LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, HINDI
Shilpa Krishnan Shukla
What is it like to look at life from the prism of death? To look at love from the vantage of heartbreak and betrayal? And what really is sacrifice and solitude? Vandana. Radhika. Sanjay. Priya. Ved. Tashi, an English – Hindi bilingual, tells the story of these five individuals, each at the cross road of their lives, each filled with doubts, hopes and regrets. It is the story of Vandana’s strength as she fights a critical illness. Of her daughter Radhika’s commitment to take care of her. Of her son Sanjay’s sensitivity and desire to fix what he broke. Of Ved, a stranger who finds refuge with this family to weather an emotional storm. And of Priya, the selfless and giving domestic help. It’s a story of beautifully flawed humans and a step forward in their journey of self-discovery.
2] IL VIAGGIO
Five people get the train of Carpinone-Sulmona railway before the disappearing of the line, that goes through enchanting and uncontaminated areas of Molise. There is a pure mind politician, who hates his rural roots and accepts black money from a shady entrepreneur for his electoral campaign. There is an oenologist who does not believe in himself and regrets a youthful love far away. There is an actress who dreams of straightening up her modest career and despises her homeland where she did not set foot for years. There is a university assistant who has an affair with the Chair holder head but she is tired of compromising. There is finally an entrepreneur who lost everything and feels a loser even with his son and his wife. Through the eyes of our protagonists we will catch the beauty of nature that rises around the so-called ” Italy’s Trans-Siberian”. Accompanied by the train’s slow gait, each of them will be able to reveal something of themselves, forgetting the starting point of their journey to find a common road. Deepest. Traveling together.
A couple, struggling to cope with a new baby, find themselves unravelling when they begin to suspect a mysterious intruder is in their house. The wife begins to doubt that her husband wants to kill her, but hides her feelings and finds the riveting truth in the end.
4] A SUBLIME LIFE
Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or do they have unforeseeable side effects?
5] THE LIGHTEST DARKNESS
The first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology. When a neurotic private eye who struggles to finish the case takes a train voyage, his own dark secrets begin to reveal themselves.
6] BESIDE ME
A subway is blocked between stations on the morning after the fire tragedy at Collective Club in Bucharest. Everyone on their way, they are together and begin to interact. We’re strangers until something keeps us together. If we open up, we notice that we share with those around us. At the end of the journey, at the next station, each one comes out modified. We are together the world, as we are in a subway wagon.
7] SINGLE PALM TREE
Set against the backdrop of the 30-years of armed conflict for a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka which ended on the 18th May 2009. This film takes audience through the painful journey of three lives affected by the war. Sundaram, who lost his pregnant wife in the brutal war, Kasthoori who lost her husband, who is a freedom fighter, and a 16 year old girl whose entire family was killed in a horrific aerial bombardment happened to have gave in themselves as a family unit. Having gone through an agonising life in the horrific refugee camps after three years returning to their native villages. It focuses on how their new lives begin, the grim reality of the new environment, the challenges that they have to face from their own community.
8] LOST IN APOCALYPSE
A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before. The protagonist uses interesting strategies to beat the virus from infecting her.
9] THE ALLEY
Waiting for some clue of her missing husband, Andrea has settled into a predictable and simple life in a charming little town in northern Mexico. It has been a year since her husband disappeared when he decided to seek fortune in another country. Nevertheless, Andrea continues working at the museum and taking care of her mother, never losing hope for favorable news. Out of the blue she meets a young man coming from the United States to live in the town where his parents were born. Paul is a charming country singer that starts work at the local bar. With him, Andrea begins a relationship different to any that she’s ever had with anyone else before. All at once she realizes the little importance she had given to her own life and to her own artistic passion, photography. Andrea and Paul are now involved in an idyllic and sincere secret romance, immersed in the lovely atmosphere of the place. They meet several times at “the alley of the kiss”, home to a Mexican legend about a young man who died kissing the hand of his one and only true love. In the midst of it all, Andrea struggles against her true feelings and morals due to the fact that she is still married. The sublime relationship is put to the test when she receives some unexpected news that have come to change everything.
Tehran’s grand Bazaar. Every product has a story and every porter has a secret. Ako does not want anyone to know his secret. The secret is that how smuggling is done through these porters who sometimes run away with the fortune they carry.
11] OBLIVION SEASON
Fasle Faramoushie Fariba
An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she should fight with the orthodox masculine society…
12] CREATED EQUAL
Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking Alejandra and threatening to kill her if she doesn’t back off.