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2012. 60th Edition
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7 DÍAS EN LA HABANA / 7 DAYS IN HAVANA
Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Elia Suleiman, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío, Laurent Cantet
SPAIN-FRANCE 
A contemporary portrait of an eclectic city seen through a single feature film made up of seven chapters directed by seven acclaimed directors from different countries: Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío and Laurent Cantet.

A contemporary portrait of an eclectic city seen through a single feature film made up of seven chapters directed by seven acclaimed directors from different countries: Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío and Laurent Cantet.

ASURA
Keiichi Sato
JAPAN 
An anime starring a savage, enraged orphan boy abandoned in the barren Kyoto wasteland who does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to master the beast within.

An anime starring a savage, enraged orphan boy abandoned in the barren Kyoto wasteland who does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to master the beast within.

THE BAY
Barry Levinson
USA 
The new film by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Sleepers) chronicles a small village engulfed by chaos. The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly pl...

The new film by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Sleepers) chronicles a small village engulfed by chaos. The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies.
 

BAZTAN / THE VALLEY
Iñaki Elizalde
SPAIN 
The directorial debut by the award-winning short-film and documentary maker, Iñaki Elizalde, follows a film crew visiting the Baztan valley to make a film about events dating back to the 17th century: the story of the discrimination suffered by the so-called “agotes”, people who were forced to live in isolation practically up to t...

The directorial debut by the award-winning short-film and documentary maker, Iñaki Elizalde, follows a film crew visiting the Baztan valley to make a film about events dating back to the 17th century: the story of the discrimination suffered by the so-called “agotes”, people who were forced to live in isolation practically up to the present day. Carmelo Gómez and Unax Ugalde head the cast.

BYPASS
Patxo Telleria, Aitor Mazo
SPAIN 
The second film by the actors and directors Aitor Mazo and Patxo Telleria is a romantic comedy starring Xabi, a young man who tries to "cheer up" the last few hours in the life of his friend Maria, victim of a terminal illness, by saying he loves her: but Maria's miraculous recovery forces Xabi to keep up the pretence. Gorka Otxoa, Sara Coz...

The second film by the actors and directors Aitor Mazo and Patxo Telleria is a romantic comedy starring Xabi, a young man who tries to "cheer up" the last few hours in the life of his friend Maria, victim of a terminal illness, by saying he loves her: but Maria's miraculous recovery forces Xabi to keep up the pretence. Gorka Otxoa, Sara Cozar, Bárbara Goenaga, Aitor Mazo and Unax Ugalde head the cast.

Emak Bakia baita / The Search for Emak Bakia
Oskar Alegria
SPAIN 
This documentary by the journalist, documentary-maker and photographer Oskar Alegria follows the search for the house near Biarritz that inspired Man Ray to create his libertarian cinema. A film about chance, wind and the back of photographs.

This documentary by the journalist, documentary-maker and photographer Oskar Alegria follows the search for the house near Biarritz that inspired Man Ray to create his libertarian cinema. A film about chance, wind and the back of photographs.

Kern
Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
AUSTRIA 
Two directors make a documentary about the controversial film director and irascible actor Peter Kern. But Kern refuses to be crammed into the form of a classical documentary. He doubts, criticizes and rebels – and the directors approve. First feature film by Veronika Franz (screenwriter and assistant director on some of Ulrich Seidl's films) and Severin Fiala.

Two directors make a documentary about the controversial film director and irascible actor Peter Kern. But Kern refuses to be crammed into the form of a classical documentary. He doubts, criticizes and rebels – and the directors approve. First feature film by Veronika Franz (screenwriter and assistant director on some of Ulrich Seidl's films) and Severin Fiala.

KLIP / CLIP
Maja Miloš
SERBIA 
The first feature film by Maja Miloš won a Tiger Award at the last Rotterdam Film Festival. Its main character is Jasna, a beautiful girl in her mid-teens, leading a crude life of the postwar generation in Serbia. Having a huge crush on a boy from school, she goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying, constantly filming with her mobile phone. 

The first feature film by Maja Miloš won a Tiger Award at the last Rotterdam Film Festival. Its main character is Jasna, a beautiful girl in her mid-teens, leading a crude life of the postwar generation in Serbia. Having a huge crush on a boy from school, she goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying, constantly filming with her mobile phone. 

KÖNIG DES COMICS / KING OF COMICS
Rosa von Praunheim
GERMANY 
The new documentary from Rosa von Praunheim is a full-blown tribute to the world's most famous and best-loved German comic creator, Ralf König, author of works like Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not) and Kondom des grauens (The Killer Condom). Humour, irony and scathing observation of reality are his liberating weapons against intolerance.

