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RACER AND THE JAILBIRD
(Dir. Aleksey German Jr., Russia, Poland, Serbia 2018)
DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia.
HELP, I SHRUNK MY PARENTS
WORD OF GOD
WALK WITH ME
UNDER THE TREE
(Dir. Frederic Forestier, France 2017)
How quickly they grow up! Vincent may be 18, but he’ll always be his parents' little Honey Bunny. So when his first love breaks up with him, it feels like the end of the world!
(Dir. Janus Metz, Sweden, Denmark, Finland 2017)
Borg/McEnroe is a film of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. It's a story of two men that became legends and the price they had to pay.
PETTSON AND FINDUS:
SMALL TOWN KILLERS
(Dir. Cristina Comencini, Italy 2016)
Lucia and Maria, both in their forties, are best friends despite having personalities, which are complete opposites.
|IN THE FOREST OF HUCKYBUCKY
(Dir. Rasmus A. Sivertsen, Norway 2017)
Claus Climbermouse, Morten Wood Mouse, Mister Hare and all their friends dwell in the Huckybucky forest - a nice place to live, but the tiny animals always have to watch out for some of the bigger ones. Marvin the Fox in particular has an unfortunate tendency to try to devour all the mice crossing his path. As Horace Hedgehog attempts to eat Morten's grandma, he tries to pass a law for all the animals to agree to be friends and stop eating each other
(Dir. Sergio Castellito, Italy 2017)
This is suburban fairytale, the story of a young mother (Jasmine Trinca) with a failed marriage behind her, who fights daily for her dream to open a hair salon, challenging her fate in an effort to free herself and gain independence and right to happiness.
|BAMSE AND THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER
(Dir. Christian Ryltenius, Maria Blom; Sweden 2016)
In Bamse and the Witch’s daughter Croesus Vole finds gold in the beavers' dam. To demolish the dam and get the gold he tricks the witch's daughter Lova to enchant Bamse. With Bamse gone, it's up to the children to help each other to stop Croesus - but to do that they have to be friends.
|LAST CALL FOR NOWHERE
(Dir. Philippe de Chauveron, France 2016)
French border cop José Fernandez has just one last extradition to do before his long-awaited promotion to the crime bureau. But his detainee Akim, victim of a judiciary glitch, is outraged to find himself saddled with the identity of a potential terrorist and put on a flight back to Kabul, where he has never even set foot before!
|BÖRNING 2. ON ICE
(Dir. Hallvard Bræin, Norway 2016)
When gearhead Roy gets out of jail after having served time for participating in an illegal street race, he is determined to get his life back on track and be a good role model for his daughter Nina. But when Roy’s girlfriend Sylvia throws him a “getting out of jail” party some of his old racing enemies show up and challenge Roy to participate in a new race…
(Rez. Philippe Lacheau, Prantsusmaa 2017)
Greg's startup alibi.com is a huge success. Who knew so many people would pay big bucks for an alibi to hide their secret lives?
|MARCH OF THE PENGUINS 2. THE CALL
(Dir. Luc Jacquet, France 2017)
This new story sees a young penguin about to embark on his first journey, following the mysterious call that compels every penguin...
|HISTORY OF LOVE
(Dir. Radu Mihaileanu, France, Canada, Romania, USA 2016)
New York, the 21st century. Leo lives with the memory of the great love of his life. Despite his painful history, he cheerfully navigates life’s ups and downs with indefatigable, crazy humour, alongside his best friend Bruno. Across town, in Brooklyn, teenage Alma is determined to find the ideal man for her mother to remarry.
|TRAIN TO BUSAN
(Dir. Sang-ho Yeon, South Korea 2016)
A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency! As an unidentified virus sweeps the country, Korean government declares martial law.
(Dir. Ute von Münchow-Pohl; Germany 2017)
Max, an urban rabbit boy, gets trapped in an old-fashioned Easter rabbit school that is sur- rounded by a clever fox family scheming to take over Easter.
|LOST IN PARIS
(Dir. Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon; France, Belgium 2017)
Fiona, a small town Canadian librarian, receives a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha living in Paris. Fiona hops on the first plane only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she meets Dom, a seductive egotistical homeless guy who won’t leave her alone. The fun and hectic tale of three peculiar people lost in Paris.
(Dir. Ivan Tverdovski, Russia, France, Germany 2016)
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.
(Dir. Roberto Ando, Italy 2016)
A luxury hotel. A group of politicians about to approve a lethal plan. A monk. A suicidal economist. A confession.
|SIV SLEEP ASTRAY
(Dir. Catharina "Catti" Edfeldt, Lena Hanno Clyne, Sweden 2016)
Siv is fascinated by the appearance of a new classmate, Cerisia. Cerisia is dressed differently and has opinions. When Cerisia asks Siv to sleep over at her place, Siv is very happy. Perhaps Cerisia wants to be her friend. Siv does not have a best friend.
|THE SIXTH TIME
(Dir. Maarit Lalli, Finland 2017)
THE SIXTH TIME is a tragicomedy about two sex addicts; a woman who knew how to say yes and a man who couldn’t say no.
|RAVEN THE LITTLE RASCAL - THE BIG RACE
(Dir. Ute von Münchov-Pohl, Sandor Jesse, Germany 2015)
Cheeky little Raven accidentally destroyed the stocks the animals need to survive in the winter. To refill the storage, he sets out to win a soapbox car race and earn the prize money. But the tumultuous race through the forest is full of twists and surprises, and in the end Raven has gained something money can’t buy: he understands the value of teamwork, true friendship and responsibility...
|THE LION WOMAN
(Dir. Vibeke Idsøe, Norway, Germany, Sweden 2016)
THE LION WOMAN is set in the years between 1912 – 1937 and tells the epic and beautiful story of Eva who is born with hair covering her body. Despite the many challenges she is faced with, due to her appearance, she manages to shape and live an extraordinary life.
(Dir. Erik Skjoldbjærg, Norway 2016)
The year is 1981 and it is summer in the little village of Finsland. Dag is 19 years old and has spent his childhood in the countryside living with his parents. His father is chief of the local volunteer fire brigade and Dag has since he was a child been going along with his father to the call-outs. Dag has recently returned after a year of military service and his parents notice that he has changed. Then the fires begin.
