1:1 (Trust Film Sales)
Director: Annette K. Olesen
A young man is badly beaten up on his way home from a night out and taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, and his family struggle with suspicion and rumors.
Alpha Dog (Capitol Films)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone
Inspired by true events: A young drug dealer kidnaps the 15-year-old brother of a man in debt to him. Within three days, the boy is dead.
Bobby (Arclight Films)
Director: Emilio Estevez
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood
A fictionalized account of the various people whose lives intersect in the hours leading up to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Director: Neil Armfield
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
A young artist and a sometime poet find limitless pleasure in heroin. But as addiction takes hold, they lose the very thing they sought.
The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters
Director: Dai Sijie
Cast: Lena Jam-Panoi
China, 10 years ago: A grumpy botanist lives with his daughter and an orphan girl who came to study botany. Passion ignites between the girls in a world where such a love is forbidden.
Copying Beethoven (Myriad Pictures)
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Cast: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger
The obsessed and tormented relationship between Ludwig von Beethoven and his beautiful young copywriter as he struggles to complete his last symphony — the masterful Symphony No.9.
Death Defying Acts (Myriad Pictures)
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Guy Pearce
A stunningly beautiful psychic imposter and her equally devious daughter attempt to con the famous Harry Houdini during a high-profile seance to contact his mother, whose death has haunted him for 13 years.
Factory Girl (Myriad Pictures)
Director: George Hickenlooper
Cast: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari
Rich, ambitious and breathtakingly beautiful, Edie Sedgwick’s life changes forever when she meets Andy Warhol and joins the Factory — the epicenter of fashion, music and celebrity.
Family Hero (UGC)
Director: Thierry Klifa
Cast: Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Lanvin, Catherine Deneuve
Status: In production
Inheriting cabaret club the Blue Parrot brings together a fragmented family who would prefer to stay apart.
Der Freie Wille (Bavaria Intl.)
Director: Matthias Glasner
Cast: Juergen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo, Manfred Zapatka
After 12 years in prison, a serial rapist is released on parole. When he falls in love with the daughter of his new boss, he struggles to balance his new freedom with his sexuality.
Ghetto (Beta Cinema)
Director: Audrius Juzenas
Cast: Heino Ferch, Erika Marozsan, Sebastian Huelk
Drama about the Jewish ghetto of Vilnius in Lithuania, adapted from Joshua Sobol’s play. A lover of thearts, but also brutally inhuman, an SS commandant falls in love with a beautiful Jewish actress and opens a theater in the ghetto, which is then used to save many lives.
Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Kore-Eda follows the success of “Nobody Knows” with a drama about a young samurai who must avenge his father’s death.
The Last Kiss (Lakeshore)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Cast: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
The romantic misadventures of five best friends weave a poignant story of how love and commitment can turn grown men into boys.
Little Fish (Myriad Pictures)
Director: Rowan Woods
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson
Trying to escape her drug-addicted past, Tracy Heart is seduced into one last criminal venture by her brother and her ex-boyfriend.
The Lives of Others (Beta Cinema)
Director: Florian Henkel von Donnersmark
Cast: Martina Gedek, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Muehe, Sebastian Koch
East Berlin, 1984: When a Socialist Party loyalist is asked to spy on a playwright and his girlfriend, he enters a world of love, literature and freethinking. But once started, the machinery of oppression cannot be stopped.
Man About Town (Media 8 Entertainment)
Director: Mike Binder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Gina Gershon, Bai Ling
A Hollywood agent seems to have it all: success, money and a beautiful wife. But when he finds out that his wife is cheating on him with his top client, his perfect life unravels.
Nightwatching (Contentfilm Intl.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
Status: In pre-production
To mark the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth, pic explores the mystery behind his infamous painting “The Nightwatch,” which consolidated his reputation as a master painter but also destroyed him socially and financially.
Nina’s Journey (NonStop Sales)
Director: Lena Einhorn
Cast: Petra Nielsen, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Chwalibog
Nina Einhorn’s life from childhood in 1930s Poland, where she survived the Jewish and Polish uprisings, to her death in Sweden.
The Peter Pan Formula (CJ Entertainment)
Director: Cho Chang-Ho
Cast: On Ju-Wan, Kim Ho-Jung
A teenager struggles with life on his own when his mother falls into a coma and he finds out the secret of his birth.
