- 102 min
- Directed by: Naoko Ogigami
- Cast: Kobayashi
Ogigami's heartwarming drama tells the story of Sachie (Kobayashi), who moves to Helsinki on a whim and opens up a cafe. With the help of two Japanese women travelling through Finland, Sachie slowly builds strong and intriguing relationships with the locals.
- 53 min
- Directed by: Melanie Hogan
- Cast: Bob Randall
An aboriginal man, Bob Randall, who lives beside the greatest monolith in the world, Uluru in Central Australia, tells his tale of indigenous wisdom clashing against materialist notions of progress.
Keeping Up With The Steins
- 86 min
- Directed by: Scott Marshall
- Written by: Mark Zakarin
- Cast: Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz, Jeremy Piven, Larry Miller, Sandra Taylor, Carter Jenkins
Comedy in which a young Jewish boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile his estranged father and grandfather.
- 100 min
- Directed by: Clayton Jacobson
- Written by: Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson
- Cast: Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Clayton Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson, Jesse Jacobson, Morihiko Hasebe
Kenny Smyth is an unappreciated cog in society's machine. Delivering portaloos, Kenny juggles sewage with his own family tensions as he travels to the Mecca of his trade: the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Quirky road comedy.
- 91 min
- Directed by: Menhaj Huda
- Cast: Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke, Jamie Winstone
Set in west London, Kidulthood starts off with a girl being bullied at school. Later that evening she hangs herself and from there the film follows the reaction of her classmates in the ensuing 24 hours. Half-arsed, torrid youth drama set amongst the hoodie brigade. Highlights include Jamie 'daughter of Ray' Winstone's…
Kidz in da Hood
- 96 min
- Directed by: Catti Edfeldt, Ylva Gustavsson
- Written by: Ylva Gustavsson (writer), Hans Renhäll (writer)
- Cast: See below
Youthful Swedish story that deals with the refugee experience.
Kill Your Darlings
- Democratic Republic of Congo/France
- 70 min
- Directed by: Zeka Laplaine
Docu-fiction that deals with the disappearance of the filmmaker's brother. Videos shot by his brother during trips to Lisbon, Kinshasa and Brussels depict an African man struggling to come to terms with the personal legacy of his homeland's upheavals.
- 97 min
- Directed by: Raoul Ruiz
- Cast: John Malkovich, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Dillane
Malkovich attacks with gusto a lavish biopic of the Viennese Painter Gustav Klimt. Beginning with his dying days in a sanatorium, the film aspires to the flamboyance and style of Klimt's own work.
- 83 min
- Directed by: William Savage
Using archive footage, interviews and still photographs, Klunkerz chronicles the inception of the early 1970s precursor to the modern mountain bike. The early pioneers spent years scavenging in junkyards, obsessively tinkering and modifying their bikes in a bid to find a better way down the mountain.
KM 31 (Kilómetro 31)
- 103 min
- Directed by: Rigoberto Castañeda
- Cast: Iliana Fox, Adrià Collado, Raúl Méndez
Creepy Mexican horror movie in which a young woman attempts to find out what happened to her twin sister, who has been found in a coma after a mysterious accident on a lonely highway. This screening will be preceded by short 'To Have and To Hold'.
- 129 min
- Directed by: Judd Apatow
- Written by: Judd Apatow
- Cast: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Charlyne Yi, Jason Segel, Martin Starr
Writer/director Apatow's remarkable new comedy, in which two strangers have a one night stand and accidentally concieve a baby. Slacker Ben (Rogen) and career girl Alison (Heigl) decide to make a go of it and hilarity ensues. A superb mix of 'Animal House'-style gross out humour and 'Love Story' sentimentality, that…
- 95 min
- Directed by: Alister Grierson
- Written by: Alister Grierson, John Lonie
- Cast: Jack Finsterer, Christopher Baker, Ben Barrack, Shane Bourne, Angus Sampson, Travis McMahon, Ewen Leslie
A moving tribute, with an eye for realism, to the last lines of Australia's defences during WWII. This film follows the ill-trained volunteer soldiers on the Kokoda Track campaign in Papua New Guinea.
- France / Belgium
- 97 min
- Directed by: Martine Doyen
- Cast: Arno Hintjens, Valérie Le Maitre, Edith Scob
A man who has just recovered from an ostensibly fatal heart attack meets a troubled amnesiac artist, with delightfully unexpected results. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.
Krakatoa: The Last Days
- Directed by: Sam Miller
- Cast: Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams, Kevin McMonagle
This docu-rama, based on personal diaries, details the 1883 eruption on Krakatoa which killed 36,000 people and unleashed a wave of tsunamis.
Kurt Cobain About a Son
- 97 min
- Directed by: AJ Schnack
Cobain tells his life story in his own words, drawn from the 25 hours of audio-taped interview material Michael Azerrad collected while researching his book 'Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana'. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.
- 78 min
- Directed by: Pèter Mészáros
- Cast: Kata Kovács, András Tóth, Nikolett Krajcsi
Touching drama of circumscribed lives and sustaining fantasies, inspired by Antoine Watteau's 18th century painting 'L'Embarquement pour Cythere'. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.
- 168 min
- Directed by: Pascale Ferran
- Cast: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch, Hippolyte Giradot
An understated yet compelling French adaptation of Lawrence's once scandalous novel. Eschewing melodrama, the director focuses on how the sexual relationship transforms the lives of the lovers.
Lage Raho Munnabhai
- 130 min
- Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
- Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Dia Mirza, Jimmy Shergill, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Saurabh Shukla
Another of leading man Dutt's rambling slapstick heavy comedies involving magic men and poor children. For fans of the star only.
The Lark Farm
- 122 min
- Directed by: Paolo Taviani/Vittoria Taviani
- Cast: Paz Vega, Arsinee Khanijan, Tcheky Karyo
A thought provoking adaptation of the Antonia Arslan novel on the Armenian genocide of 1915. A Turkish military detachment slaughters the male members of the Avakian family and sends the women on a long march into the Syrian desert. A beautifully constructed examination of events which remain, to this day, highly volatile…
The Last Dining Table (Majimak Babsang)
- South Korea
- 94 min
- Directed by: Roh Gyeong-tae
- Cast: Baek Hyun-joo, Kim Do-yeon, Oh Heoung-ki
Strange and troubling life stories from the hidden depths of South Korean society. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.
Last in the Line
- 12 min
- Directed by: Dylan Drummond
A moving portrait of an outsider, the ballad singer Sheila Stewart. 'Part of Document 5'.
The Last King of Scotland
- 123 min
- Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
- Cast: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney
Macdonald's first fictional film sees McAvoy playing Nicholas Garrigan as a smooth-talking lovable rogue who accidentally ingratiates himself with 1970s Ugandan president Idi Amin (Whitaker). With a career best performance from Whitaker and an action packed pace, it makes for a commendable action film rather than an…