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Completed Films

Anastezsi

2007
Young violin prodigy Valerio is summoned to study at an exclusive musical academy. During his stay he learns that the academy’s world-famous virtuoso, Baltzer, has sinister plans for him.

Bathory

2008
Countess Elizabeth Bathory has been called the greatest murderess of history but no evidence has ever been found to prove the accusations. This film aims to settle the score by telling the story as it should be heard; within its historical context.

Border Post

Karaula

2006
A border post on the Macedonian-Albanian border is thrown into disarray when it's commander discovers he has syphilis, creating chaos in his bid to avoid his wife and admitting his infidelity.

Son of Man

2006
Based on the New Testament the narrative unveils a portrait of a man of our time whose currency is the politics of compassion. It is a gripping journey of love, deception and betrayal in a conflicted society.

Mystery of the Wolf

Suden arvoitus

2006
A young girl develops a special friendship with the wolves that live in the woods near her village.

Eleven Men Out

Strákarnir okkar

2005
An all gay football team in an amateur football league get the chance of a lifetime when they have the opportunity to play against the big guns...

Murk

Mørke

2005
An eerie and intense thriller, MURK tells the story of Jacob's investigation into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

Call of the Toad

Unkenrufe

2005
A serene and melancholy love story between a German man and a Polish woman as they are caught up in the advent of modern capitalism in Poland. Based on the novel by Gunther Grass.

Shadow of the Sword

Henker

2005

Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.

Guy X

2005
1979: Qangattarsa – Top Secret US Military Hospital – The Vietnam war ended four years ago. Reagan has just announced his intention to stand for President with George Bush as his running mate on a ticket of "Peace through Strength". The U.S. military kicks into action with a huge injection of finance and the U.S.S.R is about to lose the cold war. Meanwhile on Qangattarsa military base, Rudy Spruance is lost.

Cold Light

Kaldaljós

2004
Grimur, a troubled teenager, can't come to terms with a feeling of guilt he has carried since he lost his family in a tragedy that he thinks he could have prevented. In his childhood, a mystical talent had tormented him with visions of the future – now he must learn to let go of the haunting visions of his past and accept all the good things that life has to offer.

Strings

2004
The Kharo, the country's king, is writing a farewell letter to his son, Hal Tara, to whom he is entrusting the throne in the hope that Hal Tara will be able to achieve that which he himself could not: making peace. With this hope, the Kharo draws his sword, severs his head-string, and dangles lifelessly from his remaining strings.

Niceland

2004
Jed and Chloe, in their early 20's, live a very simple life in the city. They love each other, find happiness in the smallest things and plan to get married. One day the death of Chloe's cat triggers inconsolable sadness and a deep confusion in the meaning of life for both Jed and Chloe.

My Brother is a Dog

Mein Bruder ist ein Hund

2004
Children have many wishes. Marietta has just the one - she wants a dog. Her parents are not keen, especially as they have their four year old son Tobias to look after too. For years Marietta pestered her parents, but to no avail. But then, on her tenth birthday she gets a magic stone from the child the family is sponsoring in Africa.

Loving Glances

Sjaj u ocima

2003
The film tells the story of Labud, a young student set adrift on the tide of refugees created by the ethnic strife in the region, and Romana a beautiful girl from the wrong side of the ethnic divide who meet and fall in love as displaced people in Belgrade of the mid nineties. As they fall in love so the "ghosts" of their past visit them and try to keep them apart.

Falcons

Fálkar

2002
Drama. Simon, an ex-con just released from prison in his native America, returns to Iceland to kill himself. Before he has a chance to do so, he meets Dua, a young Icelandic girl who is a force of nature with amazing powers over animals and people.

Deathwatch

2002
Set in 1915 on the Western Front, one million or more Allied and German troops face each other across the scarred, cratered planes of northern Europe, thick with mud and blood. Private Charles Shakespeare and the last few men of Y Company are utterly lost, deep in enemy territory, awaiting a rescue that will never come.

Under the Stars

Kato apo ta asteria

2001
Directed and written by Cristos Georgiou, this film begins in Cyprus, 1974. a Greek right wing military coup overthrows the government, and the Turkish government invades the island. After a period of intense fighting, the UN intervenes and draws a "Green Line" through the middle of Cyprus, separating the Turkish and Greek territories.

Josephine

2000
When Jan’s father dies, he leaves him a small legacy of memories, and a mission: to find legendary dancer Josephine Baker, and bring her back to their Bohemian village. Jan heads for Hamburg not realizing that Josephine’s club there had been closed for forty years.

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