Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007

The section of the festival features, say the organisers, "wide-ranging work from the best established international names."

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Les Chansons D'Amour Les Chansons D'Amour
Les Chansons D'Amour and Legacy
Beaufort (Country: Israel; Year: 2007; Director: Joseph Cedar; Writer: Joseph Cedar, based on the novel by Ron Leshem; Stars: Alon Abutbul, Eli Altonio, Daniel Brook, Oshri Cohen, Gal Friedman, Nevo Kimchi)
A look at the lives of Israeli soldiers serving in Lebanon at the end of the 20th century.
Beauty In Trouble (Kráska V Nesnázích) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2006; Director: Jan Hrebejk; Writer: Petr Jarchovský; Stars: Anna Geislerová, Josef Abrhám, Roman Luknár, Jirí Schmitzer, Jana Brejchová, Adam Misík, Michaela Mrvíková, Emília Vásáryová, Martin Huba, Jirí Machácek, Jaromíra Mílová,)
A woman falls for an older man after her husband is locked up for stealing.
Breach (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Billy Ray; Writer: Adam Mazer, William Rotko, Billy Ray; Stars: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Cole, Bruce Davison)
A young, ambitious FBI agent is ordered to spy on his boss, who the organisation believe has been betraying his country for 20 years.
Breath (Country: South Korea; Year: 2007; Director: Kim Ki-duk; Writer: Kim Ki-duk; Stars: Chang Chen, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Ki-duk, Park Ji-a)
A neglected wife falls in love with an inmate on death row.
Les Chansons D'Amour (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré, Gaël Morel; Stars: Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Clothilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet)
An exceedingly French musical about a menage a trois in Paris.
The Old Garden The Old Garden
The Old Garden and The Serpent
The Home Song Stories (Country: Australia/Singapore; Year: 2007; Director: Tony Ayres; Writer: Tony Ayres; Stars: Joan Chen, Qi Yuwu, Joel Lok, Irene Chen, Steven Vidler, Kerry Walker), Official Site
Chinese children grow up in Australia with their beautiful mother who was a nightclub singer in Hong Kong.
It's Gonna Get Worse (A Bude Hur) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2007; Director: Petr Nikolaev; Writer: Petr Nikolaev, based on the novel by Jan Pelc; Stars: Karel Zídek, Filip Kankovský, Vladimír Skultéty, Tereza Hofová, Radomil Uhlir, David Strnad, Michal Gulyás, Michal Soucek, Perla Kotmelová, Eva Cerná, Pavel Zajicek)
A cult film about young men living in Czechoslovakia 15 years before the velvet revolution.
I Served The King Of England (Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2006; Director: Jirí Menzel; Writer: Jirí Menzel, based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal; Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Mari Labuda, Milan Lasica), Trailer
The history of Prague recounted through one man's story, full of glamour and danger.
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman Kwenchana, I'm A Cyborg) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2006; Director: Park Chan-wook; Writer: Jeong Seo-Gyeong, Park Chan-wook; Stars: Lim Su-jeong, Rain, Choi Hie-jin, Kim Byeong-ok, Lee Yong-nyeo), Official Site
A young woman convinced she is a killer cyborg is hospitalised and falls in love with a young man who believes he can steal people's souls.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Alex Holdridge; Writer: Alex Holdridge; Stars: Scoot McNairy, Twink Caplan, Ann Chatterton, Cindy Drummond, Nic Harcourt, Justin Huen), Official Site
Lonely in the run-up to New Year, a young man decides to post a personal ad to find someone with whom to spend that special midnight moment.
The Man From London The Man From London
The Man From London and Beauty In Trouble
Legacy (L'Héritage) (Country: Georgia, France; Year: 2006; Director: Géla Babluani, Temur Babluani; Writer: Géla Babluani, Temur Babluani; Stars: Pascal Bongard, Sylvie Testud, Stanislas Merhar, Olga Legrand, George Babluani, Leo Gaparidze, Augustin Legrand), Official Site
Three French friends traveling in Georgia are horrified and intrigued when they encounter a man who is scheduled to be killed in an attempt to end an ancient blood feud.
The Man From London (A Londoni férfi) (Country: France, Germany, Hungary, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Béla Tarr; Writer: Béla Tarr and László Krasznahorkai, based on the novel by Georges Simenon.; Stars: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton , Volker Spengler, Ági Szirtes, János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Gyula Pauer, István Lénárt, Kati Lázár)
After witnessing a murder, a railway switchman makes a discovery which will change his life forever.
The Old Garden (Orae-doen Jeongwon) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2006; Director: Im Sang-soo; Writer: Im Sang-soo; Stars: Ji Jin-hee , Yum Jung-ah, Kim Yu-ri, Yun Hee-seok, Yun Yeo-Jong)
Drama about a former political radical trying to come to terms with his new life.
Once (Country: Ireland; Year: 2006; Director: John Carney; Writer: John Carney, with music by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerry Hendrick, Alastair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova), Official Site
Guy meets Girl and makes beautiful - and Oscar-winning - music with her.
Paranoid Park (Country: France, USA; Year: 2007; Director: Gus Van Sant; Writer: Gus Van Sant, based on the novel by Blake Nelson.; Stars: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Winfield Jackson, Joe Schweitzer)
A young skateboarder finds himself in trouble following the death of a security guard.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss and Yella
The Serpent (Le Serpent) (Country: France; Year: 2006; Director: Eric Barbier; Writer: Eric Barbier, Trân-Minh Nam, based on the novel by Ted Lewis; Stars: Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard, Simon Abkarian, Minna Haapkylä, Olga Kurylenko, Gérald Laroche, Jean-Claude Bouillon, Veronika Varga, Pierre Marzin, Katia Lewkowicz)
A blackmailer with a personal agenda resorts to murder.
Twisted Sister (Schwesterherz ) (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Ed Herzog; Writer: Heike Makatsch, Johanna Adorjan; Stars: Heike Makatsch, Anna Maria Mahe, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ludwig Trepte, Marc Hosemann)
Taking her younger sister on holiday leads a confident career woman's life to fall apart.
The Witnesses (Les Témoins) (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Andre Techine; Writer: Andre Techine, ; Stars: Johan Libereau, Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Beart, Sami Boualjila, Julie Depardieu, Constance Dolle, Lorenzo Balducci)
Exploration of how the advent of AIDS affects a group of friends in Eighties France.
Yella (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Simone Baer, Christian Petzold; Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Christian Redl, Selin Bademsoy, Wanja Mues, Michael Wittenborn, Martin Brambach, Joachim Nimtz)
Metaphysical thriller about a woman trying to escape her past and build a future.
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