From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes Focus World. Charged with finding the most exciting voices in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to present THE DEEP from director Baltasar Kormákur ('Contraband'). Based on the astonishing true story story of survival and human endurance, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the unlikely sole survivor of a tragic local shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a genuine national hero.
STOCKHOLM EAST is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationships. When Johan (Mikael Persbrandt) and Anna (Iben Hjejle) meet at the railway station connecting capital Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs where they both live, they embark on a dangerous journey of both passion and lies...
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.
Sweden in the early 1900s was a time of social change, unrest, war and poverty. Maria, a young, working-class woman, wins a camera in a lottery and her decision to keep it changes her whole life. The camera enables Maria to see the world through new eyes, but it also becomes a threat to her alcoholic, womanizing husband as it brings a charming photographer into her life.
Kim, Bella and Momo, suffer from bullying at school. They discover a plant with magical qualities whose nectar transforms them temporarily into boys. At first they relish their new freedom. Later, Momo and Bella reject the facade, but Kim identifies with being a boy, throwing their friendship and love for each other into crisis.
An American photographer adrift in a remote Icelandic community is implicated in a local investigation after discovering a deserted crime scene. Forced to stay in the area longer than expected, David crosses paths with a beautiful and intriguing Italian woman living with her husband in the secluded countryside. As David’s fascination with the couple begins to intensify, he slowly finds himself entangled in their mysterious lives.
When 15-year-old Emma lands a competitive spot on a young women's equestrian acrobatics team, she is taken under the wing of her slightly older peer Cassandra. Obsessed with strength and control, Emma covets Cassandra's natural grace and poise, while Cassandra in turn silently desires more than just Emma's discipline. The psychological stakes of their friendship intensify as the two jockey for top position, and loyalty is traded for unbridled power. Meanwhile, Emma's curious and innocent eight-year-old sister is prematurely spurred to confront the treacherous frontiers of sexuality and womanhood on her own. A FilmBuff presentation. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED