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Best Features 2012

Nominations:

• Dorfman
• The Foreigner
• Dreams Awake

WINNER:

Dorfman

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Brad Leong
Length of film: 90 minutes

Trailer

A romantic comedy about Deb Dorfman, a lovable woman, who is uprooted from the comfort of suburbia and caught up in the whirlwind of a newly revitalized downtown L.A.

Una comedia romántica sobre Deb Dorfman, una mujer adorable, que es arrancado desde la comodidad de los suburbios y atrapados en el torbellino de un centro recientemente revitalizado LA

Best Documentaries 2012

Nominations:

• Inori Prayer
• Positively False
• Love and Politics

WINNER:

Love and Politics

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Azad Jafarian
Length of film: 52 minutes

Trailer

Judith Malina established The Living Theater in 1947 with her husband Julian Beck. At the age of 84 she is still working as a theater director in New York and hoping to rally in what she calls ‘the beautiful non-violent anarchist revolution.’

Judith Malina estableció The Living Theater con su esposo Julian Beck. A la edad de 84 años, todavía trabaja como Directora de Teatro en Nueva York, y espera lograr armar lo que ella llama: La Bella Revolución Anarquista Pacífica.

Best Animations 2012

Nominations:

• Fantoons Chasing the Edge
• Vengeance + Vengeance
• Ida’s Journey

WINNER:

Vengeance + Vengeance

Country of production: Singapore
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Mark Chavez
Length of film: 18 minutes 25 seconds

Trailer

In a world where scientific achievement has merged the boundaries between man and weapon, one woman stands apart.

En un mundo en el que los logros científicos han fusionado los límites entre el hombre y los armamentos, una mujer se distingue de los demás.

Best Shorts 2012

Nominations:

• Memories
• Ethereal
• Invisible

WINNER:

Memories

Country of production: Germany
Language: German
Year of production: 2011
Director: Dennis Knickel
Length of film: 15 minutes 5 seconds

Trailer

They’ve just fallen in love. During a walk, he answers her questions about episodes from his life. But his questions don’t elicit the answers he’d hoped to find, since “that’s not what this is about”.

Ellos acaban de enamorarse… Durante un paseo, él va respondiendo a todas la preguntas que ella le hace pero las preguntas que él hace no obtienen las respuestas que él esperaba encontrar ya que “no se trata de esto”…

Best Shorter Shorts 2012

Nominations:

• Ink
• For the Children
• The Ticket

WINNER:

Ink

Country of production: Russia
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Dmitry Puzyrev
Length of film: 3 minutes 54 seconds

Trailer

Ink, poured out of a broken printer, turn into a girl. She falls in love with the photography of man. He is cheating on her, but finally they meet again

Ink, derramada por una impresora rota, se convierte en una chica y se enamora de la fotografía de un hombre. Él la engaña, pero finalmente vuelven a encontrarse.

MIFF 2012 Festival Program

The information for the 2012 festival screenings appears below. Alternatively, please click here to view/download the program in PDF format.

