Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

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Whisky With Vodka and Caterpillar
22 Bullets (L'immortel) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Richard Berry; Writer: Eric Assous, Richard Berry, Alexandre de La Patellière, Mathieu Delaporte, Franz-Olivier Giesbert; Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Gabriella Wright, Richard Berry, Marina Foïs, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Claude Gensac, Fani Kolarova, Venantino Venantini, Fanny Delaporte, Denis Braccini, Carlo Brandt, Moussa Maaskri, Joey Starr, Jessica Forde), Official Site
Jean Reno stars as a retired gangster out for revenge for a brutal assassination attempt.
UK Premiere
Caterpillar (Kyatapirâ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Kôji Wakamatsu; Writer: Hisako Kurosawa, Masao Adachi; Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Keigo Kasuya, Emi Masuda, Sabu Kawahara, Maki Ishikawa, Gô Jibiki, Arata, Katsuyuki Shinohara, Daisuke Iijima, Ichirô Ogura, Sanshirô Kobayashi, Mariko Terada, Ken Furusawa, Shima Ônishi)
Drama about a World War II veteran, left crippled and entirely dependent on his wife.
UK Premiere
The Days of Desire (A vágyakozás napjai) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2010; Director: József Pacskovszky; Writer: József Pacskovszky; Stars: Catherine Wilkening, Orsolya Schefcsik, Zsolt László, Ákos Orosz, Teréz Rudolf, Mária Dobra)
Hungarian drama about a mute teenager's falling in love, and the tensions in her life as a result.
UK Premiere
Family Tree (L'arbre et la forêt) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau; Writer: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau; Stars: Guy Marchand, Françoise Fabian, Sabrina Seyvecou, Yannick Renier, François Négret, Catherine Mouchet, Sandrine Dumas, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Nicole Maufrais, Serge Maufrais, Léa Henry, Maxim Henry, Julia Housard de la Potterie, Eric Larzat)
Family skeletons are unearthed by a father's refusal to attend the funeral of his first-born son.
UK Premiere
Henry of Navarre (Henri 4) (Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Jo Baier; Writer: Jo Baier, based on the novel by Heinrich Mann; Stars: Julien Boisselier, Hannelore Hoger, Armelle Deutsch, Chloe Stefani, Ulrich Noethen, Roger Casamajor, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Wotan Wilke Mohring, Frank Kessler, Devid Striesow, Kristo Ferkic, Fritz Marquardt), Official Site
French historical epic about the ascent of King Henry IV
UK Premiere
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Snowman's Land and Silent Voices
Hotel Atlântico (Country: Brazil; Year: 2009; Director: Suzana Amaral; Writer: Suzana Amaral, João Gilberto Noll; Stars: Júlio Andrade, Gero Camilo, Emerson Danesi, Renato Dobal, André Frateschi, Luis Guilherme, Helena Ignez, Lorena Lobato, Marcia Martins, João Miguel, Jiddú Pinheiro, Mariana Ximenes)
Brazenly weird road movie about a TV soap actor's odyssey.
UK Premiere
The Hunter (Shekarchi) (Country: Iran, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Rafi Pitts; Writer: Rafi Pitts; Stars: Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Manoochehr Rahimi, Ebrahim Safarpour, Hassan Ghalenoi, Malek Jahan Khazai, Ismaïl Amani, Ali Mazinani, Amir Ayoubi, Ossta Shah Tir, Hossein Nickbakht, Naser Madahi, Gholamreza Rajabzadeh, Mansour Dowlatmand)
A man hit by tragedy takes matters into his own hands.
UK Premiere
Kawasaki's Rose (Kawasakiho ruze) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2009; Director: Jan Hrebejk; Writer: Petr Jarchovský; Stars: Lenka Vlasáková, Milan Mikulcík, Martin Huba, Daniela Kolárová, Antonin Kratochvil, Anna Simonová, Petra Hrebícková, Ladislav Chudík, Ladislav Smocek, Vladimir Kulhavy)
Family drama about decades-old betrayal to the communist secret police.