A Prairie Home Companion (Capitol Films)
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson
Colorful group of performers, stagehands and musicians meet for broadcast of a radio program that’s been on air for more than 30 years. There’s death, gossip and a great deal of beautiful music, but the show must go on.
Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Cast: Candela Pena, Micaela Nevarez
A story about love and friendship between two women set in the world of prostitution in Spain.
The Proposition (The Works)
Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Nick Cave
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham, Emily Watson
In 1880s Australia, Charlie Burns is presented with an impossible proposition: The only way to save his younger brother from the gallows is to track down and kill his psychotic older brother.
The Queen (Pathe Intl.)
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen
When news of Princess Diana’s death breaks upon a shocked public, Queen Elizabeth II is unable to comprehend their response to the tragedy. As the unprecedented outpouring of grief and anger grows stronger, the popular new Prime Minister Tony Blair must find a way to reconnect the queen with the British public.
Le Regard (NonStop Sales)
Director: Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Cast: Jacques Zabor, Florian Cadiou, Abdellah Didane
Photographer Tueis returns to Morocco where, as a soldier, he took part in atrocities in this drama about abuse of power and forgiveness.
Der Rote Kakadu (Bavaria Intl.)
Director: Dominik Graf
Cast: Max Riemelt, Jessica Schwarz, Ronald Zehrfeld
East Germany, 1961: Siggi moves to Dresden and falls in love with Luise, a young poet. Through her, he gets to know the club Roter Kakadu, whose freethinking clientele have attracted the attention of the secret service.
The Secret (EuropaCorp)
Director: Vincent Perez
Cast: David Duchovny, Lili Taylor
Remake of Japanese supernatural drama “Himitsu,” about an emotional triangle between a 16-year-old girl, her mother and father.
Snow Cake (Fortissimo)
Director: Marc Evans
Cast: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss
A story of love and friendship and the unorthodox relationship between a man escaping his past, an autistic mother coping with the loss of her daughter and a passionate woman who keeps love at arm’s length.
Venus (The Works)
Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Hanif Kureishi
Cast: Peter O’Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whittaker, Vanessa Redgrave
Status: In production
The lives of two veteran English actors is disrupted by the arrival of a grandniece from the provinces.
We Shall Overcome (Trust Film Sales)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jorn Spottag
1969: Frits spends his summer glued to the screen of the family’s first television set, soaking up Martin Luther King’s speeches. When he returns to school, he finds the courage to rebel against his tyrannical headmaster.
Big Nothing (Pathe Intl.)
Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Cast: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve
Status: In production
Frustrated teacher takes revenge on life by joining forces with an unpredictable scammer and his ambitious girlfriend in blackmail scheme.
Bye Bye Harry (Beta Film)
Director: Robert Young
Cast: Til Schweiger, Stephen Dillane, Veronika Ferres
A slapstick comedy built around the real-life theft of Charlie Chaplin’s coffin in 1977.
Les Bronzes 3 — Friends Forever (Roissy Films)
Director: Patrice Leconte
Cast: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier, Gerard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte, Dominique Lavanant, Martin Lamotte, Bruno Moynot, Ornella Muti
A group of friends have a week of wild and wacky adventures during a summer vacation at a luxury Italian seaside resort.
Comeback Season (Myriad Pictures)
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Cast: Ray Liotta, Glenne Headly, Shaun Sipos
After cheating on his wife, Walter moves in with the high school heartthrob as they try to win back the hearts of the women they truly love.
King and the Clown (CJ Entertainment)
Director: Lee Jun-ik
Cast: Karm Woo-sung, Jung Jin-young, Kang Sung-yeon, Lee Joon-gi
Based on an award-winning Korean play, pic tells the story of two clowns arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Arclight Films)
Director: Albert Brooks
Cast: Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, Fred Dalton Thompson
Determined to mend relations with the Muslim community, the U.S. government sends a comedian on a mission to Pakistan and India to find out what makes Muslims laugh.
School for Scoundrels (Weinstein Co.)
Director: Todd Philips
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett
Status: In production
Down-on-his-luck meter reader enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win the heart of his dream girl. But his professor has set his sights on the same woman.
She’s the Man (Lakeshore Entertainment)
Director: Andy Fickman
Cast: Amanda Bynes
A high school girl pretends to be her twin brother to make the boys’ football team. With women chasing her and men off-limits, will falling in love put an end to her game?
