The section of the festival features, say the organisers, "wide-ranging work from the best established international names."
Paranoid Park and I Served The King Of England
(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.
(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.
(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.
Beaufort and The Man From London
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.
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK and Twisted Sister
(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.
(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.
(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.
It's Gonna Get Worse and The Serpent
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.
(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.