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brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. An incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. Criterion 6

DAM 999 Action/adventure, thriller, 110mins. Boll World Sales. Dir: Sohan Roy. Key cast: Joshua Fredric Smith, Jaala Pickering, Vinay. After many years, two mariners return to their homeland with the hope of a new beginning. Little do they know about a disaster that will change their destiny. AMC Santa Monica 3

DEAD INSIDE Thriller, horror, 90mins. Bleiberg Entertainment. Dir: Pearry Teo. Key cast: Lala Hensley, Sage Howard, James Lim. Le Merigot 2

A GANG STORY Thriller, action/adventure, 102mins. Gaumont. Dir: Olivier Marchal. Key cast: Gerard Lanvin, Tcheky Karyo. Since his release from prison, Momon, leader of the notorious “Gang from Lyon”, has managed to stay out of trouble. But when his best friend Suttel gets into trouble, Momon feels the urge to help him. From that moment on, the adrenaline and other dangers he had been avoiding come back in the life of this ex-gangster. Laemmle Monica 3

GOD BLESS AMERICA Black comedy, drama, 99mins. Magnolia Pictures. Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait. Key cast: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr. Social commentary on post 9/11 America. A subversive and violent film about a depressed man who starts killing society’s meanest and cruelest people. Fairmont 2

GOODBYE Drama, 104mins. Fortissimo Films. Dir: Mohammad

biological father when he is confronted with a class action lawsuit. Some 533 children, the fruit of many visits to a local sperm bank some 20 years ago, have decided that, regardless of the anonymity of the donor, they want to know who their real father is. AMC Santa Monica 5


SKET Drama, 90mins. AV Pictures. Dir: Nirpal Bhogal. Key cast: Aimee Kelly, Ashley Walters, Emma Hartley Miller. When a young woman is indiscriminately and brutally murdered by notoriously violent

Rasoulof. Key cast: Leyla Zareh. The story of a young lawyer in Tehran, Iran in search of a visa to leave the country. She recently had her license to practise law revoked for participating in activist campaigns against the government. Her husband was exiled to work in the desert because of his role as a political journalist. Now pregnant and alone, the woman is fed up with Iran and considering terminating her pregnancy as part of a complicated scheme to leave the country. Le Merigot 1

IF YOU DIE I’LL KILL YOU Drama, 95mins. EuropaCorp. Dir: Hiner Saleem. Key cast: Jonathan Zaccai, Golshifteh Farahani. In Paris’ cosmopolitan and colourful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who’s fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to

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gang leader Trey, her 16-year-old sister Kayla wants vengeance and will stop at nothing to get it. Joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and man-hating Danielle, Kayla finds herself caught up in their adrenaline-fuelled criminal lifestyle. Broadway Cineplex 1

track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his fiancee Siba to Paris. She’s due to arrive in the next few days. The two men strike up a friendship and when Avdal dies suddenly and unexpectedly, Philippe finds himself left to organise the funeral arrangements. Criterion 4

MEN IN THE CITY II Comedy, 112mins. Beta Cinema. Dir: Simon Verhoeven. Key cast: Florian David Fitz, Maxim Mehmet, Til Schweiger. While sorting out their chaotic relationships, the “men in the city” run into new, amusing and sometimes absurd obstacles on their rocky road to happiness. Laemmle Monica 2

NATURAL SELECTION Black comedy, 90mins. Goldcrest Films International.

Dir: Robbie Pickering. Key cast: Rachael Harris, Matt O’Leary, John Diehl. Linda White, a barren Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence in suburban Texas. Her world is turned upside- down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year-old illegitimate son named Raymond living in Florida. Somewhere on the edge of guilt and loneliness, Linda grants Abe’s final wish and sets off on a quixotic journey to find Raymond and bring him back before her husband passes away. Fairmont 5

PX 3D Horror, thriller, 88mins. Stonebrook International. Dir: Sergi Vizcaino. Key cast: Amaia Salamanca, Maxi Iglesias, Ursula Corbero. Angela is a medical student and skeptical when it comes to believing in the existence of ghosts and the paranormal world. In order to help her pass her class, Professor Fuentes challenges her and four of her classmates to prove him wrong and refute the existence of the beyond by investigating a cursed village called Susurro. AMC Santa Monica 4


Documentary, 91mins. Content. Dir: Nick

Broomfield, Joan Churchill. Key cast: Nick Broomfield. Nick Broomfield’s quest for the real Sarah Palin. This involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid winter, the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, soul and belief, to the charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex-hockey mum, but it’s not all plain sailing. Broadway Cineplex 4

SKET See box, above

SLEEP TIGHT Thriller, 102mins. Filmax International. Dir: Jaume Balaguero. Key cast: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan. We all know who our friends are but what about our acquaintances? Those people who play a small part in our everyday lives, how well do we really know them? And how well do they know us? Laemmle Monica 4

STARBUCK Comedy, 109mins. Entertainment One. Dir: Ken Scott. Key cast: Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand. David Wozniak, a 42-year-old who is young at heart, is about to become a first time

UNLAWFUL KILLING Documentary, 94mins. Guardian Entertainment International. Dir: Keith Allen. Key cast: Mohamed Al-Fayed, Piers Morgan, Miranda Glasser. The true story of the violent death of Princess Diana, and the subsequent cover-up by the British Establishment, culminating (after a decade of delay) in an inquest held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Criterion 2

URBAN EXPLORER Thriller, 100mins. The Little Film Company. Dir: Andy Fetscher. Key cast: Nathalie Kelley, Nick Eversman, Klaus Stiglmeier. A group of four urban explorers hire a local guide, Kris, to explore the hidden world under Berlin. When Kris has a bad fall, two girls in the group go to seek help while Denis, the American, stays behind. Armin, a former East German border guard, suddenly appears. Out of desperation, Denis allows Armin to lead them to safety and soon Denis realises he has just made the biggest mistake of his life. Ocean Screenings 1

WUNDERKINDER Period drama, 96mins. Telepool/Cinepool — A Division of Telepool. Dir: Markus O Rosenmuller. Key cast: Kai Wiesinger, Catherine Flemming, Konstantin Wecker. During the Second World War in the Ukraine, three musical child prodigies — a German girl, Hannah, and two Jewish kids, Larissa and Abrasha — have to learn to use their musical skill,


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