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Buyers brave Thurman’s Fog BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

Other Angle has seen strong interest on Night And Fog, its Second World War drama set to star Uma Thurman. Deals have closed at AFM with Turkey (Fabula), Middle East (Falcon), South Africa (M-Net) and former Yugoslavia (2 Eye Films), with Germany, Latin America, Benelux and Poland about to sign. Thurman is due to play real-life intelligence officer Vera Atkins, who after the conflict investigated the fate of missing agents she had dispatched to Occupied France. John Hay will direct, shooting in Northern Ireland in 2015. At AFM, Other Angle has also closed deals on Asia Argento’s Misunderstood with Brazil (Imovision) and Turkey (Mars). The company recently concluded deals with Germany (Rapid Eye), Australia (Palace), Russia (A-One Films), Argentina (Zeta Film), Poland (Spectator), South Korea (At Nine) and Hungary (Cirko). Also continuing to sell for Other Angle is doc The Go-Go Boys, which has sold to Switzerland (Praesens), Belgium (Bar Dafeu) and Scandinavia (Non-Stop).

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Universal makes eyes at IM Global’s Secret BY JEREMY KAY

Universal has struck a multi-territory deal with IM Global on The Secret In Their Eyes remake, set to commence production in late January in Los Angeles. The studio has acquired the UK, Germany, France and Benelux to Billy Ray’s English-language version of the Argentinian thriller that won the best foreign-language Oscar in 2010. IM Global fully finances the project and has closed deals in Latin America (Sun), Australia (Road-

show), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Good Films) and Spain (Inopia). Rights have also gone to Switzerland (Impuls), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Greece (Spentzos), Hong Kong (Edko) and Israel (United King). Chiwetel Ejiofor stars alongside Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, in for Gwyneth Paltrow, who withdrew due to scheduling issues. Ray will direct from his adaptation of the original by Juan Jose Campanella. The remake has been reconfigured to centre on a former

MI5 agent haunted by an unsolved case who discovers a shocking truth about past events. Mark Johnson and John Ufland are the producers and CAA represents US rights to the project. IM Global’s AFM slate includes the Matthew McConaughey Civil War film Free State Of Jones, which Gary Ross will direct from his adapted screenplay. The roster also includes comedic drama Three Generations starring Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning.

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NEWS Finding God Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas star in Daughter Of God, the first project for Remark Films » Page 4

FEATURES Head space Phil Hunt talks about Head Gear’s push to finance bigger projects » Page 8

Wool runnings Screen visits the set of Aardman Animations and StudioCanal’s Shaun The Sheep The Movie » Page 10

A24 lights up Dark Places BY JEREMY KAY

A24 and DIRECTV have acquired all US rights to Dark Places in a deal with WME Global. Bloom oversees international distribution on the Gillian Flynn thriller starring Charlize Theron as the survivor of a family massacre forced to investigate the events of that fateful day. DIRECTV gets an exclusive 30-day window followed by the A24 theatrical release. Gilles Paquet-Brenner directed from his adapted screenplay.

Statham cranks up Mechanic 2 Richard Klubeck and Brett Ratner at the 2014 AFM Finance Conference yesterday. Ratner spoke about RatPac’s work in China: “I analysed what was going on in the marketplace and realised that what the Chinese want is for the local films to thrive. So we decided internally to finance local Chinese movies — and that’s what we did.”

Rebel sells sci-fi to Germany Falcom Media Group has taken German, Austrian and Germanspeaking territory rights to Rebel Movies’ sci-fi Mindgate, set to star Rachael Leigh Cook. She’s All That’s Cook is to play a neuropsychologist who leads a project designed to let quadriplegic patients experience satisfying sexual relationships by creating a mental connection with healthy volunteers.

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The film is the first production from production-distribution company Rebel Movies, which is based in Madrid. Mindgate is in pre-production and based on a script by Spanish science-fiction novelist Juan Miguel Aguilera, who will make his directorial debut on the film. Additional casting is currently under way. Andreas Wiseman

Nikkatsu, Backup link for Miike BY LIZ SHACKLETON

Japanese studio Nikkatsu has pacted with Paris-based Backup Media, which will handle European sales on Takashi Miike’s upcoming vampire yakuza movie, Yakuza Apocalypse. Nikkatsu has also sold the film to South Korea’s Media Soft, while Merantau Films, a production house on The Raid and The Raid 2, has acquired rights for Indonesia. XYZ Films is handling sales for North America.

Set for a spring 2015 delivery, Yakuza Apocalypse will be released in Japan by Nikkatsu. “It’s an honour for Backup Media to partner with such a great, talented director and to start a partnership with one of the world’s most respected Japanese studios,” said Backup Media founding partner David Atlan-Jackson. Yakuza Apocalypse is produced by Yoshinori Chiba, Shinichiro Masuda, Shinjiro Nishimura and Misako Saka.

Principal photography has begun in Bangkok on Mechanic: Resurrection starring Jason Statham. Nu Image handles international sales and Lionsgate will distribute in the US in January 2016. Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh and Tommy Lee Jones round out the cast on the Millennium Films sequel, in which Statham reprises his role as retired hitman Arthur Bishop. Mechanic: Resurrection follows Bishop across four continents as he is pulled back into his old life. Dennis Gansel directs the thriller from a screenplay by Philip Shelby, Tony Mosher, Rachel Long and Brian Pittman. Jeremy Kay


Ketchup and Altitude dip into partnership

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Ketchup Entertainment has formed a distribution partnership with UK sales and distribution outfit Altitude Film Entertainment, which will see the latter distribute Ketchup titles across home entertainment, pay TV and free TV in the UK. The deal was negotiated by Gareth West and Stephen Stanley, head of acquisitions, on behalf of Ketchup and by Will Clarke and Andy Mayson on behalf of Altitude Film Entertainment. The first two releases under the new deal includes David Hayter’s Wolves and the comedy spoof Superfast from directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg. Ketchup Entertainment CEO West said: “Extending our distribution to the UK marketplace is an exciting next step for Ketchup, and we feel the experience and expertise the Altitude team offers puts us in a great position.” A l t i t u d e ’s C l a r k e s a i d : “Ketchup Entertainment has a great eye for breakout films and this deal will allow Altitude to bring additional quality entertainment to the UK marketplace.” Ketchup launched a US film distribution division in May 2012.

By Jeremy Kay

Daniel Grodnik’s US-based Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company has teamed with financiers Seth Kramer and Curt Kramer to fund fledgling production company Remark Films. The new venture will look to co-finance two to five films a year across genres in the sub-$10m range. The company will also fund in-house development. The first project on the books is Daughter Of God, Gee Malik Linton’s detective thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Cuban-born Ana de Armas, which Fortitude International is selling. Cassian Elwes and CAA jointly represent US rights. Linton wrote the script and is

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directing the project, currently shooting in New York. Reeves, Linton and Robin Gurland are producing while Elwes, the Kramer brothers and Grodnik serve as executive producers. “Curt and Seth Kramer are brothers who come to the film business from Wall Street and are two of the largest private inves-

tors in micro-cap companies with a portfolio that includes hundreds of private and publicly traded corporations,” said Grodnik. “As a pair of New Yorkers, we have a strong desire to foster independent film and support talented film-makers,” said the Kramer brothers. “With our capital behind Dan, we know we’ll be able to put together a number of great projects to bring to worldwide audiences.” Grodnik’s Mass Hysteria is also involved in a number of other projects including an executive producer role on the Emmett/ Furla-produced Bus 657 currently shooting in Alabama with Robert De Niro, David Bautista, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kate Bosworth.

Pure Flix adds Dame, rider By Jeremy Kay

Pure Flix/Quality Flix has added Dancer And The Dame and The Black Rider to its AFM sales slate. The company behind global smash God’s Not Dead is talking up the comedy Dancer And The Dame, which screens today, and

tells the story of a detective who teams up with a demanding police dog. Eva LaRue and Billy Gardell star. Action title The Black Rider screens today and tomorrow and stars David AR White as a drifter in a lawless town. Kevin Sorbo,

James Denton and Brian Bosworth also star. Sales chief Ron Gell’s roster includes Do You Believe? starring Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley, Andrea Logan White and Delroy Lindo.

AFM brieFs Open road/endgame spy on Snowden project Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment have confirmed they are partnering for the US release of the untitled Edward Snowden project starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Oliver Stone. Pathé has retained distribution rights in France and Benelux, and Wild Bunch handles international sales in all other territories.

