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I American Splendor The Festival's closmg film. this IS all about the life and crazy times of Harvey Pekar, Cleveland's very own comic book poet. He is the writer of choice of among many others. including Robert Crumb. Starring Paul Giametti and Hope Davies. the film is part documentary. part fiction a lovely companion piece to Ghost World. Odeon 7, Sun 24 Aug, 6pm.

I Viktar Dashuk Programme 1 8. 2 A latter day god in the world of non- fiction filmmaking, this son of Belarus will actually be there at the screenings of his films. Most of his documentaries deal with the histories and testimonies of Eastern Europe. Look out particularly for Vitebsk's Case. a searing vitriolic dance into the mind of a serial killer. Unique. welcome and unmissable. A// Fi/mhouse 2, Thu 27—Sat 23 Aug. Times vary, see index.

I A Thousand Months Joint winner of Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes. this coming of age drama, set in a Moroccan village. is highly tipped to break hearts and win fans. Cameo 7, Thu 21 Aug, 4.30pm. UGC, Sat 23 Aug 9.45pm.

I Man at the Year Brazilian cinema is so hot at the moment after the success of City of God. this tale of a nice young man's transformation into a contract killer might just do as good business. Cameo 7 , Fri 22 Aug, 8pm and Sat 23 Aug 5.30.

I The Terminal Man: The Director’s Cut Fresh from editing Cremaster 2, filmmaker Mike Hodges has re-edited his own 1974 sci-fi curio with extraordinary results. His edit makes you realise just how much the studios back then interfered with his vision. Cameo 7, Fri 22 Aug, 71pm and Sat 23 Aug 3pm.