FEST 2015

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'71 (2014)
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In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast. (99 mins.)
Director: Yann Demange
 
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Durak (2014)
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Dima Nikitin is an ordinary honest plumber who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse. (116 mins.)
Director: Yuriy Bykov
 
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
 
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Loin des hommes (2014)
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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. (101 mins.)
Director: David Oelhoffen
 
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
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In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... (101 mins.)
 
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Respire (2014)
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Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels. (91 mins.)
 
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Relatos salvajes (2014)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. (122 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
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Wild (2014)
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A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
 
9.
Als wir träumten (2015)
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In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club. (117 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
10.
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
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During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
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Phoenix (2014)
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A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust. (98 mins.)
 
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The Voices (2014)
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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
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Trudno byt bogom (2013)
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A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history... (177 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
 
14.
Still Alice (2014)
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A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. (101 mins.)
 
15.
Queen & Country (2014)
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In this sequel to Hope and Glory, Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town. (114 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
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Xenia (2014)
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Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away. (134 mins.)
 
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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
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A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
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Métamorphoses (2014)
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A girl is approached by a strange boy outside her high school. He asks her to follow him to hear stories where gods fall in love with human beings. (102 mins.)
 
19.
Nightcrawler (2014)
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When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. (118 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
 
20.
Une nouvelle amie (2014)
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A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend. (108 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
21.
Kraftidioten (2014)
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The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa. (116 mins.)
 
22.
Eden (2014)
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Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. (131 mins.)
 
23.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
24.
Foxcatcher (2014)
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Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
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Cialo (2015)
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A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way. (90 mins.)
 
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Turist (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
27.
Im Keller (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements. (81 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
28.
Ich seh ich seh (2014)
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Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize. (99 mins.)
 
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Feuchtgebiete (2013)
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The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents. (109 mins.)
Director: David Wnendt
 
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Theeb (2014)
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In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. (100 mins.)
Director: Naji Abu Nowar