Green flies with Iron Sky Tom Green has joined the cast of Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky The Coming Race. The film-makers released a new promo here at AFM for the 2016 release, and the team has launched a crowdfunding campaign at IndieGoGo.

Black album spins at aFm Producers Gina G Goff at Goff Productions and Rene Sheridan are at AFM in talks with financiers and sales agents on horror thriller The Black Album. Writer-director Larry Brand’s story is based on the mythology around heavy metal bands that allegedly laced their albums with satanic lyrics that could be heard when the LPs were played backwards.

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TrustNordisk inks US on I am Here TrustNordisk has sold North American rights for Anders Morgenthaler’s drama I Am Here to Los Angeles-based distributor Brainstorm Media. The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, head of sales at TrustNordisk, and Meyer Shwarzstein, president at Brainstorm Media. “Anders Morgenthaler’s film-making is imaginative and Kim Basinger’s performance is enthralling. We are convinced it will be well received by critics and audiences alike,” said Shwarzstein. The drama — about a successful business executive struggling to have a child — world premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Andreas Wiseman

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Fred and Richard Fairbrass, the musical duo best known as Right Said Fred, are attending AFM to talk about their film plans. The brothers are involved in three films at the moment. UK quirky comedy Meet Pursuit Delange is editing now for a summer 2015 release. The Fairbrass brothers have written two songs that appear in the film. Richard Fairbrass describes the feature as “quintessentially English”. Howard Webster writes and directs, and the film stars Jason Flemyng and Colin Salmon. The brothers appear on screen playing two guardian angels. They are also working on music for Roger Gual’s Barcelona Connection, which will shoot in

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spring/summer 2015 in Barcelona, London and Florida. Fred Fairbrass, who lives near Barcelona, calls that project “a funny detective story”. In that film, the brothers are likely to play a pair of animal-rights activists. On a more serious note, they

are also developing Refugee Camp Superstar, which will be inspired by true stories of children who become singing sensations while living in refugee camps. The brothers are writing the treatment now and will bring on a writer to complete the script.


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AFM brieFs Uncork’d rises with Moon UK genre specialist Jinga has sold Jeremy Wooding’s werewolf Western Blood Moon, starring Shaun Dooley, to Uncork’d Entertainment for North America.

Raven lights up Dark Sky Raven Banner has picked up Canadian rights from Dark Sky Films/MPI to a trio of genre titles. The deal covers SXSW Midnighters’ Late Phases directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano; Starry Eyes from directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer and producer Travis Stevens; and Conor McMahon’s Fantastic Fest premiere From The Dark.

Mandela Fest packs in 400 titles By WenDy MiTchell

The new Mandela International Film Festival is gearing up for its inaugural edition to run December 3-13, 2015 in Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, is a patron of the festival. Festival founder David Selvan, a media lawyer and executive producer, told Screen: “We honour

Double does Trilight triple Double Dutch International president Jason Moring has secured worldwide sales rights from Trilight Entertainment to Archie: Robodog, The Adventure Club and Derailed Dreams.

Mandela and what Mandela stood for.” The festival theme will be “hope and reconciliation” and all 400 films playing at the festival will be connected to that theme. Films will be selected in all genres from around the globe, and the festival will showcase classic films as well as new ones. Directors and actors will be recruited to programme some of their favourite films related to the theme.

Vinnie Jones stars as the handler of a retired FBI agent who is framed in a presidential assassination plot in Decommissioned, which Cardinal XD has introduced to AFM buyers. Timothy Woodward Jr directs; Johnny Messner, James Remar, Estella Warren and Michael Paré also star.

Around 40 films will be about Mandela himself and members of his family will speak. The team says the festival, planned as an annual event from 2015 onwards, will have an “intellectual character” and include debates, panels and masterclasses. The festival will aim to showcase South Africa as a shooting location and co-production partner, as well as showing off the tourism appeal

of the Eastern Cape. Backers of the event so far include local and national government, the House of Mandela, South African Tourism, Vodacom and Thebe Investment Corporation. The delegation from the festival attending AFM includes Selvan, chief marketing officer Manzini Zungu, head of sponsorship Naniwe Maqetuka and US representative Regis Brown. »

EFM head talks TV, doc focus By WenDy MiTchell

Matthijs Wouter Knol, the new director of Berlin’s European Film Market, is looking to spotlight TV series and documentaries as special themes at the 2015 edition. EFM Series, announced last month, will run February 9-10. It will not aim to be a fully fledged TV market but will connect the associated parts of the film and TV

businesses. “It will partly overlap with our usual attendees,” Knol said, “and bring in new buyers, commissioners and producers.” Berlinale Co-Production market will add an extra day (February 10) to overlap with EFM Series. There will also be a focus on docs and there will be a more visible platform for producers to network at EFM.



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Shifting up a Gear London-based Head Gear Films is having a boom year backing larger-scale films starring the likes of Julianne Moore and Mickey Rourke. Phil Hunt tells Michael Rosser about fostering more relationships with the US


t has been an extraordinary year for Head Gear Films, the London-based film investment firm led by Phil Hunt. After spending a decade investing in around 70 movies, the past 12 months have seen activity ramp up significantly with $34.8m ploughed into 27 features including Samuel L Jackson thriller Big Game and crime drama Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch. Head Gear’s sister international sales company, Bankside Films, has also enjoyed a period of major growth with a string of successes in the international marketplace. Hunt says that while Head Gear has a growing appetite to invest in third-party productions, the finance company will always back Bankside titles. “With Head Gear’s backing, Bankside has become much more aggressive in its acquisitions policy and we are now financing and distributing films of larger scale with worldclass writers, directors and cast,” says Hunt. One success story to come out of the arrangement is Belle, Amma Asante’s period drama about a mixed-race woman raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England, which sold to Fox Searchlight and made more than $15.5m at the box office. “We put some late-stage development finance in after seemingly everyone had passed on the project,” Hunt recalls. “Bankside saw its potential so we helped piece the finance together. It was a great movie, a great deal and also performed at the box office. It did everything we always hope films will do.” Titles on Bankside’s AFM slate that Head Gear has co-financed include Julianne Moore drama Freeheld, Mickey Rourke feature Ashby and Morgan Matthews’ X+Y, which debuted at Toronto. Hunt, a former advertising and music photographer who began producing films in the mid-1990s, says part of the shift is down to confidence in judging what films can deliver. “With the wealth of experience we have accumulated over the years, we now have the knowledge to make better Belle judgments on which

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‘As long as the deal fulfils our criteria, we can move very quickly’ Phil Hunt, Head Gear

films we believe will find the right audience with the right budget,” he says. The long way round This is no overnight success. Hunt first looked to launch a company 12 years ago after meeting writer-director Greg Cruttwell on UK indie film Chunky Monkey. They brought in a third partner, investor Compton Ross, and Head Gear Films was launched in 2002. “We started out as a production company and went into business to create fantastic movies,” recalls Hunt. “We spent a couple of years developing material and produced [2004 crime thriller] Rabbit On The Moon as the first film Head Gear had invested in.” Hunt says their model reflects the US system. “It is like we’ve adopted some of the American model of putting finance in ourselves to be able to better control production,” he says. “I’m not from a financial background and nei-

‘We now have the knowledge to make better judgments on which films we believe will find the right audience with the right budget’ Phil Hunt, Head Gear

ther is Greg, but Compton is, having worked as a company director for over 30 years in international commerce and industry. The common element is we just want to create great movies.” The seed of Bankside Films was first planted in 2006 when Head Gear struck a pact with Australia-based sales outfit Beyond Films. At the time, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher were running Beyond’s London office. “We all began talking about forming a sales company and decided to create Bankside Films as an integrated group, allowing us to work together but also as standalone companies,” Hunt says. Davis and Kelliher left Beyond and launched Bankside in 2007. “Head Gear’s success today is as a direct result of Bankside,” Hunt emphasises. “Head Gear has been there from the start to assist with financing Bankside movies but also offer bespoke financing solutions to films around the world from tax credits to providing bridge finance equity.” The outfit has funded up to 100% on Bankside projects such as Ashby and has gone as high as 50% outside of its sister company. Investment to date has ranged from $80,000 to $7.2m on films with budgets from $560,000 to $65m. Asked about the future of Head Gear, Hunt predicts: “The door is wide open. We want to invest in everything from documentaries to animation and studio films. As long as the deal fulfils our criteria, we can move very quickly.” Head Gear’s upcoming investments include crime drama Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson; Rufus Norris’s London Road; and Martin Amis adaptation London Fields. At the AFM, Hunt says he wants to foster relationships between Head Gear and US partners. “My goal for AFM is to get this message out loud and clear to LA,” he says. “You’ve got four or five similar companies in your town who can provide large chunks of finance. Well, there’s one in London too that can move quicker and more efficiently than the ones in LA. It all comes back to the love of s film and supporting talent.” ■