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Screen One

12.00 – 1.30 Marianne et Sophie Canada 81 min

2.00- 4.00 Dreams awake USA 105min

4.00- 6.00 La Montaña Colombia 114 min

6.30-8.00 Warhouse UK 80 min

Screen Two

1.00-2.30 Short cinema Group “A” 87 min

• Parallax USA 12 min

• Invisible UK 15 min

• Tilting at Skyscrapers USA 8 min

• El Viaje de Ida (A) Germany 15 min

• Hallowed Be Canada 11 min

• Ethereal Spain 26 min

3.00-4.30 Le Bonheur Terre Promise (Doc) France 94 min

5.00-6.30 Shorts group “D” 92 min

• You bring something back UK 8 min

• Myra UK 14 min

• Hanging UK 13 min

• Killer Heels UK 6 min

• For The Children Netherlands 4 min

• Vengeance + Vengeance (A) Singapore 19 min

• In Which a Wife Suffers a Loss UK 9 min

• O Bilhete Brazil 9 min

• Muri Puliti (A) Italy 8 min

7.00- 8.00 Does Kabul Need Architects (Doc) Germany 44min

Thursday 4th October 2012

Screen One

12.00-1.30 Chinese Burns UK 86 min

2.00-3.30 Shots 1.2 Germany 87 min

4.00-5.30 Landscape of lies UK 88 min

6.00-8.00 The foreigner Bulgaria 98 min

Screen Two

1.00-2.30 Shorts Group “B” 86 min

• Erinnerungen Germany 16 min

• INK Russian Federation 4 min

• Solipsist Austria 18 min

• The Depression of Detective Downs (A) USA 19 min

• 1st July unhappy birthday Hong Kong 25 min

• It is what it is (A) UK 4 min

3.00-4.30 Positively False. (Doc) UK 94 min

5.00-6.30 Shorts group “C” 92 min

• Obit woman UK 33 mins

• Fantoons: the Edge (A) UK 3 mins

• Lisa Czech Republic 10 mins

• Anecdote USA 15 mins

• Tehuelchina Argentina 13 mins

• Blood of Pomegranate Iraq 9 mins

• Angel Ireland 9 mins

7.00-8.00 Las mujeres del passajero (Doc) Chile 45 min

Friday 5th October 2012

Screen One

12.00-2.00 Kurtulus Son Durak Turkey 100 min

2.00-3.30 Carmen G USA 83 min

4.00-5.30 Ser Mexico 94 min

6.00-7.30 Suicider Tajikistan 75 min

Screen Two

12.30-2.00 Shorts Group “A” 87 min

• Parallax USA 12 min

• Invisible UK 15 min

• Tilting at Skyscrapers USA 8 min

• El Viaje de Ida (A) Germany 15 min

• Hallowed Be Canada 11 min

• Ethereal Spain 26 min

2.30-4.00 Inori-prayer (Doc) Japan 90 min

4.30-6.00 Shorts group “B” 86 min

• Erinnerungen Germany 16 min

• INK Russian Federation 4 min

• Solipsist Austria 18 min

• The Depression of Detective Downs (A) USA 19 min

• 1st July unhappy birthday Hong Kong 25 min

• It is what it is (A) UK 4 min

6.30-7.30 Tu future en passado (Doc) Spain 56 min

Saturday 6th October 2012

Screen One

12.00-2.00 Spinning Kite Hong Kong 110min

2.00-3.30 Pulp UK 94 min

4.00-6.00 Big Black Germany 101 min

6.00-7.30 Dorfman USA 90 min

8.00- 9.30 Shorts group “D” 92 min

• You bring something back UK 8 min

• Myra UK 14 min

• Hanging UK 13 min

• Killer Heels UK 6 min

• For The Children Netherlands 4 min

• Vengeance + Vengeance (A) Singapore 19 min

• In Which a Wife Suffers a Loss UK 9 min

• O Bilhete Brazil 9 min

• Muri Puliti (A) Italy 8 min

Screen Two

11.30- 1.00 Shorts Group “B” 86 min

• Erinnerungen Germany 16 min

• INK Russian Federation 4 min

• Solipsist Austria 18 min

• The Depression of Detective Downs (A) USA 19 min

• 1st July unhappy birthday Hong Kong 25 min

• It is what it is (A) UK 4 min

1.00-2.30 Shorts group “C” 92min

• Obit woman UK 33 min

• Fantoons: The Edge (A) UK 3 min

• Lisa Czech Republic 10 min

• Anecdote USA 15 min

• Tehuelchina Argentina 13 min

• Blood of Pomegranate Iraq 9 min

• Angel Ireland 9 min

3.00-4.30 Shorts group “D” 92 min

• You bring something back UK 8 min

• Myra UK 14 min

• Hanging UK 13 min

• Killer Heels UK 6 min

• For The Children Netherlands 4 min

• Vengeance + Vengeance (A) Singapore 19 min

• In Which a Wife Suffers a Loss UK 9 min

• O Bilhete Brazil 9 min

• Muri Puliti (A) Italy 8 min

5.00-6.00 Love & Politics (Doc) USA 53 min

6.00-7.30 Shorts group “A” 87 min

• Parallax USA 12 min

• Invisible UK 15 min

• Tilting at Skyscrapers USA 8 min

• El Viaje de Ida (A) Germany 15 min

• Hallowed Be Canada 11 min

• Ethereal Spain 26 min

8.00-9.30 shorts group “C” 92 min

• Obit woman UK 33 min

• Fantoons: The Edge (A) UK 3 min

• Lisa Czech Republic 10 min

• Anecdote USA 15 min

• Tehuelchina Argentina 13 min

• Blood of Pomegranate Iraq 9 min

• Angel Ireland 9 min

Sunday 7th October 2012

Screen One

12.00-2.00 Notes from the New World USA 102 min

2.00-4.00 It May Be Love Italy 94 min

Screen Two

11.00-12.00 24 hour Challenge

12.00-1.30 Beyond 360*(Doc) Spain 80 min

2.00-4.00 Heels of War Lebanon 98 min

Shorts 2012

Anecdote

Country of production: U.S.A/ Morocco
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Ahmed Ziari
Length of film::: 15:00 Minutes

Trailer

When his mother commits suicide, Adam moves in with his new friend Deena who introduces him to a different life style. Adam throws himself to the seedy streets in effort to shed the scars of his past life. A chance encounter with Michael hides a secret neither of them is prepared to face.

