Glocal Images 2014

Stratos

Yiannis Economides
137′ / 2014
Greece, Germany, Cyprus

Stratos works by night at a bakery, and by day as a hired killer. He collects money for Leonidas’ escape, the man who had saved him while he was in prison.

Love Steaks

Jakob Lass

89′ / 2013
Germany

Clemens works as a masseur, Lara as a cook, but their clientele is the same: the guests of a luxury hotel. As sparks begin to fly between the two, his sensitivity clashes with her more fiery temperament – opposites attract, but harmony is nowhere in sight. Although this unbridled film was shot on the basis of a definitive script, it also employed improvisation and real hotel staff.

This is Martin Bonner

Chad Hartigan

83′ / 2013
USA

Fifty-something Martin Bonner leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work helping released prisoners transition to life on the outside, while trying his hand at speed dating and passing time as a soccer referee. Meanwhile, Travis Holloway has just been released from prison after serving 12 years. Surprisingly, an unlikely friendship is formed between the two, offering them reciprocal support and understanding.

Traitors

Sean Gullette

83′ / 2013
Morocco, USA

Malika, the leader of an all-female punk rock band Traitors, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier and her place in it. In need of money to save her family from eviction and to realise her ambition for the band, Malika agrees to a fast cash proposition: a smuggling run over the mountains with Amal, a burnt-out young drug mule, as her only companion.

Committed

Stelana Kliris
90′ / 2013
Cyprus

Committed is a road trip film set on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. It is a romantic comedy about a man who takes to the road to escape the pressure of proposing to his girlfriend, only to come across a bride who has just run out on her wedding. What ensues is a bizarre road trip which explores ideas about love, marriage and commitment, with a big surprise ending.

Standing Aside Watching

Giorgos Servetas
98′ / 2013
Greece

Antigone returns to her troubled hometown in a search for an unassuming life, only to find out that she just can’t be standing aside watching. Antigone’s dilemma is as age-old and simple; she conforms to her environment, or she conforms her environment to her needs.

Life Feels Good

Maciej Pieprzyca
107′ / 2013
Poland

Mateusz is an intelligent young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is shattered when circumstances place him in an institution where he is misunderstood and mistreated. The film beautifully recounts one man’s extraordinary efforts to endure in the face of impossible odds.

Funeral at Noon

Adam Sanderson
82′ / 2013
Israel

In a small village, Hagar Erlich is somewhat of an alien, unable to find her place in the community and in her own life as a newlywed. In the ruins of an enchanted, abandoned village she will find her secret hideaway. She shares her secret with a ten year old boy and through this shared secret, Hagar comes closer to her passions, but also comes closer to a great tragedy.

Tangerines

Zaza Urushadze
87′ / 2013
Estonia, Georgia

The film tells a story about the life in an Estonian village in 1992 in Abkhazia during a war. Two wounded fighters from opposite camps end up in an Estonian’s house in a village neglected due to the fear of the war. The landlord tries to calm down the mutual thirst of blood of the two fiery fighters, at the same time wondering if there really is someone who will benefit by having this war going.