(Dir. Jacob Ley, Denmark 2016)
Eight-year old Julius lives at an orphanage. Julius is a bit of an outsider, and secretly still believes in Santa Claus. When he is confronted with the fact that Santa Claus may just be the...
(Dir. Paolo Virzi, Italy – France 2016)
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic.
|SOLAN AND LUDVIG – THE BIG CHEESE RACE
(Dir. Rasmus A. Sivertsen, Norway 2015)
A secret bet between Solan and Olvar O. Kleppvold, he loses the house and workshop of the genious inventor Reodor Felgen, and they both bring their allies in the fight to win.
|A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH
(Dir. Hans Petter Moland, Denmark 2015)
When an eight-year old message in a bottle ends up at Department Q. Carl Mørck and his assistant, Assad, are drawn into a horrific case involving a psychopathic murderer, religious fanaticism and abducted siblings never reported missing by their parents.
|THE ABSENT ONE
(Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard, Denmark 2015)
In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues point in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty...
(Dir. Paolo Genovese, Italy 2016)
Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.
|THE LAST KING
(Dir. Nils Gaup, Norway 2016)
The year is 1204. Norway is torn apart in a Civil war. With the help of the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King is fighting for survival against the Church’s Bishopsmen, who will use any means available to obtain victory.
(Dir. Stefano Sollima, Italy 2015)
A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
(Dir. Anna van der Heide, Netherland 2016)
Adapted from a novel by best-selling author Paul van Loon (Fuchsia the Mini Witch), this is the story of an ordinary schoolteacher who has an extraordinary secret: from time to time, he changes into a frog! Luckily one of his pupils loves amphibians and she will do everything to protect him!
|THE GIRL KING
(Dir. Mika Kausrimäki, Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden 2015)
THE GIRL KING is the story of one of the most iconic Queens in history. Queen Kristina, at her father’s request raised as a prince, is thrust into a world of conflict.
(Dir. Nicolas Saada, France 2015)
One evening, while her parents go out for dinner, 18-year-old Louise, alone in her hotel room at Taj Mahal Mumbai, hears strange noises out in the corridor. Within minutes, she realises that a terrorist attack is underway. Her only connection to the outside world is her cell phone, which allows her to maintain contact with her father, who is desperately trying to reach her from the other side of a city that has been plunged into chaos. Louise must spend a long night alone in the face of danger. She will never be the same again.
|JOSEPHINE, PREGNANT AND FABULOUS
(Dir. Marilou Berry, France 2016)
At last, Josephine has found her perfect non-smoker-cat-loving-amazing-cook-perfect-man-soulmate. They’ve been in love for two years and everything is peachy. Until she realizes she’s… pregnant. Time for Josephine to transform her life, mature into a responsible adult, not become like her mother, get a job, hold on to her man, refrain from falling out with her friends, and tell her sister, who's been crashing at her place, that she's got to move out. A bunch of overwhelming challenges that Josephine will have to face in her own, special way.
|HEAVEN ON EARTH
(Dir. Kay Pollak, Sweden 2015)
A group of people live in the small village "Ljusåker" in the most northern part of Sweden. When the choir director, world-renowned conductor Daniel Dareus, dies, he leaves his choir and ...
|I AM HERE
(Dir. Anders Morgenthaler, Denmark, Germany 2015)
Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.
(Dir. Ask Hasselbalch, Denmark 2016)
It’s summer time and Pelle is enjoying life with his girlfriend, Ida. Suddenly strange things start happening. A new superhero appears and completely humiliates Antboy.
(Dir. Raul Garcia, France 2015)
A feature film anthology composed of five stories of Edgar Allan Poe, each crafted in a graphic design style uniquely suited to the individual segments and inspired by visual artists and illustrators, whose style best expresses the psychological depth and complexity of Poe’s dark universe.
|A MAN CALLED OWE
(Dir. Hannes Holm, Sweden 2015)
59 year old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist.
|ME AND KAMINSKI
(Dir. Wolfgang Becker, Germanuy 2015)
A sleazy young journalist tries to give a new turn to his career by writing the biography of the forgotten but very much alive painter Kaminski - genius of the last century. While orchestrating the old artist's disappearance to make the headlines with his future book, the young man ends up on an adventurous road trip with Kaminski...
(Dir. Robin Pront, Belgium 2015)
Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth’s release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive headfirst into the drug-centered existence that ensnared him in the first place, both Dave and Kenneth’s erstwhile girlfriend Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles. Drugs, crime and the bonds of brotherhood create this dark crime thriller journey in The Ardennes.
(Dir. Samuel Benchetrit, France 2015)
A building in a housing project. One broken-down elevator. Three encounters. Six characters. Will Sternkowitz make it out of his wheelchair to pursue the love of a night nurse? Will latchkey teen Charly succeed in getting 80’s actress Jeanne Meyer a role? And what will become of astronaut John McKenzie, who fell to earth and was taken in by Mrs. Hamida
|TWO BUDDIES AND A BAGGER
(Dir. Rasmus A. Sivertsen, Norway 2015)
UNLIKELY HEROES ON A MAD-CAP MISSION
A young lady on the run literally drops in on Tootson and Ludiwood, two buddies living in a railway tunnel. Her father, an ingenious scientist, is being held captive by a cruel villain trying to force him to create a serum that turns humans into robots. Together with a clever badger, the two buddies join her on a rescue mission against all odds.
(Dir. Jonas Åkerlund, Sweden 2016)
Everything (and more) happened to Roxette between 1986 and 1995. Hundreds of hours of film was recorded during the magic years and the ambition was to capture "everything". Come along into the studio, backstage, on the rehearsals and the concerts. These are the private videos from one of the biggest bands in history.
(Dir. Mads Matthiesen, Denmark 2016)
When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.