Cuando su madre se suicida, Adam se muda con su nueva amiga Deena, quien le introduce en un nuevo estilo de vida. Adam vagabundea por calles de mala muerte con la esperanza de poder borrar las cicatrices de su pasado. Tras un encuentro fortuito con Michael se esconde un secreto y ninguno de los dos está preparado para afrontarlo…

ANGEL

Country of production: Ireland
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Ruán Magan
Length of film::: 9 minutes

Trailer

ANGEL is a secret glimpse into the daily life of a working class angel who saves lives while struggling for her own survival.

Vistazo a la vida cotidiana de un ángel de clase media que se dedica a salvar vidas mientras lucha por su propia supervivencia.

Blood of pomegranate

Country of production: Iraq
Language: Kurdish
Year of production: 2011
Director: Awat Osman Ali
Length of film::: 9 min

Trailer

Hanar Lost her virginity when she was a child , when she become a young girl she married and she couldn’t show her virginity in first night in her marriage, her husband help her with blood of pomegranate

Hanar perdió su virginidad cuando aún era una niña. Siendo adolescente contrajo matrimonio pero como en la primera noche de bodas ella no pudo demostrar su virginidad al resto de la gente, su marido la ayudó a hacerlo con el jugo de una granada.

ETHEREAL

Country of production: SPAIN
Language: SPANISH
Year of production: 2012
Director: MARTIN CRESPO
Length of film::: 26 MINUTES

Trailer

Thriller with a fantastic touch that tell the story of a police´woman kidnapped and her complicated search in a maximum time of 15 minutes.

Thriller de pinceladas fantásticas en el que se narra la historia de una mujer policía que es secuestrada y a la que tratan de encontrar en tan sólo 15 minutos.

For the Children

Country of production: Netherlands
Language: English with Spanish subtitles
Year of production: 2012
Director: Steven Cline
Length of film::: 4 minutes 27 seconds

Trailer

This is an anti-war film juxtaposing my music with images depicting the effects of warfare on children throughout the world.

Se trata de una película anti bélica en la que se yuxtaponen música e imágenes que muestran los horribles efectos de la guerra sobre los niños.

Hallowed Be

Country of production: Canada
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Alex Pop (a.k.a. alex porc)
Length of film::: 10:42

Trailer

God finishes creation of man (by the name of Crap) but loses his work after restarting the computer, so He passes the task to His best angel – Angel 666.

Dios termina de crear al Hombre y le pone como nombre “Mierda”, pero tiene que resetear su ordenador, lo que le hace perder todo el trabajo hecho… así que le pide a su mejor Ángel 666 que continúe la tarea…

Hangin

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Danny Ezra Gonzalez
Length of film::: Short

Trailer

Hangin’ is a story about the worst hangover you have ever had. Stan, early-twenties, has cheated on his girlfriend. But what Stan does not know is that the girl he wakes up next to is not what she seems…

Hangin es la historia sobre la peor resaca que pudieras tener… Stan, veinteañero, ha engañado a su novia. Peo lo que Stan no sabe es que la chica con la que se despierta al lado no es quien parece ser…

In Which A Wife Suffers A Loss

Country of production: UK
Language: Silent
Year of production: 2011
Director: Cheryl White
Length of film::: 09:17

Trailer

It’s all so familiar – a husband takes advantage of a beautiful, young cleaner. But who’s really getting their kicks here?

Todo es muy familiar – Un marido que se aprovecha de la joven y guapa chica de servicio… ¿Pero quién disfruta realmente de quién?

INK

Country of production: Russia
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Dmitry Puzyrev
Length of film::: 3:54

Trailer

Ink, poured out of a broken printer, turn into a girl. She falls in love with the photography of man. He is cheating on her, but finally they meet again

Ink, derramada por una impresora rota, se convierte en una chica y se enamora de la fotografía de un hombre. Él la engaña, pero finalmente vuelven a encontrarse.

Invisible

Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Harold Chapman
Length of film::: 15 minutes

Trailer

An anonymous street-sweeper in London escaping from memories of a bloody, African civil war seeks to vanish within the metropolis but violence seeks him out once more.

