The cream of Italy's recent output is served here, including a host of festival winners. Oscar entry Terraferma contrasts the stunning Sicilian landscape with issues of seaside poverty and immigration, while the latter topic also crops up in the realist drama Our Life, for which Elio Germano won a Cannes best actor award in 2010. The big winner at the national Donatello awards, We Believed, is a three-hour account exploring Italy's reunification, and for perspective there are classics such as Elio Petri's Oscar-winning 1970 thriller Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion.
Dca, Dundee; Edinburgh Filmhouse; Gft, Glasgow; Eden Court, Inverness, Fri to 26 Apr
Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London
If names such as Sion Sono, Kim Ki-duk and, um, Kevin Spacey, or a summary like, "fish grow legs and attack Okinawa" mean something to you, then this is your kind of festival. It's mostly fresh Japanese and South Korean movies,