18th AUTEUR FILM FESTIVAL 2012 - Belgrade

The position of the in between, the half existence subject only to the laws of paradoxical logic, characterize the Auteur Film festival since its establishment, in 1994. Between the “cult event for film lovers in Belgrade” and “phantom festival”, as one critic called it; between “manifestation of national importance” and manifestation whose existence is under the question mark every year – the Auteur Film Festival has built its recognizable image and audience. “Make your every movie like it’s your last” – is one of the memorable Berman’s commands for authors – and the Festival adheres to that, consistently, throughout its history.
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1.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
2.
Mystery (2012)
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Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her... (98 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
3.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
4.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
 
5.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
6.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
7.
Tabu (2012)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. (118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
8.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
9.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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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
 
10.
Paradise: Love (2012)
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On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living... (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
11.
Paradise: Faith (2012)
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Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
12.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
13.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. (92 mins.)
 
14.
In the Fog (2012)
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Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
 
15.
Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic (2012 Documentary)
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"Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic" follows the coming together of director Robert Wilson... (57 mins.)
 
16.
Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
17.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
18.
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
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From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
19.
Küf (2012)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Ali Aydin
 
20.
Katalin Varga (2009)
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In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart... (82 mins.)
 
21.
Las Acacias (2011)
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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires... (82 mins.)
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
 
22.
I Killed My Mother (2009)
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A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother. (96 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
23.
Heartbeats (2010)
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. (101 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
24.
Import Export (2007)
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A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. (141 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
25.
Spring Fever (2009)
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Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo's girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last? (116 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
26.
Love and Bruises (2011)
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In Paris, the Chinese university student Hua is dumped by her lover. Hua wanders on the streets and... (105 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
27.
Silent Light (2007)
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In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
28.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
29.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
30.
The Sessions (2012)
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A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
 
31.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
 
32.
Zverinjak (2012 TV Movie)
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"Menagerie" is a drama which takes place in the early 1990s, in one Serbian village near the coast of river Drina... (105 mins.)
Director: Marko Novakovic
 
33.
The Swing (2012)
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Tamara and Ana are presenters of Belgrade's independent radio show 'Ljuljaska' [The Swing]. In their show they lie they are in New York... (77 mins.)
Director: Tamara Drakulic
 
34.
7 seX 7 (2011)
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An Croatian erotic anthology of seven short stories directed by Irena Skoric, all revolving around sex and relationships... (87 mins.)
Director: Irena Skoric
 
35.
Skopje Remix (2012)
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An omnibus of ten short films by ten young directors. (141 mins.)
 
36.
This Crazy World of Ours (1970)
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Psychological drama about two young lovers who are emotionally and mentally unstable. Through the flashback they are telling what did they do before they end up in asylum. (71 mins.)
 
37.
Bez reci (1972)
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The main protagonist is a young fellow who tries to live his life within 30 frames. He's a person suitable for any atmosphere... (80 mins.)
 
38.
Testament (1975)
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A completely speechless movie about a man who comes back to life after his physical death in order to identify his persecutors, who may be real or may not - i.e. just a consequence of his own paranoid mania. (80 mins.)
 
39.
Breakdown (1978)
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A journalist lives his smooth citizen life, married to a woman from respected family. But, conflicts with manager at work are becoming more often... (91 mins.)
 
40.
Another Life (1992)
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A writer is visited by his girlfriend's father, who tells him his life story after WW2. (100 mins.)