A Ticket to Outer Space (Gaumont)
Director: Eric Lartigau
Cast: Kad Merad, Olivier Baroux, Guillaume Canet, Marina Fois
French government launches a lottery to give two civilians the chance to stay in the European space station. Everything goes smoothly until one of the winners takes the station hostage.
Those Happy Days (Roissy Films)
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Cast: Jean-Paul Rouve, Marilou Berry, Omar Sy, Julie Fournier
Thirty-five-year-old Vincent recalls his yearly summer jobs as counselor at a children’s summer camp in the southwest of France.
The Valet (Gaumont)
Director: Francis Veber
Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Virginie Ledoyen
Snapped with his mistress by a paparazzo, billionaire Pierre Levasseur tries to avoid divorce by telling his wife that a passer-by, who is a parking valet, is his mistress’s boyfriend.
LOVE & ROMANCE
Away From Her (Hanway Films)
Director: Sarah Polley
Cast: Julie Christie
After 40 years of marriage, an aging couple are still deeply in love. But when the wife begins to show signs of Alzheimer’s, cracks in the marriage begin to show and she moves into a nursing home. A month later, her husband is allowed to visit her for the first time, only to discover she’s fallen for another resident.
Becoming Jane (Hanway Films)
Director: Julian Jarrold
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters
The real-life love affair that inspired Jane Austen to become the novelist we know today.
Blood and Chocolate (Lakeshore Entertainment)
Director: Katja von Garnier
Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Olivier Martinez
Status: In production
Vivian has spent her life on the run from the truth … she is a werewolf. When her affections for an American threaten to expose her family’s secret, she must choose between love for a human and betraying the vows of her family.
Closing the Ring (Contentfilm Intl.)
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Mischa Barton, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Pete Postlethwaite
Romantic epic set in present day and WWII about an American woman who honored a wartime promise with a lifetime of denial and how the discovery of a gold ring on a distant Irish hillside brings her back to life.
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Media 8 Entertainment)
Director: Marc Klein
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin
Ambitious editor faces the pressure of leaving her safe but immature college boyfriend for an older (and notorious) publishing playboy.
Locked Out (UGC)
Director: Albert Dupontel
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron, Yolande Moreau
Chaplinesque love story.
Love and Other Disasters (EuropaCorp)
Director: Alek Keshishian
Cast: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys
Assistant editor at Vogue acts as a catalyst in the love lives of a glittering group of friends.
The Science of Sleep (Gaumont)
Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat
Warner Independent paid between $6 million and $7 mil
lion at Sundance for U.S., U.K. and Canadian rights for the sci-fi pic.
The Backwoods (Filmax Intl.)
Director: Koldo Serra
Cast: Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine, Virginie Ledoyen
English couple spend the summer in a remote house in north of Spain. The tranquility is shattered when they discover a girl with horribly deformed hands locked in a cabin in the woods.
Black Book (Contentfilm Intl.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Carice van Houten, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn
Status: In production
September 1944: Beautiful, feisty Jewish revue star has fled Nazi Germany and gone into hiding in the Netherlands, where she joins the Resistance and tries to confront the traitor responsible for the destruction of her family.
Crank (Lionsgate Films)
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez
Hit man discovers he’s been poisoned and embarks on a desperate, destructive odyssey in an attempt to stay alive and save his girlfriend.
Fast Food Nation (Hanway Films)
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Ashley Johnson, Kris Kristofferson
Fictional telling of Eric Schlosser’s nonfiction probe into the fast food industry, providing a character study of the lives behind the facts.
Adrift (Summit Entertainment)
Director: Hans Horn
Cast: Eric Dane, Ali Hillis, Susan May Pratt
Friends’ day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico goes horribly wrong when everybody jumps into the water only to realize they forgot to let down the ladder, they have no way back on to the yacht and baby Sara is still onboard.
Invisible Waves (Fortissimo Films)
Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Eric Tsang, Gang Hye Jung
A hardworking chef living in Macau kills his lover and is consumed with guilt. To escape his inner turmoil and arrest, he travels to Thailand, but his troubles follow him.
Izzat (Nordisk Film Intl.)
Director: Ulrik Imatiaz Rolfsen
Cast: Emil Marwa, Khawar Gomi, Assad Siddique
A tough look at the double standards in Norway’s Pakistani gangs.
Johnny Was (Nordisk Film Intl.)