The science of sheep On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports


haun the Sheep’s home is usually on bucolic Mossy Bottom Farm but when I meet Shaun for the first time, it’s inside a large, unassuming industrial estate on the outskirts of Bristol: the home to the production side of Aardman Animations. It’s summer 2014 and I’m visiting the production of Shaun The Sheep The Movie. I do get to ‘meet’ Shaun; I have the surreal experience of holding one of a number of models (made of plasticine and silicone) used in shooting. There are 21 Shauns in this production (along with 110 sheep and 197 human models). It is a character Aardman knows well; Shaun made his first appearance in the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit short film A Close Shave in 1995. He has gone on to star in his own TV series (140 episodes and counting, sold to 170 territories worldwide). Aardman Animations is now partnering with StudioCanal on the production of the stop-motion animation feature, which tells the story of Shaun, Bitzer and the flock going into the big city to rescue the Farmer in an “epic adventure”. David Sproxton, executive chairman and co-founder of Aardman, says: “It’s a massive great franchise for us… he’s become a major feature film star.” Shaun’s first feature is another first for Aardman — the first time the animation stalwart has pacted with StudioCanal for financing and production. Sproxton says: “One of the things we learned with our American deals [DreamWorks then Sony] is that we’re European. Our sensibility plugs more easily into Europe and the rest of the world. StudioCanal are great. It was an obvious fit when we started working on this project. They understood our sensibilities better than some Americans.” The production has moved along more quickly than many animation shoots, as producer Julie Lockhart says: “We’re doing this quite fast. Usually we’d work 18 months on the script and story but that only took 12 months. It helps that we knew the characters so well; it’s a familiar world.” Strong, silent type The story had to be honed carefully, and the feature film has no dialogue. As Sproxton says: “We love silent comedy; great cinema doesn’t need dialogue. It plays to our own core strength, which is visual comedy.” Having Shaun’s biggest fan on board

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Shaun the Sheep takes a break during filming

‘The DNA of Shaun is so strong, we’re not changing anything we’re just pressing in deeper’ Richard ‘Golly’ Starzak, Aardman

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helped. Richard ‘Golly’ Starzak (born Goleszowski) — Aardman’s first employee in the 1980s who created the Shaun TV series — co-writes and co-directs the film with Mark Burton. Golly says: “The DNA of Shaun is so strong, we’re not changing anything we’re just pressing in deeper.” Yet he admits that “going dialogue free added a frisson of fear” when creating a 75-minute feature. They watched silent comedies for inspiration, with Golly noting, “Buster Keaton had a classic deadpan face, and Shaun has a deadpan face.” Burton points out that eschewing dialogue means perhaps being even clearer before production about the characters’ emotions. “We can have very tense conversations about Shaun’s emotional state. You have to take it seriously when you’re dealing with characters. There’s no dumbing down.” Golly adds: “It’s the skill in storytelling.

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When you cut to an event you know what Shaun is thinking.” The film itself is not silent and Burton says they also watched Jacques Tati films and studied how he used sound effects as a character in the story. The pair of directors complement each other well. Burton says: “We bring different skillsets to it. Golly’s much the character writer and I’m more the story side.” They do live action rehearsals — and videos — of the scenes before animators shoot them, and Burton says: “Animators are great performers in themselves, it’s like working with an actor.” The set floor itself is busy but eerily quiet as 16 animators go about their work, working on 30 different sets in all. Each animator can expect to shoot two to three seconds per day. The Shaun-sized sets are charmingly obsessed with minutiae, with small but important details such as a coffee shop menu in the background of a window, or a tiny tag on a tiny camera in a lost property office. The level of attention to detail and skill at Aardman still impresses Golly. “One of the themes of the film is to appreciate the ones you love. That sounds corny but it’s true. I walk around the studio thinking, ‘These people are bloody brilliant.’” Even while this film is heavy in production, Shaun’s flock of fans will be excited to hear Golly say: “I’ve got a s sequel idea in mind.” ■

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Drama. 138mins. Dir: Dominik Graf. Scr: Dominik Graf. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius. Global Screen. The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters decide to share their love with Schiller. What begins playfully, almost as a game among the three of them, soon turns serious. loews 1

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Thriller. 135mins. Dir: Cedric Jimenez. Scr: Cedric Jimenez, Audrey Diwan. Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Celine Sallette, Benoît Magimel. Gaumont. Marseille. 1975. Pierre Michel, a young magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help in the crack-down on organised crime. He decides to take on French Connection, a Mafia-run operation that exports heroin the world over. Paying heed to no one’s warnings, he leads a one-man campaign against Mafia kingpin Gaetan Zampa,

the most untouchable godfather of them all. But Pierre Michel will soon understand that to get results, he will have to change his methods. Broadway 2

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Thriller. 118mins. Dir: Matthieu Delaporte. Scr: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Patelliere. Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Marie-Josee Croze. Pathe International. Sebastien Nicolas has always dreamed of being someone else. But he’s never had any imagination. So he copies. He observes the people he meets, and then imitates them. He passes through their lives. But some journeys have no way back. Broadway 1

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Drama. 126mins. Dir: James Kent. Scr: Juliette Towhidi. Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell. Protagonist Pictures. A searing story of love and war based on the classic bestselling First World War memoir by Vera Brittain. This is the incredible true story of one young woman’s struggle to survive the horrors of

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Drama. 98mins. Dir: Robert Chuter. Scr: Christopher Pender. Cast: Graeme Squires, Nicholas Gunn, Jessikah Brown. Media Luna New Films. Alex is willing to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. amc Santa monica 6

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Drama. 127mins. Dir: Burhan Qurbani. Scr: Burhan Qurbani, Martin Behnke. Cast: Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Trang Le Hong, Joel Basman, Saskia Rosendahl, Thorsten Merten, Paul Gäbler, David Schutter, Jakob Bieber. Beta Cinema. It is impossible to forget the images from August 24, 1992 when, in the eastern German city of Rostock, a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building

lifetime smothered by superficiality. However, what could be just an internal crisis becomes a legal problem when they are unable to adopt. Eager to become parents they decide to turn to the black market, adopting a child from a desperate woman who will threaten to destroy everything they love. loews 2

containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as “The Night Of The Fire”. The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. Apart from taking the country by surprise, they revealed a hitherto unknown, unsuspected underbelly. Recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters.

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Documentary. 105mins. Dir: Mark Hartley. Scr: Mark Hartley. Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Molly Ringwald, Bo Derek. Mongrel International. Centres on the story of two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the “American dream” founded an indie studio (Cannon) that would produce more 120 exploitation films from 1979-89, launching the careers of numerous action stars including Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Broadway 4

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Drama. 93mins. Dir: Shawn Christensen. Scr: Shawn Christensen. Cast: Emmy Rossum, Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Paul Wesley, Ron Perlman. Electric Entertainment. At the lowest point of his

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Comedy. 105mins. Dir: Eric Lartigau. Scr: Victoria Bedos. Cast: Karin Viard, Francois Damien. SND M6 Group. Everyone in Paula’s family is deaf but her. Not that it’s an issue. Her father is running for mayor with her mother’s active support and her 14-year-

old brother is obsessed with her best friend. No, Paula’s real challenge is to keep up with her busy life: when not at school, she helps her family at the farm or at the market. And at school, Paula falls for Gabriel. When he joins the school choir, so does she. From the minute she starts singing, everyone is speechless. Paula has an amazing voice. Her music teacher decides to coach her. He has big plans. With intensive training, Paula will participate — and win — the most prestigious vocal contest in Paris. As she trains her voice, Paula’s passion for singing grows. But how can she follow a dream her family just can’t understand ? amc Santa monica 2

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Thriller/suspense/ psycho-drama. 85mins. Dir: Mike Criscione. Scr: Shawn Hoffman. Cast: Kaila Amariah, Chris Trousdale, Louis Baldonieri, Matt Marraccini, Anna Sundstrand, Tracey Heggins. Goliath Film & Media Holdings. A faith-based, psychological thriller that focuses on adolescent arguments, confusion and insecurities, and the place of religion and God in school and life. A diverse group of students are sent »


