Although officially appearing in the Competition strand of the festival, the following films are, in fact, out of competition, so we thought it was simpler to list them this way.
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee and Eden Is West
The Dust Of Time (Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou)
(Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Russia; Year: 2008; Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos; Writer: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Irene Jacob, Michel Piccoli, Christiane Paul, Reni Pittaki, Kostas Apostolidis, Alexandros Mylonas, Tiziana Pfiffner)
A film director's past and present blend when, while shooting a film about his parents, his teenage daughter goes missing.
Eden Is West (Eden à L'ouest)
(Country: France, Greece, Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Costa-Gavras; Writer: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca, Jean-Christophe Folly, Florian Martens, Antoine Monot Jr)
Odyssey of a migrant in search of 'paradise'.
(Country: US, Germany, UK; Year: 2009; Director: Tom Tykwer; Writer: Eric Singer; Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, James Rebhorn, Jack McGee, Brian F. O'Byrne, Remy Auberjonois, Patrick Baladi, Takako Haywood)
An Interpol agent and a lawyer try to uncover an international banking scandal.
Opening Night Film. World Premiere
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: George Tillman Jr; Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker; Stars: Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie), Official Site
A biopic of rapper Biggie Smalls.
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Rebecca Miller; Writer: Rebecca Miller; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Robin Wright Penn, Maria Bello, Alan Arkin, Robin Weigert, Zoe Kazan), Official Site
A wife who moves to a retirement community with her much older husband, finds herself on the verge of a breakdown.
The Dust Of Time and The Reader
(Country: US, Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Stephen Daldry; Writer: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Kate Winslet, Susanne Lothar, Alissa Wilms, Florian Bartholomäi, Friederike Becht, Matthias Habich, Frieder Venus)
A law student re-encounters an old lover as she faces a war-crimes trial.