The following includes films headed to theaters (or some form of release) in 2013 and beyond. Some are already shot and have appeared or are appearing at film festivals, but have not been released yet; and/or they have had commercial releases already in other countries; some are currently shooting; others, are only in the advanced pre-production stage, but most at least have confirmed casts and scheduled shoot dates. Among the eighty films on the list, there are several films from the previously non-prolific Terrence Malick; long awaited films from a couple of Asian directors, Wong Kar-wai; Hsiao-hsien Hou; a third Sunset film from Richard Linklater; two from British neo-realist master Ken Loach; and few from younger ones like Lenny Abrahmson (with two films listed) and Ramin Bahrani, who are both venturing into slightly new territory; films from a slew of bin-english language directors like Abbas Kiarostami; Carlos Reygadas; Cristu Mungui; and Olivier Assayas; films from iconoclastic American auteurs like The Coens; Sophia Coppola; Wes Anderson; and Noah Baumbach; some from British filmmakers like Michael Winterbottom (who also has two film listed); Steve McQueen; and Danny Boyle; films from two Canadian directors, Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg; sci-fi offerings from Alfonso Cuaron; Shane Carruth; Terry Gilliam; Joon ho-Bong; David Michod; and Neil Bloomkamp; and films from directors used to working with micro budgets like Andrew Bujalski; Amy Seimetz; Joe Swanberg; and Lynn Shelton.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (USA) Directed by David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; and Rooney Mara
From director David Lowery comes this 70s era Texas set crime film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as a Bonnie and Clyde-like duo, and Ben Foster as the lawman who comes between them
The Angel’s Share (UK) Directed by Ken Loach Starring Paul Brannigan; John Henshaw; and William Ruane
Director Ken Loach again collaborates with screenwriter Paul Laverty in this Glasgow set story about a young man’s attempt to better his life for the sake of his new child.
The Assassin (TAIW) Directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou Starring Qiu Shu Zhen and Tony Leung
The long awaited martial arts epic from Taiwenese director Hsiao-hsien Hou about an 8th century girl (Qiu Shu), who is kidnapped as child, and trained as an assassin, but as an adult uses her fighting skills for revenge.
At Any Price (USA) Directed by Ramin Bahrani Starring Dennis Quaid; Zac Effron; Kim Dickens; and Heather Graham
This 2012 festival favorite is directed by the talented Rahmin Bahrini (Man Push Cart; Chop Shop), who takes a step up in budget, and works with well known actors for the first time, in this story of the troubled relationship between a father (Dennis Quaid) and son (Zac Effron) living in an Iowa farming community
August: Osage County (USA) Directed by John Wells Starring Meryl Streep; Julia Roberts; Ewan McGregor; Chris Cooper; and Benedict Cumberbatch
Based on the play by Tracy Letts and directed by television producer John Wells (ER), the film is set in Oklahoma and involves the story of the dysfunctional Weston family. Shooting wrapped in November of 2012.
Before Midnight (USA) Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy
The third installment of the collaboration between actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater brings characters Jesse and Celine together again in Greece. The film was shot during the summer of 2012.
The Bling Ring (USA) Directed by Sophia Coppola Starring Emma Watson; Leslie Mann; and Gavin Rossdale
A story inspired by a real life group of young people who targeted the homes of Hollywood’s young, rich, and famous in a string of burglaries
Beyond the Hills (ROM) Directed by Cristian Mungiu Starring Osmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur
Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) turns his focus toward a pair of female friends/lovers separated by distance and the confines of religion
Breathe In (USA) Directed by Drake Doremus Starring Felicity Jones; Guy Pearce; Amy Ryan; and Kyle McLachlan
Director Doremus follows Like Crazy (2011) with another one starring Felicity Jones. The plot involves a foreign exchange student (Jones) who alters the dynamic of the host family she comes to stay with.
Calvary (UK) Directed by John Michael Michael McDonagh Starring Brendan Gleason and Kelly Reilly
John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to his 2011 film The Guard sees him re-teaming with actor Brendan Gleason, who plays an Irish country priest facing dark, powerful forces
Closed Circuit (UK) Directed by John Crowley Starring Eric Bana; Rebecca Hall; Jim Broadbent; Ann Marie Hall; Julia Stiles; and Ciaran Hinds
A thriller about an exes (Eric Bana; Rebecca Hall) who are placed on the same defense team in a terrorism trial.
Computer Chess (USA) Directed by Andrew Bujalski Starring Wiley Wiggins
This existential comedy about the guys who taught computers to play chess from director Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha; Beeswax) is appearing at his year’s Sundance film festival.
The Congress (USA) Directed by Ari Folman Starring Robin Wright; Paul Giamatti; and Kodi Smit-McPhee
A mix of animation and live action from the Israeli director of Waltz with Bashir.
The Counselor (USA) Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Brad Pitt; Michael Fassbender; Cameron Diaz; Penelope Cruz; and Javier Bardem
Shot in the summer of 2012, The Counselor is from a spec screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film centers on a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who gets involved in drug trafficking.
The Devil’s Knot (CA) Directed by Atom Egoyan Starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth
From the great Canadien director Atom Egoyan, a narrative version of the West Memphis Three story made famous by the three Paradise Lost documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Don Jon’s Addiction (USA) directed by Joseph Gordon Leavitt Written by Joseph Gordon Leavitt Starring Joseph Gordon Leavitt; Scarlett Johansson; Julianne Moore; Brie Larson; Tony Danza
The directorial debut from actor Joseph Gordon Leavitt is a story about a porn addicted New Jersey Lothario, starring JGL; Scarlett Johansson; and Julianne Moore. It debuts this month at Sundance.
The Double (UK) Directed by Richard Ayoade Starring Jessie Eisenberg; Mia Wasilowska; and Noah Taylor
British director Richard Ayoade follows his critically acclaimed Submarine with a film about a man (Jesse Eisenberg) and his doppelganger
Drinking Buddies (USA) Directed by Joe Swanberg Starring Olivia Wilde; Anna Kendrick; Jake Johnson; and Ron Livingston
Prolific low budget director Joe Swanberg ups the ante by working with well-known actors, a larger crew, and a bigger budget, but the film was reportedly totally improvised. Will be interesting to see the results.
Ella Walks the Beach (USA) Directed by David Robert Mitchell Starring Haley Bennett
From the director of the underrated Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), a story about a girl who (as the title says) spends a day and night walking the beach and interacting with the people she meets along the way.
Elysium (AUSTR) Directed by Neil Bloomkamp Starring Matt Damon; Jody Foster; and Sharlto Copley
Neil Bloomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 (2009) is another sci-fi entry; this time starring Matt Damon.
Everyday (UK) Directed by Michael Winterbottom Starring Shirley Henderson and John Simm
Getting festival play in 2012, Everyday is a simple story about the wife (Shirley Henderson) and family of a man (John Simm) serving a long prison sentence.
Filth (UK) Directed by John S. Baird Starring James McAvoy; Jamie Bell; Jim Broadbent; Imogene Poots; Shirley Henderson; Eddie Marsdan; and Joanne Froggett
Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, Filth is directed by Scotsman Jon S. Baird. The story revolves around a corrupt and depraved police officer (James McAvoy).
Foxcatcher (USA) Directed by Bennett Miller Starring Channing Tatum; Mark Ruffalo; and Sienna Miller
Based on the true story of John du Pont (Steve Carrell), a paranoid schizophrenic and heir to the du Pont family fortune, who killed Olympic wrestler David Schulz (Channing Tatum).
Foxfire (FR) Directed by Laurent Cantet Starring Katie Coseni; Raven Adamson; Madeline Bisson; and Claire Mazerolle
Based on the the 1993 novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire is the story of a gang of young teenage female rebels in the 1950s. This is director Laurent Cantet’s (Class; Human Resources) second foray into English language filmmaking. Another film was made from the book in 1996 starring Angelina Jolie.
Francés Ha (USA) Directed by Noah Baumbach Starring Greta Gerwig and Mickey Summer
Following their collaboration on Greenberg (2010), Greta Gerwig re-teams with Noah Baumbach to co-write in star in the director’s latest, which was shot in black & white. Gerwig plays the titular Frances, a professional dancer working as an understudy, who finds her life slowly unraveling.
