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Variety's Boyd van Hoeij notes that Critics' Week has lined up first-time directors "almost exclusively" for its 2012 edition. Notes, links and so on will be added over the coming hours and days:



Vasan Bala's Peddlers. The Critics' Week synopsis: "A ghost town, Mumbai, inhabited by millions. A lady on a mission, a man living a lie, an aimless drifter. They collide. Some collisions are of consequence, some not, either ways the city moves on."

Antonio Méndez Esparza's Aquí y Allá. CW: Pedro returns home to his small village in Guerrero, Mexico after having worked for several years in the Us. Even though the village is expecting a bountiful harvest, they're still preoccupied with opportunities north of the border.

Alejandro Fadel's Los Salvajes. CW: "Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province.... They hunt to feed, rob houses they come across, do drugs, bathe in the river, »

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