A YEAR AGO IN WINTER
Caroline Link, whose “Nowhere in Africa” won the 2003 foreign-language Oscar, again focuses on family, as a grieving woman commissions a painter to do a portrait of her children, including the son she recently lost in an accident. Pic unspools in Toronto’s Gala Presentation showcase. World sales: Celluloid Dreams
A WOMAN IN BERLIN
One of the most anticipated German films of the year, Max Faerberboeck’s pic is based on the diary of an unknown author who was the only woman to report the rapes of German women by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Pic screens in Special Presentations. World sales: Beta Cinema
THE HEART OF JENIN
Leon Geller and Marcus Vetter’s docu tells the story of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Ahmed, who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in the Jenin refugee camp, and his father Ismael Khatib, who decides to donate his son’s organs to an Israeli child, among others. Pic screens in Real to Reel. World sales: Telepool
A love triangle leads to betrayal and fatal consequences among the forested cliffs of Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. The Christian Petzold-helmed drama premiered at Venice, where it screend in competition. World sales: the Match Factory
The $15.5 million Marco Kreuzpaintner-directed production, based on a bestselling novel, tells of an orphan boy who is apprenticed to an evil sorcerer. World premiere in the Sprockets Family Zone sidebar. World sales: Bavaria Film Intl.
MY MOTHER, MY BRIDE AND I
A lonely gas attendant decides to find a wife in a Romanian mail-order bride catalog, but his domineering mother stands in the way of his happiness. From director Hans Steinbichler. Screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: Beta Cinema
Dorothee Wenner’s docu examines Nigeria’s fledgling film industry, which produces some 1,400 films a year, and offers a guided tour through Nollywood. World sales: Pong
Ben Kempas’ documentary look at the efforts of native tribes along Northern California’s Klamath River to remove a dam, even taking on Warren Buffet. Pic screens in Real to Reel. World sales: Preview Prod.
Exploring romance between an aging couple, Andreas Dresen’s “Cloud 9” examines an unexpected fling between a married woman in her 60s and a 76-year-old. Screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: the Match Factory
Paul Schrader’s German-Israeli co-production follows the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum), an entertainer and cabaret impresario who finds himself serving as the personal entertainer of a concentration camp commander. Pic screens in Masters. World sales: Bleiberg Entertainment
Flame & Citron
Danish stars Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) and Thure Lindhardt (“Into the Wild”) star in Ole Christian Madsen’s true-story pic about the Danish resistance movement. This German-Danish co-production screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: the Match Factory
This U.K.-Italian-German-Sri Lankan co-production, which premieres in Venice, tells the story of 23 Sri Lankans who create a bogus national handball team to get visas to Europe. Uberto
Pasolini pic screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: Beta Cinema
Bent Hammer’s quirky Norwegian laffer about a locomotive engineer who begins to discover life after his retirement. Screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: the Match Factory
An aging Israeli immigrant in Manhattan reconnects with the 21-year- old son he rejected. Amos Kollek helmed pic screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: Bavaria Film Intl.
Haile Gerima’s German-French-Ethiopian co-production tells the story of a man who returns to Ethiopia after studying in Germany, hoping to put his knowledge to use. Screens in Contemporary World Cinema. World sales: the Match Factory
33 SCENES OF LIFE
German-Polish co-production and Locarno competition screener tells of Julia, a young woman whose life is shaken when she loses everything she holds dear. Malgoska Szumowska’s pic unspools in Contemporary World Cinema.World sales: Trust Film
Based on Uruguayan Juan Carlos Onetti’s novel about a former soldier searching for his comrades and his love in a besieged city terrorized by a rampaging militia. Werner Schroeter directs. Unspools in Masters. World sales: Alfama Films