Frank (UK) Directed by Lenny Abrahmson Starring Michael Fassbender; Domnhall Gleeson; and Maggie Gyllenhall
Neo-realist Irish director Abrahmson changes gears in this existential comedy about the music business, fame, creative impulses, and disappointment. Begins filming next week in new Mexico and Ireland
The Grand Budapest Hotel (USA) Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Ralph Fiennes; Edward Norton; Jude Law; Bill Murray; Saoirse Ronan; Tilda Swinton; Owen Wilson; Adrien Brody; Harvey Keitel; F. Murray Abraham; Jason Schwartzman; Willem Dafoe; Mathieu Amalric; and Jeff Goldblum
Anderson’s film is scheduled to begin shooting this month. It boasts a ridiculously deep cast of Anderson regulars and newcomers to his rotating troupe.
The Grandmasters (CHIN) Directed by Wong Kar-wai Starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang
The much anticipated martial arts epic about Ip Man, the expert who trained Bruce Lee, comes from one the finest visual directors the word, Wong Kar-wai.
Gravity (USA/UK) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
An 80 million dollar sci-fi film about astronauts who get stuck floating in space in an attempt to return to earth from Mexican director Alfronso Cuaron (Children of Men; Y tu Mama Tambien).
Her (USA) Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Amy Adams; Olivia Wilde; Rooney Mara; Joaquin Phoenix; and Samantha Morton
A Spike Jonze film about a man (Joaquin Phoneix) who falls in love with the voice of a computer operating system.
The Hunt (DAN) Directed by Thomas Vinterberg Starring Mads Mikkelsen; Thomas Bo Larsen; and Tobias Lindholm
The latest from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg features Madds Mikkelsen as a divorced teacher who is beginning to put his life back together when he is accused of pedaphelia. The film appeared at Cannes in 2012 and was released in The Netherlands and The U.K.
The Iceman (USA) Directed by Ariel Vromen Starring Michael Shannon; Chris Evans; James Franco; Winona Ryder; Ray Liotta; and Stephen Dorff
Playing in film festivals in 2012, the story of famed mob contract killer Richard Kuklisnki is from Israeli born director Ariel Vroman.
Inside Llewyn Davis (USA) Directed by Joel Coen; Ethan Coen Starring Carey Mulligan; Garret Headland; Justin Timberlake; John Goodman; and F Murray Abraham
The latest from the Coens involves a 60s era New York folk singer.
Knight of Cups (USA) Directed by Terrence Malick Starring Christian Bale; Natalie Portman; Cate Blanchett; Freida Pinto; and Holly Hunter
Malick’s film about the L.A. movie business will follow the release of his To The Wonder.
Labor Day (USA) Directed by Jason Reitman Starring Kate Winslet; Josh Brolin; Toby Maguire; and James Van Der Beek
A single mom (Kate Winslet) and her child pick-up a stranger who turns out to be a convicted murderer on the run from authorities.
Like Someone in Love (FR/JAP) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Starring Rin Takashani; Ryo Kase; and Tadashi Okuno
The story of a relationship between a young woman and an old man in Tokyo sees Kiarostami again shooting outside of the confines of his native country.
The Look of Love (UK) Directed by Michael Winterbottom Starring Steve Coogan; Anna Friel; and Imogene Poots
Winterbottom again teams with Steve Coogan in this portrait of Paul Raymond, a pornographer and strip club owner who amassed a fortune in London real estate.
Lore (GE/AUSTRAL/UK) Directed by Cate Shortland Starring Saski Rosendahl
Set in post WWII Germany, Australian director Cate Shortland’s (Somersault) long awaited second feature is a film about a family of children making their way to their grandmother’s house.
Lovelace (USA) Directed by Rob Epstein Starring Amanda Seyfried; Peter Sarsgaard; Juno Temple; Sharon Stone; James ranco; Chloe Sevigny; and Bobby Cannavale
This biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) from documentary director Rob Epstein boasts a talented cast.
Maps to the Stars (CA) Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Viggo Mortensen; Rachel Weisz; and Robert Pattinson
Director David Cronenberg rejoins previous recent collaborators Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) and Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis), who team with Rachel Weisz, in this story about contemporary Hollywood.
