Scanorama'12

European Film Forum Scanorama is a festival that takes place every year in November in the three biggest towns of Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda), providing some of the most distinctive cultural events of the autumn in Lithuania.
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1.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
 
2.
90 Minutes (2012)
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We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind? (88 mins.)
Director: Eva Sørhaug
 
3.
Excuse Me (2012)
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(90 mins.)
 
4.
Either Way (2011)
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Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. (84 mins.)
 
5.
The Almost Man (2012)
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35 year old Henrik is to establish himself with a pregnant girlfriend in a new apartment and start a new job. But he has some rather childish childhood friends, and is Henrik really ready to go from boy to more ore less a man? (75 mins.)
Director: Martin Lund
 
6.
The Deep (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
“ !
Island for Oscar ” - alisazarkova
 
7.
You & Me Forever (2012)
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Follows a relationship. (82 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Munk
 
8.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ !!! ” - alisazarkova
 
9.
The Crown Jewels (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner... (120 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
10.
Curling King (2011)
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Curling skip Truls Pålsen's team has to make a come back after suffering from psychic problems with oversizing details. (90 mins.)
Director: Ole Endresen
 
11.
Flicker (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
There is something going on in the small town of Backberga. The towns proud telecom company Unicom is... (100 mins.)
Director: Patrik Eklund
 
12.
The Last Sentence (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s. (126 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
13.
Sons of Norway (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son... (87 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
14.
Naked Harbour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. (123 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
15.
The Orheim Company (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname. (104 mins.)
Director: Arild Andresen
 
16.
Black's Game (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events. (104 mins.)
 
17.
Silence (2011)
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(110 mins.)
 
18.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
19.
One Night (2012)
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help. (104 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
20.
Room 514 (2012)
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In this disturbing, realistic debut a determined young female soldier interrogates an officer. Contrary... (91 mins.)
Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv
 
21.
I, Anna (2012)
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A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case. (93 mins.)
 
22.
An Open Heart (2012)
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Mila and Javier are both heart surgeons. Married for ten years, they have two passions: their love and their job... (87 mins.)
Director: Marion Laine
 
23.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
“ !
Germany for Oscar ” - alisazarkova
 
24.
Shameless (2012)
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man. (81 mins.)
 
25.
Man, Chicks Are Just Different (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two middle-aged male friends are travelling together by car and expressing their thoughts and emotions connected with women. (90 mins.)
Director: Marek Koterski
 
26.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
27.
Just the Wind (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story. (95 mins.)
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
28.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit. (127 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
29.
Le grand soir (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother. (92 mins.)
“ Cannes (Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize) ” - alisazarkova
 
30.
Mercy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident. (132 mins.)
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
31.
Beauty (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
“ Cannes (Queer Palm) ” - alisazarkova
 
32.
Time of My Life (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their... (121 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
 
33.
Sea, No Sex & Sun (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A comedy that affectionately pokes fun at men and their eternal quest for satisfaction. At last, a film about self-acceptance and renunciation. (89 mins.)
 
34.
Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A drama centered on a white man lost in the Botswana marshlands. (80 mins.)
Director: Jan Zabeil
 
35.
Home for the Weekend (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days... (85 mins.)
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
36.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ !
Cannes ” - alisazarkova
 
37.
Four Suns (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna... (105 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
“ !!!
Sundance ” - alisazarkova
 
38.
Kuma (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan... (93 mins.)
Director: Umut Dag
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
39.
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community. (95 mins.)
Director: Davide Manuli
 
40.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ !!!
Cannes
Austia for Oscar ” - alisazarkova
 
41.
Our Children (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
“ !
Belgia for Oscar
Cannes ” - alisazarkova
 
42.
Broken (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack. (91 mins.)
Director: Rufus Norris
“ Cannes ” - alisazarkova
 
43.
After Lucia (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
“ !
Mexico for Oscar
Cannes ” - alisazarkova
 
44.
Still Life (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An unexpected letter forces siblings Bernhard and Lydia to confront each other and to deal with their family history. (78 mins.)
Director: Sebastian Meise
 
45.
Rose (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
46.
Weekend (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
47.
Holy Motors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
48.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ !
Romania for Oscar
Cannes ” - alisazarkova
 
49.
Summer Games (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents...
Director: Rolando Colla
 
50.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
51.
Liv & Ingmar (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (89 mins.)
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
 
52.
The Door (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women. (97 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
53.
The Ambassador (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. (93 mins.)
Director: Mads Brügger
“ Sundance ” - alisazarkova
 
54.
Die Lage (2012 Documentary)
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(74 mins.)
Director: Thomas Heise
“ BFF ” - alisazarkova
 
55.
Soundbreaker (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Finland's most daring musician, the accordionist, composer, performer Kimmo Pohjonen, revolutionizes... (86 mins.)
Director: Kimmo Koskela
 
56.
Under Snow (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Echigo in Japan the snow often lies several feet deep well into May covering landscape and villages... (108 mins.)
Director: Ulrike Ottinger
 
57.
Outing (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
This sensitive long-term documentary portrays the timid archeology student Sven who is one of the first... (85 mins.)
 
58.
She Male Snails (2012 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)