All films receive two official screenings, and there are a handful of films receiving their second showing over the final days. Among the films being screened this weekend: Argentine director Pablo Trapero's "Rolling Family," the hilariously low-key Mexican film "Duck Season," the offbeat bowling documentary "League of Ordinary Gentlemen," and "Ferpect Crime," the latest from the mad scientist of Spanish cinema, director Alex de la Iglesia.
That's not to say there are only seconds and leftovers. The closing-night film Sunday is the U.S. premiere of the highly touted "The Sea Inside" from filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar, featuring a much-talked-about performance by Javier Bardem. The French Academy Awards submission "Les Choristes" screens once Saturday, and among those films screening twice over Saturday and Sunday are the American independent "Speak," the German drama "Peas at 5:30" and the Brazilian film "The Other Side of the Street," directed by the co-writer of "Central Station," Marcos Bernstein.
Also showing Saturday and Sunday will be all three "Infernal Affairs" pictures -- taut, engaging thrillers featuring two of Hong Kong's best actors, Andrew Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai.