Badlands

Savage, organic, mutant – the films are free, detached from the usual cinematographic constraints and rules. In a zoo of the bizarre, film-makers are kings. Bats in your belfry, splitting hairs, calling a spade a spade, constantly changing the subject, taking the bull by the horns, crying crocodile tears – you’ll find all of this and more in our “best of” 2013 film bestiary.

A wild teenager with raging hormones forms an exclusive duo with her mother. Her remarried but nostalgic father tries in vain to resuscitate their trio. A tender and gently funny version of family melt-down.


Pablo Stoll Ward
Melancholy comedy
2012, Uruguay, Argentine, Allemagne, 115', 35mm, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

21.01.2013 - 19h30
22.01.2013 - 22h00



When his son dies in a road accident, his doting father, anxious to perpetuate the family lineage, seals his fate to that of the reckless driver who is… none other than his neighbor...


Emily Tang
Retro melodrama
2012, Chine, 88', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

19.01.2013 - 18h00
20.01.2013 - 20h00
21.01.2013 - 22h00



Leaving the victims of an accident caused by their car to die on the road, a couple of jackals will disintegrate, weighed down by remorse...


Gyeong-Tae Roh
Metaphysical thriller
2011, Corée du Sud, 118', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

20.01.2013 - 22h00
24.01.2013 - 22h00
25.01.2013 - 22h00



An armada of bloodthirsty mutant sushis launches an attack on any humans who cross their path. Young martial arts prodigy Rina Takeda is the only one capable of blocking their advance.


Noboru Iguchi
Gore comedy
2012, Japon, 91', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

19.01.2013 - 22h00
Screened with Solution
22.01.2013 - 18h00

Grütli Langlois

26.01.2013 - 21h30



A former hired killer who knows his days are numbered takes to the road, provided with a good stash of morphine and the company of a foxy 40-year-old. Politically incorrect!


Javier Rebollo
Deathly hike
2012, Argentine, Espagne, France, 94', DCP, French subtitles

Auditorium Arditi

24.01.2013 - 22h00
27.01.2013 - 17h30



A bare island in North-Western Canada has gone back to nature after the progressive departure of its inhabitants. Only a handful of 60-year-olds remains, happy as fish in water.


Yulene Olaizola
Documentary fiction
2012, Mexique, Canada, 61', DCP, Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

19.01.2013 - 22h00
Screened with Light in the Yellow Breathing Space
20.01.2013 - 19h30
Screened with Light in the Yellow Breathing Space

Grütli Langlois

22.01.2013 - 17h00
Screened with Light in the Yellow Breathing Space



Daniela has just one thing on the brain. On her blog, she exhibits the libidinous adventures of an adolescent brought up by a prudish family.


Marialy Rivas
Teenage movie 21th
2011, Chili, 90', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

24.01.2013 - 20h00
26.01.2013 - 20h00
27.01.2013 - 14h00



When he's released from prison for minors Ji-Gu, a crazy young mutt, falls into the immature arms of a mother he thought was dead. Maternal instinct, calling, calling...


Kang Yikwan
Family tragedy
2012, Corée du sud, 107', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

23.01.2013 - 19h30
25.01.2013 - 22h00

Grütli Langlois

26.01.2013 - 19h00



A driver earns his crust transporting jars of honey, accompanied by his best friend's ghost. Did the honey-owning bear kill the friend?


Babis Makridis
Greek NIFO
2012, Grèce, 87', 35mm, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Langlois

23.01.2013 - 17h00
24.01.2013 - 19h00
27.01.2013 - 19h00



When he's released from prison, Hamid gets his little brother involved in an islamist pipe dream. Loosely inspired by the April 2003 Casablanca attacks by 30 young martyrs who all came from the same disadvantaged neighborhood.


Nabil Ayouch
Social melodrama
2012, Maroc, France, Belgique, 115', DCP, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Auditorium Arditi

24.01.2013 - 19h30
27.01.2013 - 19h30



A father and his son say their farewells in a jungle in which bodies morph and humans flirt with dinosaurs. Love at first sight for our 2013 edition!


Vimukthi Jayasundara
Scientific NIFO
2012, Sri Lanka, corée du sud, 33', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

19.01.2013 - 22h00
Screened with Fogo
20.01.2013 - 19h30
Screened with Fogo

Grütli Langlois

22.01.2013 - 17h00
Screened with Fogo



In a Tokyo suburb, two women are ostracized because they're the only ones to worry about the health consequences of Fukushima. A hallucinating tale of denial.


Nobuteru Uchida
Nuclear melodrama
2012, Japon, USA, 102', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

26.01.2013 - 18h00
27.01.2013 - 20h00



Lana knows nothing about the world except the Jakarta zoo she grew up in. Fascinated by a cool cowboy-cum-magician, she follows him out of the zoo and becomes his squaw.


Edwin
Zoological NIFO
2012, Indonésie, Allemagne, Hong Kong, Chine, 96', 35mm, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

19.01.2013 - 20h00
20.01.2013 - 18h00
26.01.2013 - 14h00



A blind photographer, a sick Buddhist monk and a young entrepreneur with a failing liver confront a major crisis when offered the possibility of being cured thanks to an organ transplant.


Anand Gandhi
Indian allegory
2012, Inde, 139', DCP, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Langlois

19.01.2013 - 21h30
22.01.2013 - 19h00



They drive one of Sofia's last remaining ambulances, zooming through the capital at top speed to save the most needy patients' lives. Jarmush'ian as hell!


Ilian Metev
Old school cinema vérité
2012, Bulgarie, Allemagne, Croatie, 76', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

20.01.2013 - 13h30
23.01.2013 - 17h30
27.01.2013 - 17h30



Solution, a TV reality show that finds a solution to everyone's problems, freezes up when confronted with the case of a boy who eats only his family's shit...


Kim Gok, Kim Sun
Scatological pamphlet
2012, Corée du sud, 45', HDcam, Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

19.01.2013 - 22h00
Screened with Dead Sushi
27.01.2013 - 22h00



After being beaten up in a police station for having stolen a bicycle, Yang Jia is sentenced to death for having killed some police officers. His mother struggles to save him. Based on an actual case. Chillling.


Ying Liang
Legal tale
2012, Chine, Corée Du sud, 70', HDcam, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Grütli Simon

26.01.2013 - 15h45
27.01.2013 - 15h45



During a midnight fishing expedition in the wonderful moonlight, imagining that they're growing gills, some friends decide to test how long they can hold their breaths under water...


Tan Chui Mui
Summer tale
2010, Malaisie, 87', 35mm, Fr./Engl. subtitles

Cinéma Spoutnik

18.01.2013 - 20h00
20.01.2013 - 14h00
21.01.2013 - 18h00