CRACKS IN THE SHELL
DIE UNSICHTBARE
2012, 113 min, Germany, Dir: Christian Schwochow

Drama student Fine (Stine Fischer Christensen, AFTER THE WEDDING) is callously told by a coach that she's "invisible" - and then, in a miraculous turn of events, she's cast by a renowned director in the demanding role of Camille. As Fine transforms into a leading lady, the alarming consequences of fast fame set in - the role begins to absorb her, to the point that Fine's self-identity becomes horrifically fractured. A must-see for fans of Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, Christian Schwochow's psychological thriller was a festival favorite of 2011, garnering a Best Actress prize for Christensen at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In German with English subtitles.


CITADEL
2012, 85 min, Ireland, Dir: Ciaran Foy

A brutal attack by a gang of shadowy figures leaves single father and widower Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) deeply agoraphobic, staying inside and caring for his new-born daughter. Haunted by nightly hallucinations of the villains, Tommy can’t find rest and, when his baby girl is kidnapped, he enrolls the help of a priest to infiltrate the local citadel and save her. Inspired by director Foy’s own agoraphobia, CITADEL melds strong performances with deeply unsettling imagery for a breathtaking horror thriller.


BENNY’S VIDEO
1992, Wega Film, 105 min, Austria, Switzerland, Dir: Michael Haneke

Obsessed with recording mundane street life with his video camera, 14-year-old Benny ends up videotaping himself murdering a girlfriend. The quiet teen runs the tape for his stunned parents, who choose to conceal his crime. In German with English subtitles.


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