Director: Mark Hammond
Cast: Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Samantha Mumba, Lennox Lewis
A former Irish gunman hides in London’s least-safe safe house, but when his former pals escape from Brixton Prison, Johnny’s past catches up with him.
The Kovak Box (Filmax Intl.)
Director: Daniel Monzon
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Lucia Jimenez, David Kelly
Bestselling author is attending a conference on an idyllic Mediterranean island when his girlfriend inexplicably commits suicide. Then everyone around starts to die.
Mastermind (Svensk Filmindustri)
Director: Peter Flinth
Cast: Krister Henriksson, Johanna
A woman is found hanging in her apartment, her body drained of blood. The police embark on a cat-and-mouse game with the killer.
Morgan’s Summit (Arclight Films)
Director: Tom Schulman
Cast: Bruce Willis
Radio DJ Morgan preaches the good in humanity over the airwaves. When his son is murdered in a road-rage incident while trying to help another driver, humanity is no longer on his mind.
Director: Ten Shimoyama
Cast: Joe Odagiri, Yukie Nakama
Destined for love, ordered to kill — a love story set against the backdrop of two Ninja clans at war with one another.
The Stone Council (UGC)
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Catherine Deneuve, Moritz Bleibtreu
Status: In production
Haunted by nightmares since the disappearance of her adopted son Liu-San, Diane throws herself into the hunt for her child. But who is Liu-San really?
Typhoon (CJ Entertainment)
Director: Kwak Kyung-Taek
Cast: Dong-gun Jan, Jung-jae Lee,
A modern-day pirate threatens the Korean peninsula with a terror attack that could result in death in North and South Korea.
Helen the Baby Fox (Shochiku)
A boy finds a deaf and blind baby fox, separated from its parents in the wilderness of the northernmost island of Japan. The vet wants to put the fox down, but the boy is determined to keep her alive.
Lorange, Muffin and Dartanjang (Svensk Filmindustri)
Director: Igor Veyshtagin
Creator: Barbro Lindgren
Although Lorange is a grown-up, all he wants to do is listen to loud pop music and avoid work, which suits his son Muffin just fine.
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (Nordisk Film Intl.)
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Cast: Julie Grundtvig Wester, Nicklas Svale Andersen, Christian Heldbo Wienberg
Thirteen-year-old Katrine is spending the summer on the Baltic island of Bornholm. With the help of her friends she sets out to solve the mystery of a lost treasure buried by Knights Templar in the Middle Ages.
Opal Dream (Becker Films)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie, Christian Byers
A young girl’s relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.
Pettson & Findus III — Pettson’s Promise (Svensk Filmindustri)
Director: Joergen Lerdam, Anders Soerensen
An animated feature about old man Pettson, his curious cat Findus and the magic of Christmas.
Stormbreaker (Capitol Films)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Silverstone
Based on a bestselling series of novels, a 14-year-old superspy goes on a mission that will save millions of lives.
Bloodline (Filmax Intl.)
Director: Nacho Cerda
Cast: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Carlos Reig, Valentin Ganev
A U.S.-based producer returns home to Russia to investigate the mysterious death of her mother. The only clue is to be found in an isolated, abandoned farm in the mountains.
Borderland (Lionsgate Films)
Director: Zev Berman
Cast: Brian Presley, Martha Higareda, Jake Muxworthy
Three American college grads take a road trip south of the Mexican border where they encounter dismemberment and death.
Fido (Lionsgate Films)
Director: Andrew Currie
Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic ’50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor and rotting zombies deliver the mail.
Frostbite (NonStop Sales)
Director: Anders Banke
Cast: Petra Nielsen, Grete Havneskoeld, Emma Aberg
A vampire story about a mother and her daughter who move to a small snowbound town in northern Sweden. Slowly it becomes clear that the place holds a dark secret.
Grind House (Weinstein Co.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
A compilation of short horror tales written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
The Horror Chronicl
es (three-picture anthology) (Media 8 Entertainment)
“Living Hell” — Director: Richard Jeffries
A top-secret military project is discovered at an abandoned army base, unleashing a virulent organism on the world.
Director: Neal Marshall Stevens
A church collapses, trapping a young girl inside with terrifying demons.
Director: Art Monterastelli
A group of college kids take a weekend trip to a remote hunting lodge. Their pranks on each other turn serious when a ghost bent on revenge turns on them … one at a time.