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15 Years + 1 Day, The Amazing Catfish

15 Years + 1 Day (15 años y 1 día) by Gracia Querejeta (Spain)
Tackles the complex relationships of a mother/unemployed actress (Maribel Verdú, All About My Mother), her rebellious teenage son, and a strict grandfather (Tito Valverde), as well as homophobia in a macho trio of South American youth. *Goya Award nominee for Best Picture

The Amazing Catfish (Los insólitos peces gato), by Claudia Sainte-Luce (Mexico)
Martha, an ailing single mother of four, brings misfit Claudia into her home for a temporary stay. As Martha’s health deteriorates, her children come to rely on Claudia’s calming presence.

Belle, by Amma Asante (United Kingdom)
True story of an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral in racist-infused 18th century Britain. Stars Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, and Miranda Richardson.

Cannibal (Caníbal), by Manuel Martín Cuenca (Spain / Romania)
Carlos (Antonio de la Torre) is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but lusts for female flesh in a secretly unconventional way. An unfamiliar feeling creeps in when he falls for a Romanian woman in this handsome, stately production. *Goya Award nominee for Best Picture

Belle, Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey (Cristo Rey), by Leticia Tonos (Dominican Republic)
In a slum barrio of Santo Domingo, a mixed race Haitian-Dominican teen guards the local kingpin’s beautiful young sister, in a retelling of the Romeo & Juliet tragedy. US PREMIERE

Default, by Simon Brand (USA)
Somali pirates led by Atlas (David Oyelowo), hijack a plane chartered by an American news crew in a tension-packed thriller centered around a deadly battle of wits. WORLD PREMIERE

The Double, by Richard Ayoade (United Kingdom)
Adapted from the Dostoyevsky 1846 novella, Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) finds his life gradually usurped by a doppelgänger who is everything he isn't: confident, charismatic, successful… *Also starring Mia Wasikowska and Chris O’Dowd.

Eastern Boys, by Robin Campillo (France)
A middle-aged Frenchman becomes entangled with a group of young Eastern European hustlers. A twisted thriller combined with a meditation on May-December relationships, featuring the most unexpected ending of the year.

Cannibal, GrisGris

Family United (La gran familia Española), by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (Spain)
Spanish passions of soccer and family intertwine in this touching comedy. Ephraim’s wedding day coincides with Spain’s appearance in the 2010 World Soccer Championship finals, and nothing goes as planned. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE *Nominated for 12 Goya Awards, including Best Picture

Gabrielle, by Louise Arcgambault (Canada)
A gifted singer with Williams syndrome embarks on a valiant quest to become independent and sexually liberated, in this authentic Québécois heart-tugger.

Global Player (Global Player – Wo Wir Sind Isch Vorne), by Hannes Stöhr (Germany)
A family-run textile machine company in a small southern German town is in trouble, and the heir to the business is forced to negotiate with Chinese entrepreneurs behind his caustic 90-year old father’s back, in this intelligent comedy. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

GriGris, by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad / France)
The charismatic and partially paralyzed Grigris works all angles to secure his life-long dream of dancing to transcend his meager surroundings. But cruel fate may not be done with Grigris yet.

Only Lovers Left Alive, Global Player

Heli, by Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Amid a devastating environment of gang violence, 12-year-old Estela falls in love with a young police cadet who wants to marry her, and brings unexpectedly shocking consequences on her family. *Best Director winner at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Illiterate (Las analfabetas), by Moiseés Sepúlveda (Chile)
A Chilean woman (Paulina Garcia of Gloria, in another star turn), who has kept her inability to read a secret for many years, is persuaded to take classes.

La jaula de oro, by Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico)
A group of young Guatemalan kids flee their homeland for a better life in the US, but must first escape the dangers of human traffickers in Mexico. *Best Ensemble Cast at 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados), by David Trueba (Spain)
Spain, 1966: Antonio (Javier Cámara), a teacher and Beatles fan, learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almería, and sets out to meet him. *Nominated for 8 Goya Awards, including Best Picture

Salvation Army, Still Life

Only Lovers Left Alive, by Jim Jarmusch (USA)
Underground guitarist (Tom Hiddleston) reunites with his irrepressibly stylish and mysterious lover (Tilda Swinton) in this sensually languid vampire love story set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier.

A Place in Heaven (Makom Be-Gan Eden), by Yossi Madmony (Israel)
A secular Israeli army officer is celebrated for his heroics on the battlefield but finds building a family a much greater challenge. Madmony (Restoration) masterfully entwines the epic and the personal in this allegory of the history of a young nation.

Salvation Army (L’Armée du salut), by Abdellah Taïa (France / Morocco)
A landmark in Arab cinema – Abdellah grows up in an oversized family in 1999 Morocco, where his forbidden gay love affair is met with stony silence.

