Daniel Auteuil and Sara Forrestier bring some European hidden gems2018/06/29
Spring brings the juiciest collection for cinephiles around the world. The European Hidden Gems collection features legendary classics such as Belle de Jour, award-winning French actors like Daniel Auteuil and Sara Forestier and ground-breaking indie dramas hidden in the festival circuit until now. Put your film-lover glasses on and get comfy because we are going to walk you through films that will change your life.
Kalinka (France/Germany, 2016) – Based on a true story and featuring BAFTA and Cesar-winning French actor, Daniel Autueil, Kalinka is a powerful drama that evolves into a legal thriller. Autueil emotionally portrays a father’s fight against French and German bureaucracy, in his search to clarify the circumstances of the death of his daughter.
Elementary (France, 2016) - Elementary offers a top-notch cast - led by Cesar-winning actress Sara Forestier who stars as Florence and well-known French actor Vincent Elbaz - and has been described as a vibrant portrait of life in elementary schools today.
Home (Belgium, 2016) - After a critically acclaimed run around category A festivals, and on the back of an Orizzonti Award for Best Short at the Venice Film Festival in 2016, ‘Home’ is launched to be enjoyed on the main VoD platforms. A powerful observation on the struggles of being young and out of the system.
Mellow Mud (Latvia, 2016) - In his powerful debut feature, director Renārs Vimba very deftly deals with the delicate theme of coming-of-age and accepts the challenge of telling the story through the eyes of a young girl.
Like ‘Home’, 'Mellow Mud' was much acclaimed after its premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. A captivating Elina Vaska tells this bittersweet story of growing up in an unstable context.
Koza (Slovakia, 2016) - KOZA features the real Peter Baláž, who competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and Ján Franek, Olympic medallist from Moscow 1980, as his coach. With outstanding performances by non-professional actors, KOZA blurs the line between representation and true-to-life presence, and constitutes a powerful and haunting challenge to the concept of authenticity.