Alice's House (Bra)
Dir: Chico Teixeira

A winner at last year's Films in Progress at San Sebastian, the film tells of a woman who tries to overcome the hardships of working in a poor neighbourhood of Sao Paulo.

Contact: Cinematografica Superfilmes, (55) 11 3031 5522

Good Bye, Southern City (Azerb-Rus)
Dir: Oleg Safarliyev

Produced and written by Rustam Ibragimbekov (Nomad), Safaraliyev's ensemble piece shows how the Azeri-Armenian conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in 1988 affected the lives of people in a block of flats in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Int'l sales: Nikola Film, (7) 812 326 8289

Grandhotel (Cze Rep)
Dir: David Ondricek

As in his previous films Loners and One Hand Can't Clap, Ondricek focuses on oddball characters, this time an amateur meteorologist (Marek Taclik) in a provincial tourist town.

Contact: Lucky Man Films, (420) 224 911676

The Home Song Stories (Aus-Sing)
Dir: Tony Ayres

Set in 1954, a Shanghai nightclub singer (Joan Chen) moves to Australia with two children.

Int'l sales: Fortissimo, (61) 2 9332 2013

Invisibles (Sp)
Dirs: various

Javier Bardem produces this portmanteau effort for the non-profit organisation Medicos Sin Fronteras. The directors include Wim Wenders, with a film about the sexual abuse of women in Congo; Fernando Leon on children in Uganda; Isabel Coixet, who shot a fictional story set in Bolivia; Mariano Barroso with a fictional tale set in Central Africa; and Javier Corcuera, on war refugees in Colombia.

Contact: Sogepaq, (34) 91 524 72 20.