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SMARKETCREENINGS 8:30AM


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (US) Action/adventure. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Dir: Rob Marshall. Key cast: Johnny Depp. Lumiere


8:45AM


EL NARCO (Mexico) Comedy, 150mins. Lightning Entertainment. Dir: Luis Estrada. Key cast: Damian Alcazar, Joaquin Cosio, Ernesto Gomez Cruz. Mexico today: a world where the cartels are a tragic reality and violence is a part of daily life.


Deported after 20 years as an illegal in the US, Benny Garcia returns to the tranquility of his sleepy rural town… or so he thinks. Much has changed, and opportunities to earn an honest living are few. With limited options, El Benny reluctantly joins his boyhood friend, working for the ruthless Don Jose and the Reyes gang. As the rewards from the narcotic trade come his way — money, women, respect— El Benny is swept along in the current of corruption and endless violence. Lerins 1


9:00AM


PORFIRIO (Colombia) Drama, 101mins. Arri Media Worldsales. Dir: Alejandro Landes. Key cast: Porfirio Ramirez, Jazbleidy


Santos, Harrison Ramirez. Theatre Croisette


9:15AM


DOONBY (US) Drama, 110mins. Doonby. Dir: Peter Mackenzie. Key cast: John Schneider, Jenn Gotzon, Ernie Hudson. Sam Doonby, a mysterious drifter, steps off a Greyhound bus and quickly becomes the talk of the small Texas town. He quickly finds work at Leroy’s Country Blues Bar, where his musical talent makes him a small-town star, attracting the attention of the beautiful but spoiled Laura Reaper. Sam mysteriously seems to always be around close to a potential disaster and able to prevent them from happening. It’s not long before the narrow minded townsfolk become jealous and start to question his


sudden appearance and motives. Arcades 1


LATE AUTUMN (South Korea) Drama, 113mins. CJ Entertainment Inc. Dir: Kim Tae-Yong. Key cast: Hyun Bin, Tang Wei. Anna and Hoon, two strangers, meet on a bus, on the way to Seattle. While spending a day together in Seattle, subtle but warm affection grows between them. Star 3


MY SO HAS GOT DEPRESSION (Japan) Drama, 121mins. Toei Company. Dir: Kiyoshi Sasabe. Key cast: Aoi Miyazaki, Masato Sakai. Haruko Takasaki and Mikio Takasaki are a loving married couple who call each other Tsure and Haru-san. Haruko


tends to be pessimistic and is lazy, and relies on Mikio to support her while she lives a happy- go-lucky life drawing comics that don’t sell. Mikio is a methodical and very serious businessman who warmly watches over his wife. However, when Mikio comes down with depression, the balance in their relationship begins to shift. Palais D


9:30AM


BURKE AND HARE (UK) Black comedy, 92mins. Ealing Studios International. Dir: John Landis. Key cast: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher. Follows hapless entrepreneurs William Burke and William Hare as they develop a lucrative venture in 19th century Edinburgh. What starts as an opportunistic “small-business


enterprise” soon expands to grave-robbing and “ethical” murder to meet the insatiable demand of the leading surgeons of the day. Star 4


DEADBALL (Japan) Action/ adventure, 99mins. Nikkatsu Corporation. Dir: Yudai Yamaguchi. Key cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Mari Hoshino, Miho Ninagawa. When he was a child, baseball prodigy Jubei Yakyu accidentally caused the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch. Having sworn off the game for life because of the incident, Jubei is now 17 and the most cold-blooded juvenile delinquent in Japan. Gray 2


FIRST LOVE See box, below left


MARKET 9:30AM


FIRST LOVE (France) Drama, 95mins. Other Angle Pictures. Dir: Marie- Castille Mention-Schaar. Key cast: Martin Cannavo, Esther Comar.


Zachary is 20. Sarah, almost 18. The bad boy and the angel. The film traces six months of an unpredictable romance between two youngsters who seem to be polar opposites. By invitation only Palais H


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