Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

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The Last Time I Saw Macao The Last Time I Saw Macao
The Last Time I Saw Macao and Viola
Beijing Flickers (You-Zhing) (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Zhang Yuan; Writer: Zhang Yuan; Stars: Duan Bowen, Lu Yulai, Shi Shi, Li Xinyun, Han Wenwen)
When his life falls apart, a man finds support and positive opportunities in a community of outcasts.
Betrayal (Izmena) (Country: Russia; Year: 2012; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, Natalia Nazarova; Stars: Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Arturs Skrastins, Andrei Shchetinin, Guna Zarina)
After discovering that their spouses are having an affair, two people decide to have one themselves.
Breathing Earth: Susumu Shingu's Dream (Country: Germany, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer; Stars: Susumu Shingu, Yasuko Shingu)
An artist dreams of creating a wind-powered community and sets out to make his dream come true.
Comrade Kim Goes Flying (Country: Belgium, UK, North Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Kim Gwang-hun; Stars: Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-guk, Ri Yong-ho, Kim Son-nam, Han Kil-myong, An Chang-sun, Ri Ik-sung, Kim Un-yong)
A romantic, musical tale about a coal miner who dreams of becoming a trapeze artist.
Cycle (Devir) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2012; Director: Dervis Zaim; Stars: Ali Özel, Mustafa Salman, Ramazan Bayar)
After failing to win a sheep washing competition, a young shepherd considers life in the city.
Three Sisters Three Sisters
Three Sisters and Once I Entered A Garden
The Deep (Country: Iceland, Norway; Year: 2012; Director: Baltasar Kormákur; Writer: Jón Atli Jónasson, Baltasar Kormákur; Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir, Theodór Júlíusson, María Sigurðardóttir, Björn Thors, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Guðjón Pedersen, Walter Grímsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Bjarni Gautur, Terry Gunnell, Rúnar Guðbrandsson, Bjartur Guðmundsson, Kristján Franklin Magnúss)
The story of a man who survived for nine hours in freezing seas after a shipwreck, and the impact of his legacy.
First Cousin Once Removed (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Alan Berliner)
Chronicle of poet Edward Honig's loss of memory.
From Tehran To London (Az Tehran Be London) (Year: 2012; Director: Mania Akbari; Stars: Bijan Daneshmand, Neda Amiri, Elahe Hesari, Mania Akbari)
An exploration of women's roles in modern Iran, told through the story of a poet.
Gold (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Thomas Arslan; Writer: Thomas Arslan; Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth)
German settlers in Canada underestimate the dangers of the wilderness through which they are travelling.
Historic Centre (Centro Histórico) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, Manoel de Oliveira; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, Manoel de Oliveira; Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Ventura, António Santos, Manuel ‘Tito’ Furtado, Valdemar Santos, Amândio Martins, Henriqueta Oliveira, Ricardo Trêpa)
Four stories about life in Guimarães, Portugal.
From Tehran To London From Tehran To London
From Tehran To London and The Deep
The Last Time I Saw Macao (A Última Vez Que Vi Macau) (Country: France, Portugal, Macao; Year: 2012; Director: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Stars: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Cindy Scrash)
This stunning amalgam of film noir and Chris Marker cine-essay poetically explores the psychic pull of the titular former Portuguese colony.
Lukas The Strange (Lukas Nino) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2013; Director: John Torres; Stars: Cheeno Ladera Dalog, Edilberto Marcelino, Tao Aves)
As a film crew invades his small town home, a teenager hears that his father is a tikbalang - a half horse creature - and sets out on a magical voyage of discovery.
Motorway (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2012; Director: Pou-Soi Cheang; Stars: Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong, Xiaodong Guo), Trailer
A cop on the verge of retirement gets behind the wheel of his high speed pursuit vehicle one last time to stop a major heist.
Once I Entered A Garden (Country: France, Israel, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Avi Mograbi)
Conversations across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and memories of a love affair.
Reaching For The Moon (Country: Brazil; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Barreto; Stars: Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf, Treat Williams), Trailer
The poet Elizabeth Bishop falls in love and finds inspiration.
Lukas The Strange Lukas The Strange
Lukas The Strange and Comrade Kim Goes Flying
Shanghai (Country: India; Year: 2012; Director: Dibakar Banerjee; Stars: Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kalki Koechlin, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Tillotama Shome, Anant Jouge, Pitobash, Farooque Shaikh)
A political thriller centred on struggles against a multinational company and local corruption.
Stories We Tell (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Sarah Polley; Writer: Sarah Polley, Michael Polley; Stars: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley, Cathy Gulkin, Marie Murphy, Robert MacMillan, Anne Tait, Deirdre Bowen, Victoria Mitchell, Mort Ransen, Geoffrey Bowes, Tom Butler)
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
Three Sisters (San Zimei) (Country: France, Hong Kong; Year: 2012; Director: Wang Bing)
Three peasant sisters - aged ten, six and four - try to get by in the mountains after their mother abandons them and their father has to go away to work.
Traffic Department (Drogówka) (Director: Wojtek Smarzowski; Stars: Bart?omiej Topa, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Julia Kijowska, Eryk Lubos, Robert Wabich, Marcin Dorociski, Jacek Braciak)
Murder shakes things up in a police department with a laissez-faire attitude to bribery.
Viola (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: María Villar, Romina Paula, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo, Esteban Bigliardi)
The lines between fiction and reality blur for an all-female Shakespeare troupe.
Reaching For The Moon Reaching For The Moon
Reaching For The Moon and First Cousin Once Removed
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Alex Gibney; Stars: John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney, Julian Assange, Robert Manne, Heather Brooke, Michael Hayden, J. William Leonard, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Smári McCarthy, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Adrian Lamo, Timothy Douglas Webster, Chelsea Manning, Jason Edwards, Nick)
A profile of the Wikileaks organisation and the various people who contributed to its success.
When Night Falls (Wo Hai You Hua Yao Shuo) (Country: South Korea, China; Year: 2012; Director: Ying Liang; Writer: Ying Liang; Stars: Nai An, Kate Wen, Sun Ming)
Rough justice in China, based on a true story.
White Epilepsy (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Philippe Grandrieux; Stars: Hélène Rocheteau, Jean-Nicolas Dafflon, Anja Röttgerkamp, Dominique Dupuy)
Bodies interact as if in a dream.

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