Guillaume Nicloux
Opening film: Valley of Love
Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six
Jaco Van Dormael
Closing film: The Brand New Testament
God exists! He lives in Brussels. He’s a real bastard, odious with his wife and daughter. We know a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. Her name is Ea and she’s ten years old. One day, she revolts against her father,
Arnaud Desplechin
My Golden Days
Paul Dédalus is preparing to leave Tajikistan. He remembers his childhood in Roubaix, his mother’s attacks of madness, the bond that united him and his brother Ivan. He remembers turning sixteen. His father is the inconsolable widower
Jafar Panahi
A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Teheran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himse
Roy Andersson
A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence
Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a caleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness
Jacques Audiard
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together.
Carlos Saura
Argentina plunges us into the heart of traditional Argentine music, via a succession of choreographed tableaux retracing a history rich in métissage. With a unique approach to its mise-en-scene, documentary images from diff erent regions of
Paolo Sorrentino
Fred and Mick, two old friends approaching their eighties, are enjoying a vacation in a lovely hotel in the foothills of the Alps. Fred, a retired composer and conductor, has no intention of returning to his music career which he dropped a long ti
Naomi Kawase
An (Sweet Red Bean Paste)
Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it c
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cemetery of Splendour
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no fami

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