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himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery. She befriends a limo driver, rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself. broadway 3

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Comedy/drama. 106mins. Dir: Jacob Tierny. Scr: Sonja Bennett. Cast: Sonja Bennett, on a field trip that scares them straight and forces them to come to terms with the place for faith and God in their lives. fairmont 3

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Mystery/thriller. 100mins. Dir: Leste Chen. Scr: Ren Peng. Cast: XU Zheng, Karen MOK. Fortissimo Films. Xu Ruining is a nationally renowned therapist incredibly skilled in hypnotherapy. But when his career takes off, he meets a patient named Ren Xiaoyan who brings him a complex problem. fairmont 5


Horror/comedy. 109mins. Dir: Gerard Johnstone. Scr: Gerard Johnstone. Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru. Films Distribution. When wayward teen Kylie Bucknell is sentenced under house-arrest to live in the home she grew up in, she encounters something even more terrifying than her superstitious blabbermouth mother Miriam. fairmont 4

James Caan, Danny Trejo. Lightning Entertainment Group. A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. loews 3

Worthington, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Oxenbould. Arclight Films. Tells the story of a young boy’s passion for flight and his journey to compete in the world paper plane championships in Japan.

guitar and his pain, can a song save Sami’s love?

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Comedy. 93mins. Dir: Helen Hunt. Scr: Helen Hunt. Cast: Helen Hunt, Robert Knepper. 6 Sales. When an editor from ‘New Yorker Magazine’ follows her son to Los Angeles after he drops out of college to surf and find



Thriller/suspense/ psycho-drama. 96mins. Dir: Franck Khalfoun. Scr: Franck Khalfoun. Cast: Jeremiah Watkins, Sarah Power, Chris Mena. Bleiberg Entertainment. A young online app reviewer’s latest assignment mysteriously improves his life, but also starts to tear him apart.

Romantic comedy. 82mins. Dir: Mathieu Urfer. Scr: Mathieu Urfer. Cast: Baptiste Gillieron, Julia Faure, Andre Wilms. Picture Tree International. One winter evening, at an empty gas station, young country musician Sami meets beautiful Julia, who has run out of gas. Sami, who’s been living alone in his car since his ex kicked him out, invites Julia back to “his place” for the night. Four years and a master degree later, Julia works for a fair-trade start-up business while Sami is working on a country music act with his best friend Fernand. Already in his 70s, Fernand is an exuberant guitar virtuoso who lives on his own in a nursing home. Sami and Fernand spend many happy hours together jamming and drinking their way through bottles of fine wine. Yet life with Julia becomes increasingly difficult. Over time, Sami’s happy-go-lucky attitude has begun to grate on Julia and she decides it’s time to put their relationship on hold. With nothing but his

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Drama. 107mins. Dir: Ole Christian Madsen. Scr: Bo hr. Hansen, Ole Christian Madsen. Cast: Joachim Fjelstrup, Marie Tourell Søderberg, Christian Gade Bjerrum, Johannes Nymark, Ola Rapace. The Match Factory. In the soul-searching psychedelic 1960s, a rebellious young man desperately tries to win a beautiful woman’s love by transforming from poet to writer, nomad to junkie and eventually rock star. Doubletree 1

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Family. 100mins. Dir: Robert Connolly. Scr: Robert Connolly, Steve Worland. Cast: Sam

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Action/adventure. 98mins. Dir: Gabriel Sabloff. Scr: Sean Paul Murphy, Gabriel Sabloff. Cast: James Denton, David A.R. White, Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth. Pure Flix Entertainment/ Quality Flix. In a famished wasteland filled with desperate looters, marauders and scavengers, Josh McManus finds himself in a dangerous border-town at the edge of the wild-lands. With the aid of a beautiful survivor, Josh will discover the truth.

Club life

True story/drama. 90mins. Dir: Fabrizio Conte. Scr: Danny A. Abeckaser, Ryan O’Nan, Ryan Vallan. Cast: Jerry Ferrara, Jessica Szohr, Danny A Abeckaser. Bleiberg Entertainment. Based on true events, a night club promoter tries to make a name for himself in New York City. fairmont 3

ConspiraCy of silenCe

Drama. 93mins. Dir: John Deery. Scr: John Deery. Cast: Brenda Fricker, Hugh Bonneville, Chris O’Dowd, John Lynch. Angel Grace Productions. A heart-stopping story of love and faith amid a world of shadows and secrets. loews 1

The Duke of burgunDy

Romantic comedy. 86mins. Carnaby International.

Drama. 105mins. Dir: Peter Strickland. Scr: Peter Strickland. Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna. Protagonist Pictures. Somewhere in Europe in an unspecified time, two amateur lepidopterists succumb to erotic forces beyond their control.

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Romance. 106mins. Dir: Snow Zou. Scr: Snow Zou, Buniu Zhang, Ho-leung Lau. Cast: Nicholas Tse, Yuanyuan Gao. Emperor Motion Pictures. Over the years, childhood friends An

and Zhao repeatedly meet and are forced to separate. Through ups and downs in their circumstances, their friendship develops into love and a desire to be together for the rest of their lives — if fate will let them stay together. aMC santa Monica 7



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Family. 90mins. Dir: Toby Genkel. Scr: Ralph Christians, Marteinn Thorisson, Richard Conroy, Mark Hodkinson. Global Screen. Not all species made it onto the ark. So what did they do? They fought for survival and, in the case of eight-year-old Finny, found courage, friendship, self-confidence, team spirit and their true home. Broadway 3

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Drama/comedy. 86mins. Dir: Jasmila Zbanic. Scr: Aleksandar Hemon, Jasmila Zbanic. Cast: Ariane Labed,


Documentary. 113mins. Dir: Marcel Gisler. Scr: Marcel Gisler. Cast: Florian Burkhardt, Hildegard Burkhardt, Peter J Burkhardt. Picture Tree International. You can get it if you really want. If this sentence applies to anyone, then most definitely to Florian Burkhardt, who managed to talk everyone around him out of their own goals and into achieving his. Tells the breathtaking true-life story of a young man who leaves his claustrophobic Swiss surroundings for the wide world in search of fame and recognition. In a series of success stories he reinvents himself time and again, changing settings and careers like other people change their shirts. Yet Florian’s life on the fast track turns into an escape from his own biography, which finally catches up with him full force when a fateful event from the past throws its long shadow. doubletree 1

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Drama. 107mins.

Ermin Bravo, Franco Nero, Ada Condeescu. The Match Factory. Summer fun at a seaside resort and a bold look at modern relationships. AMC Santa Monica 3

Dir: Dustin Marcellino. Scr: Howard Klausner. Cast: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta. Vision Films. Separated at birth, identical twin brothers have more in common than just good looks — they are both talented musicians. As one rides the rock ’n’ roll wave to the top of the charts, the other struggles to find his purpose in life, while trying to please his Evangelist father. But with his uncanny likeness to the most famous musician in the world, their paths cross in very unexpected ways. loews 2

popular local girl, is the last to marry. Rumours fly that she is the mistress of a married man in the “big city”, where she now lives, which is why she never brings anyone home for her school friends’ weddings. Her parents are desperate for her to settle down but Jenny’s wedding announcement, when it finally comes, is not what anyone there anticipated. doubletree 2

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in the sky back in school 15 years ago reunites him and his friends Ali, Ijam and Toyu. He asks them to go on a trip to capture it on film for old time’s sake. Despite questioning Berg’s ability as a film-maker, and his drug addiction, they agree, each with his own reason. Tension arises when everyone starts fighting over what happened in school. Time is running out for the boys, and they begin to realise that the UFO chase is more than what it seems. AMC Santa Monica 2

Action/adventure/ childrens. 90mins. Dir: Jon Wright. Scr: Mark Stay. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson. Embankment Films. Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy, survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. In robot-occupied Britain, city centres are devastated and our gang of teenagers lives in a seaside town constantly under robot threat. Intimidating sentries patrol the streets, snipers

are merciless death machines. The robot base is The Cube, a massive mothership that dominates the horizon. AMC Santa Monica 6

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Animation/action/ adventure. 80mins. Dir: Hyung-woo Bang. Scr: Ra-zen Lee. Cast: Titi, PangPang. M-Line Distribution. Fairmont 4