Un barrendero anónimo de Londres intenta escapar de los recuerdos de la sangrienta guerra civil africana e intenta desaparecer en las entrañas de la ciudad, pero la violencia le persigue una vez más.

July 1st,An Unhappy Birthday

Country of production: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Year of production: 2011
Director: LI Miao
Length of film::: 24’57”

Trailer

Handover Lau was born on July 1st and something extraordinary always happens on that day. In 2011’s July 1st he joins the Protest March with his girlfriend for a new adventure.

Handover Lau nació un 01 de Julio y cada año en esta fecha le ocurre algo extraordinario. El 01 de Julio de 2011 se une a una manifestación de protesta junto con su novia en busca de nuevas aventuras.

Killer Heels

Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Amanda Foster
Length of film::: 6mins 30secs

Trailer

Seasoned Assassin Chloe nicknamed ‘Killer Heels’ by the agency, is the right hand woman to notorious London crime boss Big Ben. Chloe’s love and loyalty must be put to the test.

La “condimentada” asiática Chloe, conocida en su agencia como “Tacones asesinos”, es la mano derecha de un importante criminal londinense, Big Ben. El amor y la lealtad de Chloé se verán puestos a prueba.

Lisa

Country of production: Czech republic
Language: Czech
Year of production: 2012
Director: Anna Zaytseva
Length of film::: 10minutes 15 seconds

Trailer

Lisa doesn’t accept new stepfather Jan, still missing her father who died. Jan makes a magical surprise to win her over. Suddenly it turns into a real miracle…

Lisa no acepta a su nuevo padrastro Jan, ya que todavía echa de menos a su padre, el cual ha fallecido. Jan le prepara una sorpresa llena de magia para ganarse su amor de repente se convierte en un milagro real.

Memories

Country of production: Germany
Language: German
Year of production: 2011
Director: Dennis Knickel
Length of film::: 15:05 min.

Trailer

They’ve just fallen in love. During a walk, he answers her questions about episodes from his life. But his questions don’t elicit the answers he’d hoped to find, since “that’s not what this is about”.

Ellos acaban de enamorarse… Durante un paseo, él va respondiendo a todas la preguntas que ella le hace pero las preguntas que él hace no obtienen las respuestas que él esperaba encontrar ya que “no se trata de esto”…

MYRA

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Dan PK Smyth
Length of film::: 13.45

Trailer

The lyrical memoirs of Britain’s most reviled woman.

Memorias líricas de las mujeres más denigradas en el Reino Unido.

O Bilhete (The Ticket)

Country of production: Brazil
Language: Portuguese (with english subtitles)
Year of production: 2011
Director: Paulinho Azevedo and Marcel Dall’Agnol
Length of film::: 8 min

Trailer

Edson’s two big dreams come true on the very same day. But none of them happens the way he was wondering. What should be his glory, may become his perdition.

Los dos sueños de Edson se ven cumplidos en el mismo día, pero ninguno de los dos sucede de la forma que él esperaba. Lo que debería haber supuesto su gloria, puede llegar a ser su perdición.

Parallax

Country of production: U.S.A./E.E.U.U.
Language: English/Inglés
Year of production: 2011
Director: Chris Coleman
Length of film::: 15 minutes

Trailer

A delusional writer finds her sense of self and reality shattering in her old age, but a fateful encounter with her granddaughter may help clarify who and why she is.

Una escritora anciana se engaña a sí misma en sus sueños y memorias hasta que recibe la visita de su nieta, quien la ayuda a volver a la realidad.

Tehuelchina

Country of production: Argentina
Language: Spanish
Year of production: 2011
Director: Teresa Saporiti
Length of film::: 12´32´´

Trailer Coming Soon

A woman, married to an elder alcoholic man, will have to solve a mishap overcoming differences and unfair treatment to get back to her roots.

Una mujer, casada con un viejo alcohólico, tendrá que resolver un contratiempo y superar los malos tratos para volver a sus raíces.

THE OBIT WOMAN

Country of production: UK
Language: ENGLISH
Year of production: 2011
Director: ANDI REISS
Length of film::: 33 MIN

Trailer

AN OFF-BEAT QUIRKY BLACK COMEDY ABOUT A SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP THAT KNOWS NO LIMITS – UNTIL THE FATE IS AWAKEN AND STARTS TO MEDDLE IN.

Una estrafalaria y peculiar comedia negra sobre una relación de amistad especial, que no conoce límites hasta que el destino hace acto de presencia y empieza a inmiscuirse en su camino.

