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MARIA MY LOVE Drama, 100mins. Studio City Pictures. Dir: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle. Key cast: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger. Ana is a young woman trying to reimagine her life after her mother’s death during the course of one California spring. Filled with resentment over her father’s mistakes, Ana feels disconnected from herself and everyone around her. Swept up by a new romance and a warm reunion with her half-sister, Ana is so taken by the newfound support and love in her life that she sets out to find someone — anyone other than herself — to help. Broadway Cineplex 2


MEETING EVIL Thriller, 91mins. Motion Picture Corporation of America. Dir: Chris Fisher. Key cast: Samuel L Jackson, Luke Wilson, Leslie Bibb. Ocean Screenings 1


A MONSTER IN PARIS Animation, 90mins. EuropaCorp. Dir: Bibo Bergeron. Key cast: Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, Danny Huston. Paris, 1910. Panic sweeps the city. Floodwaters are rising and a monster is on the loose. Formidable Commissioner Maynott and his men hunt it down day and night with no luck. It could be that in the limelight at The Rare Bird — a Montmartre cabaret where feisty Lucille is the star attraction — isn’t a bad place to hide at all. Criterion 2


MY GIRLHOOD Family, 105mins. China Film Promotion International. Dir: Zhenzhi Feng. Key cast: Yixiao Li. Fang Dan, a girl with her lower limbs paralysed, meets a handsome boy, Li Jiang, when she sits at the window reading. From then on when she hears a bell ringing she knows it is Li Jiang sending her books. They become best friends. Le Merigot 2


n 30 Screen International at the AFM November 4, 2011


Martin Guigui. Key cast: Dennis Quaid, Aimee Teegarden, Tony Oller. After watching the murder of their best friend, a desperate group of teens battle against the authorities to expose a local hero as the vicious killer, unravel the grim secrets inside his “haunted” house, and keep from becoming his next victims. Ocean Screenings 1


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THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE Action/adventure, fantasy, 99mins. Distribution Workshop. Dir: Tony, Siu-Tung Ching. Key cast: Jet Li, Eva Huang, Raymond Lam. One day, a young herbalist Xu Xian came


ONE LIFE


Documentary, 89mins. IM Global. Dir: Martha Holmes, Mike Gunton. Key cast: Daniel Craig. Over five billion years, life on Earth has evolved into the incredible richness and variety we see today. This is a celebration of the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the animal kingdom. Fairmont 5


PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING Comedy, 96mins. Voltage Pictures. Dir: Bruce Beresford. Key cast: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen. Reeling from the news that her husband is leaving her, Diane impulsively takes her children to Woodstock to stay with Grace, her estranged hippie mother. As tensions rise, they all must decide what to do with their summer of love. Broadway Cineplex 1


SEA SHADOW Drama, 90mins. Fortissimo Films.


to the mountains and accidentally fell into a lake. White Snake, in the incarnation of a beautiful lady, came to his rescue. Her passion for this young man could not be contained and with the help of Green Snake, she ventured into the human world. AMC Santa Monica 6


Dir: Nawaf Al-Janahi. Key cast: Omar Al Mulla, Neven Madi. A young Emirati boy and girl growing up in a small seaside village, struggle with tradition and convention in their journey towards adulthood. AMC Santa Monica 3


THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE See box, above


SUR LE RYTHME Romance, 92mins. Entertainment One. Dir: Charles-Olivier Michaud. Key cast: Nico Archambault, Mylene Saint-Sauveur, France Castel. Tells the story of a 20-year-old woman, Delphine Lamarre, torn between living her dream as a dancer or respecting her parents’ wishes and becoming a doctor. Broadway Cineplex 3


THE SWORD IDENTITY Martial Arts, 110mins. Golden Network Asia. Dir: Xu Hao-feng. Key cast: Yu Cheng-hui,


Song Yang, Zhao Yuan- yuan Once upon a time in the Southern Chinese city of Guancheng, there lived four families, each of them faithful keepers of martial arts. Anyone who wanted to establish a new school, or a new form of kung fu, had to fight their way through the family’s gates. Criterion 1


UNTOUCHABLE Comedy, 112mins. Gaumont. Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. Key cast: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy. A true story, witty and moving, about two men who should never have met: a quadriplegic aristocrat injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects who becomes his caregiver and restores his lust for life. Laemmle Monica 2


WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH Family, childrens, action/ adventure, 105mins. Sola Media GmbH. Dir: Oliver Dieckmann. Key cast: Alexander Sheer, Jessica Schwarz, Volker Lechtenbrink. The last thing Charlotte and Ben expected is that Santa crash lands onto their street in the middle of a thunderstorm just before Christmas. AMC Santa Monica 4


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BENEATH THE DARKNESS Thriller, 100mins. The Little Film Company. Dir:


BLOOD MONEY Action/adventure, martial arts, 105mins. Vision Films. Dir: Gregory McQualter. Key cast: Zheng Liu, Pitbull, Chai Hui. When a powerful warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China turns to crime after his parents are killed and his sister kidnapped, the drug cartels of America, Australia, and Hong Kong are about to feel the sting of the world’s most dangerous hitman. Fairmont 4


COLOR OF THE OCEAN Drama, 95mins. Telepool/Cinepool — A Division of Telepool. Dir: Maggie Peren. Key cast: Sabine Timoteo, Alex Gonzales, Hubert Kounde. A Spanish border patrolman on Grand Canary Island, Jose has to decide the fate of hundreds of African boat people. When German tourist Nathalie gets involved, the refugee crisis threatens to spin out of control. It’s up to Jose to decide what to do, but sometimes you have to free yourself to free others. Laemmle Monica 2


HELL Thriller, 86mins. Beta Cinema. Dir: Tim Fehlbaum. Key cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg, Lars Eidinger. In the near future, the world that we know today no longer exists. Violent solar storms have dried up the Earth, which is prey to an unbearable heat. Laemmle Monica 3


INSEPARABLE Black comedy, drama, 94mins. Odin’s Eye


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