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Comedy/action/ adventure. 102mins. Dir: Santiago Segura. Scr: Santiago Segura. Cast: Santiago Segura, Alec Baldwin. FilmSharks International. In 2018, Torrente gets out of prison only to discover that the Spain he loved is now gone and replaced for the worse. Quickly an outlaw, Torrente plans to rob a casino and uses his prison contacts to find security expert, John Marshall. As Marshall set up the security at the new Eurovegas Casino, he’s the best person to plan its heist. United together, Torrente and Marshall assemble the dream team to pull off the heist of the century. TPost 1

The MAn in The oRAnge JACkeT

Thriller/psycho-drama. 71mins. Dir: Aik Karapetian. Scr: Aik Karapetian. Cast: Maxim Lazarev, Anta Aizupe, Aris Rozentals. Wide. A young man, Dan, wants to enjoy some freedom over the weekend in a luxurious mansion. What he does not expect to find is that mansion is already inhabited, by those that are menacingly familiar to him. loews 3

Jenny’S Wedding

Romantic comedy. 95mins. Dir: Mary Agnes Donoghue. Scr: Mary Agnes Donoghue. Cast: Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond. The Solution Entertainment Group. In the small town where she was born no one can understand why Jenny, the prettiest and most

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Drama. 106mins. Dir: Nik Amir Mustapha. Scr: Redzaminhat. Cast: Bront Palarae, Nadiya Nisaa, Iedil Putra, Amerul Affendi, Megat Sharizal. Creative Content Association Malaysia. Berg’s obsession with an unidentified blob he saw

market 11:00am on Any SundAy — The nexT ChAPTeR

Documentary/action/adventure. 94mins. Dir: Dana Brown. Scr: Scott Russo. Cast: Robbie Maddison, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Travis Pastrana, Ashley Fiolek, Brad Oxley, Carlin Dunne, Doug Henry, James Steward, Kenny Roberts, Roland

Sands. Red Bull Media House. A modern take on the original, capturing what it means to ride in the US and globally. Journeys deeper into the humanity and excitement of motorcycle culture across disciplines — the passion for the race, the love of family and friends, and the thrill of the ride. Broadway 2



Mike Criscione. Cast: Kaila Amariah, Traci Dinwiddie, Chris Trousdale, Keith David, Raymond Barry. Goliath Film & Media Holdings. Eighteen-year-old Rachel Jones is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who is trying to make a new life for herself. But when she is framed for a series of vicious murders by a cunning serial killer, Detective Tischler is slow to accept the fact that she is a victim and not a predator. Fairmont 3

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Family/fantasy/ romance. 95mins. Dir: Wolfgang Groos. Scr: Ursula Grube. Cast: Christiane Paul, Laura Roge, Marta Martin, Stipe Erceg. ARRI Worldsales. Back for a second bite, the Vampire Sisters throw themselves into a new adventure. Together with their friends Helene, Jacob and Ludo, the sisters Silvania and Dakaria are planning their summer holidays.


Action/adventure/ supernatural thriller/ horror. 92mins. Dir: Simeon Rice. Cast: Rusty Joiner, Murray Gray. Dreamline Pictures. Inspired by a true story and tells the tale of Reagan Farrow and her fight for survival after escaping her captors and fleeing into the wilderness. Fairmont 5

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Drama/comedy. 88mins. Dir: Anna Mastro. Scr: Paul Shoulberg. Cast: William H Macy, Virginia Madsen, Andrew J West, Justin Kirk, Neve Campbell, Jim Gaffigan, Peter

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But not only does their half-vampire status keep things stirred up, another big surprise is in store: the vampire band Krypton Krax is coming to town, bringing not only excitement for Daka, but also danger for everyone. Krypton Krax’s manager Xantor is one of the girls’ father’s greatest rivals — and he has sworn revenge. Silvania and her friends must band together to save Daka from the forces of darkness. broadway 4

Facinelli, Leven Rambin, Milo Ventimiglia. Beta Cinema. A ticket-taker at the local cinema believes he is the son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes into contact with. AMC Santa Monica 4

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Action/adventure/ thriller/suspense. 92mins. Dir: Jay Martin. Scr: Jay Martin. Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin, Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz. Premiere Entertainment Group. Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery, which quickly goes horribly wrong. Fairmont 1

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Action/adventure/ thriller. 90mins. Dir: Neil Horner. Scr: Alan Beever. Cast: Vincent Regan, Robert Cavanah, Roger Ashton-Griffiths. Jinga Films. Two hitmen hired for the job of a lifetime wake up in the back of a truck to discover they have been drugged and their employer brutally murdered. A call from a female assassin reveals they are being punished for past crimes against an underworld boss. Their attempts to escape bring about a bloody confrontation with a shocking twist in the tale.

weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia, a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirtsmeared Zombie and she’s determined to get Max back… even if that means turning him into one of the undead. Tpost 1

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Mystery/suspense/ thriller. 86mins. Dir: Mike Criscione. Scr:

Thriller. 115mins. Dir: Prawaal Raman. Scr: Prawaal Raman. Cast: Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, Adil Hussain. Applied Art Productions. Tells the fictitious tale of a conman named Charles. The movie shows the various identities donned by Charles in order to con his victims, mostly rich women, and kill them in their most compromising positions. Charles, a most wanted criminal in European and Asian countries, escapes from India’s most securely guarded prison and is then subsequently arrested once again in Goa. It reveals the story behind

the seemingly simple cat and mouse game between Amod Kant and Charles. AMC Santa Monica 1

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Horror. 89mins. Dir: Alastair Legrand. Scr: Alistair Legrand, Luke Harvis. Cast: Ali Larter, Patrick Fischler, Arjun Gupta. Content. Madison, a single mother who with her children is awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend, Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on. broadway 3

Digging Up The MArrow

Horror. 88mins. Dir: Adam Green. Cast: Adam Green, Ray Wise, Will Barratt. Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. A uniquely terrifying voyage into the world of real monsters from horror legend Adam Green. Fairmont 5

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Documentary. 94mins. Dir: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius,

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Comedy/horror. 93mins. Dir: Joe Dante. Scr: Alan Trezza. Cast: Ashley Greene, Anton Yelchin. Voltage Pictures. Follows Max, an allaround nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn. Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realises it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several

market 1:00pm eASy Sex, SAD MovieS

Romantic comedy. 90mins. Dir: Alejo Floh. Scr: Jose Nolla. Cast: Ernesto Alterio, Quim Gutierrez, Marta Etura, Julieta Cardinali. Filmax International. In Buenos Aires, Pablo is asked to write a romantic comedy that takes place in

Madrid. Easy enough, he has mastered the genre, and we see the first steps of the love story between Marina and Victor. But soon Pablo enters into crisis mode. How can he write about love when his own love life is such a disaster? Can Victor and Marina reach their love story? AMC Santa Monica 4



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Three years later, after his release from prison, he thinks his problems are behind him. However, when faced with his greedy ex-wife, the ex-partner he betrayed, his parole officer and two corrupt cops looking to swipe his score, Tell discovers his greatest problems are waiting for him outside the prison walls. loews 2

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market 1:00pm Frog kingdom 3d

Animation/family/ action/adventure. 86mins. Dir: Nelson Shin. Scr: Liguo Zheng, Fei Peng. Golden Network Asia. To ensure the most exciting Froglympics in history, the Frog King announces that the subject who wins the most medals will have his daughter’s foot Henrik Stockare. Cast: Aiste Miseviciute, Perm Paitayawat, Andy Hayler, Katie Keiko, Steven Plotnicki. Fortissimo Films. A new power player on the food scene is the so-called foodie. This subculture consists of people from all over the world with a mission to visit the best restaurants around the globe. We follow some of the most influential international food fanatics on their world tours to Michelin restaurants. The film will bring us unique insight into the world of the fascinating characters who both create and consume the best food on the planet. Join this culinary elite on a world tour and discover a delicious but slightly absurd food universe.

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in marriage. Caught unaware, the furious, independent-minded Frog Princess runs away. Dressed as a common frog in men’s clothing, it is her first experience living outside the palace. In the market, using the name Jackie, she befriends street vendor Rain and his tadpole sidekick Little Ken. amc Santa monica 3

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Horror. 90mins. Dir: Conor McMahon. Scr: Conor McMahon. Cast: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Gerry O’Brien, Ged Murray. MPI Media Group. When a young couple embark on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would visit. When something sinister is awakened from a thousand-year slumber in the bog, the couple is faced with an unimaginable evil. They soon realise that light is their only protector, but as the sun sets and light sources dwindle, the creature becomes more powerful, and they find themselves fighting for their lives. There is nothing to prepare you for the terror that will emerge from the dark.

