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Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival 2012

2 September 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In its 18th year, the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is ready for their most international year yet with 36 countries represented in the 188 live action and animated shorts on show between September 18th to 23rd. It all takes place at the Arnolfini and Watershed in Bristol and the festival is sure to give us a breakout star or two. There’s also a pretty impressive events scheduled so far, including:

Focus on Finland featuring the best of Finnish short film and animation and a pop-up Cine-Sauna;

Soviet-era silent film Aelita – The Queen of Mars screened in a big top circus tent, with a live score by Finnish band Cleaning Women, cross-dressing zombies whose industrial folk-pop musical style is created by unusual instruments made from scrap materials such as washing machines;

Beam, an evening of live music and projected art at Watershed, cut and spliced by renowned DJs and street artists;

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Keeley Hawes, Julian Rhind-Tutt for BBC One's 'The Lady Vanishes'

16 August 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Keeley Hawes, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole and Julian Rhind-Tutt are to lead BBC One's new drama The Lady Vanishes. Fiona Seres (The Silence) has adapted Ethel Lina White's novel The Wheel Spins, previously adapted as 1938 film The Lady Vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock. The book tells the story of Iris Carr, a young socialite who encounters the bookish but spirited Miss Froy on a train. However, when she wakes after falling asleep, Iris discovers that her new friend has vanished and is stunned when her fellow passengers deny that Froy ever existed. The 90-minute BBC adaptation will star Selina Cadell (Doc Martin) as Miss Froy, with Tuppence Middleton (Spies of Warsaw) as Iris and Tom Hughes (Silk) as traveller Max Hare. "I am very excited to have such a brilliant cast for The Lady Vanishes (more) »

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