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THE HUNTER (Russia) Drama, 123mins. Intercinema Agency. Dir: Bakur Bakuradze. Key cast: Mikhail Barsukovich, Oksana Semenova, Tatyana Shapovalova. Ivan Dunaev is owner of an animal farm in the north of Russia. He is devoted to his work, his family, his land. One day he meets a woman from a nearby prison, who comes to work at the farm. They fall passionately in love. Ivan has to make his choice. Lerins 1

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Bryan. Key cast: Barbara Nedeljakova, Tamer Hassan, Zara Phythian. The weekend of a lifetime for a group of girls spirals into a vicious fight for their lives. Gray 5

LAURENTIE (Canada) Drama, 118mins. Funfilm Distribution Inc. Dir: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie. Key cast: Emmanuel Schwartz, Jade Hassoune, Eugenie Beaudry. Riviera 1

Resnais. Key cast: Jean- Paul Belmondo. Salle Bunuel


17 GIRLS (17 FILLES) (France) Drama, 90mins. Films Distribution. Dir: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin. Key cast: Esther Garrel, Juliette Darche, Louise Grinberg. Seventeen teenage girls take together an unexpected decision that will change their peaceful little lives and leave them misunderstood by the boys and adults around them: they decide to get pregnant all at the same time. This is based on a true story that occurred in 2008. Palais J

7 SINS FORGIVEN (India) Drama, 143mins. UTV Software Communication. Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj Key cast: John Abraham, Manuela Velles, Neil Nitin Mukesh. Based on the classic Ruskin Bond tale of ‘The Merry Widow’, the story of a woman called Suzanna, who ages between 20 and 50 years, and the seven husbands she haa. Palais H

ESCALATION (France) Thriller, 77mins. Rendez-Vous Pictures.

Dir: Charlotte Silvera. Key cast: Carmen Maura, Renaud Cestre, Francois Berleand. She should not have opened her door to her students. They showed their true colours, those of a new kind of young barbarian. Palais B

FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (Colombia) Animation, 90mins. Cine-Sud Promotion. Dir: Carlos Osuna. Antonio is bald, short and fat. Though his mind is never silent, his life goes almost uneventfully until the new notary, his boss, arrives: a fatter, balder and shorter man that, unlike Antonio, is successful and loved by others. Palais D

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OMAR KILLED ME (France) Drama, 85mins. Elle Driver. Dir: Roschdy Zem. Key cast: Denis Podalydes, Sami Bouajila. Marseille, February 2, 1994. Omar Raddad, a Moroccan gardener, is sentenced to 18 years for the murder of a wealthy widow for whom he was working. During the investigation, numerous elements seemed to

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indicate that the case had not been investigated properly. Star 3

REVENGE: A LOVE STORY (Hong Kong) Drama, action/adventure, 91mins. All Rights Entertainment. Dir: Ching-Po Wong. Key cast: Aoi Sola, Chin Siu- Ho, Juno Mak. The rainy season, the days were especially darker, the city seemed to be enveloped by a skin of dust. The police discovered two homicide cases involving pregnant women. The media widely reported the incident because of the similarities of the two cases — pregnant woman dissected alive, husband put to death in boiling water. The media nicknamed the killer ‘The Dissector’. Palais F

SAUNA ON MOON (China) Drama, 95mins. Est Films Group. Dir: Zou Peng. Key cast: Wu Yuchi, Yang Xiaomin, Lei Ting, Zhan Yi. Miramar

THE GOLDEN POMEGRANATE (US) Drama, 104mins. Gershom Productions. Dir: Dan Turgeman. Key cast: Aviv Alush, Galit Giat, Hadar Ozeri. The compelling saga of Mazal, a Jewish child-bride

from Yemen, who preserves her religion, culture, family and unique art, surviving the harsh, violent conditions of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the late 19th through the mid- 20th centuries. Gray 2

THE OTHER F WORD (US) Documentary, 98mins. Elephant Eye Films. Dir: Andrea Blaugrund. Key cast: Flea, Jim Lindberg, Lars Fredrickson. What happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians – punk rockers – become society’s ultimate authorities – dads? Gray 4


THE ACTRESS (Azerbaijan) Drama, 98mins. RS Media. Dir: Rovshan Isakh. Key cast: Alesa Kacher, Fuad Poladov, Ilham Huseynov. A writer decides to help a young woman from the neighbouring house who is being abused by her husband. However, not everything is the way it seems. Due to the conservative culture in the East, his actions result in tragedy — the death of three people. Gray 3

DORA (UK) Drama, 120mins.

28 Films. Dir: Delia Antal. Key cast: Delia Antal, Julian Bird, Mihai Arsene. The dramatic story of a young girl from a village deep in the eternal Transylvanian countryside, who dares to broaden her horizons and finally decides to escape to the West. ‘Dora’ is an awareness film and raises important issues about cultural differences, bullying and immigration. Palais E

FORT MCCOY (US) Historical, 100mins. Independent Festival Film Co. Dir: Kate Connor, Michael Worth. Key cast: Eric Stoltz, Andy Hirsch, Kate Conner. Based on a true story of a family living next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during the Second World War. A coming-of age-story beset with tragedy, a love story between a Jewish soldier and Catholic girl, and the journey of one man struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him. Palais K

THE HIKE (UK) Horror, 85mins. VMI-Vantage Media International/Vision Music Inc. Dir: Rupert

LOVERS IN KYIV (Ukraine) Drama, 107mins. Ukrainian Cinema Foundation. Dir: Ilya Vlasov, Valeriy Bebko, Artem Semakin, Oleg Borshchevskiy. Eight shorts about Kyiv through the eyes of its enamoured residents. Arcades 2

MICHEL PETRUCCIANI/ BODY AND SOUL (France) Documentary, 103mins. Wild Bunch. Dir: Michael Radford. Michel Petrucciani was a startling and original man, both by the nature of his physical condition and of his outstanding musical talent. This is the story of how he achieved fame and fortune through his indomitable will and force of personality. Olympia 5

MY BACK PAGE (Japan) Drama, 140mins. Bitters End, Inc. Dir: Nobuhiro Yamashita. Key cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki. By invitation only Palais G


(Lebanon) Romance, drama, 84mins. T Group Productions. Dir: Salim El Turk. Key cast: Loren Kdeih, Assaad Tarabay, Ghassan Saeed. Juliet, a young Lebanese woman, takes us on a journey through her diary of last February before she commits suicide! Star 2

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