Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.
A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can't help feeling that something isn't right. So begins a fateful journey.
Parvaneh is a young Afghan immigrant who recently arrived at a transit centre for asylum seekers in the Swiss Alps. The only things she has got to know yet are the rural area surrounding the centre and the centre itself.
Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What's happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.
Tristan Devriendt is a successful med school student and a true womanizer. Everything in his life seems perfect and he's trying to get one of the rare internship places with a prestigious ... See full summary »
Vic de Wachter
The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.
Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.
"Aya" is a film set in Israel and is a strange sort of story about a woman who is waiting for someone at the airport. Oddly, however, when a man is looking for his driver to take him to a piano competition, she impulsively decides to pretend to be his driver and take him on the long drive from the airport in Tel Aviv to his hotel in Jerusalem. Exactly why she does this isn't really clear and they set off on this road trip across the country. The story is mildly interesting, though I kept waiting for that moment when everything would make sense or have a pay-off to make the film seem Oscar-worthy. However, this is not to say the film is bad, however. I really, really loved the cinematography and still wonder how they were able to film a few of the scenes. In particular, it's tough to film folks inside a car because there is so little room for a camera. So, they often do tricks like removing mirrors and windshields when you watch these scenes on TV or in films. And, usually the car is actually being towed--no one is really driving. Yet, there are a few shots that reveal that none of these tricks are happening at times. In fact, if anyone can tell me HOW they did all this, I would love to know, as in one case the camera is inside the car and then goes outside and around it--all in what looks like one take. Overall, this is a decent film with great camera-work but not much more.
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