The Hunter

Daniel Nettheim is a director from Sydney, Australia. His majestically eerie feature The Hunter (not to be mistaken for Rafi Pitts‘ film of the same name, featured earlier on EK here) explores one man’s inner / outer nature as he trudges through the wild Tasmanian terrain in search of an ultra-rare beast.

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Michael

Markus Schleinzer‘s 2011 directorial debut Michael examines the world of one man and the 10-year-old boy he keeps locked in his basement. Both try to live the most normal way possible.

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A Simple Life

Ann Hui‘s 2011 A Simple Life (Tao Jie) affectionately portrays a young man’s decision to take care of his family’s health-impaired nanny. Hui’s film took home the Best Actress Award at Venice for Deanie Ip’s performance.

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The Raid

An elite SWAT team becomes trapped at a drug lord’s headquarters in Gareth Evans‘ 2011 intense action piece The Raid. Winner of the Cadillac People’ Choice Award at TIFF’s Midnight Madness.

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Outside Satan

Silence speaks volumes between a nameless man and woman, both outsiders naturally drawn to each other’s presence. Their frighteningly unbreakable bond holds firm, even in the face of murder and violence. Director Bruno Dumont unveils it all in his latest 2011 feature Outside Satan (Hors Satan).

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You Don’t Like the Truth…

Luc Côté’s and Patricio Henriquez’ 2011 documentary You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo centers its attention on the harrowing story of 15-year-old Omar Khadr, and his detainment at Guantánamo back in 2003. You won’t like the truth, not one bit.

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ORA

Philippe Baylaucq‘s 2011 experimental short ORA utilizes no lighting whatsoever. Instead, the filmmaker applies 3D thermal imaging to capture his story.

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