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Ballast

Director: Lance Hammer

Cast Summary: Micheal J. Smith, JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail


A double prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, and numerous awards internationally, BALLAST is one of the most critically acclaimed American independent films of recent years, a stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption.

Becoming Traviata

Director: Philippe Béziat

Cast Summary: Natalie Dessay, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Louis Langrée, Charles Castronovo, Adelina Scarabelli, Ludovic Tézier


An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.

Beneath Clouds

Director: Ivan Sen

Cast Summary: Danielle Hall, Damian Pitt


Official Selection at Berlin Film Festival, and winner of the Best Debut Film and Best Young Actress in a Leading Role awards at Berlin, BENEATH CLOUDS is a modern day love story and a journey of hope, friendship, and the search for a place to belong from Australian director Ivan Sen.

Blind

Director: Eskil Vogt

Cast Summary:

Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt


Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Eskil Vogt's BLIND is a playful, touching and thought-provoking story of a young woman’s journey to rediscover herself, her husband and the life that she once knew.

 

Blood and Rain

Director: Jorge Navas

Cast Summary: Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza


A Venice Film Festival hit, Jorge Navas’ highly acclaimed directorial debut has been described by industry bible Variety as “a cracking slice of genre filmmaking that nods to vintage Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese”.

Blue Eyelids

Director: Ernesto Contreras

Cast Summary: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Tiare Scanda, Luisa Huertas


BLUE EYELIDS (PARPADOS AZULES) is the critically acclaimed account of the developing relationship between two people in the vast metropolis of Mexico City. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it has earned director Ernesto Contreras a place alongside Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) and Carlos Reygadas (Japón, Silent Light) as a major new force in world cinema.

Born and Bred

Director: Pablo Trapero

Cast Summary:

Guillermo Pfening, Martina Gusman, Federico Esquerro


The fourth film from one of the most interesting and successful of the young directors forming the so-called "New Wave" in Argentine Cinema, PABLO TRAPERO follows on from the startling EL BONAERENSE and the acclaimed road movie FAMILIA RODANTE with BORN AND BRED (NACIDO Y CRIADO), a typically intimate story from an artist fascinated by interior states of mind and exterior realities. With stunning widescreen cinematography, an exquisite soundtrack and excellent performances from Guillermo Pfening and Federico Esquerro, it is Pablo Trapero's most striking and personal film to date.

Bridgend

Director: Jeppe Rønde

Cast Summary:

Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Steven Waddington


Starring Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins) in a stand-out performance, and inspired by true events, BRIDGEND is a powerful and intense mystery drama based on an unexplained cluster of suicides that took place in a small former coal-mining province in South Wales.

Brilliant Moon

Director: Neten Chokling

Cast Summary: Narrated by Richard Gere and Lou Reed and featuring  His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche and Sogyal Rinpoche.


BRILLIANT MOON: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche chronicles the life of writer, poet and meditation master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers.

Broken Lines

Director: Sallie Aprahamian

Cast Summary: Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams, Dan Fredenburgh, Doraly Rosa, Rita Tushingham, Harriet Walter, Nathan Constance, Nicholas le Prevost


Paul Bettany (The Young Victoria , Master & Commander, The Da Vinci Code) and Olivia Williams (Hanna, The Ghost Writer, An Education) front a stellar British cast in a powerful and emotional journey of love, obligation, and conflict, set against the backdrop of London’s multi-cultural suburbia.


Buena Vista Social Club

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Ry Cooder, Joaquim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén Gonzáles, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo, Juan de Marcos Gonzales


Cuba's rich and colourful past comes vividly to life in this legendary, Oscar-nominated documentary from director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE).
 
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