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Leviathan

Leviathan wins top Abu Dhabi award

Other double winners include Theeb and Sivas.

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Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic

Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Isshin Inudo. Japan. 2014. 115mins

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EXCLUSIVE: Indie Sales handles rights to Moomins On The Riviera; UK release planned for May 2015.

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