This noteworthy combination of narratives and documentaries from seven different countries includes features from critically acclaimed filmmakers, high-profile cast members and timely subjects.
Please Give and Micmacs
(Country: Canada, Ireland; Year: 2009; Director: Ruba Nadda; Writer: Ruba Nadda; Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Tom McCamus, Amina Annabi, Cynthia Amsden, Andrew Cullen, Mona Hala, Fadia Nadda), Official Site
Romance blossoms in the Egyptian capital.
The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: J Blakeson; Writer: J Blakeson; Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston)
A claustrophobic thriller about a kidnap where all does not go according to plan.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Aaron Schneider; Writer: C Gaby Mitchell, Chris Provenzano, based on a story by Aaron Schneider, Scott Seeke; Stars: Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Sissy Spacek, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Andrea Powell, Shawn Knowles, Tomasz Karolak, Lori Beth Edgeman, Scott Cooper, Blerim Destani, Rebecca Grant, Jade Moser, Steven Stadler)
Heatwarming tale of redemption, partially based on the true story of a hermit who threw his own funeral... while he was still alive.
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg; Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers)
Honest and open portrait of the groundbreaking comedienne.
The Killer Inside Me
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Writer: John Curran, Michael Winterbottom, based on the novel by Jim Thompson,; Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas), Official Site
Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texan town - patient, polite and well liked... until he starts killing people.
Get Low and Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)
(Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant; Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier, Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Michel Crémadès, Marie-Julie Baup, Urbain Cancelier, Patrick Paroux, Jean-Pierre Becker, Stéphane Butet, Philippe Girard), Trailer
Satire on the arms trade, tracking one man's plan to blow up arms manufacturers.
(Country: Ireland, US; Year: 2009; Director: Neil Jordan; Writer: Neil Jordan; Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Tony Curran, Stephen Rea, Emil Hostina), Trailer
A fisherman drags up a woman in his net, but she's not dead - is she a supernatural creature?
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Nicole Holofcener; Writer: Nicole Holofcener; Stars: Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Sarah Steele)
Ensemble comedy drama explores the angst of middle-class New Yorkers.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Fatih Akin; Writer: Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos; Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Anna Bederke, Pheline Roggan, Lukas Gregorowicz, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Demir Gökgöl, Monica Bleibtreu, Marc Hosemann, Cem Akin, Catrin Striebeck, Hendrik von Bültzingslöwen, Jan Fedder), Official Site
Hapless young restaurant owner Zinos is juggling a working-class clientele alienated by his new gourmet chef, a larcenous brother, tax inspectors, health officers, and real estate sharks… but his biggest concern, aside from pleasing palates, is mending the broken heart he was left with when his girlfriend moved to Shanghai.