Once upon a time in November

* Andrzej Jakimowski

Once upon a time in November

Once Upon a Time in Warsaw centres around two Warsaw residents, a mother and a son who have had to leave their home, when they are evicted in November 2013. The story plays out against the background of actual events such as large scale patriotic marches and demonstrations, including the extreme right wing.

Dede

* Mariam Khatchvani

Dede

Dina lives in a remote village high in the Georgian mountains where traditions have remained the same for centuries. Her marriage has been arranged but when handsome Gegi returns from war, she falls in love with him and they elope.

The Man with the Magic Box

The Man with the Magic Box

Set in a futuristic society in which everything is technological, money transactions are made with fingerprints and bombs blow up skyscraper regularly, The Man with the Magic Box tells the story of ADAM (30s); he is catapulted in this society without any memory of his previous life and works as a cleaner in a big corporate office.

Elvis Walks Home

* Fatmir Koci

Elvis Walks Home

Mickey Jones scrapes a living as a nightclub singer in the tacky Mediterranean resort of Zayana. He’s a great Elvis Presley impersonator but a meagre human being: selfish and careless. An argument with two drunken women turns into a fight, and before he knows it Mickey is on the run from the vicious thugs of this police state.

The Porcupine

* Srdjan Dragojevic

The Porcupine

Julian Barnes's The Porcupine, is set amid confusions subsequent to the fall of a Communist regime in an unnamed Eastern European country that reads like a Slavic Romania. Stoyo Petkanov, the former President, a cross between Nicolae Ceaucescu and Bulgaria's Georgi Dimitrov, is on trial in the courts of the shakily democratic successor government.