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Karen Cries on the Bus
Winner - Berlin FF. Karen abandons a failed marriage with no job, friends or money, but finds hope when she meets a wild and inspiring hairdresser.
My Queen Karo
Ten-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies.
A Touch of Spice
2009 Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Fanis, a forty year old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, A Touch Of Spice portrays Fanis relationship with his beloved grandfather, the pain he suffered from being thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties his family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.
Roads to Koktebel
Winner - Cannes FF. After losing his wife and job, a father takes his son on a gruelling journey from Moscow to Koktebel.
2009 Drama, Foreign, Independent
Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.
Grown Up Movie Star
2011 Drama, Independent
Once the town hero, Ray returns home to Newfoundland following a drug conviction, only to have his wife Lillian leave him for another man and aspirations of stardom. With Lillian gone, Ray flails to try to find a replacement for her, while struggling against a growing awareness of his homosexuality. At loose ends for lack of guidance, his daughter Ruby in turn becomes increasingly curious about her own sexuality and, in a desperate plea for attention, puts herself in increasingly risky situations. She begins spending more and more time with Ray’s best friend Stuart, confined to a wheelchair following an accident that involved Ray. When Stuart finds himself attracted to Ruby, he leads the three of them towards a heartbreaking conclusion.
An aging woman attends poetry class to sharpen her mind when a schoolgirl's suicide initiates a chain of tragic events that changes her life forever.
For My Father
Winner - Cinequest FF. A Palestinian man forced into a suicide mission and an alluring Israeli girl fall in love over a climatic weekend in Tel Aviv.
The Price of a Broken Heart
Dot Hutlemeyer finds out that her husband is having an affair with his assistant, and she responds not only by divorcing her husband, but by suing the assistant for alienating of affection - an obscure law protecting married people from homewreckers.
Shadow Island Mysteries: Wedding for One
In Wedding for One Claire hosts her best friend’s wedding. Guests arrive, old family conflicts resurface and the night before the wedding, the Groom goes missing. Only Claire knows of Danny’s disappearance and she is determined to find him and bring him back before her best friend finds out. Has he left the island, has he been kidnapped or is this all a part of an elaborate ruse? Soon Claire is being sent a series of mysterious clues from an unknown source. Are they from the Groom himself playing a joke on Claire or from the Groom’s kidnapper? Claire’s search for the groom is further complicated by the arrival of Jeff, Claire’s ex-boyfriend. Their romance is rekindled but short-lived. After all, the wedding starts at four and before that time, there’ll be a threat on Claire’s life, the arrival of more damaging puzzle pieces and the increased reality that what started as a game has become deadly serious.
Official Selection - Toronto FF. Residents of a tiny island try to maintain business as usual amidst an emerging sex scandal that rocks the town.
The English Harem
Tracy Pringle (Martine McCutcheon - Love Actually, Echo Beach) is a 25-year-old supermarket checkout girl who escapes the daily tedium of her life by substituting famous people for the dull customers that she serves. Momentarily unable to differentiate between one of her exotic fantasies and a real life shoplifter, she is dismissed for daydreaming. Determined to find better employment, she lays siege to The Taste of Persia restaurant, until the bemused owner, Saaman “Sam” Sahar, (Art Malik - The Living Daylights, Holby City) offers her a job. An unlikely catch, Sam is 49 and married with two common-law wives and four children at his comfortable home in Barnes. Sam is attracted to Tracy’s open mind, her desire to understand Iran and Islam, and the way she hangs on his every word. Even more surprisingly, he is encouraged by his two wives to explore the relationship. When Tracy agrees to become wife number three and join the “harem”, the floodgates for society’s disapproval and prejudice are opened. Her parents are appalled, and her ex-boyfriend, Ricky, a thuggish gravestone maker, schemes to win her back. As Sam’s reverence for his adopted country is stretched, he begins to understand the fear and envy that lie at the heart of the brutal assaults on his household…
Two Japanese siblings find themselves the center of attention of local youth in Littlerock, CA when their car breaks down en route to San Francisco.
Steve, a young slacker is forced to grow up when his girlfriend Rhona leaves for Mexico to study archeology. Steve resolves to go on a journey to find his love.
Official Selection - Toronto FF. The wickedly funny tale of 3 teen sisters living in the era of free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism.
Abandoned by her mother at birth, Fiona finds herself growing up in the streets of New York being exposed to devious acts. Her mother living the same life has no idea of her daughter's existence. Will daughter and mother meet?
Winner - Cannes FF. A wealthy Frenchman living in Marrakech enters into games of seduction and manipulation with a local 19-year-old orphan girl.
Bedrooms is a drama about the walls that separate people, heartbreak and infidelity, and the possible redemption when we choose to speak the truth.