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memories, he wanders to Tijuana on the trail of Lola, a Mexican stripper. CineStar 4

BYE BYE BLONDIE (France) Wild Bunch, 100mins. Dir: Virginie Despentes. Key cast: Emmanuelle Beart, Beatrice Dalle, Clara Ponsot. Former teenage lovers, Gloria and Frances meet again after 20 years. Once they shared sex, drugs and punk rock. But everything has changed. Kino Arsenal 2

CHERRY (US) Rezo, 102 mins. Dir: Stephen Elliott. Key cast: Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor. A portrait of a young woman who comes to San Francisco in search of herself and her place in the world and who becomes involved in the porn industry. CinemaxX 5

DEATH FOR SALE (Belgium, France, Morocco) Urban Distribution International, 117mins. Dir: Faouzi Bensaidi. Key cast: Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouhcine Malzi. Three young adults are committing petty crimes in their hometown. Boredom, betrayal, blind love and loss of identity are the elements that bring three friends together only to lose their way little-by-little. CinemaxX Studio 13

EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER (US) Films Transit International, 85mins. Dir: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey. Key cast: James Franco. The story of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America’s most important designers, perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fibreglass furniture. CinemaxX Studio 19

LOVE LASTS THREE YEARS (France) EuropaCorp, 90mins. Dir: Frederic Beigbeder. Key cast: Gaspart Proust, Louise Bourgoin, Frederique Bel. When his wife Anne leaves him for a successful writer, Marc Marronier, a high- profile literary critic, starts writing a cynical pamphlet denouncing love. At the same time, his life is turned around by an encounter with Alice. CineStar 1

WATER CHILDREN (Netherlands) Doc & Film International, 74mins. Dir: Aliona van der Horst. Film-maker Aliona van der Horst follows the trail of the unconventional Dutch- Japanese pianist and artist Tomoko Mukaiyama, who made a huge work of art on the theme of womanhood and fertility. CinemaxX Studio 17


THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST (US) Hollywood Studios International, 97mins.

Dir: Ryan O’Nan. Key cast: Ryan O’Nan, Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel. With only an acoustic guitar, a broken heart and an arsenal of children’s instruments, dejected singer Alex and self-appointed music revolutionary Jim set off on a tour that may be their last shot at achieving their dreams. CinemaxX Studio 11

CINEMA JENIN (Germany, Israel) Cinephil, 96mins. Dir: Marcus Vetter. An ambitious initiative to reopen a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin, offers a nuanced and textured view into the city and the dedicated, loyal, often conflicted group of people who follow a dream. CinemaxX Studio 16

THE DARK (Croatia) Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 80mins. Dir: Dan Oki. Key cast: Goran Markovic, Andrea Mladinic, Petra Tezak, On the first day of summer, after his night shift, taxi driver Frane kills a young unknown woman while he is having sex with her. He tries to cover up all traces but in doing so he commits two further murders. Marriott 3

THE DINOSAUR PROJECT (UK) StudioCanal, 84mins. Dir: Sid Bennett. Key cast: Richard Dillane, Matthew Kane, Peter Brooke. And the world thought that

dinosaurs were extinct? Brace yourself for a chilling ride through the depths of the Congo jungle as a film crew discovers that the 65 million-year-old species is more than alive! CineStar Event Cinema

DREAMS OF A LIFE (UK, Ireland) Entertainment, One, 91mins. Dir: Carol Morley. Key cast: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain. An imaginative and multilayered quest to go beyond the newspaper reports and solve the mystery of who Joyce Vincent was, and why she lay undiscovered for three years after her death in London. MGB-Kino

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SECRETS, OBJECTS (South Korea) Mirovision, 112mins. Dir: Lee Young- mi. Key cast: Jang Seo-hee, Jeong Suk won. Sociology professor Hye- jung, 40, falls for Usang, a male student who helps her with research on women’s extramarital affairs. Their prohibited love and secrets are watched and told by two observers, a copy machine and a camera. Marriott 1


CITIZEN GANGSTER (Canada) Myriad Pictures, 105mins. Dir: Nathan Morlando. Key cast: Scott Speedman, Brian Cox, Kelly Reilly. Inspired by true events, Edwin

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THE KICK (South Korea, Thailand) Golden Network Asia, 94mins. Dir: Prachya Pinkaew. Key cast: Tae- joo, K Kim, Jija Yanin Mitananda. When a Korean Taekwondo master’s son is kidnapped, his whole family of martial artists must steal a Thai national treasure to secure his freedom. CinemaxX Studio 15

SNACKBAR Dir: Meral Uslu Prod: Lemming Film (feature, 83´)

16:30 CinemaxX 3

WATER CHILDREN Dir: Aliona van der Horst Prod: Zeppers Film & TV Sales: Doc & Film International (documentary, 74´) 10:45 CinemaxX 17 (EFM)


THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING Dir: Maarten Treurniet Prod: Topkapi Films Sales: Global Screen (feature, 118´) 09:00 dffb-Kino (EFM)

KAUWBOY Dir: Boudewijn Koole Prod: Waterland Film Sales: Delphis Films (feature, 81´) 10:00 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

TAKING CHANCES Dir: Nicole van Kilsdonk Prod: Lemming Film Sales: Delphis Films (feature, 87´) 15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain


Dir: Sacha Polak Prod: Circe Films Sales: Media Luna New Films (feature, 80´) 20:00 Cubix 9

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