(Dir. Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy 2015)
Florence, Italy, 1348. As the plague ravages the city dwellers of Tuscany, a group of young men and women takes shelter in a remote villa in the hills surrounding Florence. Now living as a community, they decide to tell each other a story a day to take their minds off their precarious situation…
(Dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland 2015)
Tiina decides to reconnect with his aged and bohemian father living alone. With her reluctant daughter and new husband, they move in and start to renovate the old house. However, neither the renovation nor facing the past is effortless.
|TOM LITTLE AND THE MAGIC MIRROR
(Dir. Ernesto Padrón Blanco, Spain 2015)
In a magical world, small but brave Tom Little embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to release the kingdom from a spell and win the hand of a beautiful princess. But who is his true love: the king’s daughter or the courageous thief?
|HELP, I SHRUNK MY TEACHER
(Dir. Sven Unterwaldt Jr, Germany 2015)
The story of 11-year-old Felix, whom nobody believes he has “shrunk” the universally hated school principal Dr. Schmitt-Gössenwein to a height of just 15 centimetres.
(Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark 2016)
Erik and Anna are an academic couple with a dream. Together with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen.
|DOCTOR PROCTOR: THE BUBBLE IN THE BATHTUB
(Dir. Ärild Fröhlich, Norway 2015)
The lovesick Doctor Proctor has traveled back in time in a desperate attempt to alter history. He wants to stop the wedding between his beloved Juliette and the terrible Claude Cliché, but is trapped in time. Lisa and Nilly, Proctor's young partners and neighbors, have to step up again, and they take the Time Bathtub back in time to try to help him.
(Dir. Roar Uthaug, Norway 2015)
The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.
(Dir. Grímur Hákonarson, Island, Denmark, Norway, Poland 2015)
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
|COCONUT THE LITTLE DRAGON
(Dir. Nina Wels, Hubert Weiland, Germany 2015)
Coconut and his friend Oscar are outsiders on Dragon Island. Coconut is supposed to be a flying dragon but he can't fly and Oscar, a carnivore by nature, is a vegetarian by choice.
(Dir. Dagur Kári, Island 2015)
Fusi is in his forties and yet to find courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks through everyday life, where routine is key. When a bubbly woman and an 8-year old girl unexpectedly enter his life, he is forced to take a leap.
(Dir. Grethe Bøe-Waal, Norway 2015)
Julia and her twin siblings Sindre and Ida have moved to a small town with their mother. Desperate to reach their father, who is working in Southern Norway, they secretly jump aboard a helicopter flying in his direction. Unfortunately, the helicopter changes its route and soon they find themselves lost and alone at a deserted island.
(Dir. Albert Hooft, Paco Vink, Netherland 2014)
A team of three pets; a playful ferret FREDDY, a sweet canary bird CAREY and a know-it-all stick insect WALKER, head out to ask Saint Nicolas presents for their animal friends and themselves. The journey is filled with adventures and their friendship is severely tested.
(Dir. Alice Winocour, France 2015)
Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie, the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman at their luxurious villa “Maryland”. As he starts experiencing a strange fascination for the woman he has to protect, Vincent increasingly seems to fall into paranoia. Unless he is right, and the danger is very real indeed…
(Dir. Francesco Munzi, Italy 2014)
The rich story of a criminal family from the Southern region of Calabria plays out like a contemporary Western, where the call to blood law and an emphasis on revenge are commonplace and acceptable notions of justice.
(Dir. Tim Oliehoek, Netherland 2014)
Annie M. G. Schmidt’s The Amazing Wiplala is a joyous adventure, a family entertainment film, about a 10cm tall little creature coming from a country where everyone can do magic, though they call it “tinkling” there.
|MEN & CHICKEN
(Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark 2015)
The film revolves around two special-natured brothers, Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) and Gabriel (David Dencik). Upon their father’s passing, the two brothers, who are not very fond of each other, find out through the father’s will, that they are adopted. Despite their disagreements, Elias and Gabriel decide to seek out their natural father and set out to the island where their father lives. Meanwhile, a surprise awaits Elias and Gabriel there. Surrounded by the island’s many odd personalities Elias and Gabriel discover a most paralysing, yet liberating truth about themselves and their family.
(Dir. Zhang Yimou, China 2014)
Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits her husband's return.
|SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS
(Dir. Philippe de Chaueron, France 2014)
Marie and Claude Verneuil are old school: a respected upper class family with four beautiful daughters. Isabelle, Odile and Ségolène made multicultural marriages to Rachid, David and Chao respectively. When Laure announces her intention to marry Charles, her parents are delighted. A traditional wedding, at last! When Laure informs them that Charles is from Africa, something snaps. Marie plunges into total meltdown and Claude plots to sabotage the wedding. He finds an unlikely ally in Charles's father, André, who agrees with them on only one thing: what did they do to deserve this?
|THE LITTLE DEATH
(Dir. Josh Lawson, Australia 2014)
An outrageous romantic comedy about sex; secrets; fate; fetish; told through the lives and desires of five ordinary couples. THE LITTLE DEATH, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.
|ANTBOY 2 – REVENGE OF THE RED FURY
(Dir. Ask Hasselbalch, Denmark 2015)
Antboy has defeated “The Flea”, his archenemy, who is now locked away in a padded cell. He is more popular than ever and enjoying life as a superhero. But his powers are useless against Christian, the new boy in school. Antboy has a crush on Ida, but Christian, a charming, but two-faced do-gooder, is trying to steal her away from him. And, as if that isn’t bad enough, our hero also finds himself being haunted by a mysterious invisible enemy: The Red Fury has announced her arrival.
(Dir. Bent Hamer, Norway, Germany 2014)
When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.
(Dir. Michel Hazanavicius, France, Georgia 2014)
The Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of confl ict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate.
|PIM AND POM: THE BIG ADVENTURE
(Dir. Gioia Smid, Netherland 2014)
The two cats Pim and Pom are best friends who live together with "The Lady". When, one day, the lady's nieces Tracey and Stacey come to visit, they take the cats to the park for a picnic. However, the nieces want to keep the cats for themselves and have come up with a secret plan to kidnap them.
(Dir. Dome Karukoski, Finland 2014)
HE WILL RUIN YOUR DAY! The Grump is about a cantankerous old man whose old school stubbornness is put to the test when he is forced, due to a heavy fall, to move in to the city with his sharp business minded daughter in law.
|THE BOY WITH THE GOLDEN PANTS
(Dir. Ella Lemhagen, Sweden 2014)
Summer vacation has begun and Mats is just an ordinary kid like any other. But when he finds a pair of pants that contain an unlimited amount of money, everything changes! Suddenly, the world is at his feet and Mats can fulfill all his dreams.
|HERE IS HAROLD
(Dir. Gunnar Vikene, Norway 2014)
For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, "Lunde Furniture" together with his wife, Marny. But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to Harold's small furniture shop.