Tilting at Skyscrapers

Country of production: U.S.A.
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Benjamin Pitts
Length of film::: 8 minutes 9 seconds

Trailer

When a gamer is overcome by his obsession, his neighbor must shepherd him home

Cuando un jugador de videojuegos es vencido por su obsesión, su vecino debe guiarle hasta casa…

You Bring Something Back

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Michelle Arbon
Length of film::: 08 minutes

Trailer

On her return from active duty in Afghanistan, CMT Sarah Simpson is unaware that an incident whilst on duty, has left her with much more than physical scars.

Tras su regreso como soldado en Afganistán, Sarah Simposon no se ha dado cuenta de que un incidente ocurrido estando de servicio le ha dejado secuelas no sólo físicas…

Solipsist

Country of production: Austria
Language: German – subtitled English
Year of production: 2011/2012
Director: Jan Michael Leitenbauer
Length of film::: 15min

Trailer

Pascal doesn’t feel responsible for the way his life went and decides to commit suicide by jumping from the roof of a skyscraper. But instead of smashing against the surface of the street, he penetrates it and lands on a soft surface – realizing that he is in a padded cell. And he is not alone…

Pascal no se siente responsable del camino que ha tomado su vida y decide suicidarse saltando desde la azotea de un rascacielos. Pero en vez de estrellarse en el asfalto, lo atraviesa y cae en una superficie blanda, dándose cuenta de que está en una celda acolchada… y no está solo.

Animations 2012

IDA’S JOURNEY

Country of production: GERMANY
Language: German
Year of production: 2012
Director: Dana Nowak
Length of film::: 15min.

Trailer

With 8-year-old Ida we dive in the world of socks, the socks paradise and receive, finally, an answer to the everyday question, why and before all things where socks disappear with the washing.

Con Ida de 8 años nos zambullimos en el mundo de los calcetines. Ella nos lleva al paraíso de los calcetines y con ella finalmente recibimos la respuesta a la pregunta diaria: ¿Por qué y a donde desaparecen los calcetines con el lavado?

Blank Walls

Country of production: Italy
Language: written words in Italian
Year of production: 2012
Director: Davide Tromba
Length of film::: 8 minutes

Trailer

The story of a wall during the last century in Italy: protagonist of supporting different ideologies is the mirror of society, until TV takes over.

La historia de una pared durante el siglo pasado en Italia: protagonista de apoyar diferentes ideologías es el espejo de la sociedad, hasta que TV se hace cargo.

Fantoons: Chasing The Edge

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: David Calcano
Length of film::: 3 minutes 3 seconds

Trailer

A twisted Fan decides to go through U2’s wild crowd to get the Holy Grail… Front Row seats, and an autograph of none other than The Edge himself.

Un fanático desesperado decide enfrentar un publico enloquecido para obtener su mas preciado deseo…! ver el concierto de U2 en primera fila y un conseguir autógrafo del guitarrista!

It Is What It Is

Country of production: UK
Language: none
Year of production: 2012
Director: Pepijn Schroeijers
Length of film::: 00:04:22s

Trailer

The eyes make up 20 percent of our perception. The rest is made up by subjective interpretations of the brain. How do we adapt to different views?


Los ojos representan el 20 por ciento de nuestra percepción. El resto está compuesto por las interpretaciones subjetivas del cerebro. ¿Cómo nos adaptamos a diferentes puntos de vista?

The Depression of Detective Downs 2: On Depression’s Edge

Country of production: United States
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Anthony Thurman
Length of film::: 19 minutes

Trailer

Detective Rolando Downs is back and this time he has to locate a missing man while trying to keep the emotional and physical symptoms of his depression under control.

Detective Rolando Downs está de vuelta y esta vez tiene que localizar a un hombre despatecido mientras trataba de evitar que los síntomas emocionales y físicos de la depresión bajo control.

Vengeance + Vengeance

Country of production: Singapore
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Mark Chavez
Length of film::: 18min 25sec

Trailer

In a world where scientific achievement has merged the boundaries between man and weapon, one woman stands apart.

En un mundo en el que los logros científicos han fusionado los límites entre el hombre y los armamentos, una mujer se distingue de los demás.

Documentaries 2012

BEYOND 360º

Country of production: SPAIN
Language: SPANISH-ENGLISH
Year of production: 2011
Director: LUIS GOYANES
Length of film::: 80MIN

Trailer

What does it take to succeed? This is the untold story of Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella sailing around the world to become professional athletes.

¿Qué se necesita para conseguir cumplir un sueño? Esta es la historia de dos mujeres luchando por convertirse en atletas profesionales.

Does Kabul Need Architects?

