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Films from around the world at the Florida Film Festival

FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON

Saturday, March 29, 1:45 p.m.–3:40 p.m. at Regal

Saturday, April 5, 4:30 p.m.–6:25 p.m. at Regal

Albert Lamorisse's brilliant 1956 children's classic The Red Balloon serves as inspiration. A little boy and his baby sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: Through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon. Featuring Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat). In French with English subtitles. Directed by Hou Hsaio-Hsien. Florida premiere. (2007, France, 115 min.)

I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND

Sunday, April 6, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. at Regal

First brought to life in Bohumil Hrabal's acclaimed novel, this beguiling black comedy explores the glamour of an old-world Prague hotel, delivering what Variety calls, "a saga of opportunism, identity, money, sex and, of course, beer. And sex." A masterpiece for the 21st century. In Czechoslovakian with English subtitles. Directed by Jirí Menzel Florida premiere (Czech Republic, 2006, 120 min.)

JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER

•Sponsored by Metromix Orlando

Friday, April 4, midnight–1:45 a.m. at Regal

Saturday, April 5, 9:30 p.m.–11:15 p.m. at Regal

Plumber Jack Brooks' life couldn't get much worse. Until he awakens an ancient evil while trying to fix rusty pipes for Professor Crowley ( Robert Englund, "Freddy Kreuger" of Nightmare on Elm St.). A throwback to 1980s horror films, filled with just as much gore as humor. Directed by Jon Knautz. East Coast premiere/2nd U.S. showing. (2007, Canada, 90 min.)

JELLYFISH

•Sponsored by Peroni, distributed by Schenck Company

Tuesday, April 1, 9:30 p.m.–10:50 p.m. at Regal

Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m.–2:20 p.m. at Regal

An unsettling, magical and unpredictable film about memory, loss and imagination, the visually witty Jellyfish tells the rich story of three women whose intersecting lives weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Winner of the prestigious Camera d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In Hebrew and French with English subtitles. Directed by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen. Florida premiere. (Israel/France, 2007, 78 min.)

LILI AND THE BAOBAB

•Sponsored by Peroni, distributed by Schenck Company

Friday, April 4, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. at Regal

Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Regal

This compelling, picturesque story reveals a woman (Romane Bohringer) finding herself and the world on an emotional journey of discovery, in a poetic linking of Cherbourg and Agnam, Senegal. A film of uncommon depth, intelligence and beauty. In French and Pulaar with English subtitles. Directed by Chantal Richard. Southeast premiere. (France/Senegal, 2006, 90 min.)

MISTER FOE

Saturday, March 29, 9:45 p.m. –11:20 p.m. at Regal

Monday, March 31, 9:15 p.m.–11:50 p.m. at Regal

Inside the head of disturbed teen Hallam Foe ( Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot) and onto the rooftops and streets of Edinburgh, explore this dark and strange Hamlet/Oedipal dynamic, Scottish-style. A funny and moody coming-of-age story that also boasts a great soundtrack. Directed by David Mackenzie. East Coast premiere. (Scotland/UK, 2007, 95 min., rated R)

MY BROTHER IS AN ONLY CHILD (MIO FRATELLO È FIGLIO UNICO)

•Sponsored by Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Monday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m. at Enzian

Charming and delightful, this film adaptation of Il Fasciocomunista tells a tale of sibling rivalry and brotherly love set against the turbulent Italian 1960s and 1970s, when rousing politics were the order of the day. After the film, head to Enzian's patio to enjoy wine and cheese provided by the evening's sponsor, Olive Garden Italian Restaurants. In Italian with English subtitles. Directed by Daniele Luchetti . (Italy, 2007, 108 min.)

SON OF RAMBOW

Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.–8:35 p.m. at Enzian

Sunday, April 6, 4:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. at Regal

The breakout hit of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Jennings's (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) magical work is a hilariously fresh and visually inventive take on friendship, family, film heroes and the death-defying adventures of growing up in the video age. Directed by Garth Jennings. (UK, 2007, 96 min., rated PG-13)

TELL NO ONE (NE LE DIS À PERSONNE)

•Sponsored by Peroni, distributed by Schenck Company

Thursday, April 3. 7 p.m.–9:05 p.m. at Regal

Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.–4:05 p.m. at Regal

A stylish suspense story in the style of Hitchcock, the film is taut, exciting, intelligent and unpredictable. Mild-mannered pediatrician Alexandre Beck still mourns his murdered wife when his world is shaken with accusation and doubt. Nominated for nine 2007 Cesar Awards (French Oscars), winning four. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Guillaume Canet. Florida premiere. (France, 2006, 125 min.)

TIMECRIMES (LOS CRONOCRIMENES)

•Sponsored by Peroni, distributed by Schenck Company

Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Enzian

Sunday, April 6, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Regal

Hector couldn't resist the time machine ... This feature resembles Primer as made by Roman Polanski on an amphetamine binge — a dizzying, delirious hell-ride of science and natural law gone awry. Terrifying, funny and exhilarating. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo. East Coast premiere. (Spain, 2007, 88 min.)

TUYA'S MARRIAGE

•Sponsored by Peroni, distributed by Schenck Company

Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m.–8:35 p.m. at Regal

Saturday, April 5, 4:30 p.m.–6:05 p.m. at Enzian

Set in the colorful, intriguing and vanishing traditions of Mongolia, practical Tuya decides to divorce her disabled husband on paper and find a suitor who will not only marry her but will agree to take care of her entire family. The suitors line up, but it's no easy task. An international festival prize-winner. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Directed by Wang Quanan. (China, 2006, 92 min.)

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?

Sunday, April 6, 7 p.m.–8:35 p.m. at Enzian

Director Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie, Shopgirl) directs this deeply affecting story about the challenges of coming to terms with the behavior and sins of our parents. Featuring performances by Colin Firth, Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly, Deeply) and Gina McKee (Notting Hill). Directed by Anand Tucker. (Ireland/UK, 2007, 92 min., rated PG-13)

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