(Dir. Douglas Boswell, Belgium, Netherland 2014)
Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game's labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyberworld…
|MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERAL
(Dir. Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä, Finland, France 2014)
Moomins on the Riviera, features the entire Moomins clan as they embark on a hilarious adventure on the glamorous Riviera. Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attention of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting can be terribly painful.
|THE LITTLE GHOST
(Dir. Alain Gsponer, Germany 2013)
The Little Ghost lives in the castle of Eulenstein. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, Mr. Tu-Whit Tu-Whoo, the ghost would like to see the world by daylight once.
|LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT
(Dir. Thomas Cailley, France 2014)
Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. Given she hasn’t asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It’s a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.
(Dir. Hallvard Bræin, Norway 2014)
A group of car enthusiasts decide to stage an “illegal street race” from Oslo to the North Cape – a distance of 2208 kilometers. 26 cars line up for the challenge which will be both personal and technical.
AND THE LAMA RAMA TREASURE
(Dir. John Andreas Andersen,
Lisa Marie Gamlen, Norway 2014)
Together with the captain and his crew, two courageous children set out on a thrilling quest to find King Rufus fabled treasure. A magnificent and humorous live action feature film for the whole family.
|A SECOND CHANGE
(Dir. Susanne Bier, Denmark 2014)
Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs.
|A PATRIOTIC MAN
(Dir. Arto Halonen, Finland 2013)
Toivo’s blood is exceptionally powerful. When the Finnish ski team hears about Toivo, they understand they have found a highly prized secret weapon. His blood can improve any athlete’s performance, fueling the skiers to success.
|THE CHRISTMAS OF SOLAN & LUDVIG
(Dir. Rasmus A. Sivertsen; Norway 2013)
It’s almost Christmas, and what Ludvig wants most of all is snow. But when Reodor builds the world’s most powerful snow cannon, it ends up in the hands of Freeman Pløsen, Editor of the “Flåklypa Gazette”. Above all things in this world, Pløsen wants a record snowfall, and Solan and Ludvig must take action.
(Dir. Kristian Levring, Denmark 2014)
The 1870s among new settlers and outlaws, Danish immigrant Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has been waiting for years to bring his wife and son to the United States. When he finally succeeds, moments after their arrival they fall victim to a horrific crime.
|EMIL & IDA FROM LÖNNEBERGA
(Dir. P. Åhlin, A. Jaworski Björk, L. Persson; Sweden 2013)
Katthult, in Lönneberga, in Småland, is where Emil and his little sister Ida live with their father Anton, their mother Alma, the farmhand Alfred and the maid Lina. Emil is a sweet little boy who likes to help out, but his helpfulness often turns into mischief.
|PETTSON AND FINDUS – A LITTLE NUISANCE, A GREAT FRIENDSHIP
(Dir. Ali Samadi Ahadi, Germany 2014)
Old man Pettson lives in a small, red house, spending his time chopping wood, doing odd jobs, working on his inventions, fishing and taking care of his chickens. One day his neighbour, Beda , who takes care of everything warmheartedly, gives him a small tomcat, so the old man has a bit of company. Pettson names him Findus.
|DOCTOR PROCTORS FART POWDER
(Dir. Ärild Fröhlich, Norway 2013)
The somewhat insane Doctor Proctor has accidentally invented the world's most powerful fart powder. When two kids from his neighborhood drop by for an unexpected visit, it becomes the beginning of an unusual friendship and a riotous business project. Well-behaved Lisa with her pigtails and tiny Nilly with his bright red hair decide to help introduce Doctor Proctor's fart powder to the world.
(Dir. Paolo Virzi; Italy 2014)
Lake Como, Italy. A cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve. What happened that night? How will this accident change the destiny of the rich Bernaschi family and the Rovelli family on the edge of bankruptcy?
(Dir. Ask Hasselbalch; Denmark 2013)
When 12-year-old Pelle is bitten by an ant, he gains all the powers of the ant! Antboy soon realises that he is not alone with superpowers in town, when he discovers a scary opponent called The Flea…based on popular book series by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen. From Oscar and Golden Globe nominated producers (Fighter, Catch that girl, Submarino)
(Dir. Taru Mäkela; Finland, Czech Republic 2013)
ELSA (Kati Outinen), a middle-aged milliner and part-time clairvoyant runs a smartest little hat-shop in the heart of Helsinki 1962. She has total control of her life-until the man she once loved and lost suddenly reappears from the past – and from the dead
|BAMSE AND THE CITY OF THIEVES
(Dir. Christian Ryltenius, Sweden 2014)
In BAMSE AND THE CITY OF THIEVES the strongest bear in the world and his two friends Little Hopp and Shellman show that the best weapon against evil is - friendship (and a few drops of Grandma’s Thunder Honey of course). An adventure film about friendship and how easy it is for someone to become mean when they’ve been left out.
|OTTO IS A RHINO
(Dir. Kenneth Kainz, Denmark 2013)
Optimistic 10-year-old Topper has a vivid imagination. As he misses his dad, who is away sailing the seven seas, he likes to tell exotic tales of his dad’s heroic adventures. As his classmates have never seen his dad, they do not believe his stories and call him a liar.
|IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
(Dir. Hans Petter Moland, Norway 2014)
Nils snow ploughs the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded Citizen of the Year. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. His actions ignites a war between the vegan gangster “The Count“ and the Serbian mafia boss “Papa“. Winning a blood feud isn ´t easy. Especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: Heavy machinery and beginner‘s luck.
|WALESA. MAN OF HOPE
(Dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 2013)
1970, Gdansk. The communist authorities bloodily repress a workers’ protest. Among them Lech Walesa, an ordinary shipyard worker who tries to deal with daily problems with his wife Danuta. Refusing the rules, he soon start leading a revolution that will end up not only toppling a dictatorship in Poland, but also eating away at the crumbling edifice of the Soviet empire.
|A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT
(Dir. Erik Poppe, Norway, Irland, Sweden 2013)
Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, she gets badly hurt. Back home another bomb drops. Her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.
|HEART OF A LION
(Dir. Dome Karukoski, Finland, Sweden 2013)
Teppo meets and falls in love with the beautiful blonde Sari. But this is to be no ordinary love affair. Teppo is a central figure in a neo-Nazi group and when he meets Sari’s son, he is in for a big surprise.
|WE ARE THE BEST!
(Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Swedish 2013)
Stockholm 1982. A film about Bobo, Klara and Hedvig. Three 13-year old girls who roam the streets. Who are brave and tough and strong and weak and confused and weird. Who have to take care of themselves way too early. Who heat fish fingers in the toaster when mom is at the pub. Who start a punk band without any instruments, even though everybody says that punk is dead
(Dir. Thomas Bodenstein, Germany 2012)
Knight Rusty is in for the adventure of his life: Just as his dream of winning the big tournament comes true, he is falsely accused of theft. Deprived of his knightly honour and castle he sets out to redeem himself and to win back his damsel -and ends up saving the whole kingdom in a gigantic battle
|WALTZ FOR MONICA
(Dir. Per Fly, Denmark. Sweden 2013)
Having it all comes at a price! Monica, a young, rebellious small town girl is determined to make it as a singer in the vibrant jazz clubs of Stockholm, and even New York City, in the sixties. Beautiful and sensual, she embarks on the singing career of her dreams, and an exquisite singer and actress evolves in the golden era of jazz.
(Dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, UK 2013)
NYMPHOMANIAC is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi-unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
|JOURNEY TO THE CHRISTMAS STAR
(Dir. Nils Gaup, Norway 2012)
A courageous girl sets out on a hazardous journey to find the Christmas Star in order to free the kingdom from a curse and bring back a long lost princess, but some mighty foes try to stop her. A Christmas adventure for the whole family set in a magnificent winter wonderland.
|MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE
(Dir. Sandra Nettelbeck, Germany, Belgium, France 2013)
MR. MORGAN'S LAST LOVE is the bittersweet tale of a lonely American widower in Paris who learns to love life again after a chance encounter with a beautiful and vibrant young woman. They both spend a short but precious time together – a time that touches their hearts and changes their lives.
|THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES
(Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard, Denmark 2013)
Following a shootout that left his two partners respectively dead and paralyzed, chief detective Carl Mørck is assigned to the newly established Department Q, a department for old, terminated cases.
|PLODDY THE POLICE CAR ON THE CASE
(Dir. Rasmus A. Sivertsen and Rune Spaans, Norway 2013)
Ploddy the Police Car is assigned to guard the biggest attraction in a brand new Eagle Park in the far North of Norway; an endangered eagle mother and her egg. However, when two female thieves steal the eagle mother and Pelle ends up hatching the egg under his hood, he gets a lot busier than planned. The fact that his policeman Richard falls in love with one of the thieves is not helping either…
|21 WAYS TO RUIN A MARRIAGE
(Dir. Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Finland 2013)
There are 21 ways to ruin a marriage and that's enough to convince Sanna that falling in love is folly. As her extensive studies show ‘Divorce is a natural and probable consequence of falling in love.’ Love and sex are two different things, and she prefers the latter, in an intoxicated state if possible. Marriage is a business agreement.
|WISH YOU WERE HERE
(Dir. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Australia 2012)
Four friends indulge in a carefree Cambodian holiday, but their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of the travelers disappears. As the search ensues, the others return home, racked with guilt and struggling to return to their daily lives. Does one of them hold the answer to the fate of their lost companion? Tightly-held secrets from their life-altering trip are brought to light, revealing clues to the whereabouts of their missing friend.
(Dir. Joachim Running, Espen Sandberg, Norway 2012)
In a dangerous sea-faring adventure, six men are tested to the limits of their endurance in the daring true story of the Kon-Tiki voyage. Thor Heyerdahl – a restless spirit. His radical idea kick-starts an impossible mission. Along with five loyal buddies, Thor follows an ancient path 4,300 miles across the Pacific on the fragile Kon-Tiki raft. Attacked by tidal waves, sharks and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, it’s six men battling with nature as Kon-Tiki strives to reach land. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, Thor must succeed.
(Dir. Wolfgang Groos, Germany 2012)
Dakaria and Silvania, 12-year-old half-vampire sisters, move from Transylvania to Germany. Here the girls have to become accustomed to the conditions of human daily life: that is, go to school during the day, use lots of sun block and fly during nighttime hours only. The most important difficulty, however, is to find friends as they always need to be cautious about keeping the truth to themselves.
|SIMON AND THE OAKS
(Dir. Lisa Ohlin, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway 2012)
«Every family has a secret.» Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenborg in the forties and fifties of the last century. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life.
(Dir. Peter Sehr, Germany 2012)
A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music; from his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world – an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur.
(Dir. Tobias Lindholm, Denmark 2012)
The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates.
(Dir. Oskar Thor Axelsson, Island 2012)
The last few years of the millennium marked a transformational period for the Icelandic underworld. What had been a relatively innocent playground for petty criminals and “hobby pushers” progressed into the organized and violent industry that prevails today.
(Dir. Jan Rahbeck, Denmark 2012)
In his dreams, Marco Macaco is a cool cop solving major crimes – in fact, he is just a dedicated beach officer on a tropical island where nothing seems to happen. His hopes to win beautiful Lulu’s heart get shattered when charming Carlo arrives on the island to build a gigantic monkey-shaped casino right on Marco's beach.
|INTO THE WHITE
(Dir. Petter Næss, Norway 2012)
INTO THE WHITE is inspired by real events that took place during World War II. A hostile chance encounter in the skies above the harsh Norwegian wilderness leaves two aircraft - one British, one German - shot down in a remote and isolated region. By strange coincidence the crews seek shelter in the same cabin.
(Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark 2012)
Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things go awry. Just a story - a random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like a virus. The shock and mistrust get out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity.
|GLORIOUSLY WASTED /
DIARY OF A DRUNK
(Dir. Lauri Maijala, Finland 2012)
This is a comedy about the Finnish national disease, alcoholism. It is based on a novel by Juha Vuorinen with the same title. The book stays, year after year on top of best-selling books list. It is also the most borrowed fictional book In Finnish jails.
|WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH
(Dir. Oliver Dieckmann, Germany 2011)
The last thing Charlotte and Ben expected is that Santa crash lands onto their street in the middle of a thunderstorm just before Christmas. This being only the beginning of what turns out to be a remarkable series of Christmas adventures, including chases, fake Santas and vicious nutcrackers to name just some of them ...
(Dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland 2012)
Timo is an esteemed concert pianist whose personal life is on the rocks. One day he finds an older shabby-looking man at his door. The man, Leo, turns out to be his father who left the country when Timo was 3—and hasn't been in touch for 35 years.
|JELLY T (GUMMI T)
(Dir. Michael Hegner, Denmark 2012)
Poor Ivan Olsen is plagued by problems… bullied at school and constantly pursued by a gang whose greatest pleasure is filling his pants with water. And when Ivan gets home, his dad doesn’t have much sympathy for him either because he is crazy about Tarzan and fails to appreciate Ivan’s finer qualities. But one day Ivan gets the chance to live up all of his dad’s expectations and give the bullies at school a lesson they will never forget… the big questions is whether having superpowers makes life any easier?
(Dir. Christian E. Christiansen, Denmark 2011)
Aliena wakes up in a river in France with a bag with 2 million euros, a scar across her abdomen and no memory. She seeks refuge in the nearest town but soon discovers that mysterious men are following her. With the help of the French hotelier Pierre she temporarily gets away from the pursuers. Aliena discovers that her accent is Danish and decides to go to Denmark in the search for her identity.
(Dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland 2011)
Ivar, Mitja and Torsti, 3 half brothers – all with different mothers – come together for the first time in many years to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday. In a hysterical and often funny outpour the past comes bubbling to the surface. Deep down the brothers all feel like they have failed in life – and all of the bad, they believe, rests firmly on the shoulders of their philandering and neglectful father.
|MY SISTER'S KIDS HOME ALONE
(Dir. Martin Miehe-Renard, Denmark 2012)
While Mom and Dad are on holiday, the children are left home alone with Uncle Eric. Without either permission or driving licences Jan and Michael accidentally crash their dad’s sports car. In order to raise money for repairing the car, before dad gets home, the kids persuade Uncle Eric to turn their home into a hotel. The hotel receives guests from both Denmark and Japan, and even suspicious “burglar”-types from Eastern Europe decide to check in. My sister’s kids need all their strengths and skills to protect the little hotel and not least the earnings against the sinister Eastern European gang.
|TWIGSON IN TROUBLE
(Dir. Arild Ostin Ommundsen, Norway 2011)
Final part of the Twigson trilogy: Twigson and Karoline have got a baby boy and could not be happier. However, Mom and Dad are worried about Junior, because even though they have been living there for a couple of months he still hasn’t made any newfriends. Junior doesn’t care. He doesn’t like the other boys in the street anyway. And he has Twigson. They make a pact not to have any other friends. Forever. But one day Twigson disappears without a trace...
|THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH
(LA FEMME DU VE)
(Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski,
France, Poland, UK 2011)
American writer Tom Ricks arrives in Paris to rekindle a relationship with his daughter, Chloé, who recently moved there with her mother. But nothing goes according to plan: lodged in a seedy hotel, he is forced to work as a night guard, and his ex-wife won’t allow him to see his daughter. Tom is convinced he has hit rock bottom. Then he meets Margit. She’s sensual, and mysterious. But the rules she asks him to abide by are unusually strict: he is to ask no questions, and can only liaise with her twice a week... This odd relationship slowly slides into perilous territories..
|THE GOOD SOLDIER SHWEIK
(Dir. Robert Crombie, Rynat Gazizov,
The Good Soldier Shweik is a cartoon feature film based on Jaroslav Hasek’s world-famous tale of a common man trapped in the cogs of an inhuman war machine. Josef Shweik, a dealer in second-hand dogs, is called up for World War One. Once in the army, the “idiot” Shweik is imprisoned, certified insane, lost at cards, and almost hanged as he makes his reluctant way towards the front.
(Dir. Magnus Martens, Norway 2011)
The movie is set in the border country between Norway and Sweden, where we meet a bunch of scruffy guys; Oscar, Thor, Billy and Tresko (The Clog), who share a criminal past.They are working in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere producing plastic Christmas trees. But they are also gamblers. Like most people they never win anything, until now!This is the story of that time they actually won 1.739.361 Norwegian Kroner, a number that proves impossible to divide into four equal parts… and that is when the fun begins!
|WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
(Dir. Lynne Ramsay, UK 2011)
Eva (Tilda Swinton) puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community. Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility. Did she ever love her son? And how much of what Kevin did was her fault?
(Dir. Gareth Evans, USA, Indonesia 2012)
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission.
|A ROYAL AFFAIR
(Dir. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark 2012)
A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), and the young but strong queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander). A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people. Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
(Dir. Arne Toonen, Netherland 2010)
Chubby Drums is a cheery boy; honest and a bit fat.His happy life changes when, together with his family, he moves to Thinhaven, where his father opens up a new restaurant. In Thinhaven no one is outgoing or fat. When Chubby Drums falls in love with Lieve, the skinniest girl in town, he will go out of his way to win her heart and, at the same time, show the people of Thinhaven that true beauty lies within.
(Dir. Morten Tyldum, Norway 2011)
Save for a somewhat diminutive stature, Roger is a man who apparently has it all; he’s Norway’s most successful headhunter, he’s married to the exceedingly beautiful gallery owner Diana, has a far too expensive villa and must, to keep his head above water financially, steal a little too much art.
|LILLY THE WITCH 2 - THE JOURNEY TO MANDOLAN
(Dir. Harald Sicheritz, Germany 2011)
The big-screen success of LILLY THE WITCH continues. In the first film, Lilly became the new superwitch and saved the world from mischievous sorcerer Hieronymus together with her clumsy dragon Hector. Now a new adventure awaits: The journey to Mandolan!
|THE IMPORTANCE OF TYING YOUR OWN SHOES
(Dir. Lena Koppel, Sweden 2011)
Alex is an inveterate loafer with dreams of being in the theatre, who takes no responsibility for himself or those closest to him, and his life is anything but under control. When his girlfriend Lisa eventually gets fed up and chucks him out onto the street, Alex is forced to look for a job in order to survive.