Country of production: Germany
Language: German/ with English parts
Year of production: 2011
Director: Robert Beaupain
Length of film::: 00 hours/ 44 minutes/ 23 seconds

Trailer

In the spring of 2005, the authors of the film travelled to Kabul. With the camera, they captured distinctive places and record talks with players in the reconstruction process.

En la primavera de 2005, los autores de la película de viajar a Kabul. Con la cámara que capturan lugares significativos y conversaciones con los actores de la reconstrucción.

Happiness … Promised Land

Country of production: France
Language: French & English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Laurent HASSE
Length of film::: 94 min.

Trailer

Nothing was ever foreseen. He left home, on a winter morning, wishing to cross France, walking alone from South to North. His only aim : meeting new people and find happiness.

Nada fue previsto. Dejó su hogar una mañana de invierno, deseando cruzar hacia Francia, caminando solo de Sur a Norte. Confiaba en conocer personas nuevas y alcanzar su único objetivo: la felicidad.

INORI

Country of production: Japan
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Year of production: 2012
Director: Tetsu Shiratori
Length of film::: 90 min

Trailer

A truly awe-inspiring documentary of the frontier science research on how human thoughts and actions can influence our genes, physical body and our environment.

Un documental sobreel poder de la oración.Enfocado en la función de la mente en una perspectiva científica, sabrás como tus genes funcionan cuando das una oración.

Love and Politics

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Azad Jafarian
Length of film::: 52 Minutes

Trailer

Judith Malina established The Living Theater in 1947 with her husband Julian Beck. At the age of 84 she is still working as a theater director in New York and hoping to rally in what she calls ‘the beautiful non-violent anarchist revolution.’

Judith Malina estableció The Living Theater con su esposo Julian Beck. A la edad de 84 años, todavía trabaja como Directora de Teatro en Nueva York, y espera lograr armar lo que ella llama: La Bella Revolución Anarquista Pacífica.

Positively False – Birth of a Heresy

Country of production: UK
Language: English/Spanish/German
Year of production: 2011
Director: Andi Reiss
Length of film::: 94 mins

Trailer

Positively False – Birth of a Heresy traces the challenge over the past 25 years to the scientific orthodoxy which maintains that HIV is the cause of AIDS.

Positivamente Falso – Nace una herejía analiza paso a paso el desafío de los últimos 25 años a la ortodoxia científica que sostiene que el VIH es la causa del SIDA.

The women and the passenger

Country of production: Chile
Language: Spanish
Year of production: 2012
Director: Valentina Mac-Pherson / Patricia Correa
Length of film::: 45 minutes

Trailer

Documentary that reflects on love through the experiences of 4 women, maids of an emblematic Santiago motel, which will let us peek into Marin 014 passengers.

Documental que reflexiona sobre el amor a través de 4 mujeres, camareras de un emblemático motel de Santiago, en el cual podemos entrever a los pasajeros del Marín 014.

Your Future in Their Past

Country of production: SPAIN
Language: VARIOUS
Year of production: 2011
Director: Nuria Cabezas
Length of film::: 56min aprox

Trailer

20 different personalities, some questions and lots of answers at a brisk pace. An insight of a whole generation.

20 personalidades diferentes, algunas preguntas y muchas respuestas a un ritmo trepidante. Un retrato de toda una generación.

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Features 2012

A Landscape of Lies

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Paul Knight
Length of film::: 90 mins

Trailer

A Landscape of Lies is a roller coaster of secrets that will draw you into its seedy world of power, lies, and betrayal. These dark themes are subtly illuminated by the characters’ poignant stories, each one of them coming together to create a tapestry of both the best and worst faces of humanity.  

Un Paisaje de Mentiras es una montaña rusa de secretos que te sumergiran en un mundo de poder, mentiras, y  traición. Estos temas oscuros son iluminados sutilmente por las conmovedoras historias de los caracteres, reuniendolos en un tapiz con las mejores y peores caras de la humanidad.

THE BIG BLACK

Country of production: GERMANY
Language: ENGLISH
Year of production: 2011
Director: OLIVER KYR
Length of film::: 102 minutes

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20-year-old Jack hunts the nightmare of his past and crosses paths with mysterious Eve. The beautiful girl who is either his Guardian Angel or his Final Doom.

Jack, un joven de veinte años, persigue la pesadilla de su pasado y se encuentra con la misteriosa Eve. Con la joven mujer bonita, que o bien será su angel de la guarda o su caida final.

