Dolls:Inspired by the everlasting emotions expressed in Japanese Bunraku doll theatre, Dolls weaves three stories delicately intertwined by the beauty of sadness. Bound by a long red cord, a young couple wanders in search of something they have tragically forgotten. An aging yakuza mysteriously returns to the park where he used to meet his long-past girlfriend. A disfigured pop star confronts the phenomenal devotion of her biggest fan. Millennium Mambo:A neon-saturated story about female entrapment in an urban setting populated by hedonistic, angst-ridden characters. Vicky, engrossed by the narcissistic lifestyle of nightclubs and Ecstasy pills is torn between two men: her neurotic and jealous live-in boyfriend she resolves to break-up with as soon as she can drain $500K from their bank account and an enterprising gangster whose presence becomes both a source of trouble and a beacon of salvation Springtime in a Smalltown: A lovingly crafted remake of a 40's Chinese classic, SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN explores a love triangle in a provincial town the year after war has ended with Japan. The eight-year marriage of Dai Liyan (Wu Jun) and Yuwen (Hu Jing Fan) has left them both unfulfilled and distant. An unexpected visitor arrives from Shanghai, a smartly-dressed doctor call Zhang Zhichen (Bai Qing). He's an old schoolfriend of Dai Liyan's and unbeknownst to her husband, Yuwen's childhood sweetheart. Delighted to be re-acquainted with Zhang, the husband believes that his cultivated guest would be a suitable match for his wife's lively school girl sister, Dai Xiu (Lu Sisi). In turn, Yuwen believes that her former flame could be the solution to her own unhappiness. Elegantly shot in long takes and drifting tracking shots by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing (In The Mood For Love, Millennium Mambo), this is a tightly controlled tale of thwarted desires. Summer Palace: From the director of Purple Butterfly & Suzhou River comes Lou Ye's sprawling epic Summer Palace. Yu Hong (Lei Hao) is a rebellious young woman from a small Chinese town transplanted to a politically charged Beijing University in the late 1980s. The country's social turmoil is witnessed through its disaffected youth whose newfound sexuality and activism culminate in violent suppression. Spanning nearly 20 years of Chinese history Summer Palace projects the country's struggle for definition through the eyes and heart of a young woman ill-equipped to handle it. While drifting between the arms of two different men her love fervent for both Yu Hong's existential crisis mirrors that of her nation. Will the chaos of society lead her to its same tragic fate? Last Life in the Universe: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE marks the emergence of Pen-ek Ratanaruang as a world class filmmaker and brings him together with Japanese superstar Asano Tadanobu (ZATOICHI, BRIGHT FUTURE) and legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle (2046, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, RABBIT PROOF FENCE). Together they spin the tale of Kenji, a mysterious librarian who has hidden himself away from society and seems bent on suicide. That is, until he meets Noi, a beautiful young woman who begins to seduce him back to life. If only she wasnt leaving Thailand for Osaka at the end of the weekend. LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE is a poetic tale about the strange way fate has of bringing people together just as their worlds seem on the verge of falling apart.