Mobius (FR) Directed by Eric Rochant Starring Jean Dujardin; Cecile De France; Tim Roth; Emily Dequenne; and John Lynch
A French thriller set in the world of international finance.
Mood Indigo (FR) Directed by Michel Gondry Starring Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris
The enigmatic Michel Gondry is back with a French language film about a woman suffering from a strange illness. Stars two of France’s best: Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris
The Monuments Men (USA) Directed by George Clooney Starring Matt Damon; Cate Blanchett; Daniel Craig; Bill Murray; John Goodman; and Jean Dujardin
George Clooney’s much anticipated WWII period film about a group of art experts handpicked by the government to collect artwork stolen by the Nazis
A Most Wanted Man (USA/UK) Directed by Anton Corbijn Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Rachel McAdams; Willem Dafoe; and Robin Wright
An international thriller that follows director Anton Corbijn’s underrated 2010 film The American.
Mud (USA) Directed by Jeff Nichols Starring Matthew McConaughy; Sarah Paulson; and Reese Witherspoon
Jeff Nichols’ (Take Shelter) film about a fugitive (Matthew McConaughy), who bonds with two teenage boys, played at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Nebraska (USA) Directed by Alexander Payne Starring Bob Odenkirk; Stacey Keach; and Bruce Dern
A black & white film from director Alexander Payne about a road trip undertaken by a father (Bruce Dern) and son (Will Forte).
Lowlife/Nightingale (USA) Directed by James Gray Starring Joaquin Phoenix; Marion Cotillard; and Jeremy Renner
A tragic period piece from James Gray about an immigrant’s (Marion Cotillard) arrival to New York City, and the dark world of burlesque, prostitution, vaudeville, and magic she is drawn into. Also stars the director’s frequent collaborator Joaquin Phoenix.
Night Moves (USA) Directed by Kelly Reichardt Starring Dakota Fanning; Jesse Eisenberg; and Peter Skarsgaard
Kelly Reichardt’s film about a group of eco-terrorists who plan to blow up a dam.
Nymphomaniac (DAN/GE/FR/BELG) Directed by Lars von Trier Starring Stellan Skarsgard; Charlotte Gainsborough; Shia Labeouf; Connie Nielsen; Jamie Bell; Willem Dafoe; Christian Slater; and Uma Thurman
Director von Trier once again partners with Charlotte Gainsborough and Willem Dafoe from Melancholia in a film about a female sex addict that also stars Shia Labeouf.
Oldboy (USA) Directed by Spike Lee Starring Elizabeth Olsen; Josh Brolin; and Samuel L. Jackson
Spike Lee’s re-make of Chan-Wook Park’s 2003 cult classic.
Only God Forgives (FR/DAN) Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn Starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas
Director Refn and Gosling re-team after 2011’s hit Drive exposed Refn to American audiences. The talented Kristen Scott Thomas co-stars in this Thailand based crime thriller.
Pieta (KOR) Directed by Kim Ki-duk Starring Lee Jung-jin and Jo Min-su
Kim Ki duk’s film about a loan shark who gets a visit from a woman claiming to be his long lost mother. Won the Golden Lion at The Venice Film Festival in 2012.
Place Beyond the Pines (USA) Directed by Derek Cianfrance Starring Ryan Gosling; Eva Mendes; Bradley Cooper; and Rose Byrne
Director Cianfrance, who waited 12 years to make his previous film, Blue Valentine, again partners with Ryan Gosling in this story about a motorcycle stunt rider trying to connect with his ex-girlfriend (Eva Mendes) and son.
Out of the Furnace (USA) Directed by Scott Cooper Starring Christian Bale; Zoe Saldana; Woody Harrelson; Willem Dafoe; and Casey Affleck
Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper’s second film is about a Pennsylvania based ex-con (Christian Bale) searching for his brother’s (Casey Affleck) killers.
Post Tenebras Lux (MEX/FR/NETH/GE) Directed by Carlos Reygadas Starring Adolfo Jimenez Castro; Nathalia Acevedo; and Willebaldo Torres
Mexican director Reygadas’ tale about a family’s move to rural surroundings.
Prince Avalanche (USA) Directed by David Gordon Green Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch
Set in 1988, David Gordon Green’s film centers on two highway workers who spend a summer in a remote area away from their lives back home.
