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SILENT SONATA (Slovenia) Drama, 80mins. Fortissimo Films. Dir: Janez Burger. Key cast: Leon Lucev, Pauliina Rasane, Viatcheslav Volkov. A father was left alone with his children after his wife was killed in the war. One day, he is surprised to find that the Circus Fantasticus has stopped in front of their house. Getting to know the bizarre group changes the life of the family forever. Olympia 7

GUILTY OF ROMANCE (Japan) Drama, 112mins. Films Boutique. Dir: Sion Sono. Key cast: Megumi Kagurazaka, Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi. Izumi is married to a famous romantic novelist but their life seems just a simple repetition without romance. One day, she decides to follow her desires and accepts a job as a naked model who fakes sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers, but at home she is still the wife she is supposed to be. Lerins 2

IN HIS CHART (Japan) Drama, 128mins. Toho Co. Dir: Yoshihiro Fukagawa. Key cast: Sho Sakurai, Aoi Miyazaki, Jun Kaname. As a physician at local clinic, Dr Ichito Kurihara has no time to call his own with the heavy patient visits and shortage of doctors on call. Ichito is drawn to a position at a major general hospital. The job will provide time for his family along with an opportunity to heighten his skill as a physician. Yet his days linger on at the clinic from his reluctance to leave his patients with one less doctor to look after them. Palais G

JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN (US) Action/adventure, 95mins. Mission Pictures International. Dir: Harold Cronk. Key cast: Anna Zielinski, David A R White, Jaci Velasquez. When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI agent Shane Daughtry is faced with an impossible task — find them before they are detonated. Gray 5

LEAVING (Czech Republic) Drama, 94mins. Buc Film. Dir: Vaclav Havel. Key cast: Josef Abrham, Havlov Dagmar Veskrnova, Tatiana Wilhelmova. Olympia 6

THE LEGACY OF THE SUN (Japan) Historical, 134mins. Kadokawa Shoten Co. Dir: Kiyoshi Sasabe. Key cast: Masato Sakai, Seiji Fukushi, Shido Nakamura. Story based at the end of the Second World War. Three soldiers and 20 schoolgirls are given a special mission to hide a treasure MacAurthur owns. Palais C

THE LOOK (France) Documentary, 90mins. Mk2. Dir: Angelina Maccarone. Key cast: Charlotte Rampling, Peter Lindberg, Paul Auster.

More than any other woman, Charlotte Rampling epitomises sexual liberation, from the swinging sixties when she was a young woman in fashionable Chelsea, to the attractive mature woman that she is today. Buyers only, no press Olympia 5

THE MAGICIANS (Netherlands) Family, 93mins. Delphis Films Inc. Dir: Joram Lursen. Key cast: Thor Braun, Theo Maassen, Chantal Janzen. Ben, an eight-year-old boy, learns tricks from a master magician. He is particularly fascinated by a special and unusual disappearing trick. However, when his friend Sylvie seems to have disappeared forever, Ben has to find out what is real and what is illusion. Palais E

REBIRTH (YOKAME NO SEMI) (Japan) Drama, 146mins. Shochiku Co. Dir: Izuru Narushima. Key cast: Mao Inoue, Hiromi Nagasaku. Kiwako sneaks into the home of Takehiro whom she is having an affair with, and kidnaps his newborn baby, Erina. Kiwako endlessly moves throughout Japan while raising Erina as if she was her own daughter for the next four years. They

truly lead a happy life until Kiwako is finally arrested. Erina is also having an affair with a married man and finds that she is pregnant with his baby. She decides to travel in the footsteps of the past to find herself. Gray 1

SAINT (SINT) (Netherlands) Horror, Action/Adventure, 88Mins. Film Factory Entertainment. Dir: Dick Maas. Key cast: Caro Lenssen, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Escha Tanihatu.

A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5. Riviera 3

SANCTIONED TO DIE (US) Action/adventure, 85mins. Truth+Spirit Films. Dir: Brent Bambic. Key cast: Vince Segovia, Kathy Corpus, Allie Anderson. When a highly-skilled martial artist turned rookie cop loses his best friend to a gambling

syndicate that runs a to-the-death fight competition, he makes it his mission to bring justice. Gray 3

SILENT SONATA See box, above

TALES OF THE NIGHT See box, below

UNDER CONTROL (Germany) Documentary, 98mins. Dir: Volker Sattel.

Explains the ‘peaceful


TALES OF THE NIGHT (France) Animation, 84mins. StudioCanal. Dir: Michel Ocelot. Acclaimed Bafta and Cesar award-winning director

Michel Ocelot adds an enchanting new dimension to 3D with his magical fairy tales for all ages. Rendered in 3D by the animators of ‘Despicable Me’. Palais I

May 14, 2011 Screen International at the Cannes Film Festival 77 n

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