare. He goes through the motions of living until chance crosses his path with that of Seongcheul. The desire for revenge consumes him.
El cuarto de Leo / Leoren gela
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay 
Leo, a young boy coming to terms with himself and finding his way in the world of sex, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were younger who?s now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual reencounter will affect their personal conflicts without either truly grasping the other?s problem.
Leo, a young boy coming to terms with himself and finding his way in the world of sex, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were younger who?s now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual reencounter will affect their personal conflicts without either truly grasping the other?s problem.
Desperados on the Block
Tomasz Emil Rudzik
Germany 
The paths of three students of different nationalities cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich. Since they don't know each other, they will never find out how much they have in common: Clara, Motek and Sin are strangers in Germany. They're longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call ?home?.
The paths of three students of different nationalities cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich. Since they don't know each other, they will never find out how much they have in common: Clara, Motek and Sin are strangers in Germany. They're longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call ?home?.
Huit fois debout
Xabi Molia
France 
Elsa scrapes through to the end of each month by doing odd jobs. At night, she cleans buses in a deserted coach station, during the day she looks after a child for a young couple. Hoping to land a job with a contract, she attends interviews with disastrous results. Her neighbour Mathieu is also looking for work and seems to have achieved perfection in the art of failing intervi...
Elsa scrapes through to the end of each month by doing odd jobs. At night, she cleans buses in a deserted coach station, during the day she looks after a child for a young couple. Hoping to land a job with a contract, she attends interviews with disastrous results. Her neighbour Mathieu is also looking for work and seems to have achieved perfection in the art of failing interviews. One day, Elsa is evicted from her flat. She finds herself faced with a life of uncertainty with only a potted plant for company. Mathieu occasionally makes her offers of love that she?s not ready to accept. The temptation to leave it all behind leads Elsa to a forest in which Mathieu has already found refuge and set up camp.
Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage
Philippe Van Leeuw
Belgium 
Kigali, the first day of the genocide. Rwandans are massacring each other and Westerners are fleeing the country. Jacqueline, a young Tutsi nanny for a Belgian family, finds herself abandoned. Hiding in the ceiling, she manages to escape the killers. Meanwhile, back in her village, her children are slaughtered. Chased, hunted down, she takes refuge in the forest. Coming across ...
Kigali, the first day of the genocide. Rwandans are massacring each other and Westerners are fleeing the country. Jacqueline, a young Tutsi nanny for a Belgian family, finds herself abandoned. Hiding in the ceiling, she manages to escape the killers. Meanwhile, back in her village, her children are slaughtered. Chased, hunted down, she takes refuge in the forest. Coming across a wounded man, she cares for him and saves his life, feeling devastated despite the efforts of her grateful companion to cheer her up. Having lost everything, including her faith, she only has one idea in mind: to end it all.
Màscares / Maskarak
Elisabet Cabeza, Esteve Riambau
Spain 
Actors, like magicians, never reveal their tricks. José María Pou has made an exception on allowing the camera to film him preparing a work in which he plays Orson Welles. The action of Màscares unfolds backstage, in a place hidden from the eyes of the audience where the actor casts his skin to invoke his character. Magic, with tricks, but magic nevertheless.
Actors, like magicians, never reveal their tricks. José María Pou has made an exception on allowing the camera to film him preparing a work in which he plays Orson Welles. The action of Màscares unfolds backstage, in a place hidden from the eyes of the audience where the actor casts his skin to invoke his character. Magic, with tricks, but magic nevertheless.
Min dît / The Children of Diyarbakir / Min dît
Miraz Bezar
Turkey-Germany 
Turkish Kurdistan in the 1990s. On a night in May, on an empty road near Diyarbakir, the lives of ten year old Gülistan and her brother Firat suffer an abrupt change: their father, a political journalist, and their mother are killed by state security forces before their very eyes. Having lost all other relatives during the civil war, Gülistan and Firat are forced to survive o...
Turkish Kurdistan in the 1990s. On a night in May, on an empty road near Diyarbakir, the lives of ten year old Gülistan and her brother Firat suffer an abrupt change: their father, a political journalist, and their mother are killed by state security forces before their very eyes. Having lost all other relatives during the civil war, Gülistan and Firat are forced to survive on their own.
