The last Berlinale's sleeper-hit comes from Kazakhstan, introducing the indisputably talented newcomer Emir Baigazin, whose first film approaches school bullying from a very unusual, transcendental perspective.
Katja and Isabella, a gay couple from Germany, decide to have a baby. Soon enough, this simple, natural desire stumbles onto countless obstacles, legal gaps and chauvinist attitudes as the two women live through their own private Odyssey.
Never before has anyone managed to capture autism so effectively on film, like the talented Sam Fleischner in his solo debut.
Undoubtedly the sweetest and zaniest comedy you'll get to see this year, ?The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu? is in love with 20s Hollywood humor and the Nouvelle Vague all at once.
Eliza Hittman's stunningly beautiful directorial debut chronicles the coming-of-age story of a 14-year-old girl during a long, suffocatingly hot summer, against a backdrop of South Brooklyn housing projects and nearby beaches.
Two years later, Vincent Grashaw, the producer, lead actor and editor of ?Bellflower?, makes his first directorial attempt with ?Coldwater?, a dynamite thriller that will keep you nailed to your seat with delirious outbreaks of violence that often lead to lyrical imagery of disaster.
One of the most controversial films in this year's Cannes Film Festival, the shocking debut of the German-born filmmaker is inspired by real-life events.
"Short Term 12" is a deeply influential movie that will touch your soul and remind you that humor and optimism can be found in the most unlikely places.
Blending French intellect with oriental fairy tales and erotic literature, Gonzalez weaves a delicately sensual film that promises to sweep you away, provided you have the courage to succumb to its wiles.
A fist-time director raised on Jean-Pierre Melville's police procedurals, German Expressionist masterpieces and timeless Hollywood film noirs, he somehow managed to cram all his inspiration, every single reference and an entire army of his favorite film ghosts in a truly impressive debut.
A macabre love story with an unexpectedly human twist, ?Love Eternal's? otherworldly atmosphere proves that love and death are only a hair's breadth away.
This is the story that triggered newcomer Mark Thiedeman to make this tiny masterpiece, an atmospheric tribute to the untainted beauty of first love, the ephemeral nature of youth and the transition into adulthood that's just around the corner.
Can we atone for past actions that still haunt us? Sung-Gong is a timid 18-year-old student, who's forced by his violent and oppressive schoolmates to participate in a the gang rape of a drugged girl. 10 years later, this horrific incident still weighs heavily on the lonely young man's conscience. When he runs into the victim by accident, he decides to approach her.