"Ida" (Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Screenwriters: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz; Poland) • In 1960s Poland, young novitiate Anna is about to take her vows as a nun when she learns of a dark family secret dating back to the Nazi occupation.
"Locke" (Director/screenwriter: Steven Knight; U.K.) • Tom Hardy (Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises") stars in this minimalist thriller, as a man whose life is imploding with every phone call he makes while driving.
"The Lunchbox" (Director and screenwriter: Ritesh Batra; India/France/Germany) • A lonely wife (Nimrat Kaur) makes a lunch for her absent husband, but the lunchbox is mistakenly sent to another man, a grieving widower (Irrfan Khan). What follows is a romantic story that unfolds through notes delivered with the lunchbox.
"Only Lovers Left Alive" (Director/screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch; U.S.) • Legendary indie director Jim Jarmusch ("Night on Earth," SFF '92) returns with this vampire romance, set in Detroit and Tangier, and boasting a cast led by Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers"), Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright.
"R100" (Director and screenwriter: Hitoshi Matsumoto; Japan) • A family man (Nao Ohmori) joins an exclusive club in this bizarre S&M comedy.
"Stranger by the Lake" (Director/screenwriter: Alain Guiraudie; France) • In this erotic thriller, Frank (Pierre de Ladonchamps) begins a passionate affair with Michel (Christophe Paou), but not before seeing Michel dump his former boyfriend in fatal fashion.
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"The Babadook" (Director/screenwriter: Jennifer Kent; Australia) • After her husband's violent death, a single mother (Essie Davis) must deal with her out-of-control son's fear of a monster in the house — a fear that may be justified.
"Cooties" (Directors: Jonathan Millott, Cary Murnion, Screenwriters: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan; U.S.) • A horror comedy in which elementary-school teachers must battle for their lives when a virus turns the students into savages. Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Leigh Whannell ("Insidious") and Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Life") star.
"Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead" (Director: Tommy Wirkola; Screenwriters: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel; Norway) • A sequel to "Dead Snow" (SFF '09), with Nazi zombies back for more — and a hero gathering an army to fight them again. America actor Martin Starr ("Knocked Up," "This Is the End") joins the Norwegian cast.
"The Guest" (Director: Adam Wingard; Screenwriter: Simon Barrett; U.S.) • The team behind "You're Next" created this horror thriller, about a family who welcomes the comrade of a dead soldier into their house — but learns he's not who he says he is.
"Killers" (Directors: The Mo Brothers; Screenwriters: Timo Tjahjanto, Takuji Ushiyama; Japan/Indonesia) • Two serial killers, who battle for notoreity by posting their crimes online, ultimately face off.