Reality (IT) Directed by Matteo Garrone Starring Claudia Gerini; Aniello Arena; and Loredena Simioli
Italian Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) changes gears with a story about a fisherman who becomes obsessed with the Italian version of the Big-Brother reality show and begins living his life as if he was on television. Won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
Route Irish (UK/FR/IT/BELG/SP) Directed by Ken Loach Starring Mark Womack; John Bishop; Stephen Lord; and Geoff Bell
Another pairing of director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty tells the story of a private security contractor (Mark Womack) working in Iraq tries who tries to find out the true cause of his friend’s (John Bishop) death. The film was released in 2011 in the UK.
The Rover (AUSTRAL/USA) Director David Michod Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson
Director David Michod follows his first feature Animal Kingdom (2010) with this futuristic film set in the Australian outback.
Runner Runner (USA) Directed by Brad Furman Starring Ben Affleck; Gemma Atherton; Justin Timberlake; and Anthony Mackie
A thriller from Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) about a businessman (Ben Affleck) and his protege (Justin Timberlake), who feud over their offshore gambling operation.
Serena (USA/CZECH) Directed by Susanne Bier Starring Jennifer Lawrence; Bradley Cooper; Toby Jones; and Rhys Ifans
Danish director Susanne Bier (In a Better World; Brothers; Things we Lost in the Fire) makes another English language film. Serena features a pair seen together in David O’Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, playing fiancees in depression era North Carolina.
Side Effects (USA) Directed by Steven Soderbergh Starring Channing Tatum; Rooney Mara; Jude Law; Catherine Zeta Jones; and Vinissa Shaw
This will possibly be the last theatrically released film from Steven Soderbergh for awhile as he has talked about taking a self-imposed sabbatical or quitting film-making altogether. This psychological thriller involves a woman (Rooney Mara) with an abused past who, while on anti-depressants, gets involved in a murder.
Simon Killer (USA) Directed by Antonio Campos Starring Bradi Corbet and Mati Diop
Directed Antonio Campos’ (Afterschool) film about a college student who gets involved with a Paris prostitute (Mati Diop).
Snowpiercer (KOR/USA/FR) Directed by Joon-ho Bong Starring Chris Evans; Jamie Bell; John Hurt; Alison Pill; Tilda Swinton; Ed Harris; Octavia Spencer; and Ewen Bremmer
This sci-fi entry is Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s first English language film. Taking place in 2031, the passengers on a train are the last survivors on earth.
Something in the Air/Apres Mai (FR) Directed by Olivier Assayas Starring Clement Metayer; Hugo Conzaelmann; Lola Creton; and Felix Armand
Set in late 60’s/early 70’s Paris, Olivier Assayas’ film is about a group of young students who become swept up in the political activism happening during this charged period.
Spring Breakers (USA) Directed by Harmony Korine Starring James Franco; Selena Gomez; and Vanessa Hudgens
Spring break hijinks ensure when four college age girls (Vanessa Hudgens; Ashley Benson; Selena Gomez; Rachel Korine) rob a fast food restaurant to fund their Florida trip, and then get involved with a rapper (James Franco) who pushes them into even darker territory. The film played at The Venice Film Festival in 2012.
The Spectacular Now (USA) Directed by James Ponsoldt Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead; Shailene Woodley; Brie Larson; Jennifer Jason Leigh; Kyle Chandler; and Miles Teller
The story of a carefree high school student (Miles Teller), who gets involved in a relationship that turns much more serious than he expected.
Stoker (USA) Directed by Chan-wook Park Starring Mia Wasilowska; Nicole Kidman; Matthew Goode; and Dermot Mulroney
Based on a script by actor Wentworth Miller, Korean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy; Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance; Lady Vengeance) makes his foray into English language film with this story about a mother (Nicole Kidman) and daughter (Mia Wasilowska) who lose their husband/father (Dermot Mulroney) and his brother (Matthew Goode) who comes to stay with them.
The Sun Don’t Shine (USA) Directed by Amy Seimetz Starring Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley
Actor Amy Seimetz directs this micro-budgeted neo-noirish road movie about a couple traveling across Florida. Played at SXSW in 2012.
