24 City
Blend of fiction and documentary looks at a Chinese munitions plant scheduled for conversion into luxury apartments.
Afterschool
A boy at an exclusive American private school becomes increasingly obsessed with watching video clips on his computer.
Ashes Of Time Redux
The director's rescored, re-cut and restored version of his 1994 tale of love and regret.
Bullet In The Head
Avant-garde thriller invites audience to piece together the narrative.
Changeling
True crime story about a mother whose problems are compounded when she is reunited with a boy police claim is her missing 10-year-old son.
Che: Guerilla
Second episode in Soderbergh's meditation on the Argentine-born revolutionary, focussing on his time in Bolivia.
Che: The Argentine
First part of Soderbergh's epic, sees the revolutionary take on Batista.
A Christmas Tale
Ensemble drama about a family brought together - and, possibility on course to be torn apart - by the illness of their matriarch.
The Class
Quasi-documentary about a group of Parisian school kids.

D

Four Nights With Anna
A crematorium worker becomes obssessed with a beautiful nurse.
Gomorrah
Five interweaving stories paint a brutal portrait of organised crime in Naples.
Happy-Go-Lucky
Poppy, a young primary school teacher living in Camden Town, starts taking driving lessons with an instructor who is her opposite in every respect.
The Headless Woman
A woman's life goes off the rails after a mysterious car accident.
Hunger
Examination of the events leading up to and during Bobby Sands' 1981 hunger strike. Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes.

I

I'm Gonna Explode
A romance develops between two rebels without a cause.
Let's Talk About The Rain
A self-centred politican has to deal with the politics of relationships when she returns to her home town.
Lola Montes
Colourful and genuinely revolutionary film, which shows off the considerable imagination and technical prowess of the director. Newly restored version is being show at NYFF 2008.

R

Service
Drama about a family's day-to-day struggle to survive in the Philippines.
Summer Hours
Drama about a priceless art collection and a family's decision about how best to use it, for both memory and intrinsic worth.
Tokyo Sonata
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.
Tony Manero
The story of a psychotic fiftysomething and his obssession with John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever.
Tulpan
A man dreams of becoming a shepherd in the Kazakhstan steppe, but is there room for such dreams in the modern world?

V

Waltz With Bashir
Animated documentary exploring the psychological aftermath of the First Lebanon War.
Wendy And Lucy
Drama about a young woman's attempts to find her lost dog.
The Wrestler
An ageing wrestler tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, but can he get the ring out of his soul? Plus read what Aronofsky, Rourke and Tomei said about .
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