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Criadas y Señoras (The Help) - Actor turned director Tate Taylor adapts his childhood friend, Kathryn Stockett's best-selling book of the same name which looked at the complex bonds black domestic servants in Mississippi had with the white women who employed them. A surprise hit at the American box-office it stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone.
Dime con cuántos (What's Your Number?) - Another book adaptation, this time from Karyn Bosnak's book 20 Times a Lady. British Mark Mylod is at the helm to direct Anna Faris as Ally who on finding out from an article in Marie Claire that she has slept with twice the national average of men (20) and that according to the article this leaves her destined to be single for longer. She then embarks on a hunt to find that perfect man. Depending on who you read this is a perfectly acceptable rom-com or an unfunny flop.
El Niño de la Bicicleta (Le gamin au vélo) - Awarding-winning directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stick to their successful formula with their latest release which deals with the difficult relationship between a young boy in care and his wayward father. Mirroring De Sica's film Bicycle Thieves somewhat, the young lad Cyril tries to locate his deadbeat dad with the help of a caring hairdresser.
Eva - Fresh from opening the Sitges Film Festival, the first Catalan film to do so, Kike Maíllo's debut stars German/Catalan actor Daniel Brühl in a retrofuturistic sci-fi. It's a world where robots are the norm but one where director Maíllo asks us, how would a robot have to behave to be accepted by humans as an equal, rather than as a machine?
Las aventuras de Tintin: El secreto del Unicornio (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) - Fans of British comedy will be heartened to hear that the talent penning the lines of Spielberg's adaptation are some of the best, namely Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Like Avatar before it this big-budget adaptation of Hergé's classic cartoons uses the latest 3D motion-capturing techniques. Purist fans of the original are out to find fault but by all other accounts this is a excellent fun-for-all-the-family flick.
Semilla de Maldad (Szelíd teremtés - A Frankenstein-terv) - Using the themes explored in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, mainly that humans create monsters and then blame them for what they are, Kornel Mondurczo's film is a complicated tale about a boy returning to his estranged family to try and forge relationships with them.
Tímidos Anónimos (Les émotifs anomymes) - An offbeat French romance that explores the daily struggles of two main characters who suffer from hyper-emotionalism, a type of severe shyness. A charming and funny film about a lesser-known but debilitating affliction that the director herself suffers from.