To the Wonder (USA) Directed by Terrence Malick Starring Ben Affleck; Rachel McAdams; Javier Bardem; and Olga Kurylenko
Terrence Malick’s film about a man (Ben Affleck) who returns to Oklahoma by way of Paris with a new wife and her daughter, but contemplates becoming involved with a local girl (Rachel McAdams). Reportedly shot without lights or a script, the film has been called, among other things, atmospheric, poetic, artistic, and expirimental. Actors Amanda Peet; Barry Pepper; Rachel Weisz; Jessica Chastain; and Michael Sheen were removed from the final cut. Played in festivals in 2012.
Touchy Feely (USA) Directed by Lynn Shelton Starring Rosemarie DeWitt; Ellen Page; and Allison Janney
Lynn Shelton’s follow-up to Your Sister’s Sister is about a massage therapist (Rosemarie DeWitt) stricken with an aversion to touch.
Trance (UK) Directed by Danny Boyle Starring James McAvoy; Rosario Dawson; and Vincent Cassel
Danny Boyle’s Trance is a re-make of a 2001 British TV drama about an art heist. The creator of the show, Joe Ahearne, co-wrote the script.
Twelve Years a Slave (USA) Director Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender; Brad Pitt; Benedict Cumbebatch; Paul Giamatti; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Alfre Woodard; Michael Kenneth Williams; Paul Dano; and Quvezhane’ Wallis
Director Steve McQueen (Hunger) co-write the script with John Ridley. The story involves a man in the 1800s who is captured in New York and sold into slavery in the south.
Two Mothers (USA) Directed by Anne Fontaine Starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright
French director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) works from a script adapted from a Doring Lessing novel about two childhood friends who, as grown women, fall for one another’s son.
Untitled Nicole Holefcener Project (USA) Directed by Nicole Holofcener Starring Catherine Keener; Julia Louis-Dreyfuss; Toni Collette; and James Gandolfini
Nicole Holofcener’s latest re-unites her with frequent collaborator Catherine Keener in this story about a woman (Julia Louis Dreyfuss) who gets involved with her new friend’s (Catherine Kenner) ex (James Gandolfini).
Untitled David O’Russell/Abscam Project (USA) Directed by David O’Russell Starring Christian Bale; Jeremy Renner; Amy Adams; and Bradley Cooper
David O’Russell’s film about the Abscam scandal in the 1970s.
Upstream Color (USA) Directed by Shane Caruth Starring Amy Seimetz
Shane Caruth’s long awaited follow-up to 2004’s Primer is a science fiction thriller that will premiere this month at Sundance.
Very Good Girls (USA) Directed by Naomi Foner Starring Dakota Fanning; Elizabeth Olsen; Demi Moore; Peter Skarsgaard; Ellen Barkin; Richard Deyfuss; Kiernan Shipka
Two New York City girls (Dakota Fanning; Elizabeth Olsen) endeavor to lose their virginity during the summer after high school, but wind up falling for the same boy.
What Richard Did (UK) Directed by Lenny Abrahmson Starring Jack Reynor; and Roisin Murphy
Irish director Abrahmson’s story comes from a book of fiction (that was based on a true, highly publicized case) about a young man (Jack Reynor), from a well-to-do background, who is involved in a murder.
The Way, Way Back (USA) Directed by Nat Faxon; Jim Rash Starring Steve Carrell; AnnaSophia Robb; Liam James; Sam Rockwell; Amanda Peet; Allison Janney; Toni Collette; Maya Rudolph
The writing team behind The Descendants, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, share writing and directing duties for this story about a teenager (Liam James) who spends the summer working at a water park.
The Young and Prodigous Spivet/L’extravagant Voyage du Jeune et Prodigieux Spivet (FR/CA) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s first English language film is a 3D fable about a 12 year old prodigy in Montana who sets out on his own to visit The Smithsonian.
The Zero Theorem (UK/ROM) Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Matt Damon; Christoph Waltz; Tilda Swinton; and David Thewliss
There’s no telling what can happen when Terry Gilliam takes the helm. This science fiction offering is the story of reclusive, computer hacking genius (Christoph Waltz) trying to work out a formula for the meaning of life. Will it be disaster or achieve greatness? The mystery is part of the fun.