Out of the six films I got to see, there were only two that really stood out: Mud, which along the lines of Crazy in Alabama tells the story of a boy who becomes a man, and About Time, a romantic comedy that wouldn't disappoint any rom-com junkie.
Out of the other four, Caníbal, a Spanish production, and The Butler (it doesn't get more American than this) were quickly forgotten. The first one because a film with no music and uninteresting dialogues happens to be utterly boring and the latter because it is the kind of movie you can watch at home after lunch, doze off five minutes here, five minutes there and still don't miss a thing.
And right in the middle stand Wakolda and Prisoners. Both stories were extremely intriguing but they were told in a way that didn't help any of the films become striking.
All in all, this is the kind of party I could get used to. It's a real pity that it gets thrown only once a year...