UK Premiere
Lola (Country: France, Philippines; Year: 2009; Director: Brillante Mendoza; Writer: David Andriole, Linda Casimiro; Stars: Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez, Jhong Hilario, Ketchup Eusebio, Benjie Filomeno, Bobby Jerome Go, Christian Slater, Camille Solari, Geraldine Tan)
Two Philippine grandmothers struggle with the aftermath of a murder.
UK Premiere
Lucky Luke (Country: France, Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: James Huth; Writer: René Goscinny, James Huth, Morris, Sonja Shillito; Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jean Dujardin, Sylvie Testud, Alexandra Lamy, Michaël Youn, Daniel Prévost, Jean-François Balmer, Bruno Salomone, Carlos Kaspar, Sergio Feldmann, Rafael Lavin, Claudio Brusca, Yann Sarfati), Official Site
Comedy starring Jean Dujardin as the hero of the title. Based on the Belgian/French comic strips of the same name.
UK Premiere
Lola Lola
Lola and Family Tree
The Man Next Door (El hombre de al lado) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat; Writer: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat; Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso, Inés Budassi, Lorenza Acuña, Eugenio Scopel, Rubén Guzmán, Debora Zanolli, Bárbara Hang, Enrique Gagliesi)
An architectural battle of wits.
European Premiere
My Words, My Lies - My Love (Lila, Lila) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Alain Gsponer; Writer: Alex Buresch, Martin Suter; Stars: Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen, Kirsten Block, Peter Schneider, Henriette Müller, Simon Eckert, Alexander Khuon, Godehard Giese, Richard Sammel, Stefan Ruppe, Ulrich Voß, Torsten Michaelis, Oliver Bröcker, Marie Gruber)
Romantic comedy about a hapless writer who becomes a literary superstar overnight.
UK Premiere
Putty Hill (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Matthew Porterfield; Writer: Jordan Mintzer, Matthew Porterfield; Stars: Cody Ray, Sky Ferreira, Zoe Vance, Dustin Ray, James Siebor Jr.)
A troubled family is united by bereavement.
The Red Machine (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Stephanie Argy, Alec Boehm; Writer: Stephanie Argy, Alec Boehm; Stars: Lee Perkins, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Meg Brogan, Mo Byrnes, Eddie Lee, Madoka)
A young thief is persuaded to help a US government agency steal a Japanese encryption device on the eve of war.
R: Hit First, Hit Hardest (R) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2010; Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer; Writer: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer; Stars: Johan Philip Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller, Jacob Gredsted, Kim Winther, Omar Shargawi, Sune Nørgaard)
Sentenced for an unexplained stabbing, a young man enters a violent prison.
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Putty Hill and Henry of Navarre
The Secret In Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos, The Secret Of Their Eyes) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: Juan José Campanella; Writer: Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella, José Luis Gioia, Mario Alarcón, Mariano Argento, Fernando Pardo, Maximiliano Trento, David Di Napoli)
A man looks back at a crime that happened a quarter of a century previously.
UK Premiere
Silent Voices (Silent Voice, Qu'un Seul Tienne Et Les Autres Suivront) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Léa Fehner; Writer: Léa Fehner, Catherine Paille; Stars: Farida Rahouadj, Reda Kateb, Pauline Etienne, Marc Barbé, Vincent Rottiers, Julien Lucas, Delphine Chuillot)
A prison in Marseille forms the centrepiece of a series of interlocking stories.
Snowman's Land (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Tomasz Thomson; Writer: Tomasz Thomson; Stars: Jürgen Rißmann, Thomas Wodianka, Reiner Schöne, Eva-Katrin Hermann, Waléra Kanischtscheff)
When a contract killer on the run takes what looks like an easy job in the mountains, things go from bad to worse.
Whisky With Vodka (Whisky mit Wodka) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Andreas Dresen; Writer: Wolfgang Kohlhaase; Stars: Henry Hübchen, Corinna Harfouch, Sylvester Groth, Markus Hering, Valery Tscheplanowa, Peter Kurth, Karina Plachetka, Matthias Walter, Kai Börner, Thomas Putensen, Peter Pauli, Frank Auerbach, Tilo Prückner, Falk Willy Wild, Fritz Marquardt)
Dry comedy about the drunken antics of a past-his-prime star, which threaten to derail his latest movie.
UK Premiere

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