Cast: Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng
Short Synopsis: Starring James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi, Jamie Foreman and Aneurin Barnard IRONCLAD recounts one of the most violent, pivotal moments in English medieval history – when a few good men fought against insurmountable odds to defend their country from a megalomaniac, blood–drunk king. Torn from the pages of history, the devastating battle for the castle of Rochester is a true story of honour, action and excitement. Think medieval Magnificent Seven and you‘re on the right track.
"Battle: Los Angeles"
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena
Short Synopsis: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces.
As people everywhere watch the world‘s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It‘s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they‘ve ever encountered before.
Cast: Maria Barli Djongo, Renaud Barret, Cubain Kabeya
Short Synopsis: BENDA BILILI! is a real–life world music fairytale, lifting the lid on the Congolese music scene to reveal the incredible true story behind Kinshasa‘s ghetto stars, STAFF BENDA BILILI, and their distinctive musical style; a seductive mix of Congolese rumba, James Brown–esque funk, Cuban mambo, ancestral trance and Jimi Hendrix–esque flourishes.
Opening Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year, Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye‘s uplifting film is a frank and intimate portrait of the band, their musical energy and social observation of the realities of life in Kinshasa. Hotly tipped to be the next BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, BENDA BILILI! Is a rare cinematic discovery. The film follows the extraordinary journey of the band over the course of six years, from when we first encounter them living and performing on the streets, to recording their acclaimed debut album Tres, Tres Fort and headlining international music festivals.
BENDA BILILI! is the story of a dream become reality; an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity, embracing the band‘s creed; to be true to oneself, take pride, be strong, and never give up.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Ray Winstone, Alfred Molina
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver
Short Synopsis: For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top–secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space–traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town – a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).
Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
Cast: James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton
Short Synopsis: Following the death of his mother, seventeen year–old Joshua ‘J‘ Cody (James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto–estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine ‘Smurf‘ Cody (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew ‘Pope‘ Cody (Ben Mendelsohn) is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren (Luke Ford), naively follows his elder brothers‘ lead. Just as ‘Pope‘s‘ business partner and best friend, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out of the game, recognising that their days of old–school banditry are all but over, tensions between the family and the police explode. ‘J‘ finds himself at the centre of a cold–blooded revenge plot that turns his family upside down and which throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce).
Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn
Short Synopsis: Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson, TAKEN) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones, MAD MEN) suddenly doesn‘t recognise him, and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he‘s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Cast: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Barbieri
Short Synopsis: Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he‘s just another wannabe bad boy… even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury‘s, Kay vows to become a respected gangster… or cry trying. A pulls–no–punches, coming–of–age story, centering on one directionless hopeless "shotter", who finds his true worth in the face of urban adversity.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor
Short Synopsis: Producers Warp Films (This Is England, Four Lions) and director Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) present a comedy which follows a 15–year old boy with two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday, and to stop his mother (Sally Hawkins) from leaving his father and hooking up with a new age mystic (Paddy Considine). Featuring original songs by Alex Turner and executive produced by Ben Stiller.
"The Adjustment Bureau"
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Short Synopsis: Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realises he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he‘s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern–day New York.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) – a woman like none he‘s ever known. But just as he realises he‘s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself – the men of The Adjustment Bureau – who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean‘s Twelve, co–writer of The Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner).
Cast: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Ken Duken, Sophia Bush, Bill Bailey, Brooke Shields, Bill Nighy
Short Synopsis: Feisty 19 year old Kim Matthews (Felicity Jones) takes on the challenge of her life when she lands a job as a chalet girl in a glitzy ski resort in the Alps.
Assigned to live and work in the luxury chalet of successful businessman Richard Masden (Bill Nighy), she spends her days cooking, cleaning and catering for his family. Propelled into a world of wealth, fun and endless parties, Kim is utterly baffled by this new way of life. Finding it hard to grasp all the rules and be accepted by her uber–posh co–worker Georgie (Tamsin Egerton) she quickly finds herself way out of her depth.
To make matters worse, she finds herself falling for her boss‘s son Jonny (Ed Westwick.) Gorgeous, charming and talented there‘s just two problems – Jonny‘s ice–princess girlfriend Chloe (Sophia Bush) and his scheming mother (Brooke Shields.)
With few friends to turn to Kim takes to the slopes where she discovers the thrills of snow–boarding and a natural talent. Filled with a new found confidence she enters the resort‘s biggest Pro–boarding event of the year.
As the competition draws nearer and Jonny and Kim grow closer it looks like her luck is finally changing. But Jonny‘s family have other plans for his future and they could turn Kim‘s world upside down.
Packed with breathtaking snowboarding action and stunning locations, CHALET GIRL is a hilarious and touching story about finding a talent, staying true to yourself and achieving your dreams.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Alyssa Milano, Richard Jenkins
Short Synopsis: Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a ‘hall pass,‘ one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn‘t long before they discover that their expectations of the single life – and themselves – are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.