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Horror/thriller. 96mins. Dir: Robert Mearns. Scr: Robert Mearns. Cast: Joe Adler, Pierson Fode, Ryan Carr, Laura Ashley Samuels, Tommy Beardmore. VMI Worldwide. Five years after a high school prank gone horribly wrong, a group of good looking, shallow, and at times cruel, pranksters find themselves on the wrong end of the joke as they are stalked by a masked killer who designs their deaths after the pranks they once played. loews 3

l.a. SlaSher

Fantasy/comedy. 86mins. Dir: Martin Owen. Scr: Abigail Wright, Elizabeth Morris, Martin Owen. Cast: Abigail Wright, Andy Dick, Danny Trejo, Dave Bautista, Drake Bell, Eric Roberts, Mischa Barton. Archstone Distribution. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them. A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous.

Dir: Alex De la Iglesia. Scr: Jorge Valdano. Cast: Diego Armando Maradona, Cesar Luis Menotti, Jorge Valdano, Johan Cruyff, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano. Film Factory Entertainment. Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom. doubletree 1

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Drama. 107mins. Dir: Francois Ozon. Scr: Francois Ozon. Cast: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphael Personnaz, Isild Le Besco. Films Distribution. After the death of her best friend, Claire falls into a deep depression, but a surprising discovery about her friend’s husband gives her a new taste for life. amc Santa monica 6

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Comedy. 95mins. Dir: Richard Loncraine. Scr: Charlie Peters. Cast: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon. Myriad Pictures. The story of one long weekend in the life of an elderly New York couple hoping to sell their East Village apartment of 40 years. amc Santa monica 2

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Action/adventure/thriller. 96mins. Dir: Ekachai Uekrongtham. Scr:

Documentary. 90mins.

Dolph Lundgren, Gabriel Dowrick, Steven Elder. Cast: Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Peter Weller, Celina Jade. Hyde Park International. After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to Southeast Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network. Broadway 2

Stomping ground

Thriller. 80mins. Dir: Dan Riesser. Scr: Andrew Genser. Cast: John Bobek, Tarah Despain. California Pictures. Ben and Annie are a young couple living in Chicago who return to Annie’s North Carolina hometown and set off on a journey deep into the Carolina backwoods with very unexpected results. Fairmont 2


Thriller. 100mins. Dir: J.M.R. Luna. Scr: Timothy Williams. Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Jason Lee, Robert Patrick, Faizon Love. Arclight Films. The story of Ethan Tell, a small-time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals a million dollars from a bank. Tell is caught by the police and sent to jail, but the money is never found.

Horror/drama. 102mins. Dir: Ersen Denk. Scr: Ersen Denk. Cast: Wilma Elles, Lucia Oskerova. Silver Spear Pictures. A family moves into a house where some terrible things happened 70 years ago. When they find out the truth, it’s already too late. Broadway 4


Drama/comedy. 93mins. Dir: Sonke Wortmann. Scr: Oliver Berben. Cast: Lavinia Wilson, Jurgen Vogel, Anna Stieblich, Stefan Gwisdek, Pauletta Pollmann. Beta Cinema. Tells the story of three completely normal days in the life of Elizabeth Kiehl: parenting, organic food and therapy are just as much a part of her everyday life as the common visits with her husband to a brothel. The young woman in her early 30s is highly neurotic, always worrying and is afraid of pretty much everything — except sex… and that’s why it is so important to her. doubletree 2

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Thriller. 93mins. Dir: Tristan Loraine. Scr: Viv Young, Tristan Loraine. Cast: Georgina Sutcliffe, Rita Romnani, Marina Sirtis, Mark Dymond, Nicholas Day. Artist View Entertainment. Based on true events, a world-renowned female journalist uncovers one of the biggest conspiracies in aviation history when her air traffic controller boyfriend is suspended following a series of in-flight incidents. Fairmont 4











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Supernatural thriller. 95mins. Dir: Danial Donai. Scr: Danial Donai. Cast: Vernon Wells, Marco Dapper. TriCoast Worldwide. What started out as an exciting fun trip for a surfing documentary turns into a night of unspeakable terror and a fight to survive. AMC Santa Monica 5

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Drama/romance/urban. 115mins. Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood. Scr: Gina Prince-Bythewood. Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover. Relativity International. The story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge — until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that



gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. Doubletree 1

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Action/adventure/ Road Movie. 104mins. Dir: Dustin Rikert. Scr: Dustin Rikert. Cast: William Shockley, Barry Corbin. Lighthouse Pictures. Following the death of his best friend, ex-con CJ Jennings is forced to return to his small, southern hometown of Banshee, Texas to confront the members of his former biker gang. After killing a fellow gang member in self defence five years ago, he returns to find they are out for his blood. Now CJ must embrace the hard living, Harley-riding life of his past and convince his gang that he is innocent before he loses everything… or else die fighting. Broadway 1

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Drama/romance. 113mins. Dir: Johnnie To. Scr: Kai Fai Wai, Ryker Chan, Yu Xi. Cast: Louis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Yuanyuan Gao, Vic Chou, Daniel Wu. Media Asia Distribution. After losing his girl in a

love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanwhile, his new love also finds herself torn between him and another young man. AMC Santa Monica 2


Horror/drama/ supernatural thriller. 82mins. Dir: Susannah O’Brien. Scr: Susannah O’Brien. Cast: Justin Arnold, Andrea Nelson. Sahara Vision Productions. A pair of newlyweds set up cameras in and around an old farm house for husband Ted’s grad school film thesis on orbs. It’s not long before they discover a dark and terrible secret that threatens their sanity and their lives. Loews 1

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Suspense/drama. 109mins. Dir: Saverio Costanzo. Scr: Saverio Costanzo. Cast: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell. Radiant Films International. A young married couple in New York City engage in a fateful struggle over the life of their newborn child, in this eerie, claustrophobic suspense


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Drama. 108mins. Dir: Ernesto Daranas. Scr: Ernesto Daranas. Cast: Alina Rodriguez, Armando Valdes Freire. Latido Films. Chala is an 11 year old with an attitude problem and a difficult life. When his

teacher, Carmela, the only person who Chala respects, takes a short leave of absence, her substitute sends the boy to a rehab centre. Upon her return, Carmela tries to correct the situation, but her commitment will put them both at risk. Fairmont 5


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drama from Italian director Saverio Costanzo

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KiNgStoN ParadiSe

Horror/thriller. 86mins. Dir: Alastair Orr. Scr: Max Roberts. Cast: Pierson Fode, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Jaime Anderson. Lightning Entertainment Group. A group of young friends travel to Panama for a week of partying. Befriending a local woman in their hotel bar, they learn of a secret jungle hike to a pristine waterfall. The woman warns that other gringos in search of the waterfall mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen again. Ignoring her warnings, the group convinces her to guide them, thinking they have nothing to fear. What begins as a fun outing quickly turns terrifying when their guide mysteriously vanishes. As night closes in, the friends realise too late the truth behind her warnings — horrific, bloodthirsty, flesh-

Thriller. 83mins. Dir: Mary Wells. Scr: Mary Wells. Cast: Johnny Daley, Gregory Nelson. California Pictures. A small time hustler steals a car and he and his lady friend fight to survive their broken dreams and they are forced to commit a crime that changes their lives forever. loews 2

the little Medic — the Secret MiSSioN of the BodyNautS See box, below

My old lady

Comedy/drama. 107mins. Dir: Israel Horovitz. Scr: Israel Horovitz. Cast: Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Pinon, Noemie Lvovsky. Protagonist Pictures. Mathias is a down-onhis-luck New Yorker who finds out he has inherited a huge, valuable Parisian apartment from his

estranged father. Once in Paris and ready to sell up, Mathias discovers a refined old lady, Mathilde, living in the apartment with her daughter, Chloe. He learns the apartment is a “viager” — an ancient French system for buying and selling apartments — and that he will not actually get possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies. Broadway 2