(Dir. Sebastian Dehnhardt, Germany 2011)
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko: two exceptional brothers, both icons, role models and heroes for many around the globe. The six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers emigrated to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, and the sport was never the same. After a 15-year reign over the ring, they made history in 2008, becoming the first brothers in the sport to hold world titles at the same time.
|KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND
(Dir. Marius Holst, Norway, France, Poland, Sweden 2010)
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys' home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom? Based on a true story.
(dir. Peter Dodd, Denmark 2011)
FREDDY FROGFACE is the story about Victor and his friends that manage to outsmart the town bully and stand up for themselves in an imaginative, ingenuous and yet determined way. This movie is a funny and quirky must-see for the whole family!
(Dir. Anne Sewitsky, Norway 2010)
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she "isn't particularly attractive" anymore. Whatever. That's life. But when "the perfect couple" moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir; they have also adopted a child – from Ethiopia! These new neighbors open a new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before – even if Kaja tries her very best.
(Dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany 2011)
Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth... Melancholia is described as a beautiful film about the end of the world, and the the story hinges on a large object from outer space approaching Earth that affects the planet's inhabitants.
|TWIGSON TIES THE KNOT
(Dir. Martin Lund, Norway 2010)
Get ready for action and romance with Junior and Twigson. Quite a few things get out of control when Mom has an accident: Twigson falls in love with Tiny - a very special birch wood twig. Tiny and Junior get into business and sell cookies in an attempt to solve a crime; Philip gets thrown into new and big responsibilities at home, Twigson learns to fly and Junior runs away from home. TWIGSON TIES THE KNOT is a warm and fun film with great animation in a playful, charming and rich universe. Children will be thrilled and adults will feel nostalgic.
(Dir. Asleik Engmark, Norway 2009)
The film Twigson tells the story of Junior a quick-witted boy, who has just moved from the city to the country side and not made any friends yet. One day he finds the wooden twig "TWIGSON" and the imaginary, but very good friendship begins…. When Junior’s mum gets work in a store while his Dad is out travelling as an underwear salesman, Junior has to manage on his own most of the day. With Twigson in his hand, he encounters a new everyday life filled with excitement and drama. But can a pine twig be a real friend – and can the family really afford to stay in the run-down house?“
|TIMETRIP - THE CURSE OF
(Dir. Mogens Hagedorn, Denmark 2008)
Trouble begins when siblings Valdemar and Sille are home alone and Valdemar crashes his dad´s brand new car. The next day he meets physicist Benedict who lurks Valdemar to test the time machine he has invented. Suddenly, Valdemar finds himself in the year 963, the time of Vikings in Denmark, where he learns that Benedict has become immortal after being enchanted by a witch. But eternal life is deprived of friends and love, and Benedict’s only wish is to live a normal life. To earn money for the car repairs, Valdemar and Sille travel back in time to unearth a cross that can lift the curse.
|BELOVED BERLIN WALL
(Dir. Peter Timm, Germany 2009)
1989. The GDR is fading into oblivion, but its feared Secret Police has enough time on its hands to hound a young East-German border guard and his West-German girlfriend. Madcap adventures and political upheavals ensue on both sides of the Wall.
(Dir. Gareth Edwards, UK 2010)
Six years ago a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form crashed over Central America. Soon afterwards new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"... The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US Border.
|PLODDY THE POLICE CAR -
MAKES A SPLASH
(Dir. Rasmus V. Sivertsen, Norway 2009)
The power cable that supplies the Norwegian town of Bodø with electricity, is blown down during a violent storm. Ploddy the Police Car takes charge and pulls a new cable across the mountain against the wind and rain, so that light and warmth can be once again restored to the town. But, after the job is done, Ploddy reverses into the fallen electricity cable. He receives a massive electric shock. But once again there is a miracle. Ploddy awakes – and now he is electric.
|HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
(Dir. Bent Hamer, Norway 2010)
In a small Norwegian town on Christmas Eve, several people struggle to make it home through the snow beneath the colorful Northern Lights. An eclectic mix of townsfolk cross paths in several interwoven stories of humour and tragedy, tenderness and desperation, forgiveness and hope, birth and death.
(Dir. Rodrigo Cortes, Spain 2010)
Paul Conroy, truck driver and family man, wakes up BURIED ALIVE in an old wooden coffin. Not knowing who might have put him there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is a cell phone. Poor reception, battery and lack of oxygen are his worst enemies in a race against time: Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued.
|Pettson & Findus IV - Forget Abilities
(Dir. J. Lerdam, A. Sorensen, Sweden 2009)
Sand in the machinery and an unfortunate accident kick off a new adventure with old man Pettson and his cat Findus. An old swimming machine, modified to work as a tile thrower, causes memory loss and suddenly good advice is hard to come by. Can the story about when Findus was just kitten and went missing help jog Pettson’s memory? Or perhaps the story about the treasure hunt the old man and his cat set off on one dark night not too long ago? The re-telling of a series of wacky escapades seems the only way to try and bring Pettson’s memory back.
(Dir. Josef Fares, Sweden 2010)
Three friends. Jörgen is afraid of being left alone, Juan's worried about his pet labrador, but Aziz is in top form. Good looking, he's also a brilliant cook and a man who knows what women want. Soon he's going to be the grandfather of a perfect little boy. He's certain of it. But when he sets out to find himself a nice grandmother, nothing really goes according to plan.
|THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE
(Dir. Måns Herngren, Sweden 2009)
After a wild bachelor party and an excruciating defeat in floor ball, Fredrik, an out-of-work, would-be athlete discovers his passion and talent for synchronized swimming. He soon dreams of competing with his friends for the gold as Sweden’s only male team at the world championship in Berlin. At first his old floor ball team thinks he’s gone off the deep end, but eventually he persuades them to join him. The only problem is that none of the guys swim well, neither do they know the first thing about performing. But with the world championship rapidly approaching, Fredrik is willing to do anything to win – even using his teenage daughter to whip the men into shape.
|THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE
(Dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland 2009)
Family therapist Juhani Helin, 35, and business trainer Paula Helin, 34, decide to divorce in a civilized manner and move to separate addresses after selling their common house. But when Paula invites her one night stand, Marco, to the house and Juhani takes revenge on her by hiring a prostitute, Nina, from his half-brother and a pimp, Wolffi, to play his new girlfriend in order to force Paula to leave the house, the box of pandora of their marriage flies open and releases the plagues of love and hate.
