Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

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Here, Then Here, Then
Here, Then and The King Of Pigs
Here, Then (Ci chu yu bi chu) (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Mao Mao; Writer: Mao Mao, Yue Ding; Stars: Huang Tang Yijia, Li Ziqian, Wang Yizheng, Li Wensi, Cai Jiqiu, Yan Jiangou, Zhao Wei, Tian Xiaoyu, Yue Ding, Zhao Li)
An low-key and enigmatic portrayal of the alienation, disillusionment and loss of direction that have become widespread among young people in contemporary China.
It Looks Pretty From A Distance (Z daleka widok jest piekny) (Country: Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Writer: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Stars: Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Nowak, Elzbieta Okupska, Jerzy Lapinski, Hanna Chojnacka, Michal Pietrzak, Oskar Karas, Dawid Wolski, Waldemar Czyszak, Agnieszka Podsiadlik), Official Site
When a scrap merchant vanishes from a small Polish town, it sets in motion an unexpected chain of events.
The King Of Pigs (Dae-gi-eui Wang) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2011; Director: Yeon Sang-ho; Writer: Yeon Sang-ho; Stars: Ik-joon Yang, Jeong-se Oh, Hye-na Kim, Kkobbi Kim, Hee-von Park)
This animation portrays the brutal world of school bullying as the starting point for a lifelong perpetuation of the instinct for violent revenge.
Kid-Thing (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: David Zellner; Writer: David Zellner; Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner)
A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance, hears a woman calling from a mysterious hole in the ground, asking for help.
The Lifeguard (El Salvavidas) (Country: Chile; Year: 2011; Director: Maite Alberdi; Writer: Maite Alberdi, Sebastián Brahm; Stars: Mauricio Rodríguez, Lucas Acuña, Teresa Guerrechea, Jean-Pierre Palacios, Alán Muñoz)
A documentary which begins as a quirky character study of lifeguards and beachgoers, but becomes something altogether darker and more shocking when events take a dramatic turn.
Papirosen Papirosen
Papirosen and It Looks Pretty From A Distance
The Life And Times Of Paul The Psychic Octopus (Country: United States, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Alexandre Philippe; Stars: Paul)
A documentary about Paul, the octopus whose uncanny World Cup football predictions made him an international superstar.
One.Two.One (Yek.Do.Yek) (Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Mania Akbari; Writer: Mania Akbari, Majid Eslami; Stars: Neda Amiri, Payam Dehkordi, Hassan Majooni, Ashkan Mehri, Bahareh Rahnama, Farnaz Rahnama, Ramona Shah)
Through a series of episodes, set in locations ranging from a skin-treatment clinic to a fortune-teller’s salon to a prison visiting room, a narrative of love, loss and renewal unfolds, centering on a beautiful woman who has been disfigured in an accident.
Papirosen (Country: Argentina, USA; Year: 2011; Director: Gastón Solnicki)
Documentary studies the lives and memories of four generations of Solnickis.
The Search For Emak Bakia (Emak Bakia baita) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Oskar Alegria)
In 1926, Man Ray filmed a cinepoem in the southeast of France, and called it Emak Bakia, which is a Basque expression meaning 'Leave me alone' - now Filmmaker Oskar Alegria embarks upon an exploration of the film and its title.
Sleepless Night (Jam mot deuneun bam) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Jang Kun-jae; Writer: Jang Kun-jae; Stars: Kim Soo-hyeon, Kim Ju-Ryoung)
A young couple decide whether or not to have a baby.
Tahrir: Liberation Square Tahrir: Liberation Square
Tahrir: Liberation Square and One.Two.One
Swirl (Girimunho) (Country: Brazil, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Clarissa Campolina, Helvecio Marins Jr; Writer: Felipe Bragança; Stars: Maria Sebastiana Martins Álvaro, Maria da Conceição Gomes de Moura, Luciene Soares da Silva, Wanderson Soares da Silva)
Snapshot of the life of a widowed octogenarian.
Sun Don't Shine (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Amy Seimetz; Writer: Amy Seimetz; Stars: AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley, Kit Gwin)
Tension between two lovers escalates as one of them seems to be losing her mind.
Tabu (Country: Portugal, Germany, Brazil, France; Year: 2012; Director: Miguel Gomes; Writer: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo; Stars: Teresa Madruga, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Carloto Cotta, Ana Moreira, Laura Soveral)
Past and present consideration of a woman with a privileged colonial past.
Tahrir: Liberation Square (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Stefano Savona)
Documentary on the Egyptian revolution.
The Unspeakable Act (Country: USA; Year: 2012; Director: Dan Sallitt; Writer: Dan Sallitt; Stars: Tallie Medel, Sky Hirschkron, Aundrea Fares, Kati Schwartz, Caroline Luft, Eleanore Pienta, Colin Summers, Caitlin Mehner, Mike Faist, Liz Toonkel, Jessica Pinfield, Sunita Mani, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gonzalo Cordova, Zelda Knapp)
Adolescent anxiety inspires a "love that dare not speak its name" in Dan Sallitt's frank and patient family drama.
Sun Don't Shine Sun Don't Shine
Sun Don't Shine and Swirl
A Woman's Revenge (A Vingança de uma Mulher) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2011; Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes)
A painterly adaptation, which tells the tale of Roberto, a bored, decadent dandy in the nightly pursuit of ever-harder-to-find distraction, who encounters more than he bargains for.

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