Carmen G

Country of production: U.S.A – Colombia
Language: Spanish
Year of production: 2011-2012
Director: Hernan Herrera
Length of film::: 86 Min

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Carmen is a Colombian peasant who immigrated to the United States to give her baby a better life. But in her first night in NY goes something wrong with her child and from
there the story of Carmen, focuses on  the search for his son, forgetting her life and health.

Carmen es una campesina Colombiana que inmigra a los a Estados Unidos con su bebe para darle una vida mejor. Pero su primera noche en NY pasa algo con su hijo
y es cuando la historia se concentra en la búsqueda de mateo, olvidando su vida y su salud.

Chinese Burns

Country of production: England
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Alan Ronald
Length of film::: 84 minutes 20 seconds

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The rendezvous at a North London Tavern between a faded horror movie actor and a young woman on a mission leads to a twisted comedy of loss, lust and paranoia.

La cita en un pub de la zona norte de Londres entre una joven mujer y un anticuado actor de peliculas de terror nos llevara a una retorcida comedia de perdida, deseo y paranoya.

DORFMAN

Country of production: UNITED STATES
Language: ENGLISH
Year of production: 2012
Director: BRAD LEONG
Length of film::: 90 MINUTES

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A romantic comedy about Deb Dorfman, a lovable woman, who is uprooted from the comfort of suburbia and caught up in the whirlwind of a newly revitalized downtown L.A.

Una comedia romántica sobre Deb Dorfman, una mujer adorable, que es arrancado desde la comodidad de los suburbios y atrapados en el torbellino de un centro recientemente revitalizado LA

Dreams Awake

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Jerry Alden Deal
Length of film::: 105 Minutes

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While on vacation a disconnected family gets stranded near mystical Mt. Shasta and amazing possibilities open up. A glimpse into the subtle but intense possibilities of the human spirit, this mystical family drama delves into that magical lore between reality and illusions, dreams and awake, and life and immortality.

Durante las vacaciones de una familia desconectada se queda varado cerca del monte místico Shasta y sorprendentes posibilidades se abren. Un vistazo a las posibilidades sutiles pero intensa del espíritu humano, este drama familiar mística que se adentra en la tradición mágica entre la realidad y las ilusiones, los sueños y despierto, y de la vida y la inmortalidad.

It May be love but it doesn’t show

Country of production: ITALY
Language: ITALIAN
Year of production: 2011
Director: SALVO FICARRA & VALENTINO PICONE
Length of film::: 94 minutes

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A wonderfully raucous, sweet-natured Italian comedy about Salvo and Valentino, who work ferrying tourists around Turin, Italy on an old English double-decker bus.

Un maravillosamente escandalosa, de carácter dulce comedia italiana sobre Salvo y Valentino, quienes trabajan transportando turistas alrededor de Turín, Italia en un Inglés antiguo autobús de dos pisos.

Last Stop Salvation

Country of production: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Year of production: 2012
Director: Yusuf Pirhasan
Length of film::: 104min

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A group of women who have become numb to the pain in their lives welcome a new tenant into the building, little do they know that Eylem is a radical revolutionary in the making.
A spinster who’s devoted her life to her bedridden father, a one-time singer caught in a dead-end relationship, a housewife resigned to daily domestic abuse, her teenage daughter who watches on helplessly, and a hairdresser who tends to look at things on the bright side… they will join Eylem as she orchestrates a simple act of resistance.

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Marianne and Sophie

Country of production: Canada
Language: French
Year of production: 2011
Director: Elohim Sanchez
Length of film::: 82 minutes

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Marianne and Sophie are friends since childhood and work colleagues. One day, when Sophie suddenly disappears without warning, Marianne finds herself in a difficult position : she must find her friend and, at the same time, prevent her from losing her job.

Mariana y Sofía son amigas de la infancia y colegas de trabajo. Un día, cuando Sofía desaparece sin advertir, Mariana se ve en una situación muy difícil : debe encontrar a su amiga y, al mismo tiempo, evitar que pierda su empleo.

Notes From The New World

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Vitaly Sumin
Length of film::: 102 min

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Los Angeles, 2011: a man torn between two women, the Russian Mafia, and millions of dollars…based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic masterpiece Notes from the Underground.

Los Angeles 2011: Un hombre atrapado entre 2 mujeres, la Mafia Rusia y Millones de dolares. Basado en la obra maestra clásica de Fyodor Dostoevsky Memorias del subsuelo.

PULP

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2012
Director: Adam Hamdy & Shaun Magher
Length of film::: N/A

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After launching his latest comic book, The Sodomizer, small time publisher Tony Leary is drafted by the police to bring down a criminal gang. Aided by his trusty geek sidekicks, Rick and Keith, Tony must defy the odds if he is to become a real life hero.

