The Man Next Door and Frontier Blues
3 Backyards (Three Backyards)
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Eric Mendelsohn; Writer: Eric Mendelsohn; Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff, Kathryn Erbe, Peyton List, Dana Eskelson, Danai Jekesai Gurira, LeRoy Wilson Jr., Kathy Searle, Cory Nichols, Antonio Ortiz, Catrina Ganey, Paul Urcioli, Victor Pagan), Official Site
A quiet suburban town becomes an intense emotional terrain for three residents over the course of one curious autumn day.
Screening with Looking At Animals
(Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2009; Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Stars: Marie Bos, Delphine Brual, Harry Cleven, Bianca Maria D'Amato, Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud, Bernard Marbaix, Jean-Michel Vovk), Official Site
A surreal look at three stages of a woman's life, drawing heavily on the giallo tradition.
Screening with Catafalque
Bill Cunningham New York
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Richard Press; Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour)
A documentary focusing on New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham and the fashion he captured on camera.
Opening night film
Beautiful Darling: The Life And Times Of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: James Rasin; Writer: James Rasin; Stars: George Abagnalo, Paul Ambrose, Penny Arcade, Peter Beard, Bob Colacello, Jayne County, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Ron Delsener, Jane Fonda, Vincent Fremont, Aaron Richard Golub, Sam Green, Pat Hackett, Helen Hanft), Official Site
Portrait of the transsexual star, featuring interviews with some of her closest friends.
Screening with Slate
(Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Sultan Sharrief; Writer: Sultan Sharrief; Stars: Julian Gant, Sabrina Quinn, Joe Tinpan)
Bilal, a Muslim high school senior in Detroit, juggles his dysfunctional family, their taxi stand and an ice carving contest in his secret attempt to land a college scholarship.
Samson And Delilah and Northless
(Country: Greece; Year: 2009; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaitzidou)
Three siblings cut off from society spend their lives trapped in their family’s home.
Screening with Quadrangle
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Ben Wheatley; Writer: Robin Hill, Ben Wheatley; Stars: Julia Deakin, Michael Smiley, David Schaal, Tony Way, Mark Kempner, Gareth Tunley, Kali Peacock, Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Kerry Peacock), Trailer
Killers consider retribution round the kitchen sink.
Screening with Break A Leg
Evening Dress (La Robe Du Soir)
(Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Myriam Aziza; Stars: Lio)
A girl's crush on a teacher becomes an obsession.
Every Day Is A Holiday (Chaque jour est une fête)
(Country: France, Lebanon, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Dima El-Horr; Writer: Dima El-Horr, Rabih Mroue; Stars: Hiam Abbass, Manal Khader, Raia Haidar, Fadi Abi Samra, Berj Fazalian, Nabil Abou Mrad, Karim Saleh, Sirvart Fazlian, Aïda Younes, Yasmina Breidy, Nakiiah Chahoud, Sarah Mrad, Yvette Azmar, Claude Ziade, Amale Ziade), Official Site
Three women making their way to visit their husbands in jail on the Lebanese Day of Liberation find themselves out on their own in the mountains.
Screening with Felicità
Father Of My Children (Le père de mes enfants)
(Country: Germany, France; Year: 2009; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Chiara Caselli, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Alice de Lencquesaing, Michaël Abiteboul, Manelle Driss, Sandrine Dumas, Eric Elmosnino, Dominique Frot, Alice Gautier, Libertad Gills, Valerie Lang, Harald Leander, Igor Hansen Love, Antoine Mathieu, Patrick Mimoun), Official Site
A French producer struggles to balance completing his roster of films with the demands of his young family.
The Oath and Amer
(Country: Iran, UK, Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Babak Jalali; Writer: Babak Jalali), Official Site
Four Iranian men and a donkey struggle with life's complexities.
Screening with The Bizarre Friends Of Ricardinho
The Happiest Girl In The World (Cea mai fericita fata din lume)
(Country: Romania; Year: 2009; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude, Augustina Stanciu; Stars: Andreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru Georgescu, Diana Gheorghian, Violeta Haret, Bogdan Marhodin, Vasile Muraru, Serban Pavlu, Luminita Stoianovici, Andi Vasluianu)
Darkly comic look at the trouble money can bring, after a woman travels to a city to star in a commercial in return for winning a car.
Screening with Logorama
Hunting & Sons (Hunting & Zn)
(Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Sander Burger; Writer: Dragan Bakema, Sander Burger, Maria Kraakman; Stars: Dragan Bakema, Hans Hoes, Noël Keulen, Maria Kraakman, Rick Nicolet, Celia Nufaar, Mirjam Stolwijk)
Pregnancy sparks problems for a young couple.
Screening with Rob And Valentyna In Scotland
I Killed My Mother (J'Ai Tue Ma Mère)
(Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, Suzanne Clement)
A semi- autobiographical tale in which a young man explores all the things he hates about his mother.
Closing night film
Down Terrace and How I Ended This Summer
I Am Love (Io sono l'amore)
(Country: Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Luca Guadagnino; Writer: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, Walter Fasano; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Pippo Delbono, Alba Rohrwacher, Marisa Berenson)
Left on the sidelines, a bored woman embarks on a journey of self discovery.
Last Train Home
(Country: Canada, China; Year: 2009; Director: Lixin Fan; Stars: Suqin Chen, Changhua Zhan, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang)
An examination of the impact of migrant working on Chinese family life.
Screening with Snow Hides The Shade Of Fig Trees
The Little One (La Pivellina)
(Country: Italy, Austria; Year: 2009; Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel; Stars: Patrizia Gerardi, Tairo Caroli, Asia Crippa)
A circus performer finds a lost little girl and takes her home, where everybody is so charmed by her that they can't bear to give her up.
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.
Screening with Suha
(Country: US, UK, Russia; Year: 2010; Director: Robin Hessman), Official Site
Five Muscovites talk about their lives and the changing state of Russia over the past 35 years.
Last Train Home and Dogtooth
Night Catches Us
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Tanya Hamilton; Writer: Tanya Hamilton; Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Jamara Griffin)
In 1978, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.
(Country: Mexico, Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Rigoberto Pérezcano; Writer: Edgar San Juan, Rigoberto Pérezcano; Stars: Harold Torres, Alicia Laguna, Sonia Couoh, Luis Cárdenas)
A man trying to cross into the US finds himself 'trapped' in Tijuana.
(Country: US, Cuba, Yemen; Year: 2010; Director: Laura Poitras)
The story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the US Supreme Court.
The Red Chapel (Det røde kapel)
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2009; Director: Mads Brügger; Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell)
A journalist with no scruples, a self-proclaimed spastic, and a comedian travel to North Korea under the guise of a cultural exchange visit to challenge one of the world’s most notorious regimes.
Samson And Delilah
(Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Warwick Thornton; Writer: Warwick Thornton; Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Scott Thornton), Official Site
Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes, sees an Aboriginal couple drawn together after tragedy strikes.
My Perestroika and I Killed My Mother
(Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Nader T. Homayoun; Writer: Jean-Philippe Gaud, Nader T. Homayoun)
Portrait of the seedy side of Iran's capital, where smuggling and child-trafficking are rife.
Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan)
(Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Shirin Neshat; Writer: Shahrnoush Parsipour; Stars: Bijan Daneshmand, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Shabnam Toloui, Orsolya Tóth)
Four women search for freedom in Iran, 1953.