NortherN Soul

Romance/drama. 90mins. Dir: Elaine Constantine. Scr: Elaine Constantine. Cast: Elliot James Langridge, Josh Whitehouse, Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield, Ricky Tomlinson. Little Film Company. Burnside, Lancashire. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a dead-end factory job, John and Matt dream of finding the American soul record that will make them famous DJs. But the intensity of their rivalry changes their lives forever. ocean

market 3:00pm the little Medic — the Secret MiSSioN of the BodyNautS

Animation/family. 78mins. Dir: Peter Claridge. Scr: Elfie Donnelly, Paul Arato. Cast: Steve Hudson, Jan Klingemann, Paul Bendelow, Julie Ann Dean, Alison Paule Rippier, Ellen Wagner, Lizzie WaterworthSanto, Mark Britton, Mike McAlpine. Beta Cinema. Twelve-year-old Nano witnesses a sinister act: evil Professor Schlotter injects Nano’s Grandpa with a Gobot, a tiny robot that makes it possible to remotely control

its victim. Nano goes to their family doctor, Dr X, for help. But incredible things are happening in Dr X’s practice as well: together with genius scientist Micro Minitec, the doctor has developed a miniaturisation procedure with which he shrinks a submarine and sends it through the human body on a journey of medical discovery. Nano and his friend Lilly are miniaturised and embark on the risky journey into his Grandpa’s body to defeat the Gobot. But Professor Schlotter and his henchman Serge will not surrender easily. tPost 1


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small town goes missing, the crime resembles a similar disappearance from seven years prior that ended in tragedy. Police officer Nancy Gates, still haunted by the outcome of that case, believes the answers to this presentday kidnapping lie with the previous crime’s perpetrators: two now teenage girls named Alice and Ronnie. Nancy’s investigation leads her again and again to Alice — a troubled young woman guarded fiercely by her protective, eccentric mother — and it soon becomes clear that Alice’s many dark secrets may hold the key to saving a little girl’s life.

rio i love you

Romantic comedy/ Drama. 109mins. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Guillermo Arriaga, Carlos Saldanha, Andrucha Waddington, Jose Padilha, Im Sang-soo. Scr: Rodney El Haddad. Cast: Vincent Cassel. WestEnd Films. A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero. Fairmont 2

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Biography. 180mins. Dir: Bertrand Bonello. Scr: Bertrand Bonello, Thomas Bidegain. Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Lea Seydoux, Louis Garrel. EuropaCorp. Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career. Broadway 4

sPaCe DoGs: aDventure to the Moon

Animation/family/action/ adventure. 80mins. Dir: Mike Disa, Inna Evlannikova. Scr: John Chua. Epic Pictures Group. The space odyssey of our favourite astronauts continues. Belka, Strelka, Kazbek and their friends blast off to the dark side of the moon to discover the source of strange and mysterious occurrences back on Earth. aMC santa Monica 7

teen lust

Comedy. 100mins. Dir: Blaine Thurier. Scr: Jason Stone, Blaine Thurier. Cast: Cary Elwes, Daryl Sabara. Darclight Films. An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their religious cult can sacrifice him to the devil. Fairmont 3

WiCkeD FlyinG Monkeys 3D (aka save oz!) 3D

Animation/childrens. 100mins. Dir: Alberto Mar. FilmSharks International. Ozzy is an enthusiastic and friendly flying monkey, son of the legendary Goliath, the brave warrior. They serve

market 5:00pm the Green PrinCe

Documentary/thriller/ True Story. 102mins. Dir: Nadav Schirman. Scr: Nadav Schirman. Cast: Mosab Hassan Youssef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak. Global Screen. Tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under Evilene — the wicked witch — just as the rest of their kin. But Ozzy is not happy about it and when Evilene’s plans put Oz once again in peril, Ozzy reaches out to the “Champions of Oz” the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tinman, three great friends with incredible qualities that have taken Emerald City to its maximum splendour. Unfortunately, this will not be easy, they have not been themselves lately, and this is putting it mildly, they have gone bananas as of late (flying monkey pun intended), thanks to Evilene of course. On top of that, a very angry army of flying monkeys is bent on capturing Ozzy and making sure the Champions are no more. Broadway 3

Wine oF suMMer

Drama. 91mins. Dir: Maria Matteoli. Scr: Maria Matteoli. Cast: Elsa Pataky, Marcia Gay

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code name “The Green Prince”, he is recruited to spy on his own people for more than a decade. Focusing on his complex relationship with his handler, this is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, impossible choices — and of a friendship that defies all boundaries. loews 3

Harden. New Films International. A frustrated actor travels to Spain in search of a playwright, a trip that unexpectedly binds him to a group of five previously unconnected people. Fairmont 1


Horror/action/adventure. 85mins. Dir: Kiah Roache Turner. Scr: Kiah Roache Turner, Tristan Roache Turner. Cast: Jay Gallagher, Blanca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius. Altitude Film Sales. In the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, Barry has lost everything except his sister, Brooke. She is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged off to a terrifying medical lab run by a psychotic doctor who is performing a series of deranged experiments on survivors. As Brooke struggles to devise an escape plan, she slowly

realises the doctor’s experiments have given her strange powers over his zombie captives. Meanwhile, Barry teams up with fellow survivors Benny, Frank and Kelly determined to rescue Brooke. aMC santa Monica 1

5:00pm aCCuseD

Drama/thriller. 97mins. Dir: Paula van der Oest. Scr: Moniek Kramer, Tijs van Marle. Cast: Ariane Schluter, Sallie Harmsen, Fedja van Huet, Barry Atsma, Annet Malherbe. Fortissimo Films. Based on a true story. Nurse Lucia has been present at one inexplicable death too many, and the hospital alerts the police. Assistant District Attorney Judith, driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, gets stuck in and Lucia is sentenced to life in prison. But something keeps troubling Judith, and she discovers inconsistencies in witness statements, and even the suppression of lab evidence. Ignored by her superiors, Judith teams up with Lucia’s lawyer, but at every appeal the original guilty verdict is confirmed. Things look bleak until they get the media involved and the biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history is finally reversed. aMC santa Monica 1

DanCer anD the DaMe

Comedy/family. 90mins. Dir: Gabriel Sabloff. Scr: Tommy Blaze. Cast: Billy Gardell, Eva LaRue, David A.R. White, James Denton, Michael Badalucco. Pure Flix Entertainment/Quality Flix. Rick Dancer teams up with a police dog to break a long-running case. Fairmont 2

Dinosaur islanD

Family. 100mins. Dir: Matt Drummond. Scr: Matt Drummond. Cast: Paul Padagas, Darius Williams, Nicole Yardley, Vicent Naviti. Arclight Films. A ‘Wizard Of Oz’ type story of prehistoric creatures and ancient magic — a coming-of-age journey for a modern day 13-year-old boy, Lucas, who finds a crystal that creates a distortion in the fabric of time and space and a transports him to a strange island littered with the ghost ships, lost planes and fantastic creatures from throughout history. loews 2

every seCret thinG

Thriller. 93mins. Dir: Amy Berg. Scr: Nicole Holofcener, Laura Lippman. Cast: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald. Hyde Park International. When a young girl in a

Gates oF the sun

Action/adventure. 90mins. Dir: JeanMarcmineo. Scr: Jean-Marcmineo. Cast: Zakaria Ramdane, Mike Tyson, Lorie Pester. WTFilms. aMC santa Monica 2

Gloria! the PriCe oF FaMe

Biography. 100mins. Dir: Christian Keller. Scr: Sabina Berman. Cast: Marco Perez, Sofia Espinosa. 6 Sales. Not in her wildest dreams did a 16-year-old Gloria imagine that a casting for music producer Sergio Andrade would change her life so drastically. King Midas not only took her to stardom, but it made her part of a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Her blind and young love for him made her ignore a history of abuse that ended with them in a Brazil prison, being charged with pornography, prostitution and sexual abuse. This is the story of a survivor who went from being at the summit of fame to losing a daughter, being chased by Interpol and spending five years in jail where she became pregnant before being declared innocent and once again become the star she always was. Broadway 1

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the Last 5 YeaRs

Musical/romance/ comedy. 94mins. Dir: Richard LaGravenese. Scr: Jason Robert Brown. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan. The Exchange. A musical about the love affair and marriage of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a rising novelist, told through emotionally powerful and comedic songs from their individual perspectives. amc santa monica 7

madame BOvaRY

Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto. Scr: Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Lex Ortega, Paulo Rique, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto. Cast: Mathias Retamel, Emi Kamito. Raven Banner Entertainment. Eight Mexican directors unite to bring you tales of the most brutally shocking Mexican traditions and legends.

releasing the beast and they end up battling for the fate of the world when the true meaning of the prophecy is discovered.

