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Amanecer de un Sueño - This Spanish film, directed by Freddy Mas Franqueza, was inspired by Franqueza's own experiences living with his grandfather. The story is of the life of Marcel, abandoned by his mother and brought up by his grandfather. It centres on the time in Marcel's life when he has to choose between staying with his grandfather or to follow his heart and leave to live with his true love.
Astro Boy - This well received animation about the Japanese boy robot - Astro Boy features an all star voice-cast. Listen out for Charlize Theron, Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy and Samuel L. Jackson. This feature-length manga classic stars Toby, son of government scientist, Dr Tenma, who tries to recreate his son after he is killed in an accident. Definitely spanning the kid/adult divide, Astro Boy (Toby's new identity) gets involved in a dubious governmental plan.
Carancho - This Argentine drama tells the tale of Sosa, played by hot-property actor, Ricardo Darin (who starred in last year's Oscar winner, The Secret in their Eyes.) An unscrupulous personal injury lawyer, he trawls the public hospitals and police stations in search of new clients. Over 8000 people die in Argentina every year from traffic accidents and there exists a huge industry of insurance payouts and compensation. This gritty, heavy-metal sound tracked drama is certainly getting reviewers excited and there's talk of it being another Oscar contender.
Come, Raza, Ama (Eat, Pray, Love) - Julia Roberts takes up the role of Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote the best-selling book this film is adapted from. Unhappy in her marriage and after a painful divorce, Gilbert goes on a soul-searching mission to find happiness, fulfillment and unexpectedly finds love. The title is taken from her four months spent in Italy (eating), four months in India (praying) and a year in Bali, Indonesia where she found love in the shape of a Brazilian factory owner, played by Javier Bardem.