Director: Márta Mészáros
Production company: FilmTeam
Writers: Márta Mészáros, Éva Pataki, Jancsó Zoltán
Director: Antti Jokinen
Production company: Solar Films
Writers: Antti Jokinen, Katja Ketu (novel)
Starring: Krista Kosonen, Tommi Korpela, Lauri Tilkanen
'The Midwife' (fin.'Kätilö') is a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland’s Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. Based on Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel, 'The Midwife' turns on the love affair between a Lapp midwife and a Nazi SS officer set against the backdrop of the Lapland War, which opposed Finnish and Germany armies in 1944-45. The themes in the story are international. It’s about conquering love and war, and class boundaries that are broken down.
The lead of the film Krista Kosonen has won the best actress award at the International Shanghai Film Festival:
Nominated - The Main Competition with the Golden Frog Award - at 23rd edition of Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography - The Midwife & DOP Rauno ‘Rane’ Ronkainen
Won - the Best Film award - at the Waterloo International Historical Film Festival in Belgium - The Midwife
Won - Best Actress - at the Waterloo International Historical Film Festival in Belgium - Krista Kosonen
Submitted & screened - the Golden Globes award in the Best Foreign Language Motion Picture - The Midwife
Submitted & screened - the Golden Globes award for the Best Performance by an Actress in Motion Picture - Krista Kosonen
Director: Christian Duguay
Production company: Lux Vide
Starring: Vittoria Puccini, Santiago Cabrera, Benjamin Sadler, Lou De Laage, Max Von Thun
A TV film "Anna Karenina" directed by Christian Duguay, starring Vittoria Puccini based on a novel by Lev Tolstoj.
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Production company: Cattleya srl
Writers: Nicolai Lilin (book), Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia
Starring: Arnas Fedaravičius, Vilius Tumalavičius, John Malkovich, Eleanor Tomlinson
Set in a small and tight-knit community of 'honest criminals' in a remote part of Russia this is a tale of an extreme boyhood - exotic, violent and completely unique. Told from the perspective of a boy gaining his 'education' as a member of the Mafia-like Urkas in Transnistria, we get a glimpse inside the strict codes of honor and the rituals of this bizarre community. Besides having a deep distrust of outsiders - especially the police - the community is split into 'honest' and 'dishonest' criminals and crime is all-pervasive. Even their youngest children are taught to understand violence and when it is appropriate to use it. By the age of six Nicolai Lilin is given his first 'pike knife' by his uncle. By the age of twelve he is convicted of attempted murder.
Director: Umberto Marino
Production company: Palomar S.p.A
Starring: Alessio Boni, Vanessa Incontrada, Giovani Calcagno, Sandra Toffolatti, Elena Russo, Sergio Albelli, Paola Pitagora, Jurgita Jurkutė, Karolina Rečiūgaitė, Julija Steponaitytė, Šarūnas Datenis, Audrius Balsevičius
TV mini series, 4 parts
Director: Darius Jarašūnas
Producers: Milda Leiputė, Ieva Norvilienė
Production company: Nordic Productions, Tremora
Starring: Elvyra Žebertavičiūtė, Algina Navickaitė, Virginija Kuklytė, Edvardas Voinič, Eglė Mikulionytė
Short, color, 21min.
A decorated veteran of WWII has rented a room to two college students to help make ends meet. While preparing for her annual Veteran's Day celebration, she asks the girls for the rent money. Their 'zest for life' style of living has them always short of money, so they ask their friend Jura to help them. His solution is to get the old lady drunk and steal her medals. He sells them to an antique shop and gives the money to the girls.
Director: James Mackenzie
Producers: Milda Leipute/executive producer, Ana Mackenzie/producer, Irma Puzauskaite/co-producer
Production company: Cool Mischief, Nordic Productions
A young pregnant woman makes a last ditch effort to find and tell a man she barely knows that he's about to be a father. He was one half of their one night stand, and she's tracked him down to the most foreign of countries: Lithuania.
Director: Sven Bohse
Writer: Andreas Gutzeit, Elena Hell, Robert Krause
Production company: Story House Pictures, Cinevilla Films, Nordic Productions
Starring: Dominique Devenport, Jannik Schümann, David Korbmann, Désirée Nosbusch, Tanja Schleiff, Julia Stemberger, Paula Kober, Pauline Rénevier
"Sisi" follows the extraordinary life of empress Elisabeth of Austria. Modern, honest, and authentic. Told from the perspective of her closest confidants, the series takes a new look at the empress' life and reveals a multi-layered woman.
Director: Kęstutis Gudavičius
Production company: Incognito films
Writers: Leonid Baran, Sergej Petrejkov, Rostislav Hait
Adaptation: Šarūnas Laugalis, Kęstutis Gudavičius
Starring: Audrius Bružas, Mantas Vaitiekūnas, Leonardas Pobenonoscevas, Kirilas Glušajevas, Jolanta Leonavičiūtė, Ineta Stasiulytė, Natalija Janičkina
A story about 4 friends who decide to escape their everyday life and have a manly weekend fishing in Norway. They are met with unexpected challenges in their way as well as fantasies that are never coming true.