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the ROad Within

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mOnsteR tRuck mangLehORn

Drama. 97mins. Dir: David Gordon Green. Scr: Paul Logan. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine. WestEnd Films. A Texas-set story of a locksmith in a small town who never got over the love of his life. doubletree 2

mexicO BaRBaRO

Horror. 85mins. Dir: Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge

Horror/sci-fi. 94mins. Dir: Daniel Wise. Scr: Ben Crane. Cast: Tom Sizemore. VMI Worldwide. The meaning of cryptic prophesy splits apart a team of secretive guardians as they transport by 18-wheeler truck a deadly creature and it’s half-human sister from their now ineffective holding place to a more secure location. The sister’s hidden agenda undermines the mission

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Once in a Lifetime

Drama. 105mins. Dir: Marie Castille Mention Schaar. Scr: Marie Castille Mention Schaar, Ahmed Drame. Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Ahmed Drame. TF1 International. fairmont 5

Comedy. 101mins. Dir: Gren Wells. Scr: Gren Wells. Cast: Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick, Kyra Sedgwick. Annapurna International. When severe Tourette’s sufferer Vincent can’t control his comical outbursts in public, his embarrassed politician father forces him into a care home for the mentally unstable. Inside he meets fellow social outcasts Alex and Marie and together they manage to escape in their doctor’s car. Out on

market 5:00pm madame BOvaRY

Drama. 115mins. Dir: Sophie Barthes. Scr: Sophie Barthes, Rose Barrenche. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Henry LloydHughes, Logan Marshall-Green, Olivier Gourmet, Laura Carmichael. Radiant Films International. Gustave Flaubert’s classic story of

Emma Bovary, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave behind her father’s pig farm. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage. amc santa monica 5


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market 5:00pm Tour de Force

Drama. 95mins. Dir: Christian Zubert. Scr: Ariane Schroder, Christian Zubert. Cast: Florian David Fitz, Julia Koschitz, Jurgen Vogel, Miriam Stein, Volker Bruch, Victoria Mayer, Johannes Allmayer, Hannelore Elsner. Beta Cinema. Belgium, of all places! What’s Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes’ and

Kiki’s turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all look forward to the adventure. It’s only after the tour has begun that Hannes tells his friends that he’s suffering from an incurable disease. The trip is to be his last. At first, the group is shocked and helpless, but after they hit the road again, they embark on a wild and one-of-a-kind adventure.

the open road, Vincent convinces the others to help him fulfil his mother’s dying wish and deliver her ashes to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, the unlikely trio enjoy one crazy adventure after another as they evade their doctor and Vincent’s father hot on their trail. aMc Santa Monica 4

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Dahl. Scr: Jay Dahl. Cast: Guy Germain, Kristin Langille. The Works. Follows a crew of film students on a road trip who discover evidence of evil doppelgangers. The crew soon realise something is very wrong as the world starts to change before their eyes… and their cameras. ocean

SainT laurenT

Biography. 180mins. Dir: Bertrand Bonello. Scr: Bertrand Bonello, Thomas Bidegain. Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Lea Seydoux, Louis Garrel. EuropaCorp. Broadway 4

There are MonSTerS

Horror. 90mins. Dir: Jay

Tokyo Fiancee

Romance. 100mins. Dir: Stefan Liberski. Scr: Stefan Liberski. Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreton, Alice De Lencquesaing. Films Distribution. Her head filled with dreams, Amelie, 20, goes back to Japan, where she spent her childhood. To

earn a living, she decides to give private classes in French and meets Rinri, her first and only student, a young Japanese man with whom she soon has an intimate relationship. Between surprises, happy times and the pitfalls of a culture shock that is both poetic and amusing, she discovers a side of Japan she had never seen before. TPost 1

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market 7:00pm Black and WhiTe: The daWn oF JuSTice

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Action/adventure. 126mins. Dir: Yueh Hsun Tsai. Scr: Evaonne Chen. Cast: Mark Chao, Gengxin Lin, Bo Huang. Ablaze Image.

The sunny Harbor City is soon to be permeated with anxiety. A series of suicide bomber attacks is the prelude to a grave danger. Will Wu Ying-xiong and his new partner Chen Zhen once again save the whole city? doubletree 1


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market 7:00pm the tenor (lirico Spinto)

Drama/biography. 121mins. Dir: Kim Sang-man. Scr: Kim Sang-man. Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Yusuke Iseya. More In Group. The talented Korean tenor Bae Jae-Chul, who penetrates the audience’s hearts through his delicate and powerful singing, is on the rise to stardom on the European opera scene. Koji Sawada, a supernatural thriller. 82mins. Dir: Susannah O’Brien. Scr: Susannah O’Brien. Cast: Justin Arnold, Andrea Nelson. Sahara Vision Productions. loews 1

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Action/adventure/ historical. 96mins. Dir: Sean McNamara. Scr: Thomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy. Cast: Jason Isaacs, Lauren Holly, David Arquette. VMI Worldwide. Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley. Leaving behind

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japanese music producer, is searching for a new tenor for an upcoming performance. He watches a performance of Bae Jae-Chul and is amazed that an Asian can actually sing better than most European singers. Sawada invites Jae-Chul to Japan, which marks the beginning of a great friendship. But after a successful season of performances, tragedy strikes. fairmont 3

their youth, these cadets must decide what they are fighting for. fairmont 2

finding gASton

Documentary/true story. 78mins. Dir: Patricia Perez. Scr: Patricia Perez. Cast: Gaston Acurio. Wide. Meet chef Gaston Acurio and follow him in a journey to find out the stories, the inspirations and dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen on a mission to change his country. loews 2


Horror/thriller/suspense. 93mins. Dir: James Cullen Bressack. Scr: James Cullen Bressack, Taryn Hillin. Cast: Sara Malakul Lane, Jackie Moore, Ciara Hanna.

VMI Worldwide. It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind — revenge. loews 3


Thriller. 90mins. Dir: Joram Lursen. Scr: Frank Ketelaar. Cast: Marwan Kenzari, Tygo Gernandt, Sarah Chronis. Dutch Features. Ex-cons Victor and Rico are planning the biggest crime of their lives: to kidnap the beautiful daughter of a wealthy business tycoon. After taking her to a deserted building, they tie her up in a soundproof room. As the kidnapping plays out, it becomes apparent that no relationship is as it seems. tpost 1


Animation. 115mins. Dir: Maxim Fadeev. Scr: Gregory Poirier. Cast: Milla Jovovich, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Wil Chase. Glukoza Production/Art Pictures Studio. A colourful fairytale about caring for your loved ones, meeting true friends, growing strong and believing in a dream with all of your heart. The story of a 10-year-old boy who

lives in a small village in the forest. Once protected by regal white wolves, Savva’s village is now easy prey for a gang of ruthless hyenas. He manages to escape into the woods where he is rescued by Anggee, a white wolf, the only one anyone has seen since their mass disappearance. Anggee tells Savva that a powerful magician will have a warrior that can free Savva’s village. Unfortunately, the magician lives on a mountain completely surrounded by the forces of Mom Jozee, the evil threeheaded monkey queen. Facing insurmountable odds, Savva and Anggee begin the long and dangerous trek to the mountain.

Symphony of the Wild

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Split Second

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Psycho-drama/mystery/ thriller. 82mins. Dir: Mike Criscione. Scr: Trevor Allen, Ricky Lloyd George. Cast: Kaila Amariah, Catherine Hicks, Scott Bailey, Greg Evigan. Goliath Film & Media Holdings. Layla wakes up in her bed one day with no memories of her surroundings, family or the horrible car crash that killed her father. As she slowly tries to recover, she begins to suspect that her mother and sister may somehow be involved in his death — but can she trust herself ? fairmont 1

Family. 90mins. Dir: Lesley Hammond, Jenny Walsh. Scr: Jenny Walsh. Cast: Wild Animals. Shoreline Entertainment. This dazzling wildlife spectacle propels us into the very private world of some of our most endearing critters. Set across a global stage, a parade of four-legged talents struts its stuff against the backdrop of some great classical works. A live action ‘Fantasia’ features mighty whales breaching, charging elephants, the big cats, and dozens of favourites performing with the symphony orchestra. fairmont 4

WiSh you Well

Family. 108mins. Dir: Darnell Martin. Scr: David Baldacci. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas. American Cinema International. Following a family tragedy, a girl and her young brother move from New York to live with their great-grandmother on a Virginia farm. There she comes to understand the land and roots that inspired her father’s writings, while discovering herself, her family and the power of true belief. fairmont 5

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