The new documentary from Rosa von Praunheim is a full-blown tribute to the world's most famous and best-loved German comic creator, Ralf König, author of works like Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not) and Kondom des grauens (The Killer Condom). Humour, irony and scathing observation of reality are his liberating weapons against intolerance.

AS LINHAS DE TORRES / THE LINES OF WELLINGTON
Valeria Sarmiento
PORTUGAL 
An original project from director Raúl Ruiz - winner of the Silver Shell for Best Director in 2010 for Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon) who died last year - which has been turned into a TV mini-series by the filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento. A reconstruction of Napoleon's attempts to invade Portugal with a powerful army constrained to measure its strength against ...

An original project from director Raúl Ruiz - winner of the Silver Shell for Best Director in 2010 for Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon) who died last year - which has been turned into a TV mini-series by the filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento. A reconstruction of Napoleon's attempts to invade Portugal with a powerful army constrained to measure its strength against the Anglo-Portuguese forces commanded by General Wellington. World premiere of the entire TV miniseries..

Operación E / Operation E
Miguel Courtois Paternina
SPAIN-FRANCE 
The latest film by Miguel Courtois (El Lobo, GAL) is inspired by the true story of Clara Rojas, kidnapped by the FARC in Colombia together with Ingrid Betancourt in 2002, who after six years in captivity had a child with one of the guerrillas: a family of farmers will have to look after the baby. Luis Tosar stars in the film.

The latest film by Miguel Courtois (El Lobo, GAL) is inspired by the true story of Clara Rojas, kidnapped by the FARC in Colombia together with Ingrid Betancourt in 2002, who after six years in captivity had a child with one of the guerrillas: a family of farmers will have to look after the baby. Luis Tosar stars in the film.

PALABRAS MÁGICAS (para romper un encantamiento) / MAGIC WORDS (breaking a spell)
Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez
MEXICO-GUATEMALA-NICARAGUA 
Latest work from the documentary-maker Mercedes Moncada, an emotional look at the Nicaraguan Revolution: "I resemble Lake Managua: rather than being a flowing river that always renovates itself, it hoards and saves, just like Nicaragua".

Latest work from the documentary-maker Mercedes Moncada, an emotional look at the Nicaraguan Revolution: "I resemble Lake Managua: rather than being a flowing river that always renovates itself, it hoards and saves, just like Nicaragua".

TROPICALIA
Marcelo Machado
BRAZIL 
A documentary proposing a contemporary look into this important cultural movement, which exploded in Brazil in the late 1960s. It mixes valuable archive material especially recovered for the production and encounters with the icons of the movement such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Ze, Mutantes and others.

A documentary proposing a contemporary look into this important cultural movement, which exploded in Brazil in the late 1960s. It mixes valuable archive material especially recovered for the production and encounters with the icons of the movement such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Ze, Mutantes and others.

XINGU
Cao Hamburger
BRAZIL 
The incredible story of the Villas-­Boas brothers and the events leading up to creation of the Xingu National Park, the first Indian reservation in Brazil. Brazilian director Cao Hamburger presented this film in the Panorama section at the last Berlin Festival, where he had previously competed in 2006 with O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year M...

The incredible story of the Villas-­Boas brothers and the events leading up to creation of the Xingu National Park, the first Indian reservation in Brazil. Brazilian director Cao Hamburger presented this film in the Panorama section at the last Berlin Festival, where he had previously competed in 2006 with O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation).

SHOKUZAI / PENANCE / PENANCE
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
JAPAN 
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING This TV miniseries will be presented in its entirety. The latest work from the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) focuses on the mysterious murder of a young girl kidnapped at her own school while playing with four classmates. None of the girls can remember the abductor's face, and the victim's mot...

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING
This TV miniseries will be presented in its entirety. The latest work from the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) focuses on the mysterious murder of a young girl kidnapped at her own school while playing with four classmates. None of the girls can remember the abductor's face, and the victim's mother condemns them to: “Do whatever you have to to find the killer. Otherwise, you can pay a penance that I approve.”

ZULOAK / ZULOAK (HOLES)
Fermin Muguruza
SPAIN 
SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SCREENING In his latest documentary the musician Fermin Muguruza follows the career of the all-female rock band, Zuloak, to advocate the contribution made by other important musical artists in the Basque Country.

SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SCREENING
In his latest documentary the musician Fermin Muguruza follows the career of the all-female rock band, Zuloak, to advocate the contribution made by other important musical artists in the Basque Country.

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