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Vicky the Viking

  • 2009
  • Germany
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Herbig
  • Written by: Michael Herbig, Alfons Biedermann, Runer Jonsson
  • Cast: Jonas Hämmerle, Waldemar Kobus, Ankie Beilke, Helmfried von Lüttichau

The story of a brave young Viking boy who accompanies his father and cohorts on their many adventures.

Videocracy

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • Sweden/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Erik Gandini
  • Written by: Erik Gandini

Gandini adopts an observational approach, gaining interviews with a handful of individuals whose lives are enmeshed in today's celebrity culture, to document the the current Silvio Berlusconi's formidable media empire-it's estimated that he now controls 90% of the broadcast media in Italy.

Villa Amalia

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • France
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Benoît Jacquot
  • Written by: Benoît Jacquot, Julien Boivent, Pascal Quignard
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert

On discovering her husband's infidelity, a concert pianist (Huppert) systematically destroys all traces of her past life and sets of with only a weekend bag for the Neapolitan coast. The editing of this spare existential drama is elliptical, heightening the mysteriousness of the encounters within, and the impressive…

Villu

  • 2009
  • India
  • 152 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Prabhu Deva
  • Written by: Prabhu Deva
  • Cast: Joseph Vijay, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj, Vadivelu, Manoj K Jayan, Anand Raj, Sriman, Devaraj, Geetha, Vaiyapuri, Dhamu, Aarthi, Raj Kapoor, Ranjitha

Tamil action/comedy.

Vincere

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • Italy/France
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marco Bellocchio
  • Written by: Marco Bellocchio, Daniela Ceselli
  • Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Corrado Invernizzi

With this postmodern collage, featuring Futurist-style flourishes and fictional re-enactments, Bellocchio focuses on Mussolini as a young man, re-writing the unwritten secret of the dictator's past - early on, he had a wife and son, both excluded from historical record.

Vision - From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

  • 2009
  • Germany
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
  • Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung

Biopic of multi-talented nun Hildegard von Bingen, whose holy visions challenged the 12th century German patriarchy.

¡Viva México!

  • 2009
  • Mexico
  • tbc
  • Directed by: Nicolás Défossé

Documentary following Zapatista spokesman Subcommander Marcos on a journey across Mexico.

Vortex

  • 2009
  • Lithuania
  • 142 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gytus Luksas
  • Cast: Giedrius Kiela, Egle Mikulionyte, Oksana Borbat

Austere Lithuanian period drama about Juzik (Kiela), a young man who returns from military service to take up a job in a corrupt quarry, where he becomes involved with two self-destructive women - promiscuous Klara (Varenitsa) and insecure Maska (Borbat).

The Waiting City

  • 2009
  • Australia
  • tbc
  • Directed by: Claire McCarthy
  • Cast: Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgarton, Samrat Chakrabarti, Isabel Lucas

A young couple travel to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but arrive to find that not everything is finalised yet. Taking time to explore the mysterious city, the vulnerability of their marriage suddenly comes to the fore.

Wake Up Sid

  • 2009
  • India
  • 139 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ayan Mukerji
  • Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna, Kashmira Shah

Mumbai-based Bollywood film about a dashing youngster who falls for an older woman.

Walking Too Fast (Pouta)

  • 2009
  • Czech Republic/Slovakia
  • 146 min
  • Directed by: Radim Spacek
  • Cast: Ondrej Malý, Kristína Farkasová, Martin Finger

Radim Spacek’s cerebral political thriller about the relations between the secret police and the dissident movement in 1980s communist Czechoslovakia focuses on Ondrej Maly’s awkward, bitter Antonín, a brutal secret police lieutenant. No longer finding satisfaction in the violent nature of his work, Antonín becomes…

Wallander: Kuriren (The Courier)

  • 2009
  • Sweden
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leif Magnusson
  • Cast: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Stina Ekblad

A motorcyclist is murdered and every clue points to the local motorbike courier gang.

Wallander: Skulden (The Guilty)

  • 2009
  • Sweden
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leif Magnusson
  • Cast: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Mats Bergman

A young child disappears and the whole shocked town joins in with the search.

Wallander: Tjuven (The Thief)

  • 2009
  • Sweden
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leif Magnusson
  • Cast: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Stina Ekblad

A neighbourhood watch scheme takes matters into its own hands when a spate of break-ins occurs.

Wanted

  • 2009
  • India
  • 15
  • Directed by: Prabhu Deva
  • Written by: Puri Jagannadh, Prabhu Deva
  • Cast: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar, Govind Namdeo, Mahek Chahal

Gang warfare as sharp shooter Radhe finds himself Mumbai's most wanted - alive by the police and dead by rival gangs.

Warren Miller: Dynasty

  • 2009
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Warren Miller

Deep powder, bright jackets and big airs in Miller's latest snow riding odyssey.

Watchmen

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 161 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Film version of Alan Moore's 1985 New York City-set graphic novel, which saw a group of costumed vigilantes who became outlawed in 1977 remember the good old days when they could mete out justice in the city. Classic pulp dialogue has been kept, some of the camera angles are exactly the same as the animated drawings…

Ways of Viewing: The Wooden Lightbox and the Audible Picture Show

  • 2009
  • Various
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Various

A screening of Canadian artist Alex Mackenzie's 'The Wooden Lightbox: A Secret Art of Seeing', a work which draws from turn of the century cinematic prototypes and long forgotten ideas surrounding the moving image, and Matt Hulse's 'Audible Picture Show', an international touring show comprising short audio works created…

We Are Astronomers

  • 2009
  • UK
  • Directed by: Max Crow
  • Written by: Paul Mowbray, Kevin Yates
  • Cast: David Tennant

A documentary narrated by David Tennant looking at the role of the modern astronomer in a 360 degree planetarium show.

We Live In Public

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ondi Timoner
  • Cast: Josh Harris

Fascinating documentary portrait of Josh Harris - Warholian web pioneer and all round crazy man who has spent the last decade using the internet to experiment with the public's relationship with intense surveillance.

Welcome

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philippe Lioret
  • Written by: Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol, Olivier Adam
  • Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Olivier Rabourdin, Derya Ayverdi

The plight of the immigrant and the viciousness of casual racism are the backdrop for this warm and engrossing drama about Bilal (Ayverdi), a young Iraqi refugee on his way to England who enlists the help of a former Olympic swimmer to help him swim the Channel.

What a Beautiful Day (Che bella giornata)

  • 2009
  • Italy
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gennaro Nunziante
  • Cast: Checco Zalone, Nabiha Akkari, Mehdi Mahdloo

A pair of Islamic terrorists – planning to bomb a cathedral – dupes a security guard, who has delusions of grandeur.

What Everybody Knows

  • 2009
  • 118 min
  • Directed by: Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri

A documentary composed by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri from footage gathered during a 16-day journey through Israel and Palestine. The film depicts the struggle for survival of people from all walks of life in these war-torn lands.

Whatever Works

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 91 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Cavill, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley, Jr, Michael McKean

David plays a misanthropic nuclear physicist whose life is suddenly changed when a naïve runaway waif from the Deep South (Wood) turns up on his doorstep. Promising beginnings give way in the second half and this doesn't quite amount to the comedy delight that aficionados of Jewish humour may hanker after.