35 SHOTS OF RUM A widower is cared for by his daughter, who becomes his “stepwife.” A Venice hit. Elle Driver
ACNE Uruguayan Fernando Veiroj’s adolescent angst dramedy, a Directors’ Fortnight standout. Rezo
THE BEACHES OF AGNES Agnes Varda’s unusual self-portrait, revisiting the beaches in her life. Roissy
BIRDWATCHERS Fat-cat fazendeiros and indios face off for land in the Brazilian jungle. From Italo-Argentine helmer Marco Bechis.Warm Venice reception. Celluloid Dreams
CHE Second major fest outing for the hugely ambitious Che Guevara two-parter, prized, hallowed (“One of the best at Cannes,” the Guardian) and lamented (an “honorable, doomed effort,” Time) at Cannes. A polarizer. Wild Bunch
A CHRISTMAS TALE Another step up for Arnaud Desplechin (“Kings & Queen”): a warmly received family ensembler, and hearteningly good seller for Wild Bunch.
THE COUNTRY TEACHER Friendship drama from Czech Bohdan Slama (“Something Like Happiness”). Wild Bunch
DELTA Kornel Mundruzco’s Cannes Competition Fipresci award winner. A clutch of major territory sales; more beckon. Coproduction Office
THE DUCHESS Keira Knightley dons bodice and bustle playing the 19th-century Duchess of Devonshire: glamorous, fated. Saul Dibb (“Bullet Boy”) directs. Pathe Intl.
LA FILLE DEMONACO Riviera-set sex comedy from Anne Fontaine, a crowd- and (largely) crix-pleaser. Pyramide Intl.
FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA Jerzy Skolimowski returns with well-received Directors’ Fortnight opener, an ambivalent tale about a crematory worker’s amour fou. Elle Driver
GOODBYE SOLO Praised third feature by Ramin Bahrani (“Chop Shop”), about a Senegalese taxi driver. Venice standout. Memento
HOOKED New pic from highly praised Romanian Adrian Sitaru (“The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”). Rezo
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG Family reconciliation drama, driven by a banner performance from Kristin Scott Thomas. A large Berlin critical/sales hit. UGC Intl.
INJU, THE BEAST IN THE SHADOW Barbet Schroeder’s Kyoto-set thriller with Benoit Magimel and Lika Minamoto, adapting Edogama Rampo, known as Japan’s Edgar Allen Poe. One to track. UGC Intl.
IT’S NOT ME, I SWEAR Mischief-making boy comes to terms with youth. From Philippe Filardeau. Films Distribution
JCVD Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself as a maudlin Muscles From Brussels. Tongue-in-cheek meta movie. Peace Arch U.S. pickup; multiple sales elsewhere. Gaumont
KHAMSA Fest fave Karim Dridi’s tale of a Romany kid’s slide into delinquency. A reportedly superlative perf from lead Marc Cortes. Rezo
KNITTING Yin Lichuan’s elliptical tale of a big-city menage a trois in modern China. Directors’ Fortnight player. Rezo
LINHA DE PASSE Working-class drama set on the streets and soccer pitches of Sao Paulo. Encouraging sales at Cannes. Pathe Intl.
MARTYRS Torture, revenge, abuse, violence: France’s latest blood fete from Pascale Laugier (“Saint Ange”). Likely to cleave crix. A Weinstein Co. pickup Stateside. Wild Bunch
MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA World preem for Spike Lee’s World War II Buffalo soldier story, from a James McBride screenplay. TF1 Intl.
ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND Amos Gitai’s adaptation of Jerome Clement’s autobiographical novel. A Berlinale Special, and Kino U.S. pickup. Roissy
PARC Twisted friendship drama with Sergi Lopez and Jean-Marc Barr. Films Distribution
PARIS 36 Christophe Barratier’s rambunctious 1936 musical. Big home B.O. and rousing foreign sales likely. Pathe Intl.
PLASTIC CITY Brazil-Japan-Hong Kong co-production and Venice player from Yu Lik-wai about a father-son faceoff in Sao Paulo’s seething Liberdade crime burb. Celluloid Dreams
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE One of France’s big fall bets: Jean-Francois Richet’s thundering, two-film portrait of Jacques Mesrine, France’s legendary bank robber, played to the hilt by Vincent Cassel. Screeening as a work-in-progress. Kinology
THE SEA WALL Plush Marguerite Duras adaptation, carried by Isabelle Huppert as a rice-field owner. World preem. Films Distribution
SERAPHINE True-life biopic of French postmodernist painter Seraphine de Senlis. World preem. Roissy
THE SILENCE OF LORNA Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest Cannes-prized, slow-burning study of the emotional binds of Belgium’s urban poor. Celluloid Dreams
THE SKY CRAWLERS Nippon toon auteur Mamoru Oshii’s groundbreaking 3-D animation pic, a WB release in Japan. Elle Driver
SNOW Aida Begic’s feature debut, a war-set tale of a mountain village cut off by winter’s first snow. Shared this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize. Pyramide Intl.
TEARS FOR SALE Serbia’s biggest production ever, a post-World War II village-set sex comedy, laced with lust, boozing, f/x and knock-out Charleston set pieces. EuropaCorp
THREE MONKEYS Best director winner at Cannes, from Turkey’s premier helmer, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (“Uzak,” “Climates”). Pyramide Intl.
TREELESS MOUNTAIN Korean So Yong Kim’s sophomore sally after the Sundance 2006-prized “In Between Days.” Memento
THREE WISE MEN A fiftysomethings “Big Chill,” Mika Kaurismaki-style. World preem. Wide Management
TONY MANERO Promising breakout sales possibilities for Pablo Larrain’s Tony Manero imitator drama, set under Pinochet’s Chile, a Directors’ Fortnight standout. Funny Balloons
TWO-LEGGED HORSE A parable from Samira Makmalbaf, about a boy employed to carry a handicapped child to school. Wild Bunch
VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR Vanity Fair scribe Matt Tyrnauer’s bio portrait of opulent couturier Valentino. A buzz title going into Venice. Celluloid Dreams
VINYAN Fabrice du Welz (“Calvaire”) returns with an apocalyptic ghost story, set in the Thai-Burmese jungle. Wild Bunch
VOY A EXPLOTAR Two 15-year-olds on a romantic lark in Guanajuato. Third pic from Mexican New Wave auteur Gerardo Naranjo. Elle Driver
WHITE NIGHT WEDDING Remarrying teacher gets cold feet. Huge home hit in Iceland. Celluloid Dreams
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MYSELF A feel-good neighbors drama from Francois Dupeyron (“Monsieur Ibrahim,” “Officer’s Ward”). Kinology