A masterful single shot, staged in a Barcelona apartment, welcomes viewers to the most important feature debut to come out of the Iberian Peninsula in the past year: "10,000KM" by Spanish filmmaker Carlos Marques-Marcet.
In an isolated school in rural Argentina, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, 12-year-old Lila has a hard time adapting, as her mind is fixed on a single thought: her desire to find the father she never knew.
Daniel Ribeiro's feature debut is the most moving and sensitive LGBT film of the year, as it deals with unspoken desires as part of human nature rather than curiosity.
Everyone in their coastal town steers clear of Marie. But their fearful attitude and her wheelchair-bound mother, suffering from a mysterious illness, are the least of her problems. Marie's body has started changing, long hair growing on her chest and back, forcing her to search for answers concerning her family's hidden past and the reasons behind this sudden transformation.
David is a film archivist and has just moved with his wife Alice into a new house, near an old canal. Everything seems to be going well on the surface, but the young husband is beginning to suspect his wife is cheating on him, while some old archival footage reveals that his home was the scene of a gruesome crime in the beginning of the 20th Century.
When you've seen every possible storyline turned into a movie in every possible way (and sometimes, more than once), then every time you come across something fresh, unpretentious or authentic on the silver screen, you can't help but feel the excitement of an explorer who has finally discerned a strip of land after a long journey at sea.
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home. While Morten is away, she usually sits by the window or listens to the radio or whatever else is going on around her, feeling her husband's presence watching her, when he's supposed to be at work.
Executive produced by Spike Lee and awarded the Best New Narrative Director Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Manos Sucias" is the explosive debut of a rookie filmmaker, who has forced the world to pay close attention.
On an isolated farm, Jeremiah lives a carefree life with his young daughter, who never outgrew childhood games. The arrival of a farmhand will trigger a chain reaction of unexpected events that will push things over the edge.
"It's not about the destination, it's about the journey". This heavily abused cliché that's starting to sound like an aphorism, resonates throughout the film that won the SXSW Grand Jury Award.
During a bloody riot, a soldier is cut off from his unit, stranded amidst rampant paramilitary factions. Come nightfall, the city turns into a battlefield in an unrelenting nightmare, where it's impossible to tell your friends from your enemies.