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Notching its 47th year in 2009, aims - unlike most other festivals - not to be a marketplace but rather a celebration of talent, bringing together the cream of the crop from other festivals around the globe.

Highlights this year include the Palme d'Or winning The White Ribbon and Allan Resnais' Wild Grass.

This year's festival also celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz with a screening of the newly restored edition.

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Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass
A year in the life of a flock of sheep and the people who tend to them.
Trash Humpers
Trash Humpers
A group of elderly people film themselves fornicating with the debris of society.
Police Adjective
Police Adjective
A young policeman crosses swords with his supervisor when he hesitates to turn in a teen caught with drugs.
Vincere
Vincere
The story of Musslolini's secret love child.
The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
Tensions in a German town on the eve of the First World War.
Hadewijch
Hadewijch
Exploration of religious extremism as viewed through the eyes of a young woman.
Mother
Mother
A mother tries to prove her son's innocence.
Broken Embraces
Broken Embraces
A tale of obsessive love and contested identity within the world of filmmaking.
Antichrist
Antichrist
A couple whose child has died retreat into the woods and discover very dark things.
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
An obese teenager tries to escape from her hellish homelife with the help of an inspirational teacher.
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The Restoration of Oz
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