Norteado
Rigoberto Perezcano
Mexico-Spain 
Andrés reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United States. Between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana, the city that adopts him, is a troubled one. As he waits there, Andrés is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with those he meets in Tijuana: Cata, Ela, and Asensio.
Andrés reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United States. Between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana, the city that adopts him, is a troubled one. As he waits there, Andrés is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with those he meets in Tijuana: Cata, Ela, and Asensio.
Ori
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Colmenar
Spain-Georgia 
Nino crosses a vast waste ground in the outskirts of Tbilisi. This young Georgian woman tries to push her life forward, but it?s not going to be easy. In the remote mountains of the Caucasus, solitary Beqa is visited by his nephew Tazo, a refugee from the Russian bombings. When the echoes of the war still persist, both lives are crossed by this bittersweet story of silences and...
Nino crosses a vast waste ground in the outskirts of Tbilisi. This young Georgian woman tries to push her life forward, but it?s not going to be easy. In the remote mountains of the Caucasus, solitary Beqa is visited by his nephew Tazo, a refugee from the Russian bombings. When the echoes of the war still persist, both lives are crossed by this bittersweet story of silences and cigarettes.
Sammen / Together / Sammen
Matias Armand Jordal
Norvegia 
La historia del viaje de un padre con su hijo por un paisaje de dolor tras la trágica muerte de la persona a la que más querían. Cuenta cómo emprenden una nueva vida cotidiana sin ella y sus esfuerzos por hacerse con las riendas de su nueva situación. Incapaz de recuperarse de la pérdida de su esposa, el padre acude desesperado a los servicios de atención al menor. Una v...
La historia del viaje de un padre con su hijo por un paisaje de dolor tras la trágica muerte de la persona a la que más querían. Cuenta cómo emprenden una nueva vida cotidiana sin ella y sus esfuerzos por hacerse con las riendas de su nueva situación. Incapaz de recuperarse de la pérdida de su esposa, el padre acude desesperado a los servicios de atención al menor. Una vez que su hijo es enviado temporalmente a un orfanato, él se aísla y rechaza cualquier contacto con el mundo exterior, incluso cuando se trata de su propio hijo. Sin embargo, el hijo no pierde la esperanza de que algún día puedan volver a formar una familia y lucha con todas sus fuerzas por devolver a su padre a la vida.
The Scouting Book for Boys
Tom Harper
UK 
David and Emily are inseparable best friends who have lived all their lives on a caravan park. When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the coast. But their innocent secret soon becomes complicated, as David watches the police start to close in on his missing friend. When the real reason Emily wants to escape ...
David and Emily are inseparable best friends who have lived all their lives on a caravan park. When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the coast. But their innocent secret soon becomes complicated, as David watches the police start to close in on his missing friend. When the real reason Emily wants to escape comes to light, David's world is shattered. Swept up in a situation out of his control, and with his feelings for his best friend growing stranger by the day, David is forced to take action.
Wo de tang / Seasons in the Sun / Wo de tang
Zhang Huilin
China 
Summer prep art school session in Beijing. Two young men, Ocean and Wang Jing are buddies. They think of music and girls a lot. Ocean works in his mother?s tailor shop; his brother is serving a jail term for an unspecified offense. In the life drawing class, they meet a girl, Sugar. She seems more sophisticated and worldly than them. The playful, goofy innocence of their intera...
Summer prep art school session in Beijing. Two young men, Ocean and Wang Jing are buddies. They think of music and girls a lot. Ocean works in his mother?s tailor shop; his brother is serving a jail term for an unspecified offense. In the life drawing class, they meet a girl, Sugar. She seems more sophisticated and worldly than them. The playful, goofy innocence of their interaction gradually evolves into more complex feelings.
Zorion perfektua
Jabi Elortegi
Spain 
Ainhoa?s career as a pianist is put paid to when she?s knocked down in the centre of Barcelona. Her love life isn?t exactly at its best either: shortly before the accident she?d met Imanol, but had been incapable of sharing her life with him due to an inability to show her feelings. The origins of her fears lie in the ETA attack she witnessed at the age of fifteen.
Ainhoa?s career as a pianist is put paid to when she?s knocked down in the centre of Barcelona. Her love life isn?t exactly at its best either: shortly before the accident she?d met Imanol, but had been incapable of sharing her life with him due to an inability to show her feelings. The origins of her fears lie in the ETA attack she witnessed at the age of fifteen.
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