Siddharth, by Richie Mehta (Canada / India)
After his 12-year-old son disappears while working to support the family, Mahendra travels across India on a desperate search for his missing boy.

Tattoo, The Summer of Flying Fish

Still Life, by Uberto Pasolini (UK / Italy)
A London civil servant with an unusual job strives to bring a final dignity to those who die alone - despite the downsizing pressures of his bean-counter boss. From the director of Machan (MIFF 2009).

Suck Me Shakespeer (Fack ju Göhte), by Bora Dagtekin (Germany)
Zeki, an ex-con who can barely spell, becomes a substitute teacher at Goethe High in order to drill a tunnel below the new gym built on the exact spot where stripper friend Charlie buried his loot. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

The Summer of Flying Fish (El verano de los peces voladores), by Marcela Said (Chile)
An upper class Chilean landowner resorts to increasingly extreme methods to exterminate carp fish invading his new lagoon, creating tense conflict with indigenous Mapuche natives who have lived on the same land for centuries.

Tattoo (Tatuagem), by Hilton Lacerda (Brazil)
An 18-year-old soldier becomes sexually involved with the ringleader of an avant-garde cabaret troupe who repeatedly clash with the establishment, in late '70s Brazil.

Three Many Weddings, Wolf

Those Happy Years (Anni felici), by Daniele Luchetti (Italy)
The freedom-loving ‘70s creates special pressure for Roman narcissists Guido and Serena, whose marriage crumbles when Serena departs for a feminist commune in France.

Three Many Weddings (Tres bodas de más), by Javier Ruiz Caldera (Spain)
A fresh, hilarious comedy from the director of Ghost Graduation (MIFF 2013). Three ex-boyfriends invite Ruth (Inma Cuesta) to their weddings, all in one month. Not knowing how to say no, the only person Ruth can convince to be her date is the sexy new intern. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE *Nominated for 7 Goya Awards

We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!), by Lukas Moodysson (Sweden)
Three ambitious teenage girls team up to form a punk band, without instruments, in 1980s Stockholm.

Wolf, by Jim Taihuttu (Netherlands)
Majid, a streetwise Moroccan parolee, faces conflict from multiple angles as the raw violence of the boxing ring bleeds into all aspects of his gritty new life in The Netherlands.

Words & Pictures, Young & Beautiful

Words & Pictures, by Fred Schepisi (USA)
Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche pair up as rival high school teachers mobilizing their students in a debate regarding the superior powers of literature vs. art.

Young & Beautiful (Jeune & jolie), by François Ozon (France)
A precocious 17-year-old Parisian girl begins working as a call girl in order to protest her parents’ stifling bourgeois values, but complications with a client soon threaten her secret world.

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (Zipi y Zape y el Club de la Canica), by Oskar Santos (Spain)
Zip & Zap, two of Spain’s most iconic comic book characters, are sent to a reform school where they defy the evil headmaster and discover a mysterious treasure buried deep within the school.



City of God: 10 Years Later, Los posibles

Barefoot in the Kitchen (Con la pata quebrada), by Diego Galán (Spain)
A chronicle of how Spanish cinema has portrayed the evolution of women—from the 1930s to present day, via film fragments from 180 movies—simultaneously revisiting the history of the country. *Nominated for Best Documentary at Goya Awards

City of God: 10 Years Later (Cidade de Deus: 10 Anos Depois), by Luciano Vidigal & Cavi Borges (Brazil)
Ten years after the release of the Oscar-nominated City of God, this new documentary explores the positive and negative impact the 2002 film has had on the lives of those in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, by Gabe Klinger (France / Portugal / USA)
Hoping to ignite in others what fueled the passion behind their filmmaking careers, Benning and Linklater (an Oscar nominee for Before Midnight) reflect on their multi-year friendship and divergent paths to success.

The Mountain (La montaña), by Taba Blanchard (Dominican Republic)
Contending with the harsh, freezing climate of Katmandu, a trio of Dominicans make history by crowning Mount Everest with a Dominican flag in 2011, inspiring three young surfers to conquer Pico Duarte, Hispaniola’s highest mountain.

Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr., WEB

Los posibles, by Santiago Mitre & Juan Onofri Barbato (Argentina)
In a rhapsody of toughened bodies and torn emotions, a group of teenagers seeking refuge from hardship perform in an experimental fusion of film and dance that stretches the boundaries of visual kinetics. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr., by Perri Peltz & Geeta Gandbhir (USA)
Robert De Niro turns an emotional spotlight on his father and his artistic contemporaries, in this fascinating glimpse into the life of abstract expressionist painter, the late Robert De Niro Sr.

WEB, by Michael Kleiman (USA)
Children in remote Peruvian villages experience Internet access for the first time via the One Laptop per Child program, and their lives begin to change.