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Mary and Max

Mary and Max is a little Australian animated film that tells the story of a little 8-year-old Australian girl who strikes up a very unusual friendship with a 44-year-old Jewish American man living in New York, a relationship that spans 20 years.

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Sasameki Koto

Sasameki Koto is the anime version of the Yuri manga of the same name. It follows Sumika Murasame, secretly in love with her best friend Ushio Kazama, who in turn also likes girls, but never notices Murasame because she’s not her type.

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Thirst (Korean Film)

Thirst is the film by Park Chan-wook, starring famous Korean actor Song Kang-ho as a Catholic priest who becomes a vampire and must fight the urge to give in his animalistic instinct.

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Family Outing

People often say, “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” So what do you get when you put a bunch of celebrities together, and make them act as if they were family? You get Family Outing, a Korean variety program.

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Eva Ayllón – Stockholm, Sweden 2009

It was the night when Peruvian music warmed the cold streets of Stockholm. People inside the concert hall were standing up, dancing and clapping their hands raw. Eva Ayllón had arrived to Stockholm and with her, the joy that is Peruvian music.

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Precious (2009)

Precious tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who happens to be obese, illiterate and pregnant for the second time. She seems to be good at math, but this doesn’t seem to stop the principal of her school from kicking her out and letting her enroll for alternative schooling, where she meets other problem girls as well as Ms. Rain.

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Stockholm Film Festival 2009

This year was the festival’s 20th anniversary, so it was supposed to be a good one. Looking at the movie list, I must say that they didn’t disappoint. There was a great mix of movies from all over the world, although Africa was underrepresented and Asia got a bigger representation.

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Cove, The

Winner of many Best Documentary awards – including the first Critics Awards – The Cove shows how 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered on the Japanese city of Taijii.