Contemporary World Cinema

388 Arletta Avenue (Can)

Dir Randall Cole

Vincenzo Natali and Steven Hoban produced this high-concept thriller described by TFI International as Paranormal Activity meets Rear Window. It was presold to eOne for Canada and StudioCanal for the UK.

Sales TFI International

ALWAYS BRANDO (Tun)

Dir Ridha Behi

Tunisian writer-director Behi worked with Marlon Brando in 2004 on a screenplay, but after Brando’s death Behi reworked the project into a meditation on his journey.

Sales ziad@hamzehmystiquefilms.com

Billy Bishop Goes To War (Can)

Dir Barbara Willis Sweete

This TV adaptation of the Canadian musical by John Gray and Eric Peterson features a Second World War flying ace reminiscing about the war.

Sales Strada Film - (1) 416 642 2005

BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (Port)

Dir Joao Canijo

A Lisbon-set family saga, Blood Of My Blood is about a mother who tries to end her daughter’s relationship with an older man. Canijo’s In The Darkness Of The Night screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2004.

Sales Midas Filmes - midas@midas-filmes.pt

COLOR OF THE OCEAN (Ger)

Dir Maggie Peren

A drama about a German tourist who becomes involved with refugees arriving on the Canary Islands, Color Of The Ocean won a Bernhard Wicki film prize at the Filmfest München this year, though it did not screen at the festival.

Sales Telepool - sales@telepool.de

DEATH FOR SALE (Bel-Fr-Mor)

Dir Faouzi Bensaidi

The third feature from Bensaidi, Death For Sale is a thriller about three friends who rob a jewellery store, set in Tetouan in the north of Morocco. It is produced by Entre Chien Et Loup.

Sales Urban Distribution International - frederic@urbandistrib.com

EXTRATERRESTRIAL (Sp)

Dir Nacho Vigalondo

From the director of Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial blends black comedy and romance in the story of a man who wakes up hungover next to the girl of his dreams. And then he discovers an alien invasion has begun.

Sales Wild Bunch - edevos@wildbunch.eu

FUTURE LASTS FOREVER (Turk-Fr-Ger)

Dir Ozcan Alper

This romantic road movie follows a young ethno-musicologist searching for her Kurdish lover. The film is producer by Nar Film, Arizona Films and UnaFilm with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, Eurimages, CNC and NRW.

Sales Nar Film  info@narfilm.com

HELENO (Braz)

Dir Jose Henrique Fonseca

Directed by Fonseca, whose credits include The Man Of The Year, the 1940s-set Heleno is the story of star Brazilian footballer Heleno de Freitas, played by Rodrigo Santoro. The film is produced by RT Features and Goritzia Filmes.

Contact RT Features - contato@rtfeatures.com.br

I’m Yours (Can)

Dir Leonard Farlinger

A desperate young woman in love with a disillusioned Wall Street banker takes him to meet her family in small-town Canada. Produced by New Real Films, with eOne releasing in Canada.

Contact New Real Films - jenniferjones@newrealfilms.com

ISLANDS (It)

Dir Stefano Chiantini

Asia Argento, Giorgio Colangeli and Ivan Franek star in this tale of three lonely people who find love and friendship together. Produced by Obraz Film.

Sales Ellipsis Media International - info@ellipsis.it

JUAN OF THE DEAD (Sp-Cuba)

Dir Alejandro Brugues

This Cuban take on the zombie genre is a comedy about Juan, who is determined to conquer the undead.

Sales Latinofusion - latinofusion@latinofusion.com.mx

LENA (Neth-Bel)

Dir Christophe Van Rompaey

The second film from Belgian director Van Rompaey, whose 2008 debut Moscow, Belgium won several awards, stars Emma Levie as a girl struggling to find her place in the world. It is produced by Els Vandevorst (Dogville).

Sales Bavaria Film International - stefanie.zeitler@bavaria-film.de

LUCKY (S Afr)

Dir Avie Luthra

Based on Luthra’s Bafta-nominated short, Lucky follows the story of an Aids orphan. The Zulu-language film is produced by Out of Africa Entertainment and How Town Film Productions.

Contact Out Of Africa Entertainment - info@outofafrica.info

MAN ON GROUND (S Afr)

Dir Akin Omotoso

Man On Ground explores rising xenophobia in South Africa. After a Nigerian refugee in Johannesburg goes missing, his brother tries to solve the mystery. The film was produced by South Africa’s T.O.M Pictures (among others) which Omotoso co-founded.

Contact T.O.M. Pictures - akin@tompictures.co.za

MICHAEL (Ind)

Dir Ribhu Dasgupta

Produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Michael is a Hindi-language psychological drama from first-time director Dasgupta. Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah stars.

Sales Viacom 18 Motion Pictures - www.studio18india.com

ROUGH HANDS (Mor)

Dir Mohamed Asli

A comedy romance about a hairdresser who also acts as the town’s fixer. Asli’s debut, In Casablanca, Angels Don’t Fly, premiered at Cannes in 2004.

Contact Dagham Films - (212) 22 29 34 62

Sisters & Brothers (Can)

Dir Carl Bessai

Glee star Cory Monteith takes a lead role in the third film in Bessai’s trilogy about family relationships.

Sales Myriad Pictures - (1) 310 279 4000

Think Of Me (US)

Dir Bryan Wizemann

A single mother in Las Vegas has to make tough choices. Lauren Ambrose and Penelope Ann Miller star.

North American sales Submarine - (1) 212 625 1410

UFO IN HER EYES (Ger)

Dir Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu’s She, A Chinese won the Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2009. The director and novelist has adapted her book about a Chinese village changed radically after an alleged UFO sighting. The film was produced by Klaus Maeck and executive produced by Fatih Akin.

Sales The Match Factory  info@matchfactory.de

UNION SQUARE (US)

Dir Nancy Savoca

Two indie favourites — Savoca and actress Mira Sorvino — return with this story of the reunion of two estranged sisters. Union Square is produced by Richard Guay and Neda Armian.

Contact Reunion Pictures - info@reunionpictures.com

Your Sister’s Sister (US)

Dir Lynn Shelton

Shelton broke out at Sundance 2009 with Humpday. Her feature follow-up stars Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Humpday’s Mark Duplass. Little is known about the plot, but Blunt has described it as a “poignant”.

Int’l sales Submarine - (1) 212 625 1410

US sales UTA - (1) 310 273 6700