Después de lanzar su último comic ” El Sodomita”,  Tony Leary, un editor de poca monta, es reclutado por la policía para desmantelar una banda de criminales.  Con la ayuda de sus  ineptos compinches leales, Rick y Keith,  Tony debe luchar contra viento y marea si quiere convertirse en un heroe en la vida real.

Shots 1.2

Country of production: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles
Year of production: 2012
Director: Achim Michael Hasenberg
Length of film::: 86 minutes

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Christian and Diana. 9mm revolver and Leica camera. Shot and shot. An exceptionally love story in today’s Berlin.

Christian y Diana. Revólver 9 mm y cámara Leica. Disparador y disparo. Una historia de amor extraordinaria en Berlín de hoy.

Spinning kite

Country of production: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year of production: 2011
Director: Satoshi Kase
Length of film::: 109Film

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Fun-loving punk rockers Jun, Bunji, Maki, and Kido hope to never grow up. But one by one, the band mates face some very adult decisions. Will they be able to keep each other from spinning out of control?

Diversión amante del punk rockers Jun, Bunji, Maki, y Kido espero no crecer nunca.Pero uno a uno, los compañeros de la banda frente a algunas decisiones muy adulto.Serán capaces de mantener el uno al otro se salga de control

Suicider

Country of production: Tajikistan
Language: Tajik, russian translation
Year of production: 2011
Director: Rustam Shoazimov
Length of film::: 74 min

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You are destined to stand in the front of choice forever. And from the choice you make depends not only your life, but the fate of the whole universe. And that is the law of life.

Estás destinado a permanecer en el frente de elección para siempre. Y a partir de la elección que haga depende no sólo su vida, sino el destino de todo el universo. Y esa es la ley de la vida.

The Foreigner

Country of production: Bulgaria
Language: French and bulgarian
Year of production: 2012
Director: Niki Iliev
Length of film::: 98 min

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A Frenchman falls in love with a hot temper Bulgarian village girl. Following the call of his heart he starts looking for the village where she lives without knowing the character and the language of the people living there.

Enviado en una commission de servicio, un frances se enamora de una chica bulgara. El decide ir y encontrar el pueblo en el que ella vive pero sin saber la lengua el genio y las costumbres de sus habitantes.

The Mountain / La Montaña

Country of production: Colombia
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2011-2012
Director: Lisa & Alethia Stendal
Length of film::: 114 min

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La Montaña tells the true story of how peace was obtained in one of the most dangerous mountains in Colombia.

La Montaña cuenta la historia verdadera de como la paz fue adquerida en una de las montañas mas peligrosas de Colombia.

TO BE

Country of production: México
Language: Spanish
Year of production: 2010
Director: Carolina Duarte
Length of film::: 93 min.

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Miguel, a young man with a great imagination and talent for writing, has to contend with the attitudes in a small conformist town and reach his dream to become a great writer.

Miguel es un joven con una gran imaginación y talento para escribir, pero debe enfrentar las actitudes de un pequeño pueblo conformista para lograr su sueño de ser un gran escritor.

WARHOUSE

Country of production: UNITED KINGDOM
Language: ENGLISH
Year of production: 2012
Director: LUKE MASSEY
Length of film::: 80 MINUTES

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Warhouse is a gripping, brutal, psychological thriller with a supernatural edge charting one man’s fight to preserve his humanity and sanity over years of terrible imprisonment.

Warhouse es un apasionante thriller de brutal, lucha psicológica con un trazado sobrenatural borde de un hombre para conservar su humanidad y cordura durante años de prisión terrible.

HEELS OF WAR / Tacones de Guerra

Country of production: LEBANON – UAE
Language: Arabic + Eng Subtitle
Year of production: 2012
Director: Joe Bou Eid
Length of film::: 95 mins

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In the summer of 1982, two families of different backgrounds meet under the wings of war. A priest about to be ordered, is exhausted by temptations and an arrogant girl falls passionately in love. A shredded memory and an intimate story of a narrator who tells the meeting of his parents, before his existence, until their marriage…

En el verano de 1982, dos familias de diferentes orígenes se reúnen bajo las alas de la guerra. Un sacerdote a punto de ser ordenado, se agota en las tentaciones y una chica arrogante enamora apasionadamente. Un recuerdo rallado y una historia íntima de un narrador que relata la reunión de sus padres, antes de su existencia, hasta que su matrimonio …

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