Seen in Athens International Film Festival

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1.
Wild Tales (2014)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. (122 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
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Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
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Ciencias naturales (2014)
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In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity... (70 mins.)
 
4.
Stations of the Cross (2014)
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Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal. (110 mins.)
 
5.
Blind (2014)
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Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control... (96 mins.)
Director: Eskil Vogt
 
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The Babadook (2014)
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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
 
7.
The Canal (2014)
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A depressed and stressed film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old 16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred in the early 1900's. (92 mins.)
Director: Ivan Kavanagh
 
8.
When Animals Dream (2014)
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16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body. (84 mins.)
 
9.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
 
10.
Silver Tongues (2011)
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Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon Arthur
 
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Natural Selection (2011)
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Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son. (90 mins.)
 
12.
Headhunters (2011)
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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (96 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
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Breathing (2011)
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed. (94 mins.)
Director: Karl Markovics
 
14.
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum... (135 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
15.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
16.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
17.
Love Eternal (2013)
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An isolated and death-fixated young man tries to make sense of the world, and his existence, in the only way he knows how - by getting closer to death. (94 mins.)
 
18.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
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The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways... (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Fleischner
 
19.
Yardbird (2012 Short Film)
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A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father. (13 mins.)
Director: Michael Spiccia
 
20.
Sevilla (2012 Short Film)
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Three youngsters go on a road trip to Seville that will change their lives forever. (11 mins.)
Director: Bram Schouw
 
21.
Black Metal (2013 Short Film)
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When a teen murders his math teacher in the name of a black metal band, the mid 30s lead singer will have to re-evaluate the two things he loves most... (9 mins.)
Director: Kat Candler
 
22.
Whale Valley (2013 Short Film)
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The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey marking a turning point in the brothers' lives. (15 mins.)
 
23.
Thoughts About Dying (2013 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Jani Ilomäki
 
24.
Bruchim Habayim ve... Mishtatfim Betzaarchem (2012 Short Film)
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A family of Russian immigrants is going through the absurd Israeli immigration bureaucracy with an immigrating corpse. (28 mins.)
Director: Leon Prudovsky
 
25.
Curfew (2012 Short Film)
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On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. (19 mins.)
 
26.
Clear Blue (2010 Short Film)
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Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, A young lifeguard working his first few days at a community pool... (20 mins.)
Director: Lindsay Mackay
 
27.
The Piano Tuner (2010 Short Film)
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Adrien is a young pianist prodigy. He collapsed psychologically having failed in a renowned competition and henceforth works as a piano tuner... (14 mins.)
Director: Olivier Treiner
 
28.
Suiker (2010 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Annokkee
 
29.
The Pub (2012 Short Film)
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Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred. (8 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pierce
 
30.
Nashorn im Galopp (2013 Short Film)
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Bruno is making his way through the city searching for its soul. Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination and his wild reflection on reality he is lifting the old dusty curtain on the city's crusted perception. (15 mins.)
Director: Erik Schmitt
 
31.
Ciencias naturales (2014)
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In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity... (70 mins.)
 
32.
Mobile Homes (2013 Short Film)
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A pregnant sex worker takes her chance to escape when she realizes her son might be taken away from her. (14 mins.)
 
33.
Gloria Victoria (2013 Short Film)
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Recycling elements of surrealism and cubism, this animated short by Theodore Ushev focuses on the relationship between art and war... (7 mins.)
Director: Theodore Ushev
 
34.
Nation for Two (2012 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
 
35.
A Blue Room (2014 Short Film)
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A man wakes up in a blue room. He's stuck inside. He can't escape. A window is the only way to connect to the outside world. It filters the reality in a mysterious way. (15 mins.)
Director: Tomasz Siwinski
 
36.
Sans dehors ni dedans (2015 Short Film)
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Under the omniscient gaze of an iguana, a 10-year-old boy takes care of his mother, an opera singer going adrift... (14 mins.)
 
37.
Man on the Chair (2014 Short Film)
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Man on the chair is tormented and constantly doubts his very own existence. (7 mins.)
Director: Dahee Jeong
 
38.
Snowblind (2014 Short Film)
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Over the course of a weekend Jack negotiates love, his family and the slippery slope of adolescence. (15 mins.)
Director: Sean Kruck
 
39.
The Last One (2014 Short Film)
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The old man outlived everyone. His friends, wife, children. But he wasn't lonely. An old fridge buzzed hoarsely in the corridor... (15 mins.)
Director: Sergey Pikalov
 
40.
The Karman Line (2014 Short Film)
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When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her. (24 mins.)
Director: Oscar Sharp
 
41.
Yearbook (2014 Short Film)
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A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up. (5 mins.)
Director: Bernardo Britto
 
42.
I Boh zrobyv krok u porozhechu (2013 Short Film)
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An old couple live their days out in the abandoned village within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Being at odds, they stopped talking to each other, and now the only way of communication they have is a rusty 'mail kettle' on the wire. (30 mins.)
Director: Zaza Buadze
 
43.
Life's a bitch (2014 Short Film)
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Philip is going through a difficult and painful break-up. (6 mins.)
Director: François Jaros
 
44.
Patch (2014 Short Film)
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An experimental animated short film using abstract painting to explore the tension field between abstraction and recognizability. (3 mins.)
Director: Gerd Gockell
 
45.
Person to Person (2014 Short Film)
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Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave. (18 mins.)
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
 
46.
Yes We Love (2014 Short Film)
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Four generations, each with a crisis, set in four different parts of Norway on the Norwegian Independence Day. (15 mins.)
Director: Hallvar Witzø