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Dec 17, 2012:
Generation Programme 2013

Fifteen films that were produced and co-produced in twelve countries have already been invited to compete in Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. The complete Generation programme will be announced in mid January.

Kasia Rosłaniec: Baby Blues

Generation 14plus:

Baby Blues - Poland
By Kasia Rosłaniec
An extroverted teenage mother’s tour de force through a world of daily chores, nappies fashion and drugs.
European premiere

Capturing Dad - Japan
By Ryota Nakano
Two young girls at their father’s funeral service. A laconic, humorous story about saying final goodbyes to a trusted stranger.
International premiere

Hide Your Smiling Faces - USA
By Daniel Patrick Carbone
In a remote rural settlement, two young brothers learn to deal with the loss of a friend and the inevitable forces involved in becoming an adult. Atmospheric US independent cinema.
World premiere

Pluto – Republic of Korea
By SHIN Su-won
June just has to belong to the clique of best students at his school, who take brutal measures against their rivals. Dramatic thriller about the destructive powers of a highly ambitious society.
International premiere

Shopping – New Zealand
By Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston
The half-Samoan brothers Willie and Solomon are caught between fronts. Willie has fallen under the influence of a gang leader, while Solomon has to assert himself against their father.
European premiere

The Cold Lands - USA
By Tom Gilroy
With Lili Taylor, John Ventimiglia, Silas Yelich
After his mother’s sudden death, Atticus flees from the authorities into the rugged mountains and dense forests of upstate New York.
World premiere

Touch of the Light - Taiwan / Hong Kong, China
By CHANG Jung-Chi
Yu-Siang, a young blind man, moves on his own from the provinces to Taipei to study the piano. A film that embraces all the senses - from WONG Kar Wai’s Jet Tone production company.
European premiere

Tough Bond - USA
By Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg
When cultural and family ties no longer exist, homeless children find comfort in sniffing glue. Intimate documentary images and a radically honest look at Kenyan society.
World premiere

Generation Kplus:

Kopfüber (UPSIDEdown) – Germany
By Bernd Sahling
Sascha is ten, steals things and can hardly read. When the doctor prescribes medicine for ADHD, everyone hopes he’ll calm down and get back on track.
World premiere

Mammu, es Tevi mīlu (Mother, I Love You) - Latvia
By Jānis Nords
His mother has to work extra shifts at the clinic so Raymond is all on his own. He gets himself into a terrible predicament.
World premiere

Nono, Het Zigzag Kind (The Zigzag Kid) – Netherlands / Belgium
By Vincent Bal
With Isabella Rossellini, Burghart Klaussner
Before his Bar Mitzvah, Nono is supposed to learn how to behave from Uncle Sjmoel. Yet a mysterious man takes him on a trip into his family’s secret past.
European premiere

ÖDLAND – Damit keiner das so mitbemerkt (WASTELAND – So that No One Becomes Aware of It) – Germany
By Anne Kodura
In strikingly beautiful images and told with the words of children, this documentary recounts how it feels to be a refugee caught between worlds.
World premiere / Documentary film

Satellite Boy – Australia
By Catriona McKenzie
With David Gulpilil
Pete, an Aboriginal boy, lives with his grandfather in the Australian outback. When their home is threatened with demolition, Pete ventures on a bold journey to save his country
European premiere

The Rocket – Australia
By Kim Mordaunt
Little Ahlo and his family are forced to find a new place to live. Their trek through war-torn Laos leads them to the highly explosive rocket festival.
World premiere

Twa Timoun (Three Kids) – Belgium
By Jonas d’Adesky
Three Haitian street children organise what they need to survive in Port au Prince, the capital city that was nearly demolished by the earthquake. A tale of unwavering friendship in documentary style.
European premiere

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December 17, 2012

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