Batalla en El Cielo Battaglia nel Cielo (Mexico/France/Belgium/Germany). From 3 Feb. Dir. Carlo Reygadas, starring Marcos Hernandez and Anapola Mushkadiz. When a generals chauffeur and his wife attempt to kidnap a baby and hold it for ransom, things go tragically wrong. Tortured by guilt, the driver begins a complex relationship with the privileged daughter of his boss, who works as a prostitute for pleasure.
Bambi 2 Bambi e Il Grande Principe della Foresta (USA). From 3 Feb. Dir. Brian Pimental. Second installment of the classic childrens cartoon first made in 1942. Bambi is raised by his father after his mothers death at the hands of hunters.
La Cura del Gorilla (It). From 3 Feb. Dir. Carlo A. Signon, starring Ernest Borgnine and Claudio Bisio. An insomniac private investigator tired of being injured in the course of duty accepts what looks like an easy job accompanying an old American actor to a convention.
The Door in the Floor (USA). From 3 Feb. Dir. Tod Williams, starring Elle Fanning and Jeff Bridges. The marriage of a famous New York childrens author is thrown into crisis following the arrival of a summer assistant. Adapted from John Irvings best-selling novel "A Widow for One Year".
Fragile (Spain). From 3 Feb. Dir. Jaume Balaguero, starring Calista Flockhart and Yasmin Murphy. Horror set on the Isle of Man. A childrens hospital is closing down, but bad weather, unexplained broken bones and something sinister the children have seen hamper the operation.
Pride and Prejudice Orgoglio e Pregiudizio (UK). From 3 Feb. Dir. Joe Wright, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. Latest adaptation of Jane Austens Georgian classic in which Mrs Bennet hopes to marry off her five daughters to suitable men.
Per Sesso o Per Amore? (It). From 3 Feb. Dir. Bertrand Blier, starring Monica Bellucci and Edouard Baer. A prostitute tries to leave behind her old world for a lottery-winning boyfriend.
Il Regista dei Matrimoni (It). From 3 Feb. Dir. Marco Bellocchio, starring Sergio Castellitto and Donatella Finocchiaro. The story of the relationship between a cinema director and a Sicilian man who earns a living filming family weddings.
Saddam (It). From 7 Feb. Dir. Max Chicco, starring Riccardo Leto and Mauro Stante. The curiosity of two Italians guarding a mysterious prisoner in Iraqs notorious Abu Ghraib jail gets the better of them.
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Out this week - General releases 1-7 Feb
For cinemas showing the films in English check the daily press.