LILLY THE WITCH
JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
(Dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland 2009)
A grieving couple retreats to their cabin, ‘Eden’, in the woods, hoping a return to the woods will repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse…
(Dir. Martin Theo Krieger, Germany 2007)
Bica lives in a run-down apartment in a big city, working with a gang of young pickpockets. She saves her share of the loot for a future life with her little brother.
When Bica steals from a man at a shopping mall, his beautiful, rich and very spoiled daughter Milka, follows her. A friendship develops between the two girls, but when Milka and her friends discover Bica´s job and unbearable existence, they team together to help her ...
(Dir. Natasha Arty, Denmark 2007)
Aicha is a high school student and she's going to be a doctor - so says her father, first generation immigrant to Denmark from Turkey. But Aicha prefers martial arts to school homework. She defies her parents' ban and her Islamic upbringing and starts training with men prefessionally in a Kung Fu Club.
The rules of life are not as simple as the rules of martial arts. Aicha's choice ends up bringing great consequences not only for herself but her whole family ...
(Dir. Josef Fares, Sweden 2007)
Leo celebrates his 30th birthday. Surrounded by family and friends, he toasts to the future. But as the party ends and Leo and his girlfriend walk back home, something happens that will forever change their lives ...
(Dir. Juha Wuolijoki, Finland 2007)
Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus grew up to be Santa? Discover the untold story of Santa’s life. Against breath-taking landscape and despite family tragedy and personal hardship is a big and pure heart filled with love for children around the world ...
(Dir. Steve Shimek, France, Germany, Luxembourg 2008)
Here are the adventures of Lian-Chu and Gwizdo, two dragon hunters that are the heroes of the animated program bearing the same name ...
(Dir. Ole Bornedal, Denmark 2007)
6th grade has a new substitute teacher. She is very ambitious and wants to train the class to win an international competition for European schoolchildren in Paris. Evidently, this substitute is not, what they are used to – apparently she can read the children’s minds, and when she is alone with the pupils in class, she is downright malicious. The children immediately make a complaint about her, but she succeeds in convincing the parents, that she is fantastic – though the class claims, that she is an evil “alien” from a strange planet ...
(Dir. Peter Lindmark, Sweden 2006)
An edgy thriller filled with unexpected twists and turns takes us behind the scenes of the financial and upper-class world. Hunger for power and money but also loyalty, love and sacrifices are all questions that Thomas (Mads Mikkelsen), suddenly has to face, in a game of life and death.
(Dir. Joachim Trier, Norway 2006)
Reprise is a playful film about friendship, madness and creativity, about love and sorrow, great ambitions and the often unpleasant clash between youthful presumptions and reality. With its somewhat un-Norwegian structure, REPRISE has a distinct style and narrative technique which moves the story forward in a rich and enthusiastic manner ...
|RUDY, THE RETURN OF THE RACING PIG
(Dir. Peter Timm, Germany 2007)
Up to now, Nickel (9) and his single dad Thomas have been managing very well together. Then Nickel goes on a school excursion and brings the little piglet Rudy back with him in his rucksack ...
|THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ
(Dir Gernot Roll, Germany 2005)
'I steal what I like, that´s what I´m known for', brags Robber Hotzenplotz, who willingly adds that he´s the biggest robber far and wide. If only he hadn´t stolen Grandmother´s beloved coffee mill ...
|PAHA MAA / Frozen Land
(Dir. Aku Louhimies, Finland 2005)
is a hectic, fast-paced and realistic depiction of today´s Finland. It is full of dramatic and tragic events, a lot of action but also warmth and humor ...
THE FIRST ON THE MOON
MATTI - Hell is for Heroes
|SOPHIE SCHOLL – THE FINAL DAYS
(Dir. Marc Rothemund, Germany 2005)
Munich, 1943. As Hitler wages a devastating war in Europe, a group of young people, mostly university students, resorts to passive resistance as the only effective way to cripple the Nazis and their inhuman war machine. The White Rose is formed, a resistance movement dedicated to the downfall of the Third Reich. Sophie Scholl is the only female member ...
(Dir. Joakim Ersgård, 2004)
Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the midst of this existential crisis he attends a high school reunion and meets three old friends ...
IN GOOD COMPANY
ONE MISSED CALL / CHAKUSHIN ARI
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
|THE CORSICAN FILE
(Dir. Alain Berberian, France 2004)
Remi Francois a.k.a. Jack Palmer, a hip Parisian private-eye who thinks he’s as irresistible to women as he is expert at his trade, finally agrees to take on the job given him by a small-time provincial notary: to find Ange Leoni, a Corsican who has inherited a tidy sum, but who has vanished into thin air ...
(Dir. Martin Scorsese, USA 2004)
(rez. Wong Kar-Wai, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong 2004)
He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention… to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed ...
|COFFEE AND CIGARETTES
(Dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA 2003)
is a series of short films disguised as a feature (or maybe vice versa). Each sequence involves several characters just sitting around, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing subjects as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Abbott & Costello, Elvis conspiracy theories, the proper preparation of English tea ...
(Dir. Dennis Gamnsel, Germany 2004)
Germany, 1942. The Hitler regime is at the peak of its political and military power. Seventeen-year-old Friedrich Weimer, from the Berlin working-class district of Wedding, is a gifted boxer. Thanks to his talent, he receives an offer to study at an elite National-Political School, the Napola of Allenstein, which trains the future leaders of the German Reich ...
|MY BROTHER IS A DOG
(Dir. Peter Timm, Germany 2004)
There’s nothing that ten-year-old Marietta wants more for her birthday than a little dog. But what does she get instead. A silly old rock. Expect that this rock is special: it fulfills its owner’s greatest wish. And sure enough, one morning Marietta wakes up to find a little dog waiting to play with her ...
SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES