Scottsdale International Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Scottsdale International Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup
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After a summer of Blockbusters, the Valley should be more than ready to welcome the lineup of 36 international films set for screening this October at the 12th Annual Scottsdale International Film Festival.

The titles of 20 films have been released so far including four Oscar contenders from the 2012 award season.

Get the full list of titles, trailers and event details after the jump.

The five-day fest will feature films from well over a dozen countries including the 2012 submissions to the Best of Foreign Language Film category from Ireland, Albania, Philippines and India.

India's submission, Abu, Son of Jafar tells the story of an elderly Muslim couple and their determination to make the pilgrimage of Hajj. Lead actor Salim Kumar won recognition in India for his portrayal of the aged husband and the film also won the Gold Lotus for Best Film at India's National Film Awards in late 2010.

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From Albania comes Amnesty, recognized at the Berlin Film Festival in the Forum of New Cinema category, a drama about the state of modern Albanian life. Post-Communist Albania has recently begun allowing conjugal prison visits, forcing two spouses to face an ugly reality but also discover a secret love.

 The event begins on Friday, October 5 with screenings running from Saturday to Monday at Harkins Shea 14 Theater, 7354 East Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. For more information and ticket prices visit the film festival website.

Film list:

Abu, Son of Adam (India) Amnesty (Albania) Baikonur (Kazakhstan) The Day I Saw Your Heart (France)

The Finger (Argentina) Henry of Navarre (France) In the Family (USA) Juan in a Million (Chile) The Last Christeros (Mexico) Lucky (South Africa) Mourning (Iran) My Dad is Baryshnikov (Russia)

Nicky's Family (Czech Republic) Policean (Isreal) Shouting Secrets (USA/Switerzland)

Shun Li & the Poet (Italy) Teddy Bear (Denmark) Volcano (Iceland) Well-Digger's Daughter (France) Woman in the Septic Tank (Phillipines)

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