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THESE FINAL HOURS (Watch Trailer)

CANNES 2014 -DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT – OFFICIAL SELECTION

a Zak Hilditch picture (multiple award winner for his shorts) – First Feature, candidate for Camera d’Or Cannes 2014
Australia – 2013 – Thriller – 86min – English
Cast: Nathan Philips (Wolf Creek, Chernobyl Diaries), Angourie Rice (Walking with Dinosaurs), Jessica de Gouw (Dracula, Arrow, Kath & Kimderalla), Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), Kathryn Beck and Lynette Curran (The Boys, Somersault)
Celluloid Nightmares

“It’s the last day on earth, twelve hours before an event will end life as we know it. James (Nathan Phillips) makes his way across a lawless city to the party to end all parties. Along the way he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose (Angourie Rice) desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility James is forced to question what really matters as the hours tick away..”

“Recalling The Road, 28 Days Later, and other fantastic, well-worn fiction, These Final Hours is ultimately its own unique story and easily my favorite
Australian film in years.” Twitch

“There is much to admire in Hilditch’s energy and inventiveness… These Final Hours has multiplex potential.” Screen International

CLOSER TO THE MOON (Watch Trailer)

a Nae Caranfil picture
Romania, USA, Italy, Poland – 2014 – 110min – English
Cast: Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Kick-Ass), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones)
Producers: Michael Fitzgerald, Ugo Tucci
Celluloid Dreams

FROM THE PRODUCER OF THE HOMESMAN,THE THREE BURIALS, THE PLEDGE, UNDER THE VOLCANO, WISE BLOOD

“Bucharest 1959. Five high-ranking Jewish members of the Romanian Communist party and heroes of the resistance plan and carry out a spectacular bank robbery. They divert the attention of onlookers by pretending to be shooting a movie. They are arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to death but not before being forced to reenact the robbery in a fake propaganda film. An opportunity they immediately seize to turn their absurd predicament into a comedy.
This is a true story.”


“Shot in English with a name British and American cast, this surprisingly entertaining black comedy and absurdist take on real events will connect with audiences.” Variety

JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

a Carter Smith picture
USA – 2014 – 100 min – English
Cast: Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor (Homeland), Madisen Beaty with Judy Greer (Carrie, The Descendants) and Liv Tyler
Celluloid Nightmares

“In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie, a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead.”

“Carter Smith’s folllow-up to the gore-horror success of THE RUINS is an artfully handled supernatural love story which will definitely stir critical and buyer interest.” Variety

“Smith’s voice is fine-tuned, enlivening everything on screen with romance and melancholy. A compelling poetic meditation on human connection and the repercussions of shame.” Indiewire

WILD CANARIES (Watch Trailer)

a Lawrence Michael Levin picture
USA – 2014 – 98 min – English
Cast: Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alia Shawkat , Annie Parisse, Jason Ritter, Kevin Corrigan
Celluloid Dreams

“Barri and Noah, a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman’s death, Barri suspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean to join her on a reconnaissance mission to trail a possible suspect. Tensions mount, however, when the investigation uncovers unsettling secrets throughout the building including in their own apartment and suddenly everyone seems like a reasonable suspect. A freshly comedic take on classic film noir, WILD CANARIES brings a unique sensibility to a high-stakes murder mystery.”

“Watching Takal, she’s got the sweetness of Audrey Hepburn and ferocity of Katharine Hepburn, which is perfect for a film that feels like a love letter to old screwball comedies.” Complex.com

“Wild Canaries transcends the cliches of New York hipster comedies… [the film] exists somewhere on the spectrum between Robert Altman’s “The Long
Goodbye” and Aaron Katz’s “Cold Weather.” Indiewire

“Wild Canaries Is the Screwball Indie Murder Mystery You Always Wanted.” Huffington Post





THINGS PEOPLE DO

a Saar Klein picture
USA – 2014 – 110 min – English
Producer: Sarah Green
Cast: Wes Bentley (Hunger Games, Interstellar, American Beauty), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter Series), Vinessa Shaw (Eyes Wide Shut, Side Effects, 3:10 to Yuma), Haley Bennett (Fathers & Daughters, Marley & Me, Deep Powder)
Celluloid Dreams

FROM THE PRODUCER OF TREE OF LIFE, MUD AND TAKE SHELTER

“Bill, a well meaning family man, unwittingly turns to crime as a last resort after losing his job. But his growing friendship with a police detective threatens to expose his double life.”

“A polished indie thriller… Solid performances from Bentley and Harry Potter co-star Jason Isaacs… Things People Do has much to recommend, including gorgeous New Mexico landscapes, sumptuous digital cinematography and - as we might expect from Klein - virtuoso editing… Marks Klein as an interesting talent to watch.” The Hollywood Reporter

“Director Saar Klein’s impressive debut puts a criminal spin on suburban discontent… an engrossing narrative that flows along with few distractions along the way… gripping… bound to receive more attention for its strong performances.” Indiewire

ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE (Watch Trailer)

a Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson picture
USA – 2013 – 90 min – English
Cast: Caitlin Stasey (I, Frankenstein, Tomorrow, When the War Began), Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson
From the directors of MAY, THE WOMAN and I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
Celluloid Nightmares

When the head cheerleader is unexpectedly killed in a freak accident, self-styled outsider Maddy shocks the remaining team by trying out for the new vacancy. Maddy’s got revenge in mind, but then things turn ugly at a drunken bonfire party. Our gang of cheerleaders must become unlikely allies in a supernatural showdown against the boys.

“Hip, horrific and unashamedly exuberant, All Cheerleaders Die is an affectionate thrill ride with a blackly comic heart.”



EVERYTHING WE LOVED (Watch Trailer)

a Max Currie picture
New Zealand – 2014 – 100 min – English
Cast: Brett Stewart, Sia Trokenheim, Ben Clarkson First Feature
Celluloid Dreams

“A shy magician brings his once-happy wife back to life with his greatest illusion – a little boy. But the loving family they create is threatened when they become hunted as child abductors.”


BALD MOUNTAIN (Watch Trailer)

a Heitor Dhalia picture
Brazil – 2013 – 100 min – Portuguese
Cast: Juliano Cazarre, Julio Andrade, Sophie Charlotte, Wagner Moura
Celluloid Dreams

“The Amazonian Rain Forest, in the 80s. The epic story of a gold rush of modern times in Serra Pelada, the biggest open-pit mine. Two best friends, Juliano and Joaquim, leave Rio de Janeiro to try their luck like thousands of poor men across the country. But life at the mine changes everyone and everything. Power and greed quickly destroy the dream and reveal the dark side of human nature.”

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