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A selection of 12 features - the cream from other festivals around the world.
Apart Together (Tuan Yuan) (Country: China; Year: 2010; Director: Quanan Wang; Writer: Na Jin, Quanan Wang; Stars: Baiyang, Feng Ling, Lisa Lu, Xiaotian Mo, Cai-gen Xu, Lu Yan)
Liu returns to his native city Shanghai after 50 years in Taiwan, determined to find the first love of his life, Qiao, who he left behind pregnant.
Barney's Version (Country: Canada, Italy; Year: 2010; Director: Richard J Lewis; Writer: Mordecai Richler, Michael Konyves; Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman, Saul Rubinek)
Four decades in one man's life, told as a personal confessional.
Buried (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Rodrigo Cortés; Writer: Chris Sparling; Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Ivana Miño, Anne Lockhart, José María Yazpik)
A contractor awakes to find he is buried alive.
Carancho (Country: Argentina, Chile, France, South Korea; Year: 2010; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber, José Luis Arias, Loren Acuña, Gabriel Almirón, José Manuel Espeche), Official Site, Trailer
An ambulance-chasing lawyer forms a relationship with a young doctor.
Cirkus Columbia (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Serbia; Year: 2010; Director: Danis Tanovic; Writer: Ivica Djikic, Danis Tanovic; Stars: Miki Manojlovic, Boris Ler, Mira Furlan, Jelena Stupljanin, Mario Knezovic, Milan Strljic, Svetislav Goncic, Almir Mehic, Ermin Bravo, Mirza Tanovic, Miralem Zupcevic, Mirsad Tuka, Slaven Knezovic, Jasna Beri, Adnan Besirovic)
In 1991, family trouble brews in a small town in the former Yugoslavia, when a man returns to his roots with a pocketful of cash and a life full of problems.
Exit Through The Gift Shop (Country: US, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Banksy; Stars: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Rhys Ifans, Space Invader), Official Site
A documentary about a French shopkeeper who tracked down the famous graffiti artist Banksy... or a very clever piece of performance art.
Happythankyoumoreplease (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Josh Radnor; Writer: Josh Radnor; Stars: Malin Akerman, Josh Radnor, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Tony Hale, Pablo Schreiber, Michael Algieri)
A mumblecore romcom following a group of friends struggling with their relationships.
Honey (Bal) (Country: Turkey, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Semih Kaplanoglu; Writer: Semih Kaplanoglu, Orçun Köksal; Stars: Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Alev Uçarer, Bora Altas)
Examination of the bond between a little boy, the forest and his beekeeper dad.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (Country: UK, Spain, Germany, US, Switzerland, France, China, Hong Kong; Year: 2010; Director: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado; Stars: Deyan Sudjic)
Documentary charting the rise of architect Norman Foster.
The Oath (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.
Poetry (Shi) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2010; Director: Lee Chang-dong; Writer: Lee Chang-dong; Stars: Yoon Jeong-hee, Ahn Nae-sang, Lee Da-wit, Kim Yong-taek)
A grandmother discovers poetry and begins to reassess the world around her.
Le Quattro Volte (Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2010; Director: Michelangelo Frammartino; Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino; Stars: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano), Official Site
A shepherd find himself in the bodies of a baby goat, a tree and a lump of coal as his soul makes its final journey.