Paris & philososphy, black & white, rom & com.
Away From Her
A married couple come to terms with Alzheimer's. Enjoying a limited Valentine's re-release in some London cinemas.
Black Snake Moan
Bluesman tries to 'cure' nymphomaniac in messy melodrama, with chains.
A Japanese spirit exorcist and his disciple.
Buried Dreams
A man tries to escape the memory of his past in the harsh mining environment of Burkina Faso.
Chapter 27
The days leading up to the assassination of John Lennon.
Chicago 10
Dramatised reconstruction and archival footage concerning the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago the subsequent “civil unrest” and trials that followed.
Comedy performer finds growing old is a funny business.
Comrades In Dreams
A documentary about cinema lovers in far flung corners of the world.
Crazy Love
Documentary about a man who mutilates the woman he claims to love.
Teenagers take up a sinister urban sport.


Das Fraulein
Two women from the former Yugoslavia have their perceptions and dreams altered by a young Bosnian with a lust for life.
The Dawn Chorus
A boy and girl return to where their parents’ plane crashed 7 years earlier.
Death To The Tinman
An amputee's rom-com, cut short. Showing as part of World Shorts 1 at EIFF 2007.
The Devil Came On Horseback
One man's mission to tell the world about genocide in Sudan.
Eagle vs Shark
Socially awkward adventures in love.
Enemies Of Happiness
Sundance award-winning documentary about Malalai Joya's campaign to be elected to the Afghanistan parliament.
Zom-com sees a boy befriended by the family zombie... but trouble brews when he eats the neighbour.
The Fighting Cholitas
Exploration of the life and motivations of Bolivian female wrestlers. Showing as part of Document Shorts at EIFF 2007.
The Good Night
A pop-star turned jingle writer seeks solace from his midlife crisis in his dreams.
The life of an illegal Chinese immigrant, based on a true story.
Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib
Documentary investigation into the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib prison.
Hard To Swallow
Grab a seat at the dinner party from hell.
Hot House
Sundance award-winning exploration of the rising tide of Palestinian leadership within Israel's jails.
Drama about a girl growing up in the Deep South.
How Is Your Fish Today?
Critical documentary in dramatic camouflage?
How She Move
A troubled teenager tries to prove herself through dance.


In The Shadow Of The Moon
The surviving members of the 1968-72 Apollo missions tell the story of the moon landings in their own words.
It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine!
Film noir fantasy for the unlikeliest of heroes.
I Want To Be A Pilot
A child's brutal life in East Africa's largest slum.
Jealous of his baby sister and ignored by his parents, a nine-year-old boy plans a terrible revenge.
The Last Dining Table
Seeking fulfillment on the fringes of Seoul.
Three French friends traveling in Georgia are horrified and intrigued when they encounter a man who is scheduled to be killed in an attempt to end an ancient blood feud.
The Last Mimzy
A brother and sister find a futuristic box and race to save humanity.
Docudrama about penal reform campaigner Lord Longford, with particular reference to Moors murderer Myra Hindley.


Make A Wish
The difficulty of buying a birthday cake in Ramallah. Showing at EIFF - World Shorts 1
Manufactured Landscapes
A documentarian follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he captures the effects of industrialisation in Asia.
The Monastery: Mr Vig And The Nun
A documentary about an old man who discovers a new side to life when he meets a young nun.
The riders of The Wall of Death still defy gravity and thrill a diminishing crowd.
My Kid Could Paint That
Documentary about a four-year-old who has sold $300,000 of paintings - but is she a genius or an exploited child?
The Nines
Alternative reality comedy thriller about a man who may or may not be a celebrity.
Guy meets Girl and makes beautiful - and Oscar-winning - music with her.
Phantom Love
An alienated woman undertakes a strange spiritual journey.


Red Road
A psychological thriller from Glasgow's heart of darkness.
The literary life for two young friends in Norway.
Rocket Science
A teenager is determined to join his high school debating team despite his stutter.
The Savages
A brother and sister must cope with their elderly father’s increasing care needs.
The Signal
Three-part tale of horror sees a strange signal start to drive people crazy.
Son Of Rambow
Delightful comedy about childlike imagination and love of the movies.
Spitfire 944
Filmmakers track down a Second World War pilot.
Starting Out In The Evening
A grad student convinces an ageing writer to let her write a thesis on him.
Strange Culture
The artist as victim of The Patriot Act.
The Substitute
Comedy about the supply teacher from hell. Showing at the EIFF as part of European Shorts 1.
A virgin's anatomical quirk means she bites off more than she can chew.


Offbeat comedy about the trials and tribulations of an unhappily married waitress in small-town America.
Year Of The Dog
Offbeat fairytale about a woman who tries to fill a void in her life after her dog dies.
The Year Of The Fish
Rotoscope-animated retelling of Cinderella, transporting the action to a New York massage parlour.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Study of Zinedine Zidane during a Real Madrid match against Villarreal.
Documentary triggered by a man's death by bestiality.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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