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SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE (Bulgaria) 75mins. Dir: Ilian Metev. Key cast: Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov. In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve two million people, Krassi, Mila and Plamen are unlikely heroes: chain-smoking, filled with humour and relentlessly saving lives against all odds. Yet, the strain of a broken system is taking its toll. How long can they keep on fixing society’s injured until they loose their empathy? Critics’ Week Miramar

THE PAPERBOY See box, right


THE KING OF PIGS (South Korea) 97mins. Dir: Yeun Sang-Ho. Key cast: Yang Ik-June, Oh Jeong-Se, Kim Hye- Na, Park Hee-Von, Kim Kkobbi. Kyung-min and Jong- suk were classmates at a middle school. In their school days, there were class distinctions among students — the ‘dogs’ and ‘pigs’. One day, a charismatic student called


ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. In Competition Star 1



THE PAPERBOY (US) 107mins. Dir: Lee Daniels. Key cast: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman. A directionless young man helps his reporter brother to investigate

Kim Chul arrives to end the reign of bullying terror. Directors Fortnight Theatre Croisette


PEDDLERS (India) 116mins. Dir: Vasan Bala. Key cast:

the possible wrongful conviction of a man on Death Row, and in the process falls for the woman whom the convict has been romancing through prison correspondence. In Competition Press Grand Theatre Lumiere

Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Mennon. Follows the intersecting lives of three social outcasts in Mumbai: a Narcotics Control Bureau officer; a terminally ill Bangladeshi immigrant; and a young boy whose

mistaken notions of rebellion and freedom have driven him from the comforts of his upper middle-class home into Mumbai’s dark and dangerous underbelly. Critics’ Week Star 3


MADDENED BY HIS ABSENCE (France) 98mins. Dir: Sandrine Bonnaire. Key cast: Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand, Jalil Mehenni, William Hurt. After a 10-year absence, Jacques, 50, comes back into Mado’s life. To be

closer to his estranged wife, he moves into her basement — much to the consternation of her new husband. Critics’ Week Lerins 1

ON THE ROAD (France) 142mins. Dir: Walter Salles. Key cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss. Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming

MISS LOVELY (India) 110mins. Dir: Ashim Ahluwalia. Key cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George. Bombay, 1986. Vicky and Sonu are brothers and partners in crime. They produce Z-grade films in the lower depths of Bollywood. Vicky leaves the donkey-work to Sonu, his withdrawn, dim-witted younger sibling, who often cleans up after him. But things change when Sonu meets Pinky, a beautiful young actress who quickly comes between the brothers. Un Certain Regard Press Theatre Claude Debussy

LA PLAYA DC (Colombia) 90mins. Dir: Juan Andres Arango. Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in Bogota, a city of exclusion and racism. Un Certain Regard Salle Bazin

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Cinematographer Ben Wheeler

(The Inbetweeners Movie, House Of Rooms, Bad Sugar, Todd Margaret, The Midnight Beast, Some Girls)

TRULY CINEMATIC » May 24, 2012 Screen International at Cannes 15 n

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