Muriel, François and René, three childhood friends from a working class neighbourhood of Marseille, suddenly stop their careers as thieves after having killed a jeweller.To keep a low ... See full summary »
Allan has lost his love, Lenore, in the Great War. Living in a dreary, surreal wasteland, he will have to face isolation and madness while the remembrances of Lenore still torment him. Suddenly, he hears a tapping at his door.
Josep Manel Casany,
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow... See full summary »
The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
John Joe McNeill,
Merle follows the invitation of her lover to spend the summer in the South of France. She is surprised to find only his children in the summer house. Did she expect more than she should have? An ambiguous summer full of silent desire.
Three brothers goes to the remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) out in the Barents Sea, to find the perfect wave. Travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a para-glider, and food found in supermarkets trash cannisters back home in Norway.
After seeing this beautiful, mesmerizing piece at the Fantasy Filmfestival in Germany I was quite shocked that it was actually written, directed and shot by students! The beauty, sensitivity and magic of this film are rarely found in European cinema these days. The images of vast and haunting beaches, the great music, the subtle use of supernatural elements and the very good acting show a great amount of talent, dedication and truly cinematic taste! The story is simple, but has something fable-like and universal to it - and the little boy that plays the lead is very good!
I wasn't surprised to learn that NimmerMeer had won a couple of major awards. I wonder what these guys will be doing next, but I'll definitely keep my eyes open...
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