Il prescelto (US). Dir. Neil LaBute, starring Nicolas Cage and Kate Beahan. A policeman finds himself on a Pacific island in the search for the missing daughter of an old lover and has to deal with a neo-pagan tribe in this thriller.
Conciati per le feste (US). Dir. John Whitesell, starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. Seasonal comedy about a man whose new neighbour decides to compete with him for the title of Christmas decoration king.
Cuori (Fr/It). Dir. Alain Resnais, starring Laura Morante and Pierre Arditi. Six characters linked together by bizarre situations in this adaptation of a play by Alan Ayckbourn.
Happy Feet (Au/US). Dir. George Miller (II). Animatin about singing Antarctic penguins.
In viaggio con Evie - Driving Lessons (UK). Dir. Jeremy Brock, starring Julie Walters and Rupert Grint. An shy adolescent with a nagging mother and an Anglican rector father is awoken to the world of art and literature by an irresistible old actress.
Le rose del deserto (It). Dir. Mario Monicelli, starring Michele Placido and Giorgio Pasotti. Drama about the Italian army in 1940s Libya from the great Italian director.
Nativity (US). Dir. Catherine Hardwicke, starring Shohreh Aghdashloo and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Retelling of the nativity tale.
Paradiso + Inferno (Au). Dir. Neil Armfield, starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish. Love story between two heroin addicts set in Australia.