Deeply Touching New February Drama
Today opens the 70th Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale. Chaired by British actor Jeremy Irons, the Jury starts its job at the International Competition. But before the Competition, tonight, following the Opening Gala, My Salinger Year by Philippe Falardeau will have its world premiere. However, there's no need to be upset, if you're far away from Berlin these days. February is especially rich with new serious drama releases that hit cinema theatres worldwide. So check out the list and make your own festival programme:
Plot Synopsis: In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Plot Synopsis: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Plot Synopsis: A teenager in a family shelter, wages war against the system to keep her sisters together while she pursues her dreams of being a dancer. A story about displaced youth, ambition and strength.
Plot Synopsis: "Til death do us part" wasn't nearly long enough for Max and Abby as his ghost returns to help her get over him. But with a second chance to be together, neither will ever want to say goodbye again.
Plot Synopsis: A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.
Plot Synopsis: Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
Plot Synopsis: After an accidental pregnancy turned abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year old she's charged with protecting.
Plot Synopsis: An off duty police begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his recently dead wife. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
Plot Synopsis: A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.
Plot Synopsis: Sarah, a socially isolated woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.
Plot Synopsis: Voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation.
Plot Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a changing Harlem landscape, when seventeen year old Ayanna meets handsome and mysterious outsider Isaiah, her entire world is turned upside down on her path towards self-discovery as she travails the rigorous terrain of young love the summer before she leaves for college.