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Friday 15 May
10:00-17:30 European Union MEDIA Programme Info Day at Hotel 1835 White Palms
Followed by EU Media Cocktail (By invitation ONLY)
12:00-14:00 Russian Round Table on Opportunities in Russia for foreign producers
13:30-14:30 Romanina Cocktail in honour of the film Politist Adjectiv directed by Corneliu Porumboiu at the Romanian Pavillion
16:00-18:00 Czech and Slovak welcome Drink at their Pavallion by invitation ONLY
17:00-19:30 Toronto IFF and Ontario Media Development Corporation Cocktail Party at Plage Des Palmes
By invitation Only
17:00-18:00 Short Film Corner Happy Hour in the Film Market for those with festival accreditation
17:30-18:30 Nordic Happy Hour at Scandinavian Terrace 55 La Croisette
By invitation ONLY
17:30-18:30 Turkish Happy Hour at Turkish Market Stand
19:30-21:00 Serbian cocktail in honour of Vladimir Perisic's film Ordinary People at Serbian Pavillion
FNE Screening Alert: Friday 15 May
Dir: Hannu Salonen
National premiere: January 22 2009
Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Allfilm, Estonia
Jarkko Hentula, Juonifilmi, Finland
Philipp Homberg, Homberg Filmproduktion, Germany Wide Eyed Films, Ireland
Tom, an easygoing young boy, ends up in a hospital with a Chechen man Artur, after having saved his life in a bomb explosion. Tom attaches quickly to this mysterious man, helping him to escape from the hospital.
A kind of friendship evolves between them, Artur trying to keep Tom away from his personal war. Tom is thrown into dramatic events that abruptly open his eyes. The chain of death and vengeance seems unstoppable and the question arises if Tom will become a part of it.
Saturday 16 May
BURATINO, SON OF PINOCCHIO
20:00 Buratino, Son of Pinocchio
Dir: Rasmus Merivoo
Planet Kino (Russia)
Maria Carlo, a single woman, wishes for a special child. A space- borne magic seed impregnates her only to give birth to Buratino, a wooden boy, who against her will grows up to be an ordinary brat.
With Artemon, Pierrot and Toivo, his weird band pals, they occasionally sell her buns in posh quarters, where goofing around gives them inspiration for their repertoire. The air-heads fall into the trap of Carabas Barabas, a malevolent billionaire, who seeks for a wooden boy-bomb, inside of whom grow millions of magic seeds. When his world conquering plans cross paths with the pranks of the brats, an unseen chaos ensues. When the heart of Malvina, his gorgeous daughter, is up for grabs, Buratino accepts the challenge!