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THE MUSIC ACCORDING TO ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (Brazil) 84mins. Regina Film Productions. Dirs: Dora Jobim, Nelson Pereira Dos Santos. Palais I


A SPECIAL DAY (France) 52mins. Films Distribution. Dir: Gilles Jacob. Palais J


CINE-BOAT 63mins. Semaine De La Critique. Miramar

CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Argentina, Spain, Brazil) 110mins. Pyramide. Dir: Benjamin Avila. Key cast: Cesar Troncoso, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro Argentina 1979. After years of exile, Juan (12) and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organisation, which is fighting against the military junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are being tracked down relentlessly. His friends at school and the girl he loves, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, his family’s survival being at stake. This is a story about militancy, undercover life and love. The story of a clandestine childhood. Arcades 1 and 3

ON THE ROAD (France) 142mins. MK2 International. Key cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Walter Salles. Olympia 2

THE SAPPHIRES (Australia) 98mins. Goalpost Film. Dir: Wayne Blair. Key cast: Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell. 1968 was the year that changed the world. And

things go awry. Not a lot. Just a slight comment. A random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity. Palais K

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BACHELORETTE (US) 91mins. Elle Driver. Dir: Leslye Headland. Key cast: Kristen Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan. Cynical best friends since high school, Regan, Gena and Katie are outraged to learn their chubby but sweet friend Becky

for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission, this is the year that would change their lives forever.. Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, an English talent scout with no experience, a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great ear for music. Billed as Australia’s answer to ‘The Supremes’, the sisters secure their first true gig, when they are flown to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Palais K

ROMANIAN SHORT WAVE (Romania) 100mins. Elefant Film. Palais F


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DARIO ARGENTO’S DRACULA 3D (Italy) Filmexport Group 107mins. Dir: Dario Argento. Key cast:

n 18 Screen International at Cannes May 24, 2012

is going to be the first of the gang to get married. Gena and Katie are still single, Regan has been pressuring her boyfriend of four years, Frank, to propose. When Becky asks neurotic Regan to help plan the wedding and be the maid of honour, she is furious. Palais C

Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer, Unax Ugalde, Miriam Giovanelli, Maria Cristina Heller. Palais K

LE GRAND SOIR (France) 90mins. Funny Balloons. Dirs: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern. Key cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem. Two brothers who are complete opposites: one is a salesman in a chain store, while the other fancies himself the oldest punk-with-a- dog in Europe… But the circumstances of modern life will reunite them, putting them both on the street. Now confederates of the Punk Attitude, the two men put everything on the line to spark off a new revolution in France. Palais J

PARADISE: LOVE (Austria) 120mins. Coproduction Office. Dir: Ulrich Seidl. Key cast: Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux On Kenya’s beaches they are known as ‘sugar mamas’ — European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. ‘Paradise: Love’ tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others. Olympia 5


BUNNY (Switzerland) 100mins. December Prod. Dir: Sebastian Engstroem. Palais F

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (France) 109mins. MK2 International. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. Key cast: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi. Okuno, Ryo Kase Japan, 2011. Akiko, a pretty young student, sells herself to help pay for her studies. But then she comes across a very unusual client: a learned old scholar who shows her great kindness. An extraordinary relationship develops between her and the old man. Olympia 2

MADAGASCAR 3, EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (US) 90mins. Paramount Pictures France Dirs: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a travelling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar-style. Palais J

EL PUESTO (Argentina) 75mins. Hevadis Films. Dir: Aurelien Leveque. Marin lives alone in a small cabin in Argentinian Patagonia. A few visitors come sometimes, interrupt the loneliness of this difficult life. A meeting with a horse is going to give this wild tale a human dimension. A western, without gunshot or fight. Arcades 3

THE HUNT (Denmark) 111mins. TrustNordisk Dir: Thomas Vinterberg. Key cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Susse Vold. Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But

THE PIROGUE (Senegal) 87mins. Memento Films International (MFI) Dir: Moussa Toure. Key cast: Babacar Oualy, Balla Diarra, Laity Fall, Malamine Drame ‘Yalenguen’, Mame Astou Diallo, Saikou Lo, Salif ‘Jean’ Diallo, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered the chance to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don’t all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe. Palais I



106mins. Wild Bunch. Dir: Ken Loach Key cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, Siobhan Reilly, Roger Allam. Olympia 5


PROGRAMME COURTS 2 85mins. Quinzaine Des Realisateurs. Theatre Croisette


CODENAME VENUS (UK) 